Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Jan. 17, 2012 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• William Partridge Burpee and Thomas McNickle exhibit at Jerald Melberg Gallery
• 2013 Wolves at Snug Harbor
• Promoting Democracy lecture at UNC Charlotte
• Taboo Tuesday Open Mic at Crown Station Pub
• College Night at Whisky River