Between gifting and hosting, we know you’ve got a lot on your plate this season. Which is why we’ve made it easy to plan a well-deserved girls’ night out. Browse our top picks, share with your crew and consider it planned. Here’s what we have on the agenda this month:
Louis Roederer Champagne Tasting
Tuesday, December 4 | Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Join special guest Donny Hackett of Louis Roederer Champagne for a complimentary tasing of three wines: Louis Roederer Brut Premier, Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Brut and Louis Roederer Cristal. Let the celebration continue with wine or dinner in Reid’s dining room.
Holiday Candlelit Slow Flow + Wine
Tuesday, December 4 | The Assembly Room | 6 p.m.
Add a holiday glow to your practice with a 60-minute candlelit yoga class led by Dina Elizabeth Gambella. Afterwards, stick around for complimentary wine and treats. $10 per person.
FIVE – Celebrating 5 Years of Sozo Gallery
Wednesday, December 5 | Sozo Gallery | 5 – 8 p.m.
Help Sozo Gallery celebrate their five-year anniversary with cake, bubbly and a special team-curated exhibit featuring artists Kenny Nguyen, Robert Langford, Wendy Bilas, Alicia Armstrong and Scott Gardner. The exhibit will run through January 4.
Holiday Sip & Shop
Thursday, December 6 | 7th Street Public Market | 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Tackle your holiday shopping list with the help of local vendors (and your friends’ opinions, of course). This pop-up includes plenty of vendors, complimentary sparkling wine for the first 100 guests, a DJ and even an optional stamp-making and gift wrapping class. Take the lightrail or park in the 7th Street Garage (free with validation for 90 minutes).
South End Gallery Crawl
Friday, December 7 | South End Galleries | 5 – 9 p.m.
Spend your girls’ night out exploring South End’s thriving art scene. Each month, neighborhood galleries stay open late to host lively receptions, showcase new exhibitions and welcome artists. Start planning your evening here.
Sip, Shop, Give Back
Friday, December 7 | Art House Charlotte | 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For a girls’ day out, shop original art perfect for gifting at Art House’s holiday open house. The day also includes wine from Scout & Cellar wines and shoppable jewelry and accessories from Somers Collection. A portion of sales will benefit Families Forward Charlotte and their Holiday Essentials Baskets helping local families in need.
Charlotte Ballet’s Nutcracker
December 7 – 23 | Belk Theater
The classic tales and music come to life in Charlotte Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Don’t miss their Night at the Nutcracker on December 9, when the theater transforms into The Land of Sweets with children’s activities in Snowflake Village, seasonal cocktails, desserts and hors-d’oeuvres. Tickets start at $25.
Adult Art Party: Hand-Marbled Papers
Friday, December 14 | Mint Museum Uptown | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Grab a girlfriend or two and get ready to tap into your creative side. This hands-on experience offers the opportunity to get a private mini-tour of the Mint studios, sip on BYO beer or wine and learn to make your own colorful marbled papers you can keep as a piece of art or transform into notecards or home décor. $40 general admission, $30 for Mint members. Pre-registration required.
Hands-on Mixology Class – Holiday Entertaining
Friday, December 14 | Sweet Spot Studio CLT | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
This holiday season, challenge your crew to whip up something new from the bar cart. Create three seasonal cocktails with the help of leading mixologists and enjoy complimentary cheese and charcuterie. $70 per person.
The Wizard of Oz
December 18 – 20 | Ovens Auditorium
Experience the classic tale in a whole new way as this ballet rendition of The Wizard of Oz comes to Ovens Auditorium. Purchase online tickets here.
Wine & Cheese Class
Wednesday, December 26 | 7th Street Public Market | 6 p.m.
Taste a variety of cheeses and wines, guided by Josh of the Assorted Table and Rachel from Orrman’s Cheese Shop. Tickets are $25, guests will also receive 10% off any cheese purchases the night of the event.
Hands-on Mixology Class – Cocktails for a Great NYE Party
Friday, December 28 | Sweet Spot Studio CLT | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Brush up on your cocktail crafting skills just in time for the biggest party of the year. Learn to make three full-size cocktails (some bubbly, some not) and enjoy cheese and charcuterie. $70 per person.