Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 9, 2008 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
Shinedown at Amos' Southend
Sexiest Mrs. Santa Claus contest at Whisky River
Hark the Sound of Tar Heel Voices author Daniel Barefoot at Gaston County Public Library
Sister's Christmas Catcheism at Booth Playhouse
Tyler Hilton with Curtis Peoples at Visulite Theatre