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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 152018

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:

  • On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, Red, White, & Brew is happening at the Georgia Aquarium. From 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., $65+tax for nonmembers ($50+tax for members) buys your ticket to the aquarium + access to the 7th floor of the parking deck for amazing views of Atlanta’s fireworks displays.
  • The Sips Under the Sea: Tailgate party is happening on Friday, August 24, 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. Can’t make it? The Monster Mash Sips Under the Sea event is happening on October 26.
  • Saturday, September 1, 2018, is Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium. From 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., $30+tax buys your ticket when you purchase in advance; costumes encouraged.
  • Friday, October 12, 2018, is the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff at the Georgia Aquarium. From 7:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m., $30+tax buys your ticket when you purchase in advance.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 152018

Attention, Zoo Atlanta fans: You have a few ways to check out the pandas & my favorite, the red panda, for free or on the cheap. For a limited time, you can snag discount tickets, no coupon code required.

The deals:

If you order in advance online, you’ll save on general admission tickets: They’re $22.99+tax & fees for ages 12+, $16.99+tax & fees for ages 3-11, and $18.99+tax & fees for seniors (age 65+) with ID. At the gate, general admission prices go up to $25.99+tax for ages 12+ and $17.99+tax for ages 3-11. College students and seniors (age 65+) with ID will receive a discounted rate of $21.99+tax at the gate. All active-duty, reserves, and retired members of the Armed Forces with ID will receive free admission at the gate; regular admission rates apply to family members and other guests.

Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 152018

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 June 15, 2018, you can score extra savings on select Groupons, including deals for restaurants, spas, & things to do. There’s no coupon code required; deals priced as marked.
  • 2018 Entertainment books are still available. Bonus: For a limited time, all Entertainment books are $12 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.



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Theatre, Concerts & Sports
Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (June 14) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to select shows, including these & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 142018

Summer means free outdoor movies in the ATL, and you’ve got quite a few opportunities to enjoy them, including the Movies on the Town free movie series in Town Brookhaven.

On Thursdays through July, grab a blanket or chair & head to the green on Peachtree Road (adjacent to Oglethorpe University), for movie night on the cheap.

Movies being at dusk. Here’s the schedule for this week & the rest of the 2018 season:

  • June 14: Paddington 2
  • June 21: E.T.
  • June 28: Clueless
  • July 5: No Movies on the Town event
  • July 12: Back to the Future
  • July 19: Grease
  • July 26: Coco

Don’t feel like packing a picnic? You can take advantage of specials at local merchants on Movies on the Town nights.

Movies on the Town will take place on the green at Town Brookhaven, located at 4330 Peachtree Rd.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 142018

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

Jun 122018

Darn, this deal has expired.

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When my girls were younger, a few of my girlfriends lived up in the Roswell area, and we’d meet up at least once each summer to bring the kids to see a puppet show at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. If you’re up that way, these shows are worth checking out: The shows are a) adorable and b) cheap.

Here’s a look at the Roswell Summer Puppet Series’s 2018 schedule:

  • Through June 16: The Wind in the Willows
  • June 18-June 23: Cinderella
  • June 25-June 30: Big Bad Little Red Pig
  • July 2-7 (no show on July 4): Peter and the Wold
  • July 9-July 14: The Reluctant Dragon
  • July 16-21: Cardboard Explosion

Tickets are $5 for everyone age 2 & up. Showtimes are Monday-Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with additional 1:30 p.m. performances on Wednesdays & Fridays.

The Roswell Cultural Arts Center is located at 950 Forrest St, Roswell.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 122018

This remains my favorite free concert series in Atlanta:

The 2018 season of Sunset Sessions is underway at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.

Want to go? Sunset Sessions takes place from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. It’s free to attend Sunset Sessions, but it is a 21+ event.

Here’s the lineup for this season:

  • June 17: Little Stranger, Beauregard and the Downright, & Zatchr
  • June 24: The Sweetheart Deal, Cristina Vane, & Anthony Michael
  • July 1: Magic City Hippies and Machine Kid
  • July 8: Super Doppler and Okey Dokey
  • July 15: Knox Hamilton and Brother Sundance
  • July 22: Sweet Crude and Caleb & the Gents
  • July 29: Banditos, The Buzzards of Fuzz, and C2 & the Brothers Reed
  • August 5: Carly Burrus, Wade Sapp, and Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley
  • August 12: TBA
  • August 19: Southern Avenue, The Vegabonds, and The Titos
  • August 26: Stoop Kids
  • September 2: The Nightowls and Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons
  • September 9: TBA
  • September 16: No concert/Music Midtown
  • September 23: Season Finale TBA

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 122018

It’s free movie time, y’all: The 2018 season of Movies in Central Park is underway.

