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Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 292014
 

amaluna goldstarCirque du Soleil’s Amaluna will be at the Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station from October 3-November 30, 2014.

I’ll post discount tickets & coupon codes for Amaluna in Atlanta as I find them, as it’s on my short-list of must-see shows for the fall. I’ve seen several Cirque du Soleil productions, and the performances never cease to amaze me–the gorgeous costuming and choreography make each show feel like a work of art, and I remain in awe of the complex circus arts the performers manage pull off night after night. Amaluna gets bonus points, as it’s inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Right now, most of what I’m seeing are ticket & concession combo deals and a few small price breaks. I’m hoping more deals will be released, but until then, here are a few ways to save:

Bonus: Your Cirque du Soleil ticket stub is good for extra savings at restaurants & shops in Atlantic Station. Check out the list of deals before you head out to treat yourself to a little something on the cheap while you’re out.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 292014
 

nutcracker-atlanta-ballet-091313Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker remains one of my favorite holiday traditions. I know it’s early, but if you’re planning to go, you can get discount tickets to select performances of The Nutcracker, no coupon code required:

While they last, you can save on tickets to select performances of Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at The Fox Theatre, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. The current batch of discount tickets includes multiple price levels, and the deal is available for performances on December 11-14, 18-21, 23-24, & 26-28, 2014.

And you can save about 50% on tickets to select performances of Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at The Fox Theatre, thanks to a deal on Poshdealz. The current batch of tickets are in the Center Orchestra area, and the deal is available for performances on December 11-14, 18-19, & 28, 2014.

FYI–I expect both deals to sell out, so snag your discount tickets before they’re gone.

Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker will be at The Fox Theatre from December 11-28, 2014.

The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 292014
 

improv in park atl stationIt’s almost the first Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time for Improv in the Park in Atlantic Station.

On October 1, 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.

Don’t miss out, as the free monthly Improv in the Park performances wrap up for the 2014 season in October.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 292014
 

Talton_CV_front_newIf you live in South Cobb or within easy distance (it’s only about 20 minutes from most places in Atlanta, and Douglasville + Smyrna are nearby, too), here’s a free concert for you:

On Saturday, the Mable House Amphitheatre will host the last free Candlelite Concert of the 2014 season. The October 4th concert features Tommy Talton.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. & the concert begins at 8:00 p.m. You can pack a picnic & bring it with you to the free concert, but there will be food for sale on site, too.

There’s no charge for the general seating area under cover or under the stars, but lawn chairs are not allowed. The concert will go on rain or shine.

Mable House Amphitheatre is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. Parking is free.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 292014
 

atl ballet romeo juliet 2015Atlanta Ballet’s Romeo et Juliette will be at the Cobb Energy Centre from February 6-14, 2015. Romeo et Juliette is a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers; the show is choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot with music by Sergei Prokofiev.

Planning to go? You see Romeo et Juliette on the cheap, no coupon code required: While they last, you can save on tickets to select performances of the Atlanta Ballet’s Romeo et Juliette. The deal is available for multiple price levels, and as of today (September 29), Goldstar has discount tickets available for most performances from February 7-14, 2015.

The Cobb Energy Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 292014
 

aaron orchards hodHere 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 29) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna at Atlantic Station, Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Chicago at Cobb Civic Center, The Doctor, The Devil, & My Dad at 7 Stages Theatre, The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Serenbe Playhouse, Lasso of Truth at Synchronicity Theatre, puppet shows at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre, Driving Miss Daisy at the Aurora Theatre, Les Liaisons Dangereuses at King Plow Arts Center, The Sugar Bean Sisters at OnStage Atlanta, Extreme Dinosaurs and Bodies…The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 262014
 

national yoga monthA few deals for free coffee, cheap Jr. Frostys, free yoga classes, & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 242014
 

first time camper gaI may need to take advantage of one of these deals…I’m in the mood to go hiking, & the weather is gorgeous.

If you want to get out & explore, you’ve got a few ways check out Georgia’s State Parks on the cheap:

  • September 27, 2014, is Your State Parks Day; you’ll get free parking at state parks + free admission to Georgia’s state historic sites. FYI–There are dozens of volunteer opportunities available, too, from trail maintenance to assembling picnic tables, making it easy to give back while you’re there.
  • Got a library card? With the Library Loan Program, you can check out a ParkPass or Historic Site pass from your local library, giving you free access to Georgia’s state parks and state historic sites.
  • With the First-Time Camper program, $50 gets you two nights in a modern campground, including camping gear borrowed from REI (a six-person tent, four sleeping pads, two chairs, camp stove and more), a Camping 101 lesson, and coupons for your next adventure.
  • Parking is $5 daily, or you can purchase an annual ParkPass for $50. The ParkPass is valid at all Georgia state parks. Seniors (age 62+) save 50% on the annual ParkPass. Disabled veterans who are Georgia residents AND present a Certificate of Eligibility card as well as active duty and retired military who are Georgia residents will receive a 25% discount on annual ParkPasses.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 232014
 

chase netherworldIf you’re looking for coupons to Netherworld Haunted House in Atlanta, you’re in luck: You have a few ways to get discount tickets to one of the top haunted houses in the U.S., some with no coupon code required.

