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Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 212018

Want to save a few bucks when you’re out & about? Here are a few of the highlights from ATL’s daily deals sites.

Extra Savings

  • Through April 22, 2018, you can use coupon code “FUN20” to save an extra 20% on your next purchase of most local Groupons, including deals for restaurants, spas, & things to do. The code may be used up to three times per customer; $50 max discount per use.
  • 2018 Entertainment books are available. Bonus: For a limited time, all Entertainment books are $15 each plus you’ll get free shipping. If you order now, you’ll maximize your time to use the print coupons, or you can opt for the digital edition. Once you buy the book, you’ll gain access to bonus offers online, giving you a chance to start saving immediately on shopping, dinner out, things to do, & more.



Restaurants & Treats

Theatre, Concerts & Sports
Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (April 21) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to select shows, including these & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 202018

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

Apr 202018

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.

The deals:

And don’t miss out on these events:

  • The Sips Under the Sea: Cupid’s Crush party is happening on Friday, February 9, 2018. General admission tickets are $19.95+tax for members & $28.95+tax for nonmembers, and VIP admission is $24.95+tax for members & $48.95+tax for nonmembers. Sips Under the Sea is a 21+ event. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for VIP admission & 7:00 p.m. for general admission. You must purchase tickets in advance to attend; tickets are not available at the door. Upcoming Sips Under the Sea events include Prom Night on May 11, Tailgate Party on August 24, & Monster Mash on October 26.
  • From 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Georgia Aquarium will host an Earth Day Superhero Day, featuring recycling & compost prize wheel, pot decorating craft, The Home Depot kids workshop, a photo station and Superhero Academy. Bonus: From 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., kids age 12 & under who come dressed in costume will be admitted free; limit one free admission per paid adult.
  • 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018, is MomoCon Night at the Georgia Aquarium; costumes encouraged.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 202018

Little ones, rejoice: The Touch-A-Truck Family Festival will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

For those of you that have little ones that still love ’em, here’s what you need to know:

The Touch-A-Truck Family Festival will take place in the parking lot of the Activity Center of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Kids can explore all manner of vehicles on wheels–a fire truck, police car, crane, ambulance, UPS truck, dump truck, bobcat, SSUMC bus & more. Plus, there’ll be a Kid Zone with bouncy houses, an obstacle course, games, art activities, music and entertainment.

Unfortunately, it’s not a free event, but it’s relatively inexpensive. Admission is $5 per person; $20 max per family. It’s a cash only event, so come prepared. The event serves as a fundraiser for SSUMC Preschool, and proceeds will go toward construction of a natural outdoor play and learning area.

Sandy Springs United Methodist Church is located at 86 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 202018

Free-PaintingIf 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 & Home Depot, free events at Bass Pro Shops & Pike Nurseries, free cooking techniques classes & other events 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

Apr 172018

Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of Tarzan will be at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre from June 8-24, 2018.

Here’s the quick summary: “Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning ‘You’ll Be in My Heart,’ as well as ‘Son of Man’ and ‘Two Worlds,’ make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.”

Want to see Tarzan on the cheap? You can save:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to Tarzan, thanks to an offer on PoshDealz. As of today (April 17), PoshDealz has discount tickets available for select performances from June 8-22, 2018.
  • Tickets to Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Tarzan are regularly $38-$58 each. Seniors & students with ID save $5 on most tickets.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 172018

record store day logoI know some people look forward to Record Store Day for the records, but I’m in it for the live music.

Record Store Day will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018. What is it? It’s the one day each year that a massive list of titles are released only at record stores–some are exclusive releases, some are limited run/regional releases, and some are ‘Record Store Day first’ releases. It’s hard to find an independent record store that doesn’t participate in at least the record portion of Record Store Day, and many add in extras to celebrate, like Record Store Day promotional freebies, free in-store concerts, & more.

As usual, there’s plenty happening in the ATL. To name a few:

  • Criminal Records (1154-A Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta): From 10:100 a.m.-9:00 p.m., there’s plenty going on–The first 500 people will receive a free totebag with purchase of a Record Store Day 2018 release, plus there’ll an artist signing with Killer Mike GTO of Run The Jewels at 2:00 p.m. (requires a wristband, which you can get by purchasing a copy of the Record Store Day 2018 limited release title Run The Jewels–Stay Gold Collectors Jewel Box Set at Criminal Records), a free performance by Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel at 3:00 p.m., a free performance by Curtis Harding at 4:00 p.m., a free performance by Midnight Larks at 5:00 p.m., & an artist signing with Organized Noise at 6:00 p.m.
  • Decatur CD (356 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur). No sign of details for Record Store Day extras yet, but they’ll definitely have the Record Store Day exclusives for sale, plus they’ve added a metal section to their offerings.

