EVENTS

EVENTS

Jan
12
Thu
Amaro Wine Class @ The Fearrington Granary
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Amaro is the darling beverage of choice for many sommeliers. Often made with a number of herbs and roots – some even made from top secret blends passed down over generations – Italy’s amari are some of the most recognizable in the market. Sommelier Chetan Reddy will discuss the finer points of this liqueur.
$40 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Jan
19
Thu
Nebbiolo vs. Sangiovese Wine Class @ The Fearrington Granary
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Two of Italy’s most noble and distinctive grapes are Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. Each has their own strong following in the wine community. Some prefer Nebbiolo, a grape that tests the balance of its tannic, high alcohol, and high acid properties while still delivering one of the most rewarding wine experiences.
Some prefer the crunchy, red fruit, herbal perfume of the Sangiovese grape. In the hands of a master it can transform into a muscular Brunello di Montalcino, or an easier drinking Chianti perfect with a hearty bowl of pasta.
Whichever grape camp you stand behind, each has a masterful history that has solidified its claim to the top of Italy’s grape varietal hierarchy.
$50 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Jan
25
Wed
Ponysaurus Beer Dinner @ Local 22
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come celebrate some wintry pints of local Ponysaurus Brewing Co. with our our first beer dinner of 2017. Beer geeks and craft beer connoisseurs, this is not one to miss! See the full beer line-up & paired LOCAL flavors below! Seating is limited so call and be sure to request “Ponysaurus dinner” to reserve your seat today!

THE LINE-UP:

FIRST COURSE:

Biere de garde
with Tartiflette Savoyarde

SECOND COURSE

Plum Gose
with Smoked Tomato and Monkfish Bouillabaisse

THIRD COURSE

Altbier
with Hasenpfeffer

FOURTH COURSE

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
with Apple Cinnamon Povitica

Feb
1
Wed
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 1 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Feb
2
Thu
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 2 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

The Many Faces of Rioja Wine Class @ The Fearrington Granary
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Explore Spain’s premier wine region, one of the country’s two declared Denominacion de Origen Calificada, and enjoy wine from some of its benchmark producers. Tempranillo is a moldable grape that lends itself well to a winemaker’s vision, as Beverage Director Paula de Pano learned from some of Rioja’s winemakers on her last trip to Spain. Taste for the consistently high quality of this wine for yourself – without breaking the bank!
$40 includes wine, cheese plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Feb
3
Fri
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 3 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Cooks & Books: Lunch with Kian Lam Kho @ The Fearrington Granary
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at The Granary to celebrate Kian Lam Kho’s cookbook, Phoenix Claws & Jade Trees. Tickets include dinner, a copy of the cookbook, service fee and tax.
Food writer, author of 10 cookbooks and Asian cuisine expert, Nancie McDermott, will be the guest hostess for this luncheon. McDermott has written several cookbooks on Asian cuisine and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand.

The winner of the 2016 IACP Julia Child First Book Award, Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees offers a unique introduction to Chinese home cooking, demystifying it by focusing on its basic cooking methods. In outlining the differences among various techniques — such as pan-frying, oil steeping, and yin-yang frying — and instructing which one is best for particular ingredients and end results, culinary expert Kian Lam Kho provides a practical, intuitive window into this unique cuisine. Once you’ve learned how to dry stir-fry chicken, you can then confidently apply the technique to tofu, shrimp, and any number of ingredients.
Accompanied by more than 200 photographs, including helpful step-by-step images, the 158 recipes range from simple, such as Spicy Lotus Root Salad or Red Cooked Pork, to slightly more involved, including authentic General Tso’s Chicken or Pork Shank Soup with Winter Bamboo. But the true brilliance behind this innovative book lies in the way it teaches the soul of Chinese cooking, enabling home cooks to master this diverse, alluring cuisine and then to re-create any tempting dish they encounter or can imagine.
About Kian Lam Kho
After training as an aerospace engineer and developing software on Wall Street for more than twenty years, Kian decided to pursue his passion for cooking. He apprenticed in the kitchen of Chef Josh Capon at Canteen (now Lure Fishbar), in New York City’s Soho neighborhood, where he learned to produce modern American food.
However, it was Chinese cooking that interested him the most. After Canteen he started organizing pop-up Chinese banquet events to showcase the variety of ingredients and versatility of techniques in Chinese cuisine rarely experienced in American Chinese restaurants. He continues to work at different restaurants as a guest chef, creating unique Chinese banquet events.
In January of 2008 Kian created the Chinese cooking blog, Red Cook. The blog emphasizes the importance of understanding proper Chinese cooking techniques while describing them in historical and cultural context. Red Cook was selected as a finalist and nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award in 2011.

