It’ll be easy to ball on a budget, because we have all the best free events that’ll be going on in Charleston this week. Whether it’s a free exhibit, open mics or a farmer’s market, your bank account has nothing to fear this week.


The Drunk ‘til it’s Funny Stand-Up open mic show at the Sparrow is open to novice and veteran comics alike, and the bar is open to everyone starting at 8:30 p.m.

The Charleston County Library will be holding a free cooking class where this week, students will learn how to prepare a corn on the cob with chile and lime (registration is required).

Come with your original song ready, because Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub & Seafood Restaurant will be hosting an open mic for song writers starting at 7 p.m.


Artists Badjon and Dosbanditos photography and print show, Badbandits!, will be free to the public at the Orange Spot till the end of the month.

Hey working women, come meet other women in business at the Laura Alberts Tasteful Options, where East Cooper Entrepreneurial Women will be hosting a networking event from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Historian Nic Butler will be holding a lecture at the Charleston County Library at 6 p.m that will discuss the impact the Indigo plant had on the economic and agricultural history of South Carolina.


Go check at Amelia Rose Smith’s breathtaking landscapes at Perspective Gallery’s artist of the month exhibit.

Chelle Fazal, the artist behind the “ Feathered” exhibit at the Charleston County Library, will be creating an original painting at the exhibit from 6 to 7 p.m so on lookers can observe her creative process.

The Tides at Folly will be hosting a free showing of Aquaman right on the beach starting at 8 p.m.


Head down to the open courtyard at Workshop for the King Street Green, which will have live music, good food and cold beer starting at 5:30 p.m.

Who said alcohol and politics don’t mix? Be sure to reserve your spot at the Container Bar for Pints & Politics at 5:30 p.m for drinks with special guest, former Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford.

Unwind at Coastal Coffee Roasters for an open jam Acoustic Night.


Freshfields Village Music on the Green Series continues this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m for family fun and live music from all genres. Don’t forget to bring a lawn towel! (Or lawn chair, or blanket, that works too).

Start your weekend off with an insightful seminar with Creative Mornings Charleston. This month’s seminar will be about “Ends” and how they shape meanings within our lives. The talk will begin at 8 a.m and will be led by Robin Berlinsky and Andrew McGlaughon.

Go down to Redux Contemporary Art Center to catch the Me and My Girlfriend exhibit, which features the work of HNin Nie and Grace Stott as they explore the significance of female relationships. Open from 5 to 8 p.m.

The Daniel Island Night Market will be in full swing starting at 5 p.m, with over live music, over 30 vendors, oh, and did I mention food trucks?

Poet Daje Morris will be doing a free poetry reading at the Miller Gallery at 6 p.m. where she will read her published poems and discuss the inspiration behind them.


Brush up on your haggling skills, because the Halsey Institute will be hosting a yard sale, the Bizarre Bazaar, from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. This yard sale will feature original works, books, and other curiosities that have been accumulated from over thirty years of exhibitions.

Start your Saturday night pregame right with bingo and live drag performances hosted by Sarah Tonin, starting at 9 p.m at Cutty’s.

Bring the whole gang down to Mosquito Beach for a Gullah/Geechee Family Day full of music, presents, and crafts from 12 to 4 p.m.

Need to do your morning yoga but don’t want to miss the Marion Square Farmers market? Cut your travel time by doing Yoga at the Square at 9 a.m, open to all yogi levels.


In case you missed the Saturday Farmers Market, the Sunday Brunch Market will be in full force from 11 a.m to 3 p.m at Charleston Pour House.

Show off your shark knowledge at Charleston Sports Pub Shark Week themed trivia from 12 to 3 p.m

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