Just in case you needed another reason to gather with the ladies in your life, March is Women’s History Month, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Plan your March girls’ night out with our round-up of the best ideas around Charlotte:
SIPS & BITES
Wine School & Pairings with Eric Asimov
March 6 | Upstream Seafood | 6:30 p.m.
Save your seat now for a four-course dinner and “wine school” with New York Times Wine Critic Eric Asimov. The evening starts with a passed hors d’oeuvres reception and continues with a four-course dinner crafted by chefs from Upstream, Columbia’s 1801 GRILLE, Taco Molino and Mimosa Grill. $85 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Women in Wine Dinner
March 14 | Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse | 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a chef-driven five-course menu and a selection of paired wines from one of the most noteworthy female winemakers, Sally Johnson from Pride Mountain Vineyards. The evening’s fare will include dishes like Day Boat Sea Scallop Crudo, Black Truffle Gnocchi, and Rosewood (TX) Wagyu Striploin. $195 per guest.
French Wines Class #3 at Reid’s: Loire River Vineyards
March 23 | Reid’s SouthPark | 2 – 4 p.m.
Explore the flavors of the Loire River Vineyards through tastings of five wines and cheeses, insight into each wine and a special discount on featured bottles. $40 per person. Call 704.377.7686 to reserve your seat.
March 25 | The 658 Center | 7 – 9 p.m.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the fourth annual Sugar Shock, a six-course tasting of desserts from Charlotte’s best pastry chefs each paired with a cocktail. View the full menu here. $75 general admission.
ARTS & CULTURE
Did you know that both Mint Museum locations offer free admission every Wednesday from 5 – 9 p.m.? A taste of what you can expect for a mid-week girls’ night out:
- Mint on the Dot: 10-Minute Art Chats in the Galleries offered every Wednesday at 6 and 6:30 p.m. (both locations)
- NC Yoga Bar at the Mint, 6 p.m., $10 drop-in (Uptown)
- African-Print Fashion Now! Fashion Chats, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. (Randolph)
- The Ceramic Series – Delhom Service League: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, March 13 at 6 p.m. (Randolph)
- Mint Música & Poesía Café, March 20 at 6 p.m. (Uptown)
- Friends of the Mint: Scott Nolley, March 20 at 6 p.m. (Randolph)
Namaste All Day
March 9 | Lenny Boy Brewing Co. | 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sign up for up to three free yoga classes and workshops at this all-day yoga fest. The girls’ day out also includes complimentary face mists and pop-up vendors.
Olly Olly Oxen Free Opening Reception
March 14 | Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6 p.m.
Gather the girls and head to the opening reception for Olly Olly Oxen free at Anne Neilson Fine Art. The two-person exhibition features new, individual and collaborative works by Memphis artists Stephanie King and Pam McDonnell.
Bechtler by Night: Swing Into Spring
March 15 | Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 5 – 9 p.m.
Shake off the winter blues at the next edition Bechtler by Night. The night out at the museum includes a spring flower art collage in the first-floor lobby, free gallery access, light bites and a refreshing specialty cocktail: a gin and tonic.
ShapingCLT: Gender Pay Gap
March 20 |Levine Museum of the New South| 6:30 p.m.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, #ShapingCLT is exploring the gender pay gap in “Where the Dollars At?” Did you know that full-time salaried women still earn on average 82.5% of the wages of their male colleagues? Explore the gender pay gap in the next edition of #ShapingCLT, a panel discussion hosted by Davita Galloway. The program is $10 for non-members (25% discount for members) and includes light bites and a cash bar.
Heart of the Home Tour
March 22 – 23 | Charlotte-area homes
Taste your way through some of Charlotte’s most beautiful private homes at the fifth annual Heart of the Home Tour. While touring featured homes, guests will enjoy small plates from local chefs, sample creative cocktails and hear from the award-winning Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra.
SHOWS & CONCERTS
Charlotte Ballet’s Peter Pan
March 8 – 17 | Knight Theater
Join the high-flying adventures of Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook in Neverland as the ballet adaptation of this timeless tale comes to the Knight Theater. Tickets start at $25.
Women in Jazz
March 14 – 16 | The Jazz Room
An all-female congregation of instrumentalists present the three-day Women in Jazz series with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door.
The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein
March 22 – 23 | Knight Theater
From The Sound of Music to The King and I, South Pacific and Carousel, you and your crew can experience the joyful music of Rodgers and Hammerstein in this Charlotte Symphony Orchestra program conducted by Albert-George Schram.
Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte to Benefit the Pink House
March 30 | Knight Theater | 7:30 p.m.
See who will take home the mirror ball trophy in this year’s Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte, where local stars compete alongside professional dancers in support of Carolina Breast Friends. The event is emceed by WBTV’s Molly Grantham and a celebrity guest. $125 general admission.
DIY YOUR GNO
DIY Spring Centerpiece
March 16 | Charlotte Flower Market | 10 a.m.
Learn how to arrange your favorite spring blooms into a warming centerpiece or gift in this hands-on class with Master Designer Tammy. $56 per person.
Adult Art Party: Coiled Basketry
March 22 | Mint Museum Uptown | 6 p.m.
See, enjoy and then create your own art at this adults-only art party. First, visit the Mint’s Fiber Art Collection, then learn how to make your own coiled coasters, bowl or jewelry from cotton cord and strips of fabric, yarn, and thread. Bring your own wine and beer. $40 general admission, $30 for Mint Members.
LYP Cocktail Class: Drink the World Using North Carolina Spirits
March 22 | Liberate Your Palate | 6:30 p.m.
Learn to whip up three cocktails on your own made from North Carolina spirits. Featured spirits include Doc Porters’ whiskey and bourbon, Pinetop gin and Seventy-Eight Degrees limoncello and organello. $70 per person.
SHOPPING & BEAUTY
Spring Meet Up: Meet the Charlotte Fashion Influencers
March 7 | Neiman Marcus SouthPark Mall | 6 p.m.
Scoop’s first meet up of 2019 is your chance to shop the new social dress shop at Neimans with some of our favorite local influencers. Browse the latest fashions while enjoying wine and light bites, then pay a visit to the NM beauty artists for touch-ups and samples. Plus enter to win a $250 Neiman Marcus gift card.
Cocktails & Conversations
March 7 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 6 – 8 p.m.
Join Dr. Robert Graper, Dr. Garrett Harper and the Graper Aesthetics and Injector Specialists for a chance to chat with the doctors one-on-one, hear from real patients and enjoy light bites and wine. There will also be door prizes and exclusive event specials. Free to attend, RSVP required.