Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, August 3, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Opening reception for Works by Sharon Dowell and Nico Amortegui at Pura Vida Worldly Art
* The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
* Opening reception for Pop Art exhibit at Escape Hair & Skin Salon
* Crowfield at Visulite Theatre
* Xtreme Fighting Championships at Grady Cole Center