We don’t know why, but every time the seasons change we have an urge to belt out David Bowie’s “Changes.” OK, we do know why, and we blame Shrek. But the ’80s rock star is so right when he sings, “Time may change me/ But I can’t trace time” — even if it has nothing to do with Earth’s revolutionary patterns. Regardless, we’ll be singing Bowie all week as we welcome fall with open arms and lots o’ free events.
Monday Get some in-the-know advice from industry insiders about the music business at In the Mix.
Grateful Dead covers sound like a good way to start our Monday. Head to the Pour House to see Rodeo Clown pay tribute to the rockers.
Dust off your boogie shoes and get free dance lessons all week as part of National Ballroom Week.
The Sparrow hosts its weekly stand-up comedy night.
Tuesday Hit up the Mt. Pleasant farmers market to get all the veggies you forgot to pick up this weekend.
Sheriff Al Cannon is giving a speech on the militarization of police at CofC.
Have your say in the future of Francis Marion National Forest.
We know we’re supposed to march to the beat of our own drummer, but sometimes we need inspiration from actual professional percussionists, like Ian David Rosenbaum.
Wednesday Get your zen in check with guided meditation.
Well, it’s not technically free, but college students get a free harness rental at James Island County Park’s climbing wall on Wednesdays.
Don’t miss your chance to see Vanishing Boundaries at Robert Lange Studios.
Thursday MOJA kicks off today with a street parade.
New Belgium rolls into town with its Clips Beer and Film Tour. Watch free shorts in Marion Square and sip on brews from New Belgium while helping to raise money for Charleston Moves.
With cold and flu season approaching, it won’t hurt to check out IOP’s wellness fair.
Friday There’s a new inn opening on Folly, and you’re invited to check it out before it officially accepts guests.
Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean you don’t need a new bikini, ladies. Head to The Alley to see Las Olas‘ fashion show and catch the screening of surfer flick Bella Vita.
Saturday Enough Pie hosts a community art project where people get to decorate pulp from recycled clothing and paper that’ll later be made into a book.
We love voting so much that sometimes we cry as we head to the ballot box. Don’t miss out on your chance to vote in November and register or change your registration at Rock the Vote, Charleston! at the Pour House.
Do yoga at the Gibbes or take part in an interactive art display at On the Move with the Gibbes. It’s free until 6 p.m.
Sunday It’s the first Sunday Brunch Farmers Market of the season.
Head to Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina to see the goods made by local crafters and artisans.
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