Happenings: The Only Roanoke Events Calendar You’ll Ever Need. Week of 9/28 to 10/5.

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

A view of the Mill Mountain Star. PHOTO COURTESY OF AARON SPICER. 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. We strongly encourage folks to contact the venue directly to learn of any last minute changes or cancellations.

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Ongoing

  • Through Friday, Sept. 30 — Roanoke’s International Restaurant Month presented by Roanoke City as part of Welcoming Week. Throughout the month, visit various local restaurants, have your Restaurant Month passport stamped and enter to win prizes. For more information and to print your passport, visit 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. ($)
  • Through Oct. 30 — Fall Festival & Country Store at Jeter Farm (181 Blue Ridge Blvd., Roanoke). Open weekly, Saturday and Sunday. Features corn maze, hayride, pumpkin train, and food sales. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • Friday, Sept. 30 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 sq. 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. ($)
  • Saturday, Oct. 1 through Oct. 30 — Wicked Acres: 2nd Annual Fall Festival at Garret Farms (4331 Barley Dr., Salem). Open weekly, Saturday and Sunday. Features a family friendly spooky corn maze, vendors, hay ride, ax throwing, pumpkin chuckin’, and more. Visit this link for more information. ($)

Wednesday, September 28

  • 2 p.m. — Lecture: All About the Ice Cream Industry presented Homestead Creamery founder Donnie Montgomery at Woodland Hills Community (3365 Ogden Rd., Roanoke). Open to the public, this interactive class will explore the history of Appalachian Music. Visit this link for more information. To register to attend this no-cost event, call the Woodland Hills concierge desk at 540-682-7500.
  • 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. ($)
  • 5 to 8:30 p.m. — Live music: Easton Corbin presented by Star-B-Q at the Salem Farmers Market (3 E. Main St., Salem) to benefit the Rotary Club of Salem. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 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. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — Soul Sessions Wednesday Night Poetry Show at Ursula’s Cafe (511 Jefferson St., Roanoke). Featuring local poets and musicians.
  • 7 to 9 pm. — Live music: Jared Stout at The Village Grill (1802 Memorial Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Diary of Anne Frank” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from the pages of history as a living, lyrical, and intensely gifted young girl. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Live music: Zephaniah OHara & Elijah Ocean at The Spot on Kirk (22 Kirk Ave. SW., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Ben Trout Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Thursday, September 29

  • 7:30 a.m. — Coffee Talk with Dan Webb, presented by the Central Virginia Business Coalition in the 2nd floor training room at The New York Life Building (2965 Colonnade Dr. Suite 220, Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. — “The Diary of Anne Frank” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from the pages of history as a living, lyrical, and intensely gifted young girl. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 1 to 2 p.m. — Presentation: “Managing Someone Else’s Money” presented by BBB Serving Western VA at the Salem Public Library (28 E. Main St., Salem). Find more information at this link.
  • 6 p.m. — Crank Sisters Social Ride with Cardinal Bicycle. (Meet at 1312 Winborne St., Roanoke). Any individual with a female or non-binary gender identity can ride along on a sub-10 mile, no-drop social ride. For more information, see this link.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — “Sextortion: the Hidden Pandemic” presented by the Prevention Council of Roanoke at the Grandin Theatre (1310 Grandin Rd., SW, Roanoke). Visit this link for more information.
  • 7 p.m. — Viva Italiana! presented by Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, featuring songs from the late Anton Coppola at Roanoke College’s Olin Hall (221 College Ave., Salem). Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Tate Tuck live on the rooftop at Corned Beef & Co. (107 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke).
  • 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Will Overman at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.

Friday, September 30

  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Bamboocycles DIY Workshop at Roanoke Boutique Hotel (539 Day Ave., SW, Roanoke). Over the course of three days, participants will build their own bamboo bike frame to create a bike that is uniquely theirs. This is the first time this workshop has been presented in the US. Plan to attend all three days. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 10:30 a.m. — Golf for Sound presented by 5 Points Music Sanctuary at Roanoke Country Club (3360 Country Club Dr. NW, Roanoke). This fundraiser will allow 5 Points to continue to innovate and advance music therapy, hearing loss advocacy, and accessibility programs. Find more information at this link. ($)
  • 5:30 to 9 p.m. — Grandin Chillage at the Grandin Village’s Old Texaco Station (1514 Grandin Rd, Roanoke). Live music from Music Road Co., food from Mountain Grill Food Truck, Blue Cow Ice Cream, and Two Roosters Kettle Corn, adult beverages, and family entertainment. This event will also celebrate the Grandin Village’s Old Texaco Station, as it will be torn down shortly after the September Chillage event. Visit this link for more information. ($)
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Sicard Hollow at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 p.m. — Live music: Adam Markham & Bob Casey as part of the Friday Food Truck & Tunes event at Sweet Donkey Coffee (2108 Broadway Ave. SW, Roanoke). Stacy’s Grill 2 Go will be on hand, serving up fantastic dinner options.
  • 6 to 8 p.m. — Learn to Vogue from a renowned master of the dance form. A beginner's workshop taught by Derrick Huggins “Xtravaganza” will be held at Southwest Virginia Ballet (1005 Industry Ave. SE, Roanoke). Organizers are asking for a $5 donation at the door.
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Jacob Paul Adam at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 6 to 11 p.m. — Live music: Jacob Paul Allen Live presented by the Budweiser Summer Series at Elmwood Park (706 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your advance tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7:30 p.m. — “The Diary of Anne Frank” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from the pages of history as a living, lyrical, and intensely gifted young girl. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 8 p.m. — Live music: Dan Tymins at the Harvester Performance Center (450 Franklin St., Rocky Mount). Purchase tickets at this link. ($)
  • 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. — Salsa Night at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke). ($)
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Empty Bottles at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Saturday, October 1

