Freeloaders: Penniless Lane 

The week's best freebies, Oct. 7-13

Artistically, we get why the Beatles went with Penny Lane — it just sounds better. But financially our vote goes to penniless lane. Go ahead and sing along to the Fab Four, but feel good knowing that all of these events won't cost you a cent.

Monday Dust off the poetry you keep hidden in your journal and come share it at open mic night at the East Bay Meeting House:

The Meeting Place will keep Images From a Restless Mind on view through the end of the month. The exhibit is inspired by social commentary and pop culture.

CofC students get special discount of “free,” when they get to see Micah Gangwer perform on the violin for zero dollas.

Tuesday It's a big week for The Walking Dead. There's the TV premiere this weekend, and a new comic is released. Come to the midnight release of The Walking Dead #115 issue and nerd out with fellow “Walkers.”

Check out some flautists at the free mini concert at Charleston Academy of Music.

Robbie Chan performs classical guitar selections at St. Luke’s. 

Laughter is the best medicine. And Cutty's comedy night is the medicine that doesn’t require Obamacare.

Did you know that Summerville calls itself the birthplace of sweet tea? Now you do. Learn more fun facts at the Sweet Tea Trail launch.

Sometimes you just want to give some snaps. Bakehouse's open mic night will let you get snap happy. 

Or maybe you want some applause of your own at Big John's karaoke night with Tigger.

Wednesday It seems like Wednesday is trivia day. You've got some options with Mac’s Place and Kickin' Chicken.  

Singer/songwriter Hunter Ford will be at Hunley’s Tavern.

Ted McKee plays at Manny’s for some mid-week tunes.

The 827 hosts open mic poetry night.

Thursday Slow Food Charleston shows Grow!, a film on sustainable farms, at — wait for it — a farm. Bring a picnic and share with your new friends and fellow film goers.  

Stop by the North Charleston Famers Market before the film and stock up for your movie treats.

Missed other open mic nights throughout the week? Hit up Parson Jack’s Café to belt some out.

Fingers crossed you get a lucky card at Kickin' Chicken's bingo night.

Friday Anna Journey discusses her poetry at the Charleston Library Society. 

That BIG Book Sale is gonna be huge. 

Free yoga? Yes, please. 

Folly Beach Farm and Artist Market sets up shop on Friday night.

Saturday Shop crafts and art along the Ashley River at Autumn on the Ashley. It's free to browse, and a pretty view makes spending money hurt a little less.

Crash the Avondale open house party.

Who wants a free tattoo? Roses and Ruins is giving away tattoos at its grand opening celebration. Maybe some oysters will get you in the mood. 

Take your drink to go at Follypalooza, which doubles as a cancer benefit and a street fair. 

Sunday Now that it's not 100 degrees outside, Second Sundays are the best part of the month. 

Sing your way into the new week at Barsa Tapas Lounge's open mic night.

Kick off your week with some healthy eating at Julie and Charles Mayfield's gluten-free cookbook signing and demo.


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