Taste of the Carolinas
11 a.m.-8 p.m. (also Sunday). Carowinds, 14523 Carowinds Blvd. $29.99 and up (food and beverages for Taste of the Carolinas are not included with park admission). www.carowinds.com.
Amusement park visitors can sample culinary foods from Carolina regions, along with recommended pairings of local craft beer and wine. At 1 and 4 p.m., Damaris Phillips (of The Food Network’s “Southern at Heart”) will give guests a fresh take on Southern cuisine in Harmony Hall.
The Jazz Room
7 and 9:15 p.m. (also 6 and 8:15 p.m. Friday). Stage Door Theater, Fifth and College streets. $15 advance; $20 door. www.blumenthalarts.org.
Eileina Dennis sings a tribute to Sarah Vaughan; at her concert, you can get a cabaret table for $50. (On Friday, trumpeter Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown plays a tribute to Louis Armstrong.)
9 a.m.-5 p.m. (also Sunday). Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. $12.95; $11.95 for seniors; $6.95 for kids 2-12. www.dsbg.org.
The annual sale will feature a wide variety of perennials, herbs and herb gardens, vegetable plants, succulents, hanging flower baskets, bird baths and feeders, sundials, garden ornaments and more.
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St. $20-$44. www.wanderlust.com.
This “mindful triathlon” consists of a 5-kilometer run (or walk), a large-scale 90-minute yoga class and a guided meditation. In addition, there’ll be live bands and DJs, acroyoga, slacklining, hooping and more.