Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, May 8, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Wenonah Hunter to sign Foodopoly at Park Road Books
* Smashing Pumpkins at Time Warner Cable Uptown
* Girls Night Out: Runaway Bride at Studio Movie Grill
* Mickey Hart Band at Neighborhood Theatre
* Fear Factory at Amos' Southend