You work hard for the money, so hard for the money. . .
So why not hold onto that paycheck a little bit longer? Believe it or not, you can hit the town without hitting up the ATM. From original performances to spooky visual art showcases and devilish downtown parties, there's plenty of gratis gatherings around the Valley. Here are top three picks for free events in metro Phoenix.
At 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, the Encyclopedia Show will explore the world of patron saints. From the holy advocates of hangovers to the designated hallows of dentists, it seems there's a saint to serve nearly every purpose. This new edition of the show will perform at The Empty Space at ASU. Admission is free. For details, visit the event on Facebook.
In the spirit of Halloween, Alwun House is hosting a an exhibition dedicated to the bizarre and the beastly. "Monster Menagerie" features artists Tom Ardens, Bedelgeuse, Dick Kelly, Kay Terry Kemp, Jeffery Martin, Kelly Martin, Gillian Payne, Ted Scanon, Holly Shoemaker, Eric Simmons, Venus X, Casey Wade, David Whipple, and Christina Woodward. This show is on view noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, October 31. Admission is free. Visit alwunhouse.org.
Time to get down with your dark side. Bikini Lounge is hosting its second annual Fright Fiesta, kicking off at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 31. The ghoulish dance party will feature costume contests, ticket giveaways, party favors, cheap drinks, and music by Borisimo, kevinsky 5000, and Adrian John Flanagan from Obscura Dance night. For details, visit the event on Facebook.
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