This time of year can get busy, but don’t forget to make time for a girls’ night (or day) out. We make time for several on our calendar, with almost 20 scoop-worthy ideas this November, from charity events to wine tastings, pop-up markets and more.

BEAUTY

Blow It Out at the New Drybar Atherton Mill
Opens November 6

Start any GNO off right, with good hair from the newest Drybar in town.

Save Big (15-25%) on Everything MedSpa plus Mimosa’s & Amelie’s treats
November 9 | Evolve Medical Associates | 10am-2pm

The Free FALL Seminar
November 14 | 2915 Coltsgate Rd. Ste 103 | 6-8 p.m.

Learn about surgical and non-surgical options from top cosmetic surgeons Dr. Robert Graper and Dr. Garrett Harper at this free seminar. You’ll have access to a complimentary consultation with the doctors, priority placement, get to ask the doctors everything you’ve ever wanted to know about cosmetic surgery, Botox, fillers and more. No fee to attend but RSVP is required, call 704.375.7111 to reserve your spot.

Custom Blended Foundation Night with $25 Blow Outs
November 19 | Gorgeous Glo SouthPark | 6-8 pm

Gorgeous Glo is rolling out their newest beauty service, custom-blended foundation by Motives that’s perfectly-matched to your skin tone. Get a two-months supply starting at just $58. While you’re there that evening, enjoy a signature GG blowout for just $25 more (*$25 blowout (or purchase of a blowout gift card) will only be possible with the purchase of new custom-blended foundation starting at $58, during the event. You may also make an appointment to get custom-blended foundation made 11/20-11/22 and still purchase a blowout gift card. Gift certificate expires 11/30/19)

FUN TO-DOS

Skillpop Classes This Month
Check Calendar at Link for Dates, Times, Locations

With gold-leafing pumpkins & cookie decorating, wreath making & blanket knitting, SKILLPOP has all the fun things to learn. Sign up for one or 6 now, the good ones sell out fast.

MakeOver Your Porch for the Holidays
November 14 (& more) | AR Workshops | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join AR Workshop for a DIY class to makeover your porch for the Holidays. Choose to make a Porch Sign, Round Door Hanger, door mat or  choose to make a combination of a Door Mat with your Porch Sign or Round Door Hanger! In the workshop, you will have the opportunity to customize your project with your choice of designer paints and (non-toxic) stain colors. 
Coordinating Buffalo Check Rugs are available to purchase in-store at limited locations for an additional fee. 

Cooking Class – Holiday Tarts
November 15 | Amélie’s French Bakery & Café | 6 p.m.

Learn to make a rose apple-almond tart and mini fresh fruit tarts in this class led by pastry chef and educator Joleen Usher. $70 per person.

Bountiful Blooms Thanksgiving Centerpieces with Alice’s Table
November 26 | Swoozie’s Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.

Create your Thanksgiving centerpiece (and pick up any last minute hosting items) at this floral arrangement class at SouthPark’s Swoozie’s. Your crew will learn tips and tricks for optimal floral arranging, and you’ll take home your own creation at the end of the class. $65 per person.

SIPS & BITES

Head to one of Charlotte’s Oyster Happy Hours

Luckily for us, there are multiple ways to enjoy special deals on oysters throughout the week. Check out our full round-up here and get to planning!

Merchant & Trade Two Year Anniversary
November 9 | Merchant and Trade | 4:30 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Raise a glass on the rooftop for Merchant & Trade’s two-year anniversary. The party includes a DJ, all-night festivities and special surprises.

Wine 101
November 9 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 2 p.m.

You don’t have to know everything about wine to enjoy it, and Corkbuzz is offering novices a great place to start. This introductory will explore wine basics, including regions, storage, pairings and styles. $65 per person.

Wine Not?
November 12 | Local Loaf – NoDa | 6-9 p.m.

On the second Tuesday of each month, Local Loaf NoDa hosts a wine tasting featuring more than 16 wines and light appetizers. Entry fee is $15 at the door. $5 of every entry fee will be donated to our charitable organization of the month; $10 can be applied to day of wine purchase.

