Aug. 15--Swing your partner
Attention, lovers of dance! Over 700 folk, round and square dancers descend on Raleigh for their annual state convention. There are workshops, a fashion show and of course, lots of dancing.
3-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh; $9-$18; ncstateconvention.com
Bull City Soul
Get your groove on with some live soul music by local musicians (plus wine and chit-chat) at a celebration for the Durham History Hub exhibit "Soul Souvenirs: Durham's Musical Memories from the 1960s and 1970s."
6 p.m. Friday; Durham History Hub, 500 W. Main St., Durham; free; museumofdurhamhistory.org
Lovers of art, astronomy and beer should take to the grassy knolls of Museum Park for a chance to see Saturn, Mars, star clusters and more through professional telescopes. Ticket includes beer and snacks. Ages 21 and up.
8:30 p.m. Friday; N.C. Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh; $10-$15; ncartmuseum.org
Cool cars and bikes
The Carolina Classics at the Capital car show will have hundreds of classic and show cars, plus -- new this year -- some classic Harley Davidson bikes. Watch them take apart a Model T and put it back together!
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh; $10 adults, $5 kids; classicsatthecapital.com
Meet YA authors
QRB's Teen Author Summer Slam will give young readers a chance to learn from contemporary YA authors and get their books signed. Another draw for the youngsters -- snacks and giveaways.
1-4 p.m. Sunday; Quail Ridge Books, 3522 Wade Ave., Raleigh; free; quailridgebooks.com
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