MONDAY. Rachel Kate Gillon and Friends take over the Pour House.

TUESDAY. Bully Pulpit’s at the Tattooed Moose, while Validation Parade performs at the Recovery Room.

WEDNESDAY. Dr. Thomas Rainwater will talk about the American alligator at the his Charleston Audubon lecture.

THURSDAY. While you’ll have to pony up some cash to see most of the films at the Charleston International Film Festival, they are hosting a special free event at Cinebarre today, with hula hoopers, drummers, jugglers, and the screenings of Welcome to Chucktown and The Hooping Life. The Power of Two is a documentary that follows twins afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis; the screening will feature an appearance by the twins. Rebecca Jakob Gallery has moved from its quiet spot on Lower King to the heart of the action on Upper, and they’re celebrating with an event. MUSC will host the first of the area’s Earth Day Celebrations in its horse shoe, and the Film, Media, and Visual Arts division at Trident Tech has a Student Exhibition/Information Night.

FRIDAY. Starting today, Patriots Point will honor the homecoming of the U.S.S. Laffey with a variety of events. They’re all free, but you’ll have to pay for parking. And it’s round two for Movies in Marion Square, this time starring Thor.

SATURDAY. This time, it’s Charleston County’s turn to celebrate Earth Day.

SUNDAY. Check out the nutters (for a good cause) participating in the Charleston Bed Race at Hampton Park. Watch out for the queen-sized ones. Learn more about CofC’s Letters to Sala play at the talk entitled Whose Story Is It: How an Archive Was Transformed into an Exhibition, a Book, a Play, and a Documentary Film. And Blues by the Sea has live music out at Freshfields Village.

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