Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 12, 2008 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
NC Dance Theatre presents The Nutcracker at Belk Theater
Neil Diamond at Time Warner Cable Arena
John Legend with Raphael Saadiq at Ovens Auditorium
Annual Jingle Bell Ball at CenterStage@NoDa
An Evening of Holiday Fun at The Boulevard