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This week has some especially fun free events. All in all there are 113 free events, with more being added, from Monday, August 4th, 2014, to Sunday, August 10th. Some highlights are the return of the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival, Charlotte Folk Society monthly concert, Blues Out Back at Gaston County Museum and Bon Odori Japanese Festival. Make sure to follow each link to get the necessary details. If you're not doing this already, you can subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap's daily emails.

Monday

Free Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse with purchase

7:00am:

Yoga class at Carolina Theatre Pocket Park

10:15am:

"Frozen" at West Boulevard Library

12:00pm:

Movie: "The Pirate Fairy" at Davidson Library

2:00pm:

Movie: "Finding Nemo" at Plaza Midwood Library

5:00pm:

Family board game night at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

5:30pm:

Yoga PIlates class in Romare Bearden Park

6:00pm:

Watch 1st rehearsal of "River City" with Actor's Theatre. Free beer & pizza

6:00pm:

Free Yoga at The Pizza Peel on Central

6:00pm:

Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company

7:00pm:

Free Yoga at Midtown Park with donation

7:30pm:

Trivia Nite at Summit Coffee

8:00pm:

Live music at Amelie's

8:00pm:

Open mic at Tin Roof at EpiCentre

Tuesday

6:00am:

Bootcamp at Romare Bearden Park

10:00am:

Movie at Arsley Grand Cinemas: Kung Fu Panda

11:30am:

Performance at Carolina Theatre Pocket Park: Greg Brewster, guitarist

12:00pm:

Music Box Lunch at Romare Bearden Park: Matt Stratford

2:00pm:

Movie: "Catching Fire" at University City Regional Library

3:00pm:

Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream Social at Independence Library

5:00pm:

Picnic in the Park for opening of Playscape at Brightwalk

5:00pm:

LEGO Mini-Build: monkey

5:30pm:

Zumba at Romare Bearden Park

6:00pm:

Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company

7:00pm:

Star Wars event at Barnes & Noble in Birkdale Village

8:00pm:

Trivia night at Petra's

Wednesday

11:30am:

Performance at Carolina Theatre Pocket Park: Noel Freidline on piano & Tim Gordon on saxophone; Charlotte Amateur Astronomers program on the sun

12:00pm:

Charlotte Motor Speedway Parade of Power

2:00pm:

The Balloon Lady at Myers Park Library

2:00pm:

Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream Social at Morrison Library

3:00pm:

Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream Social at South County Library

4:00pm:

Kids activity at Burger 21 in Ballantyne: make a party hat

5:00pm:

Free admission to Mint Museum

5:00pm:

Wine on Wednesdays at Mint Museum Uptown

5:30pm:

Yoga Pilates at Romare Bearden Park

5:30pm:

Live music at Romare Bearden Park: Band of Oz

6:00pm:

1920s and 1930s Blues Music with Sidewalk Bob at Mint Hill Library

6:00pm:

Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company

6:30pm:

Brewery tour at Triple C Brewing Company

6:30pm:

Brewery tour at Birdsong Company

7:00pm:

Trivia and Karaoke at Tin Roof

7:00pm:

Live Sound 101 at Guitar Center

7:00pm:

Beer tasting at Common Market Plaza Midwood

7:00pm:

Singer/songwriter Open Mic at Sam Ash. Perform and get a $10 gift card

8:30pm:

Cornelius Outdoor Cinema at Kenton Place: Hunger Games–Catching Fire

8:30pm:

Crown Town Comedy Showdown

Thursday

6:00am:

Bootcamp at Romare Bearden Park

10:00am:

Movie at Arsley Grand Cinemas: Kung Fu Panda

11:30am:

Carolina Theatre Pocket Park: Jeff Brown, guitarist

3:00pm:

Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream Social at South County Library

5:00pm:

Alive After Five at Epicentre–The Backbeat

5:30pm:

Zumba at Romare Bearden Park

5:30pm:

48 Hour Film Project Auditions. Follow link for details

6:00pm:

Open-water swim at U.S. National Whitewater Center

6:00pm:

Beer tasting at Common Market SouthEnd

6:00pm:

Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company

7:00pm:

Live music at The Wine Vault: Andrew McElmurry

7:00pm:

Whitewater River Jam: Cedric Burnside

7:30pm:

Charlotte Shakespeare: Measure for Measure

8:00pm:

Live music at Summit Coffee: BPM Networ

10:00pm:

Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Jacob Reynolds Band

Friday

8:00am:

Grits 'n' Granite Bonspiel Curling Tournament

12:00pm:

Music Box lunch at Romare Bearden Park: Sabra Callas

2:00pm:

Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream Social at Mint Hill Library

2:00pm:

"Frozen" at Cornelius Library

5:00pm:

Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

5:00pm:

Brewery tour at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

6:00pm:

Live music at Birdsong Brewing Co.: Michael Haywood

6:00pm:

Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company

6:30pm:

Blues Out Back at Gaston County Museum: Matt Walsh

6:30pm:

Live music at NoDa Brewing: Dave Desmelik

6:30pm:

Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Empire Theory

7:00pm:

Movies under the stars at Southpark: Despicable Me 2

7:00pm:

Music on the Green at Promenade on Providence: The Undercover Band

7:00pm:

Birkdale Village Mingling on the Green concert: The John Woodall Band

7:00pm:

Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Leslie and Friends

7:00pm:

Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Early Ray Band

7:00pm:

Live music at The Wine Vault: Jonah Moore

7:30pm:

Charlotte Folk Society gathering and concert: guitarists Wayne Henderson & Clay Lunsford

8:00pm:

Charlotte Shakespeare: Measure for Measure

8:45pm:

Kannapolis outdoor movie at Village Park: The Nut Job

10:00pm:

Live music at Tin Roof at EpiCentre: Jacob Reynolds Band. Arrive before 10 p.m. for free admission.

Saturday

8:00am:

Grits 'n' Granite Bonspiel Curling Tournament

9:00am:

Free pickles at Atherton Market

10:00am:

Lowes Build and Grow clinic for kids: Monsters vs. Aliens Trolley

10:00am:

Workshop at Guitar Center: Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools

10:15am:

Group bass lesson at Guitar Center

11:00am:

Bon Odori Japanese Festival

11:00am:

Kids' craft at Lakeshore Learning–Summer Spinning Top

2:00pm:

Brewery Tour at Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (also at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm)

2:00pm:

Charlotte Shakespeare: Measure for Measure

5:00pm:

Food Truck Family Jam and Classic Car Invitational at Providence United Methodist Church

5:00pm:

Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company

6:00pm:

Live music at Birdsong Brewing Co.: John Stiela

7:00pm:

Whitewater River Jam: The Ballroom Thieves

7:00pm:

Music on the Green at Promenade on Providence: Carolina Music Machine

7:00pm:

Live music at The Wine Vault: Brandon Kirkley

7:00pm:

Birkdale Village Mingling on the Green Concert Series: The Early Arrivals

7:00pm:

Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Early Ray Band

7:00pm:

Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Leslie and Friends & Bradley Parks

7:30pm:

Sketch comedy by InsomniACTS at Theatre Charlotte: We Woke Up Like This

8:00pm:

Charlotte Shakespeare: Measure for Measure

8:00pm:

Live music at Summit Coffee: Dixie Moon

8:30pm:

Cornelius Outdoor Cinema at Cornelius Town Hall: The LEGO Movie

10:00pm:

Live music at Tin Roof: Sean Rivers Band. Arrive before 10 p.m. for free admission

Sunday

Free admission to Levine Museum of the New South for groups of fewer than 10 people

11:00am:

Grits 'n' Granite Bonspiel Curling Tournament

3:00pm

Brewery tour at NoDa Brewing Company

3:00pm:

Live music at Tin Roof: Elonzo with The Willhelm Bros

3:00pm:

Charlotte Shakespeare: Measure for Measure

4:00pm:

Birkdale Village Mingling on the Green Concert Series: Robert E. Trice Jr.

5:00pm:

Live music at The Wine Vault: Aaron Longo

6:00pm:

Karaoke at Snug Harbor

7:00pm:

Organ recital: Adam Ward at Providence United Methodist Church

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