Freeloaders: Chill Out on the Cheap 

The week’s best freebies Nov. 17-23

Sometimes, the most fun free festivities are held outside. The weather might be a tad chilly, but that doesn’t mean our options for outdoor escapades are limited. While some of us are stoked to bundle up and spend the morning outside, others are like heat-seeking missiles, scurrying from one warm indoor area to the next. From bird watching and block parties to mustache competitions and free concerts, we’ve got a few good ideas for those of you on either side of the spectrum.  

Monday Attention aspiring musicians: check out In the Mix and listen to experts talk about their experience in the music industry.

Dr. Donald Shetler’s friends will perform a memorial concert, presented by the Charleston Music Club, in his honor.

If you’re looking to try something new, warm up those vocal chords and join other singers in Sacred Harp Singing, an American folk tradition.

Tuesday Drop by the Tattooed Moose to hear indie band Harpooner and maybe scrounge up a few bucks for a beer and some duck-fat fries.

Celebrate the College of Charleston's 15th anniversary of their study abroad program in Cuba with a screening of the film Bridge in the Mirror.

Wednesday Catch Americana folk artist Chris Boone at Southside 17.

If pop is more your thing, then swing by The Mill to hear power-pop duo A Fragile Tomorrow.

Local singer-songwriter Molly Durnin is playing at Locals Bar.

Thursday Flaunt your furry faces at the Moustache Phenomenon contest at My Father’s Moustache for a chance to win cash prizes.

Mingle with Charleston writers the LILA Monthly Meet-up at Muse and try The Sylvia Plath, a special drink made in celebration of the event.

Seeking Indigo’s Five Year Anniversary Party will feature free flash tattoos, complimentary Tarot card readings, and metabolic assessments. Don’t miss your chance to win a free spa day or goodie box.

Help raise awareness of violent crimes committed against transgender people by honoring the lives of those who fell victim to that violence at the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Friday Stop by Real Estate Studio for the reception of Arthur Newman’s new exhibit A Mini Retrospective.

Bars and restaurants south of Calhoun are coming together for the SoCal Block Party to help raise money for the Movember Foundation.

Don’t miss The Art Mecca of Charleston’s November Upper King Shop and Stroll, featuring three-time Pulitzer Prize photographer Richard Ellis and surreal photographer Danielle Fishburne.

The Vendue, Charleston’s Art Hotel, is featuring a free cocktail reception for I See a Pattern — a new art installation by Robert Lange Studios.

Take the time to see the Circumambulation II Art Show, which will present works by 29 artists of various mediums, at The Sparrow.

Musician Frank Delgado came all the way from Cuba to help the College continue their celebration of the Cuba Study Abroad Program.

Saturday If you have a stand-out ‘stache, head to Mex 1 for their Mustache Competition.

Spend Saturday morning bird watching as part of the Sewee Visitor Center’s Be a Bulls Bay Birding Buddy.

Peruse crafts and merchandise at the Whitney Lake Fall Festival and Craft Bazaar.

Meet award-winning cookbook author and food journalist, Holly Herrick and have your copy of The French Cook: Soups and Stews signed.

Sunday Audition for Flowertown Production’s Moon Light and Magnolias, a farcical look at the behind-the-scene birth of Gone with the Wind.

Meet and mingle with small farmers who exclusively sell produce that they grow on their land at the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market.


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