Agenda Weekender: 150+ things to do this weekend including 40+ Halloween parties, GUTS pumpkin carving competition, Queen City Tattoo and Arts Festival

Agenda Weekender: 150+ things to do this weekend including 40+ Halloween parties, GUTS pumpkin carving competition, Queen City Tattoo and Arts Festival
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50. 100% chance of rain.


Food & Drink

Witches and Goblin Tea at The Ballantyne Hotel: Celebrate Halloween with an elevated trick or treat afternoon tea. Costumes are encouraged. All day. $58 for adults, $25 for children. Details.

Wraps Around the World & BYOP at C3 Lab: BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) and paint or carve it while you eat healthy wraps from Wraps Around the World. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Beer Release & Trivia at Bold Missy Brewery: The new “Serious” Black IPA is brewed with a light touch of dark malts and was inspired by JK Rowling. They’ll be hosting Harry Potter trivia at 7 p.m. in honor of the author. 4-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Customer Appreciation Friday at Carolina Beer Temple: They’re giving back to their customers with free food from local restaurants like Portofino’s, Sabor and Mac’s Speed Shop. They’ll have a vegetarian option and plenty of beers to wash it down. 5-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Food Truck Friday East at Resident Culture Brewing Company: There will be seven food trucks on site and School of Rock will be performing live. 5-11 p.m. Free. Details.

The Whiskey Club of Ballantyne at The Ballantyne Hotel: Enjoy tastings of Auchentoshan whiskey, like the 12-year Single Malt, American Oak, Bartender’s Malt and Three Wood, paired with light hors d’oeuvres. Reservations required. 6:30 p.m. $65+. Details.

Pie & Cider Pairing at Red Clay Ciderworks: Cider maker Jay Bradish and Baking Scientist Monica Nye will walk you through four unique pairings. 7-8:30 p.m. $19. Details.

Halloween Parties

Boos & Booze Halloween Party at The Union: Drink specials start at $3, and the person voted best costume will win $100 cash. 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

13th Annual CHARLOWEEN: DAY OF THE DEAD Halloween Bar Crawl at Rooftop 210: The crawl is open, so after you check in you decide your own schedule. Your wristband includes access to all the bars, koozies and drinks specials. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Details.

Trunk-or-Treat Freemore at 4001 Tuckaseegee Road: Join StarMed Family & Urgent Care with the kids for a trick or treat trail through the parking lot with music, food, drinks and plenty of candy. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Pop 90’s Pop Up Halloween Party at C3 Lab: Dress up in your best 90s costume and enjoy music and cocktails inspired by the decade. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Humane Society. 8 p.m. $5-$20. Details.

Silent Disco – Halloween Edition at Rooftop 210: Come dressed in your best costume for a chance to win the costume contest and dance the night away to music you choose to play in your headphones. 8 p.m. to midnight. Free-$15. Details.

Masquerade Party at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Drink and dance the night away to your favorite hits while enjoying performances by Caroline Calouche & Co., the evening’s beneficiary. 8-11 p.m. $25. Details.

Pumpking Carving Contest at Fox & Hound: The winning pumpkin carver will take home $500, but if don’t make the cut, you can try the costume contest or the apple bobbing competition. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Blackoween Masquerade Ball at Mooney’s Lounge: Wear all black and your best mask and enjoy music and complimentary champagne. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Details.

Bollyween 2018 at QC Social Lounge: Dress up in your Halloween costume and dance to Bollywood music from DJ Pawan and DJ Maninder. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $20. Details.

All American Horror Story at All American Pub: You’ve watched all the seasons, but can you make it through an American Horror Story themed party? They’ll have a costume contest with $500 up for grabs and music from Paleo Sun to make it less scary. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Noche de Rum-Boo at Infinity Ballroom: Dance (or spectate) to Salsa and Bachata music from DJ Chan and enter the costume contest for a chance to win $500. BYOB. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Charlotte Horror Story at Studio Move Grill: The costume contest has a grand prize of $200 cash and DJ Jayhawk will be performing. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5-$10. Details.

