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February 6, 2018


Sam’s Groovy Tuesday Featuring: The City Dirt Duo
Enjoy a live music show featuring The City Dirt Duo. The City Dirt Duo is a side project of Urban Soil, intended for smaller venues and more intimate settings. Featuring Gregory Meckley on violin and vocals, and Eric Chesson holding down the acoustic guitar and vocals. There is a strong emphasis on acoustic music and the native Appalachian and bluegrass traditions of North Carolina as well as healthy doses of Urban Soil originals and tasty Americana inspired renditions of popular cover songs. Free; Tuesday; Circa 1888, 412 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601; 919.307.4597

‘Make It Exotico’ Cocktail Competition
This cocktail competition invites mixologists from across the U.S. to submit their best cocktail recipe using Exotico Blanco or Exotico Reposado 100% agave tequilas as the base spirit. The finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to Tales of the Cocktail 2018 in New Orleans, where they will compete for the grand prize: an all-expense paid trip to Jalisco, Mexico, to visit Exotico Tequila’s distillery, Destiladora González González. Free; Tuesday, 5:30-8 pm; Watts & Ward, 200 S. Blount St, Raleigh

La Farm Class: Death by Chocolate
Learn the basics of the popular French inspired desserts with Lionel: French profiteroles, Double Chocolate Mousse, Belgian Mocha Lava cake, Belgian Chocolate Bread pudding and more. $85; Tuesday, 5:30-8:30 pm; 4248 NW Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27513

Dubbel Taproom Release & Game Night
It’s Game Night at Ponysaurus Brewing Co.! This Game Night is extra special because they are releasing a brand new beer: the Dubbel! A rich, malty ale, the Dubbel is brewed with Belgian yeast giving it notes of dark, dried fruit, along with aromas of strawberry and graham cracker. Dig up that beat-up old box of Monopoly, grab a deck of cards, and come to the taproom for a night of beer drinking and game playing! Video games are also available on the big screen! Tuesday, 8-11 pm (Tapping new beer at 3 pm); 219 Hood St, Durham, NC 27701


Truffle and Wine Pairing
They are welcoming Confetti Egg Confections into Pharmacy to showcase some awesome locally made truffles. Each truffle will be prepared with the wines being sampled that evening and available for purchase for Valentines Day! Wednesday, 6-8 pm; 120 East Chatham St, Cary, NC 27511; 919.741.9940

By Whitney

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