Want to go out after dark? Here are my top nightlife picks for this week:
Friday: Bunny slippers or naughty nightie? It's pajama party time on the roof of the EpiCentre (210 E. Trade St.) when The Pavilion hosts a fundraiser for Hospitality House of Charlotte, which provides affordable lodging for families undergoing medical treatment. The flyer requests "appropriate" sleepwear. (What? No peek-a-boo teddies?) $10 tickets include entrance into all participating EpiCentre venues and live music. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets available at www.hospitalityhouseofcharlotte.org.
Saturday: What goes together better than booze and golf? That's the theme at the EpiCentre (210 E. Trade St.) this weekend when it launches its Putt n' Crawl. Eighteen holes of miniature golf will be arranged around the uptown entertainment complex, where patrons can putt-putt in between stops at BlackFinn, Whisky River, Wild Wing Cafe, Mortimer's, Enzo, Vida, Kazba, Mez, Suite, and the Pavilion. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the craziest-dressed and sexiest golfers, as well as for best team. Participants receive a souvenir mug, discounts at each hole, and entry into a raffle. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day-of. $10 per person for teams of four or more. Available at bit.ly/nevW8B.
Sunday: The 21st annual Festival Latino Americano takes place during the day Sunday at South Park's Symphony Park, but the party continues into the night with Miami's bilingual genre-splicers Xperiminto and Charlotte's reigning Latin rockers Bakalao Stars at Neighborhood Theatre (511 E. 36th St). All ages. 7 p.m. Free. 704-358-9200; www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Monday: Scary gets hairy as Neighborhood Theatre celebrates Halloween all month long with the "Bad Moon Rising" series, featuring werewolf movies every Monday night in October. In its second week, the 'Hood features 1981's "The Howling" starring "E.T.'s" Dee Wallace. "Teen Wolf," "The Curse of the Werewolf," and a Halloween-night showing of "An American Werewolf in London" follow during subsequent weeks. Free. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.