Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 11/17 to 11/24.

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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Wednesday, Nov. 17

  • Noon to 2 p.m. — Roanoke City tax auction, including more than 45 properties, at the Berglund Center Special Events Center (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). 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. ($)
  • 5 to 6 p.m. — Holiday pictures photo session, presented by the Roanoke Public Libraries, at the Williamson Road branch (3837 Williamson Rd. NW, Roanoke).
  • 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. — Yoga at the Taubman Museum of Art. For more information, visit www.taubmanmuseum.org/calendar or contact info@taubmanmuseum.org or (540) 342-5760. ($)
  • 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 to 8 p.m. — Last Wine & Art Wednesday: Crochet Klatch at the Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods (16 Church Ave SW). More information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Trans[Plays] of Remembrance, from Hollins University and Ohio University, will remember transgender stories in our past, present and future. The short play festival will be streamed live. Visit this link for livestream link and more information.

Thursday, Nov. 18

  • 3 p.m. — Western Virginia Water Authority Meeting, 601 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke.
  • 5 to 6 p.m. — Holiday pictures photo session, presented by the Roanoke Public Libraries, at the Main Library (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. — Night Howls at the Mill Mountain Zoo. Bundle up and bring friends to hear wolves howl, owls hoot and big cats call. For tickets and information visit www.mmzoo.org/experiences/events/. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Sidewinders Country Club, Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. — Turkey & All That Jazz! At the Gainsboro branch of Roanoke Public Libraries (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke). Bring the whole family for a turkey dinner and smooth vibes from Star City SWAG. Information can be found at this link.
  • 7 p.m. — Trans[Plays] of Remembrance, from Hollins University and Ohio University, will remember transgender stories in our past, present and future. The short play festival will be streamed live. Visit this link for livestream link and more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Bar Jay Bar, featuring old-time country and folk influences, performs at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tickets and more information at www.thespotonkirk.org.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Into the Woods, the musical, performed by Roanoke College Theatre at Olin Theater (Roanoke College, 221 College Ln., Salem). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Friday, Nov. 19

  • 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.
  • 10 a.m. — Western Virginia Regional Industrial Facility Authority meeting at the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission Office (313 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Trans[Plays] of Remembrance, from Hollins University and Ohio University, will remember transgender stories in our past, present and future. The short play festival will be streamed live. Visit this link for livestream link and more information.
  • 7:30 p.m. — DogRocket Blues Band featuring their album release party and opening artist Macklyn Mosley. DogRocket plays an eclectic mix of originals and favorites from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit https://www.5pointsmusic.com/events/. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Into the Woods, the musical, performed by Roanoke College Theatre at Olin Theater (Roanoke College, 221 College Ln., Salem). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — The Wormholes (Ben and Chris) of Charlotte, North Carolina, bring a blend of “art-pop and psychedelic rock” to The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tickets and more information at www.thespotonkirk.org. ($)
  • 8 to 10:30 p.m. — California Guitar Trio, exploring the intersection of rock, jazz and classical, and Trace Bundy, guitar virtuoso, at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry. For tickets and information, visit https://www.harvester-music.com/harvester-events. ($)

Saturday, Nov. 20

  • 8:15 a.m. — Star City Half Marathon & 10K begins at River’s Edge Sports Complex park/fields off Reserve Avenue. For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Thanksgiving Holiday Market hosted by the Botetourt Farmers Market at the Daleville Town Center (65 Town Center St., Suite 105, Daleville).
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Grandin Village Holiday Children’s Parade in the heart of Grandin Village. For more information, visit this link.
  • Noon to 3:30 p.m. — Paella fundraiser for Casa Latina - Roanoke Valley (3110 Pioneer Rd. NW) featuring Spanish Chef Daniel Domingo. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 1 to 2 p.m. — Holiday pictures photo session, presented by the Roanoke Public Libraries, at the Raleigh Court branch (2112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 p.m. — Into the Woods, the musical, performed by Roanoke College Theatre at Olin Theater (Roanoke College, 221 College Ln., Salem). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 to 7 p.m. — Ventroloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd. NE, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Illuminights, Explore Park’s Winter Walk of Lights opens at Explore Park (56 Roanoke River Parkway Rd., Roanoke). Event is held through Thursday, Dec. 30 and closed Nov. 22 to 25 and Dec. 24 and 25. Half-mile wooded path has more than 600,000 lights. Artisan market, Santa visit, marshmallow roasting and more are part of the experience, depending on the day. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Black Box performance from the Roanoke Ballet Theatre (1318 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Enjoy a sampling of different genres of dance. Tickets and information can be found at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Hip hop hijinks from Phat Laces with JGC Trio at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). For tickets and information, visit https://www.5pointsmusic.com/events/. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Into the Woods, the musical, performed by Roanoke College Theatre at Olin Theater (Roanoke College, 221 College Ln., Salem). For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Tellabration! Happy Holidays? Join Clinton Atwater, Hettie Farley, and Paul Armstrong for an evening of holiday fun and mishaps stories at the Showtimers Community Theatre (2067 McVitty Rd. SW, Roanoke) For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — PWR Poetry Jam hosted by D’Angelo Reynolds comes to The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tickets and more information at www.thespotonkirk.org. ($)
  • 8 to 10 p.m. — Black Jacket Symphony “Dark Side of The Moon” at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry. For tickets and information, visit https://www.harvester-music.com/harvester-events. ($)

Sunday, Nov. 21

  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Christmas Photos with Baby Goats, hosted by Goat Gurus - Roanoke Goat Yoga at Terra Bella Ranch in Fincastle. More information and registration available at this link. ($)
  • 3 p.m. — A Nutcracker Holiday Spectacular presented by the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir at the Salem Football Stadium (1002 Texas St., Salem). NOTE: Rain date is 6 p.m., Monday Nov. 22. Event includes performances by Southwest Virginia Ballet and Roanoke Chamber Brass, and a community sing-along. For tickets and information, visit this link. ($)

Monday, Nov. 22

  • 3 p.m. — Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority board of commissioners meeting at 2624 Salem Turnpike NW, Roanoke.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Holiday gift giving make and take from The Oil Well Community at the South County Library (6303 Merriman Rd., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Tuesday, Nov. 23

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Festival of Trees at the Bedford Area Welcome Center (816 Burks Hill Rd., Bedford) opens and runs through Jan. 2, 2022. Event, themed “A Storybook Christmas,” features trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. Proceeds from $1 voting for best tree go to charities. For more information, visit this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Line Dance Night at Sidewinders Steakhouse and Saloon (16 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke). More information at www.sidewindersaloon.com.
  • 6 to 7 p.m. — Holiday pictures photo session, presented by the Roanoke Public Libraries, at the Melrose branch (2502 Melrose Ave. NW, Roanoke).
  • 8 to 10 p.m. — Chris Tile, Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer and songwriter, at The Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for entry. For tickets and information, visit https://www.harvester-music.com/harvester-events. ($)

Wednesday, Nov. 24

  • 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Elmwood on Ice presented by WDBJ7 opens at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). 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 ($)
  • 5:30 p.m — Roanoke Valley chess club in the community room of the Raleigh Court Branch Library (112 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke). More information at www.roanokechess.com.
  • 5:30 p.m. — Pre-Thanksgiving ’90s Party at Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage (6 Old Whitmore Ave., Roanoke). Bust out your Chucks, oversized flannels and wallet chains for a night of nostalgia. For more information, contact (540) 685-2012.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Wine & Art Wednesday: Crochet Klatch at the Crafteria: Handmade Food & Goods (16 Church Ave SW). More information can be found at this link. ($)