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Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 282015
 

auntie anne 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 (August 28) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic at Philips Arena, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s Cinderella at Infinite Energy Center (formerly known as Gwinnett Center), Actor’s Express’s Sweeney Todd at the King Plow Arts Center, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at The Alliance Theatre, 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, Previously Blue at 7 Stages, 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, Memphis: The Musical at the Rialto Center for the Arts, The Sleepy Hollow Experience Revival at Serenbe Playhouse, Georgia Ensemble Theatre’s Calendar Girls at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Driving Miss Daisy at OnStage Atlanta, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 282015
 

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have fun be cheap 200px-01I’m more than ready for the weekend. Looking for something fun to do? Check out these five 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 282015
 

chickfila kickoffOn Saturday, September 5, 2015, the Auburn Tigers and the Louisville Cardinals will face off in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.

Want to go? You can save with these deals:

While they last, you can snag discount tickets to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game, thanks to a deal on Scorebig. Bonus: Through August 31, 2015, new & returning Scorebig customers can use coupon code “BALLSOHARD5″ to save $5 on ticket purchases of $40+ or “BACK2SCHOOL10″ to save $10 on ticket purchases of $100+.

Even if you don’t head out for the game, there’ll be plenty to do:

And you can save when you explore other attractions in the ATL:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 272015
 

sunset sessions park tavern atlThe 2015 season of Sunset Sessions is wrapping up at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.

The free Sunday evening concert series happens weekly through September 6, 2015. Want to go? Here’s the lineup for the rest of the season:

  • August 30: Lindi Ortega and The Secret Sisters
  • September 6: The Joy Formidable

The music starts at 7:00 p.m. Sunset Sessions is a 21+ event. Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 272015
 

world of coca colaIf you’ve been looking for discounts to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, you’re in luck: You’ve got a few ways to save on tickets to the World of Coca-Cola + you can enter for a chance to win free tickets.

While you’re at the World of Coca-Cola, you can have the Vault of the Secret Formula experience, see a mix of Coca-Cola memorabilia throughout the attraction, taste more than 60 beverages from around the globe, watch the bottling line in action, & more.

Plus, you can check out the “Kiss the Past Hello” art exhibit on display in the Pop Culture gallery, which features modern artwork inspired by vintage advertisements and Coca-Cola bottle imagery, as well as the Coca-Cola Bottle and Turner Field exhibition, which includes actual pieces of the baseball equipment that covered the 42-foot high Coke bottle that sat in Coca-Cola Sky Field at Turner Field from spring of 1997 until it was retired July 2, 2009.

The deals:

Want to go for free? Thanks to our friends at the World of Coca-Cola, you can enter to win a four-pack of tickets to the attraction. To enter, post a comment telling us who you’d love to share a Coke with. Limit one entry per email address. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015. Good luck!

The World of Coca-Cola is located at 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 272015
 

aesops goldstarWe need to get to The Center for Puppetry Arts soon, as this show looks adorable:

The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables will be at the Center for Puppetry Arts through September 20, 2015.

Tickets to most Family Series performances at the Center for Puppetry Arts are regularly $16.50 each for nonmembers, but members can get tickets for $9.25 each. Want to see it on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables, no coupon code required, thanks to these deals:

And mark your calendar: Peter Pan will be at the Center for Puppetry Arts from September 24-October 25, 2015. Tickets are $6.75 each for the 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. preview performances on September 22 & 23, 2015.

FYI–The museum is currently closed for renovation. When it reopens on November 14, 2015, the museum’s exhibitions will feature an extensive collection of Jim Henson’s puppets and artifacts as well as a gallery devoted to puppetry around the world. And you should be able to get in on the cheap, thanks to these free admission options:

  • Saturday, December 5, is the first Fulton County Free Museum Day after the museum reopens; admission to the museum is free for Fulton County residents, government employees & students on the first Saturday of the month. If you opt to see the show while you’re there, you can save 25% on a ticket.
  • And the Center for Puppetry Arts recently launched a Georgia Public Libraries Passport to Puppetry program. If you have a library card, you can check out a Passport to Puppetry at any participating public library in all Georgia counties. The Passport to Puppetry gives a family of four free admission to the Center for Puppetry Art’s museum. If you want to see a show while you’re there, you can buy same-day tickets for 25% off, excluding Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is located at 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th St., Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 252015
 

georgiaaquarium3If you’re looking for discount tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, you’re in luck. You’ve got a few ways to get in free or on the cheap, no coupon code required:

Want something extra when you go? Head out for a special event:

