Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 19, 2011 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Off the Record with Benji Hughes at The Evening Muse
• Hannibal Buress at The Comedy Zone Charlotte
• Xanadu The Musical at Duke Energy Theatre
• Miss All Hallow's Eve Pageant at Scorpio
• The Civil Wars at McGlohon Theatre