Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 8/24 to 8/31.

We scoured 17 disparate community calendars (yes, 17) so you didn’t have to.

Concert-goers attend 1964 The Tribute Live at Festival in the Park in Roanoke's Elmwood Park on Sunday, May 29, 2022. PHOTO BY LINDSEY HULL. Have a "recognizably Roanoke" photo for Happenings? Email us at editor@roanokerambler.com for a chance to be featured in this space.

We scoured 17 disparate community calendars (yes, 17) so you didn’t have to. Want to know when the next City Council meeting takes place? Curious about what there’s to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. We list events chronologically. Want to see different formatting/information? Let us know! This weekly listing is accessible to non-subscribers. Especially with pandemic uncertainty, we strongly encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations.

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Ongoing

  • Through Sunday, Sept. 4 — Treasures of American Art from the W. Heywood and Cynthia Fralin Art Collection at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). This exhibit showcases more than 90 pieces of artwork from the private collection of Heywood and Cynthia Fralin. Landscapes, portraits, and still life paintings by such illustrious American artists as Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Robert Henri, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keefe, Norman Rockwell, and John Singer Sargent, among many others, will be on view. For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, August 24

  • 4 to 8:30 p.m. — West End Wednesdays at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring live music, makers, food, drinks, and plant sales, as well as the weekly Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 6 to 7 p.m. — Hot Girl Summer Workout Series presented by Simply Fitness and PLAY Roanoke at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). This rhythmic-based workout will also incorporate body-weight exercises. Join Diane from Simply Fitness every Tuesday and Wednesday for this hot girl workout.  The weekly drop-in rate is $12 and organizers request that participants bring exact change. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Yo.Go.Play presented by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave., SE, Roanoke). This will be an evening of therapeutic movement and meditation that can help relieve stress and open your heart to joy. Register by noon the day of the event by contacting Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 / (800) 422-8482.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GAK! 90s Tribute at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Thursday, August 25

  • 7.30 to 9 a.m. — State of the City Address at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (110 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to register in advance. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Live music: Eric Wayne Band at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem).
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Networking: Business After Hours at the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce (118 E. Lee Ave., Vinton). Features live music by Tommy Gill, food, and cold beverages. For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. —  Party in the Park featuring Band of Oz sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). KEFI and Fat Bean Taco will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic food at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Virginia Latino Advisory Board Listening Session at Casa Latina (3110 Pioneer Rd. NW, Roanoke). The Virginia Latino Advisory Board (VLAB) wants to engage in dialogue around issues and priorities related to Virginia’s Latino communities. This dialogue will happen in English and in Spanish. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Creek Freaks Skills Session on the Roanoke River Blueway at Rotary Park (1706 Electric Rd., Salem). This is an opportunity to practice paddling skills. It is not a formal lesson, everyone should bring their own boats, and all boaters are responsible for their own safety. For more information, visit this link.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Alex Cano Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, August 26

  • 5 to 8 p.m. — Mexican Night Pop-Up at Crystal Spring Grocery Co. (2205 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke). Features live music, tacos, and beer-ritas. Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 to 11 p.m. — WA Fest at Wilderness Adventure (11176 Peaceful Valley Rd., New Castle). Also featuring camping, food, and guided adventures for the family. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Grandin Chillage at the Grandin Village’s Old Texaco Station (1514 Grandin Rd, Roanoke). Live music from JoJo Stockton & Solacoustix, food from Mama Jean’s BBQ, Two Roosters, and Rookies, adult beverages, and family entertainment. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Kayleigh Mathews at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke).
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Gov’t Mule & Trombone Shorty presented by the Budweiser Summer Series at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your advance tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Mantras at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, August 27

