EVENTS

EVENTS

Nov
1
Wed
Hands-on Fall Soups and Stews Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cooler weather is on the way. Time to curl up by the fire with a hearty stew. In this class, we will make several soups and stews inspired by the cool weather and fall garden.

Menu includes: Butternut Squash with Lentils and Coconut; Pumpkin and Pork Pozole; Potato Soup with Mushrooms and Leeks; Southern Sausage and Collard Green Soup; Caramelized Apple and Onion Cornbread.

Nov
3
Fri
Hands-on Fall Southern Nights Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and the holidays are right around the corner. What better way to celebrate fall in North Carolina and get ready for all of that holiday entertaining, than with a harvest dinner? In tonight’s class, we will discuss the best way to prepare and execute the perfect dinner party with a meal inspired by the local harvest.

Menu includes: Roasted Gruyere Sweet Potato Tart; Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Cranberries; Benne Seed Encrusted Pork with Apple Bourbon Sauce; Coconut Creamed Collard Greens; Maple Brown Butter Pear Tart with Pecan Crust.

Nov
4
Sat
North Carolina Whirligig Festival @ Downtown Wilson
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day

Wilson, N.C. hosts its annual North Carolina Whirligig Festival on November 4-5 in Historic Downtown Wilson. The popular family-friendly community arts festival, which set attendance records last year, happens annually the first weekend in November. The street festival celebrates the arts, specifically the whimsical, wind-driven whirligigs (giant sculptures made from recycled industrial parts by local folk-artist Vollis Simpson). Families can enjoy arts and crafts, three live entertainment stages, 200+ vendors, food and beverage including a beer garden, non-profit organizations, and the free Whirli-Kidz Zone. The City of Wilson also sponsors Touch-A-Truck (for kids ages 3+ to explore, climb and touch variety of city trucks and emergency response vehicles) and an Inspiration Station zone where kids of all ages can build and create alongside local artists.

This year’s festival coincides with the November 2 Grand Opening of the downtown Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, a one of a kind art park to celebrate its namesake and act as a home for his many creations.

Who: Wilson, N.C., with farming roots dating to 1849, is a vibrant community located in Eastern North Carolina, known for its hometown charm, thriving arts community, antiques, barbecue, and award-winning, revitalized downtown.

Where: The city of Wilson is 45-minutes east of Raleigh on U.S. Route 264. North Carolina Whirligig Festival is held in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson along Nash, Tarboro, Goldsboro, South and Douglas Streets. Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park is located at 301 Goldsboro Street S., Wilson, N.C. 27893.

When: Saturday & Sunday, November 4-5, 2017 (rain or shine). Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday, 12 noon – 5 pm. For schedule of events, parking or more information, visit www.whirligigfestivalnc.org or call Wilson Visitors Center at 800-497-7398.

Admission is free.

Nov
5
Sun
Hands-on Holiday Pies and Tarts Cooking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Don’t let gearing up for the holidays stress you out! Today we will teach you how to make the perfect pie crust and several traditional and not so traditional pies ready for the holiday table. You will even leave with your own homemade pie crust in hand!

Menu includes: Lattice Top Salted Caramel Apple Pie; Bourbon Laced Chocolate Pecan Pie; Brown Sugar Cranberry Tart; Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pie; Chocolate Pear Pie.

Nov
9
Thu
November Dinner with Dolci @ Nasher Cafe
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In honor of the newest upcoming exhibit at the Nasher Museum, THE MEDICI’S PAINTER: Carlo Dolci and 17th-century Florence the Nasher Cafe will be theming our Dinners on Thursday’s August 31st, September 21st, October 19th, & November 9th to celebrate the flavors & techniques from Italian kitchens during the 16th & 17th centuries. From bistecca to cacciatore we have crafted some stunning dishes so that you can experience this stunning exhibit through both sight & taste. Oh and let’s not forget sound, that’s right, our November 9th dinner coincides
“LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: “THE SOUND WORLD OF CARLO DOLCI”,” an evening of vocal music of 17th-century Italy, featuring works by Strozzi, Merula and Monteverdi starting at 7pm. See our special themed entrees for November 9th below and call today to reserve at (919) 684-6032 or book online.

SHORT RIB ARRABBIATA 28 Braised beef short ribs, pancetta, cherry tomatoes, onions, carrots, chili flakes, asiago creamy polenta

ABBACCHIO AL FORNO 28 Roasted lamb chops cooked medium, rosemary, garlic, wild mushroom fregola, baby carrots, vegetable caponatina

GRILLED SEAFOOD FRA DIAVOLO 26 Sea Scallops, shrimp, mussels, garlic, white wine, arrabbiata tomato sauce, shaved pecorino, linguine

BAKED COD OREGANATA 26 Parmesan breaded cod, chopped oregano, grilled lemon, wild mushroom fregola, grilled winter squash

EGGPLANT PARMESAN 20 Panko crusted local eggplant, basil, stracchino cheese, rustic pomodoro sauce, garlic butter linguine

WILD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI 21 Smoked asparagus, roasted shitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, pesto cream, shaved pecorino (Add chicken breast +4 or sautéed shrimp +6)

Blind Tasting: Classic White Wines @ The Granary
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Explore classic white grape varietals with Beverage Director Paula de Pano as she walks you through the basic components and markers of quality white wines.
$45 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Nov
12
Sun
Hands-on French Macarons Baking Class @ Durham Spirits Co.
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

As we get ready for the season of eating, let Chef Audra Thomas, head baker of Joe Van Gogh, teach you how to make the perfect French Macarons. Great for gifts or Holiday entertaining! With such a variety, we have something for everyone!

