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Events for the week of Jan. 14-20


It's cold out y'all. While this winter business may be par for the course for the rest of the country, it sure is throwing up for a loop. Bundle up and get out this week — here are some of our top picks for fun, free events.


While the talk is sold out, you may still be able to walk up to the Angie Thomas lecture at Sottile Theatre at 7 p.m.

Get all your laughs at The Sparrow at 8:30 p.m. for drink til it's funny stand-up comedy open mic.

Check out the Emerald Empire Showcase at the Tin Roof.


The Jaykob Kendrick Band brings their party tunes to Voodoo Tike Bar and Lounge.

Head to the Cocktail Club from 6-8 p.m. for Ben's Friends Mocktail Competition; while the event is free to attend, donations to Ben's Friends are encouraged.

Did somebody say Star Wars trivia? Head to Two Blokes Brewery at 7 p.m. to get your fill.


Enjoy a daily story time at Itinerant Literate Bookshop at 10:30 a.m.

Take your lunch break at the City Gallery where you can enjoy a talk from Chase Glenn and DeLesslin "Roo" George-Warren from 12-2 p.m., in conjunction with City Gallery and the Halsey's current exhibition, Southbound.

Dark and Bitter bring their Americana tunes to Seanachai at 7 p.m.


The Hungry Monks perform folk and country music at the Pour House at 6 p.m.

New Meeting Street restaurant, Maui Tacos, hosts a grand opening with live music and giveaways from 4-9 p.m.

The Schoolhouse hosts Jamie Bernstein for a signing of her book, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing up Bernstein, at 7 p.m.


Head to Creative Mornings Charleston at the Restoration Hotel at 8 a.m. (Be sure to register online beforehand).

Dave Landeo performs at Red's Ice House at 9:30 p.m.

It don't cost a thing to meet and greet funny people at the Charleston Comedy Festival after party, held at King Street's Mellow Mushroom.


Swing by Pacific Box & Crate twice this Saturday. First in the morning enjoy a farmers market from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and then in the evening check out the Charleston Night Bazaar from 5-10 p.m.

The Johns Island farmers market is a great way to shop local and get the kids out of the house on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Head to the Main Library at 2 p.m. for an MLK Youth poetry slam hosted by Marcus Amaker and featuring a performance from Benny Starr.


Swing dance the Sunday scaries away at Prohibition at 6:30 p.m.

Head to Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. for the Divas on Tap Drag Show at 2 p.m.

The Holy City Vintage Market at the Park Cafe features ton of vintage goods; peruse them for yourself from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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