Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 5, 2011 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Kings of Salsa at Knight Theater
• Other Lives with Mates of State and Yawn at Visulite Theatre
• John Lennon Glass Night at Flying Saucer
• Chicago at Winthrop University's Johnson Theatre
• Mike Foley's Hurricane Benefit Show at The Comedy Zone Charlotte