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Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 11/10 to 11/17.

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 strongly encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations.

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Wednesday, Nov. 10

  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. — 2021 State of the County (Roanoke) address, hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber and presented by Appalachian Power. Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chair P. Jason Peters will update the business community on the county's accomplishments and plans for the future. See this link for registration and information.
  • Noon — Ladies Who Launch Speaker Series featuring Daisy Ball, associate professor and coordinator of the criminal justice program at Roanoke College, at The Shenandoah Club (24 Franklin Rd. SE, Roanoke). Registration is limited. For more information, visit https://ladieswholaunch.theshenandoahclub.com. Contact: Tammy Epes at (540) 345-1576x221 or tammy@theshenandoahclub.com. ($)
  • 1 p.m. — Roanoke City Board of Zoning Appeals electronic meeting. Contact Tina Carr at (540) 853-1330 or tina.carr@roanokeva.gov for electronic meeting information.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. — The City of Roanoke will give a presentation through the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) via Zoom about the city’s efforts to prevent gun violence, led by Roanoke City Councilman Joe Cobb. For registration and information, visit this link.
  • 3 to 5 p.m. — Spiritual tarot, finding your higher purpose and spiritual solutions at The WellNest (16 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke). More information can be found at www.thewellnestroanoke.com. ($)
  • 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 ($)
  • 5:30 p.m — Roanoke Valley chess club in the community room of the Raleigh Court Branch Library (112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). More information at www.roanokechess.com.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Wine & Art Wednesday: Crochet Klatch at the Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods (16 Church Ave SW). More information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — ’90s music trivia at Big Lick Brewery (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke) hosted by the Science Museum of Western Virginia.
  • 7:30 p.m. — An Evening with Jesmyn Ward, MacArthur “Genius” award winner, novelist, memoirist and editor at the Moss Arts Center (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “SWEAT,” winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of a group of close friends whose relationships become strained when layoffs hit the factory where they work. Production by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts at the Squires Studio Theatre (290 College Ave., Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Thursday, Nov. 11

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Veterans’ Appreciation Day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Free admission for active and retired military. For more information, visit vmt.org.
  • 11 a.m. — Veterans Day ceremony at the National D-Day Memorial (3 Overlord Circle, Bedford). Guests are encouraged to bring a chair. For more information, visit this link.
  • 1:30 p.m. — Transportation Planning Organization Technical Committee meeting at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Office (313 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5 p.m. — Roanoke City Architectural Review Board electronic meeting. Contact Tina Carr at (540) 853-1330 or tina.carr@roanokeva.gov for electronic meeting information.
  • 6 p.m. — Sidewinders Country Club, Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Homebuyer seminar at the Roanoke Public Library (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Registration and information can be found at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Pink Talking Fish, a hybrid tribute fusion act of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish, at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “SWEAT,” winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of a group of close friends whose relationships become strained when layoffs hit the factory where they work. Production by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts at the Squires Studio Theatre (290 College Ave., Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Friday, Nov. 12

  • 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. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Stocked Market from the Junior League of Roanoke Valley at the Berglund Center Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:05 to 10 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Vermilion County Bobcats at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Friday is the fall food drive sponsored by Kroger. Bring non-perishables to donate to Feeding America Southwest Virginia. For tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Marcus Rezak’s Shred Is Dead, progressive instrumental and vocal performances of The Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Band, at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “SWEAT,” winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of a group of close friends whose relationships become strained when layoffs hit the factory where they work. Production by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts at the Squires Studio Theatre (290 College Ave., Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Rodney Carrington, comedian, actor and singer at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Charlottesville-based singer-songwriter Will Overman offers rhythms, riffs and sleek vocals at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tickets and more information at www.thespotonkirk.org. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Park Desert Eagles: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, Nov. 13

