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Events for the week of April 11-17

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With tax season in full swing we know you are wound up and in desperate need of an excuse to put off filing for just a little longer. So relax and distract yourself with any of the awesome free events we have rounded up for you. And for you responsible early filing folks, hang on to those returns and have your fun for free this week.

Monday

Today is the last day for you to check out Le Lune Chien, an art and animation show from MOONDOG Studios at 4th Wall in Avondale. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Head to the #BridgeTheAshley Rally hosted by Charleston Moves at 6 p.m. to show Mayor Tecklenburg and the city and county councils that you support the pedestrian and bike lane on the Legare Bridge.

Drink 'til It's Funny at the Sparrow's Comedy Open Mic Night from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Head to East Bay Meeting House at 8 p.m. for Monday Night Poetry and Music.

Tuesday

Stroll through the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market and mingle with your neighbors amongst a wonderful array of local produce, art, flowers and more from 3:30 to 7 p.m. 

Head to the Bay Street Beirgarten and take part in Books for Beer, a book drive to benefit the Charleston County Public Library System. From 5:30 to 8 p.m. bring a book and get a free beer or for the kids, a root beer!

It's Comedy Night at Cutty's. Come out for some uncensored fun starting at 8 p.m.

Join the Charleston Friends of the Library for a Book Club Session featuring Porgy by DuBose Heyward at the Addlestone Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Mt. Pleasant Regional Library will be hosting the second annual Tiny Tim Birthday Event and will be screening the rarely seen documentary of the 1960's counterculture, "You Are What You Eat" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. & 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Trident Tech presents the 2016 Spring Exit Portfolio Show and Career Night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

MUSC will be hosting an Earth Day Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with over 50 environmentally conscious vendors, solar experts, farmers, local nonprofits, and live music.

Come listen to author Evelyn Millstein read from and discuss her book, The Underground Railroad: A Movement that Changed America. Coffee and snacks will be provided by Tricera Coffee. Head to the Charleston Museum at 3 p.m.

Watch "Shore Stories," a new series of six short films that show the dangers of off shore drilling in the Atlantic at Vickery's starting at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Susan Glisson, director of the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation will share community based and institutional efforts she has supported in Mississippi at the Avery Research Center from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday

As a part of the Hungry Monk series catch The Harrows on the deck at the Pour House starting at 6:30 p.m.

Head to the School of Science and Mathematics at 7 p.m. and catch a free screening of the film "The Ghosts in Our Machine," a multi-award winning documentary that gently illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

Shop the Red Rose Mobile Vintage Pop-up Shop at the Tin Roof and grab some good eats from the Autobanh food truck from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Head to the Brickhouse Party Plantation on Folly Road from 6 to 10 p.m. for the Brickhouse Artisan Market for a night of local artists and live music.

The Felix Davis Community Center hosts a free Scottish Dance Night open to all ages and talent levels from 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday

Movies in Marion Square starts this week. Watch a free flick while noshing on a Roti Roll and try not to spill your beer on your blanket. Movie starts at dark but get there early and scope out all the food trucks with your furry friend.

Check out the Young Contemporaries exhibit at the Halsey Institute and get an eye full of work from students and recent grads from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And don't leave too quickly! The College's literary magazine Miscellany will be throwing its launch party at the Halsey Institute from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will feature live readings from students and free refreshments.

Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center and "The Joe" present a free movie night and family-friendly event to raise awareness about the issue of child abuse. Play carnival games, get your face painted and watch Finding Nemo starting at 6 p.m.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy wants you to get outside and enjoy the sunshine during your lunch. So head to Hampton Park and grab some food truck grub from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join the National Park Service and the Lowcountry Stargazers on Sullivan's Island for a brief presentation followed by a trip to the stargazing field at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Head to Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley for the Plantasia Plant Sale. Shop for or just awe at a spectacular collection of beautiful and cutting-edge plants from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

St. Mark United Methodist Church is holding its annual yard sale and barbecue brunch from 7 to 11 a.m. Call ahead to reserve your plate.

Monster Music celebrates Record Store Day starting at 8 a.m. with food, prizes, live music, and a charity drive with the Charleston Animal Society.

Help to raise money for children struggling with autism by taking part in the Walk for Autism-Charleston in Hampton Park starting at 9 a.m. The walk will feature free refreshments, live music, therapy dogs and more.

The Sparrow will host the Rockabilly Shindig will live music and Pin-Up and Shot Girls starting at 6 p.m.

Sunday

The Royal American will host the first ever Thrifters & Drifters Market featuring some of the City's best vintage clothing, artisans, collectors and crafters plus sweet treats from King of Pops, Sassyass Coffee and the oh so lovely Amy Robinetteā€”The Cake Farmer.

Check out the Sunday Celadon Flea a Makers Flea Market hosted at the Celadon warehouse every Sunday. Shop local artists and vendors and grab a snack from one of the food trucks from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Stop by the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market and enjoy local vendors and a family and pet friendly afternoon.



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