10 things to do under $10

Alexis Pfeifer

Firefly Bar: $9.95

Experience a hookah bar that offers over 25 different flavors, as well as cakes, cheesecakes and drinks. Located in downtown Kent, Firefly is open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday to Wednesday and 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday to Saturday. Get a group of friends together to split the cost, and make your night even cheaper.

Kent Lanes 11th Frame: $3-3.50

Located on Water Street, this bowling alley offers daily bowling for just $3 or $3.50 Friday to Sunday. Take a break from the match to stop by the Snack Shop to satisfy your hunger. After the match has ended, visit The Frame for a drink or two and a dance party with a live DJ on Fridays and Saturdays. Visit http://KentLanes.com/ for additional information.

Flash Flix: $1-3

Don’t want to spend the night out and would rather have a night in with friends and a good film? Check out Flash Flix next to the Eastway Deli from 6 to 10 p.m. every day. With about 400 movies in stock, Flash Flix offers newly released DVDs at $3 for two days and classic DVDs at $1 for three days. Don’t forget to return the movie or face a late charge. Curl up in front of your TV and enjoy some popcorn and a movie.

Dusty Armadillo: Free-$10

Dress up and grab your cowboy boots for a night of country line dancing. The Dusty Armadillo offers different specials every day. Attend on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday to participate in dance lessons for $5. Visit www.DustyA.com to keep watch for the many live bands and drink specials. Country music combined with line dancing may offer an entertaining night.

Kent Plaza Theater: $8

Would you rather go out and catch a movie instead of staying in and renting one? Visit the Kent Plaza Theater to see a newly released movie. Adults get in for $8. The theater features movies ranging from historical drama to action and comedy. Most people can find a movie to fit their personal interest.

Ice Arena-Public Skating: $3

Head over to the Ice Arena on campus to enjoy a night of public skating. Every Wednesday from 10:30 p.m to midnight Jan. 12 to March 16 will be considered Late Night College Skate at the arena. $3 covers the price of admission and skate rental. Visit www.kent.edu/icearena for more information on events and prices.

Kent State University Museum: Free-$5

Visit the KSU Fashion Design museum located at Rockwell Wednesday to Sunday every week. Don’t forget to bring your student ID because Kent State students get in for free. However, if you do forget to grab your ID, the cost of general admission is $5. The museum offers eight galleries full of collections from world famous designers. It currently holds over 40,000 pieces of work.

Towner’s Woods: Free

If you are looking for a romantic evening or some daytime fun, consider Towner’s Woods Park. This park is part of the Portage Park District that lies across 175 acres of land, including forests, wetlands and meadows. Located on a historical landmark, visitors may observe the 2,000-year-old mound that the Hopewell Indians set foot on. If in search of an activity after a recent snowfall, consider the cross-country skiing trails. Other activities include hiking, sledding, bird watching and geocaching.

Empire: $5

Take a trip downtown to Empire to give yourself a “free” treat. Empire offers free henna and psychic readings with a $5 purchase. Visit from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays for a free psychic reading and from 7 to 9 p.m. for a free henna. Buy some chocolate, sit down and relax, as it is a first come, first served basis – no appointments necessary.

School of Art Gallery: Free

Visit the Art Building for a unique experience in the School of Art Gallery. Take a look at the current gallery that features the Centennial Alumni Exhibition II: NEXTS. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, the gallery will be open. Catch it soon because the gallery will only feature this exhibit until Feb. 11. After that the student annual juried exhibition will be open Feb. 15. Take advantage of this gallery while it lasts.

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