There’s a big green theme to this week’s Freeloaders, and not the sustainable kind.

MONDAY. If you managed to snag one of today’s audition spots to perform the national anthem at a RiverDog’s game, good luck to you. Cyclists will enjoy the Peninsula Pedal.

TUESDAY. Continuing with Parks Week, the Charleston Parks Conservancy invites pups and their owners on the Bark Angel Stroll (registration is required). The 98 RockFest Battle of the Bands will whittle down contestants, plus God Win Falcon and Torture Town play shows.

WEDNESDAY. There’s another free screening of Miss Representation at CofC, and you can learn how to plant veggies and more in a raised bed at Gardening in Small Spaces.

THURSDAY. This month’s Third Thursday in Summerville has jugglers, so keep an eye out for flying bowling pins. Shoppers should stop by the Collegiate Spring Shop and Save or the St. Patrick’s Day Trunk Shows. How often do kids get to wear their PJs in the daytime? They can at the Pajama Party in the Park, or they can hunt for gold (in normal clothing) on IOP.

FRIDAY. Walter McDonough plays a pre-St. Patty’s show.

SATURDAY. With all the money you’ve saved this week, you can splurge on green beer at any of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities today. The big parade and activities downtown are more family-friendly, and Park Circle has their block party too. And the celebrations at both the downtown and North Charleston Market Street Saloons are free — if you get there by a certain time. If you’re not feeling the Irish spirit, rive out to Edisto for the Learning Through Loggerheads Festival. Pinewood Prep hosts a consignment sale, and Show Your Colors opens up at the Meeting Place (but you’ll have to get passed all the Irish reverie to get there, so you might as well imbibe). Plus this year’s Young Contemporaries juror, Julie Heffernan, will lecture about her own work.

SUNDAY. The Green Film Series continues with the locally produced Tap Out. The Charleston Parks and Recreation Commission is showing customers their appreciation with free gate admission at Caw Caw Interpretive Center, North Charleston Wannamaker, Mt. Pleasant Palmetto Islands, and James Island county parks, and Sea Kayak Carolina will let you test out some kayaks.

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