Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 10/5 to 10/12.

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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Morningside Urban Farm in southeast Roanoke. PHOTO BY LINDSEY HULL. Have a "recognizably Roanoke" photo for Happenings? Email us at editor@roanokerambler.com for a chance to be featured in this space.

Ongoing

  • Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9 — 3rd Annual Wasena Weekend in the Wasena neighborhood. Features neighborly gatherings, a family movie night, and a pub crawl. Find more information at this link.
  • 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 5

  • 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. ($)
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Blues Traveler at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Darsombra / L.A. Dies / Dover & The Elevators at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jared Stout Trio at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Thursday, October 6

  • 9 a.m. — Roanoke City Council informal session in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council regular agenda session in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 3 to 4 p.m. — Architectural Review Board meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building  (215 Church 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 to 8 p.m. — Ghost Walk Tours presented by the Salem Museum & Historical Society (801 E. Main St., Salem). Tours leave every fifteen minutes. A sign language interpreter will accompany the 6 p.m. tour. Guests will tour the historic graveyard and meet notable characters from Salem’s past. These walking tours are family-friendly, fun and informative, but not scary. The ghosts are returning for their 24th year, with stories old and new, Advance purchase is recommended to ensure the tour time you prefer. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: Jamey Johnson at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live music: Hayley Jane at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Opening night: “Everybody” at Hollins University’s Theatre (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Lecture: “A Journey in Entrepreneurial Innovation: Stuckey’s Leadership– Then & Now” by Stephanie Stuckey, presented by Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity in conjunction with the Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation at Roanoke College’s Cregger Center (221 College Ln., Salem). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Opening night: “Steel Magnolias” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Author reading: Dolores Dorantes at Hollins University’s Niederer Auditorium in the Wetherill Visual Arts Center (8009 Fishburn Dr., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Eggs with Legs at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, October 7

  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — The Craftsmen’s Fall Classic Art & Craft Festival at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Late Nights: The Art of Salsa with Salsa Noke at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 to 10 p.m. — Live music: The Worx presented by First Fridays (Downtown Roanoke, Franklin Road between S. Jefferson St. and Williamson Rd.). This is a 21+ event. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Ghost Walk Tours presented by the Salem Museum & Historical Society (801 E. Main St., Salem). Tours leave every fifteen minutes. Guests will tour the historic graveyard and meet notable characters from Salem’s past. These walking tours are family-friendly, fun and informative, but not scary. The ghosts are returning for their 24th year, with stories old and new, Advance purchase is recommended to ensure the tour time you prefer. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 to 10 p.m. — Live music: AC/DC Tribute– Shoot to Thrill at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges (9 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Eric Wayne Band at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — “The Secret Garden” presented by Virginia Children’s Theatre at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Essential Soul: Letters to My Younger Self 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.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Steel Magnolias” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Everybody” at Hollins University’s Theatre (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Opening Night: “Dracula Rides Again” presented by Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Live music: New Orleans Big Easy Band at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke).
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 9:30 to 11 p.m. — Live comedy: Rahmein Mostafavi presented by Roanoke Comedy Fest at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Villanova at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, October 8

  • 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Pancake Breakfast presented by the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club at the Vinton Moose Lodge (2127 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). ($)
  • 8 a.m. — Salem Half Marathon, 8K, and Kids Fun Run starting at the Salem Farmers Market (3 E. Main St., Salem). Find more information and register to run at this link. ($)
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 44th Annual Boones Mill Apple Festival (Main St., Boones Mill). Find more information at this link.
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Salem Gun & Knife Show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Bloktoberfest presented by the Raleigh Court Neighborhood Association on Grandin Rd., between Memorial and Westover Avenues. Vendor stands and kids activities will be available at this fall festival.
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Vinton Fall Festival in Downtown Vinton. Features food and craft vendors, live entertainment, a pet costume contest, and a petting zoo. Find more information at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Mountain Magic in Fall: Bluegrass, Antiques, & Crafts Festival at Buchanan Town Park (255 School House Rd., Buchanan). Find more information at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — The Craftsmen’s Fall Classic Art & Craft Festival at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. — “The Secret Garden” presented by Virginia Children’s Theatre at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 2nd Annual Fall Festival at Richfield Living (3730 Richfield Ln., Salem). Features live music from the Marc Baskind Band and the Ron Downing Band. Visit this link for more information.
  • Noon — Local Colors Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Wells Fargo Plaza (10 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Features vendor booths, food, crafts, community services, and a stage program of dance, music, and storytelling which honors the rich contributions of the Hispanic population. For more information, visit this link.
  • 2:30 p.m. — “Steel Magnolias” presented by Attic Productions (7490 Roanoke Rd., Fincastle). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 3 to 10 p.m. — Rocktoberfest at Twin Creeks Brewing Company (111 S. Pollard St., Vinton). Find more information at this link.
  • 4:30 to 10 p.m. — Live music: LANCO as part of Elmwood Country Night at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Live music: Mended Fences presented by the Daleville Summer Concert Series at Daleville Town Center (90 Town Center St., Daleville). Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Gospel of Love Festival featuring Pastor John P. Kee and New Life at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Ghost Walk Tours presented by the Salem Museum & Historical Society (801 E. Main St., Salem). Tours leave every fifteen minutes. Guests will tour the historic graveyard and meet notable characters from Salem’s past. These walking tours are family-friendly, fun and informative, but not scary. The ghosts are returning for their 24th year, with stories old and new, Advance purchase is recommended to ensure the tour time you prefer. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Radio Rehab at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) — Live comedy: Jono Zalay presented by Roanoke Comedy Fest at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). 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. (Doors open at 7:30) — Live music: Solazo at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Adam Marham at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke).
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Opening Night: From Titian to Monet– European Paintings from Joslyn Art Museum at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Magnolia Boulevard at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, October 9

  • 8 a.m. — VBR Gran Fondo starting at Courthouse Square in Fincastle (1 West Main St., Fincastle). The VBR Gran Fondo features three different routes. Choose to ride 33, 45, or 75 miles as you tour Virginia's rolling countryside on this untimed ride. Visit this link for more information.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — The Craftsmen’s Fall Classic Art & Craft Festival at the Berglund Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Salem Gun & Knife Show at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). For more information, visit 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. ($)
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Lenny Marcus & Friends at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Open Mic Coffey Jams at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW., Roanoke). Registration for performances closes the Friday before the event. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Roanoke Comedy Fest Presents: Brent Blakeney at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. —  “Everybody” at Hollins University’s Theatre (8004 Hill House Ct., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.

Monday, October 10

  • 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.

Tuesday, October 11

  • 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.
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Roanoke City Public Schools board meeting at William Fleming High School (3649 Ferncliff Rd. NW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. — Hoot & Holler: Coming Out at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Lecture: “Roanoke Civil War Roundtable” presented by John Hamill at Friendship Retirement Community (397 Hershberger Rd., Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your 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 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. ($)
  • 5:30 to 10 p.m. — “History is Served” featuring Sumpter Priddy III at Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center to benefit the Historical Society of Western Virginia. Features a silent and live auction, dinner, and guest speaker. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Darsombra / L.A. Dies / Dover & The Elevators at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Kevin Daniel at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)