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With the temperatures finally rising, DC residents can come out of their long winter hibernation and live a little. But just because it's time to let our hair down and hit the town doesn't mean we're ok with breaking the bank.

Thankfully, there are plenty of fun things to do in DC that won't derail your budget. Ahead, our four favorite deals.

Booze and Donuts
We can all agree that happy hours are the high watermark of any civilized society. But booze plus donuts? That's a combo we don't even dare dream of. Well, the good folks over at GBD dreamed big, because the artisanal donut purveyors (Bourbon Butterscotch Glazed Brioche topped with bacon, anyone?) are now slinging drinks. Every Tuesday through Friday between 5 to 7 p.m., get your fill on $3 punches and wine or $4 craft brews selected by celebrated beer sommelier Greg Engert. Did we mention they also serve fried chicken?

Dinner and a Movie
With theater tickets now $12, dinner and a movie is no longer a cheap date option. Unless, of course, you hit the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse. Movies are just $2 every Monday at the historic theater, and the friendly waitstaff will bring food (from entrees to pub grub) and adult beverages right to your comfy oversized seat.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game
DC's favorite baseball team bats in as many deals as they do runs. Bleacher seats can be had for as little as $10, while there's a constant bevy of concession stand specials, like $1 ice cream and hot dog nights.

The Cheap Seats
From beloved plays like The Full Monty to classical music, DC is flush when it comes to the performing arts. The trick, however, is to score an affordable ticket. Well, look no further than Ticketplace, an online resource brimming with half-priced ticket deals to the hottest shows in town. And be sure to follow them on Twitter to stay current on the latest sales. 

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