Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 10/19 to 10/26.

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

A view of the Mill Mountain Star. PHOTO COURTESY OF AARON SPICER. Want to see your photo in our Happenings events calendar? Send us your best recognizably-Roanoke shots to editor@roanokerambler.com.

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. 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 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. ($)

Thursday, October 20

  • 2 to 6 p.m. — Dogs Day Out at Mast General Store (401 S Jefferson St., Roanoke). Meet dog-friendly partners like Ruffwear, visit with your new best from from Angels of Assisi, snap a photo with your dog in the Mast General Store photo booth, and register for door prizes. Find more information at this link.
  • 5 p.m. — Oktoberfest Popup Dinner at Crystal Spring Grocery Co. (2205 Crystal Spring Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 to 6 p.m. — Author Event: “The Coach Gaither Story” by Ted Edlich with Barry Brown at Center in the Square (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). This event will feature a talk about the book and a book signing.
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Small Business Celebration and Awards presented by Member One Federal Credit Union and the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Lecture and Opening Reception: “Seeds from the East: The Korean Adoptee Portrait Project'' at Hollins University’s Eleanor D. Wilson Museum (8009 Fishburn Dr., Roanoke). Artist A.D. Herzel will share her artistic process and the inspiration behind her current exhibition at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. This lecture is funded in part by the City of Roanoke through the Roanoke Arts Commission. Find more information at this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Roanoke City Council candidates forum focused on issues for residents of Northwest Roanoke at Pilgrim Baptist Church (1415 8th St. NW).
  • 7 p.m. — “Milestones & Miracles” with special guest speaker Jim Craig at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — A Way With Words, Vol. 2 at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Chris Timbers Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, October 21

  • 10:30 a.m. — Golf for Sound 2022 to benefit the 5 Points Music Foundation at Roanoke Country Club. Visit this link for more information.
  • 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Lunch with Leaders presented by Latinas Network at the Williamson Road Library (3837 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Ivana Savany, founder of Savany Financial Services will be the guest speaker. Find more information and register at this link.
  • Noon to 2 p.m. — 15th Annual A Walk in Their Shoes presented by The Salvation Army of Roanoke and Council of Community Services, starting at 724 Dale Ave. SE, Roanoke to raise awareness for domestic violence. Find more information at this link.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Rarely Available Band at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Essential Soul: My Soul Revived facilitated by Bryan “Harvest Blaque” Hancock and presented as part of Carilion Clinic’s Healing Arts program at Morningside Urban Farm (917 Morgan Ave. SE, Roanoke). Share your own visual art, creative writing, songs, movement, or poetry at this event. Pre-registration is preferred. Find more information at this link.
  • 7:05 p.m. — Opening Night: Roanoke Railyard Dawgs vs. Fayetteville Marksmen at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: Music of the Night— Romantic Broadway at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Eternal Summers / Carlos Truly / Lost in Space Camp at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Five Dollar Shake at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, October 22

  • 9 a.m. — Osprey 10k/5k at Smith Mountain Lake State Park (1235 State Park Rd., Smith Mountain Lake). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Blue Ridge Folklife Festival at Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum (20 Museum Dr., Ferrum). Features performers, artisans, food, and activities related to folk traditions. Visit this link for more information.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Artist Event: Open Studios in Botetourt – Art in the Country beginning at the Storefront Studio of Ed Bordett/ Brett LaGue (5 East Main St., Fincastle). Various studios, workshops and residences around Botetourt County will feature 16 artists in 8 locations. For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Blue Ridge Potters Guild 23rd Annual Show and Sale at Patrick Henry High School (2102 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Author Event: Meet authors Cathy Dudley and Marta Tice at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE, Roanoke).
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Barktoberfest at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke) to benefit Project Support, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those in our community with mental illness. Features vendors, pet photography, a dog costume contest, demonstrations, adoptions, and more. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Cornhole Tournament presented by Roanoke Diversity Center at A Few Old Goats Brewing (5151 8th St. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 1 to 5 p.m. — Community cook-out, a free, fun-filled event with food and activities for the entire family, at Hill Street Baptist Church (111 Madison Ave. NW).
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Educator’s Workshop: Poetry and Art at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). This collaborative workshop will enable educators to explore the relationship between poetry and art. Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • 2 to 3 p.m. — History in our Backyard: A Guide to the Evelyn D. Bethel Papers presented by Hollins University student Caylin Wiggins at the Gainsboro Branch Library (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke). The work of Gainsboro neighborhood activist and historian Evelyn D. Bethel will be presented at this event. In 2018, Bethel donated a collection of her papers to the Gainsboro Library which are dedicated to the historic preservation work she accomplished. This summer, Wiggins worked to preserve this archival collection and honor Bethel’s legacy. Light Refreshments will be served. Visit this link for more information.
  • 4 to 6 p.m. — Salem Red Sox Spooktacular at Salem Memorial Ballpark (1004 Texas St., Salem). Find more information at this link.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Ben McLaughlin at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6:30 p.m. — Grandin Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Gala at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). This formal event will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, live music by Erin and the Wildfire, and red carpet paparazzi with photo booth opportunities. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Zach Williams Fall ‘22 Tour with special guest Ben Fuller at Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — 16th Annual Into the Darkness Trail Run presented by Mountain Junkies at Explore Park (Blue Ridge Parkway, Milepost 115, Roanoke). This is a 4 mile course on Explore Park’s trail system. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Koe Wetzel with Trey Lewis and Kolby Cooper at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: SKYDOG A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Bob Mould with H.C. McEntire at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. — 2 Chill Anniversary Latin Dance Fiesta (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: The Kind at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, October 23

  • 8 to 10 a.m. — Jaunt for Justice 5k and Kids 1k Fun Run presented by the Roanoke Valley Paralegal Association at Fallon Park’s Tinker Creek Greenway Trail (2116 Dale Ave. SE, Roanoke) to benefit The Legal Aid Society of the Roanoke Valley. Visit this link for more information and to register for the event. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Vinton War Memorial Fall Craft & Vendor Show at the Vinton War Memorial (814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). Visit this link for more information.
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Artist Event: Open Studios in Botetourt – Art in the Country beginning at the Storefront Studio of Ed Bordett/ Brett LaGue (5 East Main St., Fincastle). Various studios, workshops and residences around Botetourt County will feature 16 artists in 8 locations. For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Blue Ridge Potters Guild 23rd Annual Show and Sale at Patrick Henry High School (2102 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 1 to 6 p.m. — SML Oktoberfest at SML Pavilion (1123 Celebration Ave., Moneta). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Palmyra at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 4 to 8 p.m. — Grandin Chillage Popup at the Roanoke Co-op (1319 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Find more information at this link. ($)

Monday, October 24

  • Noon to 3 p.m. — Dr. Pepper Day presented by Dr. Pepper Park at Market Square (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Celebrate the day with giveaways. For more information, visit this link.
  • 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 9 p.m. — Scary Movie Monday Doubleheader: “Edward Scissorhands” and “Dark Shadows” at Starr Hill Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.

Tuesday, October 25

  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke City School Board meeting at the school administration building (40 Douglass Ave. NW, 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. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: “Weird Al” Yankovic at Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Seph Custer & The Flatbreaks at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, October 26

  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 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: Ben Trout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)