Things To Do in North Carolina

Demi Lovato with MKTO at PNC Arena on Friday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Demi Lovato

PNC Arena

$62.15 $33

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Actress and singer blends pop, R&B, and emotive lyrics on hits including "Skyscraper" and "Give Your Heart a Break"

$55 for $100 Worth of Piano Tuning at Patterson Music Studio

Patterson Music Studio

Greensboro

$100 $55

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$28 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two at Stonewall Golf Course ($52 Value)

Stonewall Golf Course

Germanton

$52 $28

Elevation changes, tricky water hazards, and scenic vistas characterize a course that blankets the foothills of Sauratown Mountain Range

$31 for One Ticket to the Titan FC 29 MMA Event at Crown Complex on Friday, August 22, at 7 p.m. ($63.01 Value)

Titan FC 29

Crown Complex

$63.01 $31

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Full evening of MMA bouts culminates with a main-event showdown for the welterweight championship

Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Charlotte Motor Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

The Dirty Dancing Festival for One Child, Adult, or Couple on Saturday, August 16 (Up to 50% Off)

The Dirty Dancing Festival

Morse Park Meadows

$13.65 $7

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Annual homage to the classic film features live music, dance lessons, a Lake Lift Competition, and watermelon games along scenic Lake Lure

3 or 6 Laps in a Lamborghini or Ferrari with Optional Video, September 19-21 (Up to 82% Off)

The Motorsport Lab

Greensboro Coliseum

$549 $99

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Experience the power of a Ferrari 360 Modena, Ferrari F430, or Lamborghini Gallardo from behind the wheel at Greensboro Coliseum

$20 for All-Day Paintball with Equipment Rental, Ammo, and Air Refills at Xtreme Kombat ($55 Value)

Xtreme Kombat

Durham

$55 $20

Brightly colored rounds zoom across themed competition fields during daylong paintball outings, which include full equipment rental

Paint Your Own Pottery for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Waverly Place

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

Zipline Canopy Tour for Two or Four from French Broad Rafting and Ziplines (34% Off)

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Marshall

$150 $99

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Glide from tree to tree on a ten-zipline tour that includes rappelling and short hikes through the scenic Appalachian Mountains

Distillery Tour, Tasting, and Souvenir Glassware for Two or Four at Top of the Hill Distillery (Up to 55% Off)

Top of the Hill Distillery

Downtown Chapel Hill

$40 $19

Take a tour through a USDA-certified distillery before sampling some of their award-winning small batch spirits

$125 for a 60-Minute Flight Lesson Plus Video from Burlington Aviation ($250 Value)

Burlington Aviation

Burlington

$250 $125

Students assume control of an airplane during a 60-minute lesson, while an experienced instructor keeps close watch

One or Two Weeks of Boys' Wrestling Camp at Team Williams Track Out Camp (Up to 57% Off)

Team Williams Track Out Camp

Cary/Apex

$175 $79

During wrestling camp sessions, boys are taught how to make better, more strategic decisions as well as key moves, with activities mixed in

Eight-Sample Wine Tasting with Souvenir Glass and Snack for Two or Four at Cauble Creek Vineyard (Up to 53% Off)

Cauble Creek Vineyard

Locke

$36 $18

Guests explore the grounds of a 36-acre vineyard after sampling eight wines

Winery Tour with Tastings, Souvenir Glasses, and Bottles for Two or Four at Treehouse Vineyards (Up to 61% Off)

Treehouse Vineyards

Monroe

$41 $18

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Guides lead tour of winery’s inner workings and ply guests with wine bottles made from local grapes; souvenir glasses to take home

All-Day Paintball with Equipment Rental and Ammo for 10 at Planet Paintball & Airsoft Adventures (Up to 25% Off)

Planet Paintball & Airsoft Adventures

Moore

$599.99 $449

Party package includes unlimited paintball play, rental equipment, and food by Smokin Butts of Spartanburg

Tandem Skydiving for One or Two from Triangle Skydiving Center (Up to $168 Off)

Triangle Skydiving Center

Harris

$249 $165

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A free fall at up to 120 mph breaks into a relaxing, five-minute parachuted glide for divers attached to a skilled instructor

$149 for Two-Hour Boat Tour for Up to 10 from Jordan Lake Tours in Moncure (Up to $335 value)

Jordan Lake Tours

Moncure

$335 $149

Pontoon boats take groups across scenic waters as guide points out wildlife such as bald eagles and finches and provides drinks and snacks

Five CrossFit Foundations Classes or 10 CrossFit Classes at Crossfit High Threat (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit High Threat

Matthews

$100 $29

CrossFit students torch calories and build strength and stamina in scalable workouts rooted in everyday movements

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Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.

Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.

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Charlotte,
NC
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The Carolina Ballet brings to life the sentimental comic ballet Coppelia, with original choreography by Arthur Saint-Léon and music by Léo Delibes. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman's tale "The Sandman," the 140-year-old ballet tells the story a village girl who pretends to take the place of Coppelia, a life-size dancing toy doll, in order to win back the bewitched heart of her true love and favorite corn-dog vendor.

2 E. South St.
Raleigh,
North Carolina
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Greensboro Tennis Program spreads the gospel of competitive racket flailing by maintaining the courts and stewarding lessons, clinics, and tournament play over seven Greensboro tennis sites. Its staff of tennis masters presides over a thriving junior development program with more than 70 young baseliners that have a North Carolina State ranking, which can be attributed to instructors' success in teaching proper stroke technique, footwork, and changeover intimidation tactics. The Program also hosts clinics for adults and United States Tennis Association tournaments for players of all ages and abilities throughout the year.

3802 Jaycee Park Dr.
Greensboro,
NC
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Stand Up Martial Arts and Fitness devotes its programs to helping clients discover their ideal body type. In a noncompetitive yet challenging setting, martial-arts instructors might helm private lessons or workouts geared toward sports performance. During group classes, guests perspire together toward their wellness goals, and women-only boot camps compile intense drills to burn calories. Trainers welcome participants from all fitness backgrounds, coaching professional fighters, stay-at-home moms, and dedicated seniors with the same amount of devotion and the Hulk's pair of magical hand wraps.

3360 Robinhood Road
Winston Salem,
NC
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To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get in Shape for Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. Each of their small-group sessions are tailored to each exerciser. The trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then, they do 25 minutes of cardio—the trainers might start beginners with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for increased results.

The trainers supplement group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.

1125 Highway 54
Durham,
NC
US

The vixen of vintage known as Miss Rachel Riot helps clients immerse themselves to the bygone era of the 1940?s with makeup, outfit, and hairstyle tutorials. After students are properly schooled in the pin-up style, they pose for a photo shoot with a professional photographer and a medley of props.

4150 Sycamore Dairy Road
Fayetteville,
NC
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