Freeloaders: Free Nights 

The week's best freebies, June 10 -16

The past week was rainy and gross, but hopefully it will clear up this week so summer can actually start. This week there are a bunch of fun, free nighttime activities.

Monday. Spend your Monday night by checking out the Somewhere in the South: A Celebration of Southern Photographers exhibit, which  showcases the work of Southern photographers including William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Jerry Siegel, Eliot Dudik, Kathleen Robbins, Richard Sexton, Anne Rowland, and Keliy Anderson-Staley. Keep on the art train and head over to the Saul Alexander Gallery to see the works of Brenda Gilliam in her exhibit In Carolina Time.

Tuesday. It’s comedy night at Cutty’s Elliotborough Establishment on Saint Philip St. Watch some local comedians perform their standup, which will be followed by improv. If you’re looking for some music you can go to the Charleston County Public Library to hear the Montreal-based cellist Jari Juhani Piper play a mixture of eclectic and classical music. Or, entertain your inner child and attend the book signing for Laura Fogarty and her adorable seven-year-old illustrator's book Kate and Sprinkles!

Wednesday. If you’re looking for a crazy night make sure to go the Tin Roof to watch the Air Sex Championships. If that isn’t your thing take the kids over to the Village Green at the Freshfields Village to see the showing of The Odd Life of Timothy Green for some more PG-rated fun.

Thursday. Grab your pup and visit O’Brions Pub & Grill for a dog friendly Yappy Hour! Want to leave your furry friend at home? Depending on your 'hood, head to the Kickin Chicken in Summerville for bingo, or you could hit up the Mt. Pleasant Kickin Chicken for some Trivioke. Just imagine team trivia mixed with karaoke and how perfect that will be.

Friday. The Charleston Public Library is having their That Summer Book Sale. They’ll be selling thousands of books starting at one dollar! Enjoy some free nighttime yoga along with a potluck dinner at Folly Beach at 7 p.m.

Saturday. There’s not too many free things happening, but that’s OK because Shaggin’ on the Cooper is back at the Mount Pleasant Fishing Pier. It’s only $8 for locals and $10 for tourists. Groove Train will play the night away.

Sunday. For a variety of entertainment, go to the Holy City Cirque Variety Show to see a collective of aerialists, acro yogis, fire spinners, face painters, and hoopers. There will be a picnic in the park and donations will support Girls Rock. Gene Robinson’s documentary Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and his love for his partner Mark. View this documentary at the Olde Village Community Center to hear about the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom.


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