3 Free Things To Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Saving something is never a bad thing. Save a life? You're a hero. Save the world? You're a super hero. Save the last dance? You're Julia Stiles. But our favorite kind of saving is saving money. We've got three events around Phoenix this week that will help you do just that while also saving you from the boredom of an empty social calendar. You can thank us later. 

Filmstock Social

Hey, aspiring actors and actresses, grab your headshots, your resumes, and the widest array of emotions you can portray at the drop of a hat, and head over to DeSosoto Central Market, 915 North Central Avenue, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, for the second Filmstock Social. Not only will this be a great opportunity for networking with other locals in the industry, but several filmmakers will speak about what they could use help with and what they need to finish their films. Movie lovers in general are also welcome to simply nerd out with like minded people in one of downtown's coolest new spaces. For more information, visit the Facebook event

"Painted Skies" Opening Reception

Prepare for some serious local love when "Painted Skies" opens at Modified Arts in partnership with Local First Arizona on Friday, June 19. This exhibition is all about the beauty, both natural and manmade, of our state and the desert within it. Photographers and native Arizonans Lisa Olson and Terry Pisel invite you to view some of our state's most unique features through their eyes but all against the backdrop of Arizona's sky. This reception is also a part of National Independents' Week to celebrate independent businesses across the country. The opening reception takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at 407 East Roosevelt Street. Visit for more info. 

Experimental Art Night

Join other local artists as they test out their pieces-in-progress at nueBOX's Experimental Art Night. EAN allows performance artists the chance to run through unfinished or newly finished pieces for a supportive, informal audience. On Saturday, June 20, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in room 302 at Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 North Third Street, about nine artists, including Felix El Cruz, Sondra Carr, and Matthew Bender Mosher, will give it their all. For more information, visit

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