School is out, summer weather is here and everyone’s ready for some fun in the sun. Make the most of June with our favorite ideas for a girl’s night (or day) out exploring the Queen City.

FUN TO-DO’S

West Elm “Make it Home” Interior Design Workshop
June 6 | 1507 Landis Court Ave. | 6 p.m.

Discover how to turn your interior design dreams into reality at this free workshop led by Jessica Sullo, Lead Designer at West Elm.

15th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party
June 9 |McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square | 8 p.m.

Celebrate the best of Broadway by walking the red carpet, posing with a real Tony Award and watching the awards show live on the big screen at this free event hosted by WBTV’s Kristen Miranda. The night includes complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, light snacks and giveaways.

SkillPop: Handlettering Basics
June 11 | Hygge Coworking | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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​Beautiful, classic hand lettering: you’ve seen it, now master it. This SkillPop class will walk you through the basics. $25 per person.

theSkimm Night Out
June 14 | McGlohan Theatre | 8 p.m.

The founders of theSkimm will host a night of networking and conversation in celebration of their new book How to Skimm Your Life that will have you and your girlfriends empowered to tackle all those things you’ve been putting off. Tickets include pre-show networking and a copy of How to Skimm Your Life. Tickets begin at $45.

Beyond the Fountain: Duke Mansion Home & Garden Tour
June 16 | The Duke Mansion | 1 – 8 p.m.

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Perfect for a girls day out, the 5th annual Beyond the Fountain Home & Garden Tour is your chance to take a self-guided tour of the historic inn and gardens, plus enjoy summer cocktails.

Charcuterie & Trays Workshop + Wine Tasting
June 18 | AR Workshop Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.

This girls night out includes three of our favorite things: wine, charcuterie and a little DIY. Learn the art of creating a charcuterie tray with guest instructor Chef Jill Aker-Ray, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting with Scout & Cellar and then make your own wood plank tray, pedestal tray, lazy Susan or round sign. 

Charlotte Squawks 15: Quackceañera
Through June 23 | Booth Playhouse

Charlotte Squawks is celebrating 15 years with a show that’s part Saturday Night Live, part Broadway and all Queen City. Get ready to laugh at loud with jokes covering pop culture, sports, politics and more. Tickets start at $24.50.

Bachelorette Party Show: Queen City Improv Room
June 29 | Stage Door Theater | 8 p.m.

Whether you’re about to walk down the aisle or not, your crew is sure to laugh along as the Queen City Improv Room tackles relationships, wedding planning, marriage and more. $10 general admission.

Calling All Badasses: Photography Experience
June 29 | McGill Rose Garden | 1 – 4 p.m.

Need updated photos for your personal brand or business? Secure spots at this unique photography experience. You’ll have your hair and makeup professionally done, and then have your pictures taken in the beautiful rose gardens. 10 high-res images included.

Southern Living Inspired Show Home
Through June 30 | 427 Bramble Way, Fort Mill

See the latest trends in architecture and interior design on a self-guided tour of the Southern Living Inspired Home. The home is open for tours Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 4 p.m. $16 general admission. Proceeds benefit the Levine Cancer Institute – Rock Hill & the Anne Springs Close Greenway – Equestrian Program.

SIPS & BITES

Taste of the Mint: Sketching
June 16 | The Mint Museum Uptown | 1:30 p.m.

Another girls day out, this month’s Taste of the Mint includes wine and food tastings from Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth and a brief sketching class in the galleries. $35+.

Exploring Wines of Portugal
June 22 | Corkbuzz Restaurant | 6:30 p.m.

Explore Portugal’s indigenous grapes through a tasting of six wines, plus learn about Portuguese wine-making traditions and production process. $55 per person.

Rooftop & Rosé
June 21 | Imperial | 7 – 9 p.m.

Sip rosé selections from around the world at this all-you-can-sample tasting that also includes live music and raffle prizes. $20 per person.

Boozy Desserts
June 22 | Catawba Brewing Company – Charlotte | 7 – 10 p.m.

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Gather the girls for a dessert market with a twist. Enjoy boozy dessert offerings from local bakeries and dessert shops like cupcakes, cookies, bars and more. Free admission, $10 VIP tickets include a special treat and discounts from every dessert vendor.

