Freeloaders: 26 free ways to spend your free time in Charleston this week 

Events for the week of Feb. 25 - March 3

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Living in Charleston also means sometimes being broke. Don’t fret, there are plenty of fun things to do that won’t cost you a dime (and we’ve picked some of the best ones).

Monday

Enjoy an evening of bingo, brewskies and great prizes at Low Tide Brewery at 7 p.m.

Try your hand at Live Trivia at Ms. Rose’s at 7 p.m. The trivia is presented by Grey Matter Games and winners get house cash.

Create your own superhero or graphic novel character and have the chance to win a copy of Aquaman at the Superhero Showdown at 10 a.m. all week through the month of March.

Tuesday

Celebrate Black History Month, create a homemade ironwork-themed craft, and learn  at Local Legends: A Celebration of Gullah Geechee History at 11 a.m.

Get a little tipsy this Tuesday at FortyEight-A Wine Bar’s weekly free wine tastings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Free with a $2 donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank)

Test your smarts with Team Trivia featuring live music between questions at the Palmetto Flats Restaurant & Tavern between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Wednesday

Join the Lowcountry Stargazers for their weekly Astronomy in the Park from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. where everyone is invited to experience the beauty of the universe.

Experience the soothing tone of a gong, quiet music and some vocal guidance with gong meditation at 6:30 p.m.

Release all the stress from the beginning of the week with Silent Disco Yoga at 6 p.m. All attendees will also get a $5 happy hour on beer after to fully unwind.

Belt your heart at with karaoke at Smoke BBQ from 8 p.m. through 11 p.m. They’ll be selling cheap beer to give you some liquid confidence, too.

Thursday

Center yourself before the weekend with Sunset Yoga at 6 p.m. on Folly Beach.

Get a curator-led tour of the Halsey Institute’s newest exhibit Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South at 6 p.m.

Listen to local artists jam it out at the Battle of the Bands for 98 Rockfest from 7:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m.

Bring your kids to a Meet & Greet with Charlie the Riverdog from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. at East Bay Deli.

Friday

Peruse all the gorgeous art Charleston has to offer at First Fridays on Broad from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Listen to Mayor Pat read The Cat in the Hat in honor of Read Across America at 10:30 a.m.

After, head over and see Mount Pleasant Fire Chief Herb Williams read a book during a story time to celebrate Dr. Seuss' 115th birthday at 11 a.m.

Get your groove on with the R&B dance party Night Moves from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday

Take a walking tour led by a local ranger at 11 a.m. through the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site to learn more about the famed Snee Farm and Charleston plantation culture.

Look through all the vintage merch from Red Rose at the Park Cafe from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their weekly Brunch & Vintage.

Drink a little bubbly and gawk at exquisite art with live music playing at the Gypsy Mélange’s First Saturdays at the Grand Bohemian from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn more about the ancient art of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali the first saturday of every month at Sutra Sangha at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday

Come in your PJs and cozy up with a book at Itinerant Literate Books’ Daily Story Time at 10:30 a.m.

Take the kids and their stuffed animals friends to the park for face painting, live music and crafts at the Teddy Bear Picnic from 1:30 p.m. through 4 p.m.

Work on your fitness as you Run For Your Lunch (and Margaritas!) at Taco Boy at 11 a.m.

Help keep our beaches clean at the Folly Beach Cleanup from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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