Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, Sept. 8, 2013 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
* Gypsy at Theatre Charlotte
* Lying Lips at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
* Charlotte Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks at Bank of America Stadium
* Wild West Open Mic at The Comedy Zone
* Sai The Violinist at Hawthorne's NY Pizza