The Day They Kidnapped the Pope
March 23 - April 1
In this comedy by Joao Bethencourt the Pope decides during a visit to New York to take a taxi. The taxi driver, on the spur of the moment, decides to take the Pope home with him, surprising his family and the world by asking for one day of world peace as ransom. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays & Fridays; 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Saturdays. $12 adults; $10 18 & under, $10 groups of 10 or more. Attic Productions, 7490 Roanoke Road, Fincastle. 540- 473-1001. Call the Attic Productions box office for reservations.
Roanoke Railyard Dawgs vs. Columbus Cottonmouths
March 24 - 25
Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Columbus Cottonmouths. 7:05 p.m. $11–20. Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke. 540-853-5490.
The 47th Annual Spring Home Show
March 24 - 26
47th Annual 2017 Spring Home Show, March 24, 2–7 p.m.; March 25, 10 a.m.–7p.m.; March 26, noon–5 p.m. $8. Children 18 and under free. RRHBA Offices – More than 140 home professionals such as builders, remodelers and interior design. Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem. 540- 375-3004.
Spring Fling at Mill Mountain Zoo
Spring is in the air! Come up to Mill Mountain Zoo to celebrate the beginning of spring with activities related to gardening, birding and other fun things to get you thinking about springtime. Enjoy spring themed crafts, get your face painted and of course see our great collection of animal residents. All of the activities are included with regular zoo admission. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. $9 for adults; $7 for kids. Mill Mountain Zoo Roanoke. 540- 343-3241.
Celtic Woman — Voices of Angels Tour
Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents VOICES OF ANGELS a captivating new show for 2017. Featuring many songs from the forthcoming Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards in the group’s award-winning signature style. A true celebration of an incredible journey that has captivated millions, 7:30 p.m. $42–$108. Berglund Center Performing Arts Theatre, 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke. 540-853-5483.
The Velveteen Rabbit at Mill Mountain Theatre
March 25 - April 1
The classic story by Margery Williams explores the ways love can transform lives. The book, first published in 1922, urges children to consider the philosophical question, “What makes something real?” In 2007, the National Education Association named it one of the top Teacher’s Top 100 Books for Children. MMT’s production will feature student performers, designers and technicians. As part of MMT’s continuing initiative connecting theatre and literacy, free books will be available for students. Rated: G For Families Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m.; Saturday, March 25, 2 p.m.; Monday, March 27, 7 p.m.; Friday, March 31, 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission: Pay what you can, Mill Mountain Theatre, 1 Market Square, 2nd Floor, Roanoke. 540-342-5740.