Now that the kids are out of school and summer is about to be in full swing, it’s even more important to squeeze in a girls night out. We’re here to help with a round-up of the best bets for your GNO in June.

Our girls night out feature this month is presented by AR Workshops. Perfect for a girl’s night out, a fun experience bridal shower, or just because, each workshop guides you through creating your own decorative & gift item. All materials and instruction are included, and you can even bring your own wine and beer to most classes.  AR Workshops has six area locations (Myers Park, Pineville, Belmont, Concord, Davidson, Hickory and one coming soon to Waxhaw).

Get $10 off with your Scoop exclusive code (GIRLSNIGHT10) and get ready to tap into your creative side. Featured workshops in June include:

Fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation! Plank Wood Sign, Wood Photo Frame or Youth Wood Sign  Sunday, June 10

OVERSIZED Large Framed Wood Sign or CENTERPIECE BOX Workshop  Tuesday, June 19

Ladies Night Out-PLANK TRAYS, Lazy Susan, and PLANK Signs  Thursday, June 21



Mas De Daumas Gassac Wine Dinner
Wednesday, June 6 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Significantly step up your wine game with this tasting dinner led by the professionals at Corkbuzz Charlotte. $90 per person. Preview the featured wines below and view the menu here.


Isabella Santos Foundation Golf for a Cure
Thursday, June 7 | Top Golf | 4 – 8 p.m.

The Isabella Santos Foundation’s inaugural Golf for a Cure features food, cocktails, a silent auction and fun golf competitions at Top Golf. Proceeds benefit the foundation and pediatric cancer research. Spectator tickets are $75, individual play tickets are $200.


Summer Cocktails from Garden to Glass – Singles Class 
Friday, June 8 | Hygge Co-working, Camp North End | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This singles-only cocktail class offers the perfect cure to hot summer days. Learn to turn fresh seasonal ingredients into three tasty, globally-inspired drinks. $65 per person.


Frock Shop 2018 Summer Revival
Saturday, June 9 | FROCK Shop | 4 – 10 p.m.

FROCK Shop’s summer interactive artist opening features visual works by Amanda Moody, performance art from Lydia Lundgren and a one of a kind fashion production from Whitley Adkins Hamlin, The Queen City Style. Attendees will also enjoy refreshments from Misfit CLT Beer & Food Co., live music from Frank Incense and Toni Myrrh. Free admission.


Rescue To Runway
Thursday, June 14 | Vestique Charlotte, Dilworth | 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Adoptable pets take center stage at Vestique’s 4th Annual Rescue to Runway Fashion Show supporting Halfway There Rescue. General admission tickets are $15. VIP tickets ($35) include front row seats, a swag bag, early access to the beauty bar and a meet and greet with social influencers. Afterward, head to Hoppin’ in South End for specials for show attendees.


Bechtler By Night: Paint ‘N Sip
Friday, June 15 | Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 5 p.m.

June’s Bechtler by Night gives attendees the chance to unlock their inner artist with the help of trained teachers, try their hand at a stained glass art activity, gain free exhibit access, play games and more. Don’t miss the specialty drink, the island breeze.


Sol Fest – Yoga and River Fest
Friday, June 15 | U.S. National Whitewater Center | 6:30 p.m.

Find your zen and then jam out at the first night of the USNWC’s Sol Fest. Start out with a slow yoga class at 6:30 p.m., then enjoy live music at River Jam featuring Vanessa Collier.


Paper Dreams: an Eco-Couture Fashion Show Fundraiser
Saturday, June 16 | Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6:30 p.m.

Experience “Paper Dreams”, Opera Recycles’ eco-friendly fashion show, with your best girls. After a cocktail hour, see couture gowns designed by local artists, straight from the runway at New York Fashion Week, made with Opera Carolina’s outdated marketing materials. $50+. Proceeds benefit Opera Recycles artists and upcoming showcases in Paris, LA and Charleston.


Taste of the Mint | Last Look at ‘Develar y Detonar’
Saturday, June 16 | The Mint Museum Uptown | 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Art, food and wine meet in this perfect girl’s night out. First, join Dr. Jon Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American Modern & Contemporary Art, on a tour of the special exhibition Develar y Detonar: Contemporary Mexican Photography, then enjoy three small plate and wine tastings at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth. $45 per person, 25% off for Mint members.


Craft, Crab & Cocktails 2018
Saturday, June 16 | Mint Museum Randolph | 6 – 9 p.m.

Founders’ Circle’s inaugural summer soiree features a plethora of Southern food, craft beer and cocktails, live music and live and silent auctions on the lawn of The Mint Museum Randolph. Don your best picnic attire! $125+.


Ray Lamontagne
Tuesday, June 19 | Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre | 7:30 p.m.

Catch Ray LaMontagne and special guest Neko Case under the Uptown lights at the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.


Beer vs. Wine Pairing with Hi-Wire Brewing
Tuesday, June 19 | Vin Master Wine Shop | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

If your crew has a mix of wine and beer lovers, this event is for you. Try four sweet and savory dishes, each paired with one one and one beer. You decide which pairing wins! $35 per person. Call 704.307.5565 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.


Chromatic Shift
Thursday, June 21 | Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6 – 8 p.m.

The opening reception of Chromatic Shift, Visual Variations of Line and Color features works from Michael Barringer, Jeff Erickson, Marcy Gregg, Audrey Stone, Ken Tate and Joe Vinson. Exhibition runs June 21st – July 27th.


A Conversation with Emily Giffin
Friday, June 22 | ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Meet New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin and celebrate the release of her ninth novel, All We Ever Wanted. Tickets include a signed copy of the book, an author program moderated by Sheri Lynch, a photo with Emily Giffin and a dessert reception. $40.


Margarita Wars
Saturday, June 23 | Rooftop 210 | 2 – 6 p.m.

Grab your your girls for a tasty competition where Charlotte’s best bartenders battle it out for the title of best margarita in the QC.  Enjoy multiple margarita samplings, live music and more. VIP and general admission tickets available. $20+.


Best of Broadway
Sunday, June 24 | Symphony Park | 8:15 p.m.

Enjoy your favorite Broadway tunes from the lawn at Symphony Park. Hear selections from The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Grease, Wicked Phantom of the Opera and more. Tickets are $11.51 online.


Sparkling Wine Around the World 
Thursday, June 28 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Did you really need an excuse to taste some bubbly with the girls? Join the Corkbuzz team to try six unique sparkling wines from all over the world. Learn about grape varietals, production methods and what gives the wines their taste. $65 per person.



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