  • 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Jaunt for Justice 5k and Kids 1k Fun Run presented by the Roanoke Valley Paralegal Association at Fallon Park’s Tinker Creek Greenway Trail (2116 Dale Ave. SE, Roanoke) to benefit The Legal Aid Society of the Roanoke Valley. Visit this link for more information and to register for the event. ($)
  • 9 a.m. — Roll Over Cancer Ride 2022 presented by Franklin Freewheelers Bicycle Club starting from Chaos Mountain Brewing (3135 Dillons Mill Rd., Callaway) to benefit Roll Over Cancer. 25 mile and 50 mile routes available. Visit this link for more information.
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 44th Annual Boones Mill Apple Festival (Main St., Boones Mill). Find more information at this link.
  • 10 a.m. — 9th Annual Booby Bootcamp presented by BOCO Fit Rage at Stoney Brook Vineyards (516 Stoney Battery Rd., Troutville). Each year, this event benefits a local breast cancer patient. For more information, visit this link. ($)
  • 10 a.m. — Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention presented by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention starting at Roanoke College’s Cregger Center (287 High St., Salem). Find more information at this link.
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Equality Virginia board meeting at the Gainsboro Branch Library (15 Patton Ave. NW, Roanoke).
  • 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.
  • 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. ($)
  • Noon — Local Colors Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Wells Fargo Plaza (10 Norfolk Ave. SW, Roanoke). Features vendor booths, food, crafts, community services, and a stage program of dance, music, and storytelling which honors the rich contributions of the Hispanic population. For more information, visit this link.
  • 2 to 4 p.m. — Rally in support of trans youth on the steps of Roanoke City Hall’s Municipal Building North in the 300 block of Campbell Avenue SW. If heavy rains from the remnants of Hurricane Ian occur, the rally will be at the Greene Memorial Church (402 2nd St. SW).
  • 2 and 7:30 p.m. — “The Diary of Anne Frank” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from the pages of history as a living, lyrical, and intensely gifted young girl. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 4 to 6 p.m. —Queer4EV (Equality Virginia) happy hour at Golden Cactus Brewing (214 Fifth St SW, Roanoke).
  • 5 to 9 p.m. — Bourbon, Bubbly, & Brew presented by The Spot on Kirk at the Vinton War Memorial (814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Live music: Glam‘R Kiti at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7 and 9 p.m. — Live music: Immanuel Wilkins at the Jefferson Center’s Fostek Hall (541 Luck Ave., Roanoke). Find more information and purchase your tickets at this link. ($)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. — House of Expression hosts a “Strike A Pose” mini ball at 2 Chill (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke).
  • 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. — Live music: The Boptet Live Jazz at 2 Chill Restaurant (312 2nd. St. SW, Roanoke).
  • 10 p.m. — Live music: Eric Wayne Band at Martin’s Downtown Bar and Grill (413 1st St., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link. ($)

Sunday, October 2

  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Vinton War Memorial Fall Craft & Vendor Show (814 E. Washington Ave., Vinton). Visit this link for more information.
  • 2 p.m. — “The Diary of Anne Frank” presented by Mill Mountain Theatre (1 Market Sq. SE, Roanoke). In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from the pages of history as a living, lyrical, and intensely gifted young girl. Visit this link for more information and to purchase tickets. ($)
  • 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.
  • 4 to 7 p.m. — Live music: Lenny Marcus & Friends at Big Lick Brewing Company (409 Salem Ave. SW, Roanoke).

Monday, October 3

  • 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.
  • 5:30 to 7 p.m. — The Roanoke Collaboration Meet & Greet at The Green Goat (802 Wiley Dr., Roanoke). For more information, visit this link.
  • 6:30 p.m. — Books & Beans Book Club presented by Book No Further at Little Green Hive (1402 Grandin Rd., Roanoke). This month’s selection is The Splendid and the Vile : A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson. Find more information, register in advance, and purchase your copy of the book at this link. ($)

Tuesday, October 4

  • 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, 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. ($)