Weekday planner: 24 spooky and fun things to do this Hallo-week

Weekday planner: 24 spooky and fun things to do this Hallo-week

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This Weekday Planner is proudly presented by Hungry Harvestwho launched limited-batch drinks with Summit Seltzer, Lenny Boy and Wooden Robot to put their produce to good use (aka turning it into your next happy hour drink).


MONDAY, OCTOBER 25

Grow Your Online Brand

Online | 7-8:30pm | $24 | Details 

Why you should go: Influencer and content creator Natalie Barbu gives tips and tricks to growing your social media channels, monetizing your following and navigating the algorithm.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Tuesdays at Dilworth Tasting Room

Dilworth Tasting Room (Dilworth) | 4-10pm | $26 | Details 

Why you should go: Tuesdays mean Flight Night at DTR. This special comes with three glasses of red or white, plus a complimentary cheese and charcuterie plate.

DropSound Yoga

Mint Museum Uptown (The Atrium) | 5:15-6pm | $10 | Details 

Why you should go: This relaxing yoga flow will use DropSound, noise-isolating headphones to help you tune out distractions and focus on your breath. Bring a yoga mat and water.

Rooftop Cardio Dance

The Metropolitan | 6-7pm | $15 | Details

Why you should go: End your day with a rooftop workout led by Jae of Find Your Purpose Dance Fitness. This class is for all fitness levels and uses cardio dance to get your heart rate up, so grab your mat and some water and get your sweat on.

Glow In The Dark Halloween Paint & Sip

Devil’s Logic Brewing | 7-8:30pm | $15 | Details 

Why you should go: Join artist Kaitlyn Rae Fraser for a fun glow in the Dark Halloween paint and sip. No painting experience is required and 8×10 canvases and all paint supplies will be provided.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27

Halloween Cakesicle Decorating

NoDa Brewing Co. | 6:30pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy beer and snacks while you decorate your own tasty cakesicles with Chef Alyssa of Sweet Spot Studio.

Paint Your Pet

Armored Cow Brewing Co. | 7-9pm | $30 | Details 

Why you should go: Paint a portrait of your pet with the help of local artist, Aimee-Rose. Portraits will be pre-sketched on 8-by-10-inch canvases and all painting materials will be provided.

Charlotte Gaymers Network After Dark

Pins Mechanical Co. | 7-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Enjoy free play on arcade cabinets, a costume contest with a $100 cash prize and performances from CGN’s resident drag entertainers.

80s Murder Mystery Party

Bulla Gastrobar | 7-10pm | $85 | Details 

Why you should go: There’s been a murder, and you’re a suspect. This interactive dining experience will allow guests to interview the suspects, piece the clues together and solve the crime. Dress in your best ’80s get-up.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

Taste of Soul Fest

5700 Westpark Drive | October 28-31 | $10-$90 | Details 

Why you should go: Get a taste of some of Charlotte’s best Black restaurants, bakeries, and food vendors during this four-day festival.

Hallo-Scream Run Ballantyne’s Backyard

Ballantyne’s Backyard (behind Cabo Fish Taco) | 6:15-8pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Lace up your running shoes and dress up in a Halloween costume for a fun “Hallo-Scream” run with Ballantyne Run Club. Headlamps and/or flashlights are recommended.

Tunnel of Terror: Haunted Car Wash

Aquawave Express Carwash Belmont | 6:30-11pm | $25 | Details 

Why you should go: Try not to scream while getting your car cleaned. This haunted car wash has fog, flashing lights, and a few of your favorite horror movie characters.

Black Film Night

Ayrsley Grand Cinema | 7-9pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Some of Charlotte’s top Black Filmmakers are showcasing scary shorts to get you in the Halloween spirit. Costumes are encouraged.

Drag Queen Game Night by The Vanity House

Summit Seltzer | 7pm | $5 | Details 

Why you should go: Test your trivia knowledge with the Queens of The Vanity House and enjoy drag performances in-between game rounds.

Courtyard Cinema: Hocus Pocus

Optimist Hall | 7-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Nothing says Halloween like the Disney classic, Hocus Pocus. Grab food from your favorite OH vendor and head to the courtyard for the screening.

Candlelit Visualization for Goal-Setting

Mood House | 8-8:45pm | $30-$40 | Details 

Why you should go: Meet in the meditation space for an evening of goal-setting fit for all levels. Participants will take home an “Awake” candle.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

Welcome to Wonderland

Billy Sunday | October 29-31 | Price varies | Details 

Why you should go: This Alice In Wonderland-inspired Halloween takeover will have everything from decor to costumes to food & drink specials. Reservations recommended.

Glitz & Ghouls Halloween Event

Aura Rooftop | 4-10pm | $30 | Details 

Why you should go: Get glammed up with a “Day of the Dead”–inspired makeup look and enjoy snacks and cocktails on the rooftop. Makeup will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Dalgona Candy Challenge

Luck Factory Games | 6-10pm | $12, reservation required | Details 

Why you should go: See if you would survive the Dalgona Candy Challenge from Squid Game. Then, stick around to play board games from Luck Factory’s extensive game library.

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Marm-O-Ween at The Exchange

The Exchange at 36th | 6-9pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: If you want to experience some seriously spooky marmot vibes, this is the event to check out. Artist and self-proclaimed “painter of marmots,” Henry Schreiber will be bringing original Halloween-themed paintings and prints and painting an original work live while wearing a marmot costume of his own design.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte | Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 | Donation | Details 

Why you should go: Carve a pumpkin for a good cause. Entries will be displayed on the front lawn of the House and winners will receive prizes donated by local businesses.

Fear Factory: A Halloween Affair

Camp North End | 7-10pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Camp North End is getting creepy for its first-ever Halloween bash. Expect music, monsters and mischief, and costumes are encouraged.

3rd Annual Haunted Pinhouse Party

Pinhouse | 7-11pm | Free | Details 

Why you should go: Head to Pinhouse for a night of haunted duckpin bowling, a costume contest, live music and even pumpkin-spice frosé.

‘Til Death Do Us Party

The Fairwood 226 | 9pm to 2am (next day) | Free | Details

Why you should go: The Fairwood 226 will be decked out in Halloween decor. Expect a costume contest, live music, a fortune teller and a food truck. Drink specials include $8 Witches Brews, $4 Truly and $4 Miller.


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