You know how your granddad always used to tell you to take his advice because it was free? Well granddaddy knew a thing or two about how the world works. Check out some free seminars this week (don’t you say “boring!” until you give ’em a chance) to get some of that priceless advice. There’s plenty of live music to take in, along with some movies and art shows. Oh, and tomorrow is Ernest Hemingway’s 116th birthday, so grab some six-toed cats and throw the guy a party.

Monday

Come out for a night of Name the Music for a chance to win prizes every half hour on Mondays at 3 Matadors Tequila at 7 p.m.

Catch the last week of Will Line by Charleston-based artists Hirona Matsude and Alan Jackson between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the gallery at Jericho Advisers.

Kick off your week with some Karaoke on Mondays at the King Street Grille at 9 p.m.

Travel back to the funky days with Lumberjack Time-Traveler Mondays at 7 p.m. at Republic. 

Head to Monday Night Poetry and Music for your open mic opportunity of the week at East Bay Meeting House at 8 p.m.

Tuesday

Drunk Couples at The Recovery Room is a punk rock band but could be you and your lover on Tuesday night at 10 p.m.

This overview of Criminal Law: Do I Need an Attorney? is one way to get free advice from a lawyer Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

Get in the Americana country mood as the Michael Martin Band plays on Tuesdays at Tommy Condon’s at 8 p.m.

Wednesday

Bring a blanket and come enjoy a family-friendly evening at Starlight Cinema Outdoor Movies Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

Feel green at Recycle It, Charleston, an environmentally conscious art exhibit open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through August 31.

Go bonkers with Team Bingo on Wednesday nights at Manny’s

Thursday

Lean “What Small Businesses Should Know About Filing Taxes” at this seminar on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Main Library.

Put a little bit of happiness into your week and come out to hear The Sunshine Band at 7 p.m. at Elliotborough Mini Bar.

Head out for Acoustic Night on Thursdays at the Coastal Coffee Roasters.

Friday

Book fanatics don’t want to miss this John’s Island Book Sale which kicks off Friday at 9 a.m.

Grab a chair and head out to Music on the Green: Groove Train Friday at 6 p.m.

Come hear the current Facebook Creative Director Josh Wiggins as he speaks at the High Gravity Design Series Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Charleston Music Hall.

Saturday:

Tap into the different cultural traditions at this Gullah/Geechee Famlee Day Saturday at noon on Mosquito Beach in James Island.

Come test the colors of your thumbs when you volunteer at the City of Charleston Greenhouse on Saturdays at Hampton Park.