August 17, 2018

Brunch + Burn Summer Series with SYNCStudio
Grab your friends and join SYNCStudio on the patio for high energy, fun and all-round inspiring fitness classes while taking in the Durham view. After class, enjoy brunch and sip on mimosas with the #syncsquad as you meet new friends and connect with like-minded fitness enthusiasts. $25, free for hotel guests; Saturday, 10 am; 202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

CycleBar North Hills Raleigh Back to School Blast
CycleBar North Hills Raleigh, is hosting a four-day Back to School Blast to get you excited about group fitness in the triangle. On Saturday, from 11 am – 2 pm, they are having a block party and at 1:30 pm, there is a free ride class. On Sunday, from 9 am – 1 pm, shop the small pop-up market with a 1:30 pm, there is a free ride class. Anyone who takes a class during these four days gets a free ticket to the Summer Daze Music Festival on August 18th. Follow CycleBar North Hills Raleigh’s Instagram for updates. Through Sunday; 200 Park at N. Hills Street, Raleigh, NC

Reggae on the Rooftop
Selector B Steady and DJ Algoriddim return to our Pool Patio Lounge for an afternoon of old school reggae on wax! Revel in cool vibes, great drinks and a beautiful view of the city. Full pool menu available. Saturday, noon; 202 N Corcoran St, Durham, NC 27701

Summer Daze Music Festival
Celebrate summer at the inaugural Summer Daze Music Festival – taking place at Midtown Park at North Hills, and produced by Seven Foot Giant. The festival will be a celebration of music, local business and culture, and of course summertime vibes. Come out and see Shwayze, Lute, Carter Cruise, Mike’s Left Arm, WONDR, DJ Nevy, and other special guests rock the stage! Enjoy food and drinks from Raleigh’s favorite food trucks and vendors. $27.50; Saturday, noon; 4011 Cardinal at North Hills St, Raleigh, NC 27609

Adult Nights: Natural Selections
Join North Carolina brewers at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for our fifth annual Natural Selections event on Friday, August 17. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind evening of beer and science among the Museum’s dioramas. Sample unique creations fitting the Museum’s natural science focus from more than 20 North Carolina breweries. Enjoy hands-on science of beer activities, games and live music. Vote for your favorite beer during the event and award the third annual Natural Selections People’s Choice Award to one lucky brewery. VIP Lounge: Sample unique beer creations and food pairings in our exclusive VIP Lounge under the whales in the Coastal Hall. Engage with local brewing experts and take home cool swag. Space is limited. VIP Ticket price includes general admission to Natural Selections plus VIP lounge experience. $40, $65/VIP, $30/museum members, $55/VIP museum members; Friday, 7 pm; North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC

Movie by Moonlight–Jurassic Park
The City of Raleigh is pleased to be partnering to continue the successful Movies by Moonlight series at Dorothea Dix Park. Ty’s All Natural, Taco Grande and Mr. Softee Ice Cream will be joining us at the park. The movie will be in Flowers Field. The best park entrances to use are Hunt Drive off of Western Boulevard or Blair Drive off of Centennial Parkway. The address of the field is roughly 2105 Umstead Drive for those who use GPS. Look for signs along Umstead Drive. Saturday, 7:30 pm, movie: 8:30 pm; 2105 Umstead Dr, RaleighNC

SPARKball 2018
Help keep SPARKcon big, weird, and free with SPARKball, the first ever fundraiser for the Triangle’s creativity festival! This glitzy and fun evening includes beverages, food, dancing, and a ton of SPARKcon themed events. The festival’s 14 creative disciplines will preview activities they have planned for SPARKcon 2018, including on-demand poetry, face painting, circus performances, musical performances, and dance-offs! Each of these activities offer you a chance to support your favorite SPARK. Activity costs range from $1 – $5. Saturday, 7 pm; 401 W Hargett St, Street Level and 9th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27603

Triangle Vegfest Festival
Triangle Vegfest promotes the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, which I am very into. It holds monthly markets, and other events, where you can shop from vegan-friendly vendors. Free ($5 donation); Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm; Durham Armory, 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

Food Truck Rodeo is serving up the best tacos in the triangle! Join in an afternoon of taco-themed everything! There’ll be a competition amongst trucks for best taco themed dish and you can vote for your favorite, in the People’s Choice Competition! There will also be Taco Piñata for the kids breakdown, arts and craft vendors and taco eating competition! Food trucks include Medley, HOLY MOLE, La Republica Food Truck, El Rey del Taco, Qspresso Food Truck, Bandido’s Mexican Cafe, Boricua Soul Food Truck, Las gringastacos, Poblanos Tacos and More, The 13th Taco, Succotash Durham, Hot Chix Hotcakes, And Chicken, JAM Ice Cream, Cocoa Forte, with beer provided by Vecino Brewing Co. Sunday, 12 – 4 pm; 810 First Ave, Knightdale, NC 27545

By Whitney

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