‘Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100’
1-5 p.m. (also 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday). Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. $12; $9 for students and seniors, $6 for kids 5-17. www.mintmuseum.org.
Timed to coincide with the centennial of the opening of the Panama Canal, this new exhibition is the first of its kind to bring together a broad sampling of art related to the canal – and to situate this art in a historical perspective.
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Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Show
8 p.m. The Comedy Zone, 900 NC Music Factory Blvd. $15-$18. 980-321-4702.
Three shows in one – a blend of stand-up comedy, masterful hypnosis and motivational speaking. It’s R-rated, and yes, the show will rely on volunteers who want to get hypnotized on stage.