The Color Run
8 a.m. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s zMAX Dragway, 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. $50 ($45 per person if registering a team of four or more runners). www.thecolorrun.com/charlotte.
The race famous for blasting participants with colored powder (just corn starch, not real paint!) introduces its “Shine Tour,” which promises all-new “glittery race attractions.” It’s 5 kilometers, and not timed.
Bends, Brunch & Bubbly
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pure Body Fitness, 2102 South Blvd. $25. www.eventbrite.com (search “Bends, Brunch & Bubbly).
The yoga-inspired brunch and charity event for Always Believe Inc. and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption will feature a panel of “dynamic Charlotte-area women,” bottomless mimosas, music and food.
The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival
4 p.m. Route 29 Pavilion, 5650 Sandusky Blvd., Concord. $35-$68. www.ilovesoulfood.com.
The sixth annual event offers music, shopping, food (of course) and soul/R&B performances by Stephanie Mills, Freddie Jackson, El Debarge, Michel’le and Rick James and the Stone City Band and many others.
Friday-Sunday (see website for complete schedule of events). Embassy Suites, 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, Concord. $20-$50. www.concarolinas.org.
The sci-fi convention, now in its 14th year, will feature “Battlestar Galactica” star Michael Hogan, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” creator Joel Hodgson, panels, writing workshops, costume contests and more.