Load your week with the freest of the free — from art exhibits to volunteer opportunities to a hangout with Caitlyn the dog (have you seen the videos of her playing with squeaky toys? Too cute). There’s live music and outdoor movies and a fond farewell to a local favorite, Park Circle Films. Hurry — get your free on before it’s too late.


Feel green at Recycle It, Charleston, an environmentally conscious art exhibit open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through August 31 at North Charleston City Hall.

Learn about the different elements that make up the culture of Africa when you join the Charleston Drum Circle every other Monday at 5 p.m at Studio PS downtown.

Start your week off in wonderment and walk through the Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. at Riverfront Park.

Spread smiles and join Charleston Random Acts of Kindness to put a little cheery volunteer into the start of your week.


Take a look at this Vive la France Wine Tasting + River Cruise Presentation at 6 p.m. while exploring the prospects of a possible river cruising vacation.

Test your growth capabilities with Stewards of Hampton Park when you help sow seeds, transplant, and install garden beds.

Place your handprint on a worthy art project; the Flag for Hope invites locals to create the American flag with their hands to signify support for survivors of 9/11. Head to Folly’s fishing pier from 12-2 p.m. and James Island County Park from 4-6 p.m. to make your mark.

Come see the dog who started a movement: Caitlyn the dog will be at this month’s meeting of the Exchange Club of Daniel Island. Head to the club’s Facebook to RSVP.


Head out to the Folly Beach Farm & Artist Market to shop local, enjoy live music and kids’ activities from 5-9 p.m.

DJ NattyHeavy performs at The Windjammer on Wednesdays.

Grab a ball and start dodging at the IOP Rec Center on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m.

Cinebarre hosts a free outdoor film every Wednesday and they’re showing The Breakfast Club this week.


Come to the book signing, Living in Fear – Race, Politics and the Republican Party in South Carolina to hear veteran journalist Will Moredock talk about his new book at 6 p.m.

Travel back to the funky days with Lumberjack Time-Traveler Thursday at Bay Street Biergarten at 7 p.m.

Scoot over to Revelry Brewing Co. for Drinks with Tink to meet Charleston Mayoral candidate Paul Tinkler at 5:30 p.m.

There’s live music at the weekly POHO Makers Market every Thursday at 6 p.m.


See if you have what it takes to win free wings for a year and a Guinness Mountain bike at the Wild Wing Eating Competition from 7-9 p.m. at Wild Wing Cafe.

Sip on wine and stroll through the PhotoGraphics Summer Art Shows featuring works by local artists every Friday from 4-8 p.m. until August 28.

Start the weekend off right with Karaoke at Harbor Breeze every Friday.

Who says happy hour can’t start early on a Friday? Head to Total Wine Tastings at noon for an early weekend kickoff.


Hop on into the Charleston Pride Parade this Saturday at 9 a.m. and fly your colors to show support for the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage.

DJ Johnny J will be spinning music to continue the weekend fun at Famous Joe’s Bar & Grill at 9 p.m.

Striped Pig Tours and tastings of handcrafted spirits from noon-5 p.m.

Say au revoir to Park Circle Films at a casual goodbye to seven years of film screenings.

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