Valentine’s Date at Local 22 @ Local 22 Kitchen & Bar
Feb 14 all-day

Still looking for the perfect spot to celebrate your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Spoil your sweetheart at Local 22! On Wednesday, February 14 we will be offering our a la carte menu as well as a special 3-course prix-fixe menu for $45 per person (tax & gratuity not included). And of course in our true kitchen & BAR fashion we will be offering up a selection of swoon-worthy craft cocktails! Advance reservations are recommended as this tends to be a busy night, so call or reserve online today!


$45 per guest (tax & gratuity not included)

FENNEL & PEAR SALAD mixed greens, gorgonzola, almonds, red wine vinaigrette
SHRIMP SKEWERS herb marinade, brussels sprouts slaw
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH pepitas & sweet chili vinaigrette
LAMB CHOPS hummus, artichoke, & olive tapenade

ROASTED DUCK BREAST warm beet salad, arugula, and blood orange dressing
GRILLED LOBSTER TAIL yukon potato puree and charred broccolini
BEEF TENDERLOIN pan roasted with a boursin crust, asparagus, sauce espagnole
WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO baby greens, parmesan, gouda, truffle oil


Valentine’s Week at Parizade @ Parizade
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

During the week of St. Valentine Parizade will have a variety of ways to spoil the one you love with all your favorite Mediterranean flavors and the romantic backdrop that is the whimsical Cafe Parizade.

To kick off festivities we will exclusively offer our decadently delicious special a la carte menu for our dinner service. (see offerings on our website)

We will of course be hosting the sensual Spanish Guitar tunes of Alex Gordez from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

As a finale to our Valentine’s week we will enjoy the seductive serenades of the lovely Jo Gore on Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm!

To ensure your seats to celebrate these special evenings with please call the restaurant or visit our reservations page.

Valentine’s Day Food Drive @ Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
Feb 14 all-day

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by showing your affection for your community!
Enjoy a pint in the taproom and bring a non-perishable canned good for PORCH-Durham.

-shelf stable, single serving sizes of milk (Walmart is a great place to get these)
-small cans of vegetables with pop-top lids
-small cans of fruit with pop-top lids
-cans of tuna with pop-top lids
-cans of chicken with pop-top lids
-microwavable single-serving meals (chef-boyardee pastas with meat; instant mac-n-cheese; Hormel Compleats)

More about PORCH-Durham:
PORCH-Durham began collecting food donations for Durham children in need in January 2011. A year later, PORCH-Durham received their 501(c)3 federal charity status. The mission of PORCH-Durham is to support the BackPack Buddies and School Pantry programs in Durham, North Carolina. The aim is to reduce food-insecurity among in children in Durham by organizing monthly food collections through neighborhood-based volunteers and donors. PORCH-Durham provides over 300 weekend backpacks of food and supply 12 school and community pantries with twice monthly delivery of fresh fruit and one monthly delivery of 4-6 large boxes of nonperishable food items. Approximately 2,500 to 3,000 individuals are supported each month through the school and community pantries that PORCH-Durham supplies.

Valentine’s Day Omakase @ Dashi
Feb 14 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a one-night omakase meal at Dashi! We are now taking reservations for our Valentine’s Day omakase!

Surprise your loved one and celebrate Valentine’s Day at Dashi! Enjoy an evening of romantic Japanese dishes and drinks with the special person in your life.

Please visit to reserve a table! This dinner is reservation only!

What is an omakase?
Omakase entrusts your order to the chef – it is essentially a chef’s tasting menu. Chef Billy Cotter will send out the freshest and most delicious dishes of the day. Dining omakase is a way for Dashi to showcase our finest ingredients and techniques!

Unscripted Durham & Bedlam Vodka present: A Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac Tasting @ Unscripted Durham
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for a five-course tasting accompanied by molecular mixology cocktails prepared by Bedlam Vodka. Sounds by DJ Mic Check and photography by NINE19.

Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue Valentine’s Special @ The Bullpen
Feb 14 @ 8:30 pm

Music Maker and the Bullpen present a special Wednesday night Valentines Day show at the Bullpen with Thomas Rhyant’s Sam Cooke Soul Revue! Soul singer Thomas Rhyant serenades all the lovers and lonely hearts out there with classic Sam Cooke hits from the golden era of soul and R&B.


Love In Durham @ Museum of Durham History
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

One of the Museum of Durham History’s most popular events is back again to celebrate Love In Durham. On Friday February 16th from 6-8PM, stop by the museum to create a decorative valentine to be put on display in our gallery for all of Durham to see!

Bring photos of your family, friends, significant others, or even your pets with you to the celebration to be made into a valentine. It doesn’t matter if they live here or across the globe, celebrate whoever makes you feel Love in Durham! We will have all sorts of crafting supplies for you to use here at the museum. The finished valentines will be featured in the museum for the rest of February.

While you get crafty, enjoy a glass of wine and chocolate covered strawberries! Live music will be provided in our gazebo courtesy of Third Friday Durham.

We invite EVERYONE to share the Love in Durham with this perfect way to wrap up your Valentine’s Day celebration!

The Red Ribbon Ball 2018 @ The Stockroom at 230
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Board of Directors of the Alliance of AIDS Services – Carolina and Empire Properties Present –

The Red Ribbon Ball 2018 – An Elegant Evening to Support AAS-C

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Stockroom at 230
230 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Butlered Hors D’oeuvres
Coffee & Dessert Bar
Wines & Beers Including Craft Beers

Creative Semi-Formal/Formal

Dance Music by DJ Fred &
Special Performance by Sidecar Social Club

Tickets: General $75; Friends of the Alliance VIP $100

Get Tickets:
Contact: Ms. Karla Lineback at 919.834.2437 or visit

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Feb 17 @ 8:30 pm

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen puts on the best party in Durham. The unofficially crowned Queen of the Bullpen has all the mettle, pathos and ocean-deep compassion of Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor and Etta James, with her own dramatic flair and wicked humor. Miss her at your own risk.

