3 Free Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week

Bob Dylan said that "a hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom." Well, prepare to feel super heroic when you free yourself from the responsibility of paying for things to do this week. We've got three events for you to attend without spending a single dime. And we think Bob Dylan would be pretty cool with that. 


Arizona artist Kaori Takamura explores women's everyday feelings through her intricate and vibrant mixed media paintings of ordinary objects, especially through the motif of stitching. Takamura's "Patched" will be on display in Mesa Arts Center's North Gallery, located at One East Main Street in Mesa, now through Sunday, August 16. For more information, visit

"Rock City" Opening Night Party

Celebrate the history of the Tempe music scene through photographs taken over the years by our very own photographers during the opening of "Rock City: Concert Photographs from the Phoenix New Times" at the Tempe History Museum, 809 East Southern Avenue, on Thursday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests will also be free to explore the "Tempe Sound" exhibit, which showcases past venues and musicians who started out in Tempe. RSVP to secure your spot through Ticketfly. 

Bike Friendly Friday Ride to Work

Get your Friday started the right way with Phoenix Spokes People and Grid Bike Share by participating in the Bike Friendly Friday Ride to Work on June 12. The group will meet ay Rollover Doughnuts, 10 West Vernon Street, at 7 a.m., and the ride will start at 7:30. Don't have a bike? No problem. There's a Grid Bike Share station at the light rail stop at Central Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. Visit the Facebook event for more info. 

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