Everybody knows that you pay to sign up for the Bridge Run because of all the free stuff at the finish festival. Yeah, it’s a priceless experience, an accomplishment, yadda yadda yadda. But, you have to admit that all the free stuff is something worth training over. Pre-game all the Bridge fun excitement with this upcoming week’s free-of-charge city events.

Monday The summer job search will be on before you know it, get ahead of the curve by attending this Junior Caddie Program informational meeting. 

Tuesday All of Charleston gets a dose of Rainbow Row with David Scheffler’s newest exhibit at Charleston Artist Guild Gallery. His portraits showcase colored streetscapes. Groovy. 

Play Name That Tune at Manny’s Neighborhood Grille Tuesday night. See, your knowledge of every song lyrics ever isn’t completely useless. 

Knowledge is power. Trident Technical College is offering a free-of-charge college-level humanities course for poor, homeless and otherwise disadvantaged people in the Charleston area. 

Wednesday Rub elbows with a New York Times Bestseller, Melissa de la Cruz and get a copy of her newest book, The Ring and the Crown  signed. 

There’s an art exhibit showing at Sticky Fingers which further raises the question if barbecue could be considered an art form. Check out the oil paintings by local artists. 

Critically-acclaimed photographer Alan Metnick is displaying the haunting prints from his homeland of Slawatycze, Poland at the Jewish Community Center. 

Thursday Play bingo for free at Kickin’ Chicken in Summerville and win all the house cash. 

If you’re Scottish get in touch with your heritage with free Scottish Country Dance Lessons. If you’re not, it’ll be fun all the same.

Discuss pressing issues with other women over a light lunch at the Center for Women’s Brown Bag Lunch series.

Friday You never know when you’ll need to know how to shag. Be prepared by attending a free lesson at Zeus Grill & Seafood on Friday. 

Flowertown Festival in Summerville means soaking up crafts, sculpture, and fashion.

If you can’t get enough of Second Sundays on King, you’ll love First Fridays on Broad. 

Saturday It wouldn’t be a Saturday without Monster Music & Movie’s Vinyl Saturday. 

Sunday Sunday Funday should consist of art. Redux’s The Space Between Things will expand your mind with drawing, arts, and installations. 

Dusty Slay is slaying the mic per usual at the Big Gun Show this Sunday. 

Honey is the word at the Cinebarre this Sunday. Sample honey and talk to experts at the Charleston Honey and Bee Expo.