For those whose current status lacks currency, we have some good news. You don't need moolah to make memories. From trivia games about everyone's favorite two-dimensional family to Phoenix gallery get-togethers and exploring the art of Japanese cinema, there are plenty of exciting ways to show the world you don't give a buck. Here are our top three picks for free events this week.
Simpsons super fans will gather at Bragg's Factory Diner on Saturday, July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. to prove how well they know their favorite Springfield characters in seasons one through 10. Prizes will be awarded, food will be served, and, without a doubt, more than one person will yell "D'oh!" For details, visit the event on Facebook.
If you haven't checked out Lisa Sette Gallery at its new midtown location, Get Your Phx is giving you the chance. The monthly meetup for Phoenix-based pioneers and entrepreneurs will host an evening of modern mid-century architecture and mingling with drinks provided by Phoenix Ale Brewery. For details and to R.S.V.P., visit the event on Facebook.
On Sunday, July 27, at 1 p.m., join film program coordinator Perry Allen at Phoenix Art Museum for a big-screen showcase of Japanese cinema. This free one-hour event will feature discussions and clips from iconic Japanese films including Yasujirō Ozu's 1949 Late Spring, Akira Kurosawa's 1950 Rashomon, Ishirō Honda 1954 Godzilla, and Hayao Miyazaki's 1997 Princess Mononoke. Visit www.phxart.org for more information.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.