Creative Loafing’s biggest and brightest issue, “Best of Charlotte 2009,” hits stands (and the Web) today. To celebrate the best of the best in the Q.C., chosen by you the readers, Madison’s is hosting a Readers’ Picks Party that very same night. Everyone’s invited, and with a live DJ spinning tunes, drink specials for those who are financially challenged like the rest of us, and special local celebrity appearances, you’ll definitely want to stop through. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Madison’s, 115 E. 5 St. 704-358-4244. www.madisonsbar.com.