Freeloaders: Back to school edition 

Events for the week of Aug. 15-Aug. 22

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Happy back to school day, Charleston. We hope you had a big-brain kinda day — you know, the one where you did all your summer reading and have your afternoon snack already picked out, if not devoured. Hey, maybe that's just us. 


Listen to Day Job at Red's Ice House starting at 6 p.m. 

It don't cost a thing to check out Pulp Gallery's current exhibition, Mondo Pop, from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The gallery stays open until 10 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., FYI.

The Real Estate Studio presents Southern Elegance: Olessia Maximenko and Mary Hoffman, whose works will be on display until Sept. 13. 

Corrigan Gallery's current exhibition, What is Old is New Again, features works by Charleston Renaissance artists. 


Head to the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market from 3:30-7 p.m., located at the market pavilion on Coleman Blvd. 

Jam to Danny May at How Art Thou? cafe at 8 p.m. 

It's Tuesday trivia, y'all. Get your kicks at The Pub on 61 at 7 p.m., The Tin Roof at 8 p.m., Home Team BBQ Sullivan's at 8 p.m., and Bay Street Biergarten at 8:30 p.m. 


Tides Folly Beach hosts a free movie night on the beach every Wednesday at 8 p.m. This week's flick is Insterstellar.

Salty Mike's features acoustic pop rock from Dylan Swinson at 6 p.m. 

Head to The Commodore to hear tunes from The Mobros, including rock, indie, and Americana jams. 

Bay Street Biergarten's yappy hour, from 4-7 p.m., is free to attend, and the food and drink specials won't break the bank either, with $1 off drafts, and $6-$8 priced apps. 

King of Pops community yoga at Riverfront Park is led by Bendy Brewski Yoga's Beth Cosi at 6 p.m. 


Rockin' the River at North Charleston's Riverfront park is held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and features live music, beer and wine vendors, and food trucks. 

The Tin Roof hosts Oblivion: A Goth Dance Party at 9 p.m. 

Burns Alley hosts a ska, punk, and goth night with live music from Sex Wax, The Prevalent, and Glass Lashes at 8 p.m. 

Bring the kids to the Main Library's back to school carnival from 3-5 p.m. where guests can look forward to games, prizes, and treats. 

Escapada Living has a new gameday collection and they're showing it off with a party featuring giveaways, light bites, bubbles, and Naomi Olindo of Southern Charm, from 4-7 p.m. 

The North Charleston Farmers Market hosts a free concert from 4-6 p.m. at the Felix C. Davis Community Center. 

Summerville's third Thursday, from 5-8 p.m., features live music and an art walk on Summerville's Main Street.


Check out The Southern's current exhibition, New Weave, on display until Sept. 4.

Listen to Band of Brothers, an acoustic group, at Locals Bar at 7:30 p.m. 

Holy City Brewing hosts Chris Boone w/ Paul Quattlebaum at 5 p.m. 

Palmetto's Loading Dock series kicks off at 6 p.m. with Blackbeard's Truck, Grizzy Goat, and Whitehall. 

Jam to Americana and rock with Whiskey Diablo at Stereo 8 at 7 p.m. 

Ashley Lanes Bowling Center opens a new restaurant, Ashley Lanes Tavern, starting at 6 p.m., with drink specials and giveaways. 

Mt. Pleasant's Diamonds Direct hosts a summer trends preview from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., where guests will receive 20 percent off their purchase. There is also a reception on Fri. night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with cocktails and snacks. 


It's farmers market time: head to downtown's farmers market from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. or Johns Island's, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The Green Room on Folly Road hosts a DJ Dance Party at 9 p.m. 

The Charleston night market is open late every weekend from Fri.-Sun. 

Check out the Corrigan Gallery's current exhibition, Nine by Four, with works from Michael Hayes, Alan Jackson, and Hirona Matsuda. 

City Gallery's current exhibition, Sixteen Crowns: Manifestation of Ase, is open from 12-5 p.m. on weekends. 

Listen to Cameron & The Funk Dumplins on PoHo's deck at 6 p.m. 


The Pour House's Sunday Brunch farmers market features local vendors, food trucks, and live music, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stick around (or come back, that makes more sense) and jam to sets of Phish on the deck at 9 p.m. 

Check out Deborah Sisco's current exhibition at The Art Mecca from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Dallas Baker & Friends play at Rita's Seaside Grille at 10 a.m. 

Swing dance at Prohibition to music from the V-Tones starting at 6:30 p.m. 


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