Thursday Feb 22 @ 9:00 AM
DMV 2 Go
The Salem Civic Center – This full-service office-on-wheels is ready to help with all of your Virginia DMV needs! Just come on in to the DMV's mobile unit (located in our parking lot) and take care of the following: •Apply/renew your ID card (adults & children) •Apply/renew your driver's license - take road and knowledge tests; get your picture taken; reinstate driving privileges. •Apply for a Veteran ID card. •Get a copy of your driving record. •Obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, transcripts. •Order disabled parking placards or plates. •Get fishing and hunting licenses. •And much more!
Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 25 @ 1:00 PM
ODAC Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament
The Salem Civic Center – Women's Quarterfinals: Thursday, Feb.22 - 1 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm Men's Quarterfinals: Friday, Feb.23 - 1 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm Women's Semifinals: Saturday, Feb.24 - 1 pm & 3 pm Men's Semifinals: Saturday, Feb.24 - 6 pm & 8 pm Women's Championship: Sunday, Feb.25 - 1 pm Men's Championship: Sunday, Feb.26 - 3:30 pm Tickets available for purchase at the door. Tournament Pass = $36.00 Per Session Adult = $12.00 Per Session Student = $6.00 Celebrating its 39th year of operations, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) is one of the nation's largest Division III conferences. The 17-member ODAC, including three associate members, stands as the second-largest multi-sport NCAA Division III conference in the country. Visit www.ODAConline.com for more details.
Thursday Feb 22 @ 2:00 PM
Coco en Español (Spanish Language Version)
Virginia Western Community College – Virginia Western les invita a ver la película de Disney Pixar "COCO" en Español! ¡Cualquiera en la comunidad puede asistir! Gratis! Whitman Theater. (Business Science Building) Rated PG. 2 p.m. y 6 p.m. SPANISH LANGUAGE AUDIO. Great opportunity for students of Spanish and families and friends who speak Spanish. Virginia Western invites you all to see the Disney Pixar Movie "COCO" in Spanish! Anyone in the community can attend! Free! Whitman Theater. (Business Science Building) Rated PG. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. ENGLISH Audio will be shown on FRIDAY, February 23 at 2p.m. and 6 p.m. Contact Natasha Lee with questions at NLee@virginiawestern.edu.
Friday Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM
Pixar's Coco - Free!
Virginia Western Community College – Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary musician. Rated PG. Runtime 1 hour and 45 minutes. English Language Audio. *The Frozen/Olaf movie will NOT be shown before Coco. THREE SHOWTIMES:11 a.m., 2 p.m. AND 6 p.m Everyone welcome, no tickets needed! Whitman Theater (Business Science Building) BYOP! (bring your own popcorn) - but please help keep our theater clean!
Friday Feb 23 - Mar 23 @ 2:00 PM
Beyond Glaze (ages 18+)
Roanoke County, Virginia – In this workshop you will explore the many possibilities of surface beyond glaze including under glazes, under glaze pencils, sgraffito, mishima, shellac resist, stamping, multiple firings, decals and stencils. Students will be encouraged to apply these techniques to enhance their hand built or thrown forms. The desire to explore IS A MUST! Students will need completed green ware and bisque ware for this class. Instructor: Jess Wilson. $78 for 5 weeks
Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
The Harwell Grice Band at H&F
Visit Franklin County, Virginia – Come on down for some local blue grass and country tunes by The Harwell Grice Band!
