5 Free Things to Do This Week in Metro Phoenix

Looking for some cheap  — like, really cheap — ways to get out and explore the city? This week, we found some relaxing (and free) ways to get out and socialize. From readings to art shows to yoga, we've got you and your budget covered. 

Camelback Art Collective
The Camelback Art Collective will host its first show this Thursday, November 12, at Camelback Flowershop. From 6 to 9 p.m., you can check out the collective work of the group, which includes watercolor painter Andrea Merican, photographer Richard Douglas, oil painter Brian Dunigan, artist and writer Faith Christiansen Smeets, and multi-media artist (and Camelback Flowershop owner) Teresa Wilson. Visit the Camelback Art Collective's website for more information. 

Four Chambers '03 Launch
After a long year of waiting, Four Chambers Press is releasing its third book of poetry and prose. The launch will be held at Changing Hands in Phoenix on Thursday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m. Contributing authors, who include Melissa Tramuta, Gary Joshua Garrison, Kitt Keller, and others, will be at Changing Hands to read samples of their work with audience members. The compilation features 55 authors, with more than half of them hailing from right here in the Valley. Visit Four Chamber's website for more information on the book and its release. 

Mustache Ride
It's Movember; the month in which men gather in solidarity to relinquish all control of their facial hair. Some succeed, others do not. But regardless of how great your mustache may or may not be, the Tempe Bicycle Action Group wants you to bring it to Tempe Beach Park — along with your bike — and join them in a bar crawl on Saturday, November 14. Ladies (or men) without mustaches: the group requests you either purchase a fake one and stick it to your face or draw one on. The event lasts from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and an RSVP on the event's Facebook page is required.

Mothers Who Write
Motherhood is rife with material for writers. The joys and trials of raising children lend themselves to endearing and compelling stories that beg to be shared. Participants in the Mothers Who Write workshop (led by New Times' Amy Silverman and Deborah Sussman of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) will share their poetry and prose at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday, November 15, at 2 p.m. Leave the kids at home for this one. Visit the event's Facebook page for further details.

Sutra Sundays
Find your bliss with some free vinyasa flow at Sutra Midtown this Sunday, November 15. The class focuses on creating fliud movement with your natural breath, and can help alleviate some serious pent up stress. Flow starts at 10:30 a.m. Visit the studio's website for more information, or check out our guide to free yoga in Phoenix for further meditative guidance. 
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