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen


Flamenco Vivo – Motorco Music Hall @ Motorco Music Hall
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana brings the pride, power and passion of flamenco back to Durham with a dynamic cast of world-renowned dancers and musicians from Spain and the US. Experience the dazzling footwork, sensual lyricism and intricate rhythms of this critically-acclaimed company in an intimate tablao (cafe-style) setting.

Cool John Ferguson – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Feb 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

You have to hear Cool John Ferguson to believe it. The legendary Taj Mahal had this praise for Cool John: “He is among the five greatest guitarists in the world — he ranks with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, and Django Reinhardt.”

Self-taught electric guitarist Cool John Ferguson was born in the Sea Islands of South Carolina, and his Gullah heritage and the gospel music of his upbringing inform his approach to the blues. A frequent performer at blues festivals around the world, Cool John was named “most outstanding guitarist” by Living Blues Magazine two years straight.

5 Senses 5 Course Wine Dinner @ Primal Food & Spirits
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Primal Food & Spirits and Fess Parker Winery partner to host a fundraiser to benefit The CARE Project. Chef Bo Peterson has conceptualized a brilliant, unique menu destined to be an experience for all of your senses. Liz Cooper of Fess Parker Winery has paired exclusive wines only available at Fess Parker Winery in Santa Barbara, CA. Bo and his family became a part of The CARE Project Family this past year through the family retreat experience. Bo and Jess Peterson have 2 sons who are deaf. Liz has a sister who is deaf…so this is personal for everyone!!!
Seating is limited to 75 people and the ticket price will be $75 per person.

Domaine Galevan Wine Dinner @ The Fearrington House
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

Beverage & Service Director Paula de Pano is proud to host Coralie Goumarre, pairing her Chateauneuf du Papes and Cotes du Rhone wines with Executive Chef Colin Bedford’s menu.
Our Wine Team is offering a special holiday price of $175 per person until December 31st! Tickets purchased in the new year will be at the regular price of $250 per person. Tickets include four course tasting menu, wine pairings, service fee and tax. Space is limited for this special dinner. Call the Front Desk to reserve your spot.
Domaine Galevan is one of the oldest Chateauneuf du Pape producers in the Rhone Valley, first starting out as a grape supplier for larger negociants in the region in the late 1700s. Coralie Goumarre, the first female winemaker to head the domaine in nine generations, took the helm in 1995 and has since expanded their lineup to include wines from the Cotes du Rhone.
With years of winemaking experience and knowledge passed down from generation to generation, Coralie has approached the domaine’s future with a modern, energetic, and independent outlook. Under her tenure, she converted the domaine in 2011 to operate under biodynamic and organic standards and released the Saint Georges cuvee, the estate’s top wine, in 2009 – a Chateuneuf du Pape completely made from low-yielding, 100 year old Grenache vines.
Many of her estate’s wines are described as full-bodied and hedonistically styled, with rich and dense aromatics of classic southern Rhone Valley wines – cassis, kirsch, licorice, smoke, iodine, a roasted herbs. Despite the wines of Domaine Galevan getting outstanding reviews from heralded publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, and the like, Coralie’s wines remain one of the most exceptional values in the region.
Amuse Bouche
First Course
North Carolina Flounder
Uni, Buddha Hand, Fennel, Salsify
Domaine Galévan “Libre Expression” Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2016
Second Course
Black Truffle Agnolotti
Bone Broth, Foie Gras, Pickled Grapes
Domaine Galévan “L’esprit Devin” Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014
Main Course
Variations of Beef
Rösti, Puffed Tendon, Horseradish, Parsley
2014 Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape
2014 Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape St Georges
Cheese Course
Croque Madam
Brioche, HoneyBee Goat Gouda, Quail Egg
2014 Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

Starr Hill Beer Dinner @ Local 22 Kitchen & Bar
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

Alrighty Locals, ready for another round of incredible beer dinners at your favorite kitchen and bar?! We are so ready to kick off the 2018 series with you. For the remainder of our Winter Beer Dinner Series we will be featuring some much loved breweries from the East Coast.

To conclude our Winter Beer Dinner Series on Wednesday, February 28th at 7:00pm we’ll be partnering up with Starr Hill Brewery! We cannot wait to partner once again with the “second oldest craft brewery in Virginia, that has led the way as a pioneer in the industry” ultimately laying “the groundwork for the growing craft beer community in the region”. Come sample these OG Virginia microbrews and some tasty Local 22 flavors to match. The full menu & beer line-up will be released soon! Ticket price is $45 per guest (tax & gratuity not included), so reserve your seats today for one of our favorite monthly Local happenings! Call and request “February beer dinner”.

Nee Ningy Band Album Release Show – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Mar 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

A band with a sound unlike any other, Nee Ningy presents an uncommon blend of American and European traditional tunes from blues, southern old time, and Cajun to Swedish walking music, Scottish reels, and the French bourrée.
Celebrating the release of their 2017 album “The Parlour Sessions.”

The Nee Ningys were big on the festival scene in the late 70’s and 80’s. With seemingly every sound and instrument on earth at their disposal (except guitar – no guitars!), they get called world music, corralling everything from Cajun and Appalachian music to Tex-Mex and French and English folk songs into one joyful sound. But maybe we can just call them funk. It’s all just funky, dirty, down-to-earth, shout-it-out music, reaching into the gut of every culture and genre for that thing that makes you feel alive.