Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, June 19, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Botanica exhibit at Genome
* Philanthropic Trends and Strategies for the Future seminar at Mint Museum Uptown
* Guys and Dolls at CPCC's Halton Theater
* American Idol auditions at Time Warner Cable Arena
* Open Mic at The Kilted Buffalo