Who doesn’t love a Girl’s Night Out? It can be fun, cathartic, and just what you need. When else can you get out of your daily routine, let loose and connect with your tribe? Don’t go sit at a bar, get out of your comfort zone and do something different! We have your guide to changing up Girl’s Night Out in Asheville.
Fun, easy and totally relaxing! Fired Up! is an interactive studio where you are the artist. The options go in many creative directions: canvas painting, glass fussing, mosaics, pottery wheel and painting pottery. Bring your conversation and laughter, and maybe some red wine. Then choose your medium and get those creative juices flowing! Reserve a group of six or more, or arrange a party in the entire studio space, after hours. www.fireduplounge.com
The Paint Bug
The Paint Bug offers a fun, creative experience at a variety of bars, breweries and wineries. With all your supplies provided, all you have to do is show up ready paint and enjoy a drink! Oh, and there is no experience necessary. A local artist will guide you through it, step-by-step. Each class is 2-3 hours and you get to keep your masterpiece! www.paint-bug.com
An Empyrean Arts Party is unforgettable, unique and maybe a little sexy too. It’s the perfect way to get outside of your comfort zone and into your body. Play around and laugh at yourself until you get comfortable. With group and private classes, you can choose your class topic: Pole Dance, Pole Fitness, Floor Fluidity Dance, Aerial Arts, or Flexibility/Contortion. Your class will last an hour and you’ll walk away with sexy new tricks! www.empyreanarts.org
Yoga with Goats
It’s common knowledge that any group of women would want to hang out with baby goats, right? Franny’s Farm and Far Out Farmstead made that fantasy come true with Farm Friend Bend. It’s an interactive yoga class held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester that that helps you get zen, along with baby goats. No yoga experience is necessary, just bring your mat and an open heart. After the class, walk around the farm and enjoy the landscape and animals. For a schedule of classes, see Yoga with Goats. Also see our Sunday Funday post for more ideas.
Put your dancing shoes on and head to The BLOCK off Biltmore on Tuesdays for beginner swing night! With live swing music and drinks at the bar, it’s the perfect way to partner up with your girls and build your swing dance repertoire. But don’t worry if you’re unevenly matched, no partner is necessary, or experience for that matter. You’ll learn the basics of rhythm and lead-follow technique and before you know it, you’ll be Lindy Hop Ladies! Classes are held every Tuesday from 8-9pm at The BLOCK off Biltmore. Each class costs $10, or $8 if you are a Swing Asheville member. www.swingasheville.com
Buti Yoga Brunch
Get primal with your tribe! Primal Studios offers a Buti Brunch at The BLOCK off Biltmore, Sunday at 12:30pm. The class is a soulful blend of power yoga, cardio-intense tribal dance, primal movements, conditioning and deep abdominal toning. Then enjoy refreshing mimosas afterwards. Cover is $10. Check out Primal Studio’s page for classes and details. www.primalstudiosasheville.com
Escape the ordinary and bring the adventure into your Girl’s Night Out! Everyone has a part where you have to crack codes, solve riddles, piece together puzzles and find the clues to escape a room. With a variety of rooms to choose from, Breakout Asheville offers unique storylines and mystery. Available rooms: Hostage, Kidnapping, Operation: Casino, Museum Heist, Mystery Mansion. You will need to call ahead to book your room, and arrive about 15 minutes before your arrival. The room can hold 2-8 players. Afterwards you can grab a drink at any of the bars within walking distance near Pack Square Park, like Top of the Monk’s rooftop bar. www.breakoutgames.com
No Taste Like Home-Wild Food Foraging Tour
Think “Survivor Meets Iron Chef….” Join a group foraging tour for a unique adventure where you get to learn about and gather wild foods. You will meet 10-12 wild foods available in the surrounding wild areas of Asheville. You’ll forage seasonal offerings like edible greens, berries, flowers, mushrooms, fruits, nuts, seeds. Then you get to sample your bounty! It’s a great way to bond for your next girl “gathering.” See what I did there? Check out No Taste Like Home for tours schedules. Here are more food tours you may love. www.notastelikehome.org
Girls Pint Out
What better way to experience Beer City than with your ladies? Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or more of a Bud Light kinda girl (blasphemy!), Girls Pint Out is a great way to enlighten your beer taste buds. Girls Pint Out is a ladies only movement whose passion is to inspire women who love craft beer and its multitude of diverse flavors. They host regular events like brewery tours, home-brew classes, brewery crawls, sip and paint nights, beer classes, food and beer pairings and more. Round up your beer loving girlfriends and check out Girls Pint Out’s Facebook page for details on your next beer adventure! Or find them on Asheville Ale Trail’s page.
Zumba In Da Club
She’s a maniac…maniac on the floor. If the night calls for dancing, then Scandals Nightclub has you covered! Known for their creativity, diversity, and entertainment, Scandals has maintained a 30 year run here in Asheville. It’s everything you want in a dance party: good lighting, good music and good drinks. With regular events, like themed nights with live DJ’s and drag shows, there is always something fun to get into. One regular event is Zumba In Da Club. And it’s just that: instructor led Zumba in the club! You get a safe place to learn new moves in a comfortable environment. Then, when it’s over and you still want to dance, your ticket will get you into the 10pm nightclub as well. Go dance! You can look at Scandal Nightclub’s Facebook page for an event list.