Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 18, 2011 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Gwar at Amos' Southend
• Author Jennifer Baumgardner speaks on Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics at UNC-Charlotte
• Gym Class Heroes at The Fillmore
• Circus Fusion at Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
• Elements exhibit at McColl Center for Visual Art