Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, May 3, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Shiprocked at Snug Harbor
* Passion at Duke Energy Theatre
* Whitewater River Jam featuring Town Mountain at U.S. National Whitewater Center
* Cobra Starship at Whisky River
* Conversations at Gantt: Engaging Freedoms: Defining and Negotiating Freedom During American Chattel Slavery at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture