Freeloaders: Kicking off MOJA 

This week's best freebies

Monday. To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, a traveling exhibit featuring paintings by artist Frida Kahlo will be on display in the Charleston County Public Library's downtown branch gallery. The renowned Mexican painter's works are viewable beginning today and will be downtown until Oct. 5. Another art-related free event for Mon. is the start of Redux's semi-annual Double Vision Lecture Series. This evening's speakers delivering 30-minute presentations are painter Ben Timpson and Charleston Waterkeeper's Cyrus Buffum. After the presentations, a Q&A session will be held. Social will provide wine to guests before each week's lecture.

Tuesday. Gallery Chuma on John Street is hosting the reception of Gullah Memories, an exhibition of the newest collection of acrylic on paper paintings. The original collection by Jonathan Green is a visual representation of Gullah culture.

Wednesday. Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Mt. Pleasant and West Ashley are celebrating National Ballroom Dance Week with week-long activities including group classes, special events, and public dance parties.

Thursday. Voodoo Tiki Bar and Lounge is hosting Lunacy, an anything-goes night of fun mixed with debauchery. The party starts after dark and clothing is optional. DJ Birdflu and Jeff ET are in charge of the tunes and John Pundt will be escorting his team of models for this 21 and over affair. Since this is Freeloaders, it must be mentioned this event is free if and only if you show up in costume.

Friday. Take the kids to the Free Friday Family Fest, and there's Conjuring Whimsy at Alchemy Coffee. And MOJA kicks off with its opening ceremonies.

Saturday. Start your MOJA experience off right at Heritage Day.

Sunday. Stop by Alluette's Jazz Cafe for some reggae and Caribbean rhythms to help ease into the workweek at Reggae Sundays.



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