Forgot your wallet? Can't remember your PIN? No worries. While we can't velcro your valuables to your pockets or remind you of your mother's four-digit birthday, we can offer up a few ways the financially forgetful can see the town free of charge. From prom-like partying and rock climbing celebrations to Third Friday exhibitions, here are our top three picks for no-cost events happening this week in metro Phoenix.
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Reddit Phoenix Prom
High school may be over, but your desire to get dressed up and put on a corsage probably hasn't died down. That's why Reddit Phoenix is inviting former freaks, geeks, jocks, and thespians to join in an evening of gussied up drinking (this time not from a flask hidden under your formalwear). Just like your grade school gala, a prom king and queen will be selected. But unlike the soirée of senior year past, there will be video games aplenty, thanks to the prom's Tempe barcade venue, Endgame. Reddit Prom runs from 8 p.m. to midnight. For details and to submit your name for prom royalty, visit the event on Facebook.
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Where does the time go? Scottsdale's AZ on the Rocks is turning another year older. On Sunday, January 18, the indoor rock gym will be offering raffle prizes, live music, ice cream, games, and, best of all, free yoga beginning at 7:30 a.m. and rock climbing starting as early as 9 a.m. For more information and to sign up for raffles, join the event on Facebook or visit www.azontherocks.com.
This Third Friday, stop by Willo North Gallery for the opening reception of its newest exhibition, "Hang Together." The month-long show will feature the works of high school friends and fellow artists Edward Hermanson and Brian Brooks, highlighting how relationships can shape the creative process. The reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday January, 16. Visit the event on Facebook for more information.