Freeloaders: And a happy free year! 

Free events for the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 3

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It's the week in between Christmas and New Year's, so naturally some of us are stuck at work and some of us are still lurking in the kitchen for the next batch of holiday treats to show themselves. While you ponder how early is too early to go break into that single barrel whiskey you got from your new favorite family member, we've got a long list of freebies for your holiday week. Merry New Year, you guys.

Monday

You might've already taken down the tree, but if you didn't get a chance to go through the Charleston Place to see the train, it's still there!

It's still pretty warm out, so head out to Folly Beach to see Josh Roberts at Rita's.

It's Monday, and that means Rodeo Clown on the deck at Charleston Pour House.

Get up on stage and give it your best shot at the Sparrow's open mic comedy night in Park Circle.

There's still time to catch Robert Maniscalo's work documenting post-earthquake life in Haiti at the North Charleston City Gallery near the Coliseum.

Richard Hagerty's "American Surrealist" exhibition can be found at the City Gallery downtown through next week.

Tuesday

Taylor McClesky of Beach Tiger picks some acoustic tunes on the patio at Republic on Upper King Street.

Celebrate Kwanzaa at Mall Playground beginning at 2 p.m. and enjoy poetry, singing, dancing, drumming, a parade, and more.

Hear from Brad Taylor at Blue Bike on the release of the newest installment in his Pike Logan series, "The Forgotten Soldier."

Celebrate New Year's a little early at Tattooed Moose with Whiskey Diablo and enjoy $1 off all craft beers.

The Bushels play some bluegrass outside at Edmund's Oast beginning at 6 p.m.

Wednesday

It's not totally free, but for $5 you can park the kids at The Terrace for a couple hours for showings of The Wizard of Oz and March of the Penguins.

All levels yoga each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at Seeking Indigo.

David Higgins tickles the ivories with piano pop, covers, and originals at Bay Street Biergarten

It's open mic night at Seanachai. You getting up there this time?

New York-based artist Annika Connor stops at Blue Bicycle tonight to discuss Active Idea Production's newest publication, Point Suite Contemporary Art.

Nick Collins plays tonight at Arts Bar and Grill in Mt. Pleasant.

A group of photogs get together to discuss their "new take on the portrait" tonight at Fabulon in Mt. Pleasant.

Get the gang together for team trivia at Kickin' Chicken.

What's that song their playing? Play Name the Music tonight at Southside 17.

Thursday

Party like it's 1999 at Marion Square's family-friendly and free NYE party which features everything from a petting zoo to psychic readings. The fun kicks off at 4 p.m.

Head to Sunrise Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. for a rousing performance by the Franklin Ashley Jazz Quintet.

Celebrate the New Year at Warehouse where you can get in for free before 9 p.m. Once inside look forward to music from DJ Yella and a champagne toast at midnight.

If you're feelin' sweet 16 then head to Tattooed Moose's NYE party where Heyrocco will perform and you can join in a High Life champagne toast at midnight. The party starts at 9 p.m.

Ring in 2016 at My Father's Moustache with music from the Louie D. Project and (we're seeing a pattern here) a champagne toast at midnight. The good times start at 10 p.m.

Friday

It don't cost a thing to freeze your hungover butts off. Head to Folly Beach or Sullivan's Island for a polar plunge.

Head to PoHo starting at 4 p.m. for a funky free deck show from the PoHo Family Funk Review.

*While the first Friday of any month usually means that art galleries are open late, gallery owners have told us that they don't plan on holding their usual Broad Street wine and dine hours tonight. Check with individual galleries if you really want to hit the streets for art perusal.

Saturday

Head to Monster Music & Movies for 20 percent off all vinyl new and used.

Stroll through Riverfront Park to check out the sculptures that are part of the 10th Annual National Outdoor Sculpture competition.

Catch a last glimpse of the holiday season at Belmond Charleston Place where a fully operational train display puts on its last show today.

Jam to Green Levels' live music at Rita's starting at 6 p.m.

Jerry Lee plays acoustic music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Elliotborough Mini Bar.

Head to Palmetto Brewing for Unplugged at Palmetto from 4-6 p.m. with music from Gravel Road.

Sunday

Head into the New Year with some peace of mind — Holy Cow Yoga holds a free zen meditation group from 7:45-10:15 a.m.

Head to Pour House for two full sets of Phish from Runaway Gin starting at 6 p.m. 

Graham Worley rocks (and grooves and jazz-es) from 7-10 p.m. at Coast.



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