Freeloaders: Prolonged Winter 

The week's best freebies, Feb. 4-9

Charleston iced itself in last week with the cancellations and closed bridges. While we loved our snow day party, we're pretty pumped to have the whole city functioning again. And of course we're even more excited to explore our city fo' free.

Tuesday Don’t let the name fool you. The art display entitled Fifty Shades of Grey: Drawings and Etchings doesn’t feature whips, chains, and poor sentence structure. Head down to Ann Long Fine Art to see this collection exclusively featuring black and white charcoal sketches.

Bingo is getting the rock star treatment. Basico is turning things up by combining classic bingo with music trivia for prizes like concert tickets and cold hard cash.

Wednesday Catch the art of New York Times noteworthy artist Jody Zellen at its temporary home at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art

Rebekah Jacob Gallery is offering a glimpse of our Southern past. This special presentation includes the photography talents of Walker Lee and Jack Leigh.

Tin Roof is on to something with combining bingo and curry. Partake in this combination that could potentially be as harmonious as chocolate and peanut butter.

Thursday Get on a first name basis with who could be the new face of the Charleston classical music scene. Charleston Symphony Orchestra candidate Lawrence Loh is holding a meet and greet at the Charleston Library Society.

Witness local artists step up to the plate at the Goose Creek Artists Guild annual judged show.

Hear professor of sustainability Angela Halfarce speak about conservation and preservation in her lecture called "A Delicate Balance: Conservation and Cultural Preservation in the South Carolina Lowcountry."

Friday Indulge after a long week at Sip N’ Shop-Girl’s Night Out. Vendors will set up shop next to a selection of hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
First Friday has found it’s way to Broad Street. Sip some wine and stroll the art galleries to get your weekend off to a cultured — and free — start.

Charleston-born artist W. Case Jernigan is exhibiting Travelogue, pieces that are inspired by world travels and discovery.

Just say ‘no’ to twerking and ‘yes’ to shagging with free lessons at Zeus Grill & Seafood

Saturday Blue Heron Apothecary and Twenty Six Divine are throwing the ultimate comfort fest. Take a free meditation class and then head next door for a delicious spread.

Drinking and spelling don't always produce the best results, but it sure can be entertaining. Watch as wannabe spelling masters take on the Tin Roof’s adult spelling bee.

Throw down in honor of the Barbeque Joint’s Sixth Anniversary. Celebration includes an oyster roast and bluegrass ambiance from bands like the Dunder Chiefs.

Add basket weaving to your list of special skills after you attend Sewee Visitor Center’s seminar.

Money Rocks Charleston is looking out for all you aspiring fiscally responsible individuals (post-grads included). Attend this seminar that will teach you budgeting for dummies.

Sunday Wrap up the week with crafts and comedy courtesy of Rock Paper Scissors and Dusty Slay.

It's Second Sunday time. And as an additional bonus, the Gibbes Museum is free this Sunday too.

 

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