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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 12th, through Sunday, May 18th, 2014. This list will be updated throughout the week onCharlotte on the Cheap s Free Event Page.Some highlights are a hackathon for Microsoft app developers, a free jazz workshop, and afree night at the Schiele Museum. Make sure to follow the links to get the details on each event. And please share with friends!You can also keep track of free and cheap things to do in the Charlotte area bysubscribing to the free email list.

Monday

Free Bloomin Onion at Outback Steakhouse with purchase

Free Cinnabon for nurses

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

Free scoop of Haagen-Dazs

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

4:00pm: Free evening at Schiele Museum

7:00pm: Bassist Nathan East at Guitar Center

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

5:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Skyler

5:30pm: Live music in Romare Bearden Park: Trial by Fire

6:00pm: ArtFusion at Mint Museum Uptown: Modernism

7:00pm: Workshop at Guitar Center: DMX 101: Intro to Lighting

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

8:30pm: Crown Town Comedy Showdown at Crown Station Pub

9:00pm: Bluegrass music at Puckett s Farm Equipment: Dixie Moon

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

Thursday

5:00pm:Alive After Five concerts at EpiCentre: Right to Party and Dave Landeo Band

6:00pm: Union Street Live in Concord: The Tams

6:30pm: Sunset at Metropolitan Music Series: Donna Duncan

6:30pm: Open water swim at U.S. National Whitewater Center

7:00pm: Whitewater River Jam: 7 Handle Circus

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

Friday

10:00am: Microsoft //publish 24-hour hackathon

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

6:30pm: Live music at NoDa Brewing Company: Putney s End

7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Kim Carper Band

7:00pm: Summer Concert Series at Piedmont Town Center: Right On Band

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

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: The Loafers

9:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Scandal

Saturday

9:00am: Free pickles at Atherton Market

9:00am: Junior League of Charlotte fitness event for kids

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

10:15am:Guitar Center: guitarlesson

10:30am:Miniature boat-making for kids at Reedy Creek Nature Center

11:00am: Kids craft at Lakeshore Learning: Catch of the Day Fishing Pole

1:00pm: LATIBAH Museum s Negro League Baseball Day

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

2:00pm: VegFest

7:00pm: Movie Night at Charlotte Art League

7:00pm: Whitewater River Jam: Mike Strauss Band

7:00pm: Charlotte Bronze handbell concert

7:00pm: Blakeney Summer Concert Series: The Loafers

7:00pm: Stonecrest Summer Concert Series: Kim Carper Band and Sabra Callas

7:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Cracker and the Doctor

7:00pm: Movie Night at Charlotte Art League: Basquiat

10:00pm: Live music at Crown Station Pub: Off the Wall

Sunday

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

1:00pm: Sunday Fun Day at Mint Museum Uptown: National Geographic Photography (free for kids; $5 for adults)

2:00pm: Jazz workshop with trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis

2:00pm: Family fitness event at Nano Sports Center in Matthews

3:00pm: Play Pickleball for free

6:00pm: Davidson s Concert on the Green: Side Car Social Club

6:00pm: Karaoke at Snug Harbor

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