Freeloaders: Free Fallin' into December 

The week’s best freebies Dec. 1-7

Well, shark farts. It happened again. We vowed we wouldn't do it, but we couldn't stop ourselves and we shopped local Saturday, cyber browsed on Monday, and even made a purchase on Black Friday. And now, our funds are running low. But it's the start of the holiday season, so we won't be Scrouges and hibernating the week away. Nope, we'll be frolicking with this round of free events.

Monday Start your week with some jams at Home Team BBQ in West Ashley and their open mic night.

Or if you'd prefer some laughs, The Sparrow has its weekly comedy night fo' free.

Remember all those who are suffering or have suffered from AIDS at the candlelight vigil for World AIDS Day.

Tuesday Catch some more laughs at Joe Pasta's open mic comedy night.

If your closet resembles ours, you might be a pro at Jenga just from trying to get a pair of shoes down. Even if you're not, you can watch people as they stack massive blocks at the Local 616's Jenga tournament.

Wednesday Caviar & Bananas will have a pop-up shop — and it's still free to browse. We hope you're self-control is better than ours.

Head to the Tin Roof for some Bingo hosted by Lily Slay and Rex Stickel.

Thursday Get in the Christmas spirit with some holiday music, both a cappella and accompanied, at Christmas Through the Ages.

The comedians at Theatre 99 shows off their new jokes to see if they'll bomb or get laughs.

It's like a real-life March of the Penguins when Dr. Paul Nolan discusses his research on penguins in Antarctica.

Catch some acoustic jams at Jack of Cups Saloon when Brad Edwardson plays.

Friday Catch a free guitar concert from Charleston Academy of Music faculty member Ulyana Machneva.

Any Friday that involves free wine and art is a win in our book.

Browse local goods at the Christkindlmarkt.

It's a sad day for all you mustache lovers — or a day to rejoice for those who have missed the clean-shaven faces of Holy City gents – at the Grow Out, Blow Out party at Palmetto Brewing Co.

Saturday Celebrate the season at the Christmas tree lighting in Marion Square. If you're in Park Circle, they've got their own Christmas festivities going on.

OK, technically these aren't free since you need to donate canned goods, but you can probably scrounge up a few cans of tuna. Donate five cans and get some free acupuncture at Charleston Community Acupuncture. Or bring one can and attend Zero George's holiday fete.

Mellow rock out your Saturday at Local 616 with Clint4 and Montauk.

Sunday The Ark in Awendaw hosts Awe and Awe Art Show.

And there's one more chance to get some holiday cheer in your weekend at the Mixson Mingle Jingle.

 


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