Freeloaders: MOJA, Mermaids, and Marzio 

The week's best freebies, Sept. 24-30

Hey, did you know it’s National Singles Week? If you didn’t (or were in denial), don’t fret. Here are tons of freebies that would be fun to do with a friend or solo.

Monday. Campo Marzio is set to open its new King Street store today. While you may not be up for a purchase yet, you freeloader you, browsing the luxury Italian leather goods is always free. Also today, the Charleston Music Club presents hip-hop violinist and composer Seth Gilliard.

Tuesday. Food writer and blogger Jenna Webber will sign copies of her book White Jacket Required: A Culinary Coming-of-Age Story.

Wednesday. Jennifer E. Michaels will sign her new book What is Love? My Question ... God's Answer, A Memoir About Overcoming Spiritual Abuse. The event will also feature original works of the author’s art on display.

Thursday. Sip on complimentary champagne and socialize with other fashionistas at the Style Boutique Trunk Show. Then don your best starred and spangled outfit for the Americans We Concert, a musical tribute to our country. The event will commemorate the sacrifice, heroism, energy and pride of being an American. Delve into the mystery of How to Communicate with Men, the topic of the Brown Bag Lunch Series’ next installment.

Friday. Check out the Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore Storytelling event. After listening to curator Cookie Washington tell the tales, peruse the fiber art portraying the scenes. Then watch African drummers and dancers as they frolic down King for the MOJA Arts Festival Caribbean Street Parade and Opening Ceremonies.

Saturday. Does that pesky tree in your front yard keep tipping over? Well, Trees SC has a workshop for you! Today they're hosting “Successful Tree Planting,” a workshop that will cover how to plant and care for trees in an urban environment.reFORM Studios is running their Fitness Boot Camp that morning too. Bring water, a towel and a friend to this total body workout.

Sunday. Head to a free flick at the Hippodrome by first time filmmaker and former public interest lawyer Susan Saladoff. Hot Coffee investigates American zeal for tort reform and the potential risk to legal rights and the civil justice system based on the infamous spilled coffee incident. Later, unwind with some laughs at the TROM (Tin Roof Open Mic) Comedy Night with free pizza.


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