Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 8/31 to 9/7.

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

Golden Cactus Brewing in Roanoke. 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.
  • From Thursday, Sept. 1 through September 30 — Roanoke’s International Restaurant Month presented by Roanoke City as part of Welcoming Week. Throughout the month, visit various local restaurants, have your Restaurant Month passport stamped and enter to win prizes. For more information and to print your passport, 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. ($)

Thursday, September 1

  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Meeting of Bus Riders of Roanoke Advocacy Group at Gainsboro Branch Library (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. —  Party in the Park with The Embers featuring Craig Woolard sponsored by Delta Dental in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Salty’s Lobster & Co. and Munsey’s Smoke Shack will be on hand, dishing up some fantastic food at this family-friendly event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Live music: The Chuck Johnson Experience at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Bike-Packing 101 at Cardinal Bicycle (1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Learn best practices for bike-packing from Cardinal experts Liesebet Tausch and Bob Stinnette. Participants are asked to RSVP in advance. Find more information at this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Cover Cropping Your Home Garden presented by Carilion Clinic at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave. SE, Roanoke). Pre-registration is preferred. Find more information at this link.
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Creek Freaks Skills Session on the Roanoke River Blueway at Rotary Park (1706 Electric Rd., Salem). This is an opportunity to practice paddling skills. It is not a formal lesson, everyone should bring their own boats, and all boaters are responsible for their own safety. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board Public Hearing in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find the agenda and more information at this link.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Creative Conversations: Small Business Meet Up presented by Humble Hustle Company at The Collective (601 11th St. NW, Roanoke). This event focuses on the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs in the Roanoke area. Features food and great conversation. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: Palmyra and Dogwood Tales at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Brad Heller & The Fustics at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, September 2

  • 9 a.m. — Friday Coffee Club Ride starting at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave., Roanoke). Meet local road cyclists at this weekly coffee club ride.
  • 5 p.m. — Live music: The Kings presented by First and Third Fridays (Downtown Roanoke, Franklin Road between S. Jefferson St. and Williamson Rd.). This is a 21+ event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Late Nights: Artemis Journal Launch and Poetry Reading at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Featuring a cash bar, open galleries, poetry readings, performances from Southwest Virginia Ballet, and artwork from painter Steven Kinney. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Jenn Bertiaux as part of the Friday Food Truck & Tunes event at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Bee Gees Gold Tribute at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 6 to 11:45 p.m. — College Football Kickoff Block Party presented by 202 Social House in Downtown Roanoke (202 Market St. SE, Roanoke). Features music from Five Dollar Shake and DJ Flex, as well as adult beverages and outdoor dining, in honor of Virginia Tech’s first football game of the season.
  • 6:30 to 9 p.m. — Glow Cross presented by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation at the Fallon Park Cyclocross Course (2116 Dale Ave. SE, Roanoke). Junior and Recreational riders will start at 6:30 p.m.. For those wanting to race in the dark, the night race begins at 8 p.m. The course is a one mile, mixed surface, CX course. Riders must be at least eight years old. For more information and to register, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The King of Mars at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Essential Soul: My Covid Experience facilitated by Bryan “Harvest Blaque” Hancock and presented as part of Carilion Clinic’s Healing Arts program at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave. SE, Roanoke). Share your own visual art, creative writing, songs, movement, or poetry at this event. Pre-registration is preferred. Find more information at this link.
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 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, September 3

  • 7 a.m. — Camp Bethel PEP! 5K Run/Walk at Camp Bethel (328 Bethel Rd., Fincastle). This race course covers roads, fields, and forests. For more information, visit this link. ($).
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — 35th Annual Roanoke Valley Mopar Car Show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem).Visit this link for more information.
  • 10 a.m. — Disc Golf Challenge at the Salem Red Sox Stadium (1004 Texas St., Salem). The open course will run from 10 a.m. to noon, with a Circuit Challenge Event to follow at 1 p.m. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • Noon — Roanoke Labor Day Parade presented by Western VA Labor Federation along Campbell Ave. in Downtown Roanoke (between 201 W. Campbell Ave. and Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 3 to 9 p.m. (Gates open at 2) — Smith Mountain Lake Live Music Festival 2022 at The Coves at Smith Mountain Lake (301 Ivy Ln., Union Hall). Features live music, vendors, and food trucks. Find more information, including a complete performance schedule, and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live Music: The Bogeys presented by the Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Sam Gyllenhaal Band at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Beex / Cinémathèque / Ex Parents at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Solacoustix at Crescent City Bourbon and Barbeque (19 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke).
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Illbotz & Jackal Tickets at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, September 4

  • Noon to midnight — End of Summer Block Party presented by The Hatch at the Roanoke City Market Building (32 Market St. SE, Roanoke). Features music by DJ Flex, Low Low Chariot, Solacoustix, and Billingsley on an outdoor stage. Find more information at this link.
  • 3 to 5 p.m. — First Draft: A Generative Writing Workshop and Community Potluck presented by War on Books and Ursula’s Cafe at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Everyone is welcome. Take food, something to write with, or just yourself. Find more information and reserve your spot at this link.

Monday, September 5

  • 9 a.m. — Roanoke City Council meeting briefings in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council regular agenda meeting in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke)
  • 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.

Tuesday, September 6

  • 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 8 p.m. (sign ups start at 5:30) — Front Lines Open Mic Night at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 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  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, September 7

  • 10 a.m. — Roanoke City Towing Advisory Board meeting in the 4th Floor City Council Conference Room at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 p.m. — Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Audit Committee at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Author Event: “Building Understanding” presented by Henry Yampolksy at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE, Roanoke). Yampolksy is a professional mediator and will discuss his new book, “Dis-Solving Conflict from Within: An Inner Path for Conflict Transformation.” Find more information and purchase Yampolksy’s book at this link.
  • 7 to 8:15 p.m. — Live music: United States Navy Band 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.
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Todd Snider with Lily Winwood at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Rossdafareye at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)