Got five on it? Make your hard-earned cash work just as hard for you with this guide to Sac’s best $5 deals for fun with friends, family, or dates.
We’ve got the scoop on what to do for every mood. Feeling…
Hoppy? At Rubicon Brewing (2004 Capitol Ave.) on Tuesdays, $5 gets you two pints of their brew.
Thespian? B Street Theatre offers $5 student rush tickets–show up an hour before the show for a chance at these.
Starstruck? The first matinee of the day at Century Theatres is $5.
Hungry? Take $5 to the farmer’s market and put together a picnic at the park across the street. This recipe is a great way to use what’s harvesting right now.
Poetic? Check out open mics at Midtown Cafe (1827 I Street; first and third Wednesdays, 7) and Luna’s (1414 16th Street; Thursdays at 8). Drop your five on a couple teas or coffees.
Hilarious? Sac Comedy Spot has Thursday improv shows for $5.
Youthful? Head to Old Sacramento to find the caricature artist on the street ($2.75), free toffee at the candy shop, and Make it Aug 31- Sept 2 for Gold Rush Days.
Multicultural? Grab a Korean burrito. Walk it off a block away at Capitol Park.
Groovy? Expand your dance repertoire at Firehouse 5 with intro classes. On Sundays at 7, you can spend $5 on a lesson and all-night dance in the style of blues fusion: blues-centric music with West Coast Swing, Salsa, Tango, Groove, Lindy Hop, & more! Firehouse 5 has other dances and lessons at various prices.
All-natural? Take a walk on the wild side at Sac Nature Center’s free weekend activities (look for “Free presentations and nature walks”). Your $5 will go to parking.
What’s your favorite way to spend $5 in Sacramento? Tell us in a comment!
About the author: Liz Redford is a Psychology graduate student, 2011-2012 ASI Vice President of University Affairs, and Sacramento connoisseur.