Get ready to press the share button. From fitness to fundraisers, cooking classes to gallery crawls, you’ll want to tell your girlfriends about these don’t-miss events. Plan a well-deserved girls night out this March with our top picks:
Wine Down Wednesdays at Draught
Every Wednesday | Draught Charlotte | 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy a sampling of sangria, red & white wine while you enjoy delicious nibbles created by Chef Donnie. $20 per person.
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Cha Cha for the Ta Tas – A FUNdraiser for Overcomers
Thursday, March 15 | Project 658 | 6:30 p.m.
Fashion & Compassion and Carolina Breast Friends bring an evening of dinner, drinks, professional dance lessons from Dmitriy & Gaby Solomakha and a preview performance from the upcoming Dancing With the Stars of Charlotte – all for a cause. Cocktail attire. $75 per person. Cha Cha for the Ta Tas will benefit the missions of Fashion & Compassion and Carolina Breast Friends to support overcomers of breast cancer, poverty and injustice.
March Money Madness with the Junior League of Charlotte
Thursday, March 15 | Queen Park Social | 6 p.m.
Cross your fingers for your picks in the first round of the NCAA tournament and your chance to win great raffle prizes at the Junior League of Charlotte’s March. Money. Madness. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while waiting to hear your name called for prizes like Charlotte Hornets box seats, a class pack at Hilliard Studio Method, swag from Orangetheory and more. $15 per person. Purchase tickets here.
The Most Incredible Girls Night Out
Thursday, March 15 | Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m.
This ticket package, hosted by Ali and Lauren of the podcast Margarita Confessionals, includes seats for a performance of Charlotte Ballet’s The Most Incredible Thing, a pre-party in the lobby with “the most incredible cocktail” and a craft led by Stephanie from Crowned Sparrow. Tickets are just $25 each. Purchase yours here.
Inaugural Blakeney Wine Walk
Friday, March 16 | Blakeney Shopping Center | 5-8 pm
Wind down the work week at Blakeney with exclusive promotions and sample various red, white and sparkling wine selections at select Blakeney retailers such as bevello, Waxhaw Candle Company, J.Jill, Modern Acupuncture, Lizard Thicket, Casual Elegance, Vestique, and more.
Paint & Sip at Bechtler by Night
Friday, March 16 | Bechtler Museum | 5-9 pm
Enjoy the Luck of the Irish at this month’s Bechtler By Night Paint ‘N Sip with Featured Cocktail: Irish Buck (Irish Whiskey, ginger beer, lime juice, garnished with lime wedge). Lots to do even if the painting isn’t your thing!
Reps and Rosé Barre
Sunday, March 18 | Fidelli Kitchen | 1:30 p.m.
Get your reps and vino in for the day as First Wind Cycling and Fitness and Fidelli Kitchen team up for a Sunday afternoon sip and sweat. For just $8, enjoy in a 50-minute barre class and a celebratory glass. Sign up here.
Sip N Shop
Monday, March 19 | Grape&Agave | 7 p.m.
Shopping, signature cocktails and wine. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a GNO! Sip and shop finds from LipSense, dōTERRA Oils, Monat Hair, Stella & Dot, Vera Bradley and more.
Illahe & Charcuterie – Meet the Winemaker
Tuesday, March 20 | Seaboard Taproom & Wine Bar, Matthews | 6:30 p.m.
Take a trip to the West coast with a tasting of four wines from Oregon’s Illahe Vineyards. Meet and mingle with national sales manager Bethany Ford and enjoy an assortment of cheese and charcuterie to pair with the wines. $25 per person. To sign up, email [email protected] or call 704.236.8323.
Music With Friends Member Guest Party at Elder Gallery
Wednesday, March 21 | Elder Gallery | 5:30 p.m.
We’re sure you’ve heard the buzz about Music with Friends. Discover what the excitement is all about with a “Get to Know You” party with current members and their guests. Learn about Music with Friends, enjoy light bites and wine from Dean & Deluca, view the beautiful work on display at the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art and cross your fingers to win two tickets for the upcoming ZZ Top Music With Friends performance on May 22. To RSVP, contact Becky Mitchener at [email protected] and 704.907.1806.
7th Street Public Market Vegan Tasting ft. Zia Pia
Wednesday, March 21 | 7th Street Public Market | 6:30 p.m.
Viva Raw, Zia Pia Imports + Italian Kitchen and the Assorted Table Wine Shoppe team up for a vegan multi-course tasting. Enjoy three wines and four courses including cashew cheese, polenta and dessert. Seats are limited and past events have sold out, so don’t delay! $40 per person.
Thursday, March 22 | Charlotte Center City | 6 p.m.
Use your GNO to explore all that Uptown’s art scene has to offer. Enjoy free admission to multiple museums and galleries, including the New Gallery of Modern Art, Sozo Gallery and McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and a free trolley to get from place to place. Start planning your route here.
Cookie & Beer Pairing
Monday, March 26 | NoDa Brewing Company | 2 p.m.
Reminisce on your cookie-selling days in a whole new way as NoDa Brewing Company pairs everyone’s favorite cookies with a complementary beer. Sip and nibble on a flight of four beers and four cookies for $9. Here’s the line-up:
– Samoan Blonde (Blonde Ale)
– Minty Thin (Porter)
– Tagging-a-Long Brown (Brown Ale)
– Lemon Shortbread Kolsch (Kolsch)
Foods That Cool Cooking Class
Tuesday, March 27 | Nourish | 6:30 p.m.
Get your kitchen ready for spring as Chef Julia and Sous Chef Caroline lead participants in a cooking class focused on anti-inflammatory and low-sodium dishes. Enjoy the dishes and leave with a recipe booklet $60 per person.
Laugh for the Cure
Thursday, March 29 | McGlohan Theatre | 5:30 p.m.
The 16th Annual Laugh for the Cure features comedian Greg Morton, silent and live auctions, a VIP party and survivor reception. VIP ticket ($100) includes premiere seating, ticket to pre-show reception, heavy hors d’oeuvres and complementary beverage. General admission $50) includes reserved seat, appetizers and a cash bar.