Freeloaders: A Midsummer Night's Free 

The week's best freebies: Aug. 11-17

Sometimes it's like we here at the City Paper have seasonal amnesia. Just today, we thought Halloween must be just around the corner since we've been sweltering for months now. But alas, it's actually only mid-summer, which means we still have months left of beach days and warm nights. And we plan on taking full advantage of that — especially when they're free.

Monday We like to start our weeks with some laughter. Thankfully, The Sparrow hosts a weekly free comedy night to make sure we can.

If music picks you up, head to Home Team in West Ashley for Holy City Confessionals Jam Session.

Tuesday Learn about the art of quiltmaking from some master quilters.

Keep the laughs coming at Cutty's comedy night.

Didn't make it to the grocery store over the weekend? Hit up the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market and grab some fresh fruit and veggies.

Wednesday The Lego Movie is playing at Freshfields Village and at Tides Folly Beach. Good thing both locations are free.

It's Social's latest installment of its Starving Artist series. Check out Ben Sellers' work and jam out to the Artful Dodgers.

Compete for $500 at the Alley's Trivia Tournament.

The Daryl Hance Trio plays at Surf Bar, in case you're in need of a blusey rock mid-week pick-you-up. 

Thursday It's your last chance to catch Cinebarre's Throwback Thursday film. They'll be playing Ferris Bueller's Day Off — perhaps in honor of back to school.

Rebekah Jacob Gallery hosts an opening reception for its latest exhibit, Vente d'été.

Elliotborough Mini Bar hosts an opening of Flora and Fauna's Mythologies by artist Filip Bey.

Friday The St. Andrew's Library is showing Citizen Kane.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream — or more specifically popsicles. See Cory Oberndorfer's latest paintings inspired by the frozen treats.

It's time for the Art Mecca of Charleston's latest Shop and Stroll. Stop by the gallery to see the new art and sip some wine.

Sometimes it's just as funny when jokes don't work. Hear comedians try out their new material at Blast Off?

Saturday OMG shoes! H1GHER LEARNING hosts a pep rally at Sneaker to celebrate its application to become an non-profit.

Head to the farmers market downtown to start your Saturday off right. Or the one on Johns Island. Or at Mixson.

The Sparrow hosts an art show that features both visual and auditory art.

Sunday Get those kids ready for back to school at the First Day Festival.


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