Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Dec. 19, 2012 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Memento exhibit at New Gallery of Modern Art
* Jimmie "J.J." Walker at The Comedy Zone
* Off the Record featuring Sequoyah Prep School, Chasing Pedestrians at The Evening Muse
* Winter Wonderettes at Actor's Theatre of Charlotte
* Holiday Lights at the Garden at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden