7-11:30 p.m. NC Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $10 in advance. www.ncmusicfactory.com.
The complex’s Fountain Plaza will be transformed into a huge outdoor club with lights and sound for Halloween. There’ll be four DJs spinning, plus a $5,000 costume contest and various “side show acts.”
3 p.m. Wells Fargo Playhouse at ImaginOn, 300 E. 7th St. $12-$26. www.ctcharlotte.org.
This creepy musical version of the popular fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman follows a young girl who goes exploring through a magic door and gets trapped in a strange, unsettling parallel world. For ages 8 and up.
All Hallows Eve
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road. $8; $7 for seniors/students; free for 5 and younger. www.lattaplantation.org.
Learn about the history of Halloween and meet some of its famous characters. Children can trick-or-treat around the plantation, participate in costume contests (at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.), make crafts, and more.
Halloween at Discovery Place
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St. $15; $12 for kids and seniors. www.discoveryplace.org.
Help the museum celebrate its 34th birthday with spooky science activities; encounters with spiders, cockroaches and scorpions; puppet shows, story time and crafts; and candy-free trick-or-treating.