The Weekend Lineup: 11/2/2016

Can it be … the weekend … just two days away?!

It can.  And I couldn’t be more excited about it.

I’ll be doing something a little different this week.  My family is visiting from Florida, which means I’ll be chasing my nephews around the Virginia countryside, showing them how to hike up a mountain and get hopelessly lost in a cornmaze and shoot a pumpkin out of a cannon.  These Florida boys could use some education in all things Fall!

{Please, readers, give this child-free lady some tips of fun, boy-friendly things to do!!}

That said, if I were up to my usual adult shenanigans, there are a few things I couldn’t bear to miss this weekend:

Art of By Night:  Canstruction! — The Taubman Museum of Art — Friday, Nov. 4, 5-9 p.m.

Every year, the Taubman Museum hosts this wonderful food-drive-turned-art-event, when donated canned goods are transformed into creative sculptural expressions.

Admission is free to this art opening — with galleries available for viewing until 9 — where you can listen to live music, purchase refreshments, and be a part of the effort to support Feeding America Southwest Virginia.  Don’t miss it!

Bob Dylan performs at The Berglund Center — Saturday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m.

The Dylan himself … right here in the ‘Noke … on the eve of his controversial selection for the Nobel Prize in Literature.  You can’t get much more legendary than that!!  At time of posting, top-shelf tickets are still available here, in the neighborhood of $140 including fees.


Still need more fun things to do?  Here’s a few options you might consider:


Fourteenth Annual SML Fall Chili & Craft Festival — Bridgewater Plaza, Moneta ($5 at the gate)

This event strikes me as one of the last opportunities to enjoy Smith Mountain Lake’s fall sunshine and clear air … with chili and crafts, to boot!

Virginia Craft Spirits Showcase — The Berglund Center — 3-7 p.m. (General Admission Pass $31, beginning at 4 p.m.)

A celebration of Virginia brewers and distillers, with plenty of opportunities to taste and sample, listen to live music … and even witness a “Battle of the Bartenders.”  Sounds like fun!


The 2016 Time Traveler Pi-Miler Race — River’s Edge Sports Complex — 1:50 a.m. ($30 Registration)

Quite possibly the most creative 5K concept I’ve ever heard of, this is the race that sends you *backwards* in time as running begins at the moment our clocks fall back for Daylight Savings Time … Yes, that means 1:50 a.m. at the starting line.  It’s a guaranteed Personal Record!

This event benefits the Science Museum of Western Virginia, and registration closes Nov. 4 at 12 p.m.

So what about you, Roanoke … What are *you* into this weekend?

— Ashley ❤