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Fun in Charlotte: Local artists showcase, Taste of the Mint, 5K and chilly whitewater plunge

Frigid 5K Run and PlungeU.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center ParkwaySaturday, 8 a.m.: Warm up with a 5K on the new Greenway Trail along Whitewater Center Parkway, then cool down very quickly by leaping into the chilly waters of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Registration $30 by Thursday, $37 day of race. www.usnwc.org
Frigid 5K Run and PlungeU.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center ParkwaySaturday, 8 a.m.: Warm up with a 5K on the new Greenway Trail along Whitewater Center Parkway, then cool down very quickly by leaping into the chilly waters of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Registration $30 by Thursday, $37 day of race. www.usnwc.org

Taste of the Mint

Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.

Wednesday, 4-7 p.m.: An evening of culinary delights that pairs small plates and beverages from some of Charlotte’s favorite restaurants: Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth and Mimosa Grill. Admission $50, $37.50 Mint members. www.mintmuseum.org

The CLT+ Local Artists Showcase

Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: The local showcase features Devin McClain, Den of Wolves, Cherbough Way, Kori Miller, Dirt Poor and Lisa DeNovo. Admission $8, www.eveningmuse.com.

Mindful Meditation

Discovery Place, 301 N. Tryon St.

Thursday, 6 p.m.: Tour “Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life” before Guru Ranjit of Charlotte Meditation leads you through a 45-minute introductory meditation practice. Cost $25, www.discoveryplace.org.

The Three Tenors (Who Can’t Sing)

McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St.

Friday, 8 p.m.: Starring Vic DiBitetto, considered the “Godfather of Comedy,” along with Richie Minervini and Fred Rubino. All three bring stand-up to the stage then come together for improvisation and audience participation. Tickets $35-$55, www.blumenthalarts.org.

Frigid 5K Run and Plunge

U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway

Saturday, 8 a.m.: Warm up with a 5K on the new Greenway Trail along Whitewater Center Parkway, then cool down very quickly by leaping into the chilly waters of the world’s largest man-made whitewater river. Registration $30 by Thursday, $37 day of race. www.usnwc.org

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