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Free events for the week of Nov. 3-8

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Winter is coming: the time is here for you to pack on a few pounds for warmth, get plenty of shuteye, and pad your bank account with money well-saved. Ok, so those first two could use some re-adjusting, but we stand by the latter — save your dollars for spring (well and Xmas gifts) and check out what free-ish the Holy City's got for ya this week.

Monday

Head to the Pour House's Mural Competition with live painting and music. The contest ends on Sunday, but winners will be announced later this month.

East Bay Meeting House has poetry and music every Monday at 8 p.m.

John Stockdale, an acoustic singer and guitarist, is performing at Montreaux Bar and Grill.

Tuesday – Election Day!

Get a free pretzel at Bay Street Biergarten if you come in wearing your "I Voted" sticker and be entered to win a $50 gift card.

Three authors for the price of none will be signing their books at Harriet McDougal's launch for The Wheel of Time Companion at Barnes and Noble at 7 p.m. The two other fantasy authors, Jason Denzel and Michael Livingston will be signing and reading their respective novels, Mystic and The Shards of Heaven.

Herb Kowalski is confident that he will win this year's election and is planning on celebrating at the Royal American starting at 8 p.m. with an outer space futuristic multi-media display demonstrating his plans for the city after the results are in.

Monster Music and Movies hosts a listening party and happy hour every week where you can grab a free slice of pizza and enjoy a different storewide sale from 5-8 p.m.

Wednesday

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America is bringing their National Memory Screening Program to Charleston with health care professionals conducting a free, 10-minute series of questions and tasks, and offering educational material about memory and the brain from 1-5 p.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

Jamie Fellner is coming to speak about South Carolina's sentencing laws and how they can be improved at the College of Charleston's Stern Center at 6 p.m.

The Citadel will also have a speaker coming to talk about his latest book, Scott Buchanan's The Three Governors: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia's Progressive Politics starting at 6:45 p.m.

Andrea Jahde is having a trunk show form 5-8 p.m. at Felice Design Studio on James Island.

Thursday

Charleston Music Hall is hosting the Charleston International Film Festival, and at 1 p.m., they're having a free virtual production workshop taught by Brent Mason and William Bares.

Natalie Daise and Linda D'Elia are having an opening reception at the North Charleston City Gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Get rid of your leftover Halloween candy at the Main Library's Afternoon Adventures class, where you will learn how to make candy sushi at 3:30 p.m.

Palmetto is launching a new stout, named "Althea" after the Grateful Dead song. Free to attend and listen to Charleston's Grateful Dead cover band, The Reckoning.

There will be a free screening of A Spiral of Film History, a collection of vintage films from Durham Cinematheque, with popcorn included at 8 p.m.

Friday

Matt Bober, Amy Dixon, Deborah Sisco, michelle y williams, and many others are all launching new exhibits, right in time for the quarterly Artwalk which goes from 5-8 p.m.

There will be a free screening of the film Freedom Riders in the Cistern as part of the College of Charleston's Boundless Words and Voices event at 7 p.m.

Folly Beach is having their second annual Jazz Festival this weekend, and most events are free, but check the schedule on their website to see if you'll need to get a ticket.

Saturday

The Wisconsin Historical Society is touring an exhibit called "Risking Everything" and as part of the College of Charleston's Boundless Words and Voices event, the exhibit will be on display in Addlestone Library.

If you're looking for some volunteer hours that will directly help your community, help the members of James Island Pride pick up litter. Lunch is provided and the pick up starts at 9 a.m.

It's Candlefish's one-year anniversary and they're celebrating by doing what they do best, candlemaking, taper dipping, and more. There will be locally made treats and complimentary champagne.

College of Charleston grad Adrienne Antonson is hosting a trunk show for her fashion line STATE at the Commons from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for the winter collection.

Join Dr. Ann Kulze in her Prevention Palooza at Bees Landing Rec Complex starting at 1 p.m., where she'll speak about healthy lifestyles and teach the audience ways to keep fit through zumba, yoga, barre, meditation, and more.

Sunday

It's Second Sunday on King which means al fresco dining, live music, and plenty of pups from 1-5 p.m.

It's the second annual Battle of the Bags at Folly Beach County Park from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., where teams will compete in a cornhole tournament to raise money for The Folly Angels, an organization that supports people from Folly Beach who are fighting cancer.

Vickery's is having their 17th annual oyster roast, and the tickets are buy one, get one free. There will be live music, Bloody Marys, and plenty of oysters and other food to be had.

There will be a commemoration at Synagogue Emanu-El for Kristallnacht, when Jewish homes and businesses were destroyed all across Germany in 1938. Author Edwin Black will be there for signings with his book IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance Between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation.

There will be a free concert at 6 p.m. after Kiawah's annual Symphony Tour of the Homes.


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