Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You'll Ever Need. Week of 10/20 to 10/27.

We scoured 17 disparate community calendars (yes, 17) so you didn’t have to.

We scoured 17 disparate community calendars (yes, 17) so you didn’t have to. Want to know when the next City Council meeting takes place? Curious about what there’s to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. We list events chronologically. Want to see different formatting/information? Let us know! This weekly listing is accessible to non-subscribers. Especially with pandemic uncertainty, we encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations.

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Wednesday, Oct. 20

  • 3 to 5 p.m. — Spiritual tarot, finding your higher purpose and spiritual solutions at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). More information can be found at www.thewellnestroanoke.com. ($)
  • 4 to 6 p.m. —  Fall colors kayak excursion hosted by PLAY Roanoke at the Carvins Cove Natural Reserve (9644 Reservoir Rd., Roanoke). More information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m — Roanoke Valley chess club in the community room of the Raleigh Court Branch Library (112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). More information at www.roanokechess.com.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Wine & Art Wednesday: Needle-Felted Pumpkins at the Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods (16 Church Ave. SW). More information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Halloween Murder Mystery at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke). An interactive murder mystery that encourages Halloween costumes. Contact and more information can be found at https://jumpintomystery.com. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Premiere of the first episode of Dopesick, screening with Beth Macy at the Floyd Country Store (206 South Locust St., Floyd). The eight-episode Hulu series is adapted from Macy’s best-selling book of the same name. Proceeds benefit harm reduction efforts in Floyd County. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Renowned rhythm, blues and gospel singer Mavis Staples at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount.) Tickets and information: www.harvester-music.com. ($)

Thursday, Oct. 21

  • 3 p.m. — Western Virginia Water Authority meeting at 601 South Jefferson St. SW, Roanoke.
  • 4 to 8 p.m. — Sinkland Farms 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Rd, Christiansburg). For more information, visit www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkin-festival-about. ($)
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Night Howls at the Mill Mountain Zoo. Bundle up and bring friends to hear wolves howl, owls hoot and big cats call. For tickets and information visit www.mmzoo.org/experiences/events/. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Halloween Paint Party Jr 2021 at the Fishburn Mansion (714 13th St. SW, Roanoke). Children 12 and under can get in the Halloween spirit with a special paint class hosted by PLAY Roanoke. Information can be found at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Town Mountain, “a bluegrass ensemble with a rock ‘n roll heart” play at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke) For tickets and more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m.  — The Skriker at the Hollins Theatre Mainstage. Play about the shape-shifting fairy and portent of death will be live-streamed and free. Registration and information can be found at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Transforming Girls: How We Make Girls into Women,” a talk by Julie Pfeiffer, professor of English and chair of the English Department at Hollins University. Accessed via live-stream. More information can be found at www.hollins.edu/events.
  • 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Terror Manor 2021 (805 Norfolk Ave. SW). Tickets and information: www.terrormanor.com.
  • Various times — Blue Ridge Nightmares, presented by Center in the Square at the Roanoke Industrial Center (1910 9th St., Roanoke). A full-immersion theatre experience that is sure to fright. Tickets and information can be found at www.centerinthesquare.org/blue-ridge-nightmares.

Friday, Oct. 22

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. — Free Yoga for the People at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food & Cultural Tour, starting at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (106 Shenandoah Ave.). Tickets and more information at www.roanokefoodtours.com. ($)
  • 4 to 8 p.m. — Sinkland Farms 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Rd, Christiansburg). For more information, visit www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkin-festival-about. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Mötley Crüe & Def Leppard tribute bands play at Dr Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave SW, Roanoke). Tickets and information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 7:05 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Fayetteville Marksmen at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Tickets and information can be found at www.railyarddawgs.com/single-game-tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m.  — The Skriker at the Hollins Theatre Mainstage. Play about the shape-shifting fairy and portent of death will be live-streamed and free. Registration and information can be found at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Kazim Shrine Circus at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Tickets and information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 to 11 p.m. — Terror Manor 2021 (805 Norfolk Ave. SW). Tickets and information: www.terrormanor.com.
  • 8 p.m. — Halloween Happening 21 - THE UNCANNY presented by City Modern Ensemble at Roanoke Ballet Theatre (1318 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Tickets and information can be found at this link.
  • Various times — Blue Ridge Nightmares, presented by Center in the Square at the Roanoke Industrial Center (1910 9th St., Roanoke). A full-immersion theatre experience that is sure to fright. Tickets and information can be found at www.centerinthesquare.org/blue-ridge-nightmares.

