Freeloaders: Fun Days 

The week’s best freebies Jan. 12-18

We don't like it when our Mondays resemble The Bangles' "Manic Monday," but sometimes that's the way it goes. However instead of getting caught up in the everyday stresses of a busy day, we've decided to reinterpret the '80s ladies anthem. We not going to spend the whole week wishing for our fun days. Nope. We're going to make every day our fun — and free — day. And we're starting now. 

Monday  Sometimes you just need to jam out on a Monday. Head to Home Team in West Ashley for their weekly jam session to help ease you back into the week.

If you've got a kid who's a little dramatic, perhaps he or she is made for the stage. Take them to the Shrek Jr. auditions at South of Broadway to find out.

The Sparrow has its weekly comedy night to help laugh away your Monday blues.

Tuesday Rock out at the Tattooed Moose with experimental band Fiasco.

Or head up to Park Circle and listen to some rock at The Mill courtesy of Hey Monea!

The Tin Roof's got another round of trivia — and another chance to win some bar cash.

It's comedy night at Cutty's.

Wednesday  Charleston Comedy Festival kicks off tonight, and while the shows aren't free, you can party like they are. Leaf hosts the first L'after Party with $2 off draft beers and liquors and $1 off wine and bottled beers.

You've probably noticed a few more dog pictures on your newsfeed lately. They're for the event Doggies for Anthony in honor of a teenager undergoing cancer treatment. And on Wednesday Bay Street Biergarten is hosting a dog friendly yappy hour for the teen. So, grab your pup and enjoy some brews for a cause.

Songstress Jordan Igoe takes the stage at the Palace Hotel.

Show off your artistic side and draw yourself at the Self-Portrait Project.

Thursday  Social hosts its latest Starving Artist installment. This time it features Redux Contemporary Artist Morgan Cole's abstract work, a pop-up shop by Thistle and Thatch jewelry, and live music.

Make your way to The Alley for their L'after Party with live stand-up comedy and $4 burgers and local pints.

Let D!Z spin your way into Friday with some funk and soul at Blind Tiger.

Friday  Get a classical start to your Friday with a free piano performance at the Charleston Academy of Music.

Flagship hosts an abstract art opening with work from Jamie Blackburn and Jim Victor.

Eyeball Art's latest collab takes over a law firm with its curated exhibit.

It's Mellow Mushroom's turn for the L'after Party. They'll be serving up $3 SweetWater pints and $2 slices.

Saturday An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but you saw how that worked out for Snow White. It's probably a good idea to get checked out at East Cooper Medical Center's free screenings.

Reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence and work during two free concerts.

Park Circle Film Society teams up with Community Cinema to view documentaries before they're aired on PBS. This month's installment, A Path Appears, examines sex trafficking around the world.

Wrap up the 12th annual Charleston Comedy Fest with the final L'after Party at Butcher & Bee. The fact that it's BYOB is just the icing on the cake.

Sunday Spend your Sunday on the deck of the Pour House with some Phish covers.

Get a head start on the week ahead and prepare yourself with some meditation.


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