Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 10/26 to 11/2.

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

A spooky fall display outside a house in Roanoke's Old Southwest neighborhood. PHOTO BY HENRI GENDREAU. Have a fun image for Happenings? Email us at editor@roanokerambler.com for a chance to be featured in this space.

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 Sunday, 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. ($)
  • Through Sunday, Oct. 30 — Fall Festival & Country Store at Jeter Farm (181 Blue Ridge Blvd., Roanoke). Open weekly, Saturday and Sunday. Features corn maze, hayride, pumpkin train, and food sales. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • Through Sunday, 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. ($)
  • Through Monday, Oct. 31 — Blue Ridge Nightmares presented by Center in the Square at Center on 9th (1910 9th St. SE, Roanoke). Open weekly, Friday through Sunday. This 60,000-square-foot warehouse, located in the Roanoke Industrial Center, is the home of several recreations of historic Roanoke Valley businesses, trapped in the past, to create a haunting scene during the month of October. Visit this link for more information. ($)

Wednesday, October 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. ($)

Thursday, October 27

  • 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 to 10 p.m. — Halloween Block Party presented by Roanoke Veteran Outreach at Brady’s Distillery (711 Pocahontas Ave. NE, Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Cameron Moore at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: MercyMe at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: lespecial with The Sweet Life at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. — Underground Frequencies Horror Night at The Park (615 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Wright Ave. at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, October 28

  • 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.
  • 10 a.m. — Author Event: A Conversation with Beth Macy presented by the Roanoke Public Library Foundation and Roanoke Public Libraries at the Grandin Theater (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Pumpkinfest at the Salem Farmers Market (3 E Main St., Salem) to benefit Special Olympics Area 8. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6, 7 and 8 p.m. — Historic Fincastle Ghost Walk presented by the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce starting at 23 Roanoke St., Fincastle. Highlights of the evening include a walk through two different cemeteries, a peek inside the Early Cabin, and lots of great stories to keep you entertained. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Chris Cagle at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Kyle Kelly at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Todd Sheaffer (Railroad Earth) & Chris Thompson (Coral Creek) at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Halloweekend at Corned Beef & Co Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Frankenstein” (a modern adaptation) at Hollins University’s Botetourt Reading Room (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Author Event: Fernando A. Flores at Hollins University’s Green Drawing Room (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Kazim Shrine Circus at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem). Three days, six shows, and a lifetime of memories. The circus is coming to town. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Chayce Beckham at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 to 11:45 p.m. — Boo Bash 2022 presented by K92 and Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company (on Market Street between Salem Avenue and Campbell Avenue, Roanoke). Features drink specials, dancing, and a costume contest. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. — The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. — Halloween Disco at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St. SW, Roanoke). Features Miami’s Electric Pickle Company, Food Hut RKE, War on Books, Gatewood Rose Botanicals, and Boogieburg Records. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Black Mountain Revival at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, October 29

  • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Monster Indoor Flea Market at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information at this link.
  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Odyssey Land Navigation Class presented by Odyssey Adventure Racing at Next Level Fitness and Healing (1919 Electric Rd., Roanoke). Learn land navigation skills and then spend the rest of the day and evening finding your way in the woods. Find more information and register at this link. ($)
  • 8 a.m. — Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Longwood Park (601 E Main St., Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Firewood Giveaway presented by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation at Fallon Park (502 19th St. SE, Roanoke). For more information, call (540) 853-2236.
  • 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Spooky Sprint 5k starting at Wasena Park (1001 Winchester Ave., Roanoke) to benefit the West End Center for Youth. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 10 a.m. — Brunch with the Brewer at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 7 p.m. — Kazim Shrine Circus at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Three days, six shows, and a lifetime of memories. The circus is coming to town. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Crush the Crisis: Opioid Take Back Day at LewisGale Cave Spring ER (2706 Ogden Rd., Roanoke). Accepted items: tablets or capsules in any packaging, patches, medicated ointments, lotions or drops, liquid medications (in leak-proof containers), vape cartridges (without batteries) and pet medications. For more information, call (833) 582-1970.
  • 11 a.m. — Halloween Drag Brunch at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Author Event: Meet local authors Rosenthal, MacKenzie, and Martin at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE, Roanoke).
  • Noon to 4 p.m. — Bourbon Pumpkin Carving Party at Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ (19 Salem Ave., Roanoke). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 2 and 7 p.m. — “Dracula” presented by the Roanoke Ballet Theatre at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 5 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. — Fork-o-ween at Fork in the Market (32 Market Sq., Roanoke). Features a silent disco from midnight to 1 a.m. Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. — Live music: Halloween Party with music from Chad Nickell & The Loose Change at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6, 7 and 8 p.m. — Historic Fincastle Ghost Walk presented by the Botetourt County Chamber of Commerce starting at 23 Roanoke St., Fincastle. Highlights of the evening include a walk through two different cemeteries, a peek inside the Early Cabin, and lots of great stories to keep you entertained. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Savor the Sound at Virginia Mountain Vineyards (4204 Old Fincastle Rd., Fincastle). Join Opera Roanoke artists at the picturesque Virginia Mountain Vineyards in Fincastle for an evening of delicious wines and even more delicious sounds. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Halloweekend at Corned Beef & Co Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Frankenstein” (a modern adaptation) at Hollins University’s Botetourt Reading Room (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Who’s Bad? Michael Jackson Tribute Band at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Dead Reckoning Halloween at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Hellfire Halloween presented by Maiden & Crow at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). This is a Stranger Things themed party, complete with costume contest. Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke).
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Halloween Street Party featuring Disco Risque, Kentucky Ruckus, and Soul Patch at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, October 30

  • 11 a.m. — Mr. Microphone Drag Brunch Halloween Edition at Holiday Inn Tanglewood (4468 Starkey Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 1 and 5 p.m. — Kazim Shrine Circus at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Three days, six shows, and a lifetime of memories. The circus is coming to town. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — An Afternoon of Appalachia: Music Celebrating the South with Lara Taubman and Walter Parks at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Lenny Marcus & Friends at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Frankenstein” (a modern adaptation) at Hollins University’s Botetourt Reading Room (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.

Monday, October 31 (Happy Halloween!)

  • 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 “Haunted Mansion” at Starr Hill Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7) — Live music: MS Paint / Public Opinion / Ex Parents at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)

Tuesday, November 1

  • 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. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: GOTE at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413  St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Wednesday, November 2

  • 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. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Bourbon & BBQ Fundraiser at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke) with live music by The Wilson Springs Hotel. Money raised from this fundraising event will help support the 5 Points Music Foundation’s goal of purchasing their building. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Lecture: “Implications of the Midterm Elections: A View of Democracy in America” by Mara Liasson presented by the Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series at Roanoke College’s Bast Center Gymnasium (310 N Market St., Salem). Visit this link for more information.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Space Koi at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)