February in Durham isn't just reserved for candy hearts and romance, there are also plenty of opportunities to treat yo'self, learn something new or dig into something delicious. So take your pick between can't-miss events, new places to explore and old favorites that are just too good to pass up this time of year! Don't just think about it, go do it!
Boxcar, Raleigh's favorite bar + arcade, has opened its third location in downtown Durham. Besides the arcade games and drink specials you know and love, this location has wood-fired pizza!
Rhythms Live Music Hall brings an upscale performance venue to Durham's Lakewood neighborhood.
This premier, locally-owned bottle shop and bar near on Geer Street will focus on family-owned wineries, craft beers and fortified selections.
True Flavors Diner is opening a second location in the former location of The Lakewood, bringing a strong brunch game to the Lakewood neighborhood.
Opening early 2019, Kingfisher cocktail bar will bringing new life to the basement of 321 E Chapel Hill Street adjacent to The Durham Hotel and across the street from Alley Twenty Six.
It's the month of love (and the month of staying inside), so why not visit this date-spot favorite? You're sure to enjoy a film or live performance at the Carolina Theatre of Durham! Check out some of the other most popular date spots in the Triangle.
February 9 is National Pizza Day, and we'll be revisiting all of our favorites: like Pizzeria Toro. Think wood-fired pizza plus a hip bar and restaurant with a heated backstory. These gourmet pies will have you coming back for more.
Winos and science fanatics, rejoice! Come out to the Museum of Life & Science for Science of Wine, a night full of wine drinking, wine facts, pairings, snacks and clinking glasses.
Some of Durham's finest elected officials battle it out in an epic lip sync battle. All proceeds will benefit the LGBTQ Center of Durham's trans programming.
Storytelling, science, and stargazing all in one evening. Listen to African folktales about the sun, moon, and stars as you gaze through the telescopes and take a tour of the stars.
Parker and Otis is the perfect spot to hide on a lazy Sunday afternoon, complete with hard-to-find food items, fresh sandwiches, and killer coffee—plus you can buy your Valentine a gift from a totally local spot.
There will be a large selection of odd, vintage, and delightful objet d'art for sale. Grab some refreshments and shop around for some epic gems.
Throw on your cyber-spurs, saddle-up the ol' iron horse, and hold on for a wild ride. There will be mechanical bulls, laser-pistol showdowns, and more at Durham's Robotics Rodeo.
There will be edible insects, erupting volcanoes and a wide-array of tri-fold displays. It is sort of like an interactive pop-up playground for all you curious minds out there.
The Parlour has come up with some delicious ice cream flavors inspired by the Victorian language of love - flowers. The best part is that you can try them all when you get the ice cream flight!
This film festival is designed to keep Southern Black film alive. New and veteran artists screen their films for a crowd of film enthusiasts while vendors dish out great food, drinks, and crafts.
A night that is sure to be packed with energy! Join in for a night of moving and interacting with individuals who love living a healthy life.
20th Century Boy will be spinning favorites from the classic goth, dark dance, and industrial genres while you sip on craft cocktails, and get your cards read. Dress code is black, red and more black.
Celebrate powerful ladies and all things Parks and Rec at the Glass Jug Beer Lab. There will be a free waffle bar, Leslie Knope bingo, three breakfast drinks and so much more.
Turn up the heat this Valentine's Day and try some extra spicy hot sauces. Then watch as six men and women are interviewed for a dating show - both the questions and wings get hotter with each round.
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a selection of Monët Hennessy's bubbly. Chef Oscar Gnapi has expertly paired the bubbles with some tasty sweet treats.
Celebrate the best stories told in the previous year, and listen to never-before-heard personal stories from people in the community. Awards will be handed out for comedy, drama, and overall.
Beer Study wants you to help them celebrate two whole years in business. There will be food, booze, and music - everything you need for the perfect birthday party.
Revisit all your fave childhood movies on the big screen at the 'Fantastic Realm' film series at The Carolina Theatre. It's not too late to make new memories watching these favorite old classics!
Engage in a culinary competition and join Ponysaurus for a winter chili cook-off while local celebrity chefs judge your concoctions.
Celebrate Galentine's Day with all the most beautiful talented, brilliant, powerful—and funniest—musk oxes out there. The best female comics in town celebrating the best holiday of the year.