Raid the Cellar: Napa Cabernet vs Old World Cabernet
November 13 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 6:30 p.m.

Join Master Sommelier Laura Fiorvanti at her popular Raid the Cellar series. Laura will be showcase eight of her favorite wines from the Bordeaux region of France and other old world gems to compare to those from Napa Valley. Taste and learn about the different wines, plus enjoy paired snacks. $85 per person.

Beaujolais Festival 2019
November 22 | Bechtler Museum of Modern Art | 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Celebrate the release of the Beaujolais Nouveau with The Alliance Française de Charlotte. Taste French wines, indulge in French foods and enjoy live music, raffles and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit French Education and French Culture in the Charlotte area. $60 for non-members.

ARTS & CULTURE

Fall EnrichMINT Fall Forum with Bronson Van Wyck
November 14 | Mint Museum Uptown | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Plan a girls morning out to attend the Mint’s Fall EnrichMINT Forum with Bronson Van Wyck, global tastemaker and event planner extraordinaire. $100 per person.

Macbeth
November 7, 9 and 10 | The Elizabeth Roddey Dowd Opera Center

via Facebook

Opera Carolina’s 2019 -2020 season kicks off with this classic Shakespeare tragedy adapted for opera by Verdi. Tickets start at $22 each.

Standing Still: Marcy Gregg
November 14 | 532 Governor Morrison Street | 6-8 p.m.

Make plans to attend the opening reception of Standing Still, a solo exhibition featuring Marcy Gregg’s new collection of abstract paintings. The exhibition runs through December 27.

The Outcome
November 14 | McColl Center for Art + Innovation | 6-9 p.m.

Head to the McColl Center for The Outcome, a party celebrating the closing of the fall artist residency season. View works completed in residency, meet the artists, and enjoy live music, complimentary sparkling wine and light bites.

Happier Hour: An Evening with Gretchen Rubin and Elizabeth Craft
November 15 | Booth Playhouse | 8 p.m.

Sisters and co-hosts of the podcast Happier, Elizabeth Craft and Gretchen Rubin are taking their show on the road with a stop at Charlotte’s Booth Playhouse. You and your girlfriends can participate in real-time enlightening activities, including a “Happiness Hack” lightning round, hear personal stories and more. Tickets start at $25.

Stars, Stripes and Sousa
November 15-16 | Knight Theater

In celebration of Veterans Day weekend, enjoy the Charlotte Symphony’s tribute with performances of “America the Beautiful,” “1812 Overture,” “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “God Bless the USA” and Armed Forces Medley. 

On Tap
November 19 | NoDa Brewing Company | 7 p.m.

The Charlotte Symphony returns to NoDa Brewing Company with an evening of music led by conductor Christopher James Lees. Although this event is currently sold out, check their website to see if additional tickets may be offered at the door.

SHOPPING

Scoop’s Holiday Sip N Shop Pop Up
November 7 | Mint Museum Randolph |5-30-8 p.m.

Shop scoop’s curated selection of the best Charlotte gift and jewelry vendors in the beautiful space of the Mint Museum Randolph. Your ticket gets you two glasses of bubbly to sip while you shop over 30 of the QC’s best makers. $10 general admission.

Southern Christmas Show
November 14-24 | The Park Expo and Conference Center

via Facebook

If kitsch is your jam, you have two weekends to enjoy the 52nd annual Southern Christmas Show, which features more than 450 holiday merchants, festive performances, a local wine tent, visits with Santa, home decor and more. Can’t wait? shop the preview night on November 13 from 5-9 p.m.

WORKING GIRLS

CLT Working Women’s Networking Meet Up
November 19 | WeWork Railyard | 6-8 p.m.

Join Scoop at the newest WeWork location in CLT as we mix, mingle and network with local working women and female entrepreneurs. Professional Styling tips, Headshots, Drystyling, door prizes and more in the amazing WeWork space. Free to attend but please RSVP at the link.