Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Aug. 3, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Tom Arnold at The Comedy Zone
* Bon Odori Festival at Wells Fargo Atrium
* Fantasia at Bojangles Coliseum
* Second Annual Invitational Show at Ciel Gallery
* Hugging station for The Hugging Documentary at Central Street and Thomas Street