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Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 192014

itunes 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 (September 19) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to 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, Moonlight & Magnolias at Legacy Theatre, Extreme Dinosaurs and Bodies…The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 182014

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

Sep 182014

national yoga monthA few deals for free yoga classes, free coffee & doughnuts, Free Queso Day, & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 182014

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 about 50% on tickets to select performances of Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at The Fox Theatre, thanks to a deal on Poshdealz. The deal is available for performances on December 11-14, 18-19, & 28, 2014, and I expect it to sell out.

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 182014

ga state fairFrom September 26-October 5, 2014, the Georgia State Fair will be at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Want to go on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to the fair, no coupon code required.

Tickets are regularly $10 for age 13+ and $5 for ages 5-12 + seniors (age 60+). Ride wristbands are $20 each, and they’re valid from opening till closing. Parking is free, but VIP paid parking is available. While they last, $13.50 covers admission for two and one VIP parking pass to the Georgia State Fair, thanks to a deal on Groupon.

Since concerts & shows are included in the price of admission, it’s a good deal. Here are a few of the highlights so you can get the most out of your visit:

  • Friday, September 26: Live music by Preacher Stone & A Flock of Seagulls, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Saturday, September 27: Live music by The Jagged Stones, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Sunday, September 28: Live music by Constantine the Rapper & Conjunto Artardecer, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Monday, September 29: Live music by Holman Autry Band, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Tuesday, September 30: Live music by The Remedy, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Wednesday, October 1: Family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Thursday, October 2: Live music by John King, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Friday, October 3: Live music by Ginuine, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Saturday, October 4: Live music by All the Locals & The LACS, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus
  • Sunday, October 5: Live music by The Georgia Satellites, a family magic show, High Roller BMX, Coronas Hollywood Circus

The Atlanta Motor Speedway is located at 1500 Tara Pl., Hampton.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 182014

whole world improv hodLooking for free or discount tickets to Whole World Improv? You have a few options to get in on the cheap, some with no coupon code required:

Whole World Improv Theatre is located at 1216 Spring St., Atlanta. 404-817-7529

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 172014

minter's farm tractorFrom September 19-21, 2014, head to Minter Farm to check out Inman Farm Heritage Days.

During Inman Farm Heritage Days, you can shop the wares of local vendors, check out antique tractors and engines, and learn about everything from processing cotton, milling wood, & broom making to beekeeping, making sorghum syrup, blacksmithing, moonshining, & more.

Inman Farm Heritage Days will take place from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Minter’s Farm is located at 283 Hill’s Bridge Road, Fayetteville. Admission is free.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 172014

micasasucasa highWant to explore the High Museum of Art on the Cheap? Take advantage of a discount ticket deal (or, even better, free admission) to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, no coupon code required.

The deals:

1) Fulton County residents & students get in free from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month; valid ID required. The next free day is Saturday, October 4, 2014. Plus, Bank of America cardholders get the free admission on the first full weekend of the month (discount applies to cardholder only).

2) During Friday Night Lates, you can get half-off admission every Friday from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Even better: The half-price admission deal is valid for Friday Night Music Remix, too, which takes place on the third Friday of the month & showcases live music by artists of all genres. The September 19, 2014, concert features an evening of jazz with Joe Gransden. Bonus deal: While they last, $19 buys one ticket to Friday Night Music Remix and one ticket for a return visit (any time until October 26) OR $35 buys two tickets to Friday Night Music Remix and two tickets for a return visit (any time until October 26), thanks to a deal on Living Social.

3) During SWAPtember, if you show your membership card for a participating Atlanta attraction (Zoo Atlanta, Carlos Museum, Tellus, Georgia Aquarium, Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta History Center, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, & more), you’ll save $5 on admission OR $10 on a membership to The High. The deal is valid through September 30, 2014.

4) Saturday, September 27, 2014, is Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! If you sign up online & bring a Smithsonian Museum Day Live! ticket with you to The High (or show it on your smartphone), you’ll get free admission for two on September 27.

5) On Sundays & Tuesdays, all active & veteran military personnel as well as their immediate family members will receive free admission to The High Museum of Art & free parking in the Woodruff Arts Center deck with proof of service. Proof of service includes valid military, retiree, military/retiree dependent identification card or a DD Form 214 (Report of Separation).

6) Other ongoing discounts: Zoo Atlanta members save $3 off adult admission or $10 off a membership. If you have a PBA Advantage card or an ASO or Alliance Theatre subscriber card, you’ll save $3 off admission. ARTSCard members get $2 off admission.

7) If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save almost 50% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Georgia Aquarium ticket includes a Deepo Pass with Expedited Entry, Deepo’s 4-D theater, and the Dolphin Tales show (based on availability). The World of Coca-Cola ticket includes admission, the 4-D theatre, and a free keepsake bottle from the museum. Other attractions included are Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank (includes IMAX, too) OR High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta (includes All-Rides Wristband) OR Atlanta History Center. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.

Curious about what you’ll see while you’re there? Here are a few of the current & upcoming exhibitions at The High:

  • On view through November 2, 2014: Painter’s Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz
  • On view through January 4, 2015: Top Drawer, a selection of drawings from four of the museum’s curatorial departments
  • On view through January 2015: Wynn Bullock: Revelations
  • On view September 28, 2014-January 18, 2015: American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution
  • On view October 11, 2014-January 18, 2015: The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff
  • On view October 18, 2014-January 17, 2015: Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections
  • On view October 25, 2014-January 11, 2015: Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
  • On view October 25, 2014-January 11, 2015: Make A Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral
  • On view November 15, 2014-June 7, 2015: Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

Bonus: On select days, you can head out for Mi Casa, Your Casa Performances on Sifly Piazza. Here’s the lineup:

Friday, September 19-Thursday, September 25:

  • WonderRoot art installation: Lightworks with artist Kevin Byrd

Friday, September 26:

  • 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.: CORE Performance Company presents the World Premiere of the site-specific dance/performance “a home is a home is a home”

Friday, October 3:

  • 6:00 p.m.: Eddie’s Attic Singer/Songwriter Night

Friday, October 10:

  • 7:00 p.m.: T. Lang Dance presents “Post Up: Alone in Your House,” a collaboration with composer John Osburn and video interactive engineer Deigratia Daniels

Saturday, October 18

  • 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.: CORE Performance Company and Association Manifeste present the World Premiere of “Je Suis/I am,” a dance/performance piece for public spaces

Friday, October 24:

  • 7:00 p.m.: T. Lang Dance presents “Post Up: Alone in Your House,” a collaboration with composer John Osburn and video interactive engineer Deigratia Daniels

Friday, October 31-Sunday, November 2:

  • Closing weekend with Instituto de México celebrating Day of the Dead

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 172014

image003-2On September 20 & 21, 2014, head to Gwinnett Center for JapanFest.

During the two-day festival, you’ll see traditional & modern dance performances, listen to taiko drumming and J-Rock and J-Pop music, watch demonstrations of everything from sumo to aikido, & more. Plus, there’ll be exhibitions of Japanese technology in automobiles & electronics, craft activities to create Japanese tops & kites, Japanese toys, Japanese cuisine, a marketplace, & more.

Admission to JapanFest is $8. Children age 6 & under admitted free.

Gwinnett Center is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 172014

cots-decaturIt’s September, which means it’s time for Concerts on the Square in Decatur.

From 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Saturdays in September, stop by the community bandstand in Decatur Square to listen to free concerts.

Here’s the lineup for this week & next:

  • September 20: Moontower (acoustic rock)
  • September 27: Michelle Malone Band (folk rock)

–Jennifer Maciejewski