Go to an opening
We have a lovely public art gallery in Salmon Arm. About once a month, on a Friday evening, there’s a free event (admission is always by donation) to open the show featuring art, of course, live music, food and refreshment. It’s a delightful way to start a weekend and it’s easy on the budget.
Art is for everyone, not just elitist patrons as many might think. Not so. So push the envelope a bit and try an event you’ve never tried before (I’ve been a time or two as it is an interest of mine) but there are other types of openings at private galleries and studios. They are held for the public and they enjoy your company. So go ahead, give it a try. You might just like it. And it’s far cheaper (and more interesting), than a night at the movies, a drink at the bar or even a stop at the drive-thru.