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Love on a College Budget

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and you’ve planned an extravagant dinner for two. Suddenly, your wallet feels thinner and your bank account smaller as you mentally add the prices of a candlelit dinner in the North End, plus flowers and chocolates for your date and a taxi ride both ways. But it’s all in the name of romance, right?

Wrong. Didn’t you ever listen to Paul McCartney? Perhaps money can buy love in Hollywood, but honey, you’re at Emmanuel College.

Whether you’re single or taken, this Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to get off campus and explore Boston. Skip the pressure of an expensive evening and celebrate with one of these college budget-friendly events around the city.

Ice Skate on the Frog Pond

Bundle up and enjoy the winter scenery on the Frog Pond at Boston Common as you glide across the ice. No skates? No problem! Rent them there for $9.00.

Have a Laugh at the Improv Asylum

Who ever said that romance was serious? Visit the Improv Asylum for their holiday-themed comedy sketch, “Love and Other Gateway Drugs.”

Go Shopping at MIT

Peruse the Valentine’s Day Vendors Fair at MIT’s Student Center and find a gift for someone special—then, later, enjoy a FREE concert of American love songs.

Hear a Concert at the MFA
Replace commercialized gifts with a concert at the MFA. “Heartbeat” combines a musical performance by New England Conservatory students with visual artwork from the museum.

 Join an Anti-Holiday Party

Anti-Valentine’s Day? There’s a place for you, too. Join the 2nd Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Soiree at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge for live music and story telling.

Posted by on February 13, 2013. Filed under Around the Hub,Food. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to Love on a College Budget

  1. Sarah Eats Ribs (@saraherib)

    February 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Frog Pond Special: On Tuesdays, anyone with a college ID only has to pay $2!