All The Best Things to Do in Durham in February
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All The Best Things to Do in Durham in February

Tuesday, Jan 29 2019

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!

New Business Openings

Play It Up at Boxcar Bar + Arcade Durham at Boxcar Bar + Arcade
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Boxcar Bar + Arcade Durham

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!

Play It Up at Boxcar Bar + Arcade Durham
$   .  Boxcar Bar + Arcade   .  Durham
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Rhythms Live Music Hall at Rhythms Live Music Hall
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Rhythms Live Music Hall

Rhythms Live Music Hall brings an upscale performance venue to Durham's Lakewood neighborhood.

Rhythms Live Music Hall
-   .  Rhythms Live Music Hall   .  Durham
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LouElla Wine, Beer & Beverage at LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage
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COMING SOON: LouElla Wine, Beer & Beverage

This premier, locally-owned bottle shop and bar near on Geer Street will focus on family-owned wineries, craft beers and fortified selections.

LouElla Wine, Beer & Beverage
-   .  LouElla Wine Beer & Beverage   .  Durham
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NOW OPEN: True Flavors Diner (Lakewood) at True Flavors Diner (Lakewood)
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COMING SOON: True Flavors Diner (Lakewood) +153 fire icon

True Flavors Diner is opening a second location in the former location of The Lakewood, bringing a strong brunch game to the Lakewood neighborhood. 

NOW OPEN: True Flavors Diner (Lakewood)
-   .  True Flavors Diner (Lakewood)   .  Durham
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COMING SOON: Kingfisher Cocktail Bar at Kingfisher
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COMING SOON: Kingfisher Cocktail Bar

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.

COMING SOON: Kingfisher Cocktail Bar
-   .  Kingfisher   .  Durham
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Trending & Old Favorites

Go to a Show at Carolina Theatre at The Carolina Theatre
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Go to a Show at Carolina Theatre

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.

Go to a Show at Carolina Theatre
-   .  The Carolina Theatre   .  Durham
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Get Fired Up About Pizzeria Toro at Pizzeria Toro
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Get Fired Up About Pizzeria Toro

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.

Get Fired Up About Pizzeria Toro
$$   .  Pizzeria Toro   .  Durham
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Past Experiences

Drink Up at Science of Wine at Museum of Life and Science
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Drink Up at Science of Wine

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.

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Drink Up at Science of Wine
$30+   .  Museum of Life and Science   .  Durham
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Bull City Lip Sync Battle at Pinhook
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Bull City Lip Sync Battle

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.

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Bull City Lip Sync Battle
$10   .  Pinhook   .  Durham
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Stagville Under the Stars at Historic Stagville
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Stagville Under the Stars

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. 

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Stagville Under the Stars
Free   .  Historic Stagville   .  Durham
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Enjoy a Latte on the Porch at Parker and Otis at Parker and Otis
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Eat, Sip and Shop at Parker and Otis

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.

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Enjoy a Latte on the Porch at Parker and Otis
$   .  Parker and Otis   .  Durham
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Oddities, Curiosities and Ephemera at Pennies For Change Thrift Boutique
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Oddities, Curiosities and Ephemera

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.

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Oddities, Curiosities and Ephemera
Free   .  Pennies For Change Thrift Boutique   .  Durham
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The Bull City Robotic Rodeo at Durham Marriott City Center
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The Bull City Robotic Rodeo

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.

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The Bull City Robotic Rodeo
$25+   .  Durham Marriott City Center   .  Durham
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Lobby Call: Seeing Science Fair at The Durham Hotel
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Lobby Call: Seeing Science Fair

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.

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Lobby Call: Seeing Science Fair
Free   .  The Durham Hotel   .  Durham
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Valentine’s Eve Flight Night at The Parlour
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Valentine’s Eve Flight Night

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!

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Valentine’s Eve Flight Night
Purchase of Ice Cream   .  The Parlour   .  Durham
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Hayti Heritage Film Festival 2019 at Hayti Heritage Center
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Hayti Heritage Film Festival 2019

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.

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Hayti Heritage Film Festival 2019
Free - $50   .  Hayti Heritage Center   .  Durham
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Zumba Meets Trap Yoga at The Vault
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Zumba Meets Trap Yoga

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.

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Zumba Meets Trap Yoga
$8+   .  The Vault   .  Durham
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Goth Prom: Dark Alternative Dance Party at Arcana
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Goth Prom: Dark Alternative Dance Party

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.

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Goth Prom: Dark Alternative Dance Party
$5   .  Arcana   .  Durham
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Galentines Day: Waffles & Breakfast Beers for All at The Glass Jug Beer Lab
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Galentines Day: Waffles & Breakfast Beers for All

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.

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Galentines Day: Waffles & Breakfast Beers for All
Free   .  The Glass Jug Beer Lab   .  Durham
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Love at First Spice at Fullsteam Brewery
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Love at First Spice

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.

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Love at First Spice
Free   .  Fullsteam Brewery   .  Durham
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Champagne & Dessert Tasting at Unscripted Durham
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Champagne & Dessert Tasting

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.

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Champagne & Dessert Tasting
$49   .  Unscripted Durham   .  Durham
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The Monti: 11th Annual Hippo Awards at The Carolina Theatre
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The Monti: 11th Annual Hippo Awards

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.

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The Monti: 11th Annual Hippo Awards
$24   .  The Carolina Theatre   .  Durham
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Beer Study 2nd Anniversary at Beer Study
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Beer Study 2nd Anniversary

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.

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Beer Study 2nd Anniversary
Free   .  Beer Study   .  Durham
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Carolina Theatre's Fantastic Realm Film Series at The Carolina Theatre

Carolina Theatre's Fantastic Realm Film Series

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!

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Carolina Theatre's Fantastic Realm Film Series
$9.50   .  The Carolina Theatre   .  Durham
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Ponysaurus' 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off at Ponysaurus Brewing Company
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Ponysaurus' 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

Engage in a culinary competition and join Ponysaurus for a winter chili cook-off while local celebrity chefs judge your concoctions.

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Ponysaurus' 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off
Free   .  Ponysaurus Brewing Company   .  Durham
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Eyes Up Here: Galentines Showcase! at The Pinhook
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Eyes Up Here: Galentines Showcase!

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. 

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Eyes Up Here: Galentines Showcase!
$5   .  The Pinhook   .  Durham
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All The Best Things to Do in Durham in February
All The Best Things to Do in Durham in February