See a live performance on stage.
This may take some planning for you to do in less than 2 hours and/or for less than $20. We actually have been to see two shows in the past month, which is amazing for us. We got free tickets to Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Drury Lane theater. We also used a Groupon deal of $10 for two tickets to see Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind in Chicago. Usually tickets for TMLMTBGB are $9 plus the roll of a 6 sided die, so it was better than half off.
Both shows were wonderful. I was much impressed with the actress who played Mrs. Lovett at Drury Lane. It turns out with musicals, I like the second and third viewings more than the first. With the first I have to think too hard about the characters and plot and general "what's going on?" sorts of things, and so I don't follow musical cues or catch most of the lyrics. Such fun.
And TMLMTBGB is always a mixture of sublime and ridiculous. One of the plays involved open heart surgery on a banana, one was a beautiful vignette about the passage of time, and one was an audience participation stunt involving tennis balls. I highly recommend seeing TMLMTBGB any time you've got a spare $30 and Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evening free. The rotation of plays changes every week, so if you put a month between visits, you'll see an all new show. Yay!
Happy dating. And don't forget to share your experiences in the comments.