Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Feb. 21, 2012 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Mardi Gras celebration at Palmetto Room
• Ceschi at Milestone
• Taboo Tuesday open mic at Crown Station Pub
• Rocktronic Tuesday at The Saloon
• A Legacy of Friendship: Hans Bechtler's Birthday Book exhibit at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art