Freeloaders: Spoleto's on the horizon 

The week's best freebies, May 23-30

MONDAY. Head to the Main Library for their lecture America’s Forgotten Wars: The Korean War.

TUESDAY. Mixson continues its free movies series with Into the Wild, and the Charleston Poetry Series continues as well.

WEDNESDAY. Annalise Morelli performs at the Special Hearts for Special Needs Benefit Concert for the Coastal Center PGA, taking place at Brett’s Roadside Kitchen. It’s free entry, but you should empty your pockets anyway. Fiber installation The Caged Heart opens at the Old City Jail.

THURSDAY. Tonight marks the beginning of free Piccolo and Spoleto (but really, mostly Piccolo) activities. Art shows Winter Stories, Kcymaerxthaere, and Contemporary Charleston: Under the Radar all open tonight. There's also the pre-festival cocktail party at Cone 10 Studios and John Dunnan has the opening for his retrospective at his gallery.

FRIDAY. Spoleto kicks off with a bang with its opening ceremonies. Starting today, Freshfields Village hosts three Memorial Day concerts. Composer Evan Mazunik, director of New Music Collective guest ZAHA, will hold a workshop. SCOOP’s Stop Making Fence show has its closing reception, which is part of Spoleto Soleil, free events held nightly during the 17 days of Spoleto and hosted by downtown’s Gallery Row.

SATURDAY. Artist Eames Demetrios will show off his plaque at the Old City Jail for Kcymaerxthaere. Today and Sunday, FUEL is celebrating their third anniversary with a cornhole tournament, a skateboarding competition, live music, and a shoe drive. Will Culp is signing copies of Better Off Dad at Blue Bicycle Books, and Sheri Castle will be at Charleston Cooks!

And these are just (mostly) the non-Spoleto activies. Frankly, there’s so many of those that I’m too lazy to list them. Check ‘em out here.



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