Freeloaders: Get REDy 

This week's best freebies Oct. 11-16


TUESDAY. Laura Jane Vincent is making her way from North Carolina to perform an indie/Americana set at the Tattooed Moose. Local rock trio Tickle Switch will be at the Recovery Room, no doubt playing songs from their latest Oopsie EP. And Irish historian Frieda Kelly will be speaking about Robert Emmet and his brother Thomas Emmet.

WEDNESDAY. Try more tricks than treats this Halloween. Find out why at the screening of Forks over Knives, which examines the relationship between processed foods and degenerative disease. If you’re worried about what to wear to the Red Party later this month, check out the masks and dresses up for sale at the Cocktail Club’s Get Redy to Wear Party. The silent auction will benefit the American College of Building Arts. Get a free bra fitting, a free massage, and free medical advice at the Moving Comfort Bra Fits. You might even win a Fuji Absolute bike. 

THURSDAY. Sarah O’Kelley, co-owner of Glass Onion in West Ashley, will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Glass Onion Classics, at SieMatic. The Pink Party at Eco Deco will raise funds for MUSC Hollings Cancer Research Center in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. They’ll display local interior designs and serve light, festive refreshments. Ever wonder why Twilight is such a big deal? Find out with College of Charleston professor Scott Poole, who will discuss the historic fascination with monsters, ghouls, and vampires.

FRIDAY. Leo E. Osborne will reveal his new collection of paintings in the opening reception of Juxtapose, which features the faces of wildlife. Creative Spark is putting on The Gold Bug at Fort Moultrie to show children the work of Edgar Allen Poe, who once resided on Sullivan’s Island. 

SATURDAY. It’s a dog day in Park Circle this weekend. Charleston Animal Society is hosting their annual Paws in the Park festival, where they’ll have live music, games, and plenty of treats for pets and owners alike. Make sure to bring your own bait and tackle (and children) to the Family Fishing at Sewee Pond. St. Theresa’s Catholic Church is hosting a G-rated Oktoberfest, where families are invited for live music, games, a pet fair, food and beverages, and more. Karen Burnette Garner is presenting her new work at the opening of Lowcountry VII, which will feature more than 30 scenic pieces. 

SUNDAY. Charleston Musical Heritage is presenting a free concert of The Sound of Charleston on Kiawah Island, an event that typically goes for up to $28 a ticket. Take your kids to Park West in Mt. Pleasant for a Halloween-themed Children’s Day Festival, a carnival of game playing, face painting, and prize winning.

 

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