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The week's best freebies, July 9-July 14

Congratulations on surviving the Fourth of July weekend. If the long weekend of fireworks and beer has drained your savings account to an embarrassing degree, fret not. There are plenty of free events going on this week to keep you entertained while your wallet recovers.

Tuesday Need a haircut? Lordis Loft Salon and Spa has got your back. Like their Facebook page and you might win a free haircut.

Dr. Erikka Curia will talk about everything from headaches to natal care at the Women’s Wellness Talk. It starts at 11 a.m., and the best part is, it’s held at the Mount Pleasant Public Library, so while you’re there, you can check out a book for even more hours of free entertainment. 

It’s Comedy Night at Cutty's, where they’ll celebrate the ninth of July with Funny for Freedom, a night of stand up followed by improv. Mackie Boles is guest hosting, and it all starts around 8 p.m. 

Wednesday This week, hump day is all about getting smart. First, the Economic Institutions & Local Government Jurisdiction lecture will host a debate about governmental structures and procedures at CofC’s Tate Center for Entrepreneurship.

Take a couple hours to digest that hunk of mind meat, then show off your knowledge with trivia. If you’re downtown, head to Sticky Fingers  or Kickin’ Chicken. If you’re in Summerville or Mt. Pleasant, those Kickin’ Chicken locations are also hosting team trivia.

Thursday The Center for Women is hosting their Brown Bag Lunch Series to discuss issues affecting women today.

Black Tap Coffee hosts MundoVibe for a weekly session of listening to the freshest music from all over the globe. 

Charleston and its suburbs are ready to celebrate thirsty Thursday. There’s Bingo at Castaways Grille on James Island, more Bingo at Kickin’ Chicken in Summerville, team trivia at Manny’s Neighborhood Grille in West Ashley, and trivioke at Kickin’ Chicken in Mount Pleasant. Yes, that is exactly what it sounds like: a combination of trivia AND karaoke.

Friday Folly Beach Community Center is hosting a kid-friendly yoga class and potluck. Bring your own mat if you’ve got one.

It’s your last chance to see Curtis Phillis’ exhibit Art & Poetry at Birds I View Gallery. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Double up on your artsy Friday by checking out Belgian artist Fred Jamar's opening at The Real Estate Studio – and if Belgian art is as good as the chocolate, we’re in for a treat. 

Thinking of auditioning to be on Army Wives or Reckless? Before you do, listen in on this panel on the do's and don’ts of auditioning hosted by Kasting Kall.

reFORM Studios is turning one! Celebrate with live music, free food and drinks, and door prizes starting at 6 p.m.

Saturday Get your week’s grocery shopping done at the Meeting Street Piggly Wiggly, where Laura Conners from Louie’s Kids will be giving a tour to explain how to buy inexpensive and healthy food. 

Get cultured with Saint John Chorale’s 16-voice chorus. In addition to performing some classic classical, they’ll also perform some 21st-century selections.

Sunday It’s Second Sunday on King Street. Stroll down the road and take a second to covertly admire the building fronts usually out of sight when you’re driving or walking on the sidewalk. But do us all a favor, and don’t gawk like a fanny-pack wearing Ohioan.

Meander off King and head towards Meeting Street for free admission day at Gibbes Museum of Art. It’s a good day to go, not only because it’s free, but it's also the last day to see Alice Ravenel Huger Smith’s Rice Plantation Series.

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