What’s cookin’, Charlotte? There’s still time to grab your seats for “Cookin,’” the internationally beloved, food-focused percussion show that’s coming to Charlotte next weekend. Tickets start at $25.
Monday, October 23
John Mayer in Charlotte
Spectrum Center | 7:30pm | $78+ | Details
Why you should go: John Mayer brings his SOLO tour to the Spectrum Center with special guest JP Saxe.
Guided Yoga and Meditation
BeSocial | 6:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: It’s a free yoga class focussing on relaxation and meditation.
Free Book Swap
Sip City | 7-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Bring three books to exchange with fellow book lovers and enjoy $5 drinks and tacos.
Charlotte Craft Beer Week: A beer education event
The Hop Shop | 6-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Local brewers from Southern Strain Brewing, Free Range Brewing, Protagonist Beer and Epiphany Craft Malt, will give insider knowledge on the brewery industry.
Tuesday, October 24
Haunted by Black Lagoon: A Spooky Speakeasy
Backstage Lounge | 5pm-midnight | Free | Details
Why you should go: Backstage Lounge in South End has transformed into a Halloween-themed speakeasy through Oct. 31. It’s open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm to midnight with no cover or reservations.
Ghouls Night Out: Tipsy Terrarium Workshop
PlantHouse Charlotte | 6:30pm | $26+ | Details
Why you should go: Kick off Halloweek by making your own spooky terrarium with the PlantHouse crew.
Craft’s Halloween Movie Series
Craft Tasting Room | 7:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Watch a screening of Beetlejuice and Nightmare Before Christmas in the beer garden of Craft Tasting Room in South End.
Farm to Fork: A Tasting Event
Heirloom (Belmont) | 6:30pm | $70 | Details
Why you should go: It’s a four-course tasting dinner with locally sourced ingredients and an option to add a wine pairing.
Liquid Artistry: A Puddle Painting Session
Divine Barrel Brewing | 7-9pm | $25 | Details
Why you should go: Create your unique work of art through puddle painting. Register in advance to secure your canvas.
Pink Boots Merch Swap
HopFly Brewing Company | 5-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Bring your gently used brewery items that you would like to swap out for other donated items during the “swap power hour” from 5-6pm. Afterward, donated items are sold to the public “yard sale” style and 100% of sales made will be donated to the local nonprofit Pink Boots Society.
Wednesday, October 25
Hallo-Week at Hi-Wire
Hi-Wire Brewing | 6pm | Prices vary | Details
Why you should go: Hi-Wire has a full week of Halloween events, including a paint-your-pet class on Wednesday. There’s also a silent disco on Friday.
Half-Priced Wine and Trivia
Town Brewing | 7:30pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Sip half-priced wine and play general trivia hosted by Mindless Minutia.
Charlotte Hornets VS Atlanta Hawks
Spectrum Center | 7pm | $16 | Details
Why you should go: It’s officially basketball season! Cheer on the Hornets as they take on the Atlanta Hawks.
Mental Health Happy Hour
Divine Barrel Brewing | 6-8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Listen in on a Q&A Panel led by Chris Weedon, founder of Mentally Shredded. Plus, there will be vendors offering resources for well-being and mental health. , Five Little Birds food truck will be there from 6-9pm.
Thursday, October 26
Spooky Pups, Paint & Pints
Skiptown | 6pm | $50 | Details
Why you should go: Paint your pet as a spooky ghost or goblin at this Halloween-themed paint and sip.
Waverly Witches Night Out
The Terrace at Waverly | 5:30pm | $20 | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy witchy fun and shop your way through Waverly with discounts and swag from participating merchants. Ticket sales will go towards Carolina P.A.W.S. (Pet Adoption & Welfare Society).
Love at First Laugh Halloween Edition
Common Market | 7pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Join us for a night of laughter and love at The Common Market in South End. Enjoy a live comedy show that doubles as a night of matchmaking with a singles mixer starting at 7pm.
Paint and Puff
Sip City | 7pm | $42 | Details
Why you should go: Your $42 ticket includes one pre-roll from Elev8 Earth, one canvas and tools needed to paint along and a beer from Sip City.
Friday, October 27
Fairwoodland: A Halloween Barbie Party
RSVP and The Fairwood 226 | 8pm-2am | Free-$40 | Details
Why you should go: It’s a Barbie Halloween party across two different venues. RSVP transforms into Barbie Land, while The Fairwood 226 is converting into Ken’s Mojo Dojo Casa House with live DJs at both.
Boollantyne at The Amp
The Amp Ballantyne | 5pm | $10 | Details
Why you should go: Enjoy fall-themed food trucks and family-friendly entertainment, including live music and costume contests.
Charlotte Gaymer’s Network: Sapphic Social
Hattie’s | 7-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: It’s a Halloween edition of CGN’s monthly Sapphic social.
Fonta Flora Brewery | 7-9pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: Grab a beer at Fonta Flora before playing free music bingo starting at 7pm.
Noche de Rumboo
Infinity Ballroom | 8pm | $10+ | Details
Why you should go: Rumbao Latin dance company is throwing a Halloween-themed social with an 8pm salsa class and a social and costume contest to follow.
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Bad Review Night
Free Range Brewery — NoDa | 6-8pm | Free | Details
Why you should go: As part of Charlotte Craft Beer Week, eight local breweries and Charlotte’s beloved cider maker will get together to read bad reviews, kinda like Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” series.
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