$5 dates with comedy

Darla Mangrum, Reporter

In continuation to $5 dates from our first issue, we discovered an artsy adventure for you and a significant other.

The weekend is fast approaching and the anxiousness to do something other than study and school is inevitable, so why not go on a date? Dating can be expensive but here are a couple of ideas that might fit into your budget.

If you or your date is into the arts a trip to the Bakersfield Museum of Arts on the third Friday of the month for free. To make the date more romantic bring a picnic lunch to share with your date in the museum’s Tejon Sculpture Garden. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 1930 R Street and you can contact them at (661) 323-7219 or www.bmoa.org.

The great thing about this date is there are no reservations needed and putting together some food for a picnic is easy.

Another suggestion is a Saturday night comedy show at the Empty Space Theater. Every Saturday night in February the theater has a family friendly show called Point & Laugh! And Shout a Little. Major League Improv puts on the shows Saturday nights at 6 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10 or $5 per student and $5 for seniors. The Empty Space is located at 706 Oak Street and can be contacted at www.esonline.org