Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 27, 2011 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Portugal. The Man at Neighborhood Theatre
• Dr. Funkenstein's Cameo Thursday Halloween Bash at Phoenix
• Shiprocked's Glam Witch Halloween Ball at Snug Harbor
• GUTS: Pumpkin Carving Contest & Silent Auction at NC Music Factory
• Give A Hoot, Get Crafty at Plaza Muse