Weekday Planner: 14 things to do this week, including haunted houses, ghost tours, costume contests and Day of the Dead celebrations

Weekday Planner: 14 things to do this week, including haunted houses, ghost tours, costume contests and Day of the Dead celebrations
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Monday, Oct. 29

The Haunted House at Caswell Station

Caswell Station | 9 p.m. to midnight | $5 | Details

Why you should go: Don your Halloween costumes for a night of spooky good food, drink specials and a tour of Caswell Station, which is said to be one of the most haunted places in Charlotte.


Tuesday, Oct. 30

Charlotte Hornets v. Miami Heat

Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. | $10-$200 | Details

Why you should go: Watch the Hornets heat up as they take on Miami.


Wednesday, Oct. 31

City Lights 80s Horror Night

City Lights Rooftop | 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. | $20 | Details

Why you should go: The ticket includes two cocktails, wine or beer, and you could win up to $500 if you enter the costume contest. Plus, the rooftop has one of the best skyline views in the city.

Queen City Ghost Tours

Queen City Ghost Tours | 6-9:15 p.m. | $5-$15 | Details

Why you should go: You can opt for a driving tour or a walking tour, and you can expect to learn more about what makes some of Uptown’s spookiest spots so scary.

Halloween Costume Ride

Triple C Brewing Company | 6-9 p.m. | Free | Details

Why you should go: Decorate your bike in lights and other festive accessories and put on a costume for Triple C’s 10-mile ride. You could win a cooler full of beer, gift cards and other prizes.

The Nightmare on College Street Halloween Bar Crawl

Lucky’s Bar and Arcade | 6 p.m to 2 a.m. | $10-$25 | Details

Why you should go: Nothing says Halloween like a group costume and a good bar crawl. The ticket price includes admission to all seven bars on the tour – including Lucky’s Bar and Arcade, Flight and Whiskey River – and a free beer and shot at check in.

Halloween Bash & Costume Contest

Axe Club of America| 7-10 p.m. | $25-$30 | Details

Why you should go: Throw some axes (spooky!), enjoy free beer, eat some candy and wear a costume if you want. What more could you want on Halloween?


Thursday, Nov. 1

Day of the Dead

Superica| 5-9 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: There will be live music, face-painting  stations and festive treats for kids. You can also try out their speciality cocktails, or anything else from Superica’s delicious menu.

Day of the Dead Fiesta

The Unknown Brewing Company| 6-10 p.m. | Free to attend | Details

Why you should go: Unknown Brewing is releasing a special beer for the event, Horchata Lotta Lovin, made with milk sugar, cinnamon, almonds, rice and barley.  There will also be food, music and face painting.

Verse & Vino

Charlotte Convention Center | 6-9:30 p.m. |  $125+ | Details

Why you should go: Hear from New York Times bestselling authors, sip some wine, chow down and help support the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation.

Charlotte Hornets v. Oklahoma City Thunder

Spectrum Center | 7 p.m. |  $18-$225 | Details

Why you should go: Cheer on the Hornets in Queen City as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Friday, Nov. 2

Nebel’s Alley Night Market

Nebel’s Alley | 6-10 p.m. |  Free | Details

Why you should go: Shop from 30 pop-up vendors selling anything from kombucha to home decor while black and white movies are projected onto the alley’s walls. There will also been live jazz music and other entertainment.

Day of the Dead Feast & Fiesta

SouthBound/The Music Yard| 6:30-10 p.m. |  $25 | Details

Why you should go: Your ticket gets you access to an all-you-can-eat Mexican food buffet and drink specials. There will be live music, games and other celebrations for the last day of Day of the Dead.

Unwind & Dine South End Food Tour

 South End | 4-7 p.m. |  $60 | Tickets

Why you should go: Stop at six different breweries, restaurants, wine bars and other eateries for a food and drink pairing.

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