Looking to save some green this spring? It's not as hard as you might think. Between bookish endeavors and modern dance, this week's free events are sure to give you plenty of bang for no bucks.
Four Chambers Press is brining simultaneous literary performances to Frontal Lobe Gallery during its Mutant Piñata Show on Saturday, March 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Spoken word performers include Shawnte Orion, Jack Evans, Bill Campana, Deborah Berman, Heath-Smith Gearns, and MC Tristan Marshell as well as wandering entertainment by Ernesto Moncada, Ashley Naftule, and Joy Young. Starting at 8:30 p.m., the Festival of Literary Oddities will hold a Mutant Piñata-themed open mic for guests to get in on the literary action. For more information, visit fourchamberspress.com or check out the event on Facebook.
Local bookworms are encouraged to stop by CO-OP Phoenix's Book Swap PHX, happening on Saturday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Civic Space Park. Visitors can bring up to 10 books for a one-to-one swap and donate unlimited books for the Little Free Library project, which plants small take-a-book-leave-a-book boxes throughout the downtown area. For more information, visit Book Swap PHX on Facebook.
Desert Sightings is an outdoor performance that explores the many aesthetic angles of the desert through site-specific choreography by modern dance team Eiko & Koma. The free show will take place at ASU's Deer Valley Rock Art Center on Sunday, March 23, at 4 p.m. For more information, visit dvrac.asu.edu or call 623-582-8007.