Make a resolution to spend more time with your girlfriends in the New Year. We’re making it easy with monthly round-ups of the best girls’ nights out around Charlotte. Up first, the best events and happenings in January 2020:
Winter Warmth Floral Arrangement
January 8 | Charlotte Flower Market | 6 p.m.
Create a fresh winter floral arrangement of your own in this hands-on class led by a Master Designer. $40+.
SkillPop Class: Ceramic Jewelry Making
January 15 | METROPOLITAN | 6:30 p.m.
In this SkillPop class, create your own unique jewelry using ceramic clay from local artisan Randi Steingold of Gloria Faye Design. $40 per person.
Aerial CLT Open House – $5 Mini Classes
January 18 | Aerial CLT | 4-6 p.m.
Grab the girls for a girls’ day out at Aerial CLT as they offer $5 beginner mini classes. Each class is 30 minutes long.
Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus
January 18 | Spectrum Center | 9 a.m.
Oprah Winfrey will make a stop in Charlotte as part of her national arena tour, Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus. The full-day wellness event includes discussions about goal-setting, developing a 2020 action plan and appearances from other well-known guests.
SIPS & BITES
Spend your GNO exploring, tasting and learning all about the best wines offered in the Charlotte area from the professionals at Corkbuzz. View all classes here and claim your spots now for one of January’s upcoming classes:
- Wine 101 | January 7
- Old World vs New World: Pinot Noir | January 22
- Around the World with Cabernet Sauvignon | January 28
- Wine 101 | January 31
Make reservations for Queen’s Feast
January 17-26 | Various locations
Make reservations now for a girls’ night out during Charlotte Restaurant Week. Choose from more than 140 area restaurants offering three courses for just $30 or $35 per person.
Wine & Chocolate Dinner
January 11 | Evoke | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Potts Chocolate, Impero Distributors and Evoke Executive Chef Brian Farrell team up for a four-course meal paired with chocolates and rare Italian wines. $75+ per person.
New Year New You Beauty Seminar at Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery
January 23 | Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery | 6-8 p.m.
Kick start your 2020 self-care goals with this Beauty Seminar with Dr. Robert Graper, Dr. Garrett Harper and their team of expert injectors and aestheticians. The evening includes Q&A, event specials and light bites. Save your spot here.
ARTS & CULTURE
Final Draught: Janis, Her Life & Music with Holly George-Warren
January 15 | Town Brewing Company | 6-8 p.m.
Don’t miss the next edition of Final Draught, a quarterly discussion series featuring beer and books. This quarter, enjoy a presentation by New York Times best-selling author and two-time Grammy nominee Holly George-Warren about her new biography of Janis Joplin. $35 tickets include a signed book, program and light bites. Proceeds benefit the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation
Little Black Dress The Musical
January 16 – 18 | Booth Playhouse
Follow the stories of two best friends as they experience the ups, downs and in-betweens of life in their little black dresses. Ticket prices begin at $25.
Opera Carolina: La Boheme
January 18 – 23 | Belk Theater
Don’t miss your chance to see Opera Carolina’s production of this classic Puccini opera. Tickets start at $22.
My Fair Lady
January 21-26 | Ovens Auditorium
Another classic tale taking the stage in Charlotte this month, My Fair Lady is sure to delight with familiar songs and a charming tale. Tickets start at $25 each.
Black X White
January 23 | Anne Neilson Fine Art | 6-8 p.m.
Make plans to attend the opening reception of ANFA’s inaugural exhibition of 2020 featuring five artists who push the boundaries of a two-toned aesthetic in painting, photography, porcelain, and mixed media. Exhibition runs through February 26.
Charlotte Ballet: Innovative Works
January 24 – February 15 | Patricia McBride and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance
Charlotte Ballet’s Innovative Works returns with works inspired by The Mint Museum’s upcoming exhibition “Immersed in Light: Studio Drift at the Mint.” Tickets start at $27.
Structure and Void: Opening Reception
January 30 | Central Piedmont Arts | 5:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar for the opening reception of “Structure and Void” featuring artist Richard Elaver. The reception will take place on Central Campus, Overcash Center, first floor in the Overcash Gallery.