Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 10/12 to 10/19.

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

Evening falls at South16 at The Bridges Apartments. PHOTO BY LINDSEY HULL

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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Ongoing

  • Through Oct. 30 — Pumpkin Festival at Sinkland Farms (3060 Riner Rd., Christiansburg). Open weekly, Thursday through Sunday. Features music, food, activities like pig racing and ax throwing, and a giant corn maze. Visit this link for more information, including a complete schedule. ($)
  • Through Oct. 30 — Fall Festival & Country Store at Jeter Farm (181 Blue Ridge Blvd., Roanoke). Open weekly, Saturday and Sunday. Features corn maze, hayride, pumpkin train, and food sales. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • Through Oct. 30 — Wicked Acres: 2nd Annual Fall Festival at Garret Farms (4331 Barley Dr., Salem). Open weekly, Saturday and Sunday. Features a family friendly spooky corn maze, vendors, hay ride, ax throwing, pumpkin chuckin’, and more. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • Through Oct. 31 — Blue Ridge Nightmares presented by Center in the Square at Center on 9th (1910 9th St. SE, Roanoke). Open weekly, Friday through Sunday. This 60,000-square-foot warehouse, located in the Roanoke Industrial Center, is the home of several recreations of historic Roanoke Valley businesses, trapped in the past, to create a haunting scene during the month of October. Visit this link for more information. ($)

Wednesday, October 12

  • 4 to 8:30 p.m. — West End Wednesdays at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music, makers, food, drinks, and plant sales, as well as the weekly Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • 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. ($)
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates meeting in Room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. — “History is Served” featuring Sumpter Priddy III at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center to benefit the Historical Society of Western Virginia. Features a silent and live auction, dinner, and guest speaker. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Salem City Planning Commission meeting at Salem City Council Chambers (114 N. Broad St., Salem).
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Darsombra / L.A. Dies / Dover & The Elevators at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Punch Brothers at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Kevin Daniel at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Thursday, October 13

  • Noon to 1 p.m. — Lunchtime Talk: “Women Entrepreneurs of RAMP'' presented by the Ladies Who Launch Speaker Series at The Shenandoah Club (24 Franklin Rd., Roanoke). This will be an opportunity to have lunch, hear from three brilliant women regarding how the region is supporting women entrepreneurs in technology, network, and spend time together. Space is limited. RSVP and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • Noon to 1 p.m. — Lunchtime Talk: “Financial Tools: How to Use them for Organization and Budgeting” presented by Stephen Anderson as part of the Roanoke Higher Education Center’s “Getting it Together” series in room 411 of the Roanoke Higher Education Center (108 N Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information and register for this free event at this link.
  • 4 to 5 p.m. — TRACK trail ribbon cutting at Washington Park (1610 Burrell St. NW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 5 p.m. — Lecture: “An Intellectual History of the Mexican ‘Narco’” by Oswaldo Zavala, professor of contemporary Latin American literature and culture at CUNY New York, to be held at Virginia Tech’s Holden Hall auditorium (410 Old Turner St., Blacksburg). For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Fall Harvest Festival hosted by Carilion Clinic Community Health and Outreach in partnership with the Roanoke Foodshed Network at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave. SE, Roanoke). Gather with neighbors and friends for a celebration of local food and community. Enjoy free Brunswick stew, hot apple cider, family activities and games. Connect with programs and services that empower you to live a fuller, richer, healthier life. Free flu vaccines will also be available. Register by noon on Oct. 10 to reserve your free food ticket. Find more info at this link.
  • 6 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Brother & The Hayes at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Holistic Chamber of Commerce meeting at Lydia’s Italian Kitchen (1713 Riverview Dr., Salem). Find more information and register at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Steel Magnolias” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Randord Almond at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, October 14

  • 9 a.m. — Friday Coffee Club Ride starting at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave., Roanoke). Meet local road cyclists at this weekly coffee club ride.
  • 5 to 8 p.m. — GO Fest presented by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation and Roanoke Outside in Downtown Roanoke (Franklin Rd., Jefferson St., and Elmwood Park). GO Fest is an annual three-day celebration of everything outdoors in Roanoke, Virginia. Here, you can test ride a bike, demo a stand-up paddleboard, learn to fly cast, join a race, and sample craft beer all in one afternoon. Find more information, including a complete schedule, at this link.
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: KISS America at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Find more information about this tribute band and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Banff Mountain Film Festival, as part of GO Fest, at Elmwood Park’s amphitheater (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Following the film festival that is held every fall in beautiful Banff, Alberta, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road, showcasing amazing achievements in outdoor adventures around the world. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Harvest Homecoming at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Features live music from Seph Custer & The Flatbreaks, food vendors, and games. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Pi Jacobs Trio at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Steel Magnolias” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Everybody” at Hollins University’s Theatre (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Dracula Rides Again” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Solacoustix at Crescent City Bourbon and Barbeque (19 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke).
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Dance Candy at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, October 15