Feb
4
Sat
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 4 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Feb
5
Sun
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 5 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Feb
6
Mon
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 6 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Feb
7
Tue
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 7 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com

Sweetheart Social @ Midway Community Kitchen
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Ticket includes appetizers, 3 courses, dessert and wine

We’re doing a Sweetheart Social with Gluten-Free Queen Hadassah Patterson! Save the date for the Tuesday before Valentines Day! We’ll have great music, perfect wine and amazing food that happens to be gluten-free! This is a mixer – so don’t feel obligated to bring a date, singles and couples are welcome. But you can save some (gluten free) dough if you bring a friend! Here’s the menu:

Red wine and pink bubbly 🙂

Chili and Chocolate-Rubbed Beef Brisket

Multi-color Roasted Pepper Salad with Herbed Vinaigrette (Vegan)

Sausage / Pizza Rolls with GF crust (includes veg option – contains dairy)

Charcuterie Platter, Cheese Platter, Assorted Dips, Crackers and Scratch Flats – Our housemade GF Flatbread

Seasonal Market Veggies

GF Chocolate and Dipped Fruit / Cookie Platter: We’ll do a hands-on chocolate-dipping demo for dessert … What’s more romantic than food dipped in chocolate?

Anyone with questions or multiple sensitivities, please email Hadassah directly at writeztuff97@gmail.com before sign up!

We look forward to making some great memories together!
Please spread the word to those you know! ♥

Periodic Tables: Canine Roundtable @ Motorco Music Hall
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm

This month we’re joined by four experts in canine cognition for a roundtable discussion on man’s best friend. Grab a beer and hear stories and the latest research on just how smart your pup really is!

Guest speakers: Brian Hare, Vanessa Woods, Bronwen Dickey, Cat Warren.
Additional information and panelist bios available at our event link.

Feb
8
Wed
#loveDURM Photo Contest @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 8 all-day

Contest: Jan. 25-Feb. 8

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents across the Bull City will have a chance to share what they love about Durham in the first ever #loveDURM photo contest!

The concept is simple: take a photo of what makes you love Durham and post it to social media with the hashtag #loveDURM. It could be a place, a local business or even someone special. Whatever makes you #loveDURM!

The contest will run from January 25th to February 8th, culminating in a #loveDURM party at the Museum of Durham History on Friday, February 10th from 6pm to 8pm. There will be food, a specialty cocktail by Alley Twenty Six and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes for the best photos as decided by a panel of Durham celebrity judges.

Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Durham County Commissioner Chair Wendy Jacobs, and Nasher Museum of Art’s Exhibitions and Publications Manager Reneé Cagnina Haynes are just a few who will be deciding the winners!

Make sure to follow #loveDURM on Instagram and Twitter, and ”like” the Facebook page to get details on the event as they are updated.

Here’s how to participate:

Take a photo of something (or someone) that defines Durham for you. The only rule is that the photo depicts something (or someone) within the city or county of Durham.
SHARE the photo on Instagram or Twitter using #loveDURM, post to the #loveDURM Facebook page, or submit your photo to the #loveDURM Tumblr blog.
You can take and share as many photos as you like!

As many photos as possible will be displayed at the Museum of Durham History during the event as part of a community-curated exhibit on why we love Durham! The #loveDURM Tumblr blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts will all remain active and accept submissions throughout the rest of the year, creating a permanent online exhibition of #loveDURM photos.

The #loveDURM contest and celebration event are partnerships between the Museum of Durham History and School of Home. For contest information contact: Matt Lardie: hello@schoolofhome.com