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Free events for the week of Jan. 25-31

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Happy almost Super Bowl, Panthers fans. While you're counting down the days until you can cheer on your team, we've found some free stuff for you to do. Touchdown, right? From gatherings at city hall to open mics galore, this week has plenty of free fun goin' on — yes, discussing the future of area transit can be fun, too. There are art receptions, trivia nights, and the one thing our bellies are most looking forward to — a food truck festival.


Flex your voice as a citizen at this week's I-26 Alt. transit meetings where attendees are encouraged to offer recommendations for the area's transit systems. Tonight's meeting is at North Charleston City hall from 6-8 p.m.

Head to the Main Library at 6 p.m. where you can learn about Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's transcendental meditation program.

CofC presents a free screening of Travis Pearson's film, America Street, at the Education Center at 7 p.m. Pearson will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra will perform at Franke at Seaside at 7:30 p.m.

Drink til it's funny at The Sparrow' stand-up comedy open mic night from 9:30-10:30 p.m.


Fred Jamar, a local painter who originally hails from Belgium, is the Vendue's current artist-in-residence and will show his works at a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Trivia at the Tin Roof kicks off at 8 p.m.

Sing your heart out at Palmetto Brewing's open mic night hosted by Jaybird and Hambone. The performances start at 5 p.m.

Get your Tuesday trivia on at Home Team Sullivan's, Cutty's, and Bay Street Biergarten.


Most Races Show on Earth presents Massimo, a Canadian comedian known for his physical style of comedy, at My Father's Moustache from 9-10:30 p.m.

The Craft Conundrum hosts Speakeasy, a spoken word, comedy, music, beatbox, poetry, and whatever else you want open mic night from 6-9 p.m.

Kickin' Chicken locations host trivia every Wednesday night. Head to Summerville's location at 8 p.m.


Steve Stegelin, Hart Jeffers, and Mike Campbell will all be on a panel discussing how comics play into our culture today. Check them out at Bond Hall from 6:30-8 p.m.

Tonight's your last chance to voice your opinions about the area's transit systems at Summerville's Bethany United Methodist Church from 7-9 p.m.

Grab a team and get to Trayce's Too for trivia starting at 7 p.m.


Palmetto Brewery's Loading Dock Series features music from Deadwin and Jack and the Bear starting at 6 p.m.

Learn more about Christopher Werner, a German blacksmith emigrant best known for works he created in the ante-bellum South, at a lecture at Mark Clark Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Beau Difiore will show his work at Black Tap coffee from 7-9 p.m. Stick around for tunes from the Night Caps.

Name the music at Big Game Bar & Grill where trivia questions every half hour will allow guests the chance to win prizes starting at 6 p.m. 


Get fit for free at reForm Studio's obstacle course from 10-11 a.m.

As part of the Halsey Institute's current exhibit, Correspondence Art, artist Ray Johnson will hold Make Your Own Mail Art sessions at Artist & Craftsman from 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m.

The fifth annual Charleston Food Truck Festival features over 20 food trucks, beer and wine, and live music from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Experience the sound of unaccompanied voices singing at the Circular Congregational Church from 2-4 p.m.

Head to the only year-long farmers market on Johns Island from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Wind down your week at Holy Cow Yoga's zen meditation group from 7:45-10:15 a.m.

Locals ride Palmetto Carriage Works carriages for free from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Unity Church of Charleston hosts leaders and thinkers from other faiths at their monthly interfaith teachings and dialog sessions at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. on Sundays.


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