They say money changes everything, but being broke brings on its fair share of events. From museum readings to pop-up yoga and mingling with movers and shakers, there's plenty of opportunities to paint the town red while staying in the black. Here are our top three picks for free events in metro Phoenix this week.
From 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, the Mothers Who Write group will present an afternoon reading of poems, prose, and true stories by the workshop's latest batch of authors at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Lounge. This writing group, run by Deborah Sussman of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and New Times' Amy Silverman, is a reoccurring 10-week workshop that gives literary moms a chance to hone their craft and test out their written works on a captive audience. For more information, visit smoca.org.
Grab your yoga mat and head to the Ro2 Lot on Saturday, November 22, when This Could Be PHX hosts an all-levels pop-up yoga class. The free class will be taught by Ashley Law, owner of Downtown Yoga Studio, and will run from 10 to 11 a.m., but guests are advised to arrive 10 minutes early. Class size will be limited to 35 people. For more information and to register for your spot, visit www.thiscouldbephx.com/pop-up-yoga or check out the event at Facebook.
On Tuesday, November 18, stop by the Downtown Phoenix Public Market for this month's segment of RadiatePHX. This community-driven event gives Phoenix locals the chance to network with some of downtown's biggest movers and shakers -- as well as stay up to date on the latest happenings in the city. This month's speakers will include Christine Mackay, the economic development director for the City of Phoenix, Kendall Crever of Local First Arizona, and Aaron Chamberlin of Phoenix Public Market Cafe. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be served. To register for the free event, visit November RadiatePHX on Facebook.
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