Fahrenheit Charlotte Summer Dinner Series Presents: Orin Swift
June 25 | Fahrenheit | 6:30 p.m.

Head to the rooftop with girlfriends to enjoy stunning skyline views and the first event in Fahrenheit’s Summer Dinner Series featuring Orin Swift Cellars. $65+.

Amélie’s & Birdsong Collab & Sorbet Pairing
June 27 | Birdsong Brewing Co. | 5 – 7 p.m.

Birdsong and Amélie’s French Bakery & Café are teaming up for a special beer release and dessert pairing. “Passion Play”, a Strawberry Passion Fruit Tart Ale pairs perfectly with Amélie’s new Strawberry Passion Fruit Sorbet Sandwiches. Sample the sandwiches and enjoy a beer.

French Macaron Workshop
June 28 | Sweet Spot Studio | 6:30 p.m.

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Pastry Chef and Owner of Wentworth & Fenn Samantha Allen will leads this hands-on class where you’ll learn how to make a classic French macaron. $55 per person.

SHOPPING & BEAUTY

NIC+ZOE Grand Opening Event Phillips Place
June 13 | 6815 – C Phillips Place Court | 12 – 6 p.m.

NIC+ZOE will celebrate their grand opening in Phillips Place with an afternoon of sips, shopping, light bites and special offers. Free and open to the public, but please RSVP here. Enter to win a $100 gift card here!

Father’s Day Shopping with QC Sip and Shop
June 12 | Cork & Crate | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Get ahead of your Father’s Day shopping with a pop-up featuring local good he’s sure to treasure. Complimentary wine included.

ARTS & CULTURE

Grandiflora by Night
Thursday – Sunday Nights | Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden | 6 – 10 p.m.

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See the illuminated, larger-than-life botanical glass exhibit, Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass at the Garden during a night stroll at DSBG. You’ll see vibrant sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath, enjoy live music and grab a beverage in the Beer Garden. $14.95 admission.

Jazz at the Bechtler: Latin Jazz
June 7 | Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6 and 8:15 p.m.

June’s Jazz at the Bechtler performance brings the sounds of Cuba Brazil and Latin America to Charlotte with a trio of special guests. $16 for the public and $10 for museum members.

Art After Dark
June 7 | Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture | 6 – 10 p.m.

Celebrate Black Music Month and Caribbean-American Heritage Month at June’s edition of Art After Dark. Expect performances, gallery tours and the chance to make your own work of art.

South End Gallery Crawl
June 7 | South End Neighborhood | 5 – 9 p.m.

Make plans to tour some of South End’s best art galleries during the neighborhood’s monthly crawl. Expect new exhibitions, music, receptions and the opportunity to meet the artists.

Opening Reception: Respite
June 7 | Sozo Gallery | 6 – 8 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of “Respite,” a group exhibit featuring abstract landscapes by artists Dottie Leatherwood, Paul Norwood and Marissa Vogl. The exhibit will be on view through July 11.

Blooms at Birdsong Brewing Company
June 11 | Birdsong Brewing Co. | 6 – 8 p.m.

Try your hand at flower arranging with some help from the professionals at Alice’s Table. You’ll learn tips and tricks and bring home your own handcrafted masterpiece. $65 per person.

Crafts and Drafts: 2018-2019 YAM Year-End Event
June 12 | Mint Museum Uptown | 6 – 9 p.m.

The Young Affiliates’ end-of-year event includes an artist lecture, a hands-on art activity, an open bar and live music.

The Bechtler Modernism + Film: Art House
June 20 | Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6 p.m.

Start the weekend early with a screening of the film Art House, in which photographer Don Freeman explores the homes of notable American artists. Includes a reception with a cash-only bar and complimentary light bites. $10 for the public, $8 for museum members and $5 for students.

Bechtler by Night
June 21 | Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 5 – 9 p.m.

At this month’s Bechtler by Night, you can view special exhibits, enjoy live entertainment and even create your own masterpiece with the help of a professional artist. Don’t miss the specialty drink of the night, the Cuba Libre.

Best of Broadway
June 23 | Symphony Park | 8:15 p.m.

Buy your group’s tickets now to hear the Charlotte Symphony play the best of Broadway’s show tunes, including selections from Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Wicked and more.