Cheap Thrills


Big Idea Theatre
1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento
This cutting-edge theater cuts ticket prices down to $10 ($5 off general admission) on the first two Thursdays of every production.
(916) 960-3036;

The Cosmopolitan Cabaret
1000 K St., Sacramento
Make it a group outing (10 or more) and get 15 to 25 percent off every ticket at the ultra-cool cabaret. Or, sign up for a full season of shows and get even bigger savings—up to 40 percent off.
(916) 557-1999 or (916) 557-1198;

Laughs Unlimited
1207 Front St., Old Sacramento
Mention this piece in Sacramento magazine and get two tickets for the price of one.
(916) 446-5905;

Mondavi Center
One Shields Ave., Davis
Pick any five shows and get 15 percent off the regular ticket price at the gorgeous performing arts facility.
(530) 754-2787;

Palladio 16 Cinemas
240 Palladio Parkway, Folsom
On Tuesdays, the price drops to $5 for all shows at this high-tech movie theater featuring all-digital projections and super-size (52-foot-wide) screens.
(916) 984-7469;