Freeloaders: International Man of Mystery 

The week's best freebies, Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Auditions, lectures, and music, music, music are the order of the day this week.

Monday. Fancy yourself a woman or man of mystery? You should try out for Black Fedora Mystery Theater — they're holding auditions for anyone ages 18 to 80 for roles in their weekly productions. Make sure you make an appointment first. The Charleston Music Club is performing Celtic Songs and Instrumentals with refreshments to follow. Music Mondays is happening at D’Allesandro’s Pizza.

Tuesday. Thought there aren't too many events tonight, there's plenty of live music. Boone’s will have acoustic singer David Higgins performing,  and Graham Whorley will be jamming out after the community drum circle at the Brick House Kitchen.

Wednesday. Music, music everywhere. The Awendaw Green Barn Jam will feature the Ray Sisters, Mandolin Orange, Big Daddy Love, and Marbin this week. Pork Chop will be playing blues, rock, and boogie tunes at the Blind Tiger and Seven Story Mountain will be playing rock covers at Big John’s. Charleston Grill will showcase Duda Lucena and Friends for some Latin jazz, Home Team BBQ welcomes local musicians tonight for a jam session, and Big Gun Burger Shop hosts its weekly open mic comedy show. The Amazing Mittens will be playing an acoustic ukulele set at City Lights featuring Eden and Noodle.

Thursday. It looks like the weekend is starting a day early — get ready for a packed day and night. Tasty Image, the new sugar-printing and fondue bar, is hosting their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony today. Brides-to-be shouldn't miss Modern Trousseau's Accessory Truck Show, where they'll preview their new collection of accessories.

Learn something new at one of several lectures tonight. Dr. Eric Foner of Columbia University will be speaking and hosting discussion on his latest book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. The Halsey is screening the film An Encounter with Simone Weil. Stick around afterward for a discussion with the filmmaker, Julia Haslett.

At the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, College Of Charleston professor Thomas Patrick Chorlton will present "The First American Republic: The 14 Presidents Before George Washington.” And Katherine DuBabin of McMaster University delivers an art history lecture,  “Villas in Spain at the End of the Roman Empire,” at the Simon Center for the Arts.

Friday. It's art walk night! Karen Ann Myers debuts a new series of new paintings, Mouthful of Diamonds, at Robert Lange Studios, and Lara Neece displays her ecologically inspired mixed-media works at the Real Estate Studio. If those tiny munchies have whetted your appetite, head to Wasabi for some sushi and their monthly First Friday Art Event. If you're craving some literature instead of art, Books-A-Million off Northwoods Blvd. is hosting a book signing with Carl Weber, author of The Man in 3B.  

Saturday. The Charleston Food trucks are downtown again for the Food Truck Festival! Today all of Charleston’s best food trucks will be parked in Marion Square cooking up a feast to the tunes of three local bands.

Sunday. In honor of the 50th anniversary of Amelia Bedelia Books-A-Million will host a book signing with Herman Parish, who is the nephew of the original author, Peggy Parish. If you missed all the other music this week, head to The Break Room or Upper Deck for some karaoke.


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