Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 20, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Christopher Clamp exhibit at Jerald Melberg Gallery
* Songwriters Showcase at Summit Coffee
* Charlotte Checkers vs. Peoria Rivermen at Time Warner Cable Arena
* Robot Apocalypse exhibit at Genome
* The Birth of Coffee exhibit at Discovery Place