Freeloaders: Summertime and the livin' is free-sy 

Free events for the week of June 20-26

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Sam Spence

Happy first day of summer, y'all. The sun is out, the sky is blue, and we're feelin' free as a bird. Speaking of free ... You know the drill. Read on for all things free in Charleston this week.


Enjoy the musical stylings of singer-songwriter Clayton Louis at The Dinghy Taproom and Kitchen Jam out to Emerald Empire at Tin Roof beginning at 8 p.m.

Kick back to the country tunes of Nathan Salley at Red's Ice House Seabrook at 6 p.m.

Pop on over to Butcher & Bee for the Canary Islands Wine Tasting from 4 to 5 p.m.

Join authors Herb Frazier, Dr. Bernard Edward Powers Jr., and Marjory Wentworth for the We Are Charleston fundraiser at the Main Library at 6 p.m.

Allow yourself to be transported by Joanna Biondolillo during A Visit to Cuba at the Tara Vis Gallery from 7 to 8 p.m. as part of the Charleston Center for Photography's Community Lecture Series.

All yoga levels are welcome to attend this session as Barbara Halpern will conduct Summer Solstice Yoga to benefit the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation for Education and Civic Engagement.


All are invited to witness the branch renaming and dedication ceremony in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd at St. Andrew's Regional Library at 9 a.m.

Swing by Red's Ice House to listen to the country tunes of Chase Martin at 7:30 p.m.

Folk fans are welcome to jam out one the deck with Steven Sandifer and Whitt Algar & Friends 6 p.m. at The Pour House.

Bring your kids to A Birthday Celebration for Literacy 4 p.m. at St. Andrew's Regional Library in honor of Cynthia Graham Hurd's birthday.

Come party in the park with David Nail, Drake White, and Tucker Beathard 6 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.

It's Trivia Tuesday! A name we made up. Get your trivia on at SIP Tap Room from 7-9 p.m. Play trivia at Sip Tap Room on Folly Road from 7 to 9 p.m. and enjoy $15 bottomless wine or champagne.


Be transported by Mack to the Future 6 p.m. at Loggerhead's Beach Grill.

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

Head over to Main Library from 6 to 7:30 pm. to learn about McLeod Plantation, Charleston's newest historic site.

Head to the Principle Gallery from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to see A Tribute to the Emanuel Nine: A Portrait Project.

Try out Pivotal Fitness now through June 30 — they're offering a week of free classes.

Tides Movie Night starts when the sun goes down, around 8 p.m. Tonight's flick is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.


Celebrate multiculturalism at Calling All Colors from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mother Emanuel AME Church.

Come listen to recorded interviews and live testimonies from local veterans at Terrace Theater from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Celebrate Caribbean culture from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Carifest Symposium and Opening Reception at the College of Charleston School of Professional Studies.

Come to the Main Library at 6 p.m. to watch Secrets of War as part of Film Movement Thursday.

Goth enthusiasts can dance the night away at Oblivion Goth Night at 9 p.m.


Listen to the discussion of the racial justice panel Voices from the Valley at Mother Emanuel AME Church from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy art and music at the White Party at the Mitchell Hill Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. Please note, there is a suggested $10 donation at the door.

Rock out to the Officials as Part of the Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Crowfield Golf and Country Club from 6 to 9 p.m.

The City Market is open Nights now through Dec. 17 Fridays-Sundays. Shop dozens of vendors and snag some free snack samples.

Palmetto Brewery's loading dock series is family- and pet-friendly, and full of free live music. The show kicks off at 6 p.m.


Check out two farmers markets this Saturday. Pop over to Marion Square from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast foods and local goodies then check out the year round Johns Island Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come celebrate Berlin's Restaurant Supply's 30th Anniversary with a food truck rodeo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All are welcome to listen to Shapenote Singing at Circular Congregational Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

Head over to Mother Emanuel AME Church for Morning Grace: Coming Home to Mother, a gospel concert, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Jam to Jazz on the Rocks with Todd Beals and Friends 8 p.m. at Finz Bar and Grill.


Check out cool vintage apparel at Thrifters + Drifters Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rutledge Cab Co.

Chill out with the Zen Meditation Group at Holy Cow Yoga Center at 7:45 a.m.

Check out the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market for and by locals behind the Pour House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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


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