Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, August 15, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* The Merchant of Venice at McGlohon Theatre
* Works by Sharon Dowell and Nico Amortegui at Pura Vida Worldly Art
* Steinbeck Was Wrong at Wine Up
* MS Pat at The Comedy Zone Charlotte
* Le Bang at Dharma Lounge