Freeloaders: Get outside 

The week’s best freebies, April 15-21

This week's freebies include some awesome opportunities to get outside and have fun. Break out your reusable bags and composting buckets for the Earth Day Festival, or round up the kiddos for the Children's Museum's Fam Jam in Marion Square.

Monday. Students can get in free to the College Of Charleston Chamber Orchestra’s performance tonight. Charleston’s Men’s Chorus is looking for new members to audition during weekly rehearsals.

Tuesday. MUSC is hosting Earth Day in the Horseshoe Park where guests can learn about ways to protect the habitats of the Lowcountry while enjoying live music and local food. Learn how to reduce the costs of college at the College Funding and Admissions seminar tonight or you can learn about causes of infertility and new techniques available to overcome infertility at the Infertility Seminar. End the night on a light note at weekly trivia Cutty’s style.

Wednesday. The College Of Charleston is hosting a screening of The Island President with over 100 campuses across the nation, which will be followed by an online video conference featuring the film's director, Jon Shenk. Dusty Slay is hosting open mic comedy night at Big Gun Burger Shop.

Thursday. Mixson Market is celebrating spring at Honey Do: A Springtime Mixson Market Event with goods from Savannah Bee Company, Ink Meets Paper, Haypenny’s, live music, and more.

The Jewish Community Center and Sherman House Seniors present the JCC Fashion Show featuring accessories from Affordables.

Get to know Upper King Street during the Upper King Design Walk, where you can explore new restaurants and businesses.

Michael Mitchell Gallery hosts Karen Keene Day’s opening of Moments with Wild Horses, and three percent of all sales will go to the Colorado Mustang Association.

Young students will perform today at the Charleston Academy of Music Recital at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.

Friday. Since last week got rained out, tonight will be the first Friday of Movies in Marion Square, with the film Hunger Games. Come enjoy food, beer, and wine from local food trucks and vendors, and don’t forget to bring your own chairs and blankets.

Allison Weir is presenting the lecture "Israel-Palestine: What the Media Leaves Out" at CofC Education Center. Get some quality family time at a screening of The Lion King hosted by the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center. Families can enjoy food, carnival games, and information booths for parents.

Saturday. Charleston County is hosting the Earth Day Festival at Riverfront Park. This festival will include live music, a birds of prey demonstration, a Goodwill fashion show, a mad science demonstration, and more.

Earth Day continues at a one-hour panel discussion on environmental trends for 2013, where guests can test drive a Tesla Model S.

Get a Taste of James Island Churches where there will be food, desserts, and live entertainment.

At the Loggerhead Sea Turtle Presentation you can learn all about the ins and outs of the nesting program taking place within Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge.

It's Record Store Day, and Monster Music and Movies is hosting festivities all day including in-store concerts with bands including Da Gullah Roots, Elise Testone, and Godwin Falcon, food trucks and jump castles, plus 25 cent records. Earshot is also hosting Record Store Day festivities.

Bookworms will be excited to attend “What Would Jane Austen Read?” hosted by the Jane Austen Society.

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is transforming Marion Square into a playground filled with fun physical challenges, relay races, and more at the Fam Jam today.

Sunday. Looks like this Sunday you will have to create your own Funday, because there is not much going on. If you missed the screening of The Island President on Wednesday you have another chance to see it at The Olde North Picture House tonight.


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