A little birdy told us that this is the last week of freedom for school-kids and for that, youths of the Lowcountry, we apologize. And to parents everywhere we join you in cheering, huzzah! No matter your age (we’re all students of life, right??) there are plenty of free activities to enjoy this week.


Start your week off on island time with Thomas Champagne’s acoustic pop at 5:30 p.m. at IOP’s Banana Cabana.

There are a number of art exhibits open this month, so make sure to check them all out. We like the idea of recycled art at North Chuck’s City Hall and the BIG and little pieces at Robert Lange Studios.


High school girls are invited to imagine their STEM futures at Trident Tech from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

This is Kiawah’s final Straw Market Social so make the trek to the island for arts and crafts for the kiddos and live music for the whole family from 6-9 p.m.


It don’t cost a thang to bring fido to Bay St. Biergarten’s Yappy Hour from 4-7 p.m. but if you don’t mind spending some dough make sure to check out the discounted apps and $3 off specialty cocktails.

Charleston County Public Library’s historian will talk about the city’s lesser known historic bastions — fortifications used to protect buildings against defensive fire — at the main library at 6 p.m.

Head to the final night of the Little Gym Family Film series at the Terrace at 11 a.m. Kids get in free.


Check out the beautiful furnishings at the opening of eclectic retailer West Elm at 10 a.m. at 484 King St.

Bohemian Bull’s pretty little backyard will come alive with local vendors and artists at this special artists’ market from 7-10 p.m.


Fill your Friday with history at the symposium on the Green Beret’s secret use of tribesmen in Vietnam held on the deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown at 7 p.m.

Jam out to the Travis Allison Band at Freshfields Village’s music on the green from 6-9 p.m.

Charleston Music Hall’s (free!) screening at 6 p.m. is definitely on our to do list: in a combo art show and screening you get a behind the scenes look at the creative processes of Lowcountry artists.


The Tin Roof hosts the Taking Flight Comic Book Show West from noon-5 p.m. where you can browse an “immense” number of comics, new and old.

Why would anybody cut down a tree? Find out at this free lecture at the Sewee Visitor Center at 10 a.m.

Artist David Shriver Soliday presents his photographs that trace the genesis and genealogy of Rice Culture at the City Gallery at 2 p.m.


The first day festival celebrates education the day before school starts back up at Liberty Square from 1-4 p.m. Get info on community schools and free school supplies.

Celebrate Holy Cow Yoga’s 16th birthday with cake and punch from 7-8:30 p.m. at their center on Windermere Blvd.

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