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Big Daddy Weave
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Big Daddy Weave
With special guests Mikeschair and Citizen Way. 6 p.m. $17, $22 or $32. Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre, Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483. Read more about the concert from Tad Dickens.
Tau Beta Sigma presents an a cappella concert featuring some of Virginia Tech's premiere a cappella groups. 8 p.m. $5. Squires Recital Salon, Virginia Tech. email@example.com.
An exclusive performance of John Cage's "STEPS" with The Mountain Lake Workshop and narration by Ray Kass, Adjunct Curator of Southeastern American Art. Each individual step of a dance performance is recorded in paint to transform the movement into a work of art. See art in the making and experience the human involvement with which it is created. 6:30 p.m. Museum members and students, free; non-members, $8. Taubman Museum of Art, downtown Roanoke. www.taubmanmuseum.org.
First Fridays Winterfest
This 21-and-up event will have music by Fuzzy Logic. 6 p.m. $5. Roanoke City Market Building. www.downtownroanoke.org.
FRIDAY >> SATURDAY
This judged quilt show will have a special exhibit featuring the guild challenge quilts with the theme, "How I Celebrate Quilting." In addition to having more than 150 quilts on display, there will also be an exhibit by featured artist Linda Fiedler, vendors, a block challenge, a give-away, and a viewers' choice award. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. $5. Roanoke Civic Center Exhibit Hall. www.starquilters.org/quilt-show/.
FRIDAY >> SUNDAY
Spring Home Show
With over 160 local home related businesses displaying and selling their products and services. Steven Katkowsky, a TV personality and home design expert, will present seminars on creating more space and creative ideas. Kids can participate in Lowe's Build and Grow projects, and the retailer will also be giving away white pine seedlings on Saturday. Admission is good all weekend with a hand stamp. Friday, 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. $8; youth under 18, free. Salem Civic Center. www.thespringhomeshow.com.
Cupcakes & Cocktails for a Cause
This 21-and-up event is a kick-off party for Big Hats & Fabulous Pumps: The Fight Against Domestic Violence, which is happening on April 21. There will be cocktails, cupcakes, fashion and giveaways. All proceeds will benefit TAP-Sabrina's Place, a supervised visitation and exchange program that serves victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. 4 to 10 p.m. Free. Penny Deux Lounge, 611 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke. 355-9422.
American Championship Wrestling
We Care presents pro wrestling with Jimmy "Boogie Woogie Man" Valiant and Sgt. Jim Nelson versus The Bad Dogs. Other events include Scott Weddle versus Jamie Wright, Ric Kelly versus Aubrey Wright, and appearances by Bad News Holland, Jody Osboure, Jenny Jannetty and more. 8 p.m. $8; children 10 and under, $5; pre-school students, free. Benjamin Franklin Middle School, 225 Middle School Road, Rocky Mount. 389-5891.
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Choral Fantasy
Featured in the movie "The King's Speech," Beethoven's seventh symphony opens this all Beethoven programs. A full chorus joins the orchestra for the "Choral Fantasy" and "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage." 8 p.m. Students, $8; general public, $22 to $52. Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre, Roanoke Civic Center. www.rso.com.
Eat Fresh, Eat Local
Find out about being a "locavore" for your health, the local economy, and the environment with Deb Chappell, a Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent. 7 p.m. Free. Bent Mountain Fire Station, 9606 Bent Mountain Road, Bent Mountain. 929-4377.
Take the kids
City Market Saturdays
A kid-friendly cooking demo presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension with music by Tenured Soul. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with demo beginning at noon. Free. Historic Roanoke City Market. www.downtownroanoke.org.
April 11: Broadway in Roanoke: "Dreamgirls"
7:30 p.m. $32, $42 or $57. Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. 853-5483.
April 11: Golden Halo Award Ceremony
5:30 p.m. $50. Jefferson Center. www.jeffcenter.org.
April 12: Bobby McFerrin
8 p.m. $49, $54, $60 or $75. Jeffer-son Center. www.jeffcenter.org. April 12: Roanoke Book and Author Dinner
April 12: Roanoke Book and Author Dinner
7 p.m. Price varies. Hotel Roanoke. 200-5134.
April 12-14: Blue Ridge Bike Fest
Friday, 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. $15; children, $5. Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483.
April 13: New River Brewfest
Noon. $20 advance, $25 day of. Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast, Radford. www.nesselrod.com.
April 13: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
8 a.m. Registration price varies. River's Edge Sports Complex, Roanoke. 400-8222.
April 13: Lexington Scots-Irish Heritage Festival
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3 to $5. Rockbridge County High School. 464-6545.
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