We’re in a post-Spoleto tailspin and wondering how we’re going to fill our time without so many artsy shindigs. But with all that eventin’, we emptied out our bank accounts pretty badly. Thankfully, this town always has some free events to keep us busy.

Monday Honor Marks’ new exhibit Bitter and Sweet uses nature to represent life’s complexities – I guess that’s one way to tell all the new graduates what the future really holds.

Summertime makes us feel like the weekend never ends. Head over to Molly Darcy’s Crazy Karaoke Monday and sing in the spotlight instead of the crowd.

Tuesday Linda Bender wants us to get in touch with nature and its creatures, and will tell us how to in a book talk and signing for the newly released Animal Wisdom: Learning from the Spiritual Lives of Animals.

Kiera Cass will also be scribbling her signature on her latest book, The One, which is said to be a cross of The Bachelor and The Hunger Games.

King Street Public House offers a free bite and live music for its grand opening from 6-10 p.m.

Come Party In The Park at Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park and fill your Tuesday with some live tunes by Eric Paslay, The Swon Brothers, and Danielle Howe.

Wednesday Lola Hair Salon says BYOB for a lesson from Barbara Brant-Williams in applying makeup that will beat the heat and survive the summer sweats.

It’s National Iced Tea Day! Head over to the Firefly Distillery and try their sweet-tea vodka and other flavors. Free with the purchase of a shot glass, so practically free.

Continue last Wednesday’s swing lessons at Prohibition or head over to show off your new moves to some jazz from Cattle in the Cane at High Cotton.

Thursday Barnes and Noble in Mt. Pleasant hosts Will Harlan for a discussion and book signing of his Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island and get the author’s signature.

Watch Molly Ringwald in the movie classic Sixteen Candles during Throwback Thursdays Outdoor Film Fest at Cinebarre. Don’t forget your blanket or chair.

Volunteer at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for Red Rose Day and help keep this city’s natural beauty blooming.

Friday Grab a new romantic novel or murder mystery for the beach from That Summer Book Sale.

Eight artists are inspired by the concept of Contrast in their latest exhibition at George Gallery.

Need a new topper to keep your scalp from getting scorched this summer? The Hat Ladies will be giving away some caps at Marion Square from 12-1 p.m.

Saturday Give yourself a pat on the back for surviving 2014’s first Friday the 13th and enjoy National Marina Day at St. John’s Yacht Harbor with some nautical flea markets, food, and fun. 

The spring-cleaning is done, and it’s time to start spending again. Hit the ATM and head over to Midland Park Community Ministries for a Saturday morning yard sale.

Make Papa Bear feel the love and join Father to Father Project for a barbeque for dad, just one day early. 

Sippin’ Saturday at Irvin~House Vineyards is the perfect place to unroll a blanket and enjoy the scenic views of the South’s great oaks while grooving to some music. 

Sunday Mary Alice Monroe celebrates the national release of her latest book The Summer Wind at her beachside book release.

Get your socks ready and your bowling shirt pressed, The Big Lebowski is being shown at Madra Rua with a special bowling-themed food and drink menu starting at 5 p.m. 

Bring Dad to Wild Wing in Mt. Pleasant to get some eats and hear Sgt. Submarine sing The Beatles covers he’ll be sure to appreciate.

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