Hocus Pocus at SERJ: They’re bringing the magic and, toil and trouble with drink specials and 6 DJs. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Details.

Halloween at Whisky River: They’ll have a contest for best costume and drink specials all night long. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Adult Painting Party: Lino Block Printing at Mint Museum Uptown: Go on a private mini tour, enjoy an adult beverage, and design and hand cut a custom block or stamp. Plan to dress to get messy, and feel free to bring your own wine or beer. Registration includes admission, materials and instruction. 6-8:30 $30-$40. Details.

Movies on the Deck: Beetlejuice at 4th Floor at the 400 S. Tryon parking deck: It’s the last Movies on the Deck of the year, and it is Halloween-themed featuring a classic: Beetlejuice. Head up to the 4th level of the parking garage for live music, JJ’s Red Hots, Blue Blaze Brewing and more before the movie starts at 7:30 p.m.  Heads up, parking will not be free and you are welcome to bring your own food/drink, just no glass. 6:30-10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Whitewater Film Series at USNWC: They’re featuring “Andy Irons: Kissed by God,” which tells the true story of one of the world’s most prolific surfers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free, parking is $6. Details.

Drive-In Movie at World Worship Church: Watch the “Trolls” movie and come early for a bounce house, climbing wall, face painting and concessions. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Phantom of the Opera (1925) with Organ Accompaniment at First United Methodist Church: Watch a screening of “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) the way it was done before the days of “talkies” – with improvised organ accompaniment. They’ll have a Halloween festival for the kids before the show. 6-9 p.m. $5-$10 suggested donation. Details.

Ayrsley Retro Horror at Ayrsley Grand Cinemas 14: See a back-to-back screening of Halloween and Suspiria. 7 & 9 p.m. $5/film. Details.

Art Opening at Covet Atelier: The newest art installation from Grown Wild Paper Co. is from artist Haley Elise Hughes, who specializes in flower illustration. Wine and bites provided. 7-9 p.m. Free. Details.

“Hamilton” at Blumenthal PAC: There’s still a limited amount of tickets for most performances of the hit Broadway musical. 8 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. $200+. Details.

“The Philadelphia Story” at Theatre Charlotte: This Broadway comedy hit tells the story of Tracy Lord, the headstrong daughter of the privileged Philadelphia Lords. On the eve of this heiress’ second marriage, a steady stream of visitors – including her ex-husband and the paparazzi – create a most unwelcoming guest list. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $28. Details.

James Brown vs. Everybody at CROWN Station Coffee House & Pub: Come dressed in your best 60s and 70s gear for a tribute to James Brown. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $12 in advance. Details.


Annual Pumpkin Patch at Hodges Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch: Pack a picnic, pick a pumpkin and indulge in all things fall. You can take a self-guided farm tour, go on a hayride and more. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Queen City Tattoo and Arts Festival at Charlotte Convention Center: An event that is unlike any other, the weekend will be stacked with activities, entertainment, live artists at work, 300-plus preeminent tattoo artists and permanent makeup artists from around the globe and more than 200 vendors on display. Want a tattoo? You can get one on-site during the festival. 2-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 11 8 p.m. Sunday. $20 per day. Details.

Haunted Carriage Ride at Trade & Poplar: Listen to ghost stories and other spooky legends on a horse-drawn carriage ride through historic 4th Ward. Every hour 6-10 p.m. $25. Details.

Crowned Sparrow Co.: craftXcraft | BYO Pumpkin Night at NoDa Brewing Company: Bring a pumpkin or purchase one there, and be prepared to paint. Tickets include all supplies and your first pint. 6-8 p.m. $16-$22. Details.

The Ruach Shabbat Experience at Heist Brewery: Special guest Tom Eure will be joining and they’ll have free pizza and beer and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. 7-8 p.m. Free. Details.

