8 p.m. Dale F. Halton Theatre at CPCC, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. $30-$49. 704-330-6534.
The Japanese pianist – who has been making music for a quarter-century, including CDs that raised funds for the National Marrow Donor Program and the United Nations World Food Programme – performs as part of CPCC’s Carolina Jazz Concert Series.
Charlotte Rambln’ Rose Women’s Half Marathon & 5 Mile Run
7:40 a.m. (half marathon) and 8 a.m. (5 mile run). Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive. $75 for the half marathon, $35 for the 5 mile run ($90 and $45 on race day). www.ramblinroseevents.com.
The event is “designed specifically for women to celebrate their empowerment,” although men are welcome to register and run as escorts.
Piedmont Pottery Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Historic Brattonsville, 1444 State Road S-46-165, McConnells, S.C. $6 (discounts for seniors and kids). www.chmuseums.org.
Twenty-one of the best traditional potters from the Carolinas will have booths set up. A variety of traditional wheel-thrown and hand-built functional and decorative works in clay will be for sale; potters will discuss their works and give demonstrations.