Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, May 24, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Back Alley Film Series, screening God Bless America at Crownpoint Stadium 12
* Conversations at Gantt: Capitalism, Globalization and Human Rights at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
* Author Tamar Myers at Park Road Books
* Whitewater River Jam at U.S. National Whitewater Center
* Shiprocked at Snug Harbor