3 Free Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you just might find, there's stuff out there for free. And we're not just talking about sample day at Costco or the free disinfectant towelettes at the grocery store. Believe it or not, metro Phoenix has its fair share of free activities that don't just get you out of the house, but rather give you something to talk about. From downtown game nights and poetry jams to talks about taking your work-life balance to the next level, here are our top three picks for free events this week in metro Phoenix.

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Wednesday edutalk: Work-Life Balance: Reality? Or Unicorn?

Can entrepreneurs really have their cake and eat it, too? Co+Hoots would like to think so. For the next installment the co-working space's reoccurring edutalk series, marketing consultant Alan Earl is visiting the downtown office to discuss the fundamentals of finding success without letting go of some of the more important aspects of life, like living it. The free talk runs from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Yatai Ramen food truck will also be onsite to make sure listeners have a chance to grab lunch. For details, visit Co+Hoots' Facebook event.

Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series feat. Jon Riccio & Kelly Nelson

Join Bill Campana, Jack Evans, and Shawnte Orion as they host and evening of sounds and sonnets with the Caffeine Corridor Poetry Series at {9} The Gallery. The evening will allow aspiring poets to read their words aloud as well as hear works by featured poets Kelly Nelson, author of Rivers I Don't Live By, and Jon Riccio, a literary creative whose works have appeared in such publications as CutBank, Paper Nautilus, and Four Chambers. Open mic sign-ups begin at 6:45 p.m., and the event itself starts at 7 on Friday, March 13. For more information, visit the event on Facebook.

Third Sunday Game Day

Sunday is a day of rest. Unless you're a Scrabble master, in which case it's time to show everyone who's boss. Firehouse Gallery is inviting tile counters of all skill levels to stop by the art collective for an evening of social gaming. Third Sunday Game Day returns from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 15 and will give guests a chance to meet, greet, and get to know each over a variety of board games. The event is B.Y.O. board game, and snack sharing is always welcome. For details, visit the event on Facebook.

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