Here’s what not to miss in #otc this week.
Halloween in OTC
Trick-or-treating, Scavenger Hunt, and After-Hours Costume Party
Saturday, Oct. 29
2-6 p.m., with an after-party at Old Town Public House, 8:30 p.m.-
Starting point: Brick Row, 21325 Catawba Ave.
This Halloween tradition is back and slated to put OTC on the map…literally! The shops along Catawba Avenue and Oak St. Mill invite all our little ghouls and goblins Saturday afternoon to stop in for candy as well as stickers and clues for their treasure maps. Maps are available at Brick Row or at the Cornelius Arts Center in Oak St Mill.
The participants who collect enough stickers and answers to the riddles on their maps will be entered in a raffle to win some awesome prizes, donated by the shops they visited in OTC.
This is the 4th year of this Old Town Cornelius tradition and the community hopes for the best turnout yet! All are welcome–kids and kids at heart–as many of the shops will also be hosting stop-and-shop specials.
Following the stopping and shopping, adults can enjoy another Halloween tradition at Old Town Public House: the after-hours costume party with The Frys. Live Music, light snacks, costume contests with prizes…It’s an all-around spooktacular time for just $10 at the door
D9’s Hallowversary and Grand Re-opening
Saturday, Oct. 29
D9 Brewing Company, 11138 Treynorth Dr.
D9 Brewing Company, located off Main Street in OTC, has become a hometown favorite. This Saturday D9 celebrates its second anniversary, recently expanded brewing operation, and new, more spacious tap room. If you haven’t visited D9 in a while, come out this weekend–in costume, of course–and enjoy the new space while sampling 13 new specialty beers released for the event! A few of the specialty beers: The Weeping Angel, a Raspberry Chianti Barrel White Sour, Redrum, an 8% Rum Barrel Red Ale, and The Darkness, a 12% Raison Bourbon Stout and 10 more!
In addition to the beer, this Hallowversary event will include live music, local artisans and street vendors, multiple food trucks and several costume contests. Learn More.
From This Day Forward
Friday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m.
The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Rd.
In a review of filmmaker and director Sharon Shattuck’s work, in which she delves into her personal experience with a transgender father and a straight-identified mother, The New York Times writes, “in marriage and parenthood, one size doesn’t fit all.”
If Halloween parties aren’t your thing and you want to dodge the doorbells rung by costumed peddlers, consider visiting The Warehouse Performing Arts Center for the only Charlotte screening of From This Day Forward. This ground-breaking documentary is a powerful view of a family struggling with their gifted and talented transgender father, and how they learn the meaning of love and gain new understanding in the process.
This is a must see for those who want to better understand the reality behind North Carolina’s HB2 legislation and the people it profoundly affects. With election season upon us, this film aims to open eyes and hearts to understanding through real-life stories and in doing so, hopefully fosters tolerance and acceptance.
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