The GLOW: A Jack o Lantern Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway: At this jack o’lantern experience, you can expect thousands of carvings and displays, craftspeople ready to show off their techniques and fall-themed concessions. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $17+. Details.

Paranormal Grounds Investigation at Historic Rosedale Plantation: Join professional ghost hunters on a walk around the 200-year-old plantation, using the latest technology to channel the spirits. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20. Details.


Charlotte Hornets v. Chicago Bulls at Spectrum Center: Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Chicago Bulls. 7 p.m. $15+. Details.


Costume & Candy Crawl at Shoppes at Highland Creek: Kids 12 and under can dress up and visit the shops for candy, face painting and balloon artists. 6-8 p.m. Free. Details.

Creepy Crawly Critter-ween at Reedy Creek Park and Nature Center: Experience the what comes out in the dark with live animals, costume contest, campfire, marshmallow roast, crafts, hayrides and night hikes. 5-8:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Fall Family Fun Fest at Sycamore Brewing: Put your dogs and kids in costume and enjoy live music, a pumpkin patch play area, face and pumpkin painting and more. 5-10 p.m. Free. Details.

Do Good

Funds For Florence at The Barrel Room at Triple C: Enjoy live music, local beer, wine and cider, a silent auction and a raffle for a good cause. 5-10 p.m. Suggested $20 donation. Details.


59. 20% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Beer Release at Sugar Creek Brewing: Join WCCB, Charlotte’s CW for the release of the CW Charmed Witches Brew. Proceeds will benefit Girls Rock Charlotte. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Seventh Anniversary Bash at NoDa Brewing Company: Expect a day full of exclusive beer releases (seven, to be exact), art, games and live music. Noon to 10 p.m. Free. Details

Cheese Tasting at Reid’s SouthPark: Celebrate American Cheese Month with a complimentary tasting of artisanal American cheeses with Tim “The Cheese Man” Gaddis. 12:30-3 p.m. Free. Details

Cousins Maine Lobster at Sleepy Poet Antique Mall: Get your fill on the Shark Tank-famous lobster dishes while you shop the antiques. Noon to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

GET BAKED: Halloween Edition at Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Local dessert shops and bakeries will have desserts available for purchase, and you can wash it all down with a brew or kombucha. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Riesling & Beyond: A German & Austrian Wine Tasting at Assorted Table Wine Shoppe: Join Josh Villapando for a tasting of German and Austrian gourmet pizzas. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the German Language and Culture Foundation. 5-7 p.m. $39. Details.

Halloween Parties

A Mad Scientist’s Hal-LOU-Ween at Bar Louie: Party like a mad scientist and drink some potions. They’ll have festive drink specials and a costume contest with prizes. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Halloween at Waverly: Bring the whole family, pets included, for a costume pet parade, treats for humans and dogs, a DJ, face painter and a pet costume contest. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Halloween in LoSo at The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Expect costume contests, live music and lots of beer, including seasonal specialties like Mecktoberfest and Bauern Bock. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

Black Owned Bar Crawl at Throughout town: This self-guided tour lets you choose which venues to go to, or try and hit them all. Expect special events and drink specials along the way. Noon to 2 a.m. $10+. Details.

Plaza Midwood Halloween Bar Crawl at 1801 Commonwealth Ave.: Dress up as a hero or villain and get ready to battle it out at the bars for drink specials. Noon to 6 p.m. $10. Details.

Halloween at Sycamore Brewing: Dress up for the costume contest with prizes that include $100 to the brewery, listen to live music and enjoy food from Gyro Twins Truck. Noon to 11 p.m. Free. Details.

18th Annual Halloween Pub Crawl at Uptown: More than 20 bars are participating in this year’s crawl, and each will have drink specials. Registration includes koozie, giveaways, admission to bars and entry into the costume contest. 1-10 p.m. $10-$25. Details.

First Annual Brew-scape Halloween Party at 15th Street Market: Celebrate Halloween with a spooky escape room experience, and enjoy giveaways and drinks before and after. Admission includes the escape room, two beers and a giveaway entry. 2-8 p.m. $30. Details.

2nd Annual 2018 Pug-O-Ween at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte: Pugs and pups that like pugs are welcome to come in their best costumes for a chance to win the contest, plus they’ll have bobbing for beer, shopping, food trucks and drink specials for the humans. Plus, 10 percent of all bar sales during the event will be donated back to the Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue. 4-9 p.m. Free. Details.

Heaven and Hell at Merchant and Trade: Sell your soul for the hottest rooftop party and party in the clouds. Costumes strongly encouraged. 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free. Details.

Grave Diggers Ball 2018 at 300 N. Brevard St. in Uptown: Join Kiss 95.1 for a party with a costume contest with over $10,000 in prizes and music from BLACKBEAR. 6-11 p.m. $15+. Details.

There’s No Place Like NoDa – Company Store Halloween Party at NoDa Company Store: The store is getting transformed into the Emerald City for a “Wizard of Oz” themed party. Costumes are encouraged and there will be live music. 6 p.m. to midnight. Free. Details.

Truth Be Told Halloween Boos and Booze Party at Secret Society Cigar Bar & Lounge: Meet other singles, find a boo and enjoy spooky cocktails. 7 p.m. to midnight. Free. Details.

Masquerade & Martinis at Nuvole Rooftop Twentytwo: Come dressed in your best masquerade attire for a night of dancing, cocktails and sweeping views. Proceeds from your entry fee will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank, and prizes will be awarded for best male and female masquerade costume. 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. $15+. Details.

Boo Bash 2018 Spooktacular Halloween Party at Coyote Joes: Dress up for the costume contest with $1,800 in prizes up for grabs, drink specials starting at $1.50 and live music all night. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Details.

Halloween Bash at VBGB Beer Hall & Garden: They’re teaming up with 8.2.0 for two dance parties with a fully heated outdoor patio tent, drink specials and karaoke. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Abari Monster Bash 2018 at Abari Game Bar: They’ll have a DJ, spooky games on free play, swag for people in costumes, drink specials and more. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

FYI Halloween: D’Julz at Bassment Charlotte: Costumes are encouraged for this Halloween party featuring D’Julz from France. 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $10. Details.

Devil’s Night at The Rabbit Hole: Your emcee Martin The Evil Clown will guide you through DJs, Devilish performances and a world record attempt. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 in costume, $15 without. Details.

Halloween Bash at The Comet Grill: Enjoy live music from Hunters Travesty and a costume contest with prizes like restaurant gift cards up for grabs. 9 p.m. Free. Details.

The Haunted House at Caswell Station: Come and see why this is said to be one of the most haunted places in the city. Enjoy a haunting dinner and then tour the house if you dare. 9 p.m. to midnight $5. Details.

2nd Annual Carnivàle Halloween Party at Queen Park Social: Dress in costume for the chance to win $500 and listen to live music from a DJ. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Zombie Jam at Free Range Brewing: Dress in your undead best and bring the whole family for a night of interactive music and dancing. 9 p.m. $13-$15. Details.

Halloween Party Club Crawl starting at TILT: Dress up in costume and visit four bars in one night, with two drinks free. 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. $30. Details.

Upscale Halloween Costume Party at Prime at 6538: Enjoy drink specials, a full menu and live music from Ken DJ-Khaos Padgett and Stacey Blackman. Ages 30+. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Details.

Montford’s Trailer Park Tragedy at Brazwell’s Premium Pub: Come out for a politically incorrect night of mystery in the Trailer Park with plenty of $1 beers in Red Solo Cups to go around, plus live music and a costume contest. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Argon’s Haunted House at Bar Argon: DJ DropBear will be playing spooky hits and they’ll have a costume contest and a selfie contest. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Halloween Party at Sophia’s Lounge: Enjoy music by DJ Jamar Tate and compete in the costume contest for the chance to win $200. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Latin Halloween Party at Vida at Epicentre: DJ HAVANA and DJ Chan will be bringing some Latin influence to Halloween 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Details.

Su CASA: We Love Fela! at Petra’s: Celebrate the life and music of Fela Kuti with DJs, face painting, live painting, films, vendors and more. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10. Details.

Curse of the Underwater Forest at Ink N Ivy: Set sail on a pirate adventure at Vine Nightclub. Pirate costumes encouraged. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

The Upside Down at SERJ: Dress up and turn the world upside down with dubstep, bass and house music from 11-plus entertainers. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $6. Details.

Halloween Bash at The Peculiar Rabbit: Dress up for a chance to win $100 in the costume contest and enjoy drink specials starting at $1 for a jello shot. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

Halloween Spooktacular at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts: This frightfully fun concert features selections from movies “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Star Wars” and “Jaws.” 11 a.m. $14-$24. Details.

Art Opening at Mint Museum Uptown: Materials-based artist Michael Sherrill’s exhibit Retrospective will be opening to the public. He’ll be talking about his work and signing books. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. General Admission. Details.

ArtPop Street Gallery PoP Up Show at Evoke: Shop local art while you enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a specialty cocktail and live music from the Scott Smith Duo. 6-9 p.m. Free. Details.

FASHION AFTER DARK at The Light Factory: Join local brands, artists and influencers for a fashion show, music, art and networking. 6-8:30 p.m. $26. Details.

LIT AF Tour at Bojangles’ Coliseum: Host Martin Lawrence will be joined by special guests Dee Ray Davis, Michael Blackson and more. 7:30 p.m. $60-$125. Details.

Ben Rector at The Fillmore Charlotte: See the singer perform on his Magic: The Tour tour. 8 p.m. $68. Details.


Homecoming 2018 at Johnson C. Smith University: They’ve got a full weekend of events planned. Saturday highlights include the parade along Beatties Ford Road, followed by the football game against the SAU Falcons. All day Some events are free. Details.

Ride NC By Train to the Lexington BBQ Festival at Charlotte to Lexington, NC: Get ready for a day filled with Lexington barbecue, live music, vendors and fun as NC By Train gets you to and from the Lexington Barbecue Festival. Save 15 percent on tickets by clicking on the special link at Departure times: 6:45 a.m. & 10 a.m., Festival begins at 8:30 a.m. Train ticket varies, free admission to the festival. Details.

Rides & Coffee at Detail Garage: Come out for music, live demos, raffles, donuts and more. 8 a.m. Free. Details.

Frankenstein Celebration at Discovery Place Science: Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” with electrical, biological and diabolical demonstrations. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission. Details.

First Annual Fall Health Festival at Giant Genie Pharmacy: Families can enjoy games, a costume contest, live music, a bounce house and raffles. You can also learn more about the full-service pharmacy and get a health screening. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Details.

Boo Bash at Discovery Place Nature: Stop by for live animal encounters, arts and crafts, storytelling, trick or treat stations, outdoor games, a costume contest and more. 10 a.m. to noon Free. Details.

Fall Festival at Mallard Creek Animal Hospital: Customers and their pets can enjoy music, games and trick-or-treating with the pets. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Día De Los Muertos at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: They’ll host a festive altar de muertos dedicated to guests’ family and friends who have passed and guests can make paper marigolds to add to the altar to honor their loved ones. They’ll also have stilt walkers, carriage rides, live music and children’s crafts. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included in admission. Details.

Halloween Comic Fest 2018 at Rebel Base Comics & Toys: They’re handing out comic books instead of candy this Halloween, and they’ll have a sale going on in the store. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free. Details.

Plaza Midwood Fall Crawl at Midwood Park: Enjoy live music, Birdsong Brewing Co. beers, a bounce house and local vendors, plus you’ll be able to get your tree banding supplies while you’re there. 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free. Details.

