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Happy Thursday, QCity!

In Today’s Newsletter: Read a Datin’ Charlotte story about a costume party; explore some Halloween-themed things to do; then scope out some weekend happenings in Charlotte.

Today in History: In 1911, singer Mahalia Jackson was born in New Orleans. Dubbed “the voice” of the Civil Rights Movement, Jackson’s famous recordings include “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” “In the Upper Room” and “Amazing Grace,” among others.

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When matching costumes go wrong

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Natalie always thought that matching Halloween costumes made a statement at Halloween parties.

Four friends dressed up like Disney’s Cheetah Girls might say, “We were born in the ’90s.” A duo dressed as two halves of a heart might say, “We’re in love.”

What she didn’t consider was what it could mean when her date suggested he dress as Hugh Hefner, a man well-known for having multiple girlfriends.

Read on. [Madeline Holly-Carothers]


Five Halloween-themed outings to try in Charlotte

Scarowinds. September 2023. (Photo courtesy of Studio Well Made, LLC)

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s no shortage of spooky-themed things to do in Charlotte.

From fully-decked-out immersive bar experiences to dimly-lit mini golf and more, if you’re looking for that Halloween vibe, here are a few ideas

Keep reading.


Can you take the heat?

“What’s COOKIN’?” is an explosive percussion show that sliced, diced and banged its way across the globe!

Working against the clock to prepare a wedding feast, four zany chefs make a manic menu of nonstop, high-speed action that whips up into an all-you-can-eat frenzy of martial arts and Korean samulnori drumming.

Every utensil (yes, even the kitchen sink!) becomes an ingredient in a recipe for havoc and heart-pounding rhythms so irresistible you’ll be ready for a second hilarious helping!





Kid’s CornerSponsored by Trinity Episcopal School

  • Paw Patrol Live (Sat-Sun): See the latest live-action adventure of the popular cartoon dog squad in this energetic pirate-themed show.
  • Kids Book Party (Sat): Enjoy a live reading of “Pretty Like Me!” and other books, plus face painting, sweets and more.
  • Fall in Fun Festival (Sat): Celebrate the 2nd annual Fallin in Fun community festival, complete with horseback rides, bounce houses, vendors, music and more.
  • Kids Club Art Enrichment (Sat): Head to Camp North End for a day of pumpkin picking and pumpkin painting with The Broken Crayon LLC.


See the Hive @ 35

Just in time for the Charlotte Hornets’ new season, celebrate 35 years of Hornets history at a new exhibit at the Charlotte Museum of History.

See artifacts dating back to the team’s inaugural season, explore Instagrammable spaces and tour a timeline of Carolinas basketball history.


Fridays at Camp North End: Trick or Treat for grown folk

The Boileryard sits in the shadow of the iconic boiler water tower, which is no longer in use but once provided power for the area now known as Camp North End.

Head to Camp North End this Friday for its 6th annual Candy Crawl. As you satisfy your sweet tooth, enjoy live music, food and drinks.

You can also catch a film screening, shop from local vendors and more.

Plsu, check out other events throughout the week at Camp North End.

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