Freeloaders: Festival Fever 

The week's best freebies, May 19-25

It's a triple whammy of a week in terms of events. With Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto, and Memorial Day weekend all happening, we're sure you want to save some pennies to put toward some artsy tickets or new beach gear. But there's no reason to turn into a hermit. Check out these free events all week to help you save some dolla', dolla' bills.

MONDAY Celebrate cartoon history by heading to The Tin Roof and raising a glass to Superman for his Miracle Monday defeat of Satan. 

TUESDAY  Socialize with some of Piccolo Spoleto’s contributing actors, artists, and musicians at The Alley’s meet and greet.

WEDNESDAY Amy Lind’s narrative exhibit at Robert Lange Studios will teach you that flowers can be more than just blooming beauties.

Commemorate cyclists that have lost their lives while biking and take a ride through town with Charleston Moves’ Ride of Silence.

Come down to Bingo at Manny’s Neighborhood Grill’s for some classic game night entertainment.

Get ready for summer and help City Paper celebrate the launch of our latest installment of our summer guide, S3.

THURSDAY Get in touch with your political side as Senator Lindsey Graham hosts a reception for young professionals at Liberty Tap Room and Grill.

Learn about the dance and culture of Argentina at Sanavandi Gallery’s presentation of artwork from Sussan Sanavandi and W. Hudson Temples.

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art opens The Insistent Image exhibition of Shepard Fairey’s new work paired with older prints by Jasper Johns and curated by Mark Sloan.

FRIDAY Spoleto is finally here with opening ceremonies that will feature performances and speeches at Charleston City Hall.

Check out the opening of Kristy Bishop and Camela Guervara’s tapestry weavings exhibit on the second floor of Il Cortile Del Re.

Throw your beach chairs or blankets in the car and watch as Java performs on the green at Freshfields Village.

SATURDAY Don’t miss Suckerpunch performing on the Freshfields Village green and come see Barrier Island Marine’s latest boats on display.

Seed and Feed Marching Abominable brings a Family Day Parade and a Midnight Pajama March to Piccolo Spoleto for musicians of all skill levels.

Shepard Fairey will give a gallery talk on his display, The Insistent Image, which can be viewed as a simulcast in the Hill Gallery of the Cato Center at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art.

Meet author Cassandra King at Barnes and Noble, where she'll be signing copies of her book Same Sweet Girls’ Guide to Life.

Adopt a new pet and hit the Triangle Char and Bar and Steel City Pizza’s block party to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

The Wine Shop will have their annual Party On the Porch and Anniversary Celebration where special deals and musical performances can be enjoyed.

SUNDAY The Memorial Day Festival hosted by the James Island Children’s Commission gives the chance for fun, games, food, and more with the whole family.

Voices 21, a chamber chorus from the Washington-area, performs for Piccolo Spoleto.

Seed and Freed Abominable performs a special Piccolo Spoleto, patriotic concert.

 


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