SCPC’s Fall Festival at Hall Family Farm at Hall Family Farm: Free barbecue (while supplies last) from City Barbeque, games, and face painting in addition to the farm’s normal activities including hayrides, pumpkin patch, corn maze and more. Stop by the SCPC tent to eat, grab a hayride ticket, and say hi. Noon-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Monster Mash-Up at Spirit Square: Families can enjoy an afternoon of creepy crawly crafts with Community School of the Arts. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Details.

1st Annual Gold District Fall Fest at Max & Lola Bodega: Expect local vendors, food trucks, live music, giveaways and more. Noon to 6 p.m. Free. Details.

Pumpkin Fest at Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte: They’re putting some of the best local pumpkin-inspired beers on tap and hosting a pumpkin carving contest. Bring your own pumpkin and supplies, or come with your creation already finished. Noon to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

2018 Queen CityFall Festival at The Carole Hoefener Center: Shop from local vendors and artisans, and get some bites from the bake sale or on-site food trucks. The kids enjoy bounce houses, face painting, crafts and more. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

130th Birthday Bash at Belk: Celebrate in stores with DJs, sweets, fun activities and more. 1-7 p.m. Free. Details.

GUTS 2018 at BB&T Ballpark: Watch live carvings by professionals, vote on your favorites, trick or treat with the kids, enjoy concessions and drinks and more at the ballpark. Proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish. 2-5 p.m. $10. Details.

Trick or Treat Street 2018 at Blakeney Shopping Centers: With help from the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, families can participate in safety demonstrations, chat with safety advocates and explore exhibitors and vendors. There will be candy at each table for kids to collect. 2-4 p.m. Free. Details.

LoSo Costume Crawl at LoSo: Crawl through the nine venues hosting costume contests, take a picture of yourself participating in each, and be entered to win prizes. Venues will also have live music and drink specials. 3-11 p.m. Free. Details.

Bars Bands & Brews Blocktoberfest at The Unknown Brewing Company: More than five local bands will be performing, and they’ll have lots of beer flowing. 5-10 p.m. $7 in advance. Details.

#Afro Funk CLT at Camp North End: Enjoy a night of music and dancing under the stars to the music of DJ Fannie Mae and “A Sign Of The Times” Band, plus shopping and food. 7-10 p.m. $20. Details.

The GLOW: A Jack o Lantern Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway: At this jack o’lantern experience, you can expect thousands of carvings and displays, craftspeople ready to show off their techniques and fall themed concessions. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $17+. Details.

Pauly D at World Nightclub: DJ Pauly D will be performing with support from Sir Charles. Costumes encouraged. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $15 for 2. Details.

Paranormal Grounds Investigation at Historic Rosedale Plantation: Join professional ghost hunters on a walk around the 200-year-old house, using the latest technology to channel the spirits. Advance registration required. 10 p.m. to midnight $85. Details.

Open House at Cloister Honey: Take a tour of their honey processing facilities and taste the honey they make. RSVP requested. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Details.

Learn Things

Preview Day at UNC-Charlotte Center City: Curious about a master’s program? The Belk College of Business will host Preview Days for the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy and Master of Science in Management. There will be a joint session for Masters in Economics and Masters in Mathematical Finance. 9 a.m. Free. Details.

Passport to the Queen City at Charlotte Museum of History: Learn about the upcoming Dia de los Muertos holiday by creating your own decorations. 10-11:30 a.m. Included in admission. Details.

3D Mammogram Day at Mint Museum Uptown: Invision Diagnostics is coming to the museum for a ladies day filled with art and 3D mammograms. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free with insurance. Details.


2018 Runway 5K at Charlotte Douglas International Airport: Runners and walkers will have the unique opportunity to run on one of the country’s busiest airport runways while the planes are queuing up and taking off. 8 a.m. $35. Details.

Hero Run at Fairview Plaza: Run dressed as a hero in honor of our nation’s heroes in the armed forces. 8 a.m. $15-$35 in advance. Details.

Halloween Run at Run for Your Life: Run a 6.2-mile route that includes the last mile of the Charlotte Marathon to give any racers the mental preparation. You’ll be able to trick or treat along the way and activities for grown up and kids at the finish. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Details.