  • From 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, you can celebrate International Whale Shark Day at the Georgia Aquarium. There’ll be games, storytellers, crafts, & more.
  • From 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2015, head out for Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium. Tickets are $25 in advance & $30 at the door. You’ll need to use code “dragoncon” to score your tickets for the after-hours event, but no Dragon Con badge is required. Costumes encouraged.
  • Pirate & Princess Day returns from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on September 12, 2015. If kids (age 12 & under) don a pirate or a prince/princess costume, they’ll receive free admission to the Georgia Aquarium. Limit one free admission per paid adult or member.
  • From 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015, head out for Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party at the Georgia Aquarium. Tickets are $25 in advance; use code “atlantapride” to score your tickets for the after-hours event.
  • From 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015, you can indulge with Sips Under the Sea at the Georgia Aquarium. Sips Under the Sea is a 21+ event, giving you a kid-free way to explore the aquarium. General admission is free for members & $21.95 for nonmembers. VIP tickets, which include 2 drink tickets & 2 tapas plates, are $24.95 for members & $46.95 for nonmembers. In October, Sips Under the Sea will have a Halloween theme; costumes encouraged. FYI, members: You’ll need to “purchase” a $0 ticket in advance to reserve your spot at Sips Under the Sea. Can’t make it? On December 11, 2015, Sips Under the Sea will have a Holiday theme.

The Georgia Aquarium is located at 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 252015
 

SEP15_touts-minimodelIf you’re looking for ways to get creative on the cheap, you’ve got a few options. Throughout the month, you’ll find free & cheap crafts at Michaels, Lowe’s, & Home Depot; free events at Bass Pro Shops; free decorating classes at Pottery Barn; free cooking techniques classes at Williams-Sonoma; free mini-model builds at Lego stores; & more.

Here’s the schedule of free crafts & events for the next few days:

And mark your calendars for other upcoming free & cheap craft days:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 242015
 

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grant park summer shade 2015On my short list of places to be this weekend:

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will take place this weekend, August 29 & 30, 2015.

There’ll be two stages of live music, an artist market, a Kids Zone area with live performances and free crafts, ample shade, & more.

If you’re heading out for the music, here’s the lineup:

Saturday, August 29

Festival Stage

  • 11:00 a.m.: Yoga with Leigh Anne
  • Noon: The Paulines
  • 12:55 p.m.: Kick the Robot
  • 1:55 p.m.: Chris Edmonds
  • 3:00 p.m.: Jimmy Galloway
  • 4:00 p.m.: Wrenn
  • 5:00 p.m.: Lowdive
  • 6:00 p.m.: TBA
  • 7:00 p.m.: Stonerider
  • 8:15 p.m.: Jason & the Scorchers

Indie Stage

  • Noon: Lives of the Monster Dogs
  • 1:00 p.m.: Penny Serenade
  • 2:05 p.m.: Mia Green
  • 3:15 p.m.: Rust
  • 4:30 p.m.: The Backyardbirds
  • 5:45 p.m.: The Boy Jones
  • 7:00 p.m.: The Locksmyth
  • 8:15 p.m.: The Front Porch Session Players

Sunday, August 30

Festival Stage

  • Noon: Soulhound
  • 1:15 p.m.: Greg Lee/Peter Searcy
  • 2:30 p.m.: Adron
  • 3:45 p.m.: Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
  • 5:10 p.m.: Johnny Hyde Quartet
  • 6:30 p.m.: Chuck Prophet

Indie Stage

  • Noon: The Skylarks
  • 1:00 p.m.: A Drug Called Tradition
  • 2:00 p.m.: Nerdqween
  • 3:00 p.m.: Scarlet Mistress
  • 4:00 p.m.: Jordan Igoe
  • 5:00 p.m.: Marshall Ruffin
  • 6:30 p.m.: James Hall

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will take place in Grant Park (obviously), located at 840 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta. You may be able to snag free parking in one of the nearby lots.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 242015
 

dragon con paradeWe’ll be heading out to see the Dragon*Con parade again this year–my girls love the pirates, and I’m a fan of the Steampunk outfits. I never fail to be impressed by the level of creativity that participants bring to their costumes.

The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

The route starts at Peachtree Street NE & Linden, then runs south along Peachtree Street NE, heads east on Andrew Young International Boulevard, and turns north on Peachtree Center Avenue. It will end on Peachtree Center Avenue between John Portman Boulevard and Baker Street, in front of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

FYI–Opt for a spot somewhere along the parade route; you’re not going to get a very good view if you stake out a space near the staging area or at the end of the route.

Parking is typical in the city–lots range from about $5-$10, and there’s very limited (if any) street parking. If you have easy access to MARTA, the Peachtree Center station dumps you in the heart of Dragon*Con.

–Jennifer Maciejewski