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Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 242015
 

abg lights 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 (April 24) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Pippin at The Fox Theatre, Actor’s Express’s Rent at The King Plow Arts Center, Incubus and Deftones at Lakewood Amphitheatre, Die, Mommie, Die! at OnStage Atlanta, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Horizon Theatre, Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy at Gwinnett Center, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean at OnStage Atlanta, Peter Pan at Fabrefaction Theatre, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, C.S.Lewis’s The Great Divorce at The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Damn Yankees at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center, Blues for an Alabama Sky at The Alliance Theatre, Venus in Fur at 7 Stages, Atlanta Silverbacks games, Rocket Boys at Legacy Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Barnum at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre at the Cobb Civic Center, tickets to performances at the Shakespeare Tavern, Memphis: The Musical at the Aurora Theatre, Chasin’ dem Blues at True Colors Theatre, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 242015
 

atlbg lights grouponI’ve been to Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden several times, and it’s a fixture on my “must do this holiday season” to-do list. But now the Atlanta Botanical Garden is giving me a reason to head out after dark in the spring & summer, too.

Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden will be on view from May 2-October 3, 2015, and it sounds like it’ll be a gorgeous exhibition. Per the summary: “Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden features unique installations created from hundreds of miles of optic fiber. Munro, a British artist internationally acclaimed for his use of light as an artistic medium, transforms the Garden with imaginative, luminous works of art. Light is a site-specific exhibition and the largest by the artist in the Southeast. ‘This show will be something unlike any other that Atlantans have experienced,’ says Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson. ‘At dusk, the Garden will become this enchanting landscape that visitors just have to see to believe.'”

The downside is that even Garden members are required to purchase a ticket. The upside is that you can get discount tickets, no coupon code required.

Tickets to Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden are regularly $22.95 for adults & $15.95 for kids ages 3-12 on Peak Nights (Friday & Saturday). On Non-Peak Nights (Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday), admission is $19.95 for adults & $13.95 for kids ages 3-12. Members can get discount tickets for $9.95 for adults & $7.95 for kids ages 3-12; member ticket pricing is the same on Peak & Non-Peak nights. FYI–Garden prices do not include transaction fees or tax.

Want to save a bit without a membership? While they last, $35 buys admission for two to Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, thanks to a deal on Groupon.

Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden will take place from 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. nightly on Wednesdays through Sundays during the run.

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is located at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE in Midtown.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232015
 

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 232015
 

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atl museum week 2015I’ll be taking advantage of this deal:

From April 25-May 1, 2015, you can score 2-for-1 admission at your choice of 30+ Atlanta-area attractions & historical sites, thanks to ATL Museum Week.

To get the deal, you’ll need to register online for a coupon. During ATL Museum Week, you’ll be able to visit a good mix of attractions on the cheap, including Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, Atlanta History Center, Booth Western Art Museum, Center for Puppetry Arts, College Football Hall of Fame, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Georgia Aquarium, High Museum of Art, Historic Oakland Cemetery Tours, Tellus Science Museum, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, & World of Coca-Cola, to name a few.

FYI–The deal is not valid at the Georgia Aquarium on April 25 & 26. And since not all museums are open every day, be sure to check the websites for their operating hours before you head out.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232015
 

vanya-rotatorFrom May 15-June 28, 2015, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike will be at the Horizon Theatre in Atlanta.

The Horizon Theatre plugged Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike when I was there for Waffle Palace, and it sounds like a fun night at the theatre. If you’re not familiar with the work, here’s the summary: “In this hilarious comedy, Vanya and his adopted sister, Sonia, live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, while their sister Masha travels the world as a movie star. Just as their cleaning woman issues a warning about terrible events in their future, Masha returns for an unannounced visit with her 20-something boy toy Spike in tow. And so begins this unforgettable family reunion filled with rivalry, regret, and racket.”

Want to see it on the cheap?

The Horizon Theatre is located at 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232015
 

pippin goldstarFrom May 5-10, 2015, Pippin will be at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

This looks like it’ll be an amazing night at the theatre, and I plan to be there on media night. Per the summary: “After dazzling audiences in New York, Boston and Los Angeles–and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival–this exciting new staging of Pippin comes to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats–along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs like ‘Corner of the Sky,’ ‘Magic To Do,’ “Glory,’ ‘No Time at All,’ ‘Morning Glow,’ and ‘Love Song,’ as well as re-created interpretations of Bob Fosse’s original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. Along the way, he encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that’s ordinary or a flash of singular glory.”

