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It's a big week for free things to do in the Charlotte area. These free events take place Monday, May 5th, through Sunday, May 11th, 2014. This list will be updated throughout the week onCharlotte on the Cheap s Free Event Page.Some highlights are free Mother's Day events during the weekend. Make sure to follow the links to get the details on each event. You can also keep track of free and cheap things to do in the Charlotte area bysubscribing to the free email list.

Monday

Free Spicy Guac at Moe's Southwest Grill

Free Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse with purchase

12:00pm: Lunchtime concert at St. Peter's Episcopal Church

5:00pm: Family board game night at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

6:30pm: Trivia and Karaoke at Crown Station Pub

7:30pm: Trivia Nite at Summit Coffee

8:00pm: Live music at Amelie's

Tuesday

Teacher Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A: free chicken biscuit or sandwich for educators. Bring ID.

12:00pm: Crown Station Pub: Jazz, Blues and Morning Brews

5:00pm: Mini-build at LEGO Store: dragon

6:00pm: Dirt Divas Trail Ride

8:00pm: Plaza Midwood Tuesday night bike ride

8:00pm:Trivia night at Petra s, with prizes

10:00pm: Crown Station Pub: Tuesday Night Mic Fights

Wednesday

5:00pm: Mint Museums free admission

5:30pm: Bike repair clinic at Ultimate Bicycle

6:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Queen City Charoo

7:00pm: Workshop at Guitar Center: Live Sound

7:00pm: Singer/songwriter open mic at Sam Ash Music. Perform and get a $10 gift card

10:00pm: Residency at Snug Harbor: Sam the Lion

Thursday

3:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: The Vagrant Symphony's Spring Tour

5:00pm:Alive After Five concerts at EpiCentre: The Dickens & The Flying Saucers

6:30pm: Sunset at Metropolitan Music Series: The Hot Gates

6:30pm:Fireside Fun at Reedy Creek Nature Center

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Rich Challen

7:30pm: Catawba College music students perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours

9:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Slam Duncan and Friends

Friday

5:00pm: Role-playing and board games at Your Local Game Shop in Matthews

5:00pm: The Spoke Easy Bicycle Party

6:30pm: Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: Josh Daniel/Mark Schimich Project

7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Robin B Band

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Aaron Longo

7:00pm: Summer Concert Series at Piedmont Town Center: Black and Blue Experience

7:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: The Michael Martin Band

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Natty Boh

7:30pm: Charlotte Folk Society gathering and concert, featuring New Southern Ramblers

9:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Sean Keenan Live

Saturday

9:00am: Track and field event for kids in Cornelius

9:00am: Moms get into Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens free for Mother's DayWeekend

9:00am: Free pickles at Atherton Market

9:00am: Dirt Divas bike skills clinic

10:00am:The Great Cookie Crumble at 7th Street Public Market

10:00am:Guitar Center workshop: Recording for iPad

10:00am: Lowes Build and Grow Clinic for Kids: Flower Delivery Truck

10:15am:Guitar Center: guitarlesson

11:00am: Musical Petting Zoo at ImaginOn

11:00am: Kids craft at Lakeshore Learning: Coupon Book

1:00pm: Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: Patrick McFall

7:00pm: Stargazing party at Discovery Place

7:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Jason Marcum

7:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: The Eric Paul Team

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: Natty Boh

7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Robin B Band& Kristi Ormand

9:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: My Electric Friends

Sunday

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

9:00am: Moms get into Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens free for Mother's Day weekend

1:00pm: Mother's Day party at EpiCentre

1:00pm: Moms get into Ray's Splash Planet for free

3:00pm: Mother's Day concert at Christ Episcopal Church

3:00pm:Mother's Day Hike at McDowell Nature Preserve

5:00pm: Live music at The Wine Vault: Jared Allan

6:00pm: Karaoke at Snug Harbor

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