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A kick-off party for the second annual Smith Mountain Lake Dragon Boat Race will be held on Sept. 14.
The Sons of Norway will serve Danish Smorrebrods, open-faced buttered sandwiches with various toppings, for lunch. There will also be Danish pastries.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Party in the Park
Proceeds will benefit local charities, with live music by the The Embers. Next week’s season finale will feature Domino.
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.
Party in Elmwood
A portion of every Thursday’s revenue is donated to local charities. This is the season finale of the event and will feature music by The Fantastic Shakers.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 5:30 p.m. $5; children 12 and under, free. Jefferson Street, downtown Roanoke.
A Taste of Culture: Denmark
The Sons of Norway will serve Danish Smorrebrods, open-faced buttered sandwiches with various toppings, for lunch. There will also be Danish pastries, educational entertainment with Jeffrey Rigdon of Vikings of the Valley, a dramatic reading of the Hans Christian Anderson classic "The Ugly Duckling," a Danish sing-along and more.
This event is presented by Local Colors and Roanoke Parks and Recreation. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free entry. Wells Fargo Plaza, downtown Roanoke.
Blacksburg Brew Do
A craft beer festival with live music by Side Show, The Boatmen, Indian Run Stringband and Poorhouse Pepsteppers and Dirt Road Kings.
In addition to beer tastings, there will also be cooking demonstrations, seminars and more. Noon. Tasting prices vary; designated drivers and youth 13 to 20, $5. First & Main Shopping District, Blacksburg. www.blacksburgbrewdo.com.
Smith Mountain Lake Dragon Boat Race
The second annual Smith Mountain Lake Dragon Boat Race to benefit the Presbyterian Community Center in Roanoke. There will be children’s activities, a carousel, live entertainment and food vendors. First race, 9 a.m. Free. Parkway Marina, 16918 Smith Mountain Lake Parkway, Huddleston.
‘We Are the People Too’
A collection of songs from the 1980s to the present that reminds us all that citizenship is more important than whom you fall in love with. Lyricist Rodney McAllister is a native of Roanoke. This is a Roanoke Pride event. 3 and 8 p.m. $15. Jefferson Center, Roanoke.
SATURDAY >> SEPT. 22
2013 RDC LGBT Film Fest
The second annual film festival presented by the Roanoke Diversity Center will feature 13 films along with many short films, an opening night dinner, auction and fashion show, a special showing of “Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land” with the producer/director Michael Lucas, a Pride Party, and a closing night awards event.
Check the website for full schedule and ticket prices. 202 Market, downtown Roanoke. www.roanokediversitycenter.com.
2013 Star City Latin Dance Festival
9 a.m.: yoga for dancers; 10 a.m.: pachanga and footwork Styling Shine; 11 a.m.: bachata and tango; Noon: special workshop with Franklin Diaz; 2 p.m.: hot salsa pattern; 3 p.m.: workshop with Franklin Diaz; 4 p.m.: get down with cha-cha-cha; 9 p.m.: open Latin dance party. Classes are $18 each or $99 for a full-day pass, the dance party is $12. Jefferson Center, Roanoke.
Olde Salem Days
A festival with more than 400 artists, crafters, food vendors, classic cars on display and entertainers. Presented by the Salem Rotary Club. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Main Street, Salem.
A show featuring top circus performers from around the world and veterans of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Cirque Musica and Cirque du Soleil. The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra provide the show’s musical accompaniment. 8 p.m. $20, $39, $49 or $69. Roanoke Civic Center. 853-5483.
**Take the kids**
Department of State Police Division VI Open House and Safety Day
With police equipment displays and demonstrations, fire trucks, a smokehouse simulator, music, clowns and free food and drinks. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Division VI Headquarters, 3775 W. Main St., Salem. 375-9500.
Parks & Arts
Families are invited to bring a picnic and enjoy performances by Randolph Walker, Larnell Starkey & Spiritual 7 and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and SWVA Ballet’s “Peter and the Wolf.” There will also be face painting and work by kaleidoscope artist Jacob Smith. 2 p.m. Free. Elmwood Park, Roanoke. 853-5652.
Sept. 19: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
7:30 p.m. $32, $36, $42 or $57. Jefferson Center. www.jeffcenter.org. Sept. 21: Lewis Black
8 p.m. $37, $47 or $57. Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre. 853-5483.
Sept. 21: Marine 5K Mud Run
9 a.m. Price varies. Green Hill Park, Salem. www.mudrun.com.
Sept. 21: Hospice Hustle 5K Benefit Run
6 p.m. Price varies. Lexington Golf and Country Club. www.hospicehustle.org.
Sept. 21: Kandinsky Trio Concert Series Opener
7:30 p.m. $20; students, $12. Olin Theater, Roanoke College. 375-2333.
Sept. 21: Bids & BBQ Bash
4:30 p.m. $20; kids, free. Hunting Hills Country Club, Roanoke. 345-1292.
Sept. 22: JDRF Roanoke Walk to Cure Diabetes
12:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Virginia Museum of Transportation. 772-1975.
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