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Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 012014

national yoga monthA few deals for free yoga classes, cheap eats, & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 012014

improv in park atl stationOn the first Wednesday of the month, Improv in the Park takes place in Atlantic Station.

On September 3, 2014, pack a picnic, grab a blanket, & head to Atlantic Station’s Central Park for a free improv comedy show featuring Whole World Improv. The hour-long performance starts at 8:00 p.m.

Improv in the Park will take place monthly through October 1, 2014

Atlantic Station’s Central Park is located at 245 18th Street, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 012014

Wellness-AtlanticStationIf you’re looking for a free way to get your stretch on, you’re in luck.

On Wednesdays through September 24, 2014, stop by Atlantic Station’s Central Park for a free Wellness Wednesdays event.

From 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., you can participate in everything from core fusion to yoga classes led by Exhale spa’s instructors. The next Wellness Wednesday event will take place on September 3.

Wellness Wednesdays are BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) events.

In the event of inclement weather, Wellness Wednesdays will take place inside Athleta; if it moves indoors, be sure to call Athleta at 404-249-0288 to register and reserve your spot.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 012014

first-thursdays-2013-logoIt’s almost the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time for the First Thursdays ArtsWalk Downtown:

During First Thursdays ArtsWalk Downtown, local galleries stay open late, giving you a chance to see what you want to see, when you want to see it. Participating galleries include Fuse at C4 Atlanta, African American Panoramic Experience (APEX) Museum, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The GSU School of Art & Design Gallery, Underground Atlanta, The Rialto Center for the Arts, Luckie Street Studios, Paige Harvey Art Studio, The Window Project, and the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Gallery.

The next First Thursdays ArtsWalk Downtown will take place from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on September 4, 2014. Be sure to check out the map of participating venues to plan your route.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 012014

spa at lanier grouponHere 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 (September 1) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana at Lakewood, puppet shows at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Bull Durham at the Alliance Theatre, Driving Miss Daisy at the Aurora Theatre, Les Liaisons Dangereuses at King Plow Arts Center, The Savannah Disputation at Theatrical Outfit, Extreme Dinosaurs and Bodies…The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 292014

have fun be cheap 200px-01I’m more than ready for the weekend. Looking for something fun to do? Check out these five ATL events (or browse Atlanta on the Cheap’s calendar of events to remind yourself of other can’t-miss events happening in the ATL):

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 282014

music midtown 2014Music Midtown will be at Piedmont Park on September 19 & 20, 2014.

The lineup features Bastille, Third Eye Blind, Lana Del Rey, Fitz & The Tantrums, Zac Brown Band, NeedToBreathe, Eminem, Iggy Azalea, Jack White, John Mayer, Mayer Hawthorne, & more.

Weekend passes for Music Midtown are regularly $135 each, but for a limited time, you can take advantage of an Early Bird ticket special & save a bit: Through September 5, 2014, $125 buys your two-day ticket to Music Midtown. Even better: You can skip the service fees every Friday if you buy your ticket at The Tabernacle, located at 152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, open from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

FYI for those of you looking for single-day tickets: Music Midtown is only offering two-day passes for Music Midtown 2014.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 282014

taste of atlantaIf you’re looking for discounts for Taste of Atlanta, you’re in luck: While they last, you can snag discount tickets to the event, no coupon code required.

The Taste of Atlanta will be in Midtown at Tech Square on October 25 & 26, 2014. At Taste of Atlanta, you can sample the specialties of 90+ Atlanta restaurants, get cooking tips & inspiration at The Kitchen Workshop & The Chef’s Table, whip up something fun in the Family Food Zone, & more.

General admission tickets are $25 in advance, and each admits one & comes with 10 Taste coupons. Kids age 13 & under get in free when accompanied by a paid adult, but they’ll need their own Taste coupons to sample the wares. Extra Taste coupons can be purchased at Taste of Atlanta, and most menu items cost between 1-3 coupons each.

VIP tickets are $75 in advance, and each comes with 10 taste coupons + admission into the Wine + Beer + Cocktail Experience (exclusive to the VIP Experience, & a commemorative glass. And the first 300 VIP ticket holders each day receive a Taste of Atlanta gift bag filled with special goodies. You must be age 21+ to purchase VIP tickets.

FYI: Taste of Atlanta will host a Friday Night Kick-Off Party on October 24, 2014. General admission tickets are $70 in advance ($90 for VIP), and you must be 21+ to attend. The evening features live music, cold beer & cocktails, & specialties served up by local chefs, including Ron Eyester, Ford Fry, Kevin Rathbun, Jay Swift, Suzanne Vizethann, & more.

