3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Here's hoping your weekday schedule is flexible.
If only being nickeled and dimed actually meant receiving nickels and dimes. Unfortunately, spending money is a lot easier than saving it. Which is why we're offering up some activities that avoid reaching for your wallet. From complimentary yoga classes to costume contests and conversations about cavemen, here are our top three picks for free events this week in metro Phoenix this week.


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FearCON Brings Walking Dead and American Horror Story Actors to Phoenix

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American Horror Story: Coven's Jennifer Lynn Warren will appear at FearCON.
Halloweekend is going to be jam-packed with great spooky events here in Phoenix. From haunted houses to slasher screenings, there's plenty to fill up your schedule, but true horror enthusiasts need look no further than this year's FearCON. Billed as Arizona's largest independent horror event, you can expect scary movie screenings, panels discussing your favorite freaky TV shows, and even some special celebrity guests on Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Not to get all corny, but this maze is a fall favorite.
You have exactly 11 days to come up with a Halloween costume. While we've dealt you a lifeline with our roundup of 2014's hottest costumes, we can appreciate that you're waiting for inspiration to strike -- or paralyzed by fear of choosing between being an emoji or banding together with your pals to become the Spice Girls. Apart from freaking out about what to wear to this year's parties (that Miley getup is not going to cut it a second year in a row), here's what you should pencil in for this week.

Fall Festival and Corn Maze

Time to throw on some flannel, pick up your pumpkin spice latte and head to the East Valley for the annual Fall Festival and Corn Maze. This seasonal event features a seven acre corn maze, mule rides, a grain train, barrel rides, a pumpkin patch, a spider web rope climb, pedal race cars, farm animals, and plenty of places for a holiday family photo op.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Read our interview with Wanda Sykes.

Wanda Sykes

Love or hate her, Wanda Sykes doesn't give a, well, you know. Her philosophy of "I'ma Be Me" has been brought on by a life of adversity and adjustment. The comic has tackled everything from race to gender, divorce to cancer, and homosexuality to parenthood, all while bringing it with her to the stage, the screen, or the pen and paper. No topic is too taboo, and no political screwup goes unnoticed when Sykes is in the room, making her the life of the party and the little brassy voice most of us have but don't use.


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Hello Vélo Celebrates Bicycles in Phoenix with Free Beer, Music, and Food Trucks

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Jeremiah Toller
If you like Tour de Fat, you should probably check out Hello Vélo this Sunday.
It's time to put those buns back on your saddles and get riding again, Phoenix. Well, if you need more inspiration than that, Phoenix Spokes People are throwing a "big bike party," according to organizer Libby Coyner, and the cycling is only half of the fun. Hello Vélo will be the first of its kind event in Phoenix, though if you're a fan of Tour de Fat in Tempe, it will likely be right up your alley.


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The Marvel Experience Is Coming to Scottsdale. Are You Ready?

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If you have ever sat there in a movie theater or on your couch at home and wondered what it would be like to actually be in one of the Marvel movies you love so much, you're going to have the opportunity to do just that and more when the Marvel Experience debuts Salt River Fields at Talking Stick for its first-ever preview.


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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Robert Brunner Lecture: Being Driven by Design
No job? No problem. You don't need steady income to make this week interesting. From free design lectures to naughty nerd talks and picnic flicks, there are plenty of reasons to venture out into the Valley. Without further ado, here are our top three picks for no-cost events in metro Phoenix.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

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Book it to Billy Idol's signing.

Billy Idol Book Signing

It's been a minute since Billy Idol last wrote one of his big hits, but he's still one of those celebrities who needs no introduction. The '80s punk rocker turned pop icon has had one hell of a ride, and now he's telling all in a new memoir predictably titled Dancing with Myself. On Monday, the music legend is coming to Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClinktock Drive in Tempe, to sign copies of his book in person.


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Horns & Halos to Cease Promoting Fetish Events After Final Ball at the Venue Scottsdale

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Benjamin Leatherman
A scene from Horns & Halo Heat in August.
Every love affair -- no matter how torrid, tempestuous, or twisted it might be -- will probably come to an end sooner or later. In the case of the fiends behind Horns & Halos, the promoters of most of the Valley's major fetish events over the last 10 years, they're bringing their longtime relationship with the local kink scene to a close after more than a decade of blood, sweat, tears... and a few other bodily fluids.

Before the company bids farewell to local fetish fans, however, it will present one last blast on Saturday night at the Venue Scottsdale, the aptly titled Horns & Halos Final Ball.


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5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

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Brush up on your Edgar Allan before PoeFest.

PoeFest 2014

Should you be unfamiliar with iconic author Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether," apologies, here comes a spoiler alert and incidentally, an obscure 1980s pop reference: The lunatics have taken over the asylum. Don't worry; The System is still a worthwhile read, spoiler alert notwithstanding. And if you're planning on attending the sixth annual PoeFest at Hotel San Carlos, 202 North Central Avenue, then you might want to know what you're getting yourself into.

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