February in Raleigh 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!
The NC Book Festival provides a diverse slate of local, national, and international writers and artists. This event takes place in venues throughout Raleigh, as features special guest speakers.
For a sophisticated vibe and sweeping views—and a new rooftop igloo just for winter—look to Level7. Shoot up to the seventh floor of the AC Hotel and settle down for drinks in an atmosphere you won't find elsewhere in Raleigh.
Drunk Black History combines Black storytellers, true stories, improve and a whole lot of drinks. Local Black creatives share their favorite moments of Black History and Improv Noir reenacts them.
Think: Night at The Museum but boozier. Head to the Museum of Natural Sciences to throw down some clams, sip on the giggle water, and cut a rug to live jazz music at this speakeasy-themed adult night.
This is a ballet for lovers, and just in time for Valentine's Day! Robert Weiss has brought paintings by Czech artists to life in this beautifully done ballet.
The night will kick off with a premiere of At Midnight, a film short that features a local Raleigh favorite, Sidecar Social Club. Then you get to jam out with Sidecar during their live set.
What better way to watch the Oscars than in the company of other film enthusiasts in a retro theater?
Here's how it works: Fox's bartenders each make a drink to compete for a charity. When you buy their drink, you vote for the charity—and the winning one gets all the proceeds. Plus, there's pizza!
Transfer Co. will bring a bustling food hall to a once abandoned building five minutes from Fayetteville St. Expect it to be filled with local food vendors, plus space for you to sit and enjoy!
Asheville's Burial Beer Co. has arrived in Raleigh with its new experimental taproom—The Exhibit—which marries exquisite craft beer with art in Transfer Co. Food Hall.
Local's Oyster Bar is serving up, well, local raw oysters and other fresh NC seafood dishes in Transfer Co. Food Hall.
This Transfer Co. Food Hall vendor serves up the best Argentenian empanadas on this side of the equator. Come for sumptuous meat and veggie fillings wrapped in the crispiest crusts.
Get ready to have your concept of sushi rocked. Not only is everything at Rockin' Rolls Sushi Express all-you-can-eat, but it's all delivered to you via rotating conveyor belt.
Raleigh's got a new members-only speakeasy—do you have the key to get inside? This exclusive spot offers classic cocktails, a vintage vibe and the perfect club for the community to cheers together.
Setting up shop in a cozy historic home right in the heart of Downtown Cary, Cotton House Craft is brewing up artisan beer with natural ingredients, including hops grown on their farm in Liberty, NC.
Local roaster Pine State Coffee has finally opened its own digs! Head over to their Mordecai for some of the best local brews, snacks and a small market to come.
This intimate new sushi and Japanese small plates restaurant is serving up some of the best sashimi (and more) that the Triangle has to offer.
Grab a drink at this new neighborhood pub in the old Calavera location. The second floor boasts cozy leather chairs, plenty of drinks and giant windows for enjoying the view.
Falafel & Co. is a Mediterranean market and bar in Brookside Market, selling hard-to-find international ingredients and treats alongside wine and more! They'll soon be opening a restaurant as well.
There have been whispers about this, but now it's official—Oak Steakhouse is coming to The Dillon Raleigh in 2019! And this isn't your grandma's steakhouse...
It's the month of love (and the month of staying inside), so why not visit this date-spot favorite? Raleigh's Rialto Theater hosts an eclectic list of movies that will attract even the savviest of independent film gourmands. 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 Oakwood Pizza Box. The growing food scene on Person St. is now home to a great spot to fill up on simply perfected thin crust pie, garlic knots & a pitcher of margaritas!
You're sure to find some treasures at Edge of Urge, Raleigh's coolest and quirkiest boutique.
The Wine Feed invites you to pair four cupcakes from The Cupcake Shoppe with four perfectly curated wines. Best Valentine's Sunday ever!
Not for the faint of stomach—2400 calories, 12 doughnuts, 5 miles, 1 hour. The mantra of the Krispy Kreme Challenge epitomizes the test of physical fitness and gastrointestinal fortitude.
Raleigh Beer Garden is bringing together 15 area breweries for an afternoon of limited edition, seasonal winter pours. Live tunes and good food included!
Dance the night away during this festive best at Marbles family Valentine's party. There will be everything from the Foxtrot to the Floss, so hop on it!
Bring your sweetheart or your broken heart and jam out to some epic live music. Performing duos take the stage and play love songs to hold forth on love in all of its many guises.
Celebrate the single life while supporting the Hands For Hearts Foundation. There will be cocktail concoctions, fairy floss, and tons of dancing all night long.
Runologie is hosting a special Valentine's Day Run Club. The loop is planned out so you can swing by Videri Chocolate Factory and grab a sweet treat for you and your boo.
Don't let anyone tell you, you can't have dessert before dinner. You and your bae will get to decorate six cupcakes while enjoying a flight of beer.
Join in this brief fun run that takes place in the middle of a huge party. Run one mile, dance, party and help find a cure to neurofibromatosis all in your undies.
Looking for an alternative Valentine's Day event? Why not throw some hatchets at pictures of those who have broken your heart. Get sweet vengeance, a taco bar and plenty of axe-throwing fun.
From "Best I Ever Had" to "In My Feelings," you know you'll get to dance the night away at this epic bash that's been touring across the country.
Local food truck legend and Morgan Street Food Hall vendor Curry In A Hurry is being featured on The Cooking Channel's Food Truck Nation—and they're throwing a viewing party to celebrate!