Netherworld remains on my shortlist of favorite haunted houses. It’s a lot of fun, and I can definitely understand why it’s often rated as one of the best haunted houses in the nation. The level of detail is impressive. I don’t scare easily, but they “get” me a few times when I walk through, especially when anything resembling a statue turns out to be a real person. The teen girls remain the most hilarious part of the night though, as quite a few scare easily. I didn’t know they could run that fast, but apparently they’re motivated to move when chased by creatures of the night.

Want a taste what you’ll experience while you’re there? Here’s the summary for 2014:

Season of the Witch: “They’ll put a spell on you! Ancient, evil things from the outer void have sent the Dead Ones to destroy us for forgetting the old ways, but the witches think they can save mankind by making us suffer! Monsters, curses and horrors beyond reckoning will mark Season of the Witch! New Features: The Necromancer and his Army of Corpses! The Soul Seeker! The Ruins of Cronus! The Hexan Horseman! In the House of the Giant! The Primeval Jungles of YS! Chainsaw Bisection! The Laughing Corpse! Flesh Eating Mega Fauna! The Cursed! The Lava Monster! The Tomb Monkeys! Flying Warlocks! The Hidden Ogre! The Dryads! The Red Room and the Snake Dragon are only a few of the hideous things you will experience in Netherworld: Season of the Witch!”

Spliced: “The Mangler’s vile cloning experiments unleash bizarre, blood maddened monsters in this Sci-Fi horror gore fest! Under the direction of the insidious MANGLER, PlasmaCorp Enterprises had begun creating human clones and harvesting their organs, blood and tissue for the medical black market. Using an amped up version of the zombie resurrection drug Necromutun 7 to accelerate their growth proved disastrous however, as the clones mutated into massive monsters and began destroying the facility and infecting and consuming the entire staff. You must enter PlasmaCorp and seal the lab before they escape and contaminate everyone in their path! New Features: The Bottomless Escape Shaft! The Crimson Beam Decontamination Tunnel! Blood Maddened Clones! The Flesh Vats! Morphing Monsters! The Radioactive White Room! The Mega Spawn! The Multi Beast! The Fiend from Inside! The Envelopers! The Extermination Squad and even more mind-melting, high-powered science fiction gore than you can imagine!”

The deals:

  • On opening weekend (September 26 & 27, 2014), you can experience both haunts–Season of the Witch & Spliced–for $20, no coupon required.
  • You can snag coupons for Netherworld Haunted House at participating Subway locations, and you’ll find Netherworld coupons in issues of Creative Loafing. I’ll update the post with details when I snag a coupon, but both coupons generally offer the same deal, typically for extra savings on combo tickets. FYI–No coupons are accepted on Fridays & Saturdays in October or on Halloween, so plan your trip accordingly to save.
  • On any night EXCEPT for Friday & Saturday, tickets are $22 each for Season of the Witch or $28 for a combo ticket for Season of the Witch & Spliced. On Friday & Saturday, tickets are $25 each for Season of the Witch or $35 for a combo ticket for Season of the Witch & Spliced. On select nights, $50 buys a SpeedPass for Season of the Witch & Spliced, letting you skip the line.

Netherworld Haunted House is located in the Georgia Antique and Design Center, 6624 Dawson Blvd, Norcross. The haunt will be open on September 26-27, October 3-November 2, & November 7 & 8, 2014.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 232014
 

center-for-puppetry-arts-1017162-2298542-regularThe Center for Puppetry Arts has several shows coming up that look adorable:

  • The Old Man & The Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales: September 24-October 5, 2014
  • The Wizard of Oz: October 8-26, 2014
  • The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow: October 28-November 9, 2014

Want to see them on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to the puppet shows, no coupon code required, thanks to these deals:

  • While they last, you can save 50% on tickets to select shows at the Center for Puppetry Arts, thanks to a deal on Sweetjack. $16.50 buys a voucher good for two tickets to Family Series performances, including The Old Man & The Monkeys & Other Chinese Tales, The Wizard of Oz, The Headless Horsemen of Silly Hollow, & more. The promotional value expires on May 24, 2015, giving you plenty of time to redeem the voucher. FYI–You can purchase one voucher + one more as a gift; the voucher is not valid from November 11-December 28, 2014.
  • 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 skip the show & just check out the Jim Henson exhibitions & other puppets in the museum? You have free admission options:

  • From 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, it’s free to tour the museum.
  • Saturday, October 4, 2014, is the next Fulton County Free Museum Day; admission to the museum is free for Fulton County residents, government employees & students. 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