Freeloaders: Free-o 2016 

Events for the week of August 8-14

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The Olympics kicked off this past weekend, and if you're like us, you got all kinds of excited about the international games poppin' off. It's free to watch TV at home, or you could put on your wallet-chain-free cargo shorts, and get out of the house to check out all of these free events in Charleston. 


Chuckle and chortle your way to the Sparrow’s comedy open mic, “Drink ‘til it’s funny.” The laugh fest/sad fest kicks off every Monday at 9:30 p.m.

Get to your jam band fan land at the Pour House, where string band Rodeo Clown will be wranglin’ all Grateful Dead covers at 6 p.m.

Put on your snapping fingers for poetry and music night at the East Bay Meeting house at 8 p.m.


Dress to impress for get fresh farmers market in Mt Pleasant. We’re pro proletariat producing produce and if you are too stop by the Coleman Boulevard market. 

Go and get tested on useless knowledge for sweet rewards. It’s trivia at Bay Street Biergarten at 8:30 p.m.

Talk networking, leadership, and hone your public speaking skills at Toastmasters. Olde Village Community center at 7:30 a.m. 


Tides summer movies are still going strong on Folly Beach every Wednesday night on Folly Beach, in front of the Tides, starting at 8 p.m.

Reverend Betty Deas Clark, the first female pastor appointed to Mother Emanuel A.M.E. and now pastor at Georgetown's Bethel A.M.E. church will speak at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. Reception at 5:45 p.m., speech begins at 6:15 p.m. 

Drag everyone you know to Club Pantheon for the Celebrity Drag show starting at 8:30 p.m. as part of pride week around the city.

Hear a lecture from Dr. Nic Butler about Opera in Charleston at the Calhoun st. Library starting at 6 p.m.


Patti O’Furniture presents a mix of drag, comedy, quirky costumes and quick wit to entertain audiences at Dudley’s at 11 p.m.

Hear and be heard at the Unspoken Word, a monthly poetry event at the Elliotborough Mini Bar at 7:30 p.m.

Get your groove on at The Green Room for DJ Dance party starting at 9 p.m.


Get your stretch on at yoga at Namaste Folly starting at 7 p.m. in the Folly Beach community center.

Enjoy a free slice of pizza and listen to some good tunes at Monster Music’s weekly listening party from 5-8 p.m.

Listen to Ragtime and Gypsy music at Palmetto Brewery as a part of their Loading Dock Series starting at 6 p.m.


Stop by the Charleston Farmer’s market each Saturday morning in Marion Square, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

See the Plantation Singers at the Charleston Music Hall for the 20th anniversary concert from 4-5:30 p.m.

The Charleston Pride parade will take place on King Street starting at 9 a.m.

Also celebrating pride week, the Charleston Pride Festival will take place at Brittlebank park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The Windjammer's Budweiser Bikini Bash finals take place at 1 p.m. 

Shop and enjoy walking King Street car-free during Second Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Swing Dance and participate in free lessons at Prohibition every Sunday Night starting at 6:30 p.m.


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