February 14, 2020

Big Frosty Beer Festival

Join in the 4th Annual Big Frosty Beer Festival. There will be 25 breweries pouring samples of over 50 beers and ciders and live music while you sip! $40; Saturday, 2 -6 pm; 614 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

Get Lei’d at The Architect Bar

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a bit of the tropics! The Architect Bar is having a luau with specialty cocktails and a DJ. Get $3 Tobacco Road Truth Serum, $5 Terrapin Beers, $11 Grey Goose shot/White Claw Boilmaker, and $200 Don Julio Blanco bottles. Friday; 108 1/2 E Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601

Valentine’s Day TOGA Party

Think Valentine’s Day is a hallmark holiday? Get to Boxcar Bar + Arcade’s Valentine’s Day TOGA Party where Togas are highly encouraged – and rewarded with 4 free game tokens at the door. They’ll even have a limited supply of sheets to give out to guests. Enter to win a prize pack from Pink Whitney or Fireball to score a free raffle ticket. Drawings will be at 9, 10, and 11 pm. Sip on specialty cocktails like the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini, made with Pink Whitney vodka and Strawberry nectar, a chocolate rim dipped in pink sprinkles and garnished with a chocolate covered strawberry. There will also be $3 Fireball and $5 Pink Whitney vodka. Plus, build your own soft pretzels! Not only will they be heart shaped, but you can choose from over 15 toppings, including: choco sauce, caramel sauce, Cin-Shug, cinnabon-y icing, marshmallow, sprinkles, whipped cream, brownie, Peanut Butter drizzle, candy hearts, coconut, choco chips, oreo M&M’s, Reese’s, Snickers and Heath bar pieces as of now. Friday, 8 pm; 621 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

Axe Your Ex

Ever felt like throwing axes at your ex? We’ve all been there. This Valentines Day bring in a picture of your ex and make it your bullseye! $5 gets your 5 throws! Now Valentines Day has become your favorite holiday! Friday, 5 pm; 510 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

Love At First Pint: A Very Durham Dating Game

Gather at Fullsteam Brewery for a live dating show! They are looking for single people to set up and for happy couples to see how well you know your partner. They’ll enlist a few brave souls to participate, send one lucky couple on a blind date, and probably find out more than we ever wanted to know about complete strangers. If you’re interested in being in one of the hot seats, sign up here. Friday, 7 pm; 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

Adult Nights: Wild Love

Grab your bae or your bff and go out for a Valentine’s Day to remember and explore the science of courtship, reproduction and parental care in the natural world. Discover how animals flirt, flaunt and impress potential mates. Learn about femme fatales, baby daddies, monogamous mates, and the original Cupid’s Arrow. Beer, wine, cocktails and food will be available for purchase. $20, $15/Friends of the Museum members, $25/door, $15/door members; Friday, 7 – 10 pm; NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center, 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC

barre ALLEY Pop Up Class + Mimosas

Join Kendra for a barre-less barre class that will leave you feeling long, lean and toned (and probably super sore). Saturday, 9 am; Morgan Street Food Hall, 411 W Morgan St, Raleigh, NC

PAWfect Match Adoptathon

Find your PAWfect Valentine at the Dog Warriors Rescue adoptathon event. Dog Warrior’s Rescue is a local organization that saves dogs from NC kill shelters and works to find them the perfect furrever home. Meet & greet with adorable, adoptable pups on our patio, score $1 mimosas, $10 champagne bottles and $5 craft drafts, pick up rescue tee shirts for just $10, and buy $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win a “doggy gift basket” from Dog Warriors Rescue! Sunday, 12 – 2 pm; Boxcar Bar and Arcade, 330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC

By Whitney

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