Looking for an excuse to plan a girls night out? We’ve got 20. Browse our best ideas for a GNO this month, then fire up the group text to start making plans.

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BOO-TOX Beauty Event
October 16 & 17 | DLVSC

Grab your bff(s) and hit the BOO-TOX for the QC’s best prices on Botox, Injectables, and more this month. Bring a friend and get Botox for just $8.50 a unit. Read lots more at the link.


Barry’s Rooftop Sunset Sweat
October 8 | METROPOLITAN | 6:30 p.m.

We’re sure you’ve heard the news about Barry’s coming to Charlotte. Make plans to get a sneak peak of what’s to come with a floor workout class with DJ beats on the Metropolitan Rooftop on October 8. The class is currently full, but add your girlfriends to the wait list to hopefully snag a spot.

Art Couture Fashion Show
October 10 | QC Social Loungs | 6:30 p.m.

via Stephen Wilson Studio

An evening of Fashion & Art with the latest Fall looks by some of Charlotte’s best clothing boutiques. All art provided by Stephen Wilson Studio. Emcee’d by Liz Hilliard.

Ties & Tails Gala 2019
October 12 | The Westin Charlotte | 6-10 p.m.

The 11th Annual Ties & Tails Gala is the perfect opportunity to have fun and do good with your GNO. WCNC’s Larry Sprinkle and Michelle Boudin emcee the black tie, dog friendly gala filled with silent and live auctions, dinner, drinks, dancing and more. Keep the party going at SoCo Bar at the Westin with drinks and a dessert bar.

The Art Of Fashion at Neiman Marcus to Benefit the McColl Center
October 16 | 6:30–9pm | Neiman Marcus, SouthPark

Join us at Neiman Marcus, SouthPark, for a collaborative benefit celebrating the interconnectedness of Fashion + Art. Uniquely-themed stations will feature McColl Center alumni artists showcasing their artwork and engaging art experiences amidst the latest fall fashions. Creative cocktail attire. Sips, bites, and hip beats provided.


All proceeds from the event benefit McColl Center—Charlotte’s first and longest-running artist residency program and contemporary art space.

Wing Haven Symposium
October 16 – 17 | Wing Haven Gardens

Wing Haven’s biennial Symposium is the perfect girls’ day or weekend out, with two days of workshops, guest speakers and a cocktails in the garden event. View all events and start planning here. PHOTO via Facebook

Lights Camera Fashion
October 20 | SouthPark Mall | 2-6 p.m.

Don’t miss the 9th annual Lights Camera Fashion event this month taking place at SouthPark mall. Enjoy sips and snacks at center court, a fashion show featuring fall and holiday styles modeled by the JLC leadership team and exclusive perks at participating mall retailers. $50 per person.

October 26 | The Duke Mansion | 8 p.m.

Sport your best tropical wear for an evening of live music, a silent auction, dancing sessions, a cigar bar, a specialty menu and drinks in support of the Duke Mansion Preservation Society. $75 per person.

2019 JDRF Hope Gala
October 26 | The Westin Charlotte | 6-10 p.m.

Support the JDRF and their mission to cure type 1 diabetes with at this black tie affair featuring cocktails, a seated dinner, silent and live auctions, plus an after party with music by Yacht Rock Schooner. $250+.


Exclusive Woodford Reserve Blends Showcase
October 10 | SoCo Lounge | 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Start your Uptown GNO at The Westin’s SoCo Lounge with cocktail specials featuring two new exclusive Woodford labels, appetizer specials and live music by the Shana Blake Band.

WP Feeds the Need Benefitting Dahlia Grove
October 17 | WP Kitchen + Bar | 5-10 p.m.

Have dinner at SouthPark’s WP Kitchen + Bar and support a great cause. On Thursday, October 17, between 5-10 p.m., the restaurant will donate 10% of sales to Dahlia Grove, an organization that seeks to employ, empower, inspire and encourage the women rescued from human trafficking as they regain their independence and freedom. Call 704.295.0101 to reserve or book on OpenTable.

Pigs ‘N Pearls
October 20 | Sugar Creek Brewing | 1-4 p.m.

Cheers over all-you-can-eat oysters and BBQ in support of InReach, an organization providing services for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. $50 advance tickets ($60 at the door) include food, two drink tickets, live music, corn hole, raffles and more.

Taste for the Land
October 26 | Dressler’s Restaurant | 6-9 p.m.

Another way you can use your GNO to do good: an evening of local flavors, live music and even an on-site farmers market. Proceeds support Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail. $50 per person.


ANIMALIA: Alex Beard Solo Exhibition
October 10 | Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6 – 8 p.m.

Plan to attend the opening reception of ANIMALIA, a solo exhibition featuring Alex Beard and the animals she has seen from the bayous of South Louisiana to the jungles of India. A portion of proceeds will be donated to The Watering Hole Foundation to help endangered species. Exhibition runs October 10–November 7.

Opera at the Market
October 11 | 7th Street Public Market | 6 p.m.

Kickoff your GNO with a pop-up performance by Opera Carolina over food and drink specials from Assorted Table Wine Shoppe and Zia Pia Italian Kitchen. Hear popular opera and musical theater tunes, or opt to have a song created just for you in their new Magic Box.

Angeline’s Wine Fest Eve Dinner
October 18 | Angeline’s Charlotte | 6 – 9 p.m.

Tickets are now available for the Oct. 18 South End Wine Fest dinner at Angeline’s Charlotte. Angeline’s Executive Chef Robert Hoffman, along with wine expert Beverage Manager William Farquharson, will guide guests through a night of six courses of culinary delights paired with wine. Tickets sales benefit Classroom Central.

BOAT: A Goodyear Arts Fundraiser
October 19 | Goodyear Arts | 8 p.m.

Goodyear Arts’ third annual immersive fundraiser will take your crew aboard a lively cruise ship, complete with drinks, small bites and live music. proceeds support operating and programming expenses beyond those covered by grants. Resort wear encouraged. $50+.

JAZZY Benefit Gala 2019
October 26 | Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture | 6 p.m.

Commemorate the 45th year of The Gantt with new, immersive experiences at this black tie gala. The evening also includes elevated cuisine, an open bar, visual art, live performances and more.

Les Misérables
October 29 – November 3 | Ovens Auditorium

Get tickets now to see this beloved, classic musical on its stop through the Queen City. Hear your favorite songs “On My Own,” “I Dreamed a Dream” and more in this story of love, loss and redemption set in 19th-century France. Tickets start at $25.

Middle C Jazz Opening Weekend
October 31 – November 2

Mark your calendars for the opening weekend of Middle C Jazz, a live jazz club coming to Uptown from father-son duo Larry and Adam Farber. Thursday and Friday’s shows feature the History of Tango with the Alejandro Ziegler Quartet, while Saturday’s shows showcase Gastonia-born singer Maria Howell. Get your tickets here.

Buy tickets now for November 7’s Verse & Vino

Get your tickets now for this Charlotte literary tradition featuring food, wine and conversation with best-selling authors in support of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation. Read more about the 2019 featured artists here.