Exposure to haute couture ain’t cheap. Charleston Fashion week took the city by storm and now our wallets are looking about as slender as those runway models. Let your bank account settle with this week’s free entertainment.

Monday Achieve a childhood dream by winning that giant panda when you get in free to the Spring Carnival.

It’ll still be a minute before the Magnolias bloom in Charleston, so see some painted nature when Eileen Power’s works are on display at Atelier Gallery, fo’ free.

Tuesday Don’t forget your felt tip pen or your copy of Final Cut when author Bill Noel stops by Lost Dog Cafe to sign copies.

We all need an outlet. Now King Dusko is providing the audience at The Un_Spoken Word Open Mic Night.

See pianist Sasha Starcevich tickle the ivories for free Tuesday and take advantage of his masterclass Wednesday night at the Charleston Academy of Music.

Wednesday Prohibition has got the mid-week pick-me-up with swing dancing lessons.

Misplaced keys are one thing but if a shoddy memory is debilitating your lifestyle, get a free memory screening at Roper St. Francis’ Mt. Pleasant location.

Life is hectic, catch up with guided meditation at Bridge to Avalon.

Thursday Big Gun is big fun with Dusty Slay and Open Mic Comedy Night.

Glimpse into portraits of our region when you attend the Somewhere in The South exhibit at the Rebekah Jacob Gallery.

Friday Ready or not, beach season is kicking off with 24th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival.

Did somebody say free shots? Start the weekend when you tour Striped Pig Distillery.

Catch a birdie with open badminton at CofC’s Johnson Center Gym.

Saturday The exceptional works of Benton Lutz will be on display at the Charles Street Gallery.

Participate in this walk to defeat ALS.

Pump some air in those tires and head on out to Park Circle for bicycle racing.

Sunday The Unitarian Church film series is showing Jeremy Irons’ Trashed.