Everybody else sick of this heat, too? There’s only one solution, other than an ice-cold beverage, which we also recommend: free stuff. From live music to art shows, Charleston’s got it all this week. And this kind of fun doesn’t cost a dime.


Mark Schuler will play some acoustic covers 6 p.m. at Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill & Bar

Enjoy the country tunes of Nathan Salley 6 p.m. at Red’s Ice House.

Get funky with Regina Ferguson and John Shields 6:30 p.m. at Rita’s Seaside Grille.

Join the Charleston Fashion Forum 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Tabbuli Grill as they strive to build relationships to increase visibility of their creative talents in an inspiring environment.


Join Palmetto Brewing Co. and showcase your talents at an open mic contest at 5:30 p.m.

For a night of indie and sultry rock, stop by The Recovery Room at 10 p.m. to listen to music from Steph Something, Fiasco, and MONA.

Timber Hawkeye will discuss and answer questions about his new book 5:30 p.m. at Blue Bicycle Books.

Laugh out loud as local comedians perform stand-up and improve 8 p.m. at Cutty’s comedy night.


Grab a towel and beach chair before heading over to Tides Folly Beach for the Tides Summer Movies. Inside Out will begin at 8 p.m.

Jam out to your favorite funk tunes with Funk You Folly 10 p.m. at The Pour House.

Mike Martin will rock out at Planet Follywood. Country jams begin at 9 p.m.

Meet the Brewers at Craftsmen Kitchen and Tap House from 8 to 11 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste 25th anniversary collaboration beers and discuss women in brewing. 


Author Kelly Sheehy DeGroot will be at the Market Shop of Historic Charleston Foundation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. signing her children’s book series Princess Charleston of the Isle of Palms.

Join MOSA Boutique from 4 to 7 p.m. for an evening of shopping, complimentary wine tasting, and French treats in honor of Bastille Day.

Narrator William Baldwin and chef Robert Barber will give a talk on their book, Bowen’s Island, at the Charleston Library Society from 6 to 8 p.m.

Join Monique Hill 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Burton’s Grill for an introduction and overview of TYRA Beauty, with a raffle giveaway, product samples, and complimentary wine and appetizers.


Come to Tabbuli Grill at 10 p.m. to celebrate its sixth anniversary with a drag show and live music.

Swing by High Cotton for some sax jazz by the James Slater Trio. Music starts at 6 p.m.

The Art Mecca of Charleston presents Lauren Neville’s Shades of Blue. The gallery will serve complimentary drinks along with live music from 7 to 9 p.m.


Get your local on at the weekly Charleston Farmers Market, held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in Marion Square.

Join US Comic Book Ambassador Van Jensen 1 to 5 p.m. at Captain’s Comics as he debuts his creator-owned series Cryptocracy, created with the help of DC Comics artist Pete Woods.

Hone your skills growing flowers and vegetables and landscaping in this climate at the Charleston City Greenhouse in Hampton Park.

Get a taste of live, acoustic music at Palmetto Brewing from 4 to 6 p.m. The tasting room opens at 1 p.m. and guests can purchase bar snacks like salsa, pimento cheese, and beer brats.


The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. lets you peruse local goods while jamming out to sweet beats.

The Phantom Film Society presents Sexy Beast, a British crime thriller directed by Jonathan Glazer, starring Ray Winstone, Ian McShane and Ben Kingsley. Showtime is 8 p.m. at PULP, and donations are suggested.

Participate in a free swing dance lesson followed by live music from the V-Tones at Prohibition on King. Lesson begins at 6:30 p.m.

Come experience mixed martial arts with Schola Saint George from 1 to 4 p.m. at East West Health Arts.

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