The Carolina Hurricanes are teaming up with Social House Vodka to host a series of dinners featuring area chefs. Dubbed the All-Star Chef Series, each meal will take place two hours before game time at the Arena Club Restaurant at PNC Arena. The four-course meals will include signature cocktails from guest bartenders. This week features Matthew Register of Southern Smoke BBQ, Garland and Eric Montagne of Locals Seafood Market & Oyster Bar at Transfer Co, Raleigh. Tuesday, 5 pm; PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607
Every third Tuesday, three comedians from Bulltown Comedy Series take over the Fullsteam stage! Come for the beer, stay for the laughs. Tuesday, 8 pm; 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701
The NC Book Festival provides a diverse slate of local, national, and international writers and artists. The festival features readings, panels, demonstrations, and lectures from award winning presenters and performers. The festival will showcase both traditional and non-traditional genres such as comic books and graphic novels, leveraging partnerships with collaborators such as NC State’s English Department and MFA program and the NC Comicon. These partnerships have resulted in an exciting lineup that includes National Book Award winner William T. Vollmann, Sandra Cisneros, Hanif Abdurraqib, and many others. Another core element to this year’s festival is the book fair. A platform for local presses, authors, and vendors, the book fair will foster an appreciation for, and a familiarity with, the people and organizations who advocate for the authors and artists we love and produce and distribute the work that is so important to our cultural lives. The festival travels throughout North Carolina. Check website for details. Thursday; schedule here.