To find other Record Store Day events in metro Atlanta, browse the Record Store Day list of participating venues & then check the websites and Facebook pages of the local shops for details.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 172018


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On April 21 & 22, 2018, head to the heart of Sandy Springs for the Sandy Springs Artsapalooza.

From 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, you can check out the works of up to 150 artists, let the kids burn off energy in the children’s play area, or listen to live music.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza will take place at 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE, between Mt. Vernon Hwy and Hammond Drive. There should be ample free parking.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 172018

I’m in:

From April 23-29, 2018, you can indulge with $5 burgers at 40+ restaurants during Atlanta Burger Week.

Burgers will be served a la carte (translation: sides are extra). And as demand will likely be high (because, seriously, $5 burgers), please be patient if your wait time at the restaurant runs a bit on the long side & remember to tip well.

Bonus for 2018: ATL Burger Week is partnering with Evan Williams Bourbon to offer a tasty deal: You can score a peach cocktail & a burger for $10 during ATL Burger Week.

Here’s the list of 2018’s participating restaurants: Alluvia at Cheetah, Argosy, Babalu Tapas & Tacos, Bantam Pub, Big Tex, Black Bear Tavern, Cala Bar, City Winery, Dakota Blue, Dark Horse Tavern, Farm Burger (Buckhead, Decatur, Dunwoody, Grant Park), Graveyard Tavern, Grindhouse Killer Burgers (Decatur, Memorial Drive, Piedmont, Sweet Auburn), Grub Burger Bar (Akers Mill, Druid Hills), HOBNOB (Brookhaven, Midtown), The Imperial, Little’s Food Store, Madre Mason, Midway Pub, Neighbor’s Pub, Ormsby’s, Poke Burri, Publik Draft House, Smith’s Olde Bar, Square Pub, Sublime Doughnuts, The Glenwood, Torched Hop Brewing Company, Village Burger (Dunwoody, John’s Creek, Tucker), & Zesto (EAV, Little 5, Piedmont).

If you snag a Burger Week Passport (they’ll be available at the restaurants & online) & get 5 or more stamps during ATL Burger week, you can mail in the passport for a chance to win prizes.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 172018

From April 18-22, 2018, Lemonade Days returns to Brook Run Park in Dunwoody.

The annual festival is a fundraiser for the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, and it features activities for the whole family–carnival rides, a petting zoo, an antique car show, festival foods, Made in Dunwoody products, local music, & more.

Admission to Lemonade Days is free, but some activities will cost you a bit. If you’re planning to ride the carnival rides, you can snag an unlimited rides wristbands for $20 on Wednesday & $25 on Thursday-Sunday. Want to save even more? You can download & print a coupon or show it on your phone to save $5 on unlimited ride wristbands; the coupon is valid any day during Lemonade Days.

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

Thursday, April 19

  • New Artist Spotlight with performances at 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., & 8:00 p.m.

Friday, April 20

  • 5:00 p.m.: Fluxfall
  • 6:00 p.m.: Will Pile
  • 7:00 p.m.: Cavareza
  • 8:00 p.m.: Bile Lane
  • 9:00 p.m.: “Battle of the Bands” Winner: Lucy and the Glassmen

Saturday, April 21

  • 10:00 a.m.: Friction
  • 11:00 a.m.: PCMS Jazz Band
  • Noon: The Bad Neighbors
  • 1:00 p.m.: Hypnotic
  • 2:00 p.m.: Bending Light
  • 3:00 p.m.: Horse
  • 4:00 p.m.: Anne-Marie Perry
  • 5:00 p.m.: Lexi Street
  • 6:00 p.m.: Whistler Lane
  • 7:00 p.m.: Dunwoody Idol contest
  • 8:00 p.m.: Vega
  • 9:00 p.m.: Sucker Punch

Sunday, April 22

  • 1:00 p.m.: The Sunroom
  • 2:00 p.m.: Blue Mischief
  • 3:00 p.m.: Goodfires
  • 4:00 p.m.: No Can Do

Free parking for Lemonade Days will be available at Kingswood United Methodist Church, Peachtree Middle School, St. Patrick’s Episcopal, St. Barnabas, & Crossroads Church of Dunwoody (some lots may not be available on Sundays due to church schedules). ADA Parking is available in the park at the parking lot behind the skate park.

Brook Run Park is located at 4770 North Peachtree Rd., Dunwoody.

–Jennifer Maciejewski