Every time the warm weather shows up after that long Charleston winter, we over indulge. There's nothing nicer than sipping on a beer on a sunbathed patio. But those beers can add up. Have no fear, here's your day-by-day freebie play to help you save those precious pennies for that glorious day in the sun this weekend.
Monday — Step up your photography game and stop by Charleston's Center for Photography's Second Monday lecture series.
Tuesday — Stop by Bay Street Biergarten to show emerging musicians some love.
Spring brings back some of our favorite freebies: farmers markets. Stop by the one in Mt. P to browse the produce — you may even get some samples that won't cost you a penny.
Knowledge may be power, but it can also be free. So glean some extra smarts at the St. Philip Street dive bar's trivia night. Or if you're in more of a musical mood, try playing Name that Tune at Manny's.
It's been 20 years since the Rwandan genocide, and College of Charleston's African studies program is putting on a film series to commemorate the anniversary. Check out the last two films in the series on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wednesday — Don't be like Don Quixote. Peacefully learn about windmills at this lecture put on by the library.
Get through your hump day with guided meditation.
Thursday — Michael Mitchell Gallery hosts an opening reception for J.K. Crum's and Marissa Vogl's latest works.
The New Public goes behind the scenes of a Brooklyn-area high school that uses an arts-based curriculum to try and turn around the average graduation rate of 40 percent.
Marion Square plays host to Take Back the Night, a rally held worldwide that allows survivors to speak out against sexual assault and raise public awareness through empowerment.
Sometimes we like to have music to help us shop. Thankfully, the North Charleston Farmers Market knows what's up and provides some jams for us.
Friday — It's time for free movies in Marion Square again. Bring a blanket or a chair and watch Monsters University.
Freshfields Village is celebrating the warmer spring temps with a free concert.
Stop by the Art Mecca for their Upper King Street Shop and Stroll. There's a good chance you'll get some wine out of it.
Saturday — Have a pup? Your four-legged fur pal can finally pay you back for all that dog food by getting you free entry into the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum.
There's a horror movie festival in town this weekend that costs some bones, but there's a free art exhibit that's accompanying the gore fest.
Update your music collection with some vinyl at Record Store Day. We know how backward that sounds.
Jane Austen fans are gathering to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mansfield Park's publication. It wouldn't be correct plot-wise, but maybe you'll meet your own Mr. Darcy there.
Sunday — Celebrate Easter with beer and bar games at the Tin Roof.