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Sacramento’s Best $5 Deals

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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…

Creative? Every 3rd Sunday at the Crocker Art Museum is free. Grab a sketchbook at Art Ellis first, where you can show your OneCard for an extra 20% off.

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.

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