Freeloaders: August rush 

The week’s best freebies July 28-Aug. 3

Watch out August is coming in hot with some free activities that will make you forget that  school is around the corner. With countless tastings, new art exhibits, a free movie, and yoga in a barn, there’s no need to dwell on the end of summer when you could be enjoying these freebies.

Monday Swing by The Real Estate Studio on King to see Crystal Miller’s latest work of abstract paintings.

If you think you’re funny (we can’t guarantee that anyone else will) then sign up for this stand-up comedy open mic at The Sparrow hosted by Neil Bansi.

While a glass of this premium bottle of wine costs something, the tastes are free. Stop by Bin 152 to sample a bottle of wine you wouldn’t normally get to taste otherwise.

Tuesday Make some new friends and learn healthy cooking and exercise tips all while burning calories. Getting up and being active is a great way to start off your day.

Spend your Tuesday evening at the Brick House Party Plantation out on Folly Road for their weekly local artist market with a free drum circle and live music.

The Royal American hosts a viewing party for Charleston's episode of Drunk History.

Wednesday Stop by Frothy Beard for some beer tastings or the Striped Pig for free tours and tastings of their homemade spirits.

If breweries and distilleries aren’t your things then head to Wet Willie’s to hear Jacob Poole from local ban Category 6 play an acoustic set.

Thursday

You can’t go wrong with this classic. For Throwback Thursday film night the Cinebarre will be showing The Godfather.

If you’re feeling lucky and want to win some cash then play bingo at the Kickin’ Chicken in Summerville.

Enjoy some good ole’ country at The Mill with Andy Vaughan & The Driveline. It’ll be their first time playing in Charleston.

Friday Spend some time on historic Broad Street to enjoy fine art, crafts, fashion, sculptures, and jewelry at the bodegas on Gallery Row. There will be refreshments offered in the boutiques for First Fridays on Broad.

If you’re a lover of sea turtles then this is the exhibit for you. Laura Palermo is opening her latest exhibit that highlights her love of sea turtles at the Mary Martin Fine Art Gallery.

Enjoy some free laughs at Bushido’s On A Roll comedy show with three headliners and three featured comics who take the stage at 10 p.m.

Saturday Celebrate Gullah/Geechee Nation Appreciation week in Charleston with a number of craft artists making art on site and educating attendees on the rich Gullah/Geechee culture and its traditions.

The Lowcountry Artist Market is back at the Music Farm with handmade, vintage, and local goods.

Calling all experienced and aspiring yogis. Come out to Mixson for an hour of relaxing yoga. The session is BYOM/T (bring your own mat and towel). Yogis will get to enjoy complimentary refreshments after the yoga session.

Sunday Help out at the Sewee Vistor Center. They are looking for volunteers in visitor services, administrative support, education, resource enhancement, and trail maintenance.

If you put a little tapas and some open mic together you have yourself one Sunday funday.

We all reminisce about how good we were at sports in high school. Get back into the swing of things and practice your bumps, sets, and spikes with other recreational volleyballers.
 


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