Halloween is creeping up on us, and we’re all trying to save up for next week’s festivities. You may have already planned your costume, carved pumpkins, and watched every scary movie on Netflix. If that’s the case, then stash your cash and check out some of our suggestions for fun and free things to do this week.

Monday Rally at the Royal and promote the importance of women’s votes with local female leaders, snacks, and live music by Lily Slay.

Historian and City Paper contributor Dr. Scott Poole is reading from his latest work Vampira: Dark Goddess of Horror at the Charleston County Public Library.

Tuesday Stop by The Mill for live jams by Americana group The Lowest Pair.

Local singer-songwriter Regina Ferguson will share her soulful melodies at the Republic Reign Garden and Lounge.

Listen to Cassandra King, author of Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life, talk about her books and experiences as a writer.

Wednesday RSVP to the Cynthia Rowley Shopping Party for complimentary champagne, treats, and styling. You might want to bring some money though. You get 15 percent off your purchase.

Americana artist Chris Boone is playing at the King Street Public House.

Hit or Miss and Friends will be jammin’ out at the The Pour House.

Chris Martenson is sharing his presentation Red, White, and Screwed.

Thursday Jazz things up with the Eric Penrod Trio at Republic Reign Garden and Lounge.

Ladies, get a free bra fitting at Belk at Mt. Pleasant Towne Center and Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen.

Pop in the George Gallery to see Brian Coleman’s first solo show It’s All in the Wander.

Friday Celebrate Bay Street Biergarten’s first anniversary with an oyster roast, drink specials, live music by MOZO, and a turntable battle between DJs Rehab and United.

Check out the free screening of Half of a Yellow Sun.

Navigate your way through the King Street Bar Crawl for fun competitions, live music, snacks, and cheap Sam Adams drafts.

Stop by Palmetto Brewery. and listen to bluegrass bands Circus Mutt and Dirty Kitchen.

Saturday Show off your prized pooch’s costume at the Magnolia Mutt Strutt.

Take the whole family out to the Harvest Festival and Block Party at Park Circle.

Trade in your old wardrobe for a new one at the Charleston Style Exchange.

If comic books are your thing, don’t miss the Taking Flight Comic Book Show at The Sparrow. But be warned, there is a $5 suggested donation at the door to benefit Communities in School.

Bring your own pumpkin to Freehouse Brewery for the Pumpkin Carving Party and Contest.

Sunday Browse local vendors’ goods at Bazaar at the Point.

Swing by Prohibition’s Charleston Jazz Jam.

Another jazzy option would be to visit Voodoo Tiki Bar and Lounge to listen to Gino Castillo his Cuban Jazz Band.