3 Free Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Get a peek into the origin of modern subcultures with Beautiful Losers.
Get a peek into the origin of modern subcultures with Beautiful Losers.
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Word on the street and in many reputable news publications is that a woman's face will be on the redesigned $10 bill in 2020. You know what that means: time to start hoarding all of those soon-to-be vintage $10 bills. And we don't think there's any better way to do that than simply not spending them. But don't worry, you won't be bored while you wait for those Hamiltons to become collector's items. We've got three events this week to keep you busy while keeping those 10s pristine, untarnished, and right where they are. 

Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival: Beautiful Losers
In the early 1990s, something happened in New York City that transformed pop culture in this country and continues to do so today. A group of likeminded people who found common ground despite their differing backgrounds — coming from skateboarding, punk, surfing, hip-hop, and graffiti. They began creating art about their lifestyles and essentially birthed a number of artistic subcultures we recognize today. Beautiful Losers tell their story. See this movie for free Wednesday, July 15, at the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 North Central Avenue, as part of the Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival. The movie starts at 7 p.m. For more information, visit phxart.org

Test your knowledge during Summer Trivia with Marshall Shore at The Newton.
Test your knowledge during Summer Trivia with Marshall Shore at The Newton.
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Summer Trivia Series with Marshall Shore
Summer is a time for relaxing, but that doesn't mean you should let your brain take a vacation, too. Keep it quick, sharp, and entertained with Marshall Shore, Arizona's hip historian, during Summer Trivia at The Newton, 300 West Camelback Road. Shore specializes in finding obscure and sometimes bizarre facts about our past. So you'll have a chance to impress your friends and test your knowledge on Thursday, July 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in The Commons. Shore will have trivia questions in three categories: books, Arizona, and general. If you need to give your brain a break, pop over to First Draft Book Bar and grab a happy-hour priced drink or snack. For more information about the event, visit changinghands.com

Appreciate local Latino arts during Queer ARTivismo.
Appreciate local Latino arts during Queer ARTivismo.
Jonathan Beebe

Queer ARTivismo
Come celebrate local Latino creatives with the Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project and Arcoiris Liberation Team during Queer ARTivismo on Sunday, July 19. Starting at 3 p.m. at Paz Cantina, 1011 North Third Street, artists will be showcasing and selling their work. The pieces will be on display until 7 p.m. when all attention will shift to a different kind of show. Prepare to be amazed and entertained during the talent and drag show that will go on until 10 p.m. The event is free but a $10 donation is suggested. See the event's Facebook page for more information. 

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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-257-1222

www.phxart.org

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Paz Cantina

1101 N. 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-368-2487

www.pazcantina.com

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The Newton

300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85013

thenewtonphx.com

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