Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 3, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Cirque Du Soleil's Quidam at Time Warner Cable Arena
* Charlotte Symphony's Summer Pops at Symphony Park
* Red, White and Boom at Chop Shop
* Tim Statum at The Comedy Zone
* Karaoke Night at UpStage