MONDAY, OCTOBER 28
We the Kings
The Fillmore | 8 p.m. | $22 | Details
Why you should go: Throw it back to some of the best songs of the early 2000s and see We the Kings live.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29
Barry’s & Brunch
Living Kitchen | 9:30 a.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Experience a Barry’s workout with a live DJ followed by mimosas and light breakfast foods.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30
Haunted Nature Walk
Discovery Place Nature | 12:30 p.m. | Included in admission | Details
Why you should go: Come in your costumes, trick-or-treat around the Paw Paw Nature Trail with a Naturalist and learn about the spooky critters of the Piedmont.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
Boos & Brews at Hoppin’
Hoppin’ | 3 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Costume contest ($100 gift card 1st place, $50 gift card 2nd place, $25 gift card 3rd place) plus a photo booth for capturing your looks, live DJ, Twisted Eats food truck and a lineup of pumpkin beers, pumpkin ciders and Oktoberfests on the self-serve taps.
Nightmare on College Street Bar Crawl
Lucky’s Bar & Arcade | 6 p.m. | $10-$25 | Details
Why you should go: Start the night with registration at Lucky’s and then work your way through Vida Vida, Blackfinn, Whisky River, Rooftop 210 and Suite.
Haunted Warehouse at Norfolk Hall
Norfolk Hall | 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. | $30-$60 | Details
Why you should go: A haunted maze entryway leads to the main event headlined by Richy Ahmed, Mikey Lion and Lee Reynolds. VIP tickets get you early express entry, VIP lounge and private bar access and a free poster. Costumes encouraged.
Plaza Midwood Halloween Brewery Bar Crawl
Pilot Brewing, Legion Brewing, Resident Culture | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Pilot will have Harry Potter trivia 7:30-9:30 p.m. and $3 beer specials. Legion hosts music bingo at 7:30 p.m. And Resident Culture will have a costume contest from 8-9 p.m. along with a fun-sized stout aged on mini candy bars and a Sour Patch kettle sour.
POTIONS: A Pop-Up Bar
Haberdish – 3116 N. Davidson St. | 6-8 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Head to Haberdish on Halloween night for a one-night-only special drink menu on the patio plus a DJ and costume contest.
Halloween Dance Party
VBGB | 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Expect team trivia 8-10 p.m. (all teams get a free voucher for the VIP karaoke booth at 8.2.0), free Bold Rock Cider samples and swag, live DJ 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and a costume contest.
Ink N Ivy | 9 p.m. to a a.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: They’ll have half off cocktails, $4 Truly and the debut of their new patio with fresh furniture, decor and games like ping pong, Jenga, giant Connect Four and ring toss.
Halloween at Dilworth Tasting Room
300 E. Tremont Ave. | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Wear your spooky Halloween costume to DTR for a chance to win a $200 gift card and imbibe some half off Pinot Noirs (they’ll have candy for the kiddos).
Optimist Hall | 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Trick-or-treat through Optimist Hall for candy, giveaways and more. There will also be a Halloween-themed photo booth and food/drink specials, including Willy Wonka-inspired drinks at Spindle Bar, free kids smoothie coupons at Village Juice and special cocktails ( The Skull Crusher, The Thriller, and The Afterlife) at El Thrifty.
#TrickorTreats Dog Halloween Costume Contest
The Chamber by Wooden Robot | 7-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Dress up your pups in their best Howleen costume to strut down the runway and win tons of prizes in categories like Best Overall, Best Human/Dog Combo and Best Trick in Costume. For food and drink, expect a “dog beer,” free doggie doughnuts and new beers for the humans.
Stranger Things Party
Rosemont Bar | 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Enter the upside down at this 80s themed party.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Day of the Dead Feast & Fiesta
2433 South Blvd. | 6:30 p.m. | $25 | Details
Why you should go: Come celebrate the last day of Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, with a feast and fiesta for all to enjoy. Chef Hugo will be bringing delicious authentic dishes for the all-you-can-eat buffet, plus the Cochinita Pibil, live music from Latin band UltimaNota, drink specials, and more.
4100 Raleigh St. | 4-9 p.m. | $20 | Details
Why you should go: The three-day event kicks off with Wine Night and an art crawl. Expect a wine bar, charcuterie, and small plates on Friday and a big beer fest on Saturday.
Food Truck Friday Plaza Midwood
Resident Culture Brewing | 4-9 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: As always, they’ve got live music, unique brews and food trucks, including The Dumpling Lady, Streamline Kitchen, What The Fries CLT, Food Truck: My Sausage Buddy, Libretto’s Pizzeria Charlotte, Waffle Tastries and Hip Hop Smoothies.
Food Truck Friday South End
Sycamore Brewing | 4-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: This week’s banging lineup includes Papi Queso Food Truck, TIN Kitchen, OooWee BBQ, Gyro Twins Truck, GOGI, Chef Ray’s Cuban Cuisine, Chilaka Tacolab and Rollicious Ribs & More. They’ll have refreshing boozy drinks like Prosecco pops and frosé — plus the usual beer and cider.
Friday Nights at Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave. | 5-10 p.m. | Free | Details
Why you should go: Every Friday, they’ll have food, music and a few surprises for a laid-back hangout. Note: Kids and leashed pets are welcome.