By the middle of the month, wallets tend to get thinner, and that’s why we’ve compiled this list of fun and free events.

Monday If Mondays tend to be the wet blanket of your work week, Boone’s has a Comedy Show that you won’t want to miss.

Dr. Dogan Koc lectures on the Gulen Movement — and we had to Google Gulen Movement too. 

Ten Seventeen’s Jager bombs and friendly atmosphere should help lubricate your karaoke voice for Open Mic night.

Tuesday Book worms unite for the presentation and discussion of new books recently published by four different CofC professors. Afterward, attendees will get the chance to meet the professors and have their books signed. 

Most of us don’t have the room for our own lemon and orange trees, so this seminar teaches us how to grow them in containers. Who knew Tupperware had so many use? 

If you feel the compulsion to transcend the mundane endeavors of the conventional work week, never fear- transcendental meditation is here.

Have a secret talent for knowing useless facts? Trivia night at Cutty’s is where you should be on Tuesday nights.

You’re almost to hump day, so you deserve some free wine. Thanks, Bocci’s Italian Restaurant. 

Finally, a farmer’s market you don’t have to wake up early for. The Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market opens at 3:30 p.m. and closes at dusk.

Get ready for Rock the Mic night at Joe Pasta.

Wednesday History enthusiasts will get the opportunity to meet Rose Moore Tomlin as she signs copies of her novel Duel of the Heart about the daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr. 

Karen Gagg’s new exhibit is on display at the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery.

Get your friends together and take on Kickin’ Chicken’s team trivia night. 

Downtown Charleston’s coffee shops are popular for many reasons, especially for their hipster appeal. The Amazing Mittens, an acoustic ukulele band, will be playing at City Lights, along with special guests that feature alternative instruments including kazoos and pizza box. 

Raise your hand if you love classic American rock music. You’re in luck if you raised your hand since a Grateful Dead cover band will be featured on the deck at The Pour House.

Thursday Listen up aspiring filmmakers: the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art hosts a Q&A with award-winning filmmakers and a showing of How to Make Movies at Home.

Head to King Dusko for some meeting and some greeting at the Movers and Shakers event.

We think it’s good to try to stay ahead of the curve, and now here’s your chance to see the up-and-coming local artists from the Art Institute at its Portfolio Show.

Friday Folly Beach celebrates its 40th birthday. Plus, the beach is always free.

See Decade, the latest collaboration from John Duckworth and Kevin Harrison.

Saturday Stop by Mozart in the South for the free classical music festival.

Do you Yelp? If not, you should sign-up by Saturday and RSVP for the free 1920s-themed party.

Sunday The Carolina Green Fair is back — and in a new location. Scrounge up some spare change to pay the $1 admission fee to James Island County Park to enjoy the free festival.