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Get more culture for less cash

During these cold months, it's always nice to find ways to stay entertained and stay warm. Even better, many arts groups have discounts.

If you donate a minimum of $50 to the Arts and Science Council, you will receive an ASC Culture Card good for one year that offers a variety of discounts. Details: or 704-333-2272.

The Charlotte Symphony


Children 18 and younger, half off regular ticket price; students under age 25, classics concert tickets are $12 at the symphony box office or up to two hours before the show at the Blumenthal box office.

Opera Carolina


Senior and student discount: 10 percent off regular single ticket price; student rush, $10 one hour before a performance; military discount: 20 percent.

Blumenthal Performing Arts


E-mail club members get special offers; student rush, two hours before most shows are $15 to $25.

Actor's Theater of Charlotte


Student and teacher tickets range from $10 to $15; senior discount is $3 off ticket price; some Wednesdays are pay what you can.

Children's Theatre


With subscription packages, save $2 per ticket.

Theater Charlotte


Join e-mail club for special offers.


704-347-5838, 704-455-8542,

Student tickets. $20 ($5 less than general tickets).

Mint Museums


Members free. Students and seniors, $2 off regular admission; under 4, free. Tuesdays 5-9 p.m., free admission both locations.

Bechtler Museum


Seniors, college students and educators: $2 off the $8 admission; free for members and those under 10.

Gantt Center


Seniors, teachers, military, students and ages 6-17: $2 off regular $8 admission; free for members and those under 6.

Charlotte Museum

of History


AAA members, students and seniors, $1 off regular $6 admission. Members, free.

Levine Museum

of the New South


Seniors, students and ages 6-18, $1 off regular $6 admission; family admission, $17; under 6 , free. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, free.