Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, July 23, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Africa Umoja at Belk Theater
* The Painted World: Creative Writing in the Galleries at Mint Museum Uptown
* Trivia Night at Strike City
* Summer Showcase at Lark & Key Gallery
* Amy LaVere at Snug Harbor