Any night's a good night to see a flick at the heritage-listed Ritz, one of only two art deco cinemas left in Sydney. But if you want to check it out while saving some cash, go on a Tuesday, when all tickets are $9. The Ritz is fully licensed, so you can buy a wine or boutique beer in the mezzanine-level bar, and take it into the cinema with you. Contact details: www.ritzcinema.com.au; 45 St Pauls St, Randwick.
Hosted by "Cowboy John", Wild Rover's weekly trivia session offers a $100 bar tab to the winning group. Beers and glasses of wine are just $5 a pop all night. And then there's the bar's long spirits list, featuring more than 200 whiskeys from all over the world. Contact details: thewildrover.com.au; 75 Campbell St, Surry Hills.
This long-running evening, organised by Kerri Ellis and Katherine Vavahea, features both established and emerging songwriters, who play underneath a spangled bicycle in Mr Falcon's intimate front room. Expect anything and everything - from local blues duos to European folk musicians on international tour. Entry is free, but, if you like the music, you're invited to throw a donation into the roaming bucket. Contact details: facebook.com/BucketLounge/; 92 Glebe Point Road, Glebe.
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CHEAP TUESDAYS AT THE OLD FITZ THEATRE, WOOLLOOMOOLOO
The Old Fitz is the only the pub in Australia with its own theatre. Located downstairs, beneath the bar, the 60-seater room hosts some of the best independent productions in Sydney. On Tuesdays, all tickets are $25. Pasta with a side of garlic bread is $15. Contact details: oldfitzroy.com.au; 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo.
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ROCK 'N' ROLL KARAOKE AT FRANKIE'S, CBD
Aspiring rockers head to Frankie's every Tuesday to let out their inner Mick Jagger. This is karaoke with a difference - rather than a backing track, there's a live band. It's also giant pizza night. Contact details: frankiespizzabytheslice; 50 Hunter St, Sydney.
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DOLLAR DOGS AT SODA FACTORY, SURRY HILLS
Soda Factory is famous for its gourmet hot dogs. And, on Tuesdays, they're just $1 each. There are six flavours to choose from: Johnny Drama Beef Frankfurter with bacon, sour cream, avocado and salsa; Al Capone Italian Sausage, with marinara sauce, mozzarella, olives and basil; Bobby's Boss Dog Beef and Pork Sausage, with onions, cheese, tomato sauce and mustard; Buffalo Bill Battered Chicken Sausage with spicy buffalo sauce and cheese; Yoko Ono Veggie Sausage with avocado, pickle sauerkraut, tomatoes and American mustard; and Elvis Presley Dessert Dog with deep fried banana, peanut butter and strawberry jam. Contact details: sodafactory.com.au; 16 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills.
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2 FOR 1 MEALS AT THE CLOCK, SURRY HILLS
Every Tuesday evening, The Clock's wide, shady verandah fills with diners aking advantage of the pub's 2 for 1 meal deal. The menu includes pizzas and fancy takes on classics, like Chermoula chicken burger with lemon yoghurt and fennel slaw, and Yamba king prawn spaghetti with chilli, garlic, lemon and rocket. Contact details: clockhotel.com.au; 470 Crown St, Surry Hills.