The first weekend of school is a great time to relax and have fun. Homework hasn’t set in and there’s been a chance to check out the hotties in all your classes. This weekend may be the perfect opportunity to get to know someone new. Here is a list of some ideas for cheap dates in and around Ogden.
1. Coleman’s Motor-Vu Drive-in Movie Theater
A good, old-fashioned drive-in movie theater is a great date idea for movie enthusiasts. Beginning at sundown, the Motor-Vu offers double feature events of newly-released movies. For one ticket price, patrons watch two movies from the comfort of their own vehicle. Movie schedules change weekly, so check Motor-Vu’s website to see upcoming movies. Playing this Labor Day weekend are “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and Disney’s “Planes: Fire and Rescue.”
When: Every night, starting at dusk
Where: 5368 S. 1050 W., Ogden, UT 84405
Price: Adults (ages 12+) – $7.50, children (ages 5-11) – $3.50, children 4 and under – free
2. Ogden Farmers Market
In addition to offering fresh fruit and veggies, the Ogden Farmers Market offers an eclectic mix of handcrafted items, local art and live performances. Vendors set up their booths in and around the Ogden City Municipal Gardens, sometimes stretching into Historic 25th Street. In addition to fresh, local food and crafts, the farmers market also offers live local music. Musicians play throughout the market as well as on the stage of the Ogden Amphitheater which is also located in the Ogden City Municipal Gardens.
When: Saturdays through Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Historic 25th Street and Grant Avenue Ogden, UT 84401
3. Off the Wall Comedy Improv
After a week of sitting through boring classes, who doesn’t need a good laugh? Off the Wall is the perfect solution for anyone with a case of the first week slumps. The Off the Wall does a “Whose Line is it Anyway?”-style comedy improv show. This means that the actors on stage do just about anything the audience suggests and make it as funny as possible.
When: Friday nights, 10:30 p.m. to midnight
Where: The Ziegfeld Theater, 3934 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah 84403
Price: $5 per ticket
For music enthusiasts, especially those on tighter budgets, Graywhale can be the holy grail of music stores. Specializing in used music, Graywhale offers new and used entertainment of every sort, from Nintendo 64 cartridges to the newest consoles, vinyl records and iTunes cards. Graywhale also offers a wide variety of new and used movies. Grabbing a cheap, old-school movie or vinyl and spending the evening bantering about it could open up the opportunity for another date in the future.
When: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 4062 Riverdale Road, Ogden, UT
Price: Varies. Used CDs start at $2.99