NC MedAssist Pancakes & Beer 5K Run/Walk at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery: Join NC MedAssist – a nonprofit, free pharmacy – and run/walk to raise funds to provide lifesaving prescription medication for North Carolina’s uninsured neighbors in need. All race participants will receive a delicious pancake and bacon breakfast, an OMB pint of beer (21+) and race T-shirt. #Run4Meds 9 a.m. $35+. Details.

Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile at Romare Bearden Park: Wear your costume, lace up your shoes and get ready to run (or walk). Finishers get medals and the best costumes will win prizes. 9-11 a.m. $25-$45. Details.

Learn. Sweat. Stretch at Catawba Brewing Company: Join EMERGE for a warm-up, total body stretch and yoga practice. Bring your own mat and towel, ticket includes one drink. 10-11 a.m. $15. Details.

Core for the Cause at Club Pilates: They’re hosting three workouts benefitting the Go Jen Go charity. The first two will be mashups with multiple instructors, and the third will be a chair master class. Do one, or do all three. Each donation counts toward entries in the prize contest. Starting every hour from 10 a.m. to noon. $25-$50 donation. Details.

Namasdrake: Drake Yoga at Charlotte: The Namasdrake tour is arriving in our city, and they’re bringing two days of Drake-themed vinyasa yoga classes with them. You’ll flow under club lights to Drake’s best songs. 11 a.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $20. Details.


Pirate Puppy Halloween Party at SAS Cupcakes – Blakeney: Wear a costume – preferably a pirate or puppy – and enjoy cupcake frosting and eating, story time, character meet and greets, a dance party and pictures. 10:30-11:45 a.m. $9/child. Details.

KIDS JAM at Sugar Creek Brewing: Drink the special release, the “CW Charmed Witches Brew” while your little monsters expend some energy on the dance floor and compete in the costume contest. 11:30 a.m. Adults are $5, kids are free. Details.

Trunk or Treat at Legion Brewing – Plaza Midwood: The brewery is teaming up with fellow Plaza Midwood merchants for a safe trick-or-treating in the parking lot. 2-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Kids Trick or Treat at Ballantyne Village: Shops and restaurants will be participating in a neighborhood trick-or-treating night. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Trunk or Treat at Greater Life Pumpkin Patch: Bring the kids for an evening of safe and easy trick-or-treating from the trunks. 4-6 p.m. Free. Details.

Not-Too-Spooky Haunted Hall at NASCAR Hall of Fame: Join Champ the Cheetah for a trick-or-treating spooktacular! Don’t miss the legendary pumpkin patch, “Toy Story of Terror!” showing and ghoulish game zone. This frightfully delightful night is designed for little goblins ages 2-8. Pro tip: The party team will have teal treat bags set aside for kids with special dietary needs, so they can collect safe treats and prizes at all stations in the Haunted Hall. 6-8 p.m. Varies. Details.

Do Good

Think Pink Day at Northlake Mall: Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month with fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, auction and fashion show. Throughout the mall, retailers will also have special offers and events going on. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Details.

Pet Adoption at Sycamore Brewing: Meet adoptable pets from Humane Society of Charlotte, and check your chip at the booth. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Car Show For A Cure at 9886 Rea Road: Stop by to see (or show off your own) local cars, plus they’ll have a raffle and candy for the kids. Proceeds will benefit the MIBG Treatment room at Levine Children’s. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Pink Boots Ball 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton: Enjoy a night of cocktails, gourmet food, a silent auction, dancing and more, all in support of Carolina Breast Friends and their mission to support breast cancer Survivors through their journey. 6:30-11 p.m. $225. Details.

Preservation Society Fundraiser for The Duke Mansion at The Duke Mansion: Party the night away to benefit the preservation of the historic The Duke Mansion. Dance to the music of Hey DJ, bid at the silent auction, and enjoy food and drinks by Executive Chef Harrison Booth. $25 of your ticket is a tax-deductible gift to The Duke Mansion. 8 p.m. $75. Details.


