Freeloaders: A whole delegation of freebies 

Free events for the week of July 25-31

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Happiest of Mondays, Charleston. If y'all are like us, then you're probably still shaking sand out of your hair, applying aloe, and counting the days until Friday. Fear not, gang, we've got you covered with plenty of free fun until then.

Monday

Drink until the jokes hit ya in the feels at The Sparrow starting at 9:30 p.m.

Tie the knot, or whatever knitters do at the West Ashley Library for Knit and Stitch, every Monday.

Regina Ferguson and John Shields rock out at Rita's Seaside Grille at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Grab the youngins for some fun in the sun at Folly Family Fun Night. From entertainment to games, the event is guaranteed to wear your tike out after an evening of unadulterated fun.

Check out the vibrant array of locally grown and SC Certified produce and flowers at the 2016 Farmers Market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion.

For a different, or shall we say bizarre, Tuesday night, peruse works by artisans and jam to the music at the Bazaar at the Point. There's also a touch tank filled with the wonders of the estuaries.

T stands for Tuesday Trivia. Check it out at Bay Street Biergarten at 8:30 p.m., Gene's Haufbrau at 8 p.m., and the Tin Roof at 8 p.m.

Wednesday

Head over to Brittlebank Park at 6 p.m. where telescopes will be set up for Astronomy in the Park, the ultimate stargazing opportunity.

Get some feedback on your work at West Ashley writer's group meeting located at the West Ashley Barnes and Noble at 7 p.m.

Try your luck with Bingo with Rex at the Tin Roof. You might even win a free drink. 7 p.m.

Thursday

Learn how you can do your part saving the bees at the public library on Calhoun Street with Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center and the Charleston Area Beekeepers Association. There will be observable bee hives, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for all ages. 2-4 p.m.

Also at the Library, discuss the history of the newly redone colonial lake with historian Dr. Nic Butler. 6 p.m.

Aysha Meadows of fashion and lifestyle blog Aysha and Company presents "Pop Style," a pop up styling and fashion event at Republic Garden and Lounge. 7 p.m.

Kick back and watch some super heroes battle it out in Avengers at Films on The Field. The MUSC Health Stadium will be screening the movie for free on their 3,000 square foot screen. 7 p.m.

Friday

Groove some tunes at Palmetto Brewery as a part of their every Friday Loading Dock series. 6 p.m.

Shop trinkets and other artisan goods at the Night Market, which is the market....at night.

Check out Pulp Gallery's current exhibition, Mondo Pop, open 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.

The gallery's zinefest starts tonight, too.

Saturday

Head to Marion Square for the weekly farmers market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Join Itinerant Literate Books for a daylong movie marathon, costume contests, rounds of the Harry Potter Trivia Game, and themed snacks to count down the hours to the eighth installment to the iconic children's series. You can reserve your copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by preordering on the Itinerant Literate website. Copies will be available the night of based on remaining stock on preorders.

Tina Singleton, chef and instructor, will share her experiences at the John's Island Public Library entitled "Collard Greens in Kabul: How Growing an Edible Garden Brought Health, Healing and Community to a War Zone." 11 a.m.

The second annual Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day at Mosquito Beach is a family fun event to come learn about the historic Gullah/Geechee community.

Sunday

Participate in a free swing dance lesson, which is followed by swing music performed by the V-Tones.

Starting with a brief introduction, this event includes three half hour rounds with walking and meditation.

Pour House's Sunday Brunch farmers market features the usual farmers market goods along with live music and kids' activities.



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