Want to go on the cheap? You’ve got a few ways to save while they last:

Taste of Atlanta takes place at Tech Square in Midtown Atlanta, located at 5th & Spring Streets. It’s a short walk from the North Avenue MARTA station. But if you drive, here are a couple of tips: When we go to Taste of Atlanta on Sundays, we park on the street since street parking is free on Sundays. Should you need a parking deck, check the one right by the festival on 4th & Spring St.; in the past, it’s offered a discounted rate for Taste of Atlanta attendees.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

P.S.–If you want another foodie treat before the Taste of Atlanta returns to Midtown, check out the first-annual Atlanta Meatball Festival. The celebration of the mighty meatball will take place at Bell Isle Square in Sandy Springs on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Tickets are regularly $40 in advance & $45 at the gate, but you can get yours for $35 while the deal lasts on Scoutmob. Your ticket covers samplings of meatballs prepared by 15+ Atlanta restaurants, four drink tickets, & live music by Convoy. The Atlanta Meatball Festival is an all-ages event; children under age 10 admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Aug 272014

legoland atlIf 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.

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, Lego Ninjago Laser Maze, & 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 Thursday, September 11, 2014, & it will have a football tailgating theme.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 272014

micasasucasa highWant to explore the High Museum of Art on the Cheap? Take advantage of a discount ticket deal (or, even better, free admission) to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, no coupon code required.

The deals:

1) While they last, $65 buys a one-year dual or family membership to The High Museum of Art, thanks to a deal on Sweetjack.

2) Through August 31, 2014, you can get free or cheap parking in the Woodruff Arts Center parking garage with admission to The High. From 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on weekdays, parking is $5 for members & $8 for nonmembers; must show proof of High Museum admission upon exit from the garage to get the deal. And seniors (age 65+) can park free from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday; must show proof of High Museum senior admission upon exit from the garage to get the deal.

3) With the Fast Track Lunch deal, $17 buys one adult admission to Dream Cars at The High, and a sandwich or salad plus a Coca-Cola soft drink or Dasani water at High Cafe or C.J.’s Coffee Cart. The Fast Track Lunch is a walk-up only deal, and it’s available from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday through August 31, 2014.

4) Thanks to the Blue Star Museums program, all military, including active duty, National Guard, reserves, & veterans, as well as up to five family members receive free admission to The High Museum of Art. The deal is valid through September 1, 2014. Plus, all military receive 20% off regular-priced items in the Museum Shop. You must show a valid military ID to get the deal.

5) During Friday Night Lates, you can get half-off admission every Friday from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Even better: The half-price admission deal is valid for Friday Night Music Remix, too, which takes place on the third Friday of the month & showcases live music by artists of all genres. The September 19, 2014, concert features an evening of jazz with Joe Gransden.

6) Fulton County residents & students get in free from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month; valid ID required. The next free day is Saturday, September 6, 2014. Plus, Bank of America cardholders get the free admission on the first full weekend of the month (discount applies to cardholder only).

7) During SWAPtember, if you show your membership card for a participating Atlanta attraction (Zoo Atlanta, Carlos Museum, Tellus, Georgia Aquarium, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, & more), you’ll save $5 on admission OR $10 on a membership to The High. The deal is valid from September 1-30, 2014.

8) The High will be open from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014. If you use coupon code “FOOTBALL” when you order tickets online or wear a college football jersey, you’ll get half-off admission to The High. The deal is valid on Labor Day only.

9) Other ongoing discounts: Zoo Atlanta members save $3 off adult admission or $10 off a membership. If you have a PBA Advantage card or an ASO or Alliance Theatre subscriber card, you’ll save $3 off admission. ARTSCard members get $2 off admission.

10) If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save almost 50% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Georgia Aquarium ticket includes a Deepo Pass with Expedited Entry, Deepo’s 4-D theater, and the Dolphin Tales show (based on availability). The World of Coca-Cola ticket includes admission, the 4-D theatre, and a free keepsake bottle from the museum. Other attractions included are Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank (includes IMAX, too) OR High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta (includes All-Rides Wristband) OR Atlanta History Center. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.

Curious about what you’ll see while you’re there? Here are a few of the exhibitions at The High:

  • On view through September 14, 2014: Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas
  • On view through September 14, 2014: African Mask/Masquerade: More Than Meets the Eye
  • On view through November 2, 2014: Painter’s Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz
  • On view through January 4, 2015: Top Drawer, a selection of drawings from four of the museum’s curatorial departments
  • On view through January 2015: Wynn Bullock: Revelations

The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

Bonus: On select days, you can head out for Mi Casa, Your Casa Performances on Sifly Piazza. Here’s the lineup for the rest of August & September:

Friday, August 29:

  • 7:45 p.m.: Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi with live music by Sonic Generator

Friday, September 5:

  • Programming TBD

Friday, September 12:

  • 7:00 p.m.: Théâtre du Réve, Atlanta’s French-language theater company, presents “Pillow Talk sur l’oreiller”

Friday, September 19-Thursday, September 25:

  • WonderRoot artist installation

Friday, September 26:

  • 8:00 p.m.: CORE Performance Company presents the World Premiere of the site-specific dance/performance “a home is a home is a home”

–Jennifer Maciejewski