Powered by Kendra Scott | Join Kendra Scott at The Streets at Southpoint, and your best gals for a Galentine’s Day celebration on February 13th (6pm-8pm)! Enjoy complimentary signature cocktails, lite bites, makeovers and a custom calligraphy gift with purchase!

February may be a short month, but there’s no shortage of must-do events. From the Black History Parade, to foodie events, to the adults-only Science of Wine at the Museum of Life and Science, there’s something for everyone.

More to keep on your radar: The highly anticipated Durham Food Hall is getting close to opening, fingers crossed we’ll see it this month. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for updates.

Durham 18th Annual MLK Jr. & Black History Parade

Date & Time: February 1, 11 am to 4 pm

Location: 3501 Fayetteville St

Why you should go: “Acknowledge The Past, Improve The Future” is the theme of the 18th Annual NC MLK Black History Month Parade & Block Party, featuring marching bands, step teams, dance groups, school and church groups, cars, trucks, businesses, civic organizations and more. The theme is inspired by a speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered entitled “A Look to the Future” on September 2, 1957. Professor, Emmy-Award winning producer and BlackSpace founder Pierce Freelon, and Joshua Gunn, Durham Chamber of Commerce Vice President, will serve as Grand Marshals.

Be sure to head to Burlington Ave/St. Joseph’s AME Parking Lot afterward from 11am – 4pm for music, food trucks, bounce houses, an obstacle course, vendors, exhibitors and more.

2020 Good Food Awards NC Showcase

Date & Time: February 1, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: Fullsteam Brewery

Why you should go: Sample & shop directly from Good Food Award finalists and winners (past and present) — all while drinking a beer…including the return of the 2020 Good Food Award finalist (and possible winner!) Farm’s Edge: Barrel-Aged Ava. Free to attend.

Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart Tour with Special Guest Antonia Bennett

Date & Time: February 9, 2020, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Location: DPAC

Why you should go: Who doesn’t love Tony Bennett? Take anyone in your family to see him live.

Hayti Heritage Film Festival 2020

Date & Time: February 13, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Location: Hayti Heritage Center

Why you should go: The Hayti Heritage Film Festival in Durham, NC is a signature event each year to keep Southern Black film alive. New and veteran artists screen films before a diverse crowd of film enthusiasts while vendors provide great food, beverages, arts, and crafts.

Valentines Day Cooking Class ” Intimate Evening at Zweli’s “

Date & Time: February 12, 2020, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Zweli’s, 4600 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Suite 26

Why you should go: You get to avoid the crowded restaurants but still eat delicious foods. (And there’s something extra gratifying about creating something yourself.)

Galentine’s Day at Kendra Scott

Date & Time: February 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Kendra Scott (Streets at Southpoint)

Why you should go: Enjoy complimentary signature cocktails, lite bites, makeovers and a custom calligraphy gift with purchase!

Science of Wine

Date & Time: February 13, 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Location: Museum of Life and Science

Why you should go: Engage all your senses at this pre-Valentine’s celebration while investigating the science behind the wine with local wine superstars as your guides. Enjoy the Museum’s exhibits along with DIY crafting with Hearth Studios and live jazz with the Lynn Grissett Trio and Dreamroot.

Photo by Michael Gilliam

An Evening of Entertainment | Together in Harmony

Date & Time: February 21, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: DPAC

Why you should go: DPS and the DPS Scholarship Foundation put together an inspirational evening of song and dance featuring over 500 Durham Public Schools performers from across the district’s elementary, middle and high schools! Enjoy hits from Broadway, the Big Screen, Motown and More! Tickets starting at $12.50.

Did you know, 100% of proceeds fund scholarships for Durham Public Schools Seniors! The DPS Scholarship Foundation will provide scholarship support to seniors from High Schools in the Durham Public School System and showcase the outstanding character and enormous talent of our students.

Bull City Food & Beer Experience

Date & Time: February 23, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: DPAC

Why you should go: New this year the event now features 30 triangle restaurants paired with breweries spread throughout all three DPAC floors. Featuring unlimited samplings and the Harris Onstage Experience showcasing live music & local food trucks this is sure to be an event you don’t want to miss.

Beer, Beads, & Beignets at Durty Bull

Date & Time: February 23, 2020, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: Durty Bull Brewing Company

Why you should go: Once again, Durty Bull bringing a taste of Mardi Gras from NOLA to their taproom in NC. Enjoy King Cake themed beignets, alongside beer and live jazz music by Jason Froeber.

Leap Day Birthday Bash!

Date & Time: February 29, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Location: Fullsteam Brewery

Why you should go: Born on Leap Day? Probably not, right? But maybe you know someone? We’re on the prowl to gather as many Leap Year babies as we can. We want to throw a huge party for Leap Year kids…to make up for the fact that a (very) small percentage of you only get to celebrate your birthday every four years.

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