Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Sept. 23, 2011 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Opening reception for the Here's to Hoping it Rhymes for a Reason exhibit at UNC-Charlotte's Center City Building
• Lupe Fiasco at Time Warner Uptown Amphitheatre
• 47th Annual Festival in the Park at Freedom Park
• Scarowinds Halloween Haunt XI at Carowinds
• Charlotte NC Fashion Week: Emerging Designer Show at Pavilion at EpiCentre