We’ve now reached this event planner’s least favourite time of year: the US, Canada, and a few other places in North America will go on Daylight Saving Time on Sunday while most of Europe will go on DST on March 26th. This means that some events on the European servers will generally take place at a different time than Americans are accustomed to, and vice versa. Make sure to double check the time of events on all servers over the next two weeks, and note that times on the Google calendar may not be accurate throughout this period. If in doubt, directly ask the event organisers if you can.
This listing of featured events is only published on Fridays, but our Google calendar is kept up to date throughout the week and includes details on many more activities. Take a look at this week’s agenda for upcoming events around LOTRO and copy some or all events to your personal calendar. You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page and on the calendar is to submit a form.
Server calendars: Arkenstone Calendar, Belegaer Calendar, Brandywine Calendar, Crickhollow Calendar, Evernight Calendar, Gladden Calendar, Gwaihir Calendar, Landroval Calendar, Laurelin Calendar, and Sirannon Calendar
Friday and Saturday events are listed at Eastern Standard Time (-5 GMT). All events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (-4 GMT)/server time from Sunday through the end of the week, but an additional time zone is listed for EU server events. You may add events or post corrections in the comments section, but the fastest and best way to get it on this page is to submit a form. I’m always open to feedback and suggestions, both here and through the submissions form, so let me know if there’s something we should feature. Thanks for reading!
Die Meisterbarden von Bree
Time: 2pm EST (8pm CET)
Location: Bree Auction Hall/Auktionshaus in Bree
Time: 2:30pm EST (7:30pm GMT)
Location: Thorin’s Hall Ale Hall
Description: Durin’s Folk will be hosting a tournament that is open to all races with no registration fee. The grand prize will be 100 gold coins. Registration starts at 2:30pm and the rules will be explained at the event.
Time: 4pm EST (10pm CET)
Location: Ost Guruth, The Lone-lands/Feste Guruth, Einsame Lande
Time: 3pm EST (8pm GMT)
Location: The Spire of Meeting in Rivendell Valley
Lindamar, the ensemble of Bar-en-Vanimar, presents a concert with elven themed songs of love as spring approaches. Join in a musical and poetical experience of the wondrous beauty of Arda and Yavanna’s creations, our heroes of past and present, our struggles and victories, our near and dear, our missed and departed, and love of life. Bring drinks and refreshments, bring sitting mats and dancing shoes, and bring a cheerful mood to enjoy both elven music and poetry. Everyone, elf-friends or good natured travellers of the free people, with a reasonable purpose for visiting or staying in the valley of Imladris at the time, are most welcome to attend.
Time: 2pm EDT (6pm GMT)
Location: In the minastrivia channel
Description: All questions will be asked in the minastrivia channel and all responses must be given in the minastrivia channel. (/joinchannel minastrivia) The first correct answer will win the prize. Questions will range from easy to extremely difficult, prizes are assigned accordingly. Google is prohibited until the trivia master says it is okay.
Ales and Tales
Time: 8:30pm for Nibbles & Nobs, 9:30pm for Ales & Tales
Location: 5 Stonemirk Street, Varinsot, Thorin’s Hall
Description: Volunteer to tell a tale, sing a song, recite a new poem, anything you wish to share with others in an RP setting. Nibbles and Nobs offers an open stage to all performers, while Ales and Tales features a house band and scheduled performers (all are welcome to sign up). Location changes every week, so /joinchannel alesandtales to find out more information.
Location: Lore Hall across from the Cat Lady’s House, Bree
Description: A free in-depth reading of the trilogy with the Tolkien Professor which will bring in other works that impacted the story and considers new angles and aspects. The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, and is followed by a field trip to a relevant location. Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.
Time: 11am and 10:30pm
Location: The Eavespires, Northern Emyn Uial, Evendim
Description: Midweek Tunes and Ales is a weekly event every Wednesday at 10:30pm and 11:00am servertime. It’s always in a different place each week, we could be at Weathertop or Rivendell, maybe even the depths of Moria, playing music throughout Middle Earth! We welcome all travelers who are passing through to join if like to share a tune, story, or just dance!
Stammtisch zum Efeubusch
Time: 2pm EDT/7pm CET
Location: Gasthaus Efeubusch, Hobbingen, Auenland
Description: Der “Stammtisch zum Efeubusch” lädt jede Woche donnerstags zum offenen und gemütlichen Treffen in das gleichnamige Gasthaus nach Hobbingen an der Wässer ein. Ab der achten Abendstunde freuen sich die Stammtischler auf Besucher aus aller Welt, mit denen ausgelassen über den neusten Klatsch und Tratsch geplaudert, so mancher Krug gehoben und gewitzelt wird.
A Day at the Greenfields will be back next Saturday on Landroval with a variety of musical genres from 11 great bands. Go to the “stage” that serves as the end of the Bullroarer Challenge during the Spring festival, located around 27.2S, 67.2W in the Shire northeast of Brockenborings.
Crickhollow’s 7th annual Bullroarer Took Day Pub Crawl will be held next Sunday at 3pm EDT. After a few songs at the Bird & Baby in Michel Delving the group will wind around to the Ivy Bush where they’ll stop in for a pint and another couple of songs, poems, or a short story. We’ll then repeat the process at the Plough & Stars, the Golden Perch, the Floating Log, and finally stop at the Green Dragon in Bywater for a closing party. A different soloist or small group can play a couple of songs, recite a poem, or tell a short tale at each inn. There’s also an opportunity for larger bands to play at the closing party where musicians can play in a round robin. Please come prepared with songs that feel right in an Irish pub setting. The wearing of green is encouraged and all races are welcome. Light RP is also encouraged but not enforced.
Polnolunie will present a mystical rock concert, the Ice Horseman, on the Laurelin server on March 25th at 2pm EDT/6pm GMT/21:00 MSK. Legendary heroes, strange creatures, sad lyrical stories–all with stunning words and music.