63rd Annual Vinton Dogwood Festival
April 25 - 29
A fun-filled festival in Downtown Vinton featuring five-days of carnival fun by Coles Shows and nightly entertainment stage. .Activities on April 28 include the annual parade, entertainment stages, games, crafts, vendors, free children’s activity area, antique car show and more. The oldest continuous festival in the valley. Times: From: 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Admission: Free,
Town of Vinton 311 S. Pollard Street Vinton, VA 24179,
Phone: (540) 983-0613.
A Chorus Line
April 25 - May 13
Hopeful, heartbreaking and hilarious, A Chorus Line tells the personal stories of 17 dancers auditioning for eight spots in the chorus of a new Broadway show. Through song and dance, they describe the families, jobs and tough times that shaped their lives and careers. Unforgettable songs by Marvin Hamlisch include “What I Did for Love,” “At the Ballet” and the joyous finale “One.” Produced in agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. Wed.-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 p.m. Adults $25-$38; Youth $20.
Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage, 1 Market Square, Second Floor, Roanoke.
17th Annual Sounds of the Mountains Storytelling and Music Festival
April 27 - 28
The 17th annual Sounds of the Mountains Festival combines the magic of storytelling and music with the peace and beauty of Camp Bethel. Kevin Kling, Odds Bodkin, Sheila Arnold Jones and Jim May provide entertainment. Enjoy the musical performance of The Company Store Band, a variety of food vendors and a Friday campfire with s’mores. Ticket options include full weekend, day-only and a family rate. Fri., Apr. 27, 5:30-9:45 p.m. and Sat., Apr. 28, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. $12-$35.
Camp Bethel Summer Camp and Event Center, 328 Bethel Road, Fincastle.
(540) 992-2940. soundsofthemountains.org
Party for the Planet
Come celebrate Earth Day with a Party for the Planet at Mill Mountain Zoo. Enjoy fun activities for the whole family. See our wonderful collection of animals, including vulnerable or endangered species and chat with zookeepers. Participate in neat earth friendly art activities and learn what you can do to help the planet. All activities are included with zoo admission.11 a.m.-4 p.m. $9 Adults. $7 Children. Mill Mountain Zoo, Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke. (540) 343-3241. mmzoo.org/experiences/events/
Urban Bush Women: “Hair and Other Stories”
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, artistic director for more than 30 years, choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s company, Urban Bush Women, has given expression to the vitality and boldness of African American women. “Hair and Other Stories” is a multidisciplinary work addressing matters of race, gender identity and economic inequality in the lives of African American women. The company has made an indelible mark on the field with bold, innovative, demanding and exciting works that challenge long-held assumptions about women, people of color, body types, movement styles, society and history. The company weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture and spiritual traditions of African Americans and the African diaspora. This program was made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 7:30 p.m. Category A $45; Category B $35; Category C $20. $10 students with ID and children 18 and under.
Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg.
April 28 - 29
Kimoyo Cup is partnered with Kimoyo Ltd that help children in Ghana, Africa, play better soccer. We will have collection boxes throughout the complex that you can donate any used soccer gear! Kimoyo Ltd will help us get any of the soccer gear we collect to the kids in Ghana who play soccer. Times: See website for details,
Location: Countryside Sportsplex 2102 Highland Farm Road Roanoke, VA 24017,
Phone: (540) 345-7820. roanokestar.com/tournaments