3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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United Artists
Between grocery shopping for Thanksgiving and hitting the stores on Black Friday, it might be wise to put some affordable activities on this week's agenda. From complimentary movie screenings to all-ages comedy nights and neighborhood art fairs, there are plenty of no-cost happenings to complement your more pricey engagements. Make some room on your plates, people, because here are our top three picks for three events this week.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Do the robot.

"Musée des Roboddities"

Grim visions of the future often cast technology that gets out of humankind's hands as our ultimate conqueror. We will gladly welcome our new overlords if they are as charming as the clanky figures of Space Boy Robot's "Musée des Roboddities," which is on view through Sunday, November 30.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Jessica Obert
View a slideshow of Pancakes and Booze Art Show at The Duce.

Pancakes & Booze Art Show

If there are two things Tom Kirlin loves, it's fine art and flapjacks -- hence his ever-expanding Pancakes and Booze Art Show. The concoction of booze, batter, and breakout artists, which has popped up everywhere from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, Portland to Atlanta, is once again serving up breakfast in downtown Phoenix.

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Frances Announces Crafeteria 2014 Lineup

Categories: Events, Shopping

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Melissa Fossum
Nicole Michieli of Gilbert's Floating Specks will return to Crafeteria this year.

Make your list. Check it twice. And then head to Frances' ninth annual Crafeteria.

Each holiday season, the Central Phoenix boutique hosts a shopping fair featuring wares from local crafters and makers at Medlock Plaza. This year's perfect opportunity to don a scarf and pick up presents falls on Friday, December 5, and the lineup is nothing to sneeze at -- unless you have a cold, in which case gesundheit.

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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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They say money changes everything, but being broke brings on its fair share of events. From museum readings to pop-up yoga and mingling with movers and shakers, there's plenty of opportunities to paint the town red while staying in the black. Here are our top three picks for free events in metro Phoenix this week.

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Hunger Games Movie Marathons Hit Metro Phoenix This Week

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Murray Close
(From left to right) Commander Paylor (Patina Miller), Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), Boggs (Mahershala Ali), Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), and Pollux (Elden Henson) in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, which can be seen in theaters around the Valley on November 20.
All right, all you Tributes and Panemaniacs, we know you're freaking out right now. You have a right to be. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I is coming to theaters Friday, November 21, and it is a big deal. But in all this excitement, don't forget to make plans to actually go see it.

A couple Valley theaters have your back and are offering more than just a few midnight showings on Thursday, November 20, the night before the new movie is released nationwide. If you want to commit your entire day to Katniss, Peeta, and Gale's efforts to take down the Capitol, several Harkins and AMC locations are hosting Hunger Games marathons. You can start back at the beginning to volunteer with Katniss in The Hunger Games, get caught up in the evil, yet genius construction of the Quarter Quell in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I before the rest of the country.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Sean Deckert
Catch "Cultural Savant" in Scottsdale.

"Cultural Savant: The Art and Collections of Joe Willie Smith"

Some might call him a scavenger, others a "picker." The Valley prefers to think of Joe Willie Smith is an artist -- albeit an unconventional one. The local talent has participated in Art Detour and events throughout downtown Phoenix, and brings a new fall gallery show to Scottsdale.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Many by Isaac Fortoul will be on view at the 40Owls pop-up.

"Fortoul Brothers Solo Exhibition"

Between appearances in magazines around the globe, art auctions abroad, and exhibitions across the country, including the upcoming Art Basel in Miami, Gabriel and Isaac Fortoul are finding themselves more and more in the cultural spotlight. Hard to believe that it was only 2002 when these two brothers left their home of Union City, New Jersey, to pursue their creative endeavors in Phoenix, Arizona, of all places.

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Ballet Arizona's Dancers' Choice Blends Classic Ballet, Contemporary Choreography

Categories: Dance, Events

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Kenna Draxton
Ballet Arizona dancers rehearsing for Dancers' Choice
Full-length story ballets like Swan Lake are all good and fine, but there's something to be said for mixing it up a bit. Hence the appeal of Dancers' Choice, a program being presented this Friday by Ballet Arizona inside their own Dorrance Theatre.

It's a one-night only affair that raises money for an Artist Relief Fund headed by Ballet Arizona company member Kenna Draxton. The fund provides tuition assistance and financial support to Ballet Arizona dancers in emergency situations.

Draxton's own Storia d'amore campione is one of several pieces included in the program, which includes dancer-choreographed works and excerpts from well-known ballets including La Sylphide, La Sonnambula, and Le Corsaire.

Ballet Arizona performs La Sonnambula, a ballet they describe as "the dark mysterious tale of the beautiful sleepwalker who entrances a poet with tragic consequences," next spring as part of its 2014-15 season.


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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Daniel Stockman via Flickr
If you can't buy me love, a new life, or even some peanuts and Crackerjacks, it might be worth sitting down and looking at what you actually can afford. From free dog days in the park to pop-up flea markets and movie bike nights, there's plenty of no-cost events in the Valley. Here are top three picks for freebies in metro Phoenix this week.


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