Anniversary Sale at 5.11 Tactical: They’ll have free food, giveaways and exclusive in-store discounts including 20 percent off your entire purchase. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Details.

Halloween Costume & Tattoo Party at Plaza Midwood Tattoo Co.: Choose from nine pages of tattoo flash from all the artists for a flat rate. Noon to midnight $31. Details.

Halloween Flash Event at Brut Tattoo: Celebrate Halloween with a new tattoo for a special price. Noon to midnight $20. Details.

3rd Grand Diwali Shopping at Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy: Shop boutique dress, ethnic wear, modern and traditional silk sarees, home goods and more. Vendors will also have authentic food and beauty services. 4:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Details.


64. 20% chance of rain.

Food & Drink

Vegan Halloween Potluck at Freedom Park: Bring a dish (or a drink or compostable plates if you know nothing about vegan cooking) and enjoy good food and good company. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

Arts & Entertainment

ARTOBERFEST at 2229 Weyland Ave.: More than 15 artists from Charlotte and NYC have painted the pavement, and now they’re revealing the mural. They’ll also have live music, a kids fashion shows, food trucks, games and more. Noon to midnight Free. Details.

Ukrainian Dance Concert at Midwood International and Cultural Center: The Golden Gates Dancers will perform elaborate traditional dances in authentic costumes. 7 p.m. $16. Details.


Fourth Annual Howl-O-Ween at Red Clay Ciderworks: Enjoy hot mulled cider, trick or dog treats for the pooches and a doggie costume contest where humans and dogs can dress up together. Noon to 7 p.m. Free. Details.

Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Steele Creek: Join Carolina Big Hearts Big Barks for a costume contest for dogs and people, complete with a fall-themed photo booth, raffles and more. 10% of bar sales and all of the photo booth sales will be donated back. 1-5 p.m. Free. Details.

The GLOW: A Jack o Lantern Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway: At this jack o’lantern experience, you can expect thousands of carvings and displays, craftspeople ready to show off their techniques and fall themed concessions. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $17+. Details.

Steel Panther – Spooky Strip Live at The Fillmore Charlotte: This Steel Panther show includes some of their biggest original songs, the biggest metals hits from the 80’s and their trademark comedic delivery. 18+. 8 p.m. $25. Details.

Learn Things

Into The Light: Starting the Conversation on Mental Health at 3646 Central Ave.: Join Silent Images for films and conversation about mental health and the relevant services offered in Charlotte. Coffee and desserts provided, RSVP required. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Details.


Costumes & Companions at NoDa Run Club at NoDa Brewing: After the run, they’ll have a costume contest judged across three categories: best individual, best duo/group and best pet costume. 10:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Details.

Football Sundays at Hoppin’: They have Sunday Ticket and RedZone for all of your viewing needs and will have the sound on for the Panthers. Plus, orange and cranberry juice for mimosas are complimentary. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free admission. Details.

Panthers v Ravens at Bank of America Stadium: Cheer on the Panthers as they take on the Baltimore Ravens. 1 p.m. $67+. Details.


Charlotte MarathonThe Novant Health Charlotte Marathon features five different races: the marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5K and kid’s 1-mile run. Runners experience the sights and sounds of some of the Queen City’s best streets, historic landmarks, sporting venues and neighborhoods. Expect entertainment along the course and major headliners at the finish line festival. November 3.

EpicFest: EpicFest is a free literary festival that connects children, teens and families with books and authors through activities that encourage a love of reading. This year’s festival features award-winning authors and illustrators, Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band and a YA author panel. November 3.

Ties & Tails Gala: Celebrate the donor and volunteers of the Humane Society of Charlotte while supporting their mission and the animals they care for. The night will include cocktails and dinner, dancing dogs dressed up in gowns and a silent and live auction. The best part? The auction is dog-friendly so your pet can tag along. November 10.

See all the upcoming events here.

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