If you are a student who lives in an apartment in Blacksburg, VA you may be looking for something fun (and free) to do around town this week. Here are a few ideas.
Saturday: Free Family Film Fest: "Hook"
10 a.m., Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg
Presented by the Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg and The Lyric Theatre.
Saturday: Drag Me to Church
An all-ages cabaret show dedicated to gender education and the art of drag performance. The best seats in the house are reserved for those who bring an unperishable good for The Drop-In Center’s food pantry. This show will include both male and female impersonators as well as other performances. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke, 2015 Grandin Road S.W., Roanoke. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday: Corey Hunley and the Millionaires
Hunley is a talented singer, songwriter and guitarist who can entertain a crowd as well as anyone around.
Details: 10 p.m. The Blues BBQ Co., Roanoke. Free. facebook.com/BluesBbqCo
Friday: Mohamed Bhana
Electric Chameleon frontman goes solo at a Roanoke brew house.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Soaring Ridge Craft Brewers, Roanoke. Free. 529-2140, soaringridge.com
Friday: Tobacco Apache
Sam Fochtman fronts this Roanoke Valley band plying hard-hitting Americana rock ’n’ roll.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Awful Arthur’s, Roanoke. Free. 344-2997, facebook.com/awfularthursdowntown, tobaccoapache.com
Friday: Southern Shine
This Roanoke Valley duo plays modern and classic country covers.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Awful Arthur’s, Salem. Free. 387-1004, facebook.com/awfularthurssalem, reverbnation.com/southernshine
Saturday: Gabe Morales Trio
This young blues, rock and jazz guitarist gets better practically every time out. Read more in a Roanoke Times story, via http://bit.ly/1xEtd2F
Details: 9:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com, gabemorales.com
Saturday: Little Rodger and the Cheap Thrills
Blues singer Rodger Crowder’s musical lineup includes preaching bluesman Landon Spradlin on guitar and vocals.
Details: 8 p.m. Brambleton Deli & BBQ, Roanoke. Free. 774-4554, facebook.com/BrambletonDeli
Saturday: Surrender Dorothy
Singing drummer Chris Spradlin fronts this act, with originals and rocking covers.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Awful Arthur’s, Salem. Free. reverbnation.com/surrenderdorothyvirginia
Saturday: Americana Afternoon/Americana Open Mic
2 BoBs 4U, Acoustic Reset
The theme for this show is “soft rock.” The Bobs are Dillard and Grubel.
Details: Noon (open mic at 2:30 p.m.) Floyd Country Store, Floyd. Free. 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, acousticreset.com
Saturday: Michael Armstrong
This member of the Key West Band plays solo gigs aplenty.
Details: 4:30 p.m. Flying Mouse Brewery, Troutville. Free. 992-1288, flyingmousebrewery.com
Saturday: JD Sutphin
Madrone frontman plays solo.
Details: 10 p.m. The Blues BBQ Co., Roanoke. Free.
Saturday: Robotic Jive
Hear your favorite pop tunes from the 80s and more from this duo.
Details: 9:30 p.m. Village Grill, Roanoke. Free. 767-0057