Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, August 24, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Opening reception for the New Horizons: Upcycling exhibit at Gil Gallery
* Before the Eyewall at Milestone
* Echo Dance Performance and Wine Tasting at Open Door Studios
* Mercies at Snug Harbor
* The Dysfunctional Figurines at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre