Freeloaders: 25 ways to save some green in Charleston this week 

Weather whiplash

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Ah, April. Try to keep from getting whiplash from the weather that isn't sure what it wants to be and save a few bucks with these free events. 


Learn more about the music industry from CofC alumni currently in the biz at In the Mix: Live! at 6:30 p.m in the Simons Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

Kick your work week off with some the chance to win some fun (and free) prizes at Low Tide Bingo at 7 p.m.

Celebrate the accomplishments of female CofC students and munch on free food as they present their research at Feminism in Motion from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.


Sweat out all the Monday blues with a yoga and sweatworking fitness event at 5 p.m. at CorePower Yoga.

Learn more about the benefits of yoga and meditation at Mind your body. Embody your mind. at 7 p.m. at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.


Look up at the universe with the Lowcountry Stargazers at Astronomy in the Park starting at 5 p.m.

Work up a sweat by running over the midweek hill with the SWEAT Spring Fitness Series starting at 6 p.m.

Keep calm and carry on with some gong meditation starting at 6:30 p.m at Meditate: A Center for Healing Arts.


In honor of the upcoming bridge run, Blue Bicycle Books will host a reading of their staffer’s works at 6 p.m.

Relax your body and get ready for the weekend with Sunset Yoga at 6 p.m. at the Regatta Inn.


Listen to a fun piece of history at Itinerant Literate Bookshop’s Daily Story Time at 10:30 a.m.

Meet the other runners who are getting over the bridge at the Cooper River Bridge Run Meet & Greet at 4 p.m. at Baker and Brewer. 

Look at all the art galleries Charleston is known for with First Fridays on Broad starting at 5 p.m.

See the latest artwork from Marilyn Sparks & Christine Patterson and meet them at their opening reception at 5 p.m. in the Grand Bohemian Gallery.

Have fun at a festival with Flowertown Friday Night, starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. – or when you want it to.

Party all night with some R&B tunes at Night Moves starting at 10 p.m.


Center yourself before the start of a new week with Guided Meditation for Beginners starting at 9:30 a.m. at Meditate: A Center for Healing Arts.

Spend some hours looking at all the fresh produce Charleston has to offer at the Johns Island Farmers Market from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Watch a live art demonstration, see gorgeous works for sale and taste some delicious wine at the Grand Bohemian Hotel’s First Saturdays of Gypsy Mélange from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Take a walk through the market after hours with the Charleston City Night Market at 6:30 p.m. Looking is free, but you’ll probably be tempted to buy a thing or two.

Culture yourself by learning about the ancient wisdom of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali at 6:30 p.m. with Sutra Sangha.


Take a walking tour led by a park ranger at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site at 11 a.m.

Shop local and eco-friendly at the Thrifters + Drifters Spring Market at 11 a.m.

Learn how to use your phone camera to better your Insta feed with photo walks run by Apple employees from 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Test your music knowledge with Name the Music Trivia starting at 3 p.m.


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