Freeloaders: ChART your course 

The week's best freebies June 20-26

Tuesday: If you think you have the musical or comedic chops for performance, take advantage of open mics at The Drop In or Fiddler’s Green. Or if you need the help of a teleprompter, try karaoke at Grindz, Jack’s Place, or Max and Henry’s.

Wednesday: Enjoy another night of Starlight Cinema at Freshfields Village. Bring your blankets and enjoy a screening of Despicable Me.

Thursday: Mueller’s Pub hosts LACHEN Loudly Comedy Night. Hosted by Moey Conway, the free show will include sets from Donald Lozen, Shon Kennedy, Michael Clayton, and Justin Cook. For a more serious evening, enjoy the opening of Deborah Sisco new collection of oil paintings. For the conspiracy theorists among us, check out the screening of The Truth is Out There. The movie, starring former “Lone Gunman”  Dean Haglund of The X-Files, examines what life is like so closely identified with a particular role. After the screening, debate who really killed Kennedy during a Q&A with director Phil Leirness. I am convinced it was Colonel Mustard with a wrench in the billiard room.  

Friday: Unwind after a long week with a tour of Rick McClure’s Tranquility art show. The collection is composed of peaceful oil paintings meant to inspire feelings of quiet and calm. Movies at the Mt. Pleasant Pier screens cult classic The Goonies.   

Saturday: Is your Huffy feeling a bit wobbly? Take it down to Bike Safety Day for free bike and helmet inspections and bike safety lessons. Once the 10-speed is fixed up, pedal over to Avondale in West Ashley for the Gimme Change: ChART Outdoor Initiative Mural Block Party. The block party will showcase urban art installations with a little flavor provided by food trucks and live Djs. Insect enthusiasts are invited to Cypress Gardens for an Insect Appreciation Talk and Walk, hosted by garden director Dwight Williams.

Sunday: Normal entrance fees at Fort Moultrie will be waved in celebration of Carolina Day. The day’s program includes an Army Band concert and a presentation by local historian Doug MacIntyre. A wing-eating contest, date auction, live music, and fiery cocktails will honor the Charleston Fire Department and the St. Andrews Firefighter Community at the Firefighter Fundraising Event. If you win the date auction, take them to Movies on the Green for a free date. Get there by dusk to see The Rolling Stone Rock and Roll Circus.



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