So you’ve got the perfect Halloween costume idea, but you don’t know where the party is? Don’t even worry about it. We’ve got you covered. Happy hauntings!
Ongoing through October | Hours vary | Stroke | $12 per player
Each October, Stroke turns its indoor mini-golf course into a haunted maze (but still a mini-golf course).
Oct. 22 | 6 p.m. | Bart’s Mart | Free
Live music, drink specials, giveaways and a pumpkin carving contest with high stakes: If you win, you get a prize, if you lose, your work gets smashed.
Oct. 22 | 8 p.m. | Common Market – Plaza Midwood | Free
A high-energy, death defying, devilishly fun evening of spooktacular performances, Halloween costumes and mingling. Hosted by Skylar Michele-Monet, with performances by King Perka Sixxxx and Aurora Carlisle Nicole and a prize for best costume.
Oct. 22 & 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Belk Theater | $29 and up
Tim Burton’s macabre classic The Nightmare Before Christmas is shown in its entirety on a large screen while Charlotte Symphony brings Danny Elfman’s rambunctious, colorful score to life.
Oct. 24 | Noon-4 p.m. | Petra’s | Free
Costumes are encouraged for this bake sale and art sale.
Oct. 24 | Noon-4 p.m. | Devil’s Logic Brewery | Free
The brewery with the hellish name has a cute event planned: a costume contest for dogs. Prizes for three categories: Best Overall Costume, Most Creative, and Best Human and Pet Duo.
Oct. 26 | 8-10 p.m. | VisArt Video | $5 donation suggested
A bullied teenage boy is devastated after the death of his heavy metal idol, Sammi Curr. But as Halloween approaches, he discovers he may be the only one who can stop Sammi from making a Satanic comeback from beyond the grave. Starring Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons.
Oct. 28 | 7-9 p.m. | Primal Brewery | $25
Local artist Aimee-Rose hosts a step-by-step Halloween-themed instructional painting class while you sip on some Primal brews.
Oct. 29 | 8:30 p.m. | Skylark Social Club | $15
Bands followed by burlesque: Oh! You Pretty Things, Harriet Rip, and Sanhaim perform, then the monthly drag revue comes in for another semester of Ghoul School.
Oct. 30 | 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Midwood Park | Free
The day kicks off with a costume parade for the neighborhood’s little ones, then back to the park for local music, beer, wine, bounce houses, face painting, T-shirts and a vendor village.
Oct. 30 | 8:30 p.m. | Amos’ Southend | $15-$18
Everyone’s favorite ’80s cover band hosts a costume party. Think Hot Tub Time Machine for costume ideas.
Oct. 30 | 7 p.m. | Coyote Joe’s | $11
Out of the Blue performs at what’s billed each year as “the best Halloween party in Charlotte,” and with $1,800 in costume contest prizes up for grabs, we can see why.
Oct. 30 | Movie starts at dusk | Tommy’s Pub | $5
Catch this 1986 flick starring Rick Moranis right outside of Tommy’s, with hot dogs, sodas, popcorn and candy available.
Oct. 30 | 10 p.m. | The Fat Parrots | Free
A costume contest, a DJ, cornhole. What more are you looking for?
Oct. 30 | 7 p.m. | Bart’s Mart | Free
Storytelling by Spooky CLT (see our Haunted Uptown story), live music by Monster Piece, and costumes are welcome.
Oct. 30 | 8 p.m. | The Milestone Club | $10
Just an absolute clusterfuck of great bands doing covers: Jaguardini does Ace of Bass, Ryan Lockhart does Garth Brooks, The Safety does Taking Back Sunday and many more.
Oct. 30 | 4-8 p.m. | Blackberry Ridge Farm | Canned food donation suggested
Blackberry Ridge Farm hosts this afternoon festival featuring a vendor market, food trucks, beer, pumpkin painting, outdoor movie, trunk or treating, a costume contest, a bonfire and more.
Oct. 30 | 8 p.m. | Two Buck Saloon | $10
A costume party that includes a live show from Phantom Friends with Red Dress Amy and Rothschild.
Oct. 30 | 8 p.m. | Visulite Theatre | $20-$25
Flamingo Revue is ready to fire it up with a burlesque tribute to the spookiest night of the year. Compete for Pumpkin King or Queen in the costume contest during an electric night of glam and gore, the sexy and the scary.
Oct. 30 | 10 p.m. | Snug Harbor | $10
That Guy Smitty and VonFunkHauser present a special Soul Train Halloween version of Deep Fried Disco featuring a Soul Train line and costume contest.
Oct. 31 | 7-10 p.m. | Comet Grill | Free
The local roots-rock Americana band hosts a Halloween party at Comet Grill.
Oct. 31 | 8 p.m. | Petra’s | $7-$10
Music from Paint Fumes, Mindvac and Coughing Blood, with sounds from Monster Piece on the back patio. Midnight costume contest with $100 cash prize.