Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, March 13, 2012 — as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
• Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson: The Immortal at Time Warner Cable Arena
• Fiction reading with Nina de Gramont at Queens University
• Live Band Karaoke at RiRa Irish Pub
• Author Karen L. Cox's Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture lecture at Levine Museum of the New South
• Guys with Ties Tourney Challenge Kickoff Party at Whisky Warehouse