Money may not grow on trees, but free events are sprouting up all over the Valley. From celebrating marriage equality to getting on all fours with your pup and socializing with this city's movers and shakers, here are our top three picks for free events in metro Phoenix this week.
The Toast to Marriage tour is making its way across 11 cities in the U.S., including Phoenix, Arizona. This Friday, August 22, SWAY Events and Freedom to Marry are inviting everyone to come out to The Rock and show their support of marriage equality for all. This free event, happening from 10 p.m. to midnight, will feature commemorative Toast to Marriage shirts, complimentary cocktail samplings, the chance to have your photo appear in the national Toast to Marriage campaign, and giveaways. Visit www.swayevents.com for details.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, August 24, pack up the yoga mat and take your furry four-legged friend to Aunt Chilada's for a special session of doggy yoga, a.k.a. doga. Hosted by Puff and Fluff Grooming, this event will get you and your pooch in downward dog. Although doga is free, guests are encouraged to bring cash for the raffle benefiting Ruby Ranch Pet Rescue and Sanctuary. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/puffandfluff.
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It's time to mix, mingle, and maybe imbibe a cocktail or two as Get Your PHX hosts its August meetup at The Local. On Thursday, August 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. guests can familiarize themselves with the moves and shakers of this city, the ambitious up-and-comers who are helping Phoenix grow either at business owners, project developers, or simply strong supporters of the community. This event will feature a cash bar and limited complimentary appetizers. Visit the event on Facebook for more details.