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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 202017
 

auntie anne 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.

Extra Savings

Activities

Attractions

Restaurants

Theatre, Concerts & Sports
Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (January 20) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to select shows, including these & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 202017
 

I’ve seen Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Fox several times now, and it’s on my short list of can’t-miss shows. It’s one of the most impressive productions I’ve ever seen–the athleticism, the art, all of it…it’s beautifully done. The tour returns to Atlanta February 15-19, 2017, and it’ll be a new experience even if you’ve seen Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform before.

Want to see it on the cheap? Take advantage of one of these discounts:

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 202017
 

universoul circusUniverSoul Circus will be at the Gold Lot at Turner Field from February 8-March 12, 2017. Discount tickets to UniverSoul Circus are available, but even without them, it’s a fairly inexpensive day out, no coupon code required.

The deals:

FYI: UniverSoul does have live animals in its circus. If that concerns you, this is not the show for you.

The UniverSoul Circus will be at the Gold Lot at Turner Field, located at 521 Capital Avenue, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 202017
 

concert grouponLive music fans, take note: While they last, you’ll find discount tickets to select concerts on the deal sites.

Here’s a sampling:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 172017
 

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.

And it’s a fun time to go. You can celebrate Winter Fest with live music, fun activities, & more at the Georgia Aquarium through March 2017.

The deals:

And don’t miss out on these events:

  • During Winter Fest, you can start each day with a Dock of the Bay opening ceremony at the Georgia Aquarium. The folk-style show starts at 10:30 a.m. daily.
  • From 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Fridays during January & February, you can enjoy live music & specialty cocktails during Friday Nights at the Georgia Aquarium. Friday Nights at the Georgia Aquarium is included in regular admission.
  • From 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on January 21, 2017, you can head out for a Party with the Penguins event at the Georgia Aquarium. There’ll be photo stations, penguin-keeper Q & A sessions, penguin nest-building activities, & more.
  • From 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on February 25, 2017, you can head out for a Coral Carnival event at the Georgia Aquarium. You’ll learn about Caribbean culture through Carnival-inspired interactive and educational coral activities.
  • Sips Under the Sea returns with a Mardi Gras theme on Friday, February 3, 2017. 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. Can’t make it? Head out for another Sips Under the Sea event in 2017: St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, Cinco de Mayo on May 5, Glow in the Dark party on August 4, Pajama Jam on September 22, & New Year’s Eve on December 31.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 172017
 

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, 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 the next few days:

And mark your calendars for other upcoming free & cheap craft days:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 132017
 

tiovivo high atlIf you haven’t been to The High Museum of Art in a while, now’s an awesome time to go. There are quite a few special exhibitions on display that look like they’re well worth the trip.

Arbus, Avedon, and Winogrand: Photographs from the Collection will be on view through February 26, 2017, and seeing it is on my to-do list, as it looks fascinating. Per the summary: “Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, and Garry Winogrand were innovative photographers of the American social scene in the 1960s and ’70s. All three supported themselves through New York City’s burgeoning print industries in advertising, fashion, and journalism. The breadth of editorial assignments allowed them to plumb personal interests and build distinct, stylistically coherent bodies of work. Arbus focused her penetrating lens on those at the margins of society, Avedon directed his powerful vision to studio portraits of prominent individuals, and Winogrand canvassed the streets to capture candid expressions of anonymous passersby. Together, their work changed the course of modern photography, and through their high-profile shows at The Museum of Modern Art, each built a legacy that has been inspirational to generations of photographers.”

I See A Story: The Art of Eric Carle opened in April. If you think you know his name but you’re not sure, you need to think back to your preschool years: Carle is the creator of children’s books known & loved by many, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug. On view through February 12, 2017, this exhibition is a retrospective, and it features more than 80 of Carle’s signature collages from 16 of his most popular books that span his nearly 50-year career. Bonus: You’ll find copies of Carle’s picture books scattered around the exhibition, giving your preschoolers plenty of things that they *can touch at the museum.

The A Conspiracy of Icons: The Art of Donald Locke exhibition, on view through April 24, 2017, highlights Locke’s multicultural exploration through a selection of paintings and sculptures. And you’ll find five images making up the Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exhibit on view outside of the Greene Family Learning Gallery through March 12, 2017.

For a hands-on experience, check out Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures by Jaime Hayon, on display in Sifly Piazza, which was extended through March 5, 2017. The large-scale outdoor works are always worth exploring, especially if you have little ones with you.

Want 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) Bank of America cardholders get free admission on the first full weekend of the month, thanks to the Museums on Us program (discount applies to cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will be February 4 & 5, 2017.

2) On Second Sundays at The High Museum of Art, museum admission is free from noon-5:00 p.m., and there’ll be special activities & workshops. The next Second Sundays free admission day will take place on February 12, 2016.

3) All active & veteran military personnel as well as one guest 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).

4) While they last, $30 buys two tickets to The High Museum of Art + a $20 gift card to Fifth Group Restaurants (South City Kitchen, La Tavola, The Original El Taco, & more), thanks to an offer on Poshdealz.

