As July comes to a close be sure to ring in August the right way. Embrace the late summer mugginess by spending time at the farmers markets, chilling out with a movie, or jamming out to some live music. If you go with any of the following activities for this week, your wallet will thank you.

Monday Know nothing about TM (that’s transcendental meditation)? Attend this lecture on the practice and learn about all the benefits.

Showcase your musical and linguistic talents at this weekly open mic session hosted by Jim Lundy.  

Tuesday Treat yourself at Bits of Lace’s pampering event with complimentary sweets, hors d’oeuvres, bubbly, and a 10 percent discount on the entire store.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor be sure to stop by the farmers market in Mt. P for the afternoon and experience the freshest everything from flowers to food.

While you’re in Mt. Pleasant, stop by Juanita’s and hear The Reckoning, a Grateful Dead cover band.

Wednesday If you’re looking for a change of scene or just wanting to try something new, stop by Prohibition for free swing dance lessons.

Who doesn’t love free drinks? Celebrate hump day with tours and tastings of handcrafted spirits at Striped Pig.

Thursday Encourage young professionals to get more involved in their communities by becoming a mentor. Enjoy free snacks, drink specials, and live music.

Really throw it back with Back To the Future at Cinebarre this week.

The turtle is taking over the Biergarten. Terrapin Brewery’s craft beers will be on tap all night.

Friday Browse books, CDs, and DVDs at this year’s Johns Island Regional Book Sale.

Enjoy fun for the whole family with The Lego Movie. Bring blankets and lounge chairs to watch the sunset over Mt. P and a movie in the park.

After a day at the beach stick around Folly for the Farm & Artist Market.

Saturday Help make Charleston more bike-friendly with this cycling event in Cannon Park.

There are few things we love more than books and puppies. Good thing the library is combining them both with its Dog Days of Summer event.

Nurse Friday night’s hangover with a day full of farmers markets. Stop by one downtown, at Mixson, and on Johns Island

Sunday Get your Phish phix at Sunday Phunday on the Deck at The PoHo.

From one deck to another. Climb the stairs to the Upper Deck for Sunday night karaoke.


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