Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 13, 2011 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Rachel Yamagata at Visulite Theatre
• Poetry Open Mic at Wine Up
• Screening of Fat Albert, The Little Drummer Boy and A Madea Christmas at Neighborhood Theatre
• Trivia Night at Mellow Mushroom
• Open Mic at Tropical Escape Cafe & Bar