Freeloaders: Sunshine's back, all right 

The week’s best freebies Jan. 19-25

We don't know about you, but we feel like a new person after our Vitamin D-soaked weekend. We're loving this sunshine, but you know what else we're loving? A week's worth of free events, that's what.

Monday  Start the week off with a comedic bang at The Sparrow's weekly open-mic night.

Listen to some live music at West Ashely's Home Team's Holy City Confessionals Jam Session.

Tuesday Lindsay Holler rocks out at Tattooed Moose.

Swing your way into Tuesday with Appleseed Collective. Get to the Pour House early for a show on the deck. That's two-time you free music fun.

Kristen Henry stops by College of Charleston to discuss the Palmetto Warrior Connection.

Wednesday  Stop by Ashley Hall to hear poetry from Will Schutt, whose work was recently selected as the winner of the 2013 Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize.

The Tin Roof had a game and Bingo was its name-o.

Head to Park Circle for some pop country courtesy of Dylan Jakobsen.

The Daily hosts a tasting of Virgil Kaine and River Dog Brewing's beer collaboration, Virigl's Boxcar Saison.

Thursday Brush up on your Greek architectural history at Alexander Mazarakis Ainian's lecture on sacred houses in early Iron Age Greece.

Photographer Leigh Ann Beverley spent the last five years collecting images of musicians — both on and off stage — for her latest exhibit, which opens at King Dusko tonight.

Dallas Baker plays some Americana at the Pour House.

Friday  Get free entry into the Charleston Home + Design Show on Friday afternoon only.

Summerville's Friends of the Library has their book sale going on. Browsing is free; buying is not.

Tyrone Geter's latest exhibit opens at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park and uses collages to illustrate the illusive aspects of identity, race, and power in contemporary culture today.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art debuts its newest exhibit, Patterns of Place that features 3-D maps, but it's so much more than geography lesson.

Saturday The Barrel is hosting the Decade Parade, a 10-year celebration of Winston-Salem, N.C-based brewery Foothills Brewing. Stop by for some suds and live music from Weigh Station and Folly Beach Rhythm Section.

Just because it's winter time doesn't mean all farmers markets have stopped. The Johns Island market goes year-round so you can still pick up some fresh veggies.

Dance to some pop rock at David Higgins' CD release party at Midtown Bar and Grill.

Sunday Science and art do mix! Hear from artist Patricia Boinest Potter, cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, and Halsey Executive Director Mark Sloan about Potter's latest exhibit.

Jazz up your Sunday with a free concert at the Charleston Music Hall.


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