5 Free Things to Do in Phoenix This Week

See Swapna Das explore "Ten Worlds" on the ASU Downtown campus.
See Swapna Das explore "Ten Worlds" on the ASU Downtown campus. Swapna Das
What can you do for free? A lot. Here's your guide to going out on a budget this week, featuring the 2018 African Festival, practicing downward dog, and helping make Wikipedia more gender-inclusive. For more things to do, visit Phoenix New Times' calendar.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is a controversial one. It presents the right to keep and bear arms, and its tenets are polarizing. When author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz visits Changing Hands to talk about her book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, it’s an opportunity to learn about its history.

Loaded lifts the veil on popular myths about gun culture to dig into the story behind the amendment and how it took shape. In it, Dunbar-Ortiz examines the racial aspects of its development, and how it has affected people of color.

The San Francisco-based writer will sign and discuss the book at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, at 6428 South McClintock Drive in Tempe. Admission is free; books are $16.95. Call 480-730-0205 or visit the Changing Hands website. Amy Young

Swapna Das
Swapna Das explores the Buddhist concept of “10 Worlds” in her latest exhibition. Her circle-shaped charcoal drawings and paintings address 10 aspects of the human condition through figurative and abstract imagery.

Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Das moved to the U.S. in 2011, and completed her master of fine arts degree at ASU. See her work between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, at Vault Gallery inside the library for ASU’s downtown campus, which is located in the University Center building at 411 North Central Avenue. The free exhibit runs through Sunday, May 13. Visit the ASU Event page. Lynn Trimble

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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
Contact: Lynn Trimble
Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
Contact: Amy Young