Freeloaders: Musical Chairs 

The week's best freebies, Nov.4-10

Who's already started playing Christmas music and picking out their turkeys? We only have a few weeks before Thanksgiving, but until then, we've rounded up the best free activities to do while you wait.

Monday Pizza Party! Technically, this is a fundraiser to help One Love Designs get their new space, but I'm sure you could sneak in on the action 

Come listen to this historical talk about Charleston in Confederate America.

Tuesday The Charleston Virtuosi ensemble will attempt to woo you with their melodies on strings. 

Amy Tan will perform classical music. Because if your Tuesday is anything like ours, it's really been lacking some Beethoven.

Charleston has some pretty stellar local artisians and crafters, so why not go see their hard work on display? 

Two- or four- heads are better than one. Get your team together for some trivia at Cutty's and Sparians. Switch up your trivia game at  Basico, where music trivia is combined with Bingo.

Wednesday National Book Award finalist Kevin Young will read exerpts form his book of poetry and prose. 

Martin Fletcher, a NBC news correspondent, says shalom and other things about his new book as the JCC remembers Kristallnacht. 

Sample Christmas confections from local vendors at the open house for Charleston Sweets Gourmet.

Thursday Interested in sustainable living? Recycling and compost experts will share their knowledge. Art from recycled goods will also be available for purchase. 

Come laugh a little. Or better yet, share some jokes of your own. 

Artist Hampton R. Olfus will provide a special demo of pen and ink along with refreshments.

Friday Susan Meyers discusses her book that actually began as a series of poems.

Free yoga and potluck. Your tummy will thank you for both. 

Saturday If you find yourself with lots of energy on Saturday, Governor's Park will have lots of adrenaline pumping activities including a climbing wall and mechanical bull. 

It's free to browse, but if you have a few dollars, you should come see if you can find some deals at this city wide yard sale, otherwise known as the Whale of a Sale.

Get your culture on with a musical art event. Auto-Banh food truck and Holy City Brewing will be there too. 

Bring your little one to Wonder Works for their Neighborhood Toy Store Day. Free toys and plenty of kid friendly activities.

Free massages and acupuncture? Sign us up.

We're hosting the City Paper Music Awards. Stop by and hang out on the deck for the free part of the show, or pay $8 and party like rock stars at the after party.

Sunday It's a Second Sunday Sunday, so get outside and enjoy all the shops and locals.

Wanna go to a book signing that only features cookbooks? That's oddly specific, but we have one of those here

The Jazz Vespers celebrate Jack Arthur McCray, a fellow jazz advocate. 

This wind ensemble concert will blow you away.

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