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Short on cash after rent payments? No worries, here’s a list of things to check out without spending money:

Monday

Head over to 47 Cooper St. for Open Mic Poetry and avoid the bar, crowds, and competition. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

Authors of 100 Things to Do in Charleston Before You Die will be at Charleston County Public Library for a book signing and Q&A.

Join the Charleston Activist Network and artist Chris Johnson for the opening of his exhibition, Resilient, at the Main Library’s Saul Alexander Gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday

SC MENTOR is hosting a free info session from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., providing prospective foster parents the information they need to help and care for children in need.

Listen to stories from the Journals of Malachai Moon, an African-American sailor who traveled across the world, at John L. Dart Library at 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday

Check out Amanda McLenon’s newest exhibition, Meditations in Silver & Gold, at Charleston Artist Guild from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday

Trident Technical College Downtown Palmer Campus will be hosting a free event for students, offering nachos and cheese, plus Student Activities information.

It’s Harry Potter Night at Charleston County Public Library for a night of magic, crafts, and trivia, starting at 6 p.m.

Get a peak into Redux studios and chat with artists starting at 5 p.m. for their Open Studio night.

Friday

Continue the Harry Potter festivities with an evening of food, costumes, crafts, and a viewing of the final Harry Potter film. Starts at 6:30 p.m. and for ages 10 & older.

College of Charleston is hosting a Black History Month Poetry Slam featuring local Charleston poets, as well as students. The poetry slam starts at 7 p.m.

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Charleston’s hosting a Valentine’s Cookie Decorating from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday

Lowcountry Wranglers first ever swap meet will be taking place at Greens & Grounds from 8 to 10 a.m.

Celebrate the Tibetan New Year at Dockside Condominiums starting at 4 p.m. RSVP is required, but the event is free.

Get to Redux for an informative evening on Afrofuturism with a panel discussion, multi-media presentation, and facilitated dialogue starting at 6 p.m.

Get to Magnolia Park from 2 to 5 p.m. for an afternoon filled with dogs, food, drinks, and live music for Valen-Dog’s Day. Registration is free.

Get your year-round farmers market on at the Johns Island Farmers Market, from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Read all about the market’s truth and transparency mission in a recent City Paper article.

Sunday

Sundays are for the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market at the Pour House, held every week from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 


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