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February 12, 2018

Tuesday:

Galentine’s Day
Join in Galentine’s Day! You work hard, you deserve a break, and a fun evening with other gals! We’re excited to announce that a portion of each ticket will be donated to Headbands of Hope. Enjoy food and wine from Chatham Hill; a goodie bag packed with discounts, a fun card to give your Valentine (or Galentine), a headband from Headbands of Hope; workshops like painting, makeup tutorials, and floral arrangement creation; photo booth; shopping jewerly from Kendra Scott, headbands from Headbands of Hope, and wine by the bottle from Chatham Hill; giveaways; and chair massage session available for purchase as the event. Tuesday, 6-9 pm; 16 West Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Durham Mardi Gras
Head to downtown Durham for a free walking parade and street festival. There will also be five stages for live music! Tuesday, 7 pm-12 am; CCB Plaza, 201 Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

Zog’s Annual Mardi Gras Bash
Enjoy Abita and Hurricane specials while making your own Mardi Gras Mask. They will also have New Orleans food specials. Tuesday, 7 pm; 108 Henderson St, Upstairs, Chapel Hill, NC 27514; 919.240.5598

Mardi Gras Celebration at PourWorks
Enjoy Brazilian performers, drink specials, and, of course, the beads! Tuesday, 7 pm; 900 East Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604; 919.980.0270

Fat Tuesday at Ale House
Featuring live music with MikeMickXer, this party will also have a $100 gift card prize for the best dressed and Mardi Gras inspired food specials all night featuring New Orleans favorites of Creole Gumbo, Fried or Blackened Catfish, and Shrimp Po Boys. Their bartenders will be mixing up their special Carolina Hurricane all night and Foothills Brewing and Devil’s Backbone will be doing samplings of their featured beers! Tuesday, 6:30 pm; 2240 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27518; 919.854.9444

Wednesday:

Valentine’s Day Italian Wine Dinner
The owners of Al’s Burger Shack, Mel’s Commissary & Catering and Italian Pizzeria III are collaborating on a special Valentine’s Day Italian Wine Dinner. The six course meal will feature Italian favorites paired with wine. $60; Wednesday, 7 pm; 109 West Main Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Valentine’s Dinner at Il Palio
Il Palio at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill, NC celebrates Valentine’s Day with a special four-course menu created by Executive Chef Teddy Diggs. Join the restaurant for an evening of romance with your someone special or a fun night out with your closest friends. The four-course menu includes choices like Smoked Cauliflower Soup with pine nuts and golden raisin; Beef Carpaccio with mushrooms, arugula, and walnuts; Soft Potato Gnocchi with fonduta val d’aosta and black truffle; Pappardelle al Ragu Bolognese Bianco with Parmigiano-Reggiano; Wood Grilled Swordfish and Octopus with olive oil crushed potatoes and olivietta; Smoked Beef Ribeye with buttered potatoes, red wine, and horseradish gremolata; dessert of Sicilian Pistachio Semifreddo with pistachio sponge and pomegranate sorbet; or Videri Chocolate and Espresso Copetta. Wednesday, 5:30 pm; 1505 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514; 919.918.2545

All Valentine’s Day Events here.

Thursday:

Valentine’s Day Tea Tasting
Tin Roof Teas will be holding their annual Valentine’s Day Tea Tasting where you can enjoy seven of their chocolate teas. They will also be pairing the teas with three chocolates. $15; Thursday, 7:30 pm; 419 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605; 919.834.9000

By Whitney

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