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Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 072015

young frankensteinFrom October 23-November 8, 2015, Atlanta Lyric’s production of Young Frankenstein will be at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre.

Per the summary: “It’s alive! The comedy genius Mel Brooks adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation–Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced ‘Fronk-en-steen’) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced ‘Eye-gore’), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. ‘It’s alive!’ he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania,’ ‘He Vas My Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz,’ Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.”

Want to see Young Frankenstein on the cheap? You can save:

The Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre is located at 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 072015

summerhill fall fest 2015On Saturday, October 10, 2015, you can head out for the Summerhill Fall Fest.

From 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., there’ll be plenty to see & do. You can shop the Artists Market, indulge with food truck & festival fare, let the little ones burn off energy in the Kids’ Zone, listen to live music, & more.

Here’s the entertainment lineup:

  • 11:10 a.m.: Martin St. Church of God Gospel Choir
  • 12:15 p.m.: DJ Romeo Cologne
  • 1:30 p.m.: 68-75
  • 2:45 p.m.: The Front Porch Session Players
  • 3:45 p.m.: The Love is Loud
  • 5:15 p.m.: Wasted Potential Brass Band

Summerhill Fall Fest will take place at Georgia Ave & Martin St in Atlanta. Neighborhood parking is permitted, but be advised–parking is limited, and you may want to opt for MARTA.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 072015

atl beltline logoThis fall, you have many reasons to explore the ATL, thanks to the free Art on the Atlanta BeltLine performances.

Want to check it out? The 2015 season of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is underway. Here’s the lineup for this weekend:

Saturday, October 10, at the Northeast Hiking Trail:

  • 2:30 p.m.: Fly on a Wall–The mysterious case of the Casanova Hat, or Bananaphylactic Shock
  • 3:00 p.m.: Zoetic Dance–Ether
  • 3:30 p.m.: Sarah Freeman–of the Flies (dance)
  • 4:00 p.m. Pete Peterson and The Blues in the House Band
  • 5:00 p.m.: Crossover Movement Arts–We Tie Ourselves to this Land (dance)
  • 6:00 p.m.: Fly on a Wall–The mysterious case of the Casanova Hat, or Bananaphylactic Shock
  • 6:30 p.m.: Mabu’s Ark Band
  • 9:00 p.m.: The Ghosts Project–Menilmontant by Dimitri Kirsanoff (silent film screening with live accompaniment)

Saturday, October 10, along the Eastside Trail:

  • 6:00 p.m.: W(,) and S. Bedford–Ghost/Train 2: Memoriam w/ Refuse the Rat and Garbagebag (puppet show)

Sunday, October 11, at Historic Fourth Ward Park:

  • 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Joseph Thomas–Geryon’s Wings (performance)
  • 2:30 p.m.: Hillside Presbyterian Handbell Choir
  • 3:00 p.m.: Zoetic Dance–Ether
  • 3:30 p.m.: Evin Galang–Down South Swing (dance lessons/performance)
  • 4:30 p.m.: Atlanta Music Project–Concert by AMPlify Choir
  • 5:30 p.m.: Bent Frequency-Eine Brise (musical performance)
  • 6:30 p.m.: Emily Cargill and Dancers–Hidden
  • 7:00 p.m.: Interstices, directed by Jo Peace with Susanna M. Green and Allen Welty-Green in collaboration with the performance artists of
  • 7:30 p.m.: Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband
  • 8:30 p.m.: Kebbi Williams and the Wolf Pack–Music in the Park ATL

–Jennifer Maciejewsi

Oct 072015

legoland adult nightIf you’re looking for discount tickets to Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta, you’re in luck. You’ve got a few ways to treat your kids (or yourself) to a day of play at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta on the cheap, some with no coupon code required.

Bonus: On Saturdays & Sundays through November 1, 2015, you can head out for Brick-or-Treat events, featuring trick-or-treating, costume contests, & more.

The deals:

Your ticket includes entrance to the Legoland Discovery Center + unlimited admission to Lego rides, the 4D cinema, and the attractions, including Lego Miniland, Model Builder Workshop, a Lego Racers: Build & Test area, Earthquake Tables, a Duplo Village, Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, & more.