If you’re not familiar with Movies in Central Park, you can grab a blanket or a lawn chair, pack a picnic, & hang out in Central Park to watch a free flick on Thursday evenings all summer long.

Here’s the lineup for this week & the rest of the season:

  • June 14: Mean Girls
  • June 21: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
  • June 28: Happy Feet
  • July 5: I Am Legend
  • July 12: Hancock
  • July 19: Audience-Selected Film TBA

Movies starts at dusk. Keep an eye out for Movies in Central Park dining deals at participating Atlantic Station restaurants, which will help you save a bit while you’re there if you’re not in the mood to bring your own eats.

As always, be sure to check Atlantic Station’s Facebook page for last-minute updates in the event of inclement weather.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 082018

atl braves 2016The Atlanta Braves have settled into their new home at SunTrust Park.

Want to check it out? Watching the Braves play doesn’t have to be expensive–single-game tickets for the 2018 season start at $5, plus discount tickets are available for most Atlanta Braves games. Even better: The Braves listened to fan feedback last season & decided to continue the tradition of allowing folks to bring in outside food to games, making your outing even more affordable. Per the rules: You may bring in food as long as it fits inside a clear, gallon-sized plastic bag; limit one bag and one sealed bottle of water per ticketholder.

Fans of concerts & baseball get an even better deal: You’ll be treated to a free post-game concert after select games. FYI: You can purchase cheap seats for the game & then move down for the concert. If you’re heading out for the post-game concerts, here’s the lineup:

  • July 26 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers: The Avett Brothers
  • August 18 vs. the Colorado Rockies: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
  • August 19 vs. the Colorado Rockies: Lauren Daigle
  • August 31 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates: Zedd

And you can watch a fireworks display after select games during the 2018 season, including June 15 vs. San Diego Padres, June 22 vs. Baltimore Orioles, July 13 vs. Arizona D-backs, July 27 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, August 10 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, August 17 vs. Colorado Rockies, August 31 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, September 14 vs. Washington Nationals, & September 21 vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

You can stretch your buck a bit more when you head out for certain themed game-day events, such as Hank Aaron Heritage Weekend on June 22 & 23 vs. the Baltimore Orioles, Christmas in July on July 28 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, College Football Night on September 1 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates more. There are promotions all season long, giving you plenty of ways to get more for your money.

Even better: You can use coupon code “GASOUTH” to save up to 20% on Homerun Porch and Diamond Reserved tickets for Sunday-Thursday home games all season long, thanks to a deal from Gas South.

You have two options for 2018’s Atlanta Braves Kids Club memberships: Premium or free. The All-Star membership is $25, and it includes VIP access to Kids Run the Bases after Sunday home games, an Ender Inciarte Kids Club Dri-Fit t-shirt, BOGO tickets to select Braves home games, a discount on select merchandise at the Kids Clubhouse store, & more. With the free version, kids will get a Braves passport to earn prizes for attending games, invitations to exclusive Kids Club only events, & more.

A note on ticketing: When it comes to regular-priced tickets, buy in advance to save a bit. Prices do fluctuate throughout the season based on market demand, so the earlier you buy your tickets, the cheaper they’re likely to be.

SunTrust Park is located at 755 Battery Avenue, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 082018

Darn, this deal has expired.

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I love this concept–a touch of the macabre + live music = awesome.

On Saturday, June 9, 2018, Tunes from the Tombs returns to Oakland Cemetery. It’s not free to attend the music festival, but it’s fairly cheap to get in–advance tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, & $10 for kids ages 4-17.

During Tunes from the Tombs, musicians will perform amongst the monuments, mausoleums, & gardens at Oakland Cemetery. If you’re heading out for the tunes, here’s the lineup:

Main Stage

  • 1:00 p.m.: The Bitteroots
  • 2:15 p.m.: Caleb Caudle
  • 3:30 p.m.: Heather Gillis Band
  • 5:00 p.m.: AJ Ghent
  • 6:30 p.m.: Drivin’ N Cryin’

North Public Grounds Stage

  • 12:30 p.m.: Michael Zaib
  • 2:00 p.m.: Ansley Stewart
  • 3:30 p.m. Book Club
  • 5:00 p.m.: Mermaid Motor Lounge

Lion Square Beer Garden Acoustic Stage

  • 1:00 p.m.: Greg Fortune
  • 2:15 p.m.: Avery Gipson
  • 3:30 p.m.: Wesley Cook
  • 4:45 p.m.: Caleb Caudle

Gates open at noon, and the festival runs till 8:00 p.m. While you’re there, you can explore Oakland Cemetery, indulge with food truck fare, shop the artist market, & more.

Oakland Cemetery is located at 248 Oakland Avenue, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski