Freeloaders: Top o' the free to you 

The week's best freebies, March 10-16

We don't know about you, but the warm weather this weekend had us loosening our purse strings more than we should have. But there's enough free events this week that we don't have to worry about spending any more bones and still be able to have a good time.

Monday The Gettysburg College Choir performs at the Unitarian Church in a free concert to support social justice programs.

Children's book author — and a 2013 Caldecott Honor for One Cool FriendToni Buzzeo stops by Ashley Hall.

Tuesday Get some laughs at comedy night at Cutty's.

Learn about an American basketball player who befriends a group of women in Iran and ends up offering them a safe spot for open discussions in The Iran Job.

The Charleston Academy of Music hosts another round of its mini concerts with Nikolai Svishev and Christine Arant performing jazz music. http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/rush-hour-mini-concerts-nikolai-svishev-and-christine-arant/Event?oid=4874968

Wednesday Celebrate Hump Day with guided meditation.

Thursday You probably won't have many opportunities to hear Malian music, which is why you should head to the Simons Center for the Arts' Recital Hall to check out Kokanko Sata Doumbia.

If you've got pipes like Beyonce, audition to sing the National Anthem at a RiverDogs game. Pre-registration is required.

The Michael Mitchell Gallery celebrates David Ryden's latest animal-inspired works. 

The comedians at Theatre 99 are testing out some of their new material, fo' free.

Friday Redux celebrates their new exhibit with an opening reception for The Space Between Things, which looks at the experience and poetics of space through drawing, painting, and installations.

Fashion Week starts next week, so get in some outfit planning at Cavortress' styling party.

Saturday St. Patrick's Day is on a Monday, but we're partying on Saturday to prolong the celebrations. Park Circle, Sullivan's Island, and Folly all have block parties.

Monster Music and Movies hosts the Charleston Record Expo.

Sunday Unplug and hit up some of the local county parks for free during their customer appreciation day.

Learn more about where your past and how to most accurately map your genealogy at the monthly genealogy meeting.
 

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