Now that we've all recovered (mostly) from the holiday madness, it's time for our complete guide to the best of January in and around Durham (a.k.a., how to pack a full month of goodness into just three weeks). 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!
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This chic new coffee shop is bringing craft coffee, a fully gluten-free menu and afternoon imbibing to the heart of Research Triangle Park.
This rolled ice cream chain is bringing more of the good stuff to Durham! Besides the standard treats, they also serve up rolls of ice cream nestled inside house-baked donuts.
Your favorite coffee and Korean food spot just got even better with a new beer hall and bottle shop! Bring your friends, bring your pups and have a night full of brews and delicious snacks.
True Flavors Diner is opening a second location in the former location of The Lakewood, bringing a strong brunch game to the Lakewood neighborhood.
Rhythms Live Music Hall will bring an upscale performance venue to Durham's Lakewood neighborhood.
There is a cat cafe coming soon to Chapel Hill, and we couldn't be more excited! This will be the first in the Triangle.
Boxcar, Raleigh's favorite arcade, is opening a third location later this year in downtown Durham and for the first time, they're adding food to the mix with a new wood-fired pizza kitchen!
Peruse a well-curated selection of gifts or settle down on the Parker & Otis's porch with a finely crafted sandwich.
Looking for a museum that makes fine art accessible to art novices? If so, then Nasher is the place to be! Oh, and don't worry if you aren't an art rookie, they have plenty to see.
Fondue is an experience meant to be shared with friends or family all around one pot. Sometimes it's tough to agree on a certain dish, but luckily the desserts will please the pickiest eater!
Learn how to bhangra and bollywood dance like the pros, then show off your skills at this all-night dance party at Motorco.
Enjoy the most comforting comfort food with the bubbliest of bubbles at this new weekly Sunday Supper offering from Jack Tar.
Love bartering and beer? Feed your soul (and your stomach) with this unique food swap party, where you can trade homegrown, handmade, or foraged edible delights with like-minded food lovers.
Get ready to headbang with some of the Carolinas' best metal bands all while raising money for kids to learn music. Rock on!
Enormous flowers, luscious color, and desert landscapes. See this famous artists work and influence in new ways at this exhibit.
Enjoy the perfect leisurely afternoon filled with four hours of live music and even more beer. Expect acoustic covers, blues, indie rock, jazz—and all the hoppy (or non-hoppy) beer you can imagine.
Snow or shine, you'll get to tube down a great snowy hill at the Bond Park Winter Wonderland. It's fun for the whole family, just make sure to register ahead of time!
Enjoy beers from 50+ different breweries that you have never, will never, or would never get to try elsewhere at this massive beer tasting festival featuring a variety sure to please any beer snob.
Throwback to childhood skate parties and discos of yore at the biggest Disco Sweat event of the year!
Taste a little of everything—from savory and stick-to-your-ribs to sweet treats—and get some summer vibes with reggae, roots and other records playing strong all day.
Join in on this massive traditional Chinese celebration of the Lunar New Year! There will be performances, tons of authentic Asian cuisine and more opportunities to learn about and enjoy the culture.
Catch classic anime films on the big screen and learn a little more about the incredible art form during this weekend-long film festival at Carolina Theater.
Come be a part of radio being made. Live from Here with Chris Thile is a unique blend of live music, comedy and more. The Durham show will feature Death Cab for Cutie, Tank and the Bangas, Nore Davis.
With 20 displays, each comprised of hundreds of parts and thousands of LED lights, an evening stroll through the NC Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary might just blow your mind.
Celebrate the queen with this community party for Dolly Parton. The Pinhook is scheming up some fun, but also wants you to submit your ideas!
Taste your way around the Triangle with special 3-course lunch and dinner menus at the best of the best Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding area restaurants.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the incredible musical offerings of Durham with three Bull City groups showing off black music of the past, present and future.
Sip your way through every single flavor and style of cider that the Bull City Ciderworks staff has created. This definitely counts as your apple a day...
The Girl Scouts are growing up! Sample some your favorite cookies with choice beers from Glass Jug's taps. Cheers!