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Events for the week of March 28-April 3

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Don't be foolish, this week is packed with tons of free opportunities for fun. If you can find time between planning pranks check out some of the great events we've tracked down for you.


Peruse Julia Deckman's vibrant representations of flora and fauna currently on display at the Real Estate Studio.

The Corrigan Gallery presents photographs by John Moore in a show entitled 24 Photographs. From 11-5 stop by and experience the streets and buildings of Charleston with a focus on the rust that marks the passage of time.

Drink 'til it's funny at the Sparrow from 9:30-10:30 p.m.

Get a free sip of a premium bottle of wine at Bin 152 from 4 p.m.- 2 a.m. and if you like it, get a glass for $15.

Play Bingo for beer at Elliottborough Mini Bar from 7-10 p.m.


Come to the Charleston County Public Library at 6 p.m. for an introductory lecture on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation. Allow your mind to become silent, but remain fully awake.

Discuss all of the ways that food and nutrition affects your body and learn to improve your eating habits. Seminar begins at 6:30 p.m. at reForm Studios in North Charleston.

Head to Avondale and play Geeks Who Drink Trivia at Gene's from 8 p.m. -1 a.m.


Join the Charleston Library Society Book Club for their discussion of Ta-Nehesi Coates' Between the World and Me. RSVP to this event which starts at 10 a.m. at 164 King St.

Grab a pint or a growler at Craft Conundrum and enjoy a speakeasy-style open mic hosted by Oh Valentino. The singing, storytelling, beatboxing, comedy, and poetry will begin at 6 p.m.

Play Bingo with Lily at The Tin Roof and win free drinks, starting at 7 p.m.

Do trivia Cutty's Style starting at 8 p.m.


Well-respected lawyer Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative will give a lecture on American injustice and making a difference at the Sottile from 6-8 p.m.

Dr. Will Tuttle will deliver an inspiring talk about the food we choose and where it comes from. Learn how to make positive changes that promote wellness and wisdom in room 227 of Addlestone from 7-8:30 p.m.

The Halsey will host a screening of the documentary Earthcaster at 8 p.m. Butcher & Bee will provide free popcorn.

Coastal Coffee Roasters will host an open jam Acoustic Night from 7-9 p.m.


It is First Friday on Broad Street. Enjoy fine art, crafts, fashion, sculpture, jewelry and refreshments in the boutiques, galleries and bodegas on Gallery Row from 5-8 p.m. 

Celebrate the grand opening of Urban Flow Yoga with a party at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live music from Ryan Becknell and fresh bites from Verde.

Attend the largest free family event in the Charleston area for a day of rec games, live music, pony rides, climbing walls and inflatable slides. Hampton Park hosts The Wonderfest from 12-6 p.m.

Kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with live music and a silent auction at Holy City Brewing from 4-8 p.m. and help to raise funds for People Against Rape.

Charleston Artist Guild Gallery hosts Pat Forsberg for the opening of her show, The Painterly Still Life at 5 p.m.

Head to Fabulon for the opening reception of Hampton R. Olfus' show, Layers: A Parallel Complex Visual Entropy. Refreshments will be provided from 5-8:30 p.m.

If you missed Dr. Will Tuttle Thursday you have a second chance. Head over to Satang Yoga on Coleman Blvd. from 7-8:30 p.m.

The William & Mary women's chorus visits Grace United Methodist Church to sing songs in Yiddish, Latin, Russian, French, Chinese, and German. Show starts at 7p.m.

Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery hosts Exit Right, an exhibition featuring abstract works by Mark Bettis and Karen Weihs.


Stop by 4th Wall in Avondale for Le Lune Chien, a collection of art and animation from MOONDOG Animation Studios.

The Halsey Institute presents Young Contemporaries, the annual spring exhibition featuring work by current and recently graduated CofC students from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

From 12-5 p.m. enjoy a free tour and taste at Striped Pig Distillery.

The Cigar Factory, The Alley and Bay Street Biergarten host After Parties after the Bridge Run with food and drink specials for the runners. Enjoy live music and games as well.

Check out the Johns Island Farmers Market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and check out over 50 local farmers and artisans.


Check out the City Gallery's new exhibit Altered Narratives, featuring work from 12 photographers from across the U.S.

Chef Maya Morrill will be serving brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Orange Spot in Park Circle and Itinerant Literate Book will present three free story hours in the backyard.

Enjoy free sessions of Zen Meditation at Holy Cow Yoga Center from 7:45-10:15 a.m. 

Enjoy the V-Tones live and take free swing dance lessons starting at 6:30 p.m. at Prohibition on King Street.

The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market for and by Charlestonians will be in full swing at The Pour House from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


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