The weather this weekend was such a tease, but we’re not going to let a little bit of rain and cold dampen our spirits — especially when they’re of the free variety. And

Monday  Rainy Mondays just make the blues that much harder to shake, but we find shaking it to live music always helps. Find out for yourself at Holy City Confessionals at Home Team BBQ.

The Plantation Singers perform spirituals at Franke at Seaside.

Don’t miss your last chance to see Ten, celebrating 10 years of art at Robert Lange Studios.

Tuesday  Folk yeah! Laura Jane Vincent takes the stage at Tattooed Moose.

Feminism doesn’t mean bra burning. Learn more about the message of gender equality at Yes! I’m a Feminist when it returns to CofC with live music and speakers under the oaks of the Cistern. 

Laugh your way into Hump Day at Joe Pasta‘s open mic night.

If you liked Monuments Men, head to the Citadel to hear suthor Lisa Barre  read from her book about art heists in World War II. (This event has been canceled.)

Wednesday  Get some small business tips from Ben Sands when he speaks at Local Works. Be sure to email to RSVP.

Check out some open mic action at Elliotborough Mini Bar.

Tom Crowley performs his rock, pop, soul combo at Bay Street Biergarten.

Thursday  Kick off your Friday’s eve with some poetry courtesy of Beth Bachmann.

The second floor of the Charleston Music Hall gets some new art — stop by to see what’s hanging.

Civil rights activists stop by the Addlestone Library to share their journey and contribution to the Freedom Summer.

Friday  The SoCal (south of Calhoun) Block Party returns with this month’s sponsor New Belgium Brewing. The brews won’t be free but the  crawl is.

If you need any bankruptcy advice, head to the free — thankfully — seminar.

The George Gallery welcomes Tom Stanley and his latest work to the Bogard Street art space.

Dance the night away to some sick indie beats at The Sparrow.

Saturday  Why have someone else do it when you can do it yourself? From hobbyists to artists to organizations, the DIY festival will have tips for everyone.

Start your afternoon with some rock from the Hibachi Heroes at The Shelter.

Treat yoself by taking care of yourself; visit the 25th Annual Delma M. Woods and Aleta McLeod-Bryant Health and Wellness Fair.

Sunday  Jam band your way into the workweek with two sets of Phish covers on the deck of the Pour House.

See the many ways paper can be used when creating art at Art on Paper at The Vendue.

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