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The Best Free Events in Phoenix This Week

What's better than Mario Kart in the park?
What's better than Mario Kart in the park? Lynn Trimble

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click to enlarge See work by Kyllan Maney and dozens of other artists at Art One in Scottsdale. - LYNN TRIMBLE
See work by Kyllan Maney and dozens of other artists at Art One in Scottsdale.
Lynn Trimble
Art One’s 24th Anniversary Celebration
Once a year, Art One gallery pauses to party — and for good reason. It’s to mark another anniversary in the art space’s long run of showing and selling work by emerging creatives, including several who’ve gone on to become some of Arizona’s best-known artists.

Maybe you saw Kyllan Maney paint her mandala-inspired mural at Lost Lake Festival, or lingered over Megan Koth’s painting of a woman with a peeling face mask at this year’s “Chaos Theory.” Both have work at Art One, where the artist roster also includes Jennifer Gross, Luster Kaboom, and Thuong Nguyen, to name a few.

Art One’s 24th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled to run from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, at 4130 North Marshall Way. It’s casual, and it’s free. Visit the Art One website. Lynn Trimble

click to enlarge Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), San Ildefonso Pueblo, Mystical Bird, c. 1940. - PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF THE HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM OF ART, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, GIFT OF MALCOLM WHYTE, CLASS OF 1955 AND KAREN WHYTE., 2011.058.005
Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), San Ildefonso Pueblo, Mystical Bird, c. 1940.
Photograph courtesy of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Gift of Malcolm Whyte, class of 1955 and Karen Whyte., 2011.058.005
“Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith”
Wanna engage with wildlife without heading to the woods? We recommend an exhibition of work by painter and metalsmith Awa Tsireh. The 20th-century San Ildefonso Pueblo artist often incorporated animal imagery in his artwork — like rabbits, horses, owls, and deer.

Be one of the first people to see the new “Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith” exhibition when it opens on Friday, November 3, at the Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue. Museum admission is free from 6 to 10 p.m. that night. The show continues through July 2018. Visit the Heard Museum website. Lynn Trimble

click to enlarge During Tongue Tied’s Dance of the Dead themed party, attendees and the DJs often dress up in the spirit of el Dia de Los Muertos. - JONNY SYNTHETIC
During Tongue Tied’s Dance of the Dead themed party, attendees and the DJs often dress up in the spirit of el Dia de Los Muertos.
Jonny Synthetic
Dance of the Dead
During Día de Los Muertos, you can celebrate lost loved ones as well as influential figures in your life. On Saturday, November 4, DJs Roya and Funkfinger will play music from artists who are gone, but not forgotten. Expect a playlist featuring Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, and Tupac, during the final Tongue Tied dance party.

The Dance of the Dead-themed night invites attendees to bring favorite albums, cassettes, or CDs, and to dress up in costume to honor a favorite artist. The event will have a themed photo booth, a face painter, an on-site medium, a costume contest, and a memento giveaway.

The party’s at Linger Longer Lounge, 6522 North 16th Street. Admission is free before 9 p.m. and $5 after. For more information, go to the Tongue Tied Facebook page.Laura Latzko

click to enlarge During the Arizona Fall Fest, local businesses sell products and services and offer giveaways. - HARRISON LAI PHOTOGRAPHY
During the Arizona Fall Fest, local businesses sell products and services and offer giveaways.
Harrison Lai Photography
Arizona Fall Fest
During the Arizona Fall Fest on Saturday, November 4, more than 200 Arizona-based businesses and artisans will have giveaways and sell products.

Local food trucks, restaurants, and chefs will provide samples of different types of cuisine. For children, the event offers a sports zone with games and representatives from Arizona’s professional sports teams, and a kids zone with activities such as making forts out of mattresses, tumbling, and crafting.

Three stages of music will feature live music from local bands and artists, Japanese taiko drumming and ballet folklorico, and Native American hoop dancing. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park, 200 East Moreland Street. Admission is free, with additional costs for food samples, alcoholic beverages, and some activities. To find out more, see the Local First Arizona website. Laura Latzko

click to enlarge This neighborhood-in-a-building houses Cut It Out! Cut & Paste and Craft Day. - LYNN TRIMBLE
This neighborhood-in-a-building houses Cut It Out! Cut & Paste and Craft Day.
Lynn Trimble
Cut It Out! Cut & Paste and Craft Day
Not to wax profound, but maybe collaging feeds our urge to dismantle and rearrange the world we’re served, creating new, meaningful, and sometimes even attractive alternatives. Scissors, glue, and mingling are also good.

The Coronado Family Fall Festival on Sunday, November 5, offers numerous things to see and do. We’re drawn to Cut It Out! Cut & Paste and Craft Day at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All types of crafts are welcome, materials for cutting and pasting will be provided, and you may bring your own, but massive hoards and bulky equipment aren’t allowed in the cozy space.

Admission’s free at 1738 East McDowell Road. Cut It Out! continues on Sundays for the foreseeable future. Visit the Facebook event page or call 602-595-9600. Julie Peterson

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Jason Keil was the Phoenix New Times culture editor from August 2019 to May 2020.
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Laura Latzko
Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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