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  • Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

    Date: 2011.02.06 | Category: Comedy, Food and Drink Dates, Indoor Dates, Inexpensive dates, Limited Run, Music Related Dates, Night Dates, Outdoor Dates, theatre, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day, Vancouver area | Response: 0

    Okay, love it or hate it, February 14th is fast approaching in the city of Vancouver.  Pete and I haven’t figured out our plans yet, but we have compiled this list of options so far.  Over the next couple of days, I’ll keep adding to the list.  If you have some good cheap date ideas for V-day, post a comment.  Let’s spread the love.

    Vancouver Date Night Looking for Cheap Dates for Valentine’s Day

    Idea #1: Sweet Heart Serenade at the Rio Theatre
    I love how this sounds.  “A unique Valentine’s night event for sweet hearts of all ages! Acoustic performances by Said The Whale and Jasper Sloan Yip, followed by a special screening of The Princess Bride.”  How fun is that?  I do like the Princess Bride.  A definite option.

    Rio Theatre Website for Info

    Idea #2:  Tenor Nights at Ciao Bella Restaurant and Piano Bar

    Le Bistro PromoIf you love opera, then mark these dates on your calendar Feb 12, 13, and 14 For only $59  (which includes dinner) Tony Caruso (vocals) and Glen Stevenson (piano) give you a show that is easily worth $200.  Tony’s voice is so pure that you will get shivers.  The two gig regularly at Ciao Bella so make it a plan to see them before fame knocks.

    Ciao Bella Restaurant

    Its sister restaurant Le Bistro de Paris is also having a 5 course dinner menu for $69.  Le Bistro de Paris

    Idea #3:  St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at the Vancouver TheatreSports League

    VTSL has it annual Massacre Tournament with cut throat improv competition by teams from Atlanta, Calgary, Orlando, Bellingham and Seattle.  It’s going to be bloody funny.  Shows Feb 11, 12, 13 and 14th.

    VTSL Massacre Info

    Idea #4:  Vancouver Aquarium Valentine’s Sleepover

    Okay, this one isn’t cheap but it sounds cool.  When else do you get a chance to sleep with the fishes…unless you are in trouble with the mob.  On Feb 12th.  Need to Register ahead, $121 ($110 members)

    Sleeping with Fishes at Vancouver Aquarium Info

    Idea #5:  Art of Loving teaches a Creative Kissing class on Feb 14th.

    It is always good to learn new skills.

    Art of Loving Kissing Class

    Idea #6:  Contact  Partner Yoga and Thai Massage

    Okay, this is super awesome.  Each 2 hour yoga workshop includes a half hour of Thai Massage (which couples do on each other) Only $40/couple.  They have date night classes happening regularly throughout town and classes on Feb 11 and 12.

    Contact Partner Yoga Site

    Contact Partner Yoga on Facebook

    Idea #7:  CIBC Lunarfest and snacking.

    We are big fans of just roaming around the city, eating street food and one cool idea is to wander CIBC Lunarfest (until Feb 13th).  Open daily between 4pm-11pm at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza

    Lunarfest Info

    Okay…that is the list so far….any more ideas?

  • Vancouver TheatreSports League

    Date: 2010.09.25 | Category: Comedy, Drink Dates, Indoor Dates, Inexpensive dates, Night Dates, Ongoing, theatre, Vancouver area | Response: 0

    Pete and I love to laugh and find that the most consistent comedy bang for your buck is at the Vancouver TheatreSports League.  Having just moved into their beautiful new home at The Improv Centre on Granville Island, it is a fun place to have a date. 

    Yesterday, we went to the Friday 10pm Vancouver TheatreSports League show and it was hilarious.  For those of you who have not been to VTSL (or not been for a while), they do improv comedy, which means the performers have no script.  They rely upon suggestions from the audience to give them an idea and they must build a scene around it.  We go a lot and always find the shows fun and entertaining.  As a warning, the later the show, the looser the players get.  If you are more conservative, you may want to stick with the earlier shows. 

    This was another relatively cheap date night as the cost for two tickets totalled $40.  We each had one drink and that was about $15….so a super fun night for under $60. 

    If you want to expand your date night, the location gives you tons of options.  Now that they are fully licenced, VTSL has a cool bar area where you can sip a drink and look out over the yachts anchored in False Creek either before or after the show.  Prior to that you can grab a snack or dinner at any of the great restaurants on Granville Island like Sandbar, Bridges, Cats Social House etc.  After the show, you can wander the boardwalk around the outer edge of the Island and look at the incredible views. 

    Get information on shows, ticket prices, cast lists and schedules at:

    Vancouver TheatreSports League Website

Looking for a cheap date?

So are we! Tired of the standard date night fare consisting of a generic dinner and a movie, Pete and Maggie vowed to find other fun yet inexpensive things to do here in Vancouver. Follow us as we explore other options for dates out with our significant others, our friends and ourselves. There is plenty of good cheap stuff to do...let’s find it!!

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