Performing Arts Discounts for Local San Diego Events

Free Tuesdays: Free admission on a rotating basis at Balboa Park museums. (619) 239-0512 or www.balboapark.org.

ARTS TIX: Half-price deals through the San Diego Performing Arts League. (619) 238-0700 or www.sandiegoperforms.com.

La Jolla Music Society: Fifty percent discounts for students, teachers and others, as well as group discounts, and $7 “student rush” for those age 18 and younger. (858) 459-3728 and www.lajollamusicsociety.org.

Lyric Opera San Diego: Discounts include half-price tickets for youths (ages 5 to 17); $4 off tickets for college students, seniors and military; “Date Nights” (two tickets for the price of one); and “Family Nights” (one child's ticket free with purchase of adult ticket). (619) 239-8836 or www.lyricoperasandiego.com.

California Ballet: There's discount strength in numbers – groups save 25 percent on adult tickets. (858) 560-6741 or www.californiaballet.org.

La Jolla Playhouse: Each Playhouse production includes one “Pay-What-You-Can” performance. (858) 550-1010 or www.lajollaplayhouse.com.

House of Blues: The “2 for TU” (meaning two for Tuesday) promotion lets you buy one ticket and get the second one free. (619) 299-2583 or www.hob.com.

eBay: For high-demand tickets, you can try your chances at the online auction house eBay (www.ebay.com).

Classifieds: Check print ads and use online sources including Craigslist (www.craigslist.org).