Friday Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center – Tape Face ‘Every once in a while, something magical reminds us that we all have an inner child that must be fed. Through simple, clever and charming humour aimed at satisfying that hunger, Tape Face has created one of the most accessible and enjoyable shows the world has ever seen. Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. Tape Face has to be seen to be believed. So what does he do exactly? Well, simply mentioning any aspect of this diverse show would be a disservice – the less you know the more you will enjoy this show. Tape Face is a character with universal appeal. Delightful, wry, many-layered and hilarious, he transcends the barriers of language and culture. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream and ultimately end up like Tape Face – lost for words’
Saturday Feb 24 @ 1:45 PM
Student-Led Tours (Inauguration Day)
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University – Come explore the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum with guided tours by current Hollins University students! Tours will be given as part of university-wide programming in honor of the inauguration of President Lawrence. Tours will be given from 1:45-2:15 PM, and again from 2:30-3:00 PM. No RSVP needed.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 6:30 PM
JMU's a cappella BluesTones in concert in Roanoke
Roanoke Catholic School – Pitch Perfect comes to Roanoke as James Madison University's The BluesTones, an award-winning all-female a cappella group, is performing live at Center in the Square on Feb. 24 in a free concert courtesy of Roanoke Catholic School. Wine, beer, soft drinks and concessions will be available for sale. Proceeds benefit Roanoke Catholic's choir and band programs.? The BluesTones have toured extensively on the East Coast, and performed alongside many other a cappella groups including VT Juxtaposition, UVA Academical Village People, AcoUstiKats, The Vanderbilt Melodores, and FSU All-Night Yahtzee. ? You can hear the wonderful ladies of The BluesTones on their numerous albums on iTunes and Spotify, but be sure to check out their ninth studio album, "Blue Blooded", released in December 2017 and produced by James Gammon of James Gammon Productions.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM
Blackberry Smoke live in Rocky Mount, VA - Feb 24
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Saturday Feb 24 @ 8:00 PM
Blue Collar Comedy LIVE downtown Roanoke
Corned Beef and Co. – It's a Star City Comedy Blue Collar Special, this Saturday night February 24th with Roanoke's own Melissa Douty and National Comedy Club Headliner Monte Allen! This is southern style comedy at it's best and we GUARANTEE you will laugh your face off and have a good time. This is a Comedy dinner show, so the full Corned Beef and Co. menu will be available along with adult beverages if you want to eat and drink during the show. (no purchase necessary) Your ticket also includes your admission to stay and party with us after the show for DJ's and dancing upstairs and down for no additional charge. As with all Star City Comedy shows, language and content could be offensive to some guests, so discretion is advised. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8. This is approximately a 90 minute comedy performance. Seating is first come first serve. This is a non-smoking event. We have sold out our last 8 shows in a row so do not wait, get to StarCityComedy.com and reserve your seats in advance! Groups of 8 or more guests receive preferred seating at a private section at no additional charge. Please email us for this consideration at StarCityComedy.com so we can be sure to ensure seating together for your entire group. Big thanks to our sponsors, Azario Salon and Day Spa, Executive Town Car and Limousine, Brambleton Computer, and Hyatt Place Valley View. Hope to see you for the fun!
Sunday Feb 25 @ 8:00 PM
Blackberry Smoke live in Rocky Mount, VA - Feb 25
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Monday Feb 26 @ 8:00 PM
Lucero w/ Jake LaBotz
Harvester Performance Center – When: Monday, Feb 26, 2018 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM) Door Time: 7:00 PM Show Type: Americana You could say we were one of the lucky ones, starting this band in April of ’98 without a clue as to what we were doing. We were getting tired of the steady punk rock and metal diet and we wanted to try our hand at country songs, or do our best Tom Waits/Pogues impersonation. The trick there was that we couldn’t really play our instruments! I had never played guitar before and Ben Nichols (lead singer, guitar) had only played bass in other bands. Finding Roy Berry (drummer) and John C. Stubblefield (bassist) solidified the line up and being hidden away in Memphis allowed us to woodshed, experiment with different sounds and create one that was ours alone. Eventually we got out of town, and playing 250 shows year not only made us tight as a band but as a family as well. We are still one of the few bands out there with the original line up from almost the beginning, and it shows. Picking up Rick Steff on keys allowed us to expand the sound and grow musically. Being able to play whatever we could think up in our heads and having the music we loved and grew up on motivate and inspire us to try new things and take chances. We realized that if you added some horns to Ben’s lyrics that it took it to the next step, from sad bastard country rock to soul and R&B and we realized we were a Memphis band and came by it honest. We have always brought Memphis with us wherever we went and this just proved it. We came out screaming on 1372 Overton Park. Big sound, bigger horns – like a kid with a new toy we put them on everything and loved it! This record was a marked departure from the previous sound and announcement