Freeloaders: From Shrek to summer school 

The week's best freebies, June 6-12

MONDAY. Aromas kicks off a week of live music with acoustic Southern Rocker Jaykob Kendrick.

TUESDAY. Following a Beatles Happy Hour, hang around Art’s Bar and Grill for an open jam session with Jeff Bateman and Friends at 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY. Looking for your big break? Audition for an upcoming play for the MOJA Arts Festival. Actors, singers, and dancers are wanted for this Gullah Geechee Angel Network production. But if you prefer a more passive role in movie and theater, or are a fan of big green monsters, talking donkeys, and the clever utilization of a glob of earwax, check out the Starlight Cinema screening of Shrek Forever After. Also, Sean Keefer discusses and signs copies of his new book The Trust.

THURSDAY. Get your hands dirty with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Bring your pruners, gloves, and sun hats to Etiwan Park on Daniel Island to learn gardening techniques from landscaping professionals. Eye Level Art prefaces Saturday’s All Day Fiesta with a screening of The Three Amigos. This Steve Martin, Martin Short, Chevy Chase comedy classic continues the venue’s Movies on the Green series.

FRIDAY. Start your weekend early and make the trip out to Seabrook Island for the Environmental and Outdoor Education Conference. This family-friendly event inspires environmental action through workshops, kids activities, and a lecture by Dr. Patrick McMillan. Get a jump on the newest fashions by shopping or perusing the spring 2011 collection at the Autumn Teneyl Designs Trunk Show.

SATURDAY. Enjoy food, music, and face painting, as the Juneteenth Festival honors the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The history lesson continues at Fort Moultrie with a presentation by “Civil War Correspondent” Frank Vizetelly (played by Howard Burnham). If the kids can’t handle the summer schooling, sign them up by June 8 for the National Get Outdoors and Fishing Week Youth Fishing Rodeo. This event, for ages 6 to 16, includes fishing, food, and a chance to design their own Fish Art T-shirt. Ease the stress of homebuying by educating yourself on everything from credit to moving in. Register by June 10 to participate in the First Time Homebuyer’s Education Workshop. Join the Nephcure Walk to help raise money and awareness for nephrotic syndrome and FSGS. Barnes and Nobles hosts author and photographer John Brewton for a signing of his new book Popes Gold, while Waldenbooks hosts a signing of The Kitchen Table, by Susan Hudson Chellis. Also signing copies of their new books are Ken Burger (Sister Santee) and Herb Frazier (Behind God's Back). Enjoy a little Spanish flair with Eva Armisen as she unveils her collection of etchings entitled Sunny Side Up.

SUNDAY. This second Sunday of the month means King Street shuts down for Second Sundays on King Street.

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