  • 9 a.m. — A Space to Move Through: Yoga for Grief at Evergreen Burial Park (1307 Summit Ave., Roanoke). Bring your own mat and water bottle. Visit this link for more information.
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Green Hill Highland Games at Green Hill Park (2501 Parkside Dr., Salem). Featuring music, celtic clans, food and craft vendors, and traditional Scottish athletics and heavy lifting competitions. For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Zero Waste Pop-Up Event presented by Sustainable Roanoke at Chris’s Coffee & Custard (1824 9th St. SE, Roanoke). There will be bulk sales of liquid hand soap, dish soap, all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, and laundry sheets.  Customers are asked to bring their own containers. Call 540-588-2032 for more information.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Downtown Roanoke Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Roanoke. Check out the sale items at this end of summer event. Find more information, including a complete list of participating retailers, at this link.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. — Creekfest ’22 Craft Beer & Music Festival at Twin Creeks Brewpub (1 Old Salem Turnpike Rd., Roanoke). Featuring beer, music, and food vendors. Visit this link for more information.
  • Noon to 7 p.m. — Wing Fest at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 1 p.m. — Auditions: The Nutcracker presented by Southwest Virginia Ballet at Star City School of Ballet (1005 Industry Ave. SE, #7A, Roanoke). Dancers who have been en pointe for at least two years are invited to audition for Southwest Virginia Ballet’s 2022 performance of The Nutcracker. Roles are also available for dancers with less dance experience, with those auditions to follow on Sunday, August 28. Visit this link for more information and to register to audition.
  • 1:30 to 11 p.m. — WA Fest at Wilderness Adventure (11176 Peaceful Valley Rd., New Castle). Also featuring camping, food, and guided adventures for the family. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 2 to 5 p.m. — Dog Days of Summer 3 presented by the Town of Vinton at Lancerlot Sports Complex (1110 Vineyard Rd., Vinton). Features an adopt-a-thon with local animal shelters, plus the ice rink will be turned into a cool dog park. The outdoor swimming pool will also be open for dogs and their owners. For more information, visit this link.
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — 2022 Pulled Pork Event at Back Creek Fire & Rescue Company 11 (7125 Bent Mountain Rd., Roanoke). This fundraiser benefits the Back Creek Fire & Rescue, which is a volunteer and career fire department located between Bent Mountain and Cave Spring. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Palmyra at Fork in the Alley (2123 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Brews & Bubbles presented by the Roanoke Higher Education Center Foundation to benefit the Roanoke Higher Education Center Scholarship Fund to be held On the Glen on Glenburn Farms (2353 Hammond Dr., Vinton). This summer celebration features specialty cocktails, food, live music, a photo booth, and a silent and live auction. Find more information and purchase your tickets for this 21+ event at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Low Low Chariot at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Fuzzy Logic presented by Mingle at the Market at the Vinton Farmers Market (204 W. Lee Ave., Vinton). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Symphony Under the Stars presented by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: “Head in the Clouds” with Dylan Dent, Taye the Truth, Vaughan, and VG at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. — William Fleming Reunion 90s Party at Berglund Hall (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Mantras at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, August 28

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Bow Wow Brunch to benefit Angels of Assisi at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Features a catered brunch by 3112 Catering, live music, raffle, BARKcuterie board, and photos of your dog. Advance tickets must be purchased online. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — WA Fest at Wilderness Adventure (11176 Peaceful Valley Rd., New Castle). Also featuring camping, food, and guided adventures for the family. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • Noon to 4 p.m. — Sycamore Sundays at Sycamore Snacks (1900 Dutch Oven Rd., Roanoke). Features an artisan market. Visit this link for more information.
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — The Greater Virginia Bridal Show at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 2 p.m. — Auditions: The Nutcracker presented by Southwest Virginia Ballet at Star City School of Ballet (1005 Industry Ave. SE, #7A, Roanoke). Dancers ages 7-18 are invited to audition for Southwest Virginia Ballet’s 2022 performance of The Nutcracker. Roles available include reindeer, mice, party guests, and more. Dance experience is preferred but not required. Visit this link for more information and to register to audition.
  • 4 to 5 p.m. — Racial Truth and Reconciliation Prayer Vigil at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (1st St. NW, Roanoke)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: An Evening with Maestro David Stuart Wiley at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake (301 Ivy Ln., Union Hall). Find more information at this link. ($)

Monday, August 29

  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Free Yoga for the People at the main Roanoke Public Library (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Writing Out Loud at Roanoke Diversity Center (425 Campbell Ave. SW, Roanoke). Lee Hunsaker of Hoot and Holler Stories will lead this supportive, inspiring, and nurturing story sharing and writing workshop. No writing experience is necessary. Registration is required for this event. Visit this link for more information and to secure your seat.

Tuesday, August 30

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Women of the Chamber Luncheon Series: Growing into Business Leaders with Special Guest Speaker Regina Cook presented by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce at Holiday Inn Valley View (3315 Ordway Dr. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 5:45 p.m. — The Famous Tuesday Night Beer Ride, starting at Twin Creeks Brewing Co. (111 S Pollard St., Vinton). Ride the 20-mile regular or lowlander options, and return to Twin Creeks for a burger and a brew when you’re finished. Find more information here.
  • 6 p.m. — Fleet Feet Pub Run & Walk at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Walk or run with the Fleet Feet family; 1, 3, and 5 mile routes are available, and participants can scale the distance or pace to their own needs. Check in at the Fleet Feet tent when you arrive. Visit this link for more details.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Seph Custer & The Flat Breaks at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, August 31

  • 4 to 8:30 p.m. — West End Wednesdays at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music, makers, food, drinks, and plant sales, as well as the weekly Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Pints and Pups with a Purpose at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem). For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Yo.Go.Play presented by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave., SE, Roanoke). This will be an evening of therapeutic movement and meditation that can help relieve stress and open your heart to joy. Register by noon the day of the event by contacting Carilion Direct at (540) 266-6000 / (800) 422-8482.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Ben Trout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)