We may already be in to August, but there’s still plenty of time to fit in a girls night out before summer ends. Start planning with our top picks for GNOs this month:
Roses and Rosé at Bonterra
August 6 | Bonterra Dining and Wine Room | 6:30 p.m.
Create your own floral arrangement with the help of step-by-step instructions and florist tricks, plus enjoy $12 rosé flights for purchase during the event. $65 per person.
Live DJ DropSound Yoga
August 6 | METROPOLITAN | 6:30 p.m.
Erica Kiely and Ryan Persaud will lead this live DJ DropSound yoga class at Metropolitan that’s sure to calm and invigorate. $15 per person.
SkillPop Whimsical Floral Design
August 8 | Hygge Coworking | 7 p.m.
In this SkillPop class you’ll learn how to create your own whimsical and unique floral arrangement with the help of teacher Nkem Thompson. $45 per person.
Gilmore Girls Trivia
August 8 | NoDa Brewing Company | 6 p.m.
Are you a Gilmore Girls expert? Put your skills to the test at this brewery trivia night hosted by Tyler Norris.
Crowned Sparrow Co: Craft Night Out | Macrame Plant Hanger with Succulents
August 9 | 7th Street Public Market | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Your crew can channel their inner boho vibes by using this popular art of knotting to create a macrame plant hanger holding succulents. $36 per person.
The Bridal Showcase
August 18 | 12 – 5 p.m.
Have a girlfriend, sister or daughter about to walk down the aisle? Head to The Bridal Showcase, where everyone can visit with more than 100 wedding professionals and vendor “storefronts”. Online tickets are $10 and $12 at the door.
SIPS & BITES
Wine Specials at Dilworth Tasting Room
Monday – Thursday
- Monday: Login to the DTR WiFi for featured wine specials
- Tuesday: Enjoy a free cheese board with a wine flight purchase
- Wednesday: $8 sangrias On Tuesdays,
- Thursday: Half off select rosé bottles
Duke Mansion’s Cocktails in the Garden (Extended through August!)
Mondays – Thursdays | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Grab your girlfriends and head to the historic Duke Mansion because the popular Cocktails in the Courtyard series is extended through August. It’s the perfect opportunity to sip on specials drinks, wine and sangria from the bar while strolling through the mansion’s gardens. No reservations needed.
National Oyster Day at BLT Steak
August 5 – 9
BLT Steak is the perfect place to celebration National Oyster Day with the girls. They’re offering a special promotion August 5-9: half a dozen oysters and a glass of Caprice de Clementine Rosé for just $20.
Tillamook Presents: Lakeside in North Carolina with Hello, Sailor
August 5 | 6 – 9 p.m.
Oregon-based dairy co-op Tillamook is heading to the east coast as part of its inaugural Melty Fest Tour, where the brand is sharing its products through a series of curated regional events. Tillamook is teaming up with Hello, Sailor for a culinary celebration featuring chefs from all over the state:
- Joe Kindred (Hello, Sailor; Kindred, Davidson)
- Craig Diehl (Hello, Sailor, Cornelius)
- John Fleer (Rhubarb, Asheville)
- Elliot Moss (Buxton Hall, Asheville)
- Matt Kelly (Saint James Seafood, Durham)
Tickets include food from the chefs, Tillamook ice cream, an open bar and gratuity. Proceeds will be donated to Southern Foodways Alliance.
Celebrating 1 Year of Fine Pastries in CLT
August 9 | 7th Street Public Market | 7 – 9 p.m.
Help La Piccola Gabbia celebrate their anniversary with samples of five different cakes while supplies last.
Summer Wine Walk Series
August 15 | Blakeney Shopping Centers | 5 – 8 p.m.
As part of Blakeney’s Summer Concert Series, attendees 21 and up can take part in a Summer Wine Walk to sip, shop and stroll through select Blakeney retailers while sampling wine and enjoying exclusive sales and promotions. Admission is a $25 donation to Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids.
Hands-On Cocktail Class at Kendra Scott: Cocktails That Sparkle
August 21 | Kendra Scott SouthPark | 6:30 p.m.
Specialty cocktails and jewelry meet up in this ultimate GNO. Learn how to make three cocktails inspired by the new Kendra Scott fall jewelry line in-store at SouthPark Mall. Guests will also enjoy exclusive sales and light bites. $70 per person.
Vueve Cliquot Wine Dinner
August 22 | Ruth’s Chris Steak House Charlotte SouthPark | 6:30 p.m.
Raise a glass (of Veuve Clicquot) to girls’ night at the next TasteMaker Dinner featuring dishes like lobster agnolotti, filet mignon and buttered crab cake.
Ravioli Workshop with Sweet Spot Studio
August 27 | 4412 Monroe Rd Suite D | 6:30 p.m.
Pastry Chef Jossie Lukacik will lead this hands-on class covering how to make pasta dough, roll fresh pasta, making fillings of different flavors, fill and cut ravioli and round the meal out with a tomato sauce. $70 per person.
Fahrenheit Charlotte Summer Dinner Series Presents: Locations
August 28 | Fahrenheit-Charlotte | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Join Fahrenheit for the next installment of their summer dinner series. This dinner’s theme is “locations,” where guests will be able to experience tastes and sips from around the world. Early bird tickets (available through August 12) are $75, while general admission is $100.
ARTS & CULTURE
The Band’s Visit
August 6 – 25 | Knight Theater
This 10-time Tony Award-winning musical makes a stop at the Knight Theater August 6-25. Tickets start at $25.
Goodyear Arts: June/July Residency Showcase
August 9 | Goodyear Arts | 6 – 9 p.m.
Celebrate June and June Artists-in-Residence with new works, complimentary beer while it lasts, plus vegan treats and popsicles. Celebrated artists: Milik Kashad, Lenny Muckle, David Sackett and Kat Sánchez Standfield. Free and open to the public.
August 13 – 18 | Belk Theater
Grab your crew’s tickets now as CATS, the beloved musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber comes to Belk Theater in Charlotte. Tickets start at $25.