Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Oct. 9, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Giacometti: Memory and Presence at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
* The Birth of Coffee exhibit at Discovery Place
* Nick Lowe at McGlohon Theatre
* Open Mic Poetry at Wine Up
* Many Backgrounds, One American Spirit exhibit at Pura Vida Worldly Art