Oct 23, 2023 - News

Weekday Planner: 24 things to do in Charlotte including spooky-themed events ahead of Halloweekend

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.

[Go deeper: 10 concerts coming to Charlotte in October, including Suki Waterhouse and John Mayer]

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.

[Go deeper: Everything you need to know before the Charlotte Hornets’ season]

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.

Music Bingo

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.

[Go deeper: 8 places to learn and dance salsa in Charlotte]

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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