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Kandinsky Trio will perform at Roanoke College on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Lewis Black will present his latest show "The Rant is Due" at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Party in the Park
The season finale will feature Domino and proceeds will benefit local charities. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No coolers or pets allowed. 6 p.m. $6; children under 12, free. Daleville Town Center, 90 Town Center St., Daleville.
First and Third Fridays on Franklin
Proceeds benefit local charities and music will be provided by Superhold. This is a 21-and-up event. 5 p.m.
$5; drink tickets, $4. SunTrust Plaza, downtown Roanoke.
FRIDAY >> SUNDAY
Roanoke Greek Festival
With Greek food, music, entertainment, a market place and activities for children. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Free. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Hungtington Blvd., Roanoke. 798-8330.
Kandinsky Trio Concert Series Opener
The Kandinsky Trio begins the second season of its 26th anniversary celebration with new pieces from the 25 x 25 project. This concert will feature commissions by Dan Cavanagh, Hank Hehmsoth and the special premiere of “The Desert Wanderer” by Richard Danielpour. Joseph Haydn’s “Trio in C Major” and Maurice Ravel’s “Trio in A Minor” will complete the program. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. $20; students, $12. Olin Theater, Roanoke College. 375-2333.
18th Annual Marine 5K Mud Run
A 5K with individual and team races, as well as the Pollywog Jog, a shorter version for children 12 years and younger. The event is officiated and hosted by the Roanoke Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment 426. Money raised during this event will benefit kids attending Camp Roanoke and those who benefit from the Marine Toys for Tots campaign. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free for spectators, race fees vary. Greenhill Park, 2501 Parkside Road, Salem.
The stand-up comedian, actor and author (pictured below) will present his latest show: “The Rant is Due.” 8 p.m. $37, $47 or $57. Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. 853-5483.
Bids & BBQ BASH
A family-friendly fundraiser to benefit The Advancement Foundation with a silent auction, activities for kids, live music, food, adult beverages and more. The evening will be poolside at the Hunting Hills Country Club with special guest emcees Becky Freemal of Fox 21/27 and Robynn Jaymes of Star Country 94.9. 4:30 p.m. $20, and children 10 and younger are free with an adult ticket. Hunting Hills Country Club, 5220 Hunting Hills Drive, Roanoke. 345-1292.
JDRF Roanoke Walk to Cure Diabetes
Join the Greater Blue Ridge Chapter for the 21st annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. JDRF raises money for Type 1 diabetes research. 12:30 to 5 p.m. Donations will be collected. Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke. 772-1975.
Wedding and Wine Festival
In addition to various local vendors, there will be wine tastings offered by Attimo Winery and Coltsfoot Winery. There will also be two weddings given away to those who are active duty or reserve military, police officers, EMTs, or firefighters. Noon to 4 p.m. $5 entry, or $20 for wine tasting. Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast, 7535 Lee Hwy., Radford.
SUNDAY >> WEDNESDAY
Night at the Opera Roanoke Fashion Week 2013
A series of events to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network.
Sunday: A red carpet couture event with paparazzi photos and a visit with Antony and Cleopatra. With Opera Roanoke and fashions by Frances Kahn. 3 to 6 p.m. Free. 202 Market, Roanoke.
Monday: A screening of the documentary “Bill Cunningham New York,” accompanied by fashions inspired by the film. Models create their own unique look with fashions by Birdy’s Loft. 6 to 10 p.m. Suggested $5 donation. The Grandin Theatre, Roanoke.
Tuesday: Gentlemen’s fall fashions by Walkabout Outfitters, Buckle, Gap and Davidson’s. 6 to 9 p.m. Free. Billy’s, 102 Market St., Roanoke.
Wednesday: Les Cheveux Salon and Spa will indulge you with hair, makeup and nail treatments. Fitness professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and give demonstrations. 6 to 9 p.m. Donations accepted. 202 Market, Roanoke.
Other events will continue through Sept. 29. For more information, contact FashionistaRoanoke@hotmail.com.
**Take the kids**
Party Power Fun Night
Kids can play on Green Ridge’s 14-foot tall, 35-foot wide inflatable obstacle course (weather permitting) or the preschool bounce house. Register in advance for the Party Rangers’ dance clinic, or come sing karaoke. There will also be a pretzel station and beverages. 5 to 8:30 p.m. $5 per person or $25 per family. Green Ridge Recreation Center, 7415 Wood Haven Road, Roanoke. 777-6300.
Katie’s Place Farm Fest
The third annual event to raise money for Katie’s Place, a nonprofit to help adults with special needs lead more independent lives through a farm setting. There will be activities for kids like a bounce house and face painting, plus master gardener talks about food preservation and gardening. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Rainbow Farms, 221 Welches Run Road, Troutville. email@example.com.
Breakfast with the Animals: Ruminate with the Raptors
How would you like to have the keen eyesight of a bird of prey? Come have breakfast and discover all kinds of neat information about raptors. Children will get to do an easy foam block print of their favorite raptor and an activity sheet inspired by the zoo’s birds of prey. The meal will include a light breakfast buffet. Reservations are required. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Adults, $6 for members or $12 for non-members; children, $4 for members or $8 for non-members; families of four, $15 for members or $30 for non-members. Mill Mountain Zoo, Roanoke. 343-3241.
Sept. 26: Sisters’ Night Out 2013
6 p.m. Free. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Roanoke. 774-2716.
Sept. 26-28: Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival
Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m.; Saturday, noon. Price varies. Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista. www.glenmaurypark.com.
Sept. 27: Sold! A Night at the Auction
6 p.m. $20 advance, $25 door. SML YMCA, Moneta. 721-9622.
Sept. 28: SML Wine Festival
11 a.m. Taster, $20; designated driver, $12. LakeWatch Plantation, Moneta. 721-1203.
Sept. 28: Floyd Oktoberfest
Noon. $20 advance, $25 gate. Chantilly Farm, Floyd. 745-2784.
Sept. 28: Green Hill Medieval Faire & Highland Games
10 a.m. Price varies. Green Hill Park, Salem. 777-6326.
Sept. 28: Harvest Festival
10 a.m. Free. Roanoke City Market. www.downtownroanoke.org.
Sept. 28-29: Fall Home Show
Saturday, 9 a.m.; Sunday, noon. $6; children, free. Salem Civic Center. 375-3004.
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