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Events for the week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3

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Mondays after holidays are truly the worst. We know, we know that's not really in the holiday spirit but geez louise are we tired! Join us as we reenergize with a ton of free stuff around town.

Monday

If you aren't still digesting your Thanksgiving feast, head to Charles Towne Fermentory from 5 to 9 p.m. for the Monday version of their OH YAH BBQ Sundays. Purchase a la carte brews and pair them with mac and cheese, ribs, pulled pork, and brisket.

Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. hosts free trivia with great prizes.

Get your first yoga class free from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at James Island's new O2 Fitness Center.

Enjoy the last days of November in Kudu's scenic courtyard; from 5 to 8 p.m. chow down on burgers from Pub Fare and chocolate covered key lime pies from Steve's Authentic of Charleston.

Tuesday

Check out this no cover jazz jam session at the Pour House from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Before Charlton Singleton takes the stage, listen to another free set by Jeff Caldwell Trio from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the deck.

Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., walk through the Halsey's SEA CHANGE exhibit featuring work by Aurora Robson and Chris Jordan.

Wednesday

Craft Conundrum hosts NY-based brewery Barrier Brewing for a tap takeover from 6 to 9 p.m. Try five different IPAs and grab bites from 2Nixons.

Learn about the health benefits of hemp oil at this Hemp Holidays Educational Event starting at 6:30 p.m. at Salt Oasis Spa & Wellness Center in Summerville.

Join Paul Roof the "Beer Can Professor" along with College of Charleston faculty, students, and community members for a discussion starting at 7 p.m. about the way King St. has changed over the past two decades.

Test your How I Met Your Mother knowledge (if you happen to possess it) at Ghost Monkey Brewery trivia from 4 to 9 p.m.

Thursday

From 5 to 9 p.m. walk the cheery streets of Old Village for the Holiday Streetfest with delicious food trucks, live entertainment, holiday vendors, artisans, and more.

It's the grand opening of German grocery chain Lidl in Goose Creek starting at 8 a.m. The first 100 customers will receive a gift card between $5 and $100 in value and there will be a chance to win a $500 gift card.

Moosegrass Thursday at Tattooed Moose Johns Island features the sounds of the Green Levels from 6 to 9 p.m. The group has been described as "not quite straight ahead bluegrass, not quite folk, not quite acoustic jam rock, sometimes all of the above." 

Visit the Town of James Island's annual tree lighting starting at 6 p.m. at 1238 Camp Road. There will be hot chocolate, a marshmallow roast, and caroling.

A silent sushi party? Why not. Head to Sushi Blue at 62 State St. starting at 9:30 p.m. for $2 well drinks, free headset rentals, and free admission.

Friday

Kick off your weekend with a free show at the Pour House from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with the PoHo Family Funk Revue.

Matilda Dae plays at the Elliotborough Mini Bar from from 8:30 to 11 p.m.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy hosts a tree lighting celebration starting at 5:30 p.m. In addition to the lighting of the Christmas tree in the center of Colonial Lake, there will be a photo booth, an ugly sweater contest, holiday music and carolers, plus food trucks including Pep Rolls, Kickin' Chicken, Mac Daddy, and Charlestowne Kettle Corn.

Saturday

Get the deets on three free admission holiday markets here: Marion Square Holiday Market, Cigar Factory Holiday Bazaar, and Crafty Bastards

The City of North Charleston Christmas Festival and Parade starts at 3 p.m. at the Felix Community Center. The parade begins at 5 p.m., starting at the intersection of Mixson Avenue and East Montague Avenue, going around Park Circle, then heading back down East Montague Avenue towards the start. Enjoy live entertainment, caroling, a tree lighting, visits with Santa, and tons of food vendors.

Isle of Palms hosts their annual holiday festival from 2 to 5 p.m. at Front Beach.

The Johns Island Farmers Market hosts the 4th annual Homegrown Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop more than 100 vendors and enjoy live music, holiday crafts, bounce houses, hoola hooping, pony rides, hayrides, and much more.

Sunday

Marion Square's Holiday Market will be open Saturday AND Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a free holiday handbell concert at Bethel United Methodist Church starting at 4 p.m. presented by the Palmetto Bronze Handbell Ensemble.

Brunch and shop at the Holy City Vintage *Christmas Brunch* Market at Park Cafe from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Starting at 2 p.m. at Eclectic, writers will meet for an informal writer's group to "create, share, and support" each other's works.

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