Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You'll Ever Need. Week of 10/27 to 11/3.

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. 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.

Thursday, Oct. 28

  • 9 a.m. — Roanoke City Gun Violence Prevention Commission education subcommittee, electronic meeting. Contact the city manager’s office at (540)-853-2333 for electronic meeting information.
  • 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 to 11 p.m. — Hocus Pocus movie at the grounds of Fishburn Mansion (714 13h St. SW, Roanoke). Enjoy yard games and walk around the mysterious mansion before the film starts at 7 p.m. Registration and VIP package with food and perks can be found at this link.
  • 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. 29

  • 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. ($)
  • Noon to 3 p.m. — Market @ the Museum. Fresh produce from local farmers and activities focused on kitchen chemistry at the Science Museum of Western Virginia (1 Market Sq., Roanoke) in partnership with Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension. More information at https://smwv.org/visit/events/. ($)
  • 2 to 9 p.m. — Eureka Fall Festival sponsored by Roanoke Parks and Recreation at Eureka Park (1529 Carroll Ave. NW, Roanoke). Featuring lawn games, life-sized Hungry Hippo, disc golf, climbing wall food and movie. For more information, visit https://www.playroanoke.com/activity/eureka-fall-festival/.
  • 4 to 5 p.m. — Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag craft at the Gainsboro Branch of the Roanoke Public Libraries (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke). See this link for more information.
  • 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. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Flat Pickin’ Fridays country concert series at the Daleville Town Center & Performance Pavilion (90 Town Center Street, Daleville). More information can be found at http://biglickentertainment.com/event/flat-pickin-fridays/. ($)
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Pumpkinfest at the Salem Farmers Market, downtown at the corner of Main and Broad Streets. Live music, kids’ activities, food trucks and trick-or-treat zone. For more information, visit https://www.q99fm.com/pumpkinfest/. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Skyyes the Limit’s Halloween Extravaganza at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway AVe., Roanoke). Show features fog machine and flashing lights; bring lawn chairs and blankets. Tickets and more information can be found at this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Hocus Pocus movie night at the Salem Red Sox’s Haley Toyota Field (1004 Texas St,, Salem). For more information, visit this link.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Gates of Hell haunted trail in Rocky Mount. The 20- to 30-minute walk through the pitch-black woods includes several heart-pounding scares. (2344 Deyerle Knob Rd., Rocky Mount). Information at https://gatesofhellrockymount.com/. ($)
  • 7:30 to 9 p.m. — Music of the Crooners at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Listen to tunes originated by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole from a live band and singers. Visit www.millmountain.org for tickets and information. ($)
  • 7:30 to 9 p.m. — Roanoke Symphony Orchestra presents Every Breath You Take: Music of Sting & The Police 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 to 10:30 p.m. — Harvest Blaque, actor, slam poet and hip-hop performer at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). 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.

