Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, August 21, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Abraham Lincoln's Big, Gay Dance Party at Duke Energy Theatre
* Five Finger Death Punch at Time Warner Uptown Amphitheatre
* Live show and TV taping of Crazy Late With Johnny Millwater at The Comedy Zone
* Trivia at Big Ben British Pub & Restaurant
* Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection at Mint Museum Uptown