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Events for the week of Aug. 14-20

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It's officially the one week countdown to #Charlestoneclipse2K17. You know, that big natural phenomenon everyone keeps talking about. There are some other, non-solar related events going on beforehand (plus some eclipse-related ones, for those who can't get enough), that all cost exactly zip zero dollars. Check 'em out below.

Monday

Head over to Mitchell Elementary School from 3:30 to 6 p.m. for a back to school bash, complete with free school supplies, giveaways, and even a smoothie bike.

Gluten-free foodies should check out this gluten free food expo from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Bon Secour St. Francis Hospital, where locally made gluten free goodies will be available for purchase.

Tuesday

Blue Bicycle Books hosts author Nicole Seitz at 5 p.m. for a reading and discussion of her novel, The Cage Maker.

Palmetto Flats Restaurant and Tavern hosts team trivia and live music from 7 to 9 p.m.


Head to the Pour House at 6 p.m. for the Terraphonics’ Sample Jam, a mix of experimental and funk music.



Wednesday

Brush up on your knowledge of the skies before the eclipse and head to Brittlebank Park at 6 p.m., where fans of astronomy meet up weekly to stare at the stars.


Only two more nights to cash in on Movies at the Tides, and this week’s feature film is Jaws; head over to Folly Beach around sunset to enjoy the flick.


The Green Thieves play the Surf Bar on Folly Beach, starting at 10 p.m.


Elliotborough Minibar hosts an open mic night at 7 p.m.


Thursday

Test your knowledge of everything Friends-related at Biergarten at 8 p.m., complete with a Friends-themed menu and the chance to win $175 in prizes.


Calhoun’s Calling performs at Loggerhead’s Beach Grille at 6 p.m.

Get your fill of bluegrass tunes at the Folly Beach Bluegrass Society’s performance at The Washout at 8 p.m.

Palmetto Brewing Company’s open mic night begins at 6 p.m.


Friday

Head to the Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl for a performance from Wicked Salad at 8 p.m.

The Miller Gallery hosts an opening reception for the 1:33 exhibit from 6 to 8 p.m., which celebrates the upcoming solar eclipse.


Join the Green Goat for karaoke at 10 p.m.


Summer is ending, but the Palmetto Loading Dock series isn’t; head over to Palmetto Brewing Company at 6 p.m. for live music and food trucks.

Saturday

Learn all there is to know about the upcoming eclipse at Addlestone Library from 2 to 3 p.m., where Alex Young, NASA’s Associate Director for Science, discusses the complexities of the event.


Local folk duo Violet Bell performs at The Mill at 10 p.m.



Head to the Johns Island Farmers Market, open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for food trucks, local produce and local goods.

Whole Foods Market hosts the Lowcountry Lab Rescue team to discuss their goals and showcase some of their adoptable dogs.

Head to Mt. Pleasant's Koko FitClub from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to tour the facilities and get in a free workout.

Sunday

The Pour House hosts their weekly Sunday Brunch farmers market from 11 a.m. to 3p.m., chock full of local wares and live music.

Get your fill of eclipse-related knowledge at Addlestone Library from 2 to 3 p.m., where NASA director of astrophysics will be discussing eclipses in other planetary systems.

The Charleston Area Tarot Society meets at Unity Church of Charleston from 2 to 4 p.m. to give readings and discuss new decks, books, and other items; new members are always welcome.


Red Rose Vintage will be hanging out at Rec Room from 6 to 10 p.m.


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