Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 8/3 to 8/10.

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

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 Saturday, Aug. 6 — Cheers for 30 Years at the Salem Museum (801 E Main St., Salem). Celebrate the Salem Museum’s 30th Anniversary with a collection of its most favored artifacts and stories. Visit this link for more information, including hours of operation.
  • Through Sunday, Aug. 14 — T-Rex Trail at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd Milepost 115, Blue Ridge Parkway), to benefit Center in the Square and Explore Park. Open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays), this half-mile wooded path includes 18 animatronic dinosaurs from four different eras, a dino-dig pit, and photo opportunities. For more information and operating hours, visit this link. ($)
  • 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 3

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show presented by the Roanoke Kennel Club at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Dogs and handlers compete for top honors. Vendors will also be on site. Find more information at this link.
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 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 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. 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. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Shaun Martin Trio with the PRVLG at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Last Real Circus at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, August 4

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show presented by the Roanoke Kennel Club at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Dogs and handlers compete for top honors. Vendors will also be on site. Find more information at this link.
  • 3 to 4 p.m. — Architectural Review Board Meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building  (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. —  Party in the Park featuring Jim Quick & Coastline sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Salty’s Lobster & Co. and Kefi will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic food at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live Music: Empty Bottles presented by Party at the Pavilion at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 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 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Citizens’ Dead at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6:30 p.m. — Franklin County Bike Rodeo at Waid Park (701 Waid Park Rd., Rocky Mount). This family-friendly event will feature a skill development loop and demo bikes. Bring your bike and helmet. For more information, visit this link.
  • 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.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Annie Get Your Gun (Stone)” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets here. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jake Retting Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, August 5

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show presented by the Roanoke Kennel Club at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Dogs and handlers compete for top honors. Vendors will also be on site. Find more information at this link.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live Music: Fuzzy Logic presented by the Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 5:30 to 8 p.m. — Botetourt County Fair at Buchanan Fair Grounds (550 Lowe St., Buchanan). Friday night features a beer garden and live music by Western Justice. Find more information at this link.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Cimmaron presented by Salem after 5 at the Salem Farmers Market (3 E. Main St., Salem). ($)
  • 5 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Led Head presented by First Fridays (Downtown Roanoke, Franklin Road between S. Jefferson St. and Williamson Rd.). This is a 21+ event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Tail Light Rebellion at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave., Roanoke).
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Late Nights: Emerge at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE., Roanoke). Featuring local music bingo and Tik-Tok dances from two local dance companies, this event will highlight some of Roanoke’s emerging musical acts. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jason Long at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 to 11:50 p.m. — Big Lick Comic Con 90s Party at Awful Arthur’s (108 Campbell Ave. SE., Roanoke). Featuring trivia, a DJ, karaoke, and a 90s costume contest. Visit this link for more information.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — The Charcuterie Experience at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). This guided charcuterie experience includes instruction, tasting, and wine. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition: presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Darryl Hall with Special Guest Todd Rundgren at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Annie Get Your Gun (Stone)” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets here. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW., Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Gasoline Alley at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, August 6

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show presented by the Roanoke Kennel Club at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Dogs and handlers compete for top honors. Vendors will also be on site. Find more information at this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Botetourt County Fair at Buchanan Fair Grounds (550 Lowe St., Buchanan). Saturday activities includes youth livestock show, agricultural demonstrations, a livestock and poultry auction, and vendors. Find more information at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Blue Ridge Potters Guild Free Demonstrations at the Salem Museum & Historical Society (801 E. Main St., Salem). Watch potters demonstrate their techniques and create unique pieces. Find more information and a complete schedule at this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Book signing: NEWS! by Dan Smith at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE., Roanoke). Smith’s second novel is a coming of age story about a young sportswriter. Find more information at this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food and Cultural Tour hosted by Tour Roanoke. Meet at the Hotel Roanoke, main lobby (110 Shenandoah Ave. SW, Roanoke). Accompanied by local tour guides, visit six iconic restaurants in downtown Roanoke, while learning about our city’s rich cultural history. For more information and to book in advance, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Oyster & Lobster Fest at Harvest Moon Marketplace (14917 Moneta Rd., Moneta). Visit this link for more information.
  • 11 a.m to 6 p.m. (Doors open for VIP ticket holders at 10) — Big Lick Comic Con presented by Bank of Botetourt at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Features ​​exhibitors from comic vendors, artists, celebrity guests, and more. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Annie Get Your Gun (Stone)” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets here. ($)
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Charissa Joy presented by the Virginia Museum of Transportation’s Music by the Tracks series. ($)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Cocktails & Creators at Brady’s Distillery (711 Pocahontas Ave. NE., Roanoke). Features a meet and greet with Ron Marz, cocktails, and appetizers. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Glam’r Kiti at Twin Creeks Brewing Company (111 S. Pollard St., Vinton). Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Black Mountain Revival presented by the Summer Music Series at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing (11176 Peaceful Valley Rd., New Castle). Food and beverages will be sold on site. Show up early to enjoy tubing, ziplining, or other activities for an additional fee. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — “Brand New Day” presented by Virginia Children’s Theatre at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). VCT will perform a variety of songs and dances celebrating diversity and the beauty of the human spirit. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7 to 10 p.m. — International Wine Festival at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE., Roanoke). Sample wines from around the world, enjoy live music, and taste hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Shakedown Street Party at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). This event will feature music by The Dead Reckoning, The Kind, and LadyCouchGarciaBand with performances on two stages. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Solacoustix at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd St. SW., Roanoke).
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Jocelyn & Chris at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)

Sunday, August 7

  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Mountain Valley Cluster Dog Show presented by the Roanoke Kennel Club at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Dogs and handlers compete for top honors. Vendors will also be on site. Find more information at this link.
  • 11 a.m to 5 p.m. — Big Lick Comic Con presented by Bank of Botetourt at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Features ​​exhibitors from comic vendors, artists, celebrity guests, and more. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 2 and 5 p.m. — “Brand New Day” presented by Virginia Children’s Theatre at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). VCT will perform a variety of songs and dances celebrating diversity and the beauty of the human spirit. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 2 p.m. — “Disney’s High School Musical: One Act Edition” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). Join Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High in this smash hit musical based on the Disney Channel movie of the same title. Full of family fun and fabulous music, Disney’s High School Musical: One Act is perfect for students of all ages. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Annie Get Your Gun (Stone)” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets here. ($)
  • 6 to 9:30 p.m. — Wine & Death Murder Mystery Party at Well Hung Vineyard (402 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Drivin N Cryin with Katy Guillen & The Drive at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link to find more information and purchase your tickets. ($)

Monday, August 8

  • 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.
  • 8 p.m. — Industry Night at Sidecar (411 1st St. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.

Tuesday, August 9

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.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.
  • 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.
  • 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 $12 and organizers request that participants bring exact change. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Roanoke City School Board meeting at Patrick Henry High School (2102 Grandin Rd. SW., Roanoke).
  • 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: GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, August 10

  • 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 7:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates Meeting in Room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke)
  • 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 8 p.m. — Live music: Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music. 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. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Verses (114 A Kirk Ave., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians. For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Melissa Mesko at Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ (19 Salem Ave. SE., Roanoke).
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Last Real Circus at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 First St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.