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Free events for the week of June 6-12

Colin can't get us down. It may be raining cats and dogs — which if you think about it, would be a literal terrifying thing — but the free events keep on rollin'. Read on for fun inside and out.

Monday

Drink 'til it's funny at the Sparrow starting at 9:30 p.m.

East Bay Meeting House hosts the Monday Night Poetry and Music Open Mic starting at 8 p.m. Grab a mug and settle in.

Play Bingo for free beer at the Mini Bar and jam to a mix of blues from 7 to 10 p.m.

Danielle Howle and Reid Stone will emcee this week's Holy City Confessional at 8 p.m. All are welcome to come listen to or perform original music.

Swing by the Piccolo Spoleto Art Exhibition from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday to explore unique displays by local artists.

Check out Beyond the Rainbow, the new body of work created by Charleston-based artist Fletcher Williams III, on display Monday through Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 12-4 p.m.

Tuesday

From 3:30 to 7 p.m. enjoy great local eats, produce, and art at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market.

Play trivia at Sip Tap Room on Folly Road from 7 to 9 p.m. and enjoy $15 bottomless wine or champagne.

YoArt! Presents #ILovePhoto, a photo exhibition by ten students at James Simons Elementary. Check out these awesome photo projects at the John L. Dart Library.

Stop by Redux to see the exhibition, The Talking Cure, open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 pm., through June 11.

Wednesday

Stretch out on a blanket in the sand at Tides Folly Beach and watch Finding Nemo. Show starts at dark.

While you're on Folly, check out karaoke at Loggerhead's, starting at 10 p.m. 

Stargaze after dinner with the family at Brittlebank and learn something, weather permitting...

Midnight City rocks out at Bay Street Biergarten starting at 7 p.m.

Head to Theatre 220 at the Simons Center for the Arts, where the winner and runner-up of the 2016 Todd McNerney National Playwriting contest will present staged readings of their plays starting at 3 p.m.

Thursday

Jam to some live and local bluegrass at Mercantile and Mash starting at 7 p.m.

Check out Acoustic Night at Coastal Coffee Roasters in Summerville.

The Charleston Library Society hosts Porgy: Treasures from the Vaults, an exhibition that includes handwritten and typescripts of BuDose Hayward's first novel.

Taste specialty tequilas at Sol Southwest Kitchen & Bar, from 6-9 p.m.

Get down at Jazzy Hour, every Mon.-Fri. at FILL restaurant and Piano Bar, starting at 5 p.m.

Mingle with other NoMo-ers at 1600 Meeting's eatUP!, a lunch featuring a food truck, cornhole, and giveaways, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Friday

If you want to learn more about Zika, check out a symposium on the virus, held at the MUSC bioengineering building from 8:15 a.m.-noon.

The City Market is open Nights now through Dec. 17 Fridays-Sundays. Shop dozens of vendors and snag some free snack samples.

Palmetto Brewing hosts their weekly Loading Dock series, featuring live music and a food truck, starting at 6 p.m.

Poet Nikky Finney will present some of her poems at the Dock Street Theatre as part of Piccolo Spoleto. The reading starts at 6:30 p.m.

Contemporary artist Tim Hussey recently opened his own studio on King Street, and you can drop in between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to see his latest exhibition, Listing. 

Celebrate Summerville's attempt to reclaim the title for world's largest iced tea with a celebration on Summerville's Main Street, kicking off at 5 p.m.

Check out designer Britt Anderson's works at Corneau Goldsmithing Jewelry Gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Lisa Shimko's new exhibition, Totem, opens at the Mitchell Hill Gallery with a reception from 6-8 p.m.

Saturday

Check out the two best farmers markets in town. Pop over to Marion Square from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast foods and local goodies then check out the year round Johns Island Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. local artists will exhibit and sell their work in Marion Square and answers questions about their pieces.

Take in the sounds of a primarily a cappella performance from the Trinity Chancel Choir, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Philip's Church. Offerings are accepted.

Celebrate the end of Piccolo Spoleto with the finale, held in Hampton Park from 5-10 p.m.

Circular Congregational Church presents The Art of Recovery, an art exhibition that celebrates the vitality and courage of the human spirit, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Enjoy some Jazz on the Rocks with Todd Beals and Friends at Finz Bar and Grill, starting at 8 p.m.

Sunday

Enjoy three half hour rounds of free Zen Meditation at Holy Cow in the South Windermere Shopping Center from 7:45 to 10:15 a.m.

Check out the Celadon Sunday Flea Market with the pup and the kids and grab some food truck snacks while you shop.

Check out the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market for and by locals behind the Pour House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Get a classic cocktail and enjoy some free swing dance lessons at Prohibition on King Street starting at 6:30 p.m.



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