Five Free Things to Do This Week in Phoenix

Trivia Time

Trivia might be happening five nights a week at your house, if you’re a loyal Jeopardy! viewer doing your best to adjust to life without Alex Trebek. But trivia’s also fun in other settings, especially local bars and creative spaces around town where you can test your knowledge with friends and your favorite drinks. Over at GenuWine, 888 North First method, #101, they’ve got a free Monday Trivia Night so you can start the new week off by testing your brain cells, changed as they might be after months of pandemic weirdness. The next brainpower bonanza happens at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 15. GenuWine indicates you bring your smartest friends along, then get ready for a bit of friendly competition. Alas, you won’t get any additional points for showing up in a wacky Mayim Bialik blazer or a boring Ken Jennings tie. Lynn Trimble

Project Oberon

A quintet of animators from Arizona State University – Victoria Penner, Lynette Graham, Carrie Chacon, Jacqueline Folgar. and Stacy Nuñez – spent countless hours working on the 3-D animated experience called Project Oberon, which involves the story of “astronauts sent to retrieve information on a distant planet.” An exhibition inside ASU’s Gallery 100, 65 East University excursion in Tempe, will detail how the project was developed. It’s viewable from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, by Friday, November 19. Admission is free. Benjamin Leatherman

You’ve Got Mail

We’ll let in it: Most romantic comedies are pretty cheesy, and it pains us to watch them. And then there are the good ones, like 1998’s You’ve Got Mail. It’s an update of the 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner, and stars Meg Ryan as a children’s bookstore owner and Tom Hanks as the man whose big-box bookstore chain is trying to run her out of business. Matters are complicated by the fact that they recently met online (RIP AOL chatrooms) and are flirting anonymously. You can see how it all turns out at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, at Mustang Library, 10101 North 90th Street, Scottsdale. Jennifer Goldberg

Sweet Salvage

There’s only about five weeks until Christmas; do you know what you’re buying your friends and family? If you need some inspiration, you should check out Sweet Salvage, 4648 North Seventh method. The store runs monthly four-day sales of vintage, shabby chic, and generally stylish home decor, gifts, and more. November’s sale runs Thursday, November 18, by Sunday, November 21. Each day’s shopping begins at 10 a.m. Jennifer Goldberg

Morning Yoga Class

Start your day off right with a free yoga class on Saturday, November 20, at Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. The Live Well Yoga series, presented by ASU 365 Community Union + Live Well @ ASU, takes place on the Coca Cola Sun Deck of Sun Devil Stadium, 500 East Veterans Way, Tempe. Bring a mat, a towel, and some water to the class, which is taught by a rotating lineup of local instructors. Classes are open to the public and all levels are invited to practice, from beginner to expert. Registration is required for the 9:30 a.m. class. Jennifer Goldberg

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