Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Jan. 8, 2014 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* The Other Place, featuring a Q&A with Matt Olin at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
* Dragging with the Stars at Scorpio's
* Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World at International House
* Hectorina at Snug Harbor
* What's Next? Inventions That Will Change Contemporary Living at Mint Museum Uptown