There’s a blizzard a’brewin’ up north, but down here we’ve got sunshine for days. So while our northern neighbors are bundling up, we’ll be out enjoying our climate — and on the cheap too. 

Monday Start the week off with some laughs at The Sparrow‘s weekly open-mic night.

Celebrate Burns Night — as in Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns — with the Charleston Music Club.

Get your dose of Grateful Dead covers when Rodeo Clown performs on the deck of the Pour House.

It’s a good ol’ fashioned jam sesh at Home Team in West Ashley.

Tuesday Let Escapada Living reignite your new year resolutions with fitness giveaways, juice, healthy snacks, and more.

Want some alt-country for your Tuesday? Well then, look no further than Tattooed Moose when Sinners & Saints with The Menders play.

Joe Pasta has the laughs at their open-mic comedy night.

Learn more about the Citadel in the 1960s when author Tom Worley discusses his book F Troop and Other Citadel Stories.

Wednesday Put down your phone and try your hand at the original selfie, a self-portrait, with the Charleston Self-Portrait Project.

Celebrate Oak Steakhouse’s 10-year anniversary with hors d’oeuvres and champagne.

Laura Jane Vincent brings some folk to The Mill.

Try your luck at Tin Roof’s Bingo night.

Dallas Baker and the Deer Creek Sharp Shooters play some Americana music at the Pour House.

Thursday Learn more about the March of Dimes fundraising campaign plans for 2015.

Get some tips on how to make 2015 your best year ever.

Be a guinea pig for Theatre 99 comedians as they try out new material at Blast Off?

Friday  Head to Revelry Brewing for some Americana jams courtesy of Chris Boone.

It’s your last weekend to check out from whence, into which at Redux Contemporary Art Studio.

Saturday  Get your weekend started with a bounce castle to celebrate the opening of Teacups and Trucks, an event planning company for children’s parties.

Get down to some sick reggae beats at Surf Bar.

The Yu-Gi-Oh Championship Series makes its way to the Charleston Area Convention Center. Competing costs money, but cheering people on is free.

Bring a vegan dish to Earth Fare for the monthly raw vegan potluck.

Get a sneak peek of Charleston Artist Guild Gallery’s latest exhibit before the official opening reception: Windswept: Clouds in Motion is on the walls five days before the reception.