With the cooler weather this weekend, we went on a soup ingredient buying binge. Really, how many fall vegetables does one need for a week? And now our bank accounts are paying for it — the added fun of Halloween didn’t help either. At least, Charleston isn’t disappointing with a week full of freebies.

Monday Head to Jack of Cups for some one-man band action.

Find out about the newest charter school in town at an informational meeting.

Mondays are rough. Let’s turn to Ron Burgundy for some inspiration on turning the start of the week around at King Street on King Street. The Scotch crawl wants to brighten up your Monday and Tuesday. The crawl is free; the drinks are not.

Tuesday Test your random cultural knowledge at Cutty’s trivia night.

Have some young’uns? Take them to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry’s Early Connections program. 

Don’t miss your chance to see Sarah Harper Diaz‘s wildlife photo exhibition at the Real Estate Studio.

Wednesday Commemorate Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, at the JCC Jewish Bookfest.

We’ve all analyzed Shakespeare for symbolism and literary techniques, but turning to the Bard for economic hints is a new one. Hear Sarah Skwire, a fellow at the Liberty Fund, discuss modern economics and commerce through Shakespeare.

Just in time for Veterans Day (Nov. 11) the Wadmalaw Island Community Center hosts a luncheon in appreciation of all veterans.

Thursday Theatre 99’s Blast Off? let’s you hear some of the newest jokes in town without spending a penny.

College of Charleston hosts an award ceremony for its historic preservation program so you can see who are the rising stars of the preservation world.

Enjoy some violin music from Seth G. with your art at Andell Inn’s showcase of artist Michael Beck‘s works.

Jazz up your Thursday with a free concert on Charleston Southern University’s campus.

Think man has totally screwed up nature? Maybe we have, but CofC philosophy professor Ned Hettinger thinks traditional environmental practices can help get nature back on track.

Friday Young Adult novel fans, brace yourself. It’s time for YALLFest again, and this year, they’re starting off with a literary crawl, where you can get your book signed by some of the top authors in the field.

Start your weekend with some classical music performed by soprano Katherine Clarkson.

180 Place is celebrating its 30th anniversary and some new digs.

The beginning of the month means a slew of new art exhibits. Check out new ones at Robert Lange Studios, Helena Fox Fine Art, City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Mary Martin Fine Art Gallery, and How Art Thou? Cafe. It also means it’s time for another First Friday on Broad Street.

Selfies: self love or egotistical? Hear philosopher Simon Blackburn discuss his thoughts on the photo phenomenon.

Saturday Start your morning at the farmers market in Marion Square.

BYOB and watch cornholers compete at the Battle of the Bags.

Get your blues on at the Lowcountry Blues Challenge and see who will represent Charleston at the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, Tenn.

Browse some vinyls at the Charleston Record Expo.

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.

Sunday The name says it all. Head to James Island’s Sunday Brunch Farmers Market.

Second Sunday comes to King Street.

End the night with some jazz and honoring one of the founding board members of Charleston Jazz Artists, Jack Arthur McCray.