FYI–Since Legoland is a children’s attraction, adults visiting must be accompanied by a child unless they’re attending an adults-only event. The next Adult Night will take place on October 15, and you’ll save $5 on tickets if you purchase them online in advance. Can’t make it? Save the date: November’s Adult Night is scheduled for November 19, 2015.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta is located in Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-848-9252

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 072015

castleberry hillOn the 2nd Friday of the month, it’s time for the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll. For one night each month, the art galleries stay open late, giving you a chance to browse the works of emerging & established artists.

The next 2nd Friday Castleberry Hill Art Stroll will take place from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on October 9, 2015. Participating galleries include Garage Projects, No Mas! Hacienda, Big House Gallery, The Blu’ Bisque, Besharat Gallery, Liana Delgado Art Studio/Gallery, Nadia’s Studio & Gallery, Escape Gallery, Granite Room, Zucot Gallery, & more.

Before you head out, browse the 2nd Friday Castleberry Hill Art Stroll info sheet to check out highlights for the event, which often includes post-Art Stroll karaoke at Bottle Rocket Sushi & Burgers (starts at 10:30 p.m.), live music at various spots along the stroll, & more. This month, there’ll be an Iron Pour at Elliott Street Deli & Pub, too.

While you’re there, you can see some of the Living Walls murals. You’ll find them at 142 Walker Street, 165 Walker Street (Haynes side of the Walker Street Mini Storage building), & 333 Peters St. You’ll find two other Living Walls murals at 154 Walker St SW (You Are Beautiful), and Castleberry Point corner of Centennial & Nelson (Hense).

Parking is available throughout the neighborhood, plus Castleberry Point’s parking deck and the lot across from 161 Mangum both offer free parking during the Strolls.

Bonus: From 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, the Castleberry Hill Loft Tour returns to the historic Atlanta neighborhood. Tickets to the self-guided tour of eight hand-selected lofts are $20 in advance & $25 on the day of the event at the designated ticket booth, located at the intersection of Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Walker Street and Nelson Street at Castleberry Point Lofts.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 072015

snow queen serenbeThe Snow Queen returns to Serenbe Playhouse from December 3-23, 2015. This is on my short list of shows to see this December, as it has all the makings of a fun holiday tradition. Want to go? You can get discount tickets to The Snow Queen, no coupon code required.

Here’s the quick summary: “In this adaptation by Rachel Teagle, audiences will join brave Gerda on her epic quest to save her brother from the icy allure of the mysterious Snow Queen and the chill creeping into his own heart. A triumph of love over cynicism, this stunningly visual piece will be a holiday show like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Before there was Frozen, there was The Snow Queen….”

The deal:

Tickets are regularly $15 for children under age 12 & $20 for adults, but while they last, you can save on tickets to select performances of The Snow Queen, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (October 7), discount tickets are available for most performances during the run, but I expect the discount tickets to sell out so be sure to get yours before they’re gone.

The Snow Queen will take place at Swann Ridge at Serenbe, located at 10642 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 072015

vanya sonia masha spikeVanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a co-production with the Horizon Theatre, will be at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville through October 25, 2015.

I saw Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike during its Horizon Theatre run, and it’s a fun night at the theatre. If you’re not familiar with the work, here’s the summary: “In this hilarious comedy, Vanya and his adopted sister, Sonia, live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star. Just as their cleaning woman issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy-toy Spike in tow. And so begins this unforgettable family reunion filled with rivalry, regret, and racket.”

Want to see it on the cheap?

The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 East Pike Street, Lawrenceville.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 072015

chalktoberfest 2015Here are a few of the highlights from ATL’s daily deals sites. And you can browse deals by category, complete with pics, on the Atlanta’s Daily Deals page.

Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (October 7) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios at Atlantic Station (it’s presale pricing & there’s no ticketing fee, but Goldstar doesn’t have child tickets) or you can access the presale via Travelzoo, Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Young Frankenstein at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre, A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre, Harlem Globetrotters at Philips Arena, Harlem Globetrotters at Infinite Energy Center (formerly known as Gwinnett Center), Actor’s Express’s Sweeney Todd at the King Plow Arts Center, Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre, Gwinnett Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Infinite Energy Center, A Steady Rain at The Alliance Theatre, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play at Synchronicity Theatre, True Colors Theatre’s Fetch Clay, Make Man at the Southwest Arts Center, performances the Shakespeare Tavern, Actor’s Express’s Stupid F**king Bird: A “Sort of” Adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull at the King Plow Arts Center, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Aurora Theatre, Actor’s Express’s The Thrush & The Woodpecker at the King Plow Arts Center, The Sleepy Hollow Experience Revival at Serenbe Playhouse, The Snow Queen at Serenbe Playhouse, Looking for Normal at OnStage Atlanta, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 052015

atlanta pride 2015On October 10 & 11, 2015, the 45th Annual Atlanta Pride Festival will take place at Piedmont Park.

The Atlanta Pride Festival is part parade, part festival. There’ll actually be several parades during the weekend:

  • 2015 Atlanta Pride Parade: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11
  • 2015 Trans March & Rally: 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10
  • 2015 Dyke March: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 10

The festival part sounds like fun, too. There’ll be a car & motorcycle show, two stages of live music & performances, a Pride Marketplace, & more. If you’re heading out for the music, here’s the lineup:

Saturday, October 10

Coca-Cola Stage

  • 2:00 p.m.: Maria Gabriella Band
  • 3:00 p.m.: Wesley Cook
  • 4:00 p.m.: Gurufish
  • 5:00 p.m.: Avan Lava
  • 6:05 p.m.: R.City
  • 6:55 p.m.: A Great Big World
  • 7:50 p.m.: Rachel Platten
  • 8:45 p.m.: Sister Sledge

Bud Light Stage

  • 12:45 p.m. Ricky Simone
  • 1:45 p.m.: Shantavia Stewart
  • 2:30 p.m.: Pale Clear
  • 3:15 p.m.: French Chevelle
  • 4:00 p.m.: Steff Mahan
  • 5:00 p.m.: Jline
  • 6:45 p.m.: Queer Your Gender Dance Party with DJ Canvas

Sunday, October 11

Coca-Cola Stage

  • 4:00 p.m.: Michel Jons Band
  • 5:20 p.m.: DJ Citizen Jane
  • 6:10 p.m.: DJ Kermit
  • 7:20 p.m.: Starlight Cabaret

Bud Light Stage

  • 4:00 p.m.: Bear Dance with DJ Robert Ansley

Piedmont Park is located at 10th St. & Piedmont Ave. in Midtown Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 052015

events-ss-pumpkinfestival-girl2I’ll be taking advantage of a coupon & heading out to Stone Mountain Park at least one day this month to check out the Annual Pumpkin Festival, which takes place on Fridays-Sundays through October 25, 2015.

During the Pumpkin festival, you can go on a Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt, explore Spookley’s A-MAZE-ING Adventure, play along with the Pumpkinpalooza game show, join Spookley the Square Pumpkin for a Dance-A-Long Party Parade, compete in a pie-eating contest, make crafts in the pumpkin patch, & more.

Want to head out on the cheap? Take advantage of one of these deals:

While you’re at Stone Mountain Park, save time to take A Tour of Southern Ghosts, which takes place on Thursdays through Sundays from October 9-25, 2015. During the 45-minute tour, you’ll hear tales of famous (and not-so-famous) southern ghosts as you meander along the lantern-lit paths of the Antebellum Plantation grounds.

Tour of Southern Ghosts same-day tickets are $16 for adults & $8 for children (age 12 & under). But you can go on the cheap:

A note about parking: If you walk or ride a bike to Stone Mountain Park, there’s no parking fee. Otherwise, it’s $15. If you must drive & aren’t opting to buy a Mountain Member or Mountain Member PLUS pass, spring for the $40 annual permit, especially if you live near Stone Mountain Park & plan to visit multiple a year to take advantage of free special events or the park’s free outdoor activities and laser show.

Stone Mountain Park is located at 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain. Technically, the main entrance is located at U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, but online mapping programs often don’t like the address.

–Jennifer Maciejewski