  • 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. — SORVA Race Against the Clock presented by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation and Roanoke Outside, starting at Belleview Avenue between Walnut Avenue and Laurel Street, in Roanoke. Racers will see how quickly they can climb to the top of Mill Mountain via the old road, by foot or by bike, or both. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Dinosaur Expedition and Safari Encounter at the Berglund Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 9 a.m. — First Bank Fall 5k & 10k Run starting at Central Academy Middle School (367 Poor Farm Rd., Fincastle). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. — Neighborhood Leadership Workshop hosted by Roanoke Neighborhood Associates and the Office of Neighborhood Services at Station Number 5 (1410 Coulter Dr., Roanoke). This workshop is designed to help current neighborhood and civic group members.  Find more information at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Book No Further’s Fifth Anniversary Party at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE, Roanoke). While you’re there, say “hello” to local authors Karen Planning and Bruce Bryan.
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — GO Fest presented by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation and Roanoke Outside in Downtown Roanoke (Franklin Rd., Jefferson St., and Elmwood Park). GO Fest is an annual three-day celebration of everything outdoors in Roanoke, Virginia. Here, you can test ride a bike, demo a stand-up paddleboard, learn to fly cast, join a race, and sample craft beer all in one afternoon. Find more information, including a complete schedule, at this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food and Cultural Tour hosted by Tour Roanoke. Meet at the Hotel Roanoke, main lobby (110 Shenandoah Ave. SW, Roanoke). Accompanied by local tour guides, visit six iconic restaurants in downtown Roanoke, while learning about our city’s rich cultural history. For more information and to book in advance, visit this link. ($)
  • 2 to 5 p.m. — Live music: Kinnfolk at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Steel Magnolias” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 4 to 6 p.m. — An Evening with Diamond Crown featuring Bobby Newman at Milan Tobacconist (309 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live music: The Kings presented by the Dog Bowl Concert Series at Black Dog Salvage’s Dog Bowl (902 13th St. SW., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Live music: Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, as part of GO Fest at Elmwood Park’s amphitheater (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Opening acts include Lazy Man Dub Band and Shamekia Copeland. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Joslyn & The Sweet Compression w. Charissa & High Frequency at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Registration for performances closes the Friday before the event. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Guns N’ Roses Tribute: Nightrain at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Find more information about this tribute band and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Live music: Jeremy Porter and The Tucos Live at Olde Salem Brewing Co. (21 E Main St., Salem).
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Ben McLaughlin at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Opening Night Fireworks with Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. — Live music: Lenny Marcus Trio at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Dracula Rides Again” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Scott Miller at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Christopher Cross 40th Anniversary Tour at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke).
  • 9 p.m. — Live comedy: The R.E.A.L. Funny at the Coffee Pot (2902 Brambleton Ave. Roanoke). Features Jermaine Callando, John Gilbreath, David Goolsby, and David Decareaux, with emcee L.A. Preston. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Wilson Springs Hotel at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, October 16

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — GO Fest presented by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation and Roanoke Outside in Downtown Roanoke (Franklin Road, Jefferson Street, and Elmwood Park). GO Fest is an annual three-day celebration of everything outdoors in Roanoke, Virginia. Here, you can test ride a bike, demo a stand-up paddleboard, learn to fly cast, join a race, and sample craft beer all in one afternoon. Find more information, including a complete schedule, at this link.
  • 2 p.m. — “Dracula Rides Again” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Steel Magnolias” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 3:30 p.m. — Mother Nature Stories presented by Hoot and Holler as part of GO Fest at the Campfire Stage in Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: Steve Forbert at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Keller Williams with Dave Watts and Tye North at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)

Monday, October 17

  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council Meeting in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Free Yoga for the People at the main Roanoke Public Library (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.) More information can be found at this link.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — National Black Poetry Day Presents: Poems & Coffee (1111 Shenandoah Ave. NW Roanoke). Celebrate Black voices with spoken word poetry by Bryan Harvest B. Hancock. This event also features an open mic, chill vibes, and warm coffee. Visit this link for more information.
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council Meeting – Public Hearings in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).

Tuesday, October 18

  • 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — SPAYghetti presented by the Roanoke Valley SPCA at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (30 Huntington Blvd. NE, Roanoke). This fundraiser will benefit the SPCA. Find more information, including complete details about opening and closing times, at this link.
  • 3 p.m. — Fair Housing Board Education and Outreach Committee meeting in Room 308 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 3:30 p.m. — Roanoke Arts Commission meeting in the Economic Development Conference Room at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 p.m. — Fair Housing Board meeting in Room 309, North at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting in Room 304 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Fleet Feet Pub Run & Walk at Big Lick Brewing Co. (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Walk or run with the Fleet Feet family; 1, 3, and 5 mile routes are available, and participants can scale the distance or pace to their own needs. Check in at the Fleet Feet tent when you arrive. Visit this link for more details.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Lecture: “Roanoke World War II Roundtable” presented by Sara Blaha in the chapel at Friendship Retirement Community (397 Hershberger Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, October 19

  • 4 to 8:30 p.m. — West End Wednesdays at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke). Featuring weekly music, makers, food, drinks, and plant sales, as well as the weekly Roanoke Old Time & Americana Jam from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Lecture: “The Dangerous Truth about Today’s Marijuana” with Laura Stack, presented by The Prevention Council at Hidden Valley High School (5000 Titan Trail, Roanoke). Find more information and register to attend at this link.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jack Marion & the Pearl Snap Prophets at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)