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Freeloaders: A day late, no dollars short

Events for the week of March 14-19

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Y'all, we totally forgot to fill you in on freeloaders yesterday. We'll blame the shitty weather. Without further ado, here are all the free, fun things going on this week. Stay tuned for our St. Patrick's Day roundup, coming later this week.

Tuesday

Founders of the Redux Center will be hosting a panel discussion at the Simons Center starting at 5 p.m. Head to the opening of their show, Mixed Bag, at Redux, from 7-9 p.m. Oh, and read a little history of the art space here.

Get your laughs in over at Cutty’s, with improv and stand-up comedy starting at 8pm.

Grand Bohemian is hosting a happy hour as part of Charleston Fashion Week, with opportunities to chat with fashion-forward artists.

Wednesday

Brooklyn-based painter Josephine Halvorson will give a lecture at the Halsey Institute, discussing painting from observation.

Time is running out to glimpse the National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in Riverfront Park, so make sure to head over before it’s gone.


Test your trivia skills over at Kickin Chicken or O’Brions Pub, starting at 8 p.m.

Thursday

Fabulon Center for Art and Education hosts a photography exhibition and book signing by author/artist Andrew Feiler.

Sip & Stroll is back in Kiawah for spring, with promotions, sales, and events at various stores, with snacks and drinks along the way.

Enjoy some good art and jazz music at Reinert Fine Art Gallery, with sculptures and complimentary wine.

Check out Red Rose Vintage pop-up shop for some trendy vintage clothes over at Taco Boy from 5-9 p.m.

Friday

It’s the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on King Street with local schools, clubs, music groups, and plenty of green.

Jam out to the party music of The Night Caps at Smoke BBQ, starting at 10:30 p.m.

Head to the Mitchell Hill Gallery for Brian Nash’s art opening as part of Charleston Fashion Week, and enjoy food and drinks while chatting with the artist.

Palmetto Brewing Co. hosts their weekly Loading Dock Series, with food trucks, three acts of live music, and plenty of room for the kids and the pups.

Saturday

It’s the Mt. Pleasant ArtFest, with art from local and regional artists using a variety of art forms, and opportunities for the kiddos to make their own masterpieces.

It’s looking like an art filled weekend, with Art in the Barn featuring food, art, and fun, free and open to the public.

Listen to the Americana tunes of Tim Falvey at the Elliotborough Mini Bar, from 8-11 p.m.

There’s something for everyone at the Johns Island Farmers Market, with bounce castles, artisanal foods, fresh produce and seafood, and live music.

Check out the PBR Dirty Southeast Block Fest at The Sparrow, with drink specials and rock music by Hubris, Madam Adam, and more.

Sunday

End your weekend with some swing dancing lessons at Prohibition starting at 6:30 p.m.

It’s the Tides of March Arts & Crafts Show, with wood work, jewelry, and various works of original art.

Wrap up St. Patty’s Day weekend with some traditional Irish music at McCann’s Irish Pub at 5:30 p.m.

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