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Events for the week of April 18-24

click to enlarge Springtime in Hampton Park c. 1930-1945

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Springtime in Hampton Park c. 1930-1945

Celebrate Earth Day all week long with this list of freebies we have found for you. Support local industry, clean up a marsh bank, plant a tree, party with Pet Helpers, watch a movie in the park, see a mini horse wedding and bless the fleet all for free this week.


The deck at the Pour House will host Rodeo Clown for a night of Grateful Dead tribute jams starting at 6 p.m.

Drink 'til it's Funny at the Sparrow starting at 9:30 p.m.

East Bay Meeting House hosts the Monday Night Poetry and Music Open Mic starting at 8 p.m.

Get a free taste of some super fancy wine at Bin 152 and buy a glass for $15 if the mood strikes.

Play Bingo for free beer at Mini Bar and jam to a mix of blues from 7 to 10 p.m.


From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. check out Altered Narratives and explore historical photographic methods at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. 

Songs for Seeds is a weekly rockin' kids music class that encourages children up to age six to sing, dance and play songs in a three piece band at Dance Carolina from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.

GALA Desserts hosts Truth Is.... Avondale's only curated talent showcase every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Show us what you've got.

From 3:30 to 7 p.m. enjoy great local eats, produce, and art at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market.

Play trivia at Sip Tap Room on Folly Road from 7 to 9 p.m. and enjoy $15 bottomless wine or champagne. Also, there will be free peanuts you guys. You heard right. Free. Peanuts.


From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. experience abstract works by Mark Bettis and Karen Weihs at The Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery.

Embrace your inner old lady and play Bingo with Lily at the Tin Roof starting at 7 p.m. and win a free drink or two.

Stargaze after dinner with the family at Brittlebank and learn something, weather permitting...

Play trivia, Cutty's style starting at 8 p.m. Bring your pup and win free drinks.


Head to Coastal Coffee Roasters for a night of acoustic jams. Open mic starts at 7 p.m.

Intelligently discuss feminism with like minded folks at the Blacklock House on Bull Street.

Soak up some fine art and jazz in the courtyard of the Reinert Gallery on King Street from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Felix Davis Community Center hosts a night of Scottish Country Dance from 7 to 9 p.m.


Catch a free movie in Marion Square, hopefully the rain won't ruin all the fun this week. Ant Man starts at 8 p.m. but the food trucks will be ready and the fun will start around 6 p.m.

From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the International Longshoremen's Association Enough Pie presents "Fully Awake," a feature length documentary about Black Mountain College. 

The Halsey Institute presents Young Contemporaries, the annual spring exhibition of work by students and recent grads. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Tin Roof will host the Oblivion Goth Dance Party starting at 9 p.m.

Theatre 99 hosts a long-form improv tournament with 18 improv groups competing. Catch the first installment this week starting at 10 p.m.


Charleston County's Annual Earth Day celebration educates Lowcountry residents about some environmental issues in a fun way, with food and interactive fun at the Riverfront Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

At Summers Corner, a community that prizes gardens and an unfiltered unplugged lifestyle, you can celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Day has finally arrived everyone. Moon Over My Annie and Smarty Pants (two adorable Mini Horses) will take the plunge and finally, after years of being inseparable pasture mates, they are getting married. LEARN Farm will host a family friendly festival in Hollywood from 12-4 p.m. It'll be worth the drive, we swear.

Check out the annual IOP Yard Sale where locals can buy or sell used goodies from 8 a.m to 12 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. enjoy an intriguing collection of phenomenal mixed media works of artist by Hampton R. Olfus Jr. at Fabulon—Center for Art and Education.

Pick up litter around the Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park from 9 to 11 a.m. and make a difference this Earth Day.

Check out local vendors and food purveyors at the Cigar Factory's Spring Fling Pop-Up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pet Helpers with host the first annual Fido Fest, a pet friendly event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring a Fido marketplace with vendors like Hairy Winston, Camp Bow Wow, and My Three Dogs, a Fido photo booth, doggie caricatures, and doggie paw painting.


Enjoy three half hour rounds of free Zen Meditation at Holy Cow in the South Windermere Shopping Center from 7:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Get a classic cocktail and enjoy some free swing dance lessons at Prohibition on King Street starting at 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a kid and pet friendly flea market style warehouse sale every Sunday by Celadon.

Head to the deck at the Pour House for an evening of Phish covers by Runaway Gin.

Grab some brunch at the Lot and check out the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market around back from 11 a.m. to 3p.m.

The 29th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter pay tribute to our local fishing and shrimping industry form 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.


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