Before the holidays kick off, be sure to plan at least one girls’ night (or day) out. From art gallery crawls to charity balls, we make the planning easy. Our picks for November’s best girls’ nights out:

Fall in Love with Beauty Event at Capizzi, M.D.
November 1 | 900 East Blvd. | 5 – 9 p.m.

Plan a night out with the girls to discover what’s new in cosmetic procedures. Enjoy holiday cocktails, live music, hors d’oeuvres and savings on injectables and additional services. Plus, the opportunity to met new plastic surgeon, Peter Felice, M.D. Donations support Pat’s Place: Child Advocacy Center.

Nebel’s Alley Night Market
November 2 | 101 W. Worthington Ave. | 5 – 9 p.m.

At Nebel’s Alley Night market, you and the girls can shop from more than 30 pop-up vendors offering everything from vintage accessories, home décor, leather goods and more. Black and white movies projected on the brick walls of the alleys, live jazz and a caricaturist complete this South End GNO.

Kindred Spirits Art & Food Outing
November 2 | Mint Museum Randolph | 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

For a girls’ day out, don’t miss the chance to experience two art exhibitions and lunch at one of the area’s best restaurants. The day starts with transportation from Mint Museum Randolph to Davidson College where you’ll enjoy a tour of Yinka Shonibare MBE: The American Library. After a private lunch at Kindred, you’ll return to Mint Museum Randolph for a curator-led tour of African-Print Fashion Now! with Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design, & Fashion. $100 per person.

South End Gallery Crawl
November 2 | South End Neighborhood | 5 – 9 p.m.

South End’s monthly gallery crawl is the perfect activity to do with a group. Browse the participating galleries, make a game plan and enjoy the art, music and lively receptions along the way.

November 3 | Mint Museum Uptown | 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Celebrate in old Hollywood fashion at the Young Affiliate of the Mint’s Fall Ball. Your posse can walk the red carpet in your best gowns, pose for the paparazzi, cheers at the open bar and nibble on hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit the Young Affiliate and Mint Museum’s philanthropy of funding local CMS students to receive access to the arts and free museum tours.

Holiday Shopping Pop Up: Charlotte Gifts, Jewelry, & Makers Market
November 7 | Mint Museum Randolph | 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Get a head start on holiday gift-giving by shopping our curated selection of Charlotte’s best gift and jewelry vendors all in one spot. You and your group can shop, sip (two glasses of bubbly are included with your ticket!), enter to win door prizes and even tour the Mint’s new exhibit African-Print Fashion Now! A Story Of Taste, Globalization, And Style, at no charge. Plus, the first 100 tickets come with.a swag bag. RSVP here.

“149 Paintings You Really Need to See in North America (So You Can Ignore the Others)” Public Lecture
Wednesday, November 7 | Mint Museum Uptown | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join international authors Julian Porter and Stephen Grant on a tour of North America’s best museums and galleries. Their recent publication, 149 Paintings You Really Need to See in North America (So You Can Ignore the Others), highlights can’t-miss paintings, from Giotto to Robert Motherwell. The evening features a book signing, cash bar and author presentation.

WP Feeds The Need with Molly Grantham for Go Jen Go
November 8 | WP Kitchen + Bar | 5 – 10 p.m.

Join WBTV’s Molly Grantham for the next WP Feeds The Need. This time, in honor of breast cancer awareness, 10% of the evening’s sales will benefit Go Jen Go, a local organization providing financial assistance and emotional support of individuals and families who are battling breast cancer. Call 704.295.0101 to make your reservations.

Opera Carolina presents “The Daughter of the Regiment”
November 10, 15 and 18 | Belk Theater

At the opera, everyone will love following along with heroine Marie as she chooses between love and the social status she was born into in The Daughter of the Regiment, composed by Gaetano Donizetti. Performances are November 10, 15 and 18.

Southern Roots & Cowboy Boots – Charlotte Cattle Baron’s Ball
November 10 | 2315 North Davidson Street | 6 – 11 p.m.

Sport your favorite Western/Southern attire to join the American Cancer Society in giving cancer the boot. You’ll enjoy food stations, signature cocktails, a dessert bar, silent and live auctions, line dancing lessons, live entertainment and more for a great cause. $175 general admission.

Handbags, Heels & Horsepower
November 15 | 501 S. College Street | 9 – 11:30 a.m.

Grab a mimosa and browse more than 30 high-end shoes and handbags up for raffle plus 300 brand new cars while supporting the Isabella Santos Foundation. Breakfast, unlimited mimosas, one raffle ticket and a presentation by radio host Sheri Lynch and Erin Santos included. $45 per person.

Hands-on Mixology Class – Thanksgiving Entertaining
November 16 |

Hosting Thanksgiving this year? Master flavors and techniques to turn your cocktails into the perfect dinner complement. Grab spots at the bar to make three full-size cocktails you can recreate at home. Plus, learn recipes that can easily be scaled up to serve a crowd. $70 per person.

Charlotte Art Collective Holiday Show and Sale
November 17 | 2821 Park Road | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shop for one-of-a-kind art from established and emerging artists in this juried show. Browse everything from stained glass mosaics to jewelry, pottery, photography, sculptures and more. Free admission.

2018 Vintage Charlotte Winter Market
November 17 | The Fillmore | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Band together to seek out the most interesting find (or a gift for that impossible-to-shop-for person on your list) at the seventh annual VTGCLT Winter Market. Join more than 60 of the region’s best vintage and handmade vendors, plus enjoy offerings from HEX Coffee and The Dumpling Lady. $7 early bird entry at 9 a.m., $2 general admission from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.