Want to see the Pippin on the cheap? While they last, you can save on select tickets to the Pippin in Atlanta, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (April 23), discount tickets are available to the 7:30 p.m. performances on May 5-7, 2015.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232015
 

die mommie die onstage atlThe title of this work certainly got my attention….

From May 1-23, 2015, Die, Mommie, Die! will be at OnStage Atlanta. Per the summary: “‘Psycho-biddy,’ also known as ‘hagsploitation,’ ‘hag horror,’ and ‘Grande Dame Guignol,’ is a term given to the bizarre spate of films in the 1960s that featured older, mentally unstable women losing their marbles in campy, violent ways. In movies like What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Straight-Jacket, aging stars like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford chewed the scenery, wielded axes, and took revenge. Paying homage to these cult classics is the new comic melodrama Die, Mommie, Die!, which centers on Angela Andrews, an ex-pop singer trapped in a hateful marriage with film producer Sol Sussman. Angela is really in love with Tony, a young, out of work TV actor. Together, the lovers conspire to kill Sol with a poisoned suppository, leading to a surprise ending that reveals shocking family secrets. Atlanta favorite Topher Payne stars in this Process Theatre production at OnStage Atlanta.”

Want to see it on the cheap? While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Die, Mommie, Die!, thanks to an offer on Goldstar.

Tickets to matinee performances of Die, Mommie, Die! are $13 in advance & $16 at the door. In addition to the advance purchase save, students & seniors can take advantage of an extra discount on tickets for Friday & Saturday evening performances.

OnStage Atlanta is located at 2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232015
 

chasin dem blues goldstarFrom July 7-August 2, 2015, Chasin’ Dem Blues will be at the Southwest Arts Center.

The quick summary: “‘Blues is the roots, everything else is the fruits;’ so proclaimed Willie Dixon, blues composer, famed recording session maestro, bass man, and an early bridge between the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. This sentiment is brought to life in Chasin’ Dem Blues, the untold story of the African-American jazz and blues label Paramount Records, one-time home of artists like Charley “Father of the Delta Blues” Patton and Blind Lemon Jefferson. This electrifying musical celebration will sweep you right back to the 1920s with its nostalgic accounts of how a small Midwest town changed the landscape of American music and ushered in the sound of the early 20th century. Written and directed by Kevin Ramsey and produced by Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, the roof-raising, roots-tracing Chasin’ Dem Blues stomps into Atlanta’s Southwest Arts Center.”

Want to go? While they last, you can get discount tickets to Chasin’ Dem Blues, no coupon code required:

Southwest Arts Center is located at 915 New Hope Rd, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 232015
 

alive650On May 2 & 3, 2015, Alive! Expo returns to the Georgia World Congress Center.

From 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, you can find out more about everything from natural and organic foods and Eco/Green products for the home & pets to recyclable goods, plus, there’ll be yoga & Pilates demos, Kid’s Corner activities, healthy cooking demos, free product samples, & more.

General Admission tickets are $10 per day, and VIP tickets are $35 per day. Want to check out Alive! Expo on the cheap? Atlanta on the Cheap has partnered with Alive! Expo to get you a sweet deal: If you use coupon code “ATLCHP15″ when you order online, you’ll save $5 on your general admission or VIP ticket to Alive! Expo. General admission is free for children age 12 & under as well as active military with a valid ID.

FYI–If you do opt for the VIP ticket, you’ll receive a gift bag filled with full-size natural & organic products (a $100+ value).

Alive! Expo will take place in Hall C4 of the Georgia World Congress Center, located at the corner of Northside Drive & Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. in Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 222015
 

sunset sessions apr 26On Friday, the 2015 season of Sunset Sessions gets underway at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.

The free Sunday evening concert series happens weekly through September 6, 2015. Want to go? Here’s the lineup for this weekend & the next few weeks:

  • April 26: Bad Suns with The Electric Sons; Kiev
  • May 3: Mother Falcon
  • May 10: Boogie
  • May 17: Those Darlins
  • May 24: Kebbi Williams & The Wolfpack
  • May 31: Ivan & Alyosha
  • June 7: Pigpen Theatre Company
  • June 14: TBA
  • June 21: The Whigs
  • June 28: Caroline Rose; Little Tybee

The music starts at 7:00 p.m. Sunset Sessions is a 21+ event. Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski