Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 7, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Jessica Lea Mayfield and David Mayfield at Evening Muse
* Beards Because Finale at Amos' Southend
* First Friday Holiday Market at Atherton Mill
* Palate to Palete at McColl Center for Visual Art
* Holiday Jazz at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art