Another week, another opportunity to have fun without spending too much. Here are our picks for some cool stuff to do that won’t cost you a dime.
‘Between Two Worlds’
Moving nearly 9,000 miles from Mumbai, India to Chandler, Arizona prompted Shachi Kale to begin drawing and painting as a way to express her emotions, which she often explored through the narratives and imagery of Western fairy tales. Now her lively artworks are featured in a new exhibition titled “Between Two Worlds,” which is on view inside the gallery at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler. See her unique style and thematic approach for free on Monday, September 6, when gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit continues through September 25. Lynn Trimble
Trivia at Thunderbird Lounge
No one likes a know-it-all — until it’s time for team trivia. Thunderbird Lounge in the Melrose District of Phoenix will give you a chance to show off this Tuesday, August 31, during their weekly trivia night. Signup begins at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. start time. Compton and DJ Hart Breaks will be spinning in between rounds as you test your knowledge on Thunderbird’s outdoor patio. Food trucks will be onsite, and you could win prizes from Cowtown Skateboards, Zia Records, Changing Hands, Bunky Boutique, Cutino Hot Sauce, Stinkweeds Records, The Root Salon, Bookmans, and other local businesses. There’s no cost to compete, but you have to be 21. Thunderbird Lounge is located at 710 West Montecito Avenue, and don’t forget your thinking cap. Jennifer Goldberg
If a group of bluegrass musicians get together to play, is that a hootenanny or a jamboree? Whatever you want to call it, it’s happening this Friday, September 3, at Foothills Library in Glendale, 19055 North 57th Avenue, Glendale, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your acoustic instrument for some round-robin-style pickin’ and strummin’. All skill levels are welcome, as are singers and people who just want to come and enjoy the music. Jennifer Goldberg
Punk Drunk Karaoke Night
Come celebrate the fact that you have Labor Day off with a whole bunch of singing at drinking at Rips Ales & Cocktails, 3045 North 16th Street. On Sunday, September 5, the bar will host the intriguingly named, first-ever Punk Drunk Karaoke Night. The event starts at 4 p.m., and karaoke will go on nonstop till 8, when there will be a short break for a DJ set composed entirely of (what else?) punk tunes. At 9 p.m., karaoke starts back up and goes till 2 a.m. And then you get to spend the next day recovering without having to go into work — good deal. Jennifer Goldberg