Freeloaders: Flooded with freebies 

Events for the week of Mon. April 24-April 30

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If you made it through the flooded Crosstown this morning without crying, screaming, or spilling boiling hot coffee onto your lap, first of all, congrats. Now celebrate those April showers with this week's totally free happenings.

Monday

Get that beach bod ready with Les Mills BodyCombat, part of O2 Fitness Club's free shape-up series, at McMahon Park at 6 p.m.

PBR Week starts today, with a PBR toast at Rec Room to celebrate it's nine year anniversary.

Tuesday

Get schooled about all the ins and outs of homeownership at this Origin SC Cocktails and Closings event, held at Avondale Wine and Cheese starting at 5:30 p.m.

Check out works by the South Carolina Watermedia Society at North Charleston's City Gallery from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday

Lunge over that mid-week hump with another Les Mills BodyCombat session at 6 p.m. at McMahon Park.

Peruse local wares and meet the makers at Cannon Green's Makers + Shakers event from 5 to 7 p.m.

Take a trip to the Edisto Arts and Crafts Market, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bay Creek Park.

Test your knowledge and chow down on some Venezuelan hot dogs at this Charles Towne Fermentory trivia night from 6 to 10 p.m.

Thursday

Check out work by mixed-media artist Eva Magill-Oliver and ceramicist Laura Cooke at Mitchell Hill Gallery from 4 to 9 p.m.

Watch the free screening of Middleton Place's documentary Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place at the Charleston Museum at 6 p.m.

Head to Twisted Cypress Brewing between 4 and 8 p.m. for this Pint of Hope event benefitting Lowcountry AIDS Services.

Carlo's Calligraphy and pressed flower designer Southern Bloom Press pop up at Striped Pig Distillery from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Get in the football spirit at Deja Vu II starting at 8 p.m. for a draft party.

Hit up the Hanahan Gym and show off your table tennis skills from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Friday

Listen to Charleston Museum chief curator Grahame Long and Charleston poet laureate Marcus Amaker speak about Dave the Potter, a South Carolina slave potter and poet.

Type Hike, a design show featuring posters created by three local design firms, opens at The Southern at 6:30 p.m. (just for the weekend, though so be sure to check it out).

It's not too late to peruse the goods at One Love Collective, a pop-up shop at One Love Design House, held through April 30, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Don't Mess With the Tiger — the band that is — plays at Lagunitas at 4:20 p.m.

Rush over to the Murray Center to hear free music from the Terranova piano trio as part of CofC's rush hour concert series, at 6 p.m.

The Palmetto Loading Dock series features live music, food trucks, and plenty of beer, kicking off at 6 p.m.

Saturday

Show that you care about Mother Earth at the Charleston People's climate march, which kicks off at The Royal American at 9 a.m.

The Brew Cellar and Itinerant Literate team up to celebrate independent bookstore day with a day of book and literature-themed events from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

Head to Dorchester Road Regional Library at 11 a.m. for the El Dia de Los Ninos/ El Dia de Los Libres celebration of diversity and literacy.

Redolence plays acoustic music at Banana Cabana at noon.

Get your fill of punk jams at The Tin Roof at 9 p.m. with SHEHEHE, Soda City Riot, and Hale Bopp Astronauts.

Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre hosts Fido Fest, fun for the whole family, from 12-3 p.m.

Sunday

Rec Room celebrates nine years with PBR week, featuring a big ol' party with games, food, and prizes this Sunday.

The City Gallery currently has a show, Slightly Askew, on display, featuring works from Rebecca Davenport and Cabell Heyward.

Get your brunch on at the Sunday Brunch farmers market, held behind the Pour House from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The 30th annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.

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