Copy, Cut, Paste at Heatsync Labs
Every other Monday, Mesa become a hotbed of hot glue guns and sequins thanks to Heatysnc labs ongoing event, Craftagious. The community craft event kicks off at 7 p.m. every other Monday. Get ideas, inspiration, and tips as you take you DIY projects to new levels. Visit www.heatsynclabs.org.
Take in a Flamenco Performance
Angelina Ramirez, Carlos Montufar, and Olivia Rojas bring Spanish are heating things up with Spanish style music and dance. Flamenco Por La Vida happens from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays at Otro Cafe and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays at Crescent Ballroom. For details, visit flamencoporlavida.com.
Fridays in the Park
From 6 to 10 p.m. on the second and forth Friday of the month, the city of Phoenix cranks up the entertainment at Civic Space Park. Fridays in the Park alternates between a variety of free activities including concerts, pop-up movie screenings, vendors and exhibitions, and games presented by the Downtown Partnership. To find out what's on the agenda for the next Fridays in the Park, visit www.facebook.com/civicspace.
Make It a Movie Night at the Library
Every Wednesday night, the Phoenix Public Library invites movie-goers of all ages to heal their hump day blues with a free film screening at Burton Barr Central Library's Pulliam Auditorium. Film screenings start at 6 p.m. For the full schedule, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.evanced.info.
Think you're trivia knowledge is up to snuff? If so, it's worth checking out Crescent Ballroom for Trivia Night, happening at 6 p.m. every Sunday. The weekly quiz event covers everything from pop culture to music and offers drink specials and prizes such as movie tickets, gift cards, and bacon. For details, visit www.crescentphx.com.
Take a Ride with State Bicycle Co. and PHX Bike
The State Bicycle Co. and PHX Bike folks invite cycling enthusiasts to join them every Monday for LOOPS PHX, a weekly bike ride departing from Civic Space Park. The ride runs between 10 and 20 miles and makes between one and three stops. For details, visit www.statebicycle.com.
Make Some Monday Night Magic
At 7 p.m. every Monday night, Samurai Comics brings creatures and spell-casters to the table for an hour-long game of Magic the Gathering. Whether you're a novice or a nuanced expert in the tradable card game, the Phoenix comic bookstore invites you pull up a chair show other what you've got. For details, visit www.samuraicomics.com or call 602-265-8886.
Walk or Run with Meet Me Downtown
Meet Me Downtown is motivating locals to move and mingle with weekly fun runs, walks, and prizes. Check starts at 5:15 p.m. at The Corner at CityScape every Monday night. A closing ceremony with awards happens at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.meetmedowntownphx.com.
Learn a Little at the Arizona Science Center
Fun fact: the Arizona Science Center isn't just for kids on field trips. In fact, every first Friday of the month, the downtown venue opens its doors to the 18-and-over crowd for a free evening of drinks, lectures, and kid-free exploration. For details on the next Adult's Night Out, visit azscience.org/who_are_you/adults_night_out_event.
Put Your Poetry Where Your Mouth Is
Every third Thursday of the month, Lo-Fi Coffee in Mesa becomes a makeshift performance venue for up and coming poets looking to air their literary works on the open mic. The free event kicks off at 6 p.m. Coffee will be sold, but all-black outfits and Parisian berets will not be provided. For more information, visit www.loficoffee.com.
Take a Hike
With so many free and accessible mountain trails available in metro Phoenix, it seems downright silly to pay for a gym membership. And if you're not sure where to start, we recommend checking out our list of 5 Easy Hikes for Beginners in Metro Phoenix.
Soak Up Some Showtunes at Kobalt
Kobalt kicks the karaoke up a notch with its weekly event, Saturday Showtunes. Stop by at 6 p.m. to hear local talent belt out their favorite Broadway musical numbers on stages. Who knows, maybe with enough liquid courage, you might find yourself doing the same. For details, visit www.kobaltbarphoenix.com.