Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 23, 2008 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Crown City Rockers with Galactic at Visulite
• The granddaddy of all barbeques, the Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church Barbeque
• The Crystal Method performs at The Forum
• "Sexual Chocolate" at The Garden & Gun Club
• Opera Carolina season opener, Charles Gounod's Faust at Belk Theater