Freeloaders: A MOJA celebration 

This week's best freebies Sept. 26-Oct. 2

MONDAY. Fowler's Mustache is a funk-rock jam band from the East Cooper area, and they'll be playing on the deck at the Pour House for free starting at 5 p.m.  The acoustic guitarist and singer Mitch Wetherington will also be playing at Blu Restaurant and Bar on Folly Beach.

TUESDAY. The Red Knights Motorcycle Club will escort pink fire trucks through the city during the Pink Heals Charleston tour, which will raise awareness for women struggling with Cancer in the area. You can also join Irene Tison at the reception to celebrate the opening of her new exhibit, where she approaches her art like a dream weaver, seeing everything like a work of art waiting to happen.

WEDNESDAY. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam, Cinebarre in Mt. Pleasant is showing Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Twenty documentary on a jumbo screen outdoors. Cameron McWhirter tells the story of one of the first brutal race riots in his new book, Red Summer: The Summer of 1919 and the Awakening of Black America. He'll be at Blue Bicycle Books on King Street to sign copies of the book and afterwards will lead a discussion at the Charleston County Public Library.

THURSDAY. Sarah Frierson and Haley Frano are excited to present their new works at the opening reception of their exhibit.

FRIDAY. African drummers, dancers, students and organization members will weave through the streets of Charleston during the opening street parade for the MOJA Arts Festival. The parade begins near Burke High School at President and Fishburne streets and will head to Brittlebank Park for the Reggae Block Dance, where Da Gullah Rootz, a local reggae band, will perform. The opening of the week-long cultural event will be full of dancing, ethnic foods, crafts, and excitement.

SATURDAY. MOJA celebrations will continue with a Heritage Day, where you can find ethnic food, international crafts, storytelling, and workshops. Wet Willie's is hosting a breast cancer awareness party, where they'll be raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For small donations, they'll hand out pink embroidered ribbons, pink beads, and koozies.

SUNDAY. The India Fest in Marion Square will have yoga demonstrations, live classical, and contemporary Indian music, dancing, free sari-wrapping, and a marketplace of vendors. Parrot Surf Shop in Mt. Pleasant will conclude their celebration of the store's 10 years in business with a showing of the surf film, Year Zero. In The Fine Art Prints of Jonathan Green, The artist explores how closely his creativity has been influenced by his life in the South. Join him for the opening reception of the exhibit.
 

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