3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Brad Perkins via Facebook
Some people say that it takes money to make money. We prefer the motto, "It takes nothing to spend nothing." With so many free events happening around the Valley, it's easy to stay busy while staying on a budget. From bike-based happy hours to football-themed fitness and explorations in early archaeology, here are our top three picks for free events in metro Phoenix.


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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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Jim Louvau
See a slideshow of ARTELPHX's spring 2014 event.

ARTELPHX

Art meets hotel during ARTELPHX, but don't expect boring wall art and bland elevator music. The event brings performance and installation pieces from area artists to The Clarendon, where they're installed throughout the midtown hotel.

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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Westgate Entertainment District
Adios, summer. Hello, free fall.

This season forget the insulting prices and take advantage of the complimentary offerings.
From community fitness classes to writing workshops and happy hour with business-minded creatives, here are our top picks for free events this week.

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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Steve Valev
Valev's The Web & The Wild is on view at Burton Barr Central Library.

"Quinn's Wandering: Of Books and Cities'"

Central Gallery, an art space located inside downtown Phoenix's Burton Barr Central Library, continues to host an exhibition of multimedia works this month. The two-month long display features the art of architect and designer Steve Valev. The artist, who earned a master's degree in architecture from Arizona State University, has called the Valley home for more than two decades.

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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Brian Posehn

We're not sure where comedian Brian Posehn finds the time to hit the road but we're pretty grateful to get a live taste of the jack of all trades. The masterfully funny dude visits the Valley on Friday, September 19.

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Mystery Box Short Film Challenge to Test Local Filmmakers and Storytellers

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Team Grace North Back Row
One team films during the last Mystery Box Challenge.
Filmmakers: If you're looking to compete in a film challenge but you don't want to be limited to just 48 hours, IFP/Phoenix has just the event for you. See, unlike many local film challenges that force teams to entirely conceptualize, film, and edit pieces in two days, the Mystery Box Short Film Challenge gives teams a full three weeks to craft a five-minute short film. Pretty luxurious, right?


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Heavy Pedal and Fix-Set to Host Summer Bike Games in Tempe on September 27

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Dustin Ground/Flickr
If you display spoke cards like a badge of honor, this event is for you.
Celebrate the last of summer's cruel and unrelenting heat by getting on your bike and going to Clark Park at the end of this month. There you'll be joined by other hip local cycling enthusiasts looking to claim victory over their cohorts in feats of bike prowess. Plus, there will totally be PBR and stuff, because of course.


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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Evie Carpenter

Fun fact: You don't have to cut corners or cut coupons to save a little money on social outings. Because, as temperatures cool, the complimentary activities heat up. From ballet performances under the night sky to lectures about the online world and downtown networking events, here are your three best bets for free events this week.


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Biketoberfest Brings Bikes and Beer to Tempe's Mill Avenue on September 27

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Tina Riddle
German stuff plus bikes plus beer-- all for a good cause.
Hey Tempe, looks like a bike and beer festival is headed your way. No, you aren't seeing double (though Tour de Fat 2k14 is right around the corner, too) -- the brand new Biktoberfest will launch at The Handlebar Tempe in Mill Avenue and combine elements of Oktoberfest with bike races and more.


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