Saturday brings two special concerts: The Eriador Philharmonic Orchestra on Landroval at 2pm and Ziggy Piecrust and the Badgers to the Stars on Laurelin at 2:30pm/7:30pm BST. Exploring the Lord of the Rings–On Location travels to Arkenstone this week for the usual 9:30pm Tuesday session. Also on Tuesday: Dwarves Night Out with the White Flames on Laurelin at 2:30pm EDT/7:30pm BST.
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. We always aim to have the most complete events calendar in the game, and accept events of all types on all servers. 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
All events listed in Eastern Daylight Time (-4 GMT)/server time. Most Laurelin events will also be listed at British time, BST (+1 GMT), and events on Belegaer and Sirannon will be listed with CEST (+2 GMT). 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!
Featured events for this week:
Time: 8pm (and Saturday at 8am)
Location: The Ettenmoors
Description: The Kinship Riders of Middle-earth host a Player versus Monster Player on the Brandywine server every Friday at 8:00pm-11:00pm Eastern and every Saturday from 8:00am-2:00pm Eastern! The Kin would love to get LOTRO players interested in PvMP, and is willing to help.
The Eriador Philharmonic Orchestra
Location: Bree Lore Hall on the Scholar’s Stair
Description: Members of the music community from multiple servers have come together to share arrangements of classical music based on a quarterly theme. This spring our theme is Water. Arrangements range from Verdi, Tchaikovski and a completly new composer.
Brandy Badgers Spring Musical: Ziggy Piecrust and the Badgers to the Stars.
Time: 2:30pm EDT (7:30pm BST)
Location: “Scarywood Bowl” in the Shire
Description: A musical featuring the music of David Bowie. This will be an RP, hobbit-themed event, though big folk are welcome to come and stand in the back. All chat is going to be in-character.
Classical Gas presents Sundays Rocks
Location: Bree Park
Geselliger Plauderabend beim Hobbitischen Brauchtum
Time: 2pm EDT (8pm CEST)
Location: Gasthaus Zum Grünen Drachen, Hobbingen-Wasserau, Auenland
Description: Die Treffen des “Verbunds für hobbitisches Brauchtum” sind jedes Mal besonders, finden allerdings nur in jeder zweiten Woche statt. Ab der achten Abendstunde (20.00 Uhr) lädt der Verbund unter der Leitung von Tulpeline dann zu einem Brauchtumsabend ein. Diese finden dann jedoch immer unter einem anderen Thema statt, welches von einem Würfelabend bis zu einem geschichtsreichen Vortrag reichen kann.
Troll Finger presents Songs from Another Age
Location: Prancing Pony Stage
Description: Join Troll Finger for their bi-weekly celebration of music from another place and time.
Time: 2:30pm (7:30pm BST)
Location: Frerin’s Court at Thorin’s Gate, Ered Luin
Description: Put on your fake beard or a funky hat and join The White Flames on a concert with some jazzy songs. Performing an assortment of music to make your jazz blood boil in your veins, The White Flames will play for around 1,5 hours, and hope you will join them in what’s sure to be a cozy-good time.
Ales and Tales
Time: 8:30pm for Nibbles & Nobs, 9:30pm for Ales & Tales
Location: Shadow and Flame kinhouse–5 Roaring Road, Grytgarth, Thorin’s Hall Housing
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.
Runic Knights Orchestra
Location: Bree Park
Description: The band plays on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays on Landroval and 2nd & 4th Tuesdays on Brandywine
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 affected the story and considers new angles and aspects. The course takes place every Tuesday throughout January on a different server each week, followed by a field trip to a relevant site. Go to Discord or Twitch to follow the discussion.
Time: 11am and 10:30pm
Location: Trestlebridge, The North Downs
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!
Time: 3pm EDT (8pm BST)
Location: Hall of Fire, Last Homely House, Rivendell
Description: Come for conversations, food and drink, music and song, poetry and tale-telling!
Eriador Music Society
Location: Founder’s Statue, Michel Delving, The Shire
Crickhollow has two exciting events coming up. April 20th is the 3rd Annual Muddy Foot Day, a celebration of the different pipeweeds grown in the Shire. This year’s selections include the signature Muddy Foot along with some Old Toby and homemade Honey Brew beers. The Misty Mountain Hobs and the Mithril Moon Band will provide the entertainment. It starts at 8pm at the Party Tree in Hobbiton.
Pontin of Second Breakfast hosts The Great Race Across Middle-earth, a war-steed race from Michel Delving to the Black Gate on April 23rd at 1pm. It will be a long race with many dangers, but the prizes will include 3000 gold and a pile of LOTRO Points. Please visit the LOTRO Forums for more details.
The Spring Festival was extended and runs from now through 3am EDT on April 10th. Fibro Jedi has a great rundown on the basics, including a hedge maze map and video.
The Official LOTRO Events Schedule has been updated through the end of the year. The Anniversary celebration will start at 10am EDT on April 20th!