Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 242014
 

I’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):

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–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 242014
 

Show-IN-Tell-block_3If you’re looking for ways to get creative on the cheap, you’ve got a few options. Throughout the month, you’ll find free crafts at Michael’s, 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 this weekend:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 242014
 

ftd 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 (April 24) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save about 50% on tickets to Dinosauria Experience: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life, Nuclear Cowboyz at Gwinnett Center, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Serenbe, Willy Wonka at Fabrefaction Theatre, Steel Magnolias at OnStage Atlanta, CitySolve Urban Race Atlanta, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

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Apr 232014
 

six flags logoIf you’re planning to visit Six Flags Over Georgia this season, now’s a good time to snag a deal. Not only are season passes being offered at the lowest prices of the season, but you can get discount tickets, too, no coupon code required.

The deals:

Heads up: Six Flags Over Georgia added Hurricane Harbor to its park in 2014, so you’ll be able to spend the summer riding coasters & water slides in the same day.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232014
 

friday night live 2014This week, the free Friday Night Live concert series gets underway in Atlantic Station’s Central Park.

The April 25, 2014, concert features Dean Taylor and the Better Days. The music starts at 7:00 p.m. Plus, there’ll be lawn games and extra seating, and beer & wine will be available for purchase during the concert, thanks to Meehan’s Public House.

As always, performers are subject to change & events may be canceled due to inclement weather.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232014
 

taste of mariettaThose of you in the Marietta area, take note: The Taste of Marietta will take place in Historic Marietta Square on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

From 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., there’ll be a luxury car show, Kids’ Alley, demos on the Martin’s Famous Pasty Shoppe Cooking Stage, a luxury car show, & more. Plus, there’ll be four stages of live music.

Here’s the main Glover Park stage lineup:

  • 11:00 a.m.: The Goodbye Machine
  • 1:00 p.m.: Three Way Street
  • 3:45 p.m.: Announcement of Food Award Winners
  • 4:15 p.m.: Lauren St. James
  • 5:00 p.m.: Yacht Rock Schooner

But we all know it’s really about tasting the food from dozens of Marietta-area restaurants. Unlike other “Taste of” festivals, there’s no need to buy tickets. It’s a cash-based event, and you’ll buy food directly from the vendors (typically $0.50-$5/taste).

As for parking, it’s free to park in the Mill Street lot as well as the Cobb County Parking Deck (enter off Waddell St.). Or you can park at Marietta Middle School and take the free Marietta Trolley shuttle to the square; the trolley will run from 1:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232014
 

taste of east point 2013Those of you in the south metro area, take note: The Taste of East Point and the South Metro Area will take place across from the East Point MARTA station & East Point City Hall on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

From 2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., there’ll be a custom car show, Artists Market, live music, & more. Here’s the entertainment lineup:

  • 3:30 p.m.: The Breeze Kings
  • 5:00 p.m.: Guru Fish
  • 6:15 p.m.: Marlene Rounds School of Dance
  • 7:00 p.m.: I Want Whisky
  • 8:00 p.m.: Pjazz

And, of course, there’ll be ample food to sample from local restaurants and food trucks. Tickets for Tastes are $1 each & they’re only available at EPMSA booths on the day of the event.

For driving directions, use 1612 West Cleveland Ave, East Point, as your destination.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232014
 

hudgensfamilydayOn Saturday, April 26, 2014, The Hudgens Center for the Arts will host a free family day.

From 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., you can take advantage of free admission to the Hudgens Center for the Arts & guided hands-on art activities for the kids.

While you’re there, you can refuel with refreshments at the artists’ reception & check out the new exhibitions–Pam Longobardi’s solo exhibit as well as ” To Feel the Clouds: the Photography of John Slemp.”

The Hudgens Center for the Arts is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Blg 300, Duluth.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232014
 

Streetfest_2014_page_BannerIt’s spring, which means it’s officially festival season in the ATL.

The Alpharetta Arts Streetfest will take place on April 26 & 27, 2014. There’ll be opportunities to see “Art in Action,” including a pottery wheel demonstration, as well as an Upcycling Art Exploration that’ll show you how to turn junk into art. And, of course, you can shop the works of local artists, indulge with festival foods, & listen to live music.

Here’s the lineup:

Saturday, April 26

  • 11:00 a.m.: Rhythm n’ Shoes – Alpharetta Recreation and Park dance groups
  • Noon: Gibbs Cash
  • 2:00 p.m.: Jordan Grassi
  • 4:00 p.m.: TBA

Sunday, April 27

  • 10:30 a.m.: RISPA – Performing Arts/ Dance
  • Noon: The Cattrells
  • 2:00 p.m.: Ryan Boss
  • 4:00 p.m.: Jazz Jones Legacy

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest will take place in the Alpharetta Historic District, 2 South Main Street.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232014
 

atlchp14 alive expoOn April 26 & 27, 2014, Alive! Expo returns to the Georgia World Congress Center.

From 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, you can find out more about everything from natural and organic foods and Eco/Green products for the home & pets to recyclable goods and naturopathic & alternative practitioners at “The Natural Products & Green Living” consumer event. Plus, there’ll be yoga & Pilates demos, Kid’s Corner activities, healthy cooking demos, food & wine tastings, free product samples, & more.

General Admission tickets are $10 per day. Want to check out Alive! Expo on the cheap? Atlanta on the Cheap has partnered with Alive! Expo to get you a sweet deal: If you use coupon code “ATLCHP14″ when you order online, you’ll save $5 on your ticket to Alive! Expo. Admission is free for children age 16 & under as well as active military with a valid ID.

Alive! Expo will take place in Hall c4 of the Georgia World Congress Center, located at the corner of Northside Drive & Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. in Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski