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Doors Open

The Doors Open concept is a simple one: buildings of architectural and historical significance, many of which are not normally open to the public, open their doors to visitors for a day or a weekend.

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Go On A Studio Tour

Communities of artists everywhere are getting in on the studio tour trend. Whether it’s a walking tour around a city neighborhood or a driving tour in a rural area, it’s a very pleasant way to spend a day.

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Go Local

Check out the community bulletin boards at your library or laundromat, and choose an upcoming event by a local group (such as amateur theater companies, choirs or high schools) to attend. Along with enjoying an evening’s entertainment, you will be supporting the arts in your community. Have a post-performance debrief over cocktails or espresso.

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Buy A Theater Subscription

Buying tickets to multiple performances at the beginning of the season is a great way to set aside “Date Nights.”

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Art Battle: Live Competitve Painting

If you’re in the market for a fun night out, check out Art Battle, a friendly competition where artists get 20 minutes to complete a painting that you then get to judge. It’s actually pretty fun to watch the blank canvases turn into legitimate works of art in those 20 minutes.

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Take In A Talk

Let’s not say “lecture,” which can be loaded with negative connotations. But “talks” seem to be quite the trend these days. Celebrities like former heads of state (e.g., Al Gore), chefs (e.g., Jamie Oliver), authors and activists go on speaking tours to major venues like concert halls in urban centers. Equally interesting though less known […]

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Search For Street Performers

Load up your pockets with coins and small bills and go out in search of the best buskers in your town. Chances are you already know where you are most likely to find them: transit stations, public squares or parks, and so on. You just might come across some awesome talent.

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Would you like to take in a Broadway show, whether or not you are in the Big Apple? The Broadway League’s Touring Broadway website lets you search by city for touring productions. And if your city is one of the many listed on broadwayworld.com, you can find everything from touring Broadway productions to amateur productions […]

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Fine Art Appreciation (For Free!)

Looking for a high-class date night idea without the high-class price tag? Plan a visit to your local art gallery or museum on a night when they have reduced admission — some galleries even have certain nights of the week when admission is completely free!

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Water, Water Everywhere

It may not have the hype and wide release of blockbusters like Gravity or Carrie, but we think Watermark is a must-see film worth seeking out.¬†In this stunning documentary, the viewer is immersed in a world defined by a magnificent force of nature that we all too often take for granted. Through gorgeous images and […]

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