Tuesday: It’s pretty quiet today what with everyone dragging themselves back to work, but you do have options. Take a look around a few art shows like From Void to Void, This is the Sun, or Color and Line: Contemporary Drawings by Gallery Artists, and then stop by Social for the Live Mixologist Challenge. Though it’s $5 to be a judge, you can watch the action for free.
Wednesday: CofC students can take in jazzy tunes at no cost at Jazz with Frank Duvall and Friends. Check out a show by one of Charleston’s most beloved artists, John Duckworth, at Jericho Advisors. Indulge your sci-fi/anime side — come on, we all have one — by heading to Park Circle Films’ showing of the robots-and-country singers-filled Armitage III.
Thursday: Billy Reid is hosting the latest event in the Fashion’s Night Out series — stop by to see a Rogue Wave Surf Shop’s Vault Collection. There are plenty of free lectures tonight, too: you could learn about land preservation, mermaids in folklore, birds and wildlife, or how to find your voice.
Friday: Free parking in Charleston? Who would’ve guessed? Unwind after a long work week and take advantage of free parking, a great view of the harbor, and live reggae music at Chucktown After 5 w/ Dub Island and the Dubplates. Happy hour specials and great music will help to start off the weekend right. If you’re looking for more of a low-key setting, then First Fridays on Broad is the place to be for fine art, fine crafts, fashion, sculpture, jewelry, and refreshments in the boutiques, fine art galleries, and bodegas on Gallery Row.
Saturday: Those with the proverbial bun in the proverbial oven can learn about parenthood and pregnancy at the 17th Annual Pregnancy Celebration. If you’d rather practice parenthood with a pet first, head over to the Pet Helpers Weekly Adopt-a-Thon at Petco to give an adorable cat or dog a new home.
Sunday: Let your kids get out their last bit of weekend energy at Kid’s Night where they can enjoy free food, a jump castle, face painting, games and more. Remind yourself why e-readers will just never be as satisfying as real live books at the Friends of the Library Cart Sale, where you can snap up the real deals for as cheap as 50 cents.