Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 18, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Carmen at Knight Theater
* Q-City Charlotte BBQ Championship in Uptown
* Shake Your Ghoul Thing 2 at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre
* Mint to Move: Cultural Dance Night at Mint Museum Uptown
* Nappy Luv at The Chop Shop