A Scary Good Time: Halloween 2012 Parties and Events List
Don your costume at anyone of these events taking place between October 25 and November 3
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Tuesday, October 30
Trick or Treatment Party
Enjoy an evening of Halloween beauty, where a massage therapist will assist guests in achieving balance, featuring chair massages, a tranquilizing scalp massage, hand scrubs, trick-or-treat gifts, samples from top beauty lines, drinks, and light hors d’oeuvres. $30; reservations suggested. The Ritz-Carlton Spa & Wellness Center, 201 E. Trade St., ritzcarlton.com/charlotte.
Fourth Annual Haunted Ball
This college night party features a $500 costume contest and drink specials like $2 Miller Lite and $4 Southern Comfort. 9 p.m. Free admission with costume until 11 p.m. Whisky River, 210 E. Trade St., whiskyrivercharlotte.com.
Dungeon of Doom
This trendy nightclub will be transformed into a playground for demons, ghouls, and all frightening things alike. Music by DJ Mayhem and Heroes X Villains. Costumes highly suggested. 10 p.m. Cost varies; VIP tables available, firstname.lastname@example.org. Butter NC, 950 NC Music Factory, buttercharlotte.com.
Wednesday, October 31
The Wizard of Oz Themed Party
Take the yellow brick road to this party after work or late-night. Enjoy half-price Ruby Slipper martinis, $5 Patron XO elixirs, $20 Land of Oz shooter flights, and the dinner and dessert menu will be available until 1 a.m. Music by DJ Jason Burgess, along with hi-def visuals courtesy of Carolina Photo Booths. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. Crave Dessert Bar, 500 W. Fifth St., cravedessertbar.com.
CLT Zombie Crawl
Good Eats and Meets hosts this crawl taking you to Heist Brewery, Solstice Tavern, Revolution Pizza & Ale House, and The Blind Pig—all in NoDa. Enjoy food and drink specials at each location. 6-11 p.m. $5 in advance; $10 at the door. Begins at Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., heistbrewery.com, cltzombiecrawl2012.eventbrite.com.
Nightmare on Tryon Street
Party with socialites, and come dressed in creative and/or sexy costumes. Music by DJ Skillz. Presented by Moxie Society. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. RSVP to email@example.com for complimentary admission with costume before 10 p.m. Vapiano, 201 S. Tryon St., vapiano-charlotte.com, facebook.com/moxiesociety.
Pop Life: Wonderland
As if Pop Life didn't already draw the largest crowds each Wednesday night, you can expect a packed house again as these revelers turn out for this Halloween edition. Costumes are encouraged, and on the turntables will be DJ Quicksilva. Presented by Sol Kitchen and Roundtable Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free; VIP tables, firstname.lastname@example.org. Re:Public, 314 N. College St., facebook.com/republic.charlotte, thesolkitchen.com.
Something Different Halloween Party
It’s an exclusive party at one of Uptown’s hottest restaurants, featuring music by DJ Edward Shouse, and hosted by Patrick Whalen, Mills Howell, and Alejandro Torio. Costumes recommended, and a late-night menu will be available. Sponsored by Charlotte magazine. 10 p.m. Free; complimentary valet parking. 5Church, 127 N. Tryon St. (corner of Fifth and Church streets), 5church.com.
Hickory-based band Soul Watt returns for another year at one of the University Area's largest Halloween parties. There will be a costume contest, drink specials, and the food menu will be available. 10:30 p.m. Free. Boardwalk Billy's, 9005 J.M. Keynes Dr., boardwalkbillys.com.
Friday, November 2
Dia De Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Halfway to Cinco
Bring your amigos to this fiesta to celebrate the Mexican culture’s Day of the Dead as well as the halfway point on the calendar to Cinco de Mayo. Games include sombrero toss, jalapeno challenge, and a Mexican hat dance. Plus, your paid admission gets you two hours of cold cerveza and free mustaches. 8 p.m. $10. Prohibition, 200 N. Tryon St., prohibitionclt.com.
Saturday, November 3
It’s one of MAZ Entertainment’s biggest parties, now in its sixth year. Music by DJ Flash. Costumes strongly suggested, so you can enter the contest. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. $15 and up; VIP booths available. Maggiano’s, at SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd., mazentertainment.net.
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