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Freeloaders: Hot hogs

The week's best freebies, Nov. 11-17

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Over the years, we have seen a lot of fads come and go — hammer pants, Seinfield, Ugg boots (can we put that one to rest already?), but one thing that never goes out of style is the art of freeloading. Viva la free stuff.

Monday Dusty Slay hosts a comedy show that is sure to laugh away the Monday blues.

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In honor of Veterans Day, men and women in the military can get a free adoption at the Charleston Pet Helpers.

The Meeting House hosts a spoken word and music open mic night. 

Who wants to shag for free? And sorry we don't mean the Austin Powers kind of shag. Dance lessons start at 7:30 p.m. for beginners.

Tuesday Browse locally made arts and crafts at Brick House Kitchen.

It's Cutty's comedy time again — watch out, it's uncensored.

Music trivia and bingo combine at Basico, and yes, there's more than the childhood classic "B-I-N-G-O."   Want your more basic team trivia, then Home Team is the place to be.  

Wednesday You might not need any furniture, but you can always stop by Dwelling for free drinks and snacks to celebrate the start of Buy Local Month

It's karaoke night, so feel free to let loose your inner Celine Dion.

If you're feeling a little flat for karaoke, there's always team trivia at Kickin' Chicken and Mac's Place.

Striped Pig Distillery lets you have some samples of their spirits Wednesday through Friday.

Thursday Bring your beards and mustaches to Mellow Mushroom because they're having a Movember party. And speaking of fantastic facial hair, if you think you have the best Movember mustache, upload a picture and you can win an awesome prize pack.

Theatre 99 will try out some new material. It's a pay-what-you-can event. Do they take smiles as currency?

There's another batch of team trivia too. Hit up Basico, Trayce's Too , Manny's Neighborhood Grille, and Trivioke at Kickin' Chicken.

Friday Have you been impressing your roommates with your soulful shower singing? Come showcase your talent in North Charleston with other gospel singers.

Begin your weekend browsing new art and live music at the Art Mecca of Charleston. If you're on the other side of town, stop by the Market to browse local art and crafts before you head to the bars. 

Saturday Rockabilly music + barbecue = Rockabillaque, or an all day block party in Park Circle.

The James Island Library will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice.

If you thought we were done with fall festivals, you were wrong. St.Thomas Episcopal Church's festival donations benefit My Sister's House.

'Tis the season for plenty of barbecue, so Smoky Oak Taproom invites you to its Beer B-Que Bash.

Sunday College of Charleston students will perform a guitar recital.

Are you a fan of music of the early 60s? And JFK? Then the Charleston County Public Library has you covered with a musical performance for JFK Week.

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