Valentine’s Day may get all the attention, but we know February is all about our Galentines. Whether you’ll gather for a gallery opening, hands-on DIY class or some wine-sipping, here are our picks for the best girls nights out ALL this month in Charlotte:
SIPS & BITES
February Cocktails at the Duke Mansion
Monday – Thursday | The Duke Mansion |5 – 8 p.m.
Warm up your cold winter weeknights with sips at the Duke Mansion. Grab a drink at the bar, explore the historic Mansion or cozy up by the fireplace. No reservations needed.
New South for the New Southerner: Distilling the South
February 5 | Levine Museum of the New South | 6 – 9 p.m.
Charlotte food writer Kathleen Purvis from the Charlotte Observer leads this evening of storytelling and spirits in celebration of her book “Distilling the South”. This GNO option, hosted by community historian Dr. Tom Hanchett, also includes a Southern buffet dinner by Mert’s Heart and Soul. $20 per person.
Chocolate & Wine Pairing with MS Laura Fiorvanti
February 6 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6 p.m.
Gather the girls for an indulgent dessert and wine pairing led by Master Sommelier Laura Fiorvanti. Taste five chocolate-based snacks and bites along with eight fortified wines from around the world. $100 per person.
French Import Tasting
February 7 | Bond Street Wines | 6 p.m.
French importer Jean-Christian Rostagni will pour several of his new Bordeaux and Rhone wines in this this pre-weekend tasting. $15 per person. No RSVP required.
Galentine’s Day at ROOTS Cafe
February 14 | ROOTS Cafe | 6 – 8 p.m.
ROOTS Cafe and Bumble Charlotte are co-hosting a galentine’s night out complete with bubbly, a charcuterie and cheese spread, desserts and more. $30 per person.
French Wines Class #2 at Reid’s: The Rhone Valley from N to S
February 16 | Reid’s Fine Foods SouthPark | 2 – 4 p.m.
Reid’s second French Wine Class, “The Rhone Valley from North to South”, includes tastings of five wines, five cheeses, a map and tutorial booklet plus a special discount on all of the wines featured in the class. Tickets are $40 per person and can be reserved by calling Reid’s Wine Department at 704.377.7686.
ARTS & CULTURE
William McLure Solo Exhibition
February 7 | Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6 – 8 p.m.
Experience William McLure’s most recent collection of mixed media paintings at an opening reception celebrating the artist’s solo exhibition, on display through March 7.
Valentine’s Gift Pop Up Market
February 9 | Ballantyne Village | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Whether you’re shopping for your special someone, a galentine or looking for a little something for yourself, don’t miss Ballantyne Village’s pop-up gift market on February 9. Shop local jewelry and gift vendors, enjoy special discounts from participating boutiques and grab a swag bag while supplies last.
Valentine’s Sip & Shop
February 13 | 7th Street Public Market | 4:30 – 9 p.m.
Mix, mingle, cheers and shop local vendors at this Friday night sip and shop. The night also includes complimentary sparkling wine poured by Assorted Table Wine Shoppe (while supplies last) and an optional Pour Class with Sweet Union Candles.
Ty Nathan Clark’s “Lessons in Remembering”
February 15 | Sozo Gallery | 5:30 p.m.
Help Sozo Gallery welcome Texas-based abstract artist Ty Nathan Clark for “Lessons in Remembering,” a solo exhibit featuring a collection of the artist’s latest body of work.
Art With Heart Auction
February 23 | Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art | 7 p.m.
Grab the girls and head to Art with Heart, where over 400 community leaders, artists and gallery owners gather to support the mission of Safe Alliance. The live and silent art auction is emceed by Maureen O’Boyle, anchor of WBTV News. $100+.
February 24 | Spectrum Center | 8 p.m.
Sing along to your favorite classic songs as Fleetwood Mac takes the stage at Spectrum Center.
February 24 | Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden | 12 – 5 p.m.
The Garden’s annual Wedding Showcase is the perfect girl’s day out, complete with everything you need to plan and design a stunning 2019 wedding. Be inspired by dozens of vendors, see the latest trends, get special discounts and even partake in a tour of the Garden at 1, 2 or 3 p.m. The first 250 guests will also receive a complimentary glass of champagne. Free for brides, grooms and Garden members. General admission applies for all other guests.
CLT Millennial Art Talk with Alex Bernstein & Brent Skidmore
February 27 | Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art | 6 p.m.
Join The Charlotte Millennial Art Program every last Wednesday of the month for a talk with renowned creatives. This month, hear from glass artists Alex Bernstein and Brent Skidmore as they discuss their works that will be on display during “Transparency”. Free admission.
BEAUTY & FITNESS
Candlelit Slow Flow + Wine
February 7 | The Barrel Room at Catawba Brewing | 6 p.m.
Alexandra Lancucki will lead this candlelit 60-minute yoga class perfect for your galentines looking to find their zen. Enjoy a complimentary beer or wine after class. $10 per person.
5:30 pm until 7:00 pm | Providence Plastic Surgery
Live Demo, Swag Bags, Special pricing and more at the Skin Pen Pop UP featuring our favorite micro needling device to refresh, rejuvenate and reinvigorate your skin. For more details email [email protected] or call 704.771.1747
Ladies Night with Capizzi, M.D.
February 21 | 900 East Blvd. | 5 – 8 p.m.
Bring your girlfriends and your questions as the Capizzi team discusses everything you need to know about some of their most popular services. Enjoy wine, light refreshments and discounts on services booked during Ladies Night.
DIY YOUR GNO
February 4 | Sycamore Brewing | 6:30 p.m.
Learn to roll your own sushi in this two-hour hands-on class that will have your girlfriends hosting your next sushi night. In addition to making your own roll, you’ll get a cheat sheet of notes and tips to take home.
Flower Crown Workshop With Kendra Scott
February 13 | Kendra Scott SouthPark | 6 – 8 p.m.
Your crew will learn how to make your own stellar flower crowns, enjoy champagne, delicious bites, a photo station, braid bar, giveaways and 15% off any Kendra Scott purchase. $45 per person.