Welcome to the third installment of Frugal and fun: inexpensive date ideas. Here we try to find interesting, different and fun date ideas for around $40.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is presenting a Beethoven Blockbuster on Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Tickets start at $21 and with three Beethoven pieces being played, it’s well worth the dollar. Look forward to Leonore Overture No. 3, Symphony No. 7 and Piano Concerto No. 3. For a few more dollars, at $30 each moving this into more of a splurge date than a frugal one, you can make it extra special by stopping first at Sage Woodfire Grill in Alpharetta. Sage and ASO have teamed up for Belvedere in the Garden. Together they offer all the enticements of a romantic evening: martinis, hors d’oeuveres and appetizers, jazz and classical music at Sage from 4-7 p.m., before heading over to the amphitheatre for the 8 p.m. concert. It’s not cheap, but it’s definitely a bargain.
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The Atlanta Dream of the WNBA feature a few of the best players in the league, including Chamique Holdsclaw and two of this year’s All-Stars, Erika de Souza and Sancho Lyttle. You and your date can see some top-notch competition — for half the price. For the remaining weeknight games, the Dream is offering 50 percent off tickets if you use Half Off Depot as the promo code when you make your purchase. That’s two tickets for $20. The next weeknight home game is July 30 against the Phoenix Mercury, featuring standout Diana Taurasi.
Why not try a movie in a different venue? The Fox Theatre’s Coca-Cola Film Festival this weekend features Star Trek, the Future Begins. At $8 a piece, it’s not a bad deal and fits perfectly into the frugal date idea. Two hours before the show, starting at 5:30 p.m., enjoy a $12 per person wine tasting.
Tell me about your cheap, inexpensive dates? Where did you go and how much did you spend? What date ideas do you have for Atlanta Bargain Hunter readers?