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Thursday, February 28, 2013
The basketball players with incredible skills travel to Roanoke as part of the “You Write the Rules” World Tour. Here’s a fun fact about Globetrotter Scooter Christensen: The guard holds the Guinness World Records for spinning a basketball on his head (7.9 seconds) and spinning a basketball on his nose (5.1 seconds). 7 p.m. $23 to $87. Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483.
Community Voices: Thenmozhi Soundararajan
Transmedia artist Thenmozhi Soundararajan will share an evening of stories from her work with communities around the world. She will lead an interactive dialogue with song, digital stories and audience participation about the purpose of stories in community building and explore the links between identity, narrative and community change. 7 p.m. Free. Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg. 231-6775.
TODAY >> SUNDAY
“Eric and Elliot”
In this RCT4TEENS project, a story of hope, healing and the warning signs of depression is told using gentle humor and fantasy. 7 p.m. nightly with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Adults, $18; children, $12. 224-1200.
First Fridays Winterfest
With music by Project 4. 6 p.m. $5. Roanoke City Market Building. www.downtownroanoke.org.
FRIDAY >> SUNDAY
33rd Annual MDA Car Show
An indoor car show with vendors, live music Friday night, a model car contest on Saturday, an outdoor flea market, raffles and a silent auction. Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults, $12; kids 6 to 12, $3; weekend pass, $25. Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483.
Highlander Polar Plunge
Hosted by the Radford City Police with prizes for top fundraisers and outrageous attire. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants must raise a minimum of $30. Dudley's Landing, Bisset Park, Radford. 951-2918.
Hudson Vagabond Puppets: “Mammoth Follies”
Mammoth Follies explores the wonders of evolution in an old-fashioned revue of original songs, witty jokes and Earth-smashing dances performed by giant dinosaur puppets. This program dramatizes historic and scientific facts (as well as some myths) about the great age of the dinosaur. Enormous puppets populate the stage, including your host Willie Mammoth, Smiley the Saber-Toothed Tiger, Bessie the lovable 27-foot long Apatosaurus, Tony and Trixie Triceratops, Terry the Pterodactyl, and the 11-foot tall T. Rex, in a musical trip through pre-history. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Adults, $7; seniors and children, $5. Olin Theater, Roanoke College. 375-2333.
March 7-10: The Power Team
7 p.m. nightly. $2. Community Advent Christian Church, Roanoke. 366-0893.
March 8: Cabin Fever Series
7:30 p.m. $11 advance, $14 day of the show. Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483.
March 8: Bernadette Peters
8 p.m. $49, $43, $25. Salem Civic Center. 375-3004.
March 9: Roanoke Valley Comicon
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5; children 10 and under, free. Salem Civic Center. 375-3004.
March 9: Snarky Puppy's Family Dinner
8 p.m. $34. Jefferson Center, Roanoke. www.jeffcenter.org.
March 9: Floyd Radio Show
7:30 p.m. $10. Floyd Country Store. 745-4563.
March 9: Rainier Trio in Concert
7:30 p.m. $10 advance, $12 door. Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford. 586-4235.
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