Broadway on Tap
Rí Rá Irish Pub, 208 N. Tryon St.
Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Join Blumenthal Performing Arts’ president and CEO Tom Gabbard as he discusses current happenings and future projects on Broadway. Tickets free, but space limited. Reserve by contacting Tara Spil at email@example.com.
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Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.: Edward J. Burnam Jr. is a contemporary fine artist and master print-maker. He will be giving a print-making demonstration in a program by the Guild of Charlotte Artists. www.guildofcharlotteartists.org/
Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave.
Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.: Kick off the holidays with decorating tips and demonstrations from professional designer Randy Ouzts of Climbing the Walls Flower and Garden Shop. Wine and light snaps provided with arrangements available for auction. Registration $20 members, $30 non-members; morning and evening sessions. www.winghavengardens.com
7th Annual Miracle on Piedmont Row Drive
Piedmont Row, 4275 Piedmont Row Dr.
Friday, 6-9 p.m.: The holiday season kicks off with train rides for kids, a visit from Santa, Victorian carolers, and the lighting of the tree at 7 p.m. More information at www.facebook.com/PaschalPromoCLT/events.
Eggnogg Jog 5K
Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S, Concord
Saturday, 6 p.m.: A non-timed fun run that does not actually require chugging eggnog (it just sounded fun). Run through a course that includes a tunnel of lights, lights to music and more. Fireworks afterward. Registration $30, eggnogjog5k.com.