Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, April 17, 2014 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Other Desert Cities at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
* Taste of Mint at Mint Museum Uptown
* McColl in Response at McColl Center for Visual Art
* Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves at BB&T Ballpark
* Songwriter's Showcase at Summit Coffee