Freeloaders: Marchin' into the week 

Events for the week of Feb. 27-March 5

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Happy Monday Charleston. Not quite as fun as a Monday off, eh? No matter, fill your week with free stuff and we promise you'll feel better.

Monday

Think you’re funny? Head on over to the Sparrow for their Drink ‘Til It’s Funny stand up comedy night, starting at 9:30 p.m.

Head to Home Team BBQ West Ashley for Holy City Confessionals with Danielle Howle and Reid Stone at 8 p.m.

Tuesday

Mardi Gras at Faculty Lounge is going to be a blast, with a pop up bar and guest bartenders making New Orleans inspired cocktails, starting at 7 p.m.

The National Outdoor Sculpture Competition is still being exhibited in the North Charleston Riverfront Park, where you can catch a glimpse of some cool sculptures.

Tuesday trivia? We got you. Head to The Pub on 61, Gene’s Haufbrau, or Home Team to test your skills.

You can still peep the black and white photography of Jonathan Stout at Redux.

Wednesday

Swing dancing music from the V-Tones and lessons at Prohibition, starting at 6:30 p.m., are a great way to spend a Wednesday night (and it’s free).

Stop by Brittlebank Park after work or dinner for Astronomy in the Park, where you can look at the stars through professional telescopes and chat with professionals about our solar system.

Smoke BBQ is hosting the reggae tunes of See Water, so make sure to catch them there at 10 p.m.

Thursday

The City of North Charleston will present works by the Summerville Artist Guild Gallery, with a free reception from 5-7 p.m.

Head over to see the guest lecture series at Creative Arts of Mt. Pleasant, featuring Marcus Amaker talking about what inspires his poetry.

Palm Road’s singer-songwriter abilities are featured at the Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl, starting at 7 p.m.

Friday

It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means First Friday on Broad St. is back, with fine art, crafts, fashion, sculpture, jewelry, and refreshments in the galleries and boutiques down Gallery Row.

Hagan Fine Art Gallery hosts Unbridled, a collection of mixed-media artwork by Amy Dixon, as part of the Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk.

More art! Christine Eadie’s exhibition of black and white images Silver and Light opens today at the Tara Vis Gallery.

As a part of Chs Werk Week, Royal American brings you Vintage Night Market with various pop-up shops contributing for a fashion show starting at 7 p.m. and a Speakeasy themed after party, starting at 9 p.m.

The Commodore will host the funky jams of The Funktastics.

Saturday

Scoot on over to Moncks Corner for the Tri-County Literary Celebration, where you can meet local authors, look through local publishers’ collections, and listen to stories from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

It’s Front Beach Fest in Isle of Palms, with free street festival featuring live music from The Carolina Soul Band, vendors and artisans, and plenty of kid’s activities. Raging from 12-4 p.m.

The long-awaited SK8 Charleston skate park is opening today, where you can watch people shred up the pipes. Ok, it’s not exactly free, but it’s pretty close at $1.

Johns Island continues to hold their year-round farmers market, with artisans and vendors with something for everyone, and lots of food and activities for the kids, too.

Sunday

Grab the kids and head to the Charleston Parks Teddy Bear Picnic, with food trucks, musical entertainment, face painting, crafts, a teddy bear care station, and a teddy bear parade.

Park Cafe hosts a boozy Brunch Market alongside Holy City Vintage Market and PBR, with fashion, accessories, and an outdoor bar with drinks for purchase.

We love the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market behind Pour House, and you should too. Head there every Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Round out the weekend with karaoke at Upper Deck at 9 p.m.



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