of way things we’re gonna be now! While 1372 Overton Park was written and the horns added after the fact, Women & Work was written with the horns in mind so it was a little less gung ho and was starting to settle in nicely. Women & Work is one of the best modern Southern rock records in my opinion and the song “On My Way Downtown” has almost surpassed “Tears Don’t Matter Much” as the crowd favorite… almost! This brings us to the new record. All A Man Should Do contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written, lyrics that read like chapters from his life on the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world, and musically we are broadening our sound. Working with producer Ted Hutt for a third time at the famous Ardent Studios, we felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them. It’s also the first time we’ve ever put a cover song on a record, with a full band version of big star’s “I Fell in Love with a Girl”, and having Jody from Big Star sing back-up vocals makes it that more special and amazing. This is a Memphis record in the greatest sense and a perfect finish to the three-part love letter to a city that brought us up and made us what we are today. “I was 15 years old in 1989. This record sounds like the record I wanted to make when I was 15. It just took 25 years of mistakes to get it done.” – Ben Nichols “Having Big Star actually sing on your cover of a Big Star song that you’re recording at Ardent Studios – it doesn’t get much more exciting than that.” – Ben Nichols
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 9:00 AM
Selling to the Government Workshop
Roanoke County, Virginia – Are you looking for new sales growth markets? If so, this FREE workshop is for you! Discover the opportunities and steps to connecting to Virginia's $8 billion state government market and the larger federal market. Learn how to run reports to identify agency targets, spend history, and how to get registered with the state and federal government and steps towards SWAM certification. Advanced Registration required at https://www.sbsd.virginia.gov/events/selling-to-the-government-roanoke-virginia/. If you have questions or require additional information, contact Lisa Soltis at the City of Roanoke Economic Development at 540-853-1694 or Jessica Fintel with Roanoke County Economic Development at 540-772-2185. This workshop series is brought to you through a partnership between the City of Roanoke and Roanoke County Economic Development Departments, the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, and the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program.
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 10:00 AM
Marbled Paper Workshop (ages 18+)
Roanoke County, Virginia – Have you ever noticed the fancy swirled fronts and backs of old books? Or maybe, the ends of pages? That is marbled paper and it is easy and fun to make! In this class, you can make your own paper as art, use it in collages or make your own cards. Bring a bagged lunch and give it a try to see how much fun it is! There will be a supplies list sent, once minimum is met, to purchase. $40 workshop.
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 6:30 PM
Paint Your Pet!
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism – Paint a portrait of your beloved furry family member. What? I'm not an artist! Fear not- our artists pre-sketch your pet on the canvas for you from photos that you email to us. Complete with a step by step guide on how to paint your pet. $32 class.
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center – When: Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM) Door Time: 7:00 PM Show Type: Classic Rock General Admission - $40.50 , Gold Section - $54.50 Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975) while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful (#23, 1972). In the late 1970s the band had massive success in Germany, where the "Lady in Black" single was a big hit. Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep had become one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S, where their best-known songs include "Easy Livin'", "The Wizard", "Sweet Lorraine", and "Stealin'".
Wednesday Feb 28 - Mar 21 @ 10:00 AM
Self Defense (ages 13+)
Roanoke County, Virginia – Do you know how to defend yourself from an attacker? Learn how to recognize a potential threat. Learn how to avoid that threat. Learn how to deal with that threat. Learn how to use your body as a weapon, if needed. This is a four week program. Low impact. Simple body movements. Physical limitations are not a problem. Instructor David Ginnings. Four week class. $38
Wednesday Feb 28 @ 1:00 PM
Poetry Reading by Cynthia Atkins
Virginia Western Community College – Please join us at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 2/28 in the Natural Science Center for a special free poetry reading by former Virginia Western faculty member Cynthia Atkins! She is the author of Psyche’s Weathers and In The Event of Full Disclosure, which address themes of mental illness/wellness and family life. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. http://www.cynthiaatkins.com
Wednesday Feb 28 @ 6:00 PM
Roanoke Valley Hokies Chapter Meeting
Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association – Roanoke Valley Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will hold its next meeting! All Alumni, you are welcome to come out and learn about upcoming Socials, Volunteer Projects, Fundraising opportunities and other ways you can network and get involved in the community! We'd love to hear your feedback on some of the events you would like to see as well! We will meet at Sweet Donkey, upstairs Green Room and start promptly at 6pm. If you'd like to attend, we encourage you to RSVP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a good headcount! UT Prosim