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Available at the visitor center and at many hotels and restaurants, the free City Magazine (www.citymagazineonline.com) has a rundown of what's going on around town.

The Taubman Museum of Art frequently has concerts, lectures, and films in the evenings. The Roanoke Civic Center, 710 Williamson Rd. NE (tel. 540/853-5483; www.roanokeciviccenter.com), hosts visiting performers and concerts by The Roanoke Symphony (tel. 540/343-9127; www.rso.com).

Baseball fans can see the Class A Salem Red Sox (tel. 540/389-3333; www.minorleaguebaseball.com), an affiliate of the big-league Boston Red Sox, play in Salem, Roanoke's sister city.

The Market Square area running along Campbell Avenue to Jefferson Street is Roanoke's pub-crawling scene, especially on weekends when many restaurants and pubs have music and dancing. Metro! and 202 Market attract the well-heeled young professional set, while Corned Beef & Company gets the sometimes rowdy masses; don't be surprised to see a cop or two across Jefferson St. The Regency Room and the Pine Room in the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center have live music and dancing on weekends.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.