Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 20, 2011 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• The Crowning of Miss 2011 Boots and Bikinis at Whisky River
• A Cinematic Christmas, screening The Muppet Christmas Carol and Nightmare Before Christmas at Neighborhood Theatre
• Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
• Open Mic Poetry at Wine Up
• Travis Avenue Band at Visulite Theatre