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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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