Saturday, Oct. 30

  • 8:30 a.m. to noon — Harvest Fest at Botetourt Farmers Market (90 Town Center Street, Daleville). For more information, visit this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Spooky Sprint 5K at Wasena Park (1119 Wiley Dr. SW, Roanoke). Registration and information can be found at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to noon — Downtown candy crawl. Participating businesses will hand out candy and treats to trick-or-treaters, sponsored by Macaroni Kid Roanoke. Free. Registration and maps can be found at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Spooktacular event at the Science Museum of Western Virginia (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Event includes trick-or-treating, snacks and contest prizes. For tickets and information, visit https://smwv.org/visit/events/. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Candy Corn Express at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). For information, visit https://www.vmt.org/event/candy-corn-express/. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Blue Ridge Potters Guild 22nd annual show and sale at North Cross High School, Carter Athletic Center (4254 Colonial Ave., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Downtown Food & Cultural Tour, starting at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center (106 Shenandoah Ave.) Tickets and more information at www.roanokefoodtours.com. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Zoo Boo at the Mill Mountain Zoo. Featuring trick-or-treating, costume contests, performances and art activities. For more information, visit http://www.mmzoo.org/experiences/events/.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. — Fall scavenger hunt for those aged 3 and up at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Pkwy Rd., Roanoke). Take a nature hike, follow clues and discover the wonders of fall. Tickets and information can be found at this link.
  • 1 to 4 p.m. — Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Main Library (706 South Jefferson St., Roanoke). Watch Disney’s Coco and do fun crafts. Information can be found at this link.
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Roanoke Ballet Theatre presents Dracula, a contemporary dance performance choreographed by Norbert Nirewicz that interprets the novel by Bram Stoker. Showing at the Jefferson Center (541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tickets and information can be found at this link. Performance at 7 p.m. is sold out online. ($)
  • 5 to 10 p.m. — Halloween Party at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Costume party, prizes and live music by The Jared Stout Band from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit https://biglickbrewingco.com/event/halloween-party/.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Roanoke Haunts downtown ghost tour. Adults-only walking tour meets at She’s International Boutique (108 Market St. SE, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Ride or Die Halloween group bike ride at the Roanoke Mountain Adventures (806 Wasena Ave. SW, Roanoke). A 5-mile ride with pre-ride refreshments. Suggested donations will go to Hustle Haven. More information can be found at this link.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Gates of Hell haunted trail in Rocky Mount. The 20- to 30-minute walk through the pitch-black woods includes several heart-pounding scares. (2344 Deyerle Knob Rd., Rocky Mount). Information at https://gatesofhellrockymount.com/. ($)
  • 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Oct. 31 — Halloween 2021 at The Park (615 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). 43rd annual Halloween bash is themed Return to Oz. More than $1,500 in cash prizes for costume contest. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Dead Reckoning, purveyors of Grateful Dead delights, at the annual Halloween Costume Party at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tickets and information at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 to 9 p.m. — Music of the Crooners at the Mill Mountain Theatre Trinkle Main Stage (1 Market Sq., Roanoke). Listen to tunes originated by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole from a live band and singers. Visit www.millmountain.org for tickets and information. ($)
  • 7:30 to 11 p.m. — Terror Manor 2021 (805 Norfolk Ave. SW). Tickets and information: www.terrormanor.com.
  • 8 p.m. — Halloween Hoedown at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). Costume contest and glow party. See this link for more information.
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m. — Halloween Throwdown at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Featuring performances by Fractured Frames, Divisive and Heirloom. Tattoo raffle by Maiden & Crow Tattoo. For tickets and information, visit www.thespotonkirk.org.
  • 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct 31 — Martin's Halloween Street Party at Martin’s Downtown (413 1st. SW, Roanoke). Featuring two stages, three bands and unlimited spookiness. The Mantras, Kentucky Ruckus and War Chile play the street party. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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. 31

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Blue Ridge Potters Guild 22nd annual show and sale at North Cross High School, Carter Athletic Center (4254 Colonial Ave., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • Noon to 4 p.m. — Candy Corn Express at the Virginia Museum of Transportation (303 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). For information, visit https://www.vmt.org/event/candy-corn-express/.
  • Noon. to 5 p.m. — Sinkland Farms 30th Annual Pumpkin Festival (Sinkland Farms, 3020 Riner Rd, Christiansburg). ($) For more information, visit www.sinklandfarms.com/pumpkin-festival-about.
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Halloween Party at Twisted Track Brewpub (523 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke). Costume contest and music. Visit this link for more information.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Tales from the Stripped: Halloween Burlesque Bash at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tickets and information at this link. ($)
  • 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, Nov. 1

  • 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.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Chillax Paint Night program for adults at the Melrose Branch of the Roanoke Public Libraries (2607 Salem Turnpike NW, Roanoke). Music and snacks. Visit this link for registration and more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Anastasia at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). The new musical transports viewers from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Tuesday, Nov. 2

  • 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Polls are open for ELECTION DAY 🥳  Don't be like the "Johnny Non-Voter" of the historical photo in this week's newsletter. Early voting is underway, and you can find out more information about when, where and how to cast your vote at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/.
  • Noon to 3 p.m. — Market @ the Museum. Fresh produce from local farmers and activities focused on kitchen chemistry at the Science Museum of Western Virginia (1 Market Sq., Roanoke) in partnership with Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension. More information at https://smwv.org/visit/events/. ($)
  • 1 p.m. — Bridge group at the Vinton Library (300 S. Pollard St., Vinton). Play bridge with experienced players. Space is limited.
  • 6 p.m. — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — 2021 Senior Fun & Health Fair at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Featuring cooking demonstrations, line dancing, bingo and door prizes. 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.