Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Jan. 9, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Red exhibit at Ciel Gallery
* Pullman Strike at Snug Harbor
* The Tints that Glow exhibit at Center for the Arts
* Open Mic at Comet Grill
* Charlotte Bobcats vs. Utah Jazz at Time Warner Cable Arena