Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 11/2 to 11/9.

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

A fountain bubbles in Roanoke's Highland Park as children play in the background on a late October day. PHOTO BY HENRI GENDREAU. 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. 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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Ongoing

  • 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 — Fall Frenzy 2022 presented by Muddy Squirrel at Camp Bethel (328 Bethel Rd., Fincastle). Fall Frenzy is a free navigation event where solo competitors and/or teams use a map and compass to search for up to 20 control points placed in the woods and fields around Camp Bethel. The course closes at dusk each day, and reopens at dawn. Find more information at 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. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Lecture: “Implications of the Midterm Elections: A View of Democracy in America” by Mara Liasson presented by the Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series at Roanoke College’s Bast Center Gymnasium (310 N Market St., Salem). Visit this link for more information.
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Space Koi at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Thursday, November 3

  • 3 to 4 p.m. — Architectural Review Board meeting at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building  (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 5:30 p.m. — Speaker: “Finding Meaning in Method” with JD Sutphin presented by BOCO Talks at The Kyle House (101 E. Main St., Fincastle). JD will present on the importance of finding meaning for the method. He will provide understanding about how providing the WHY for a business is a mindset that leads to vertical integration. Passion will lead to the next success. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Lecture: Textile Conservation Lecture at Hollins University’s Eleanor D. Wilson Museum (8009 Fishburn Dr., Roanoke). Followed by a reception and viewing of the recently restored Renaissance tapestries. Masks are required. Find more information at this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Night Riding Clinic 101 at Cardinal Bicycle’s Grandin Village location (1312 Winbourne St., Roanoke). Features night riding basics, a ride on the greenway, and a post-ride hangout. Visit this link for more information.
  • 7 p.m. — World Ride Movie Night at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Editor/Author Event: Barbara Jones (editor), Lillian Li, and Adelle Waldman at Hollins University’s Green Drawing Room, Main Building (7916 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Masks are required. Find more information at this link.
  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Stories Within These Walls” presented by Chloe Shelton as part of the Salem Museum Speaker Series at the Salem Museum (801 E. Main St., Salem). "The Stories Within These Walls" was commissioned by the Salem Museum to share the surprising history of the 1845 Williams Brown House. The house is the heart of the Salem Museum, but the structure has been put to a variety of uses in its nearly 150-year life. Find more information at this link.
  • 8 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Damian McGinty, Live in the Moment at Blue Ridge PBS (1215 McNeil Dr. SW, Roanoke). Join Damian to celebrate the release of his new album. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Chestnut Grove at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, November 4

  • 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.
  • 5 to 8:30 p.m. — Opening Night: Gallery Exhibition presented by the Hand Weavers Guild of the New River Valley at Left of Center Art Space (24 Campbell Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Late Nights: CyberArts at the Taubman Museum of Art (110 Salem Ave. SE, Roanoke). Explore the intersection of art, technology, and cybersecurity through interactive installations and live performances at this November’s Late Night event. Find more information at this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: The Music of Maurice Dufule presented by Music on the Corner at St. John’s Episcopal Church (1 Mountain Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 6 p.m. — Disney Junior, Live on Tour at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Let’s Compost, Roanoke Fundraiser presented by The Harvest Collective at the Grandin Co-Lab (1327 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Join The Harvest Collective for an inspiring night connecting the dots of food waste diversion, food sovereignty, good times, and economic justice. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Dara James at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. — Live music: Godwin Louis Quintet at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Opening Night: “Peter & Wendy” at Mill Mountain Theatre (20 Church Ave. SE, Roanoke). Local student performers will welcome audience members into a world full of mermaids, fairies, and pirates on the Waldron Stage for a performance that will mesmerize patrons of all ages. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 to 11 p.m. — Blackout Night presented by Terror Manor (805 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tour the haunted attraction in complete darkness, with only one glow stick allowed per group. For more information, visit 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: Natalie Brooke at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, November 5

  • 7 a.m. — 2022 Appalachian Mountaineer bike ride presented by the Appalachian Journey at Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing (11176 Peaceful Valley Rd., New Castle). Features 4 distances, a post-race meal, camping, and live music. Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9 a.m. — 6th Annual Run for Donuts at Sherwood Memorial Park (1045 Lynchburg Turnpike, Salem) to benefit SVH Services. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Author Event: Saturday Signings with local authors featuring Evelyne Holingue and Barry Blair at Book No Further (112 Market St. SE, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Smith Mountain Lake Chili Festival at Bridgewater Plaza (16410 Booker T. Washington Highway, Moneta). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • Noon to 2 p.m. — Carver Fall Festival at Carver Garden (802 Loudon Ave. NW, Roanoke). Features an educational event with demonstrations.
  • Noon to 6 p.m. — Yuletide Market at Virginia Mountain Vineyards (4204 Old Fincastle Rd., Fincastle). Find more information at this link.
  • 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — “Peter & Wendy” at Mill Mountain Theatre (20 Church Ave. SE, Roanoke). Local student performers will welcome audience members into a world full of mermaids, fairies, and pirates on the Waldron Stage for a performance that will mesmerize patrons of all ages. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — African Cultural Experience/ Celebration at the Claude Moore Education Complex / Lincoln Theater (109 North Henry St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: The Floorboards, as part of the Summer Music Series at Wilderness Adventure (11176 Peaceful Valley Rd., New Castle). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Doc Watson at 100 Tribute Concert presented by Blue Ridge Jamboree at the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 p.m. — Live music: Seth Winters at Olde Salem Brewing Company (315 Market St., Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Material Girls: A Tribute to Madonna, Lady Gaga, Cher, Shania, & Adele at the Berglund Performing Arts Theatre (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 to 10 p.m. — Blackout Night presented by Terror Manor (805 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Tour the haunted attraction in complete darkness, with only one glow stick allowed per group. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Town Mountain with Colby Helms & The Virginia Creepers at 5 Points Music Sanctuary (1217 Maple Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Trubblegum / Parotia / Honey at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Paper Aliens at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, November 6

  • 9 a.m. — Seminar with Professional Strongman Bobby Thompson and Coach Tyler Perdue presented by Primal Strength U at The Noke Training (711 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • Noon to 4 p.m. — Ice Bumper Cars at the Berglund Center Coliseum (710 Williamson Rd., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 2 p.m. — “Peter & Wendy” at Mill Mountain Theatre (20 Church Ave. SE, Roanoke). Local student performers will welcome audience members into a world full of mermaids, fairies, and pirates on the Waldron Stage for a performance that will mesmerize patrons of all ages. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 3 to 5 p.m. — First Draft: A Generative Writing Workshop and Community Potluck presented by War on Books and Ursula’s Cafe at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Everyone is welcome. Take food, something to write with, or just yourself. Find more information and reserve your spot at this link.
  • 6:30 p.m. — “Polar Express” Drive-In Movie presented by Spirit FM at the Salem Civic Center (1001 Roanoke Blvd, Salem). Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: John Morela with Christopher Paul Stelling at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)

Monday, November 7

  • 9 a.m. — Roanoke City Council informal meeting in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 2 p.m. — Roanoke City Council regular agenda meeting in City Council Chambers at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Stories from the Heart: Opening the Door to End-of-Life Conversations featuring Donald Davis presented by Carilion Clinic at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). Find more information at this link. ($)

Tuesday, November 8 (Election Day!)

  • 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Election day. Polls open. Find voter information here.
  • 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 p.m. — Broadway Performance: “Anastasia” at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center (190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 to 11 p.m. — Line Dancing with Angela & Kamronn at Corned Beef and Co. Bar and Grill (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Rock Eupora / Sullivan Smith & The Stray Lions at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 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, November 9

  • 4 p.m. — Mill Mountain Advisory Board meeting in Room 304 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 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. ($)
  • 5:30 p.m. — Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates meeting in Room 309 at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building (215 Church Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 9 p.m. — Views and Brews presented by Roanoke Mountain Adventures, starting at 806 Wasena Ave., Roanoke. This guided e-bike tour will lead you on a cycling adventure along the Roanoke River Greenway and up Mill Mountain, and through two of Roanoke’s loveliest neighborhoods. You’ll have the opportunity to stop at breweries and local eateries during your three hour tour. Equipment rental is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your tour, visit this link. ($)
  • 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: River Tramps at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)