If you're about to tell us that there's nothing free going on in the Valley, you can just save it. Literally. There's plenty of opportunities to cut costs without cutting into your social calendar. From pilates to poetry to painting exhibitions, here are Jackalope Ranch's top three picks for free things to do in metro Phoenix this week.
On Saturday, May 3, Big Brain Award-winning artist Joseph "Sentrock" Perez returns to Phoenix for a solo exhibition at Palabra Hair Art Collective. "Welcome to Our Diary" showcases narrative works inspired by Sentrock's current surroundings and past upbringing. The one-night-only show starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information and preview of the works featured, visit the event on Facebook.
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Stop by the Downtown Phoenix Public Market on Saturday, May 3, for a poetry-fueled farmer's market as Four Chambers Press presents its next installment of public readings. Featured poets include Ed Tankersley at 10 a.m., Emily Cimino at 10:30, and David Chorlton at 11. Admission is free. For more information visit fourchamberspress.com or check out the event on Facebook.
In celebration of International Pilates Day, IMX Pilates Studio and Lululemon Athletica are holding a free all-levels pilates class on the central lawn outside Saks 5th Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park. The community event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 3, and feature music, refreshments, and giveaways. For details, contact IMX Pilates Studio at 602-956-0222.