Freeloaders: Oh my gourd 

The week's best freebies, Oct. 21-27

Why wait to celebrate Halloween next week? We’re partying all week long with plenty of free music, team trivia, and of course plenty of chances to show off your really clever and hilarious costumes.

Monday: Start your week with the Monday Night Concert Series featuring Geronimo Oyenard.

The gluten free expo will give alternatives to those who are missing out on those biscuits at Red Lobster.

Monday means spoken word poetry and storytelling at open mic night at the East Bay Meeting House.

Judy Shepard, whose son Matthew was killed in a hate crime, speaks out against bullying at the Stern Center Ballroom.

Tuesday: Don't have much free time? Stop by the Rush Hour Mini Concerts for a short piano and clarinet performance. 

Or if organ music is more your style, then you can see Jason Pedeaux instead.
 
Tuesday should just be called trivia night. There's a double round of it at the Tin Roof. And Cutty's has some. And let's not forget
Sparians trivia

Wednesday: Who doesn't want to spend their free time cuddling with cute pets? If that's not even a question for you, maybe you should stop by Pet Helpers' volunteer orientation.

Remember what we said about Tuesdays being trivia days, Wednesdays seem to want to steal the title. Kickin' Chicken has team trivia
as well as Mac's Place

Sing your way through hump day at Trayce's Too karaoke night.

Thursday: Drink some wine while you browse the Upper King Street boutiques at the Upper King Street Design Walk.

Loosen up from the work week and gear up for all the exciting Halloween events by having a hearty laugh.

Grab a lunch and listen to presentations on women's issues at the Center for Women.
   
Head to the farm to watch Eating Alabama, which is not a short film about zombies but about one couple's journey to grow their own food locally and seasonally.

Friday: Celebrate diversity in Charleston by jammin’ out to some reggae in the Cistern on the College of Charleston campus. 

Talent Freaks, a web series showing artists' journeys, premieres at King Dusko. The featured artists' work will also be on display. The $5 wine and $1 off beer doesn't hurt either.

Grab some couch change and your old costumes to swap them for new ones for $1 (not exactly free, but pretty close). You might end up with a fabulous costume just in time for all the Halloween parties this weekend

Be prepared for some stiff competition at this costume contest. When there's cash involved, people are in it to win it. 

Recovery Room starts their Halloween celebrations on Friday with music and drink specials, not to mention a costume contest every night up until Halloween.

Saturday: Stop by the Harvest Festival and Block Party with costume contests, silent films, and the V- Tones playing some jams.

Put in a morning workout to balance out all the candy corn you've been eating. Free workout in the park and kids are welcome

Or you can work out in costume if you'd rather. BYOP as in bring your own pumpkin instead of dumbbells.

Free beer, face painting, and costume and pumpkin carving contests make for a good Saturday. You stopped reading after "free beer", didn't you?

Tattooed Moose's Halloween celebrations are back with live music and a costume contest.

Stop by Monster Music for live music, a costume contest, and pumpkin carving — gourds included.

Tell ghost stories around the campfire on IOP.

Sunday:  Have you always wanted to learn mixed martial arts? Schola Saint George is your guy!

Have a horror movie night with Mad River — free popcorn too!
 

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