Nov
16
Thu
Fork + Bottle: Mas de Daumas Gassac French Wines @ Counting House
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm

Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? Sipping bourbon? So do we. Join us for our newly minted Fork + Bottle dinner series at Counting House where we highlight our favorite guest brewers, distillers and winemakers with special pairings for tasting menus prepared by executive chef Thomas Card. In November, we’re welcoming Mas de Daumas Gassac for an exploration of southern French wines. The evening will kick off with a reception in our art-filled gallery space, followed by a four-course dinner with wine pairings in our Private Dining Room. À votre santé! Seats are limited! Call 919.956.6760 to reserve.

Nov
17
Fri
Vert & Vogue Holiday Bazaar Opening, Third Friday Happy Hour series @ Vert & Vogue
Nov 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The opening of the Vert & Vogue Holiday Bazaar, as part of its Third Friday Happy Hour series, is Friday, November 17th, 5:30-7:30 pm. At the event, meet your favorite Triangle makers, discover their newest mindfully-made gifts, and enter to win one of ten handmade designs in the event raffle. Drinks are on the house! The V&V Holiday Bazaar, an in-store-only market, will run November 17th-December 24th.

Nov
18
Sat
Tails at Twilight Gala @ JB Duke Hotel
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm

Join Animal Protection Society of Durham for our annual well-groomed gala, Tails at Twilight. Enjoy a hosted cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, a three-course dinner, golden ticket raffle, a live band, dancing and tons of fun. All to help animals in need find their forever home. Proceeds from the event will help provide food, shelter, healthcare and love to more than 5,000 animals each year.

Nov
23
Thu
Thanksgiving Dinner at Counting House @ Counting House
Nov 23 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Step away from the oven and start a new Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving!) tradition at Counting House. Feast on a mouthwatering buffet of Counting House favorites and all of the classic holiday fixins, such as Sorghum Glazed Fried Turkey, Macaroni and Cheese with Truffle and Rosemary Gremolata and Cranberry Verine with orange curd and rum spiced cotton cake. Friends will be impressed. Family will be thankful. Price is $60 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under. Kids three and under eat free. Call 919.956.6760 to reserve your table.

Nov
29
Wed
Fullsteam Beer Dinner at Local 22 @ Local 22 Kitchen & Bar
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm

Alrighty Locals, ready for another round of incredible beer dinners at your favorite kitchen and bar?! So far this year we’ve brought you breweries from the mountain to the coast, and now we’re ready to bring it home. For our Fall Beer Dinner Series we will be bringing it BACK TO BULL CITY and feature some incredible breweries from the Durham area.

For the final act in this fantastic series on Wednesday, November 29th at 7:00pm we’ll be partnering up with Fullsteam Brewery! This is our second collab with this Bull City treasure who places their “plow to pint” mission at the very heart of every batch of their Southern-inspired beer. This could not be a more perfect union as we too strive to connect our guests to the land and source locally whenever possible. We’ll be releasing the full menu and beer line-up soon so stay tuned! Ticket price is $40 per guest (tax & gratuity not included), so reserve your seats today for one of our favorite monthly Local happenings! Call (919) 286-9755 and request “November beer dinner”.

Don’t forget to save the dates for our other Back to Bull City Beer Dinners on Wednesdays, September 27th & October 25th!

Dec
3
Sun
Nutcracker Tea Party @ The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm

You are cordially invited to Barriskill Dance Theatre School’s Nutcracker Tea Party!
Ticket includes holiday tea, cocoa, treats, and a special peek at this year’s Nutcracker Ballet. Dress your best and meet your favorite characters!

Ticket Pricing: 1 Seat – $35, 10 Seat Table – $300

Please contact megan@barriskilldance.com or call 919.489.5100 to purchase tickets.

Dec
7
Thu
Blind Tasting: Classic Red Wines @ The Granary
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Explore classic red grape varietals with Beverage Director Paula de Pano as she walks you through the basic components and markers of quality red wines.
$45 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.

Dec
14
Thu
Wines of Turkey & Greece @ The Granary
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Discover wines from these ancient regions, stretching back millennia from the Roman times. These two countries formed the base of modern winemaking in the world but have never been fully rediscovered today despite being one of the world’s biggest grape producers. With over 1,250 grape varietals grown in just Turkey alone, this wine class will feature indigenous grape varietals from both countries.
$50 includes wine, tasting plate, service fee and tax. Reserve at 919.542.2121.