Whether you're looking for some cheap dating alternatives or trying to figure out a way you can turn up this weekend without breaking the bank, we've got you covered.  The following is a collection of events and activities going on throughout the HRM that cost no more than $12 and are guaranteed to show you a good time.

Shoot some pool, learn how to salsa, support local artists and dance the night away at one of these 13 Halifax spots, and save your money this spring.

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Shoot some pool at Locas Billiards

Every Sunday night at Locas Billiards you can book a table for only $5!  Grab some cheap beers and bring a group of friends to Locas at 5171 George Street – they’re open until 1am seven days a week.


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Try some $6 hamburgers during Halifax Burger Week

Tomorrow marks the start of Halifax’s most sacred holiday: Burger Week.  Observe the celebration by trying as many $6 burgers from their menu as you can get your hands on before March 29th.


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Hit the stage during Karaoke Night at Oasis

Get rowdy every Thursday night at Oasis with free cover, free karaoke, cheap wings, free pool and beers at only $10 per pitcher - just please cover something other than Journey.


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Experience a cuteness-overload at the Doggie Expo

For a mere $5 you can attend the Halifax Doggie Expo this Sunday, March 26th at the Dartmouth Sportsplex.  Pet all the dogs in the building without having the responsibility of taking care of them after the fact!


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Spend a day at the brand new Discovery Centre

Entrance fee to the incredibly modern new Discovery Centre facility on the Halifax Waterfront is only $12, which will cover a full day of science experiments, aviation activities and rock and roll tutorials that are fun for all ages.


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Laugh your ass off at Gus’s Pub

Monday nights start your week off right by attending a weekly pay-what-you-can stand-up comedy open mic at Gus’s Pub in the north end.


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Support some talented local artists during the StART Festival

For the fourth year in a row, the Bus Stop theatre will be hosting their annual StART festival, which celebrates the work of BIPOC performers from all over Halifax, and includes musical performances, poetry readings, dancing and more.  StART will begin this Saturday, March 25th and runs until Sunday – pay what you can for admission both nights!


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Jam out at the Halifax Jazz March

From March 23rd to the 27th venues all over Halifax will be hosting some unreal live jazz shows as part of the Halifax Jazz March – catch performances at The Old Triangle, Stayner’s Wharf, The Wooden Monkey and more for only $5 each.


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Learn how to salsa at Latino Night

Over in Dartmouth at The Best Kept Secret on Portland Street will be turned into a Latin Club as of 8pm on Saturday, March 25th.  A live band will be taking requests and free salsa lessons will be taught, all for only a $5 cover – the proceeds of which are being donated to Feed Nova Scotia.


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Start your weekend off right at Reflections Cabaret

This Friday night Reflections will be hosting their classic Feel Good Friday Night event, with the cost of cover being only $7.  Well shots are $2.50, and draft beer is $3.75 until 2am, officially making this the cheapest to catch a weekend buzz in the HRM.


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Pick up some fresh produce at the Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market

Browse the Norman Newman Market on the ground floor of Alderney Landing this Sunday morning, and pick up some locally made produce, wellness products, crafts and more!


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Experience a brand new kind of workout with Hoop’ography

Get out of your comfort zone and learn some acrobatic skills with Instructor Cait Anthony from Studio In Essence, who will be running an Aerial Hoop Choreography Workshop on Friday March 24th.


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Visit the Art Gallery Of Nova Scotia for free

Every Thursday night from 5pm to 9pm admission at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is free of charge, thanks to BMO financial group who graciously sponsor the weekly event.  Head over and check out some work this Thursday night if you get the chance!


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