Saturday, Oct. 23

  • 8 a.m. to noon — 2021 Roanoke Regional Heart Walk held at Rivers Edge Park South (302 Wiley Drive, Roanoke). Walk along the Roanoke River Greenway or choose your own path to raise money for the American Heart Association. Registration and additional information can be found at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to noon — Gainsboro Revisited Walking Tour starting at the Gainsboro Branch of the Roanoke Public Library (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke). Neighborhood advocate and historian Jordan Bell leads a walking tour around the historic Gainsboro neighborhood.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Crush the Crisis drug take-back event at LewisGale Medical Center Cave Spring ER (2706 Ogden Rd., Cave Spring). Unused and expired medication will be collected through a drive-thru at the facility.
  • 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. — Kazim Shrine Circus at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Tickets and information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Sinkland Farms 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Rd, Christiansburg). For more information, visit www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkin-festival-about. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Blue Ridge Folklife Festival at Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Institute and Museum (20 Museum Drive, Ferrum). Information can be found at www.ferrum.edu/blue-ridge-folklife-festival.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food & Cultural Tour, starting at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (106 Shenandoah Ave.) Tickets and more information at www.roanokefoodtours.com. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Tina McConchie, pastel artist, exhibit and reception hosted by Lackey Studio and Art Gallery (1432 Roanoke Rd., Daleville). "Seasonal Riches - A Fall and Winter Landscape Exhibit” will show through October. Apple cider and corn chowder will be served. More information: www.lackeystudio.com.
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Barktoberfest 2021 at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke) featuring outdoor vendors, music, food trucks, dog/owner costume contests and more. More information can be found at this link.
  • 12:30 p.m. — Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Syracuse Orange at Lane Stadium (185 Beamer Way, Blacksburg).
  • 2 to 9 p.m. — Big Lick Mini-Ball at Bent Oaks Manor (1220 Franklin Rd. SW, Roanoke). The House of Expression first annual ball. Father G.G. Expression and the House Family are providing a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community to come and participate in a friendly community competition known as a ball, widely known through the documentary Paris Is Burning and television series Pose. Tickets and information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 4 to 6 p.m. — Salem Red Sox Spooktacular at Haley Toyota Field (1004 Texas St., Salem) is an annual Trick-or-Treating event with costume contest, bounce houses and more.
  • 7 p.m. — Kazim Shrine Circus at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Tickets and information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — 15th Into the Darkness Night Trail Run starting at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Parkway, Milepost 115, Blue Ridge Parkway). More information can be found at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m.  — The Skriker at the Hollins Theatre Mainstage. Play about the shape-shifting fairy and portent of death will be live-streamed and free. Registration and information can be found at this link.
  • 7:30 to 11 p.m. — Terror Manor 2021 (805 Norfolk Ave. SW). Tickets and information: www.terrormanor.com.
  • 8 p.m. — Halloween Happening 21 - THE UNCANNY presented by City Modern Ensemble at Roanoke Ballet Theatre (1318 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Tickets and information can be found at this link.
  • 8 p.m. — Singer/songwriter Jake Hoot, record-breaking winner on NBC’s The Voice,  comes to the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount.) Tickets and information: www.harvester-music.com. ($)
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m. — Allan and Lynwood perform the Violent Femmes at The Spot on Kikr (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). The pair from Salem feature vocals and guitars. For tickets and information, visit www.thespotonkirk.org. ($)
  • Various times — Blue Ridge Nightmares, presented by Center in the Square at the Roanoke Industrial Center (1910 9th St., Roanoke). A full-immersion theatre experience that is sure to fright. Tickets and information can be found at www.centerinthesquare.org/blue-ridge-nightmares.

Sunday, Oct. 24

  • Noon. to 5 p.m. — Sinkland Farms 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Rd, Christiansburg). For more information, visit www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkin-festival-about. ($)
  • Noon to 3 p.m. — Dr Pepper Day comes to Market Square in downtown Roanoke and features free products, t-shirts and goodies. “‘Drink a Bite to Eat at 10, 2 and 4’ was a legendary slogan used for decades to remind Dr Pepper fans to enjoy their favorite ‘pick me up’ at three intervals during the day when research showed human energy to lag. Now Roanoke is celebrating ‘10-24’ as ‘Dr Pepper Day’ with a free downtown event Sunday.” More information can be found at this link.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. — Trick-or-Treat event at Towers Shopping Center (2207 Colonial Ave. SW, Roanoke) is free and features music, pumpkin decorating, hot cider bar and more.
  • 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. — Kazim Shrine Circus at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Tickets and information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m.  — The Skriker at the Hollins Theatre Mainstage. Play about the shape-shifting fairy and portent of death will be live-streamed and free. Registration and information can be found at this link.
  • Various times — Blue Ridge Nightmares, presented by Center in the Square at the Roanoke Industrial Center (1910 9th St., Roanoke). A full-immersion theatre experience that is sure to fright. Tickets and information can be found at www.centerinthesquare.org/blue-ridge-nightmares.

Monday, Oct. 25

  • 3 p.m. — Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority board of commissioners meeting at 2624 Salem Turnpike Northwest, Roanoke.
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Free Yoga for the People at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

  • 1 p.m. — Bridge group at the Vinton Library (300 S. Pollard St., Vinton). Play bridge with experienced players. Space is limited.
  • 5 p.m. — Southern rock band Eric Wayne at the Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem).
  • 6 p.m. — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

  • 3 to 5 p.m. — Spiritual tarot, finding your higher purpose and spiritual solutions at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). More information can be found at www.thewellnestroanoke.com. ($)
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760 ($)
  • 5:30 p.m — Roanoke Valley chess club in the community room of the Raleigh Court Branch Library (112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). More information at www.roanokechess.com.
  • 6 p.m. — Star City Safe: Dinner and a movie at the Melrose Branch of the Roanoke Public Libraries (2607 Salem Turnpike NW, Roanoke). Contact: (540) 853-2473.