Freeloaders: Affordable art, resume help, and a farewell show 

The week's best free events

With so many free events happening this week, why waste your money on those that cost something? Check out one of the following concerts, lectures, and art shows and save your cash for those shoes you’ve been eyeing.

MONDAY. Enjoy the steamy summer weather and live music by acoustic guitarist Jef Wilson on the beachfront deck at Banana Cabana at 6 p.m. If the July heat is too much for you, try this week’s Off the Grid show, featuring local band White Rhino from 2-5 p.m. at the Charleston County Public Library.

TUESDAY. For some more live music, head to Kudu Coffee House or Drop in Gourmet Deli and Bar. Folk/rock duo Austin Miller and Sarah Bandy take the stage at Kudu at 8 p.m. At Drop in Gourmet, Gaslight Street singer/guitarist Campbell Brown is playing.

WEDNESDAY. Set yourself apart from the thousands of other job seekers with resume and cover letters tips and tricks from Stancy Merwin. Bring a completed resume, cover letter, and a job advertisement you’re interested in to the Charleston County Public Library from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and let Merwin edit your resume to perfection. For those of you who aren’t in need of job-hunting help, check out the James Morrison lecture and book signing at 6 p.m. at the library, and listen to some incredible stories about Prohibition.

THURSDAY. Art lovers will appreciate A Midsummer’s Night Art Delight at 234 Mathis Ferry Rd. in Mt. Pleasant from 5-9 p.m. All art will be priced under $350 and a drawing for a free piece of art will take place every 45 minutes. Featured artists include Pamela Cisneros, Amelia and Dan Hale, Kristen Ley, Kim Lucia, and Catherine Yerger. If you’re more interested in clothes, shop for a good cause at Cynthia Rowley from 6-8 p.m. Fifteen percent of proceeds benefit Lowcountry AIDS Services. Have a glass of champagne and a treat from Yes U Can Cookies while you’re at it.

FRIDAY. Plenty of free live music helps to kick off the weekend. The Fairy God Muthas, also known as vocalist/guitarist Doug Walters and vocalist/drummer Skip DeBeatte, are playing at Montreux Bar and Grill from 6-9 p.m. Local funk/rock group Baby Fat has a standing date with Art’s Bar and Grill at 10 p.m.

SATURDAY. If you’re a water sports fan, head to Billy Reid’s on King Street for a sneak peek at the new Gato Heroi Surfboards collection at 7 p.m. For family fun, catch a free screening of E.T. at the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. Bring a blanket to the outdoor viewing, which starts at 9 p.m.

SUNDAY. Say goodbye to local indie artist Laura Vincent, who performs a farewell show at The Tin Roof at 8 p.m. The show also includes music by Nick Doyle, The Redbirds, and Matty Sheets and the Blockheads.



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