Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, May 18, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Recollection exhibit at MoNa
* 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Theatre Charlotte
* Forecasting Fashion Trends at Mint Museum Randolph
* Conscious Movie Night, screening The Last Mountain at Center of Light
* Frankie Paul at The Comedy Zone Fort Mill