With good weather come good events. And lucky for you, not everything worth doing dons a price tag. Whether you're looking to take in some Latin culture, catch a play in a parking lot, or see a flick in one of the most fashionable parks around town, metro Phoenix has got you covered. Here are our top three picks for free events this week in the Valley.
Tianguis Spring Festival
Fuerza Local and Local First Arizona are celebrating Latino culture and community with the Tianguis Spring Festival, happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at Del Sol Furniture, 8210 West Indian School Road. The all-ages event will offer plenty of arts, crafts, food, and drink, as well as live entertainment including a fashion show, folklorico dances, theater, stand-up, and capoeria. For details, visit the event on Facebook.
Performance in the Parking Lot
In honor of World Theatre Day, local artists are assembling in the parking lot of American Legion Post 41 for night of pop-up performances, food, and drink. The evening will feature shows by Alyssa Brown, House of Cirque, Phonetic Spit, Rachel Sherman, Rising Youth Theatre, The Torch Theatre, and Monica Vilches. The concrete curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27. For more information, visit the event on Facebook.
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Movies in the Park: Dirty Dancing
Biltmore Fashion Park has brought back its free film series. Movies in the Park takes place at 7:30 p.m. on the center lawn of the shopping center every Friday through April 24. This Friday, March 27, grab a blanket and some popcorn for a special showing of the 1987 classic, Dirty Dancing. Seating is first come, first served. For a look at BIltmore Fashion Park's other spring screenings, including Field of Dreams, Forrest Gump, and Ocean's Eleven, visit www.shopbiltmore.com.