March is Women’s History Month, and we think there’s no better time to plan some time with the girls. From beauty events to workouts and wine classes, here are more than 20 ways to spend your next girls’ night (or day) out.
SHOPPING, FITNESS & BEAUTY
NC Yoga Bar at the Mint
Mondays | Mint Museum Uptown | 6-7 pm
Head to the Mint Museum every Monday to participate in a one-hour yoga class with NC Yoga Bar. Mint members enjoy yoga for free, while non-members can drop-in for $10 a class.
Cocktails & Conversations with Dr. Graper and Dr. Harper
March 5 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 6-8 pm
Meet and mingle with Dr. Graper, Dr. Harper and their team of licensed medical aestheticians and certified nurse injectors at this event featuring wine, light bites and giveaways. Learn more about advancements in facial, breast and body procedures, access special pricing and see live demonstrations. No fee to attend but reservations are required at 704.375.7111 to reserve seating or email [email protected].
8th Annual Run Jen Run 5k and Festival
March 7 | Symphony Park | 8 – 11:30 am
Lace up together for the 8th Annual Run Jen Run 5K and Festival supporting the Go Jen Go Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing critical financial assistance to local individuals and families who are battling breast cancer. After crossing the finish line, stick around for a festival and kids zone.
Winter Skincare Masterclass
March 8 | LUSH Cosmetics Charlotte – SouthPark Mall | 9-11 am
Learn about skincare basics from the professionals at LUSH in SouthPark, cleansers to masks to toners. This class is limited to 10 people. Call 704-366-5368 or email [email protected]
International Women’s Day Celebration
March 8 | Optimist Hall | 9 and 11 am
This community event led by Jaimis Huff includes a gentle yoga practice and short guided meditation, followed by a special video featuring women in Charlotte sharing their inspirational stories of overcoming gender barriers and ending with a short discussion.
Charlotte Girl Tribe Pop Up
March 28 | Charlotte Convention Center | 12 – 5 pm
Shop an expertly curated collection of women-led businesses including premiere boutiques, jewelers, artists and makers all in one place. The day also includes fun photo opps, cocktails and more. General admission tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. VIP early admission tickets available.
ARTS & CULTURE
First Friday Gallery Crawl
March 6 | South End, Charlotte | 5:30 – 9 pm
Grab the girls and head to South End for the first Friday gallery crawl, where galleries will stay open late to host lively receptions featuring new works and chances to meet the artists.
The Art of Dining Public Tour
March 7 | Mint Museum Randolph | 2-3 pm
Get answers to all of your dining etiquette questions on this 60-minute Art of Dining tour through the Portals to the Past: British Ceramics exhibition featuring late 17th through early 19th century ceramics. Guest must pre-register.
Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte
March 7 | Knight Theater | 8:30 pm
Six Charlotte community and corporate leaders will take the stage in order to raise funds for Charlotte Ballet and six local charitable organizations.
Kristin Chenoweth – For the Girls
March 10 | Belk Theater | 7:30 pm
Well-known Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth comes to Charlotte ahead of the September 27 release of her new album “For the Girls” to share performances of beloved songs from Dolly Parton, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and Reba McEntire. Prices begin at $39.50.
Book Signing with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
March 14 | Anne Neilson Home | 6:30 pm
Join Anne Neilson Home for a book signing and cocktail party as Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt celebrates the release of her book The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable. A copy of the book is included in the price of the ticket. Limited tickets available.
Susan G. Komen Charlotte’s Laugh for the Cure
March 19 | McGlohan Theatre | 5:30 pm
Get ready to laugh at the 19th annual Laugh for the Cure featuring co-headliners Shaun Jones and Collin Moulton, hosted by WBTV’s Molly Grantham. $35+.
The Color Purple
March 23-25 | Ovens Auditorium
The incredibly moving story is now a musical, making a stop this month in Charlotte. See this critically-acclaimed musical at Ovens Auditorium and experience the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival for yourself. Tickets start at just $25.
Opera At The Market
March 27 | 7th Street Public Market | 6 and 7:30 pm
Enjoy pop-up performances of popular Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater numbers by Opera Carolina artists, plus enjoy food and drink specials from Assorted Table Wine Shoppe and Zia Pia Italian Kitchen.
Ronan Farrow at Belk Theater
March 28 | Belk Theater | 8 pm
You’ve heard the stories investigative reporter Ronan Farrow has covered, from exposing the first sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein to his latest book and New York Times bestseller Catch and Kill. Now hear from him in person. Tickets start at $29.
JUST FOR FUN
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
Feb. 28 – March 1, March 6 – 8 | The Park Expo and Conference Center
Whether you have a project in mind or are just looking for some real-life inspiration, you’ll find what you need for your spring home makeover at The Southern Spring Home + Garden Show featuring more than 350 booths and feature displays. $10 online, $12 at the door.
All About the Bubbles Wine Class
March 4 | Corkbuzz Charlotte | 7 pm
Discover and sample sparkling wines from around the world, and learn what makes them each unique in this expert-led class at Corkbuzz. Attendees receive 10% off their meal after the class. $65.
Hands-on Cocktail Class: Bring Back the 90’s Cocktails
March 6 | Spaces (South End) | 6:30-8:30 pm
In this throwback cocktail class, you and your crew will reimagine three iconic cocktails from the 90s with fresh ingredients. Listen for your favorite 90s hit while you mix.
International Women’s Day Celebration – Year THREE
March 8 | Resident Culture Brewing Company | 12 – 5:30 pm
Celebrate with free massages, interactive art entrepreneur market, speakers and music. Plus, the brewery will tap a special, women-brewed beer. Free admission with suggested donation of $5 to Pink Boots Society in support of women in the beer industry
Paws for a Cause – Ladies Night Puppy Adoption Event
March 19 | The Cotton Room at Belfast Mill | 6-9 pm
$15 donation gets you a glass of wine and all the puppy love you can handle at this adoption event. $1 from each purchased drink special will go to Angela’s Ark.
Be My Fair Lady Specialty Tea
March 21-22 | The Ballantyne Hotel
Have tea with your bestie’s at this month’s specialty tea: Be My Fair Lady. Enjoy a selection of tea blends from Rare Tea Company, the official tea of the Royal Family, a complimentary glass of champagne, sandwiches and sweets. Reservations required at 704 248 4100. View the full menu offerings here.
Biere de Femme 2020
March 21 | The Unknown Brewing Company | 1-5 pm
Get tickets now for this beer festival, named one of the ten best beer festivals in the country by USA Today, featuring 35 unique beers made by women.
Ceramic Jewelry Making
March 21 | Metropolitan LaunchPad | 10 am
in this SkillPop class, create your own piece of jewelry using ceramic clay led by local artisan Randi Steingold of Gloria Faye Design. $40.
Wellbeing Bar Hosted by Counterculture Club and Not Just Coffee
March 22 | Not Just Coffee | 6-8 pm
Are you #SoberCurious? Head to the Wellbeing Bar, hosted by Counterculture Club and Not Just Coffee, to enjoy thoughtfully-crafted alcohol-free cocktails. $5 general admission (includes one drink).
Grab wine among the roses
Rosie’s Wine Garden | Open Tuesday-Sunday
Plan a bestie date on a warmer March night at Rosie’s Wine Garden. While you can opt to sit at the cozy inside bar, no visit is complete without a stroll through the gardens – with a glass in hand, of course. View all specials and weekly happenings here.