Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 18, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Knight Theater
* The Business at Tremont Music Hall
* United 4 The Dream reads from Papers: Stories by Undocumented Youth at Levine Museum of the New South
* Kar-A-Jokie at Crown Station Pub
* Christmas Town USA at McAdenville