If you’re like us, you’re working on Columbus Day. But don’t let the lack of a four-day workweek get you down. Instead, vow to make this week a great one without breaking the bank.

Monday The first day of the week always drags on. Lighten things up in the evening at The Sparrow’s Drink ‘til it’s Funny Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic.

If comedy isn’t quite your thing, stop by the East Bay Meeting House for Poetry and Music Open Mic instead.

Local Americana band Lumberjack Time-Traveler is playing at Republic Reign Garden and Lounge.

The Kids Exchange of Greater Charleston Consignment kicks off a weeklong children’s consignment sale and community event.

Tuesday Get a copy of Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek signed and listen to Maya Van Wagenen’s discuss her New York Times bestselling book.

Matthew Gibson, the curator of Natural History at the Charleston Museum, lectures on human beings’ impact on the earth.

DIG in the Park is hosting the celebratory launch of Charleston’s newest Podcast, It’s About Time.

Wednesday Cougars basketball fans have the opportunity to meet the college’s new head coaches at Palmetto Brewing Co. and snag a few complimentary hors’ d’oeuvres.   

Celebrate National Archaeology Day at the Sottile Theatre with three short silent films showcasing The Iliad and The Odyssey in Early Cinema.

Bingo with Lily and Rex sounds more entertaining than bingo with grandma, especially when you have the chance to win free drinks.  

Thursday The College of Charleston is hosting a screening of Fruitvale Station with a discussion on the recent shootings of unarmed black males.

Hit up King Dusko to see Crosby Jack’s graffiti-inspired and Fauvist-style pieces.

Folk band Swim in the Wild plays at Burwell’s Stone Fire Grill.

Friday The Halsey Institute will present an artist talk by Indonesian artist Jumaadi on his first exhibition in the United States, Forgive Me Not to Miss You Not.  While you’re at the Halsey, make sure to check out some of Picasso’s largely unknown series Diurnes while you are at the Halsey Institute.

The Art Mecca of Charleston is featuring artist Michael Hayes’ exhibit Water Preserved at this month’s Shop and Stroll. Go for the complimentary wine, stay for the art.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at the opening reception Stein On, an exhibition of artist-designed beer vessels.

Saturday is full of festivals and family fun. The Edisto Fall Festival: Jungle Road Street Fair will feature arts and crafts, vendor booths, children’s activities, and more.

The Fall Festival and Car Show at St. Theresa Catholic Church will have game trucks, a petting zoo, the pinewood derby, and prizes for car show winners.

Pack up your pooch and head out to Kiawah for Dogtoberfest. Bring extra cash for wine tasting and food.

Sunday Learn a little and laugh a lot at MAKERS: Women in Comedy.

End the weekend with some folky live music. Captain Green is playing fo’ free at The Pour House.

Jazz things up at Prohibition with some old-time jazz performed by The V-Tones.