[image-1]As we attempt to safely steer our cars out of drowned parking lots, there’s a lot to look forward to this week. And after getting those squeaky brakes replaced, you will need to save all the pennies you can. Check out some fresh and free (and out of the flood zone) events below.


Come prepared with a dramatic reading for auditions for Cognac & Roses and A Toast to Edgar Allen Poe from 7 to 9 p.m. at Flowertown Theater.

Head to Folly for a special jazz-themed farmers market starting at 4 p.m.

Ms. Rose’s hosts the three b’s trivia: burger, beer, brains. There are beer and burger specials, and you can test your Game of Thrones knowledge for the fire and ice themed trivia.

Take advantage of this cool front with a free group run starting at 6:30 p.m. at Terrace Theater.

Check out Dance Lab’s free Fall open house classes this week, with youth open house today and tomorrow, and adult open house Wed. and Thurs.


Pick up your paint brush and easel and head to The Loophole for a free paint lesson with your $15 purchase of food and drink.

Learn how to create an impressive resume at this free workshop at the CCPL main branch starting at 6:30 p.m.


Test your trivia prowess at Low Tide’s free to attend Brains and Brews night from 7 to 9 p.m.

Bring your pup to The Brick from 4 to 7 p.m. for Barks & Booze happy hour; they’ll also be collecting dry dog food to donate to Eunoia Rescue.

Charleston-based leather and copper jewelry maker Penelope Design Studio pops up at Mac & Murphy from 5 to 7 p.m.

Meet at Affordabike at 6:30 p.m. for an urban mountain ride “under bridges, over obstacles, and through some dicey terrain.” After the adventure, meet back at the shop for free beer and D’Als pizza.

Calling all runners and yogis: starting at 6 p.m., runners meet in White Point Garden for a short 1.5 to 3 mile run, followed by a 45 minute yoga session, focusing on those hammies, glutes, and hips. The class is donation based.


Get stoked for football season at Bay Street Biergarten’s kickoff happy hour; free to attend from 5 to 8 p.m., with drink specials and free samples of local tequila and rum.

The NASH Summer Concert Series continues at Red’s Ice House with Scotty McCreery starting at 6 p.m.


From 9 p.m. to midnight, check out this Charleston Music Confab event upstairs at JohnKing, featuring music by local artists.

It’s First Fridays on Broad: enjoy fine art and refreshments whilst socializing with other art-lovers and artists.

Frothy Beard hosts a Power Slam Cancer benefit starting at 7 p.m.; admission is free but donations are accepted.


Vinyl lovers — spin on over to the Charleston Music Confab Vinyl Fair at the Charleston Music Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy chill sounds on the river at Freehouse Brewery‘s acoustic open mic from 4 to 6 p.m. The event is kid and doggo friendly.

Art by Lauren Jane pops up at Celadon Home from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop modern beach art prints and original acrylic on wood.


Sunday fun-day with the Holy City Vintage Brunch Market at Park Cafe from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Peruse vintage clothing, accessories, and decor from Red Rose Vintage, Run Around Sue Vintage, Grease Kelly, Third Eye Vintage, Frenchie Vintage, Tuff Stuff Vintage, and more.

Chef BJ Dennis and the Cocktail Bandits take over the Juan Luis stall at Workshop, transforming it into The Gullah Cookshop from 4 to 8 p.m. Dennis uses a variety of heritage rice in his dishes, and the Cocktail Bandits whip up tasty, seasonal libations.

Nothing says Sunday like the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market at Pour House: take in the live music, craft vendors, and food trucks before visiting the heavy-handed uber friendly PoHo bartenders. The market runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fill Restaurant and Piano Bar hosts a Labor Day party from 5 to 11 p.m.