Fun in Charlotte: Brews and Improv, Sweatworking, 5K and half marathon

Brews and Improv – A Workshop in Fun

Red Clay Ciderworks, 245 Clanton Road

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: A 90-minute workshop for actors, non-actors or anyone who wants to try improve. Cost $10, www.paperhousetheatre.com.

Sweatworking IV

Advent Coworking, 933 Louise Ave.

Thursday, 7-9 p.m.: Join for a night of making connections and mastering Marichyasana twists in a yoga class with NC Yoga Bar. Cost $10, includes wine post-class. Email lindsay@ncyogabar.com for more details.

Open Mic Night

McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: This free event is open to performs and spectators of all ages. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians and others are all welcome. www.blumenthalarts.org

‘Downton Abbey’ Tea

The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway

Saturday, 1-5 p.m.: Sample the Countess of Grantham’s favorite tea savories and sweets. Attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920s-1930s period clothing. Cost $36 adults, $18 for junior patrons. Reservations required at 704-248-4100. Also Thursday and Friday. www.theballantynehotel.com

BB&T Corporate Cup 5K and Half Marathon

Childress Klein YMCA, 301 S. College St.

Saturday, 7:40 a.m. for half marathon, 8:15 a.m. for 5K: Open to individuals and teams in the Corporate Team Challenge, more than 3,500 runners participated last year. Registration $35 for 5K, $80 for half marathon. www.ymcacharlotte.org