If you live in an apartment in Roanoke, VA there are loads of events taking place this weekend in and around town. Here are just a few:
Art by Night
Featuring exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, live music and interactions with local artists. More than 120 artists participate in conjunction with 10 downtown Roanoke galleries. 5 to 9 p.m. Free. Downtown Roanoke. www.roanokeartbynight.com.
The Music of Pink Floyd
A Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Jeans ’n Classics collaboration featuring all Pink Floyd music from “The Wall” and “Dark Side of the Moon.” 7:30 p.m. $29 to $80; students, $8. Salem Civic Center. www.rso.com.
The Color Run
The Color Run is a 5K, untimed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. 8 a.m. Price varies. Salem Civic Center. www.thecolorrun.com/roanoke-salem/2014-04-05/.
Bull & Oyster Fest
Benefit for Rockbridge Area Health Center. Food by HogBack Mountain Competition Barbecue Team; music by Gary Ruley & Muletrain and champion guitar flat picker Larry Keel. 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door; children under 4, free; $20 for children ages 5-12. Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington. 464-8700, www.rockahc.org.
Lex Allen Literary Festival
Featuring readings by the following acclaimed authors: Karen McElmurray, Hollins’ Louis D. Rubin Jr., Writer-in-Residence for 2014; Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, author of “Black Swan”; and Ben Lerner, author of several full-length poetry collections. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Hollins University, Roanoke. 362-6451.
Southwest Virginia Ballet Presents: “Coppelia”
“Coppelia” is a romantic comedic ballet based on stories by E.T.A. Hoffman. The setting is in a European village in the late 1800s. It is a story about a beautiful young girl, Swanhilda; her fiance, Franz; the doll-maker, Dr. Coppelius; and the doll, Coppelia. Saturday, 7 p.m. and 2 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $15 to $25. William Fleming High School, Roanoke. www.svballet.org/.
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Matching Challenge
A 5K run and 1-mile walk followed by the After Challenge Brew Tasting Bash. The Salvation Army Matching Grant Challenge is an urgent campaign to recoup losses from kettle revenue, which was impacted by a shortened holiday season, and to meet the challenge of one generous donor, who will match revenues up to $58,000. The After Challenge party features Parkway Brewing Co. brews, Big Lick Barbecue and Hot Gossip Blues Band. 3 p.m. Price varies. Grandin Village, Roanoke. www.salvationarmyroanokeva.org.
VMI Torch Run
A 10K and half-marathon to benefit the Special Olympics. Courses for both races lie on the Chessie Nature Trail, and family-friendly activities will be provided. 10 a.m. Price varies. Virginia 361 (Old Buena Vista Road), Lexington. www.vmi.edu/torchrun.