Freeloaders: Fall into the Free 

The week's best freebies, Sept. 23-29

October will be here faster than you can say “pumpkin spice latte,” but we still have plenty of free events left in September.

Monday If you're a College of Charleston student and love classical music, Damian Kramer peforms on the cello.

Reward yourself for making it through another Monday with free sips of wine at Bin 152.

Poetry and open mic night at East Bay Meeting House combine spoken word with collaborative poetry.

Tuesday If you read Ken Burger's Baptized in Sweet Tea, now is your chance to get your copy signed by him.

Charleston Virtuosi, a string ensemble will play at St. Luke’s Chapel.

Local tech geeks can meet other tech professionals and entrepreneurs at Tech After Five.

Hit up the opening reception for Across Pieces, a new art exhibit by Maribel Acosta that focuses on past places and memories.

Learn more about St. Mark’s Church's community outreach programs. 

Get thee to Mt. Pleasant’s Farmers Market soon because it only goes until October 8.

Wednesday Stroll through Riverfront Park and see the National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition.

Gather up a few friends and head to Kickin' Chicken for their Team Trivia Nights. You might win bragging rights.

The Amazing Mittens are playing at City Lights Coffee and use some unconventional instruments.

Sing away your hump day blues with video karaoke at Baja Bistro.

Thursday Marion Square is hosting the Clips Beer and Film Festival. It’s basically a bike-in film festival with lots of beer, supplied by New Belgium Beer. Admission to see the short films is free, but the beer costs some money. It's for a good cause though and supports Charleston Moves.

The Caribbean Street Parade will serve as the opening ceremony for the MOJA festival and celebrate African and Caribbean culture.

IOP Wellness Fair provides free blood tests, flu shots, and health advice from specialists to Isle of Palm residents.

If your trivia team didn’t have any luck at Kickin' Chicken’s Trivia Night and you can’t wait until next week, Manny’s Neighborhood Grill has more trivia challenges for you. You could also win up to $50 in house cash.

The season for farmers markets is almost over. Catch Daniel Island’s on Thursdays through Oct 3. Luckily, North Charleston’s Farmers Market lasts until the end of October and stays open until 7 p.m. — double up your Thursday market glory. 

Bingo gets a lot more exciting when you’re drunk. Rawberry Jam hosts.

Friday Usher in the weekend with the Reggae Block Party at Brittlebank Park. It'll include various performances, food, and crafts.

The kick-off day for SHE-the Ultimate Girls’ Weekend will be free in the afternoon. Stop by to browse the fashion, cooking, and craft vendors.

Party with Ron Jeremy at Mad River. Best Friday night ever or weirdest?

Because the beach is just what the doctor ordered after a long week, spend Friday evening at the Folly Beach Farm and Artist Market.

Saturday Heritage Day will make this week’s Downtown Farmers Market extra special. Be on the lookout for extra performers and music. Thanks, MOJA. 

Feeling hot? Try some salsa lessons with DJ Luigi.

If you love a cappella folk singing, you're in luck. Circular Congregational Church has you covered.

Check out the Passages art show and sale, which features and celebrates prominent African-American artists.

Sunday The 30th Annual MOJA Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition hangs at the Avery Center. You should too.

The Charleston County Public Library will show the film Peaceable Kingdom, which examines farmers who have begun to question their ways of life.

Scout out Charleston's next big thing at open mic night at Barsa Tapas Bar and Lounge.



 


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