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3 Free Events in Metro Phoenix This Week

Bored and broke? Stop making excuses and start saving money. From free films at the drive-in to public poetry receptions and breaking world records with facial hair, there's plenty of no-cost ways to have fun without funds. Here are our top three picks for free events in metro Phoenix this week.

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West Wind Free Movie Night

On Thursday, August 28, the West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In is giving you a night of free movies. Take your pick of parking your car up to Captain America: The Winter Soldier at 8 and 10:20 p.m., Blended at 8 and 10:40 p.m., Maleficent at 8 and 10:05 p.m., or How to Train Your Dragon 2 at 8 and 10 p.m. Concessions will not be complimentary, but they will be available. For more information, visit www.westwinddi.com.

Reception for Poets Cynthia Hogue and Karen Brennan

Join Changing Hands bookstore in Tempe at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, as it hosts a reception for poets Cynthia Hogue and Karen Brennan. Hogue will be reflecting on life and the afterlife with readings from her latest collection of poems, Revenance, while Brennan will bring the words of her latest work, Little Dark, to life. For details, visit www.changinghands.com.

Stache-a-Palooza

Love it or hate it, the mustache trend has yet to die. If anything, it's about to give it a huge boost with its free community event, Stache-a-Palooza. Open to students and the general public, this mustachioed mixer will attempt to break the Guinness World Records for "Most People Wearing False Mustaches in One Place at One Time." False mustaches will be provided along with live music and prize giveaways. Stache-a-Palooza happens from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 at the ASU Student Recreation Complex. Visit www.azstcu.org/ASUstache for more information.

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