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Freeloaders: 26 free things to do this week in Charleston

Events for April 22-28



Spring has sprung and hopefully you have managed to keep your money in your wallet. If you've been making it rain like an April shower, we have some suggestions of things to do to keep your wallet full until the next rainy day.


See specially selected art made by College of Charleston students at the Halsey's Young Contemporaries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sing some of your own songs with a songwriter open mic at 7 p.m.

Work on bettering yourself with Recovery Yoga from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Listen to bad jokes and get tipsy enough to laugh at a stand-up comedy open mic at The Sparrow at 8:30 p.m.

Who needs American Idol when there’s free karaoke at 9:30 p.m. at Big Gun Burger Shop?


See a storybook come to life at the Wannamaker County Park Storywalk during the park’s normal hours of operation.

Take a stroll through the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dance to some reggae music at 6 p.m. at the Charleston Pour House.

Get woke and learn about the extinction of the Vaquita porpoise in a screening of Souls of the Vermilion Sea at 6 p.m. (It’s free, but there’s a suggested donation of $5). This screening takes place at 202 Calhoun St.

See if local comedians can make you laugh with a comedy night open mic at Cutty's at 8 p.m.


Join the Lowcountry Stargazers for Astronomy in the Park at Brittlebank Park starting at 5 p.m.

See if you can beat Shazam with Name the Music Trivia starting at 6 p.m. at SportsBook of Charleston.

Calm yourself to reverberating tunes with gong meditation starting at 6:30 p.m.

Cover all the trivia bases with a trivia night that has seven different rounds starting at 7 p.m. at Dockery's on Daniel Island.

Listen to spoken word poetry, stories, beatboxing and all other jazzy forms at a Speakeasy starting at 6 p.m.


Relax before the weekend with Seated Meditation at 1 p.m. at Holy Cow Yoga.

Protest and Take Back the Night at 7 p.m. at Unitarian Church.

Who doesn’t love music and bingo? Watch them collide at Sound Check: Musical Bingo from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Learn some history with a story time at 10:30 a.m. at Itinerant Literate Books.

Take a walk through the market after hours with the Charleston City Night Market at 6:30 p.m.


Find your zen with Meditation in the Garden at 8 a.m. in Basic Kitchen's courtyard.

Stretch it out with Yoga at the Square from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Learn how to help our planet this Earth Day with a festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See a pack of furry friends at the Fido Fest from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Take a walk through nature with a hike at 10:30 a.m.

Head to Poetry at McLeod to see activist poet Glenis Redmond from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. First 50 guests get in free!

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