We recently went on two field trips to open studios in Boston. Here are a few more good opportunities to get some art in your life on a budget.
1. Museums: we can get into the MFA & the Gardner for free with our student id cards. Why don’t I do this all the time? The Gardner, for example, is a great place to read.
1b. Plus the Gardner has parties and the MFA is free Wednesday nights, so you can go with friends who don’t have student id cards.
1c. PLUS you can get free passes to the MFA (and many more) at the BPL.
3. Rush tickets at the Boston Ballet are $20. This is not exactly cheap, but it is reasonable compared to their normal rates. You show up 2 hours before the show, shell over $20 cash, and then have 2 hours (dinner in Chinatown?) to kill before the show. An excellent excuse to wear that thrift-store fur stole.
4. The A.R.T. over in Cambridge also offers student rush tickets and sometimes offers student tickets in advance; prices range from $15-$25.
5. A one-time fee of $25 buys a student card that gets you into many Boston Symphony Orchestra performances for free throughout the season (Tickets – special offerings – BSO College Card).
6. What else? Let us know what your know about – great galleries, cheap but wonderful performances, etc. We’ll post it here and credit you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.