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Fall festival and bazaar at Timberlake Christian School (202 Horizon Dr., Forest) featuring vendors, petting zoo, silent auction and more. More information can be found at this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Holiday gift and craft show at Lord Botetourt High School (1423 Roanoke Rd., Daleville). For more information, visit this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Stocked Market from the Junior League of Roanoke Valley featuring homegrown market vendors at the Berglund Center Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • Noon to 2 p.m. — Book signing by Evelyne Holingue, author of young adult novels including Chronicles From Château Moines and Barbara Baranowski, author of In God’s Creation at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 1 p.m. — 2021 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Football Championship at the Salem Football Stadium (1002 Texas St., Salem). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 3:30 p.m. — Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Duke Blue Devils at Lane Stadium (185 Beamer Way, Blacksburg).
  • 7:05 to 10 p.m. — Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs vs. Vermilion County Bobcats at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). Saturday is Jurassic Bark: Bring your dog to the game. For tickets, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Pianist Terrence Wilson plays Mozart, presented by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, at Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Caleb Michael Settje, a singer-songwriter and musician based in Central Virginia, and Amanda Bocchi, an Americana soul artist from the Blue Ridge Mountains, play at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tickets and more information at www.thespotonkirk.org. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Country music group Blackhawk performs at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Opening celebration of “Fashioning the Future,” a series of fashion-forward exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke) featuring costumes from the film Black Panther; Prada and Versace creations worn by Lupita N'yongo; and jewelry worn by Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Hosted by costume designer Ruth E. Carter and celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger, the opening features a red carpet with photo ops, live music and drinks. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, Nov. 14

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Stocked Market from the Junior League of Roanoke Valley at the Berglund Center Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • Noon to 5 p.m. — Opening of the exhibition Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Through April 3, 2022. For tickets and information, visit https://www.taubmanmuseum.org/afrofuturism. ($)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. — Opening of the exhibition All That Glitters: Iconic Jewelry And Hollywood Style at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Through Feb. 6, 2022. For more information, visit this link.
  • 2 p.m. — “SWEAT,” winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of a group of close friends whose relationships become strained when layoffs hit the factory where they work. Production by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts at the Squires Studio Theatre (290 College Ave., Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 3 p.m. — Pianist Terrence Wilson plays Mozart, presented by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, at Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “SWEAT,” winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of a group of close friends whose relationships become strained when layoffs hit the factory where they work. Production by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts at the Squires Studio Theatre (290 College Ave., Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Monday, Nov. 15

  • 1 to 2:15 p.m. — De-stress throwback coloring event for grown-ups at the main library of the Roanoke Public Libraries (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Information can be found at this link.
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council meeting at City Council chambers, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Comedy tour at Parkway Brewing Company (739 Kessler Mill Rd., Salem). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council meeting at City Council chambers, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — “SWEAT,” winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of a group of close friends whose relationships become strained when layoffs hit the factory where they work. Production by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts at the Squires Studio Theatre (290 College Ave., Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Tuesday, Nov. 16

  • 7:30 to 9 a.m. — Coffee & Contact members-only networking event hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). For registration and more information, visit this link.
  • 1 p.m. — Bridge group at the Vinton Library (300 S. Pollard St., Vinton). Play bridge with experienced players. Space is limited.
  • 3:30 p.m. — Roanoke Arts Commission meeting in a conference room at the City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development office (117 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 p.m. — Fair Housing Board meeting, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Room #309, Roanoke). Contact: (540) 853-5681.
  • 6 p.m. — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Alice Louise Kassens, professor of economics at Roanoke College, gives the Shenandoah Club's inaugural Business and Public Affairs Speaker Series event with the lecture “Virginia's Economic Indicators: How Are We Doing?” at The Shenandoah Club (24 Franklin Rd. SE, Roanoke). Registration is limited. For more information, visit https://businessleaderseries.theshenandoahclub.com/. ($)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Annual Roanoke book and author virtual event features journalist Chip Jones, author of The Organ Thieves; retired Lt. Col. James Chandler, author of False Evidence; and editor Mari Julienne, author of The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia. Presented by Health Focus of Southwest Virginia and the Roanoke Valley Speech and Hearing Clinic, proceeds benefit regional healthcare scholarships. For registration and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “SWEAT,” winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, tells the story of a group of close friends whose relationships become strained when layoffs hit the factory where they work. Production by Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts at the Squires Studio Theatre (290 College Ave., Blacksburg). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Wednesday, Nov. 17

  • Noon to 2 p.m. — Roanoke City tax auction, including more than 45 properties, at the Berglund Center Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 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 to 8 p.m. — Wine & Art Wednesday: Crochet Klatch at the Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods (16 Church Ave SW). More information can be found at this link. ($)