Freeloaders: Love Don't Cost a Thing 

The week’s best freebies Feb. 9-15

Even if you’re broke, J. Lo says, “Love don’t cost a thing.” And this Valentine’s Day, she might be right. With all these free events this week, you might just be able to get away with showing your romantic partner affection without spending a dime. See if you can slide by with it being the thought that counts and bring your sweetie to one of these.

Monday Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day approaching, but that doesn’t mean your boyfriend or girlfriend has to laugh at your lame jokes. See if other people will at The Sparrow for their weekly Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic.

You need to have reserved a spot, but Charleston Harbour Club is giving us all a great excuse to try to skip out of work a little early and lookin’ snazzy for your date to their Unveiled Party.

Claps for Robert Lange Studios who are celebrating a successful decade of art with their amazing new exhibit, Ten.

Don’t get mad over your NCAA March Madness bets. Go to Dr. Tim Chartier’s talk at The Citadel and learn techniques to choose the best brackets so you can win big this year.

Tuesday The Brickhouse Market is the perfect place to pick up an artsy and special gift for your valentine.

Make that money, honey, and spew out some fun facts for cash at The Tin Roof’s trivia night.

Looking for something to blow your sweetie away this week? Get together to go see Peggy Ellis’ latest exhibit Windswept: Clouds in Motion at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.

Get sudsy at the Biergarten and try samples of four local brews.

Wednesday It’s National Make A Friend Day so get out and see if you can meet some new people at The Tin Roof’s Bingo night, where winning equals free drinks.

Know what’s going on in our town and voice your opinion on the local late-night activity policies at the Public Listening Sessions today.

There’s plenty of time to view this exhibit, but if you’re looking for an artistic way to woo your lover head to The Vendue for Art on Paper and observe some works from a handful of local art galleries.

Thursday The opening reception of Rebekah Jacob Gallery’s latest show, Organic Legacies, is tonight and brings together some great photos, works, and hand-crafted furniture.

Organized chaos describes oh, so many aspects of our daily lives. Jericho Arts’ exhibition, Order & Disorder, opens tonight to present some picturesque pandemonium in these contemporary abstracts.

Friday Free food and music at Trident Tech’s Main Campus as Charleston’s premier Big Band plays your favorite swing songs.

Appreciate the sound of some classic instruments? Prepare for some moving music in this mini-concert with the CAM Faculty Trio.

David Lynch may not have directed many rom-coms to snug to on V-Day, but don’t miss these representations of his films and shows that will be accompanied by free projections and art that you don’t want to miss. Plus, there’ll be free cherry pie and coffee.

Fine wines and snacks will be offered at Freshfields Village as live art demonstrations are given along to the jazzy tunes of the father-son act, The Williams Duo.

Get some free champagne tastings out of this trip to Mixson Market where there will be big sales to get your Valentine a last-minute treat.

If you’re craving some cucumbers or melons for a lonely Valentine’s evening in, head to the Folly Beach Farm & Artist Market after sunset.

Don't be bitter about Valentine's Day, just party at Bay Street Biergarten's Bitterness Bash.

Saturday Don’t let people judge you for your soul mate having four legs, especially today. Just grab your furry Valentine and get a free portrait taken with your favorite fuzzy friend.


If you like it a little rough on Valentine’s Day, you and your bae should come watch the Charleston Battery do some manhandling in their free scrimmage against CofC.

Get off on watching your honey cook for you? Start your day off with a trip to the farmers market and pick out veggies together for tonight’s Valentine’s feast.

Sunday If your significant other made you feel like dancin’ with some great Valentine’s gifts yesterday, come swing along to the V-Tones at Prohibition tonight.


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