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Freeloaders: Spring sets us free

Events for the week of March 20-26


Shoutout to the weather for getting its act together. We found the best free and fun events to keep you busy this week, so feel free to check them out.


Help the Otranto Library celebrate their 25th anniversary with video games, board games, karaoke, and a mannequin challenge from 4-5 p.m.

Listen to speaker Jeff McClusky discuss “The state of radio today” and his previous experiences in the radio industry at 6:30 p.m.

Emerald Empire will be rockin out at the Tin Roof in West Ashley, jams starting at 8 p.m.


Get fit while getting half off beer at Frothy Brewing Company, part of their Frothy Fit Club, starting at 6 p.m.

Head over to a puppet party for Charleston’s Official Day of Puppetry, with various professional performances from 6-11 p.m.

Will Cook discusses historic preservation’s role in preserving America's heritage, and his creative strategies for preventing exploitation.


Meet authors Brendan Reichs and Ryan Graudin, and hear them discuss their new books Nemesis and Blood for Blood at Blue Bicycle Books, 5 p.m.

Get your team together and try your trivia knowledge alongside food and drink specials, at Kickin Chicken, O’Brion’s Pub, and Drop In Deli.

Listen to pop and rock tunes from Bringers of the Dawn at Lagunita’s Beer Sanctuary, free music starting at 4:20 p.m.


You’ll definitely want to head over to The Southern’s newest exhibits After Midnight in the Dynasty and Fatal Links, featuring abstract and pop culture narratives by artists Tonya Gregg and Juan Logan.

Experience ceramics renewal show Spring! At the Surface Craft Gallery with functional sculptures made by local artists.

Charleston Music Hall hosts the music-inspired artwork of Mado Smith, along with jams by DJ Mummbls and specialty drinks.


Head to the opening of J. Stark, Charleston’s newest retail brick-and-mortar, for a first look at their new line of clothing and bags, with food from Semilla’s taco truck.

Help honor what makes Charleston great with Incluza-Palooza, with community activist members and a variety show for your entertainment, from 6-9 p.m.

Get some live music in with Feather Bees at The Refuge, or at JohnKing with various pop musicians.

Check out the March Madness Art Show & Sale, where you can enjoy and purchase glass and metal works of art at the Steve Hazard gallery.

It’s the opening reception of Slightly Askew at City Gallery, featuring works by artists Rebecca Davenport and Cabell Heyward, from 5-7 p.m.


Celebrate Spring at Palmetto’s community carnival, with rides, games, face painting, a chili cook-off, and a petting zoo.

It’s the Sewee Fire Fest over in Awendaw, where there will be food vendors, family-friendly activities, basket weaving, a bounce house, and a big burn experience.

Charleston Parks Conservancy is celebrating 10 years at Colonial lake, with music from DJ Scooby, food trucks, games, and races from Charleston Yacht Club.

Enjoy live music and Caribbean food to celebrate Unity in Diversity at Mosquito Beach, starting at 2 p.m.


It's always free (and fun) to check out the Charleston Pour House's Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Get your brunch on at Tattooed Moose, and while you’re there, check out the Red Rose Pop up shop for the hippest vintage clothing.

End the weekend with some swing dancing at Prohibition, dancing lessons and music starting at 6:30 p.m.

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