Two movies for $7 per person (cash only) is one of the best deals in town for a night out. Arrive early and expect to wait in the long line of cars backed up onto Moreland Avenue. Use this time wisely, maybe chat some and get to know each other. If you're doing it right, you've brought some camping chairs and a cooler full of snacks and drinks — hell, some people even bring grills. Movies start at sundown. starlightdrivein.com.
Nothing says millennial romance like a #foodie picnic. First, bring your date to Alon's bakery and market in Virginia-Highland and pick up some bougie supplies — a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon ($12), a crusty baguette ($2), and a hunk of goat cheese ($8) — then head around the corner to Piedmont Park and throw down your best red-checkered cloth. alons.geomerx.com, piedmontpark.org.
No way around it — girls love froyo. And guys, it really does taste like ice cream. Just like most vices, froyo is pay by the ounce so keep an eye on the toppings. yoforia.com, yogurberryatl.com, yoglimogli.com, menchies.com.
Every second Friday, the Castleberry Hill neighborhood hosts a free art walk from 7-10 p.m. Galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants throw open their doors to let the crowds in as they wander up and down Walker and Peters streets ogling the visual candy. When you're done strolling, wander across Spring Street to Lunacy Black Market, a cozy living room of a restaurant serving small plates with prices that start around $3 each. Bring your own bottle of wine and pay a $15 corkage fee. castleberryhill.org, lunacyblackmarket.com.
Catch a free viewing at the Fernbank Science Center's Dr. Ralph L. Buice, Jr. Observatory from 9-10:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday nights, weather permitting. For a full-on celestial experience, pop over to the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium ($7/person) next door and take in a 30-minute planetarium show before the viewing. If, by the end of the night, things are going well, proceed to the Bookhouse Pub on Ponce de Leon Avenue and discuss the wonders of the cosmos over a plate of spicy blue cheese chips ($7). fernbank.edu/observatory.htm, bookhousepub.com.
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