And mark your calendars for upcoming exhibitions:

  • On view January 21–May 7, 2017: Hale Woodruff’s Talladega Murals
  • On view February 12–May 7, 2017: Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915–1950
  • On view March 4–May 21, 2017: Daniel Arsham: Hourglass
  • On view March 4–June 11, 2017: The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh
  • On view April 1, 2017–January 21, 2018: Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan

Want a little something extra while you’re there? Head out for an event at The High. Here are a few:

  • Sunday, January 15, 2017: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., there’ll be art-making workshops, civil rights storytimes, & a screening of Mighty Times: The Children’s March. Free with museum admission.
  • Friday, January 20, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring The Convergence
  • Friday, February 3, 2017: First Fridays. During February’s event, there’ll be a drop-in snow globe workshop, a performance by Atlanta Funk Society, drawing in the galleries, & more.
  • Friday, February 17, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring Beverly Watkins
  • Friday, March 3, 2017: First Fridays. During March’s event, there’ll a drop-in art-making workshops, Talk A Curatorial Conversation on Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art (1915–1950), drawing in the galleries, & more.
  • Friday, March 17, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring David Potter
  • li>April 1-2 & 7-8, 2017: Studio Spring Break at The High. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. each day, there’ll be art-making workshops & more featuring a “Build It” theme. Free with museum admission.

  • Friday, April 21, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring Jason Collier

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 132017
 

ringling circus xtremeRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus: Circus Xtreme is coming to Philips Arena in Atlanta from February 15-20, 2017.

Want to go? You have a few ways to get free or discount tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus Xtreme at Philips Arena, some with no promo code required:

As always, I try to remain a neutral party when posting deals. If it offends you to see animals in live performances, this isn’t the circus for you.

Philips Arena is located at One Philips Dr., Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 132017
 

circus xtreme ringlingRingling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus Xtreme is coming to Infinite Energy Arena (formerly known as the Arena at Gwinnett Center) in Duluth from February 23-March 5, 2017.

Want to go? You have a few ways to get free or discount tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus Xtreme at the Infinite Energy Arena, some with no promo code required:

  • On opening night, you can get $15 tickets for Price Level 3 & 4 tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus Xtreme at Infinite Energy Arena, no coupon code required. The deal is valid for the 7:30 p.m. performance on February 23, 2017.
  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme at Infinite Energy Arena, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (January 13), discount tickets are available for performances on February 23 & 24 as well as March 3, 2017.
  • With the Reading with Ringling program, your kid can read to score a voucher good for a free kid’s ticket to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus with the purchase of an adult’s ticket. Visit a participating library to sign up.
  • If you have a child under age 1 that’s living in the continental U.S., you can get a free ticket that’s good for a future Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s production, thanks to the Baby’s First Circus promo. You’ll need to apply for the free voucher, which will be sent by mail. The voucher never expires, so once it arrives, put it in a safe spot & save it to cash in a few years from now.

As always, I try to remain a neutral party when posting deals. If it offends you to see animals in live performances, this isn’t the circus for you.

Infinite Energy Arena is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 132017
 

atl history folk artIf you’ve been meaning to visit the Atlanta History Center, you’re in luck. You’ve got several ways to get free admission or discount tickets, no coupon code required.

In addition to exploring everything from one of the nation’s largest and most complete Civil War exhibitions in the DuBose Gallery to more than 500 folk art artifacts in the Goizueta Folklife Gallery, while you’re at the Atlanta History Center, you can check out a myriad of temporary exhibitions.

You can learn about the life, art, music, & ceremonies of the state’s original inhabitants while exploring the Native Lands: Indians and Georgia exhibition, on view through December 31, 2018. The exhibition “shares the history and stories of the state’s original inhabitants beginning with the Mississippian peoples and continuing with their descendants, the Creeks and the Cherokees.”

Plus, mark your calendars: Two temporary exhibitions open on March 6, 2017. Endorsed by the United States World War I Centennial Commission, The Great War in Broad Outlines exhibition chronicles humanitarian relief efforts for those starving in wartime Belgium. And you can see Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924, an exhibition of photographs and rare silent film footage that brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken by 350 American women–all volunteers–who left comfortable lives in the United States to devote themselves to humanitarian aid in France.

The deals:

  • Admission is regularly $16.50 for adults, $11 for youth ages 4-12, and $13 for seniors age 65+ & students age 13+. All active duty and retired military personnel with ID receive free admission for up to two adults.
  • If you have an Entertainment book, you can log in & print a coupon that’ll let you buy one ticket & get one free to the Atlanta History Center. Bonus: Through January 23, 2017, you can use code “DEAL” to save 30% + get free shipping on the 2017 Entertainment book. Once you buy it, you’ll have access to the online coupons for restaurants, attractions, & more.
  • On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 16, 2017), admission to the Atlanta History Center is free, plus there’ll be activities, like making protest buttons & creating resistance poetry; staged readings; Freedom Ride simulations; & more.
  • On the first full weekend of the month, admission to the Atlanta History Center is free for Bank of America cardholders (free admission deal applies to the cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will take place on February 4 & 5, 2017.

Admission includes all History Center exhibitions, interactive experiences, explorations at Smith Family Farm and Swan House, and twenty-two acres of gardens and trails.

The Atlanta History Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski