Charlotte-area Halloween parties, events and more

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Here are a few of places to find Halloween events in Charlotte — from costume parties to concerts and more. Look for more events coming soon!

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(photo taken at last year's CarnEVIL at Amos' by Jeff Hahne)

Wed., Oct. 28

Howl-O-Ween Bash at Halo

Hosted by Pet P.A.L. S of Humane Society of Charlotte. Halloween costume party with music by DJ R Wonz. Also, complimentary appetizers by Crowne Plaza Charlotte Hotel, Cyros Sushi, 131 Main, Angry Ale's, Andrew Blairs and Eat Here Now, as well as drink specials and raffle prizes. Money raised supports the mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte. For more information, call 704-377-0534 or email dcanzano@humanesocietyofcharlotte.org.

$20-$30. 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Halo, 820 Hamilton St., Ste. A-2. 704-246-1752. www.haloclt.com.

• Tru Blood Halloween Bash at The Breakfast Club

Music by DJ Magic. Ladies free until midnight, fellas $5 till midnight. Cash prize for best costume.

10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Breakfast Club, 225 N Caldwell St. 704-608-3081. www.that80sclub.

• Pure Wickedness at Halo

With resident DJs Frenzy, R Wonz and Fotizo and a $600 cash Halloween costume contest for the best and sexiest costumes. 18 and up.

10 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Halo, 820 Hamilton St., Ste. A-2. 704-246-1752. www.haloclt.com.

Thurs., Oct. 29

• Charlotte College Fest at Cans

$500 costume contest. Half-price cover for 21 and under until 11 p.m.

10 p.m. Cans, 500 W. 5th St. 704-940-0200. www.cansbar.com.

Fri., Oct. 30

2009 Glitterati Masquerade Ball: The Devil's Last Waltz at Visulite Theatre

Break out your craziest outfit or costume and join Dj Wiiz Kid, George Brazil, The J Studio Dancers, Angela Lopez and the Queens of the Masquerade, Simone and her Whipping Booth, and Roxy C. Moorecox for a night of festive dancing, mingling, and cocktail drinking. For more information, email glitteratiball@gmail.com.

$5-$8. 9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Visulite Theatre, 1615 Elizabeth Ave. 704-358-9200 www.visulite.com.

80's Fab-O-Ween at Apostrophe Lounge

This Halloween Party takes a blast from the past with its 1980’s theme. Dancing and costume contest for “Best Outfit of the 80's. Apostrophe Lounge, 1440 S. Tryon St. 704-371-7079. www.apostrophelounge.com.

BooWalk Billy’s Halloween Bash at Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Grill

Costume contest with prizes, games, drink specials and music from DJ Deafrent.

9 p.m. Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Grill, 1636 Sardis Rd. 704-814-7427.

Fashioween: "A celebrity for one night" at The Forum

Si Revista presents this Halloween celebration of fashion and beauty. Event will feature three rooms with DJs providing Latin and international music. $1,500 in prizes for categories including, “Best Hair Design,” “Best Makeup,” and “Best Apparel.”

18 and up. For tickets, visit www.groovetickets.com. $10. 10:55 p.m. The Forum, 300 N. College St. 704-375-8765. www.thecharlotteforum.com.

Ghostbusters Boo Bash Costume Party at The Breakfast Club

Come take your picture with the ECTO-1 with Ghostbusters Ambulance. It's also 1-2-3 night ($1 domestics, $2 imports, $3 mixed drinks).

$7 for members, $8 for non-members. The Breakfast Club, 225 N Caldwell St. 704-608-3081. www.that80sclub.

• Lycan Lust at Luna Lounge

Embrace "LYCAN LUST" with Resident DJ's Nick Spain, Kaotika, Steven K & Rob Reeves with special guest DJ NVS. Winners of costume contest get 2 bottles of vodka and a VIP table of their choice for the evening.

$5. 9 p.m. Luna Lounge, 521 N. College St. 704-376-8303. E-mail Krystie@lunacharlotte.com for VIP packages.

Masquerade Halloween Party at Blue Restaurant and Bar

Samba Dance Entertainment, DJ spinning from 10 p.m.- 2 a.m., costume contest, drink and appetizer specials.

Advance tickets for couples $20, at door $30; Advance single tickets are $15; at door $15. 10 p.m.- 2 a.m. Blue Restaurant and Bar, 214 N. Tryon St., Ste. 100.

• The Hades Incident at Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar

A celebration of supernatural entertainment presented by Inner Circle Events. Your finest costumed attire is requested.

10 p.m.-2 a.m. Enso Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar, 210 E. Trade St. Limited advance tickets available at clubtix.net.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Takeover at Dammit Janet

Watch the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show during a live screening of the film. For more information, call 704-906-6531 or email dan@takeoverfriday.com .

$5. 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. Dammit Janet, 319 Grandin Rd.

Sat., Oct. 31

• 6th Annual Thriller Halloween Bash at The Breakfast Club

$500 costume contest, Thriller video group dance contest shown on giant video screen. Hosted by 107.9 The Link and Bandy "Boo" O'Brien.

$8 for members, $10 for non-members. 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. The Breakfast Club, 225 N Caldwell St. 704-608-3081. www.that80sclub.

• A Nightmare On 5th Street "Lift the Curse" at Kashmir/Fiji Sushi

Fiji Vampire's Bloody Banquet & Zombie Sushi starts at 5 p.m. Cash and prizes for the scariest costumes of the evening. Music by DJ Solo. Ladies free until 5 p.m. Donations go to the American Red Cross's Blood Bank.

5 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Kashmir/Fiji Sushi on 5th Street between Church and Tryon streets. For Fiji dinner reservations call 704-376-1212

For Kashmir VIP Table Reservations w/ Bottle Service call 704-974-9024.

Alley Cat Saturday's Presents Fangtasia

Featuring Vampire rockers Crashbox with DJ Neumonic and a costume contest with $500 cash prize. For advance tickets, visit www.groovetickets.com.

18 and up. 9 p.m.- 2:15 a.m. Alley Cat, 314 N. College St. 704-375-2779. www.thealleycat.com.

Angels and Demons Halloween Bash at Hickory Tavern locations

Costume contests (best overall costume, best angel, best demon) for prizes, drink specials and live entertainment. Starts at 10 p.m.

Coyote Joe’s Spooky Spectacular Halloween Costume Bash

Cash prizes for best costume.

$12. Coyote Joe’s, 4621 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-399-4946.

Carnevil 2009 at Amos’ Southend

18 and up. $20-$25. 8 p.m. Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. 704-377-6874.

Carnivale de Mez at the Mez at Epicentre

Halloween party with a costume contest with cash prizes, drink specials and cuisine. Epicentre Theaters will turn into a dance floor set with a backdrop of classic horror movies on the big screen too.

$10 for general admission. For VIP, call 704-971-2400. 9 p.m. Mez, 210 E. Trade St.

Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween Party at The Sunset Club

Costume contests with $1,500 in cash prizes for categories in “Best Couples Costume,” “Sexiest Costume,” “Funniest Costume,” and “Best Overall Costume.” Drink specials.

For VIP table reservations, call 704-373-9900 or email flavia@sunsetclubcharlotte.com .

21 and up. $10. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Sunset Club, 1820 South Blvd., Ste. 106. 704-373-9900. www.sunsetclubcharlotte.com.

Guys with Ties Halloween Party

Party and benefit for Jacob’s Ladder Job Center will feature a costume contest with grand prize of $750.

$10. 8 p.m. Strike City at EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

Halloqueen – The Sequel: "An evening in masquerade..." at Grand Central

Halloween ball and cash bar. For more information, email dan@takeoverfriday.com .

9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave.

Halloween at EpiCentre: A Black Hearts Ball featuring Jet

Bud Light Golden Wheat and 106.5 The End present A Black Hearts Ball featuring Jet and a costume contest. For more information, call 704-971-1249.

21 and up. $15 in advance at www.fullhouseconcerts.musictoday.com. 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m. EpiCentre, 210 E. Trade St.

Halloween Kids & Family Day at Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Grill

Candy giveaway, games, arts and crafts and Halloween cookies.

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Grill, 1636 Sardis Rd. 704-814-7427.

• Hollywood Halloween at Lavecchia's

A celebrity, paparazzi-filled Halloween event presented by MAZ Entertainment. Best costume wins a prize package worth $500.

21 to enter, 25 encouraged. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Lavecchia's Uptown, 221 E. 6th St. Tickets are limited and still available online at www.mazentertainment.net.

House of 1000 Fears at Buck Wild

Presented by Statik Insomnia Productions. Performance by SkeRRie and Miss Z, as well as a live performance by Manic. More sounds provided by DJ Jasperland. Prizes for “Sexiest Costume” and “Scariest Costume.” Drink specials and a “Blood-Bath Wrestling” competition, as well as other entertainment and food.

18 and up. $5-$7. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Buck Wild, 10008 University City Blvd. 704-595-0193. www.buckwild.net.

• House of Vampires Halloween party at Dixie's Tavern

No cover all night long. $2 beer special and $3 Bleeding Heart Shot. Music by DJ Fat Kid.

5 p.m.-2 a.m. Dixie's Tavern, 301 E. 7th St. 704-374-1700. www.dixiescharlotte.com.

Moorecox & Mammas Costume Cabaret at Petra's Piano Bar & Cabaret

Roxy C Moorecox & Big Mamma D take On Halloween with this show featuring burlesque, drag, a costume cabaret, comedy, fire performers and acrobats, and more.

18 and up. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Petra's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1919 Commonwealth Ave. 704-332-6608.

Nightmare on Montford at Andrew Blair's

Presented by Cbay and Paschal Promotions. Two costume contests with $250 for “Best Individual Costume,” and $300 bar tab for “Best Group Costume.” Cash bar and appetizers will be available all night.

$5 cover includes one free draft beer, while supplies last. 8 p.m.- 2 a.m. Andrew Blair's, 1600 Montford Dr. 704-525-3663. www.andrewblairs.com

• Nightmare on Stonewall Street at Club Ice

Hosted by No Limit Larry of Power 98. Everybody free until 12 a.m. Prizes given out to hottest costumes. Music by DJ Buttafingaz.

10 p.m-2 a.m. Club Ice, 300 E. Stonewall St. 704-334-8700. www.clubicenc.com.

• PlayDate Halloween at Jillian's Uptown

Featuring Carolina's infamous Bluz and DJ DR. Take part in a Halloween-themed PlayDate, where you can play all kinds of board games.

$10. 9 p.m. Jillians, 200 E. Bland St. http://playdatehalloween.eventbrite.com

Rumbaween at Luna Lounge

Costume party featuring international beats and a live performance by Bakalo Stars. For VIP table information, email krystie@lunacharlotte.com .

9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Luna Lounge, 521 N. College St. 704-376-8303.

Single Cell Productions Presents Danse Macabre at Dammit Janet

Presented by Single Cell Productions. Featuring live music from Angels On Acid, S.O.U.L and Grevious, as well as a surplus of DJs (DJ Karma, DJ Torchure and DJ Spider, among others). Also, fetish performances by an array of performers, fetish play areas, appearances by alternative and fetish models, photographers and more. Drink specials and giveaways. For more information, visit www.singlecell.us.

18 and up. $20-$25. 8 p.m. – 4 a.m. Dammit Janet, 3746 N. Davidson St.

Spooktacular Halloween Party at Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Ribs (University location)

Costume contests (best overall costume, best group – sexiest) with cash prizes, and drink specials.

9 p.m. Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar & Grill, 9005 JM Keynes Dr., Ste. 2. 704-503-7427.

Uptown Cabaret’s Halloween Party

Late night costume contest with cash prizes. Chance to win a “golden ticket” for free dances and free champagne.

Uptown Cabaret, 108 E. Morehead St. 704-344-0802.

Zombie-Stock 2009 at Halo

A marquee Halloween, with $1,000 in cash and prizes for best costumes. For VIP table reservations, email marqueesaturdays@haloclt.com.

9 p.m.- 2 a.m. Halo, 820 Hamilton St., Ste. A-2. 704-246-1752. www.haloclt.com.

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