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Events for the week of Sept. 18-24

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Today really feels like a Monday, doesn't it? After two three-day weekends in a row we're struggling to get back into the weekday groove. You know what really helps with that transition? Free stuff, baby. Read on for all the haps around town.

Monday

Catch a screening of Beauty and the Beast at the Sottile Theater starting at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy goods from the free popcorn bar.

Listen to transgender activist, National Press Secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, and the first openly transgender speaker at a major political party convention Sarah McBride at the College of Charleston New Science Building from 7 to 9 p.m. McBride will share her story and reflect on the current state of the LGBTQ movement.

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art manager of exhibitions and public programs Bryan Granger leads a discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. about the concept of landscapes in art.

Tuesday

Greece born artist Vassiliki Falkehag discusses her latest installation, Changing Index, at Redux from 6 to 8 p.m.

Prominent Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen speaks on the subject of the Trump presidency at the College of Charleston from 6 to 9 p.m.

Lisen to Mike Mixon live at JohnKing starting at 9:30 p.m.

Stop by the King of Pops table on the Cougar Mall and get a free popsicle in exchange for a donation Immokalee disaster relief (Immokalee is a small community in Florida that was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma).

Charleston Cycle Chicks Meet at D'Alls at 5:45 p.m. and ride to Sullivan's Island and back. Pizza and beer encouraged post ride.

Wednesday

Listen to the soothing sounds of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Brass at the West Ashley Farmers Market at Ackerman Park. The market runs from 3 to 7 p.m.

Join the Alliance for Full Acceptance and guest speaker Senator Marlon Kimpson at the Charleston Marriott from 5:45 to 8 p.m. for a Pride Week discussion.

Kate Moon Yoga hosts another donation-based group run and yoga flow starting at 6 p.m. at White Point Garden.

Pedal over to Affordabike for an urban mountain ride through the city followed by beer and D'Alls 'za.

Thursday

Summerville's sixth annual sweet tea festival takes place on main street from 4 to 9 p.m. with food vendors, live music, and tons of sweet tea.

Photogs: check out Camera Works Cafe at Redux from 6 to 8 p.m. Spearheaded by Mark Stetler, this open discussion bring together arts and photography.

Sumter, S.C. singer/songwriter Brendan Kirby plays at Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl from 7 to 9 p.m.

SpeakUP: Call for Collaboration takes place at Redux at 5 p.m. Bring your most creative ideas ... for example, there will be a poetry gathering at the Joseph Floyd Manor, a residence for elders on King & Mt. Pleasant Street. In late September, local poet Matt Foley will lead a workshop to create poetry about HOME and PLACE. The next class, key text will be put into artwork that will hang on the curated art wall in the main lobby of this public residence.

Bring your little ones to East Bay Deli for a magical night with Storybrook Encounters. Kids eat free and Rapunzel and Captain America will make their appearance between 5 and 7 p.m.

Friday

Check out Jared Bramblett's art opening at the Music Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit, Urbanities, is a collection of observations on urban oddities that Bramblett has collected from Charleston and abroad.

Plane Jane plays a free show at Southern Root Smokehouse starting at 8 p.m.

The City of Hanahan plays Moana at the Hanahan City Amphitheater starting at 7:30 p.m.

Bring your filthy fido to the grand opening of The Dog Wash on Line Street. There will be a tarot card reading, designer dog biscuits, and more.

Celebrate Charleston Pride at Taco Boy with DJ Trevor starting at 6 p.m. Taco Boy is donating a portion of proceeds from the evening to Pride.

Saturday

After a week of Pride events — from drag brunches to comedy shows to interfaith services — you'll want to don your rainbow suspenders and throw some glitter on a poster for this strut through downtown. Basically a mobile party with awesome people, the parade runs through the middle of the peninsula, starting at 9 a.m. at Ann Street, weaving down King to Broad, and ending at Colonial Lake.

After the parade, head to Brittlebank Park for a festival with vendors, food trucks, libations, and entertainment by DJ Beck Danger, Bridgette Pharaohs, and host Patti O' Furniture.

Lewis Barbecue's Chile Roast focuses on John Lewis' favorite ingredient: the green hatch chile. There will be food and libations featuring this spicy flavor; party starts at 2 p.m.

Sunday

Bazaar at the Point is a family friendly market. You'll find vendors, hermit crab races, corn hole, live music, and food and beverages. The bazaar runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina.

Check out Celadon's monthly Sunday flea market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  for great deals on beautiful furniture, arts vendors, and fresh produce from Legare Farms. There are also food trucks, coffee, live music, and more.

Every Sunday Purple Buffalo holds Open Decks, an event showcasing local DJs and music producers.

Head to Warehouse for an "old school hip-hop hootenanny" from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be music, a whole hog from Smoke BBQ, and libations from the bar at Warehouse.

From 1 to 4 p.m., find the makings of your dream home at this West Elm pop-up featuring locally made wares from Fred Prudhomme Designs and Authentic Elements.

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