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SPARKcon 2.0 Hurricane Florence huffed and puffed, but she couldn’t extinguish the SPARK for long! They’re ready to reboot and and fill downtown Raleigh with all things creative and SPARKy! Each year, SPARKcon features more than 2,000 artists in 200+ events. Each segment of the creative community plans their own “SPARKs” to showcase their talent. SPARKcon’s goal is to connect and educate emerging, creative leaders through training, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an open source structure leading to the creation of a...

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Monday: Stump! Trivia Kings Dining & Entertainment offers Stump! Trivia every Monday night in the Lounge! Come see why they were voted “Best Trivia in the Triangle” by the readers of the INDYWeek! Join your host, Trivia Jockey Jason, as he offers up fun and challenging trivia questions for players of all levels. All you need is a group of 2-6 players and they have prizes for the top teams, including $50 for first place. Free; Monday, 7 pm; 141 Park...

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Taste of China: Chinese Cuisine & Culture Festival Authentic Chinese ethnic cuisines from different regions of China will light up your day and comfort your stomach. Enjoy continuous entertainment including the dragon and lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, folk and traditional dances, musical performances, children’s pavilion activities, Chinese culture and history booths and more. Visitors can also shop at souvenir, arts, and crafts booths. Don’t miss NCLady’s food tasting booth (free) & Daily Vita’s Ginseng Tea tasting booth (free). Saturday,...

What is the Best Coffee?

I am often asked, “What is the best coffee?” “What is the best way to make coffee?” Over the last 20 years coffee has risen from the modest improvement of the Second Wave (Starbucks, Caribou, Green Mountain, Peet’s) to the more significant era of improvement often referred to as Third Wave (Intelligentsia, Counter Culture, Stumptown, Blue Bottle). This new generation of coffee companies has facilitated consumer access to the best coffee in the world at affordable prices (As I write...

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Jam In The Trees Jam In The Trees is an annual music festival in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, just outside of Asheville. While 2018 is only the third year since inception, the festival was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Momentum Awardin 2017 and was named a top festival pick by Blue Ridge Outdoors in 2018. The festival offers a complimentary shuttle service between the festival venue, Pisgah Brewing Company, and downtown Asheville, nearby hotels, and campgrounds,...

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Monster Drawing Rally at NC Museum of Art The North Carolina Museum of Art is presenting the Annual Monster Drawing Rally where 75 artists at all stages of their careers will be drawing, as spectators watch. At the end of the evening each piece of art will be available for $50. Artists include Ben Shafer, Miriam Zimil, Drew Hill, Greg Baldwin, Kiki Farish, Maya Freelon Asante, Rio Aubry Taylor, Sean Kernick, Marx Myth, Bart Cusick and more. They will be using...

Raleigh Limo Bus For Raleigh Events

There are a lot of fun Raleigh events scheduled for the month of August. Summer is coming to a close, and it passed by pretty quickly. There’s no better time to get together with friends or your family to make some fun summer memories! Here are five of the events happening around Raleigh in August! They range from concerts to community festivals, so it will be easy to have a fun time at any of the following. If you’re traveling...

The BroBasket

When a James Grasty’s fiancée wanted to get him flowers in which he laughed and respectfully retorted, “I don’t want flowers, but you can send me a bucket of beer instead”, The BroBasket was born.  She searched the internet and quickly realizing she couldn’t send him a bucket of beer and knew it was a concept she had to look into. The seed had been planted and Grasty’s Entrepreneurship Class choose this concept as the business they would start in their classroom. The class...

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N.C. Peach Festival Enjoy a peach cooking contest, parade, music, karaoke, helicopter rides, petting zoo, laser tag and more.  Friday & Saturday; 214 S Main St, Candor, NC 27229; 910.974.4221 Triangle Vegfest monthly market at Southern Village Triangle Vegfest is an organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. Shop from vegan-friendly vendors and enjoy live music from Neville’s Quarter. Vendors include Earth to Us Vegan Comfort Food, Triangle Vegetarian Society (TVS), Taylor Street Sweets LLC, CompostNow,  doTERRA Essential Oils, LuLaRoe,...