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THE AGENDA: Bootsy, masks & sushi
Weekly event listing for Oct. 31 - Nov. 6
Published Thursday, October 31, 2013
by Michaela L. Duckett

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Guitarist Jonathan Butler is performing Nov. 2 at Halton Theater as part of the fifth annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series.

It’s gearing up to be a spooktacular Halloween in the Queen City with parties galore. So put on your sexiest, scariest or otherwise most outrageous costume and try your luck at winning a cash prize in one of the many costume contests being held in Charlotte. When the fright-night fun ends, stimulate your brain with a new art exhibit or learn to roll your own sushi. Whatever you fancy, there are plenty of options for fun things to do. Here’s a sample of what’s happening around town for Halloween and in the days ahead:

Monster Match 10/31

Single and ready to mingle? Put on your sexiest costume (optional) and head over to VBGB Beer Hall & Garden at the NC Music Factory (920 Hamilton Road). The party begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free with drink and food specials all night. Plus, there will also be ghostly trivia, DJ and kamikaze karaoke, life-size chess and board games and private $5 tarot readings by the Intuitive Guidance Goddess.

Carnevil Masquerade

Join Rita Miles, Jim McGuire, Diane Ramirez and Charlotte SEEN for the Carnevil Masquerade at Label Charlotte (900 NC Music Factory Blvd.) The evening will include complimentary drink specials, hors d’oeuvres, a fashion show, cash prizes for best costume, psychic readings and more. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Entry is $15. Masks are required. Purchase tickets at CharlotteSeen.com.

Nightmare in SouthPark

City Tavern at SouthPark Mall is hosting an “Upscale” Halloween Party at 8 p.m. For VIP treatment, reserve a table, private room or fire pit. Cash prizes, including $200 for best costume, will be awarded. There will also be live entertainment, a DJ and plenty of drink specials. More information at City-Tavern.com.

Disruptive @ LaCa 11/1

“Disruption,” an art exhibit featuring five large-scale oil paintings by Argentine artist Santiago Quesnel, opens at LaCa Projects art gallery. An opening reception with nibbles and wine will be held 5 – 8 p.m. Regular gallery hours are weekdays 1 – 5 p.m. Email info@lacaprojects.com for private appointments.

Jonathon Butler @ Halton 11/2

Guitarist Jonathan Butler is performing live at Halton Theater (1206 Elizabeth Avenue) as part of the fifth annual Carolina Jazz Concert Series. Butler’s sound is often described as a mix of R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel music. Saxophonist Dante Lewis will open the show. Showtime is 8 p.m. Purchase tickets by phone at (704) 330-6534 to avoid online fees.

Field Day 11/2

Classroom Central will host Fall Field Day at Memorial Stadium (310 N. Kings Drive) Saturday, 1-4 p.m. It will be a day of family fun as local corporations and community members compete in nostalgic field day games.Opening ceremonies start at 1:30 p.m. Special guest Beatrice Thompson will MC. Games start at 2 p.m. with closing ceremonies at 3:30 p.m. In the case of rain, events will be held next door in the Grady Cole Center. Fall Field Day is being held to raise awareness for Classroom Central's mission to equip students living in poverty with free school supplies. Admission is free for children and $5 for adults.

Learn to make sushi Nov. 2

Love sushi? Want to learn to make your own? AZN Azian Cuisine (4620 Piedmont Row Drive) is holding a class Saturday at 4 p.m. to teach you how to prepare nigiri, roll make and garnish like a sushi master. The class will be followed by a sake tasting for participants to enjoy while dining on their own creations. Cost for the class and tasting is $25. Call (980) 819-9189 to register.  

Bootsy Collins @ Neighborhood Theatre Nov. 3

The man who put the “bass in ya face,” Bootsy Collins, is bringing the funk to Neighborhood Theatre (511 East 36th St.) Sunday night with a performance at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit NeighborhoodTheatre.com for tickets or more information.



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