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Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 292014
 

georgiaaquariumIf you’re looking for discount tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, you’re in luck, as you’ve got a few ways to get in free or on the cheap, no coupon code required:

  • While they last, $55 buys two Total Tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, saving you about 25%, thanks to a deal on Groupon.
  • On October 31 & November 1, 2014, you can head out to the Georgia A-Scary-Um at the Georgia Aquarium. There’ll be trick-or-treating from 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on the 31st & 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on the 1st, Halloween crafts, spooky storytelling, & more. Plus, kids 12 and under in costume will receive free general admission with each paid adult or Annual Pass holder (up to 2 free kids per paying adult).
  • For a limited time, you can take advantage of an Early Bird online discount & save up to $7 per ticket. To get the deal, purchase tickets online and select and arrive during the first hour of the day. This, by the way, is an excellent way to experience the Georgia Aquarium without fighting the crowds.
  • 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.
  • If you bring your ID or a copy of your birth certificate, you’ll get a free Total Ticket to the Georgia Aquarium on your birthday.
  • You can save a bit on Georgia Aquarium tickets or annual pass purchases, thanks to an offer from Gas South.

And I’ll be wandering around Atlanta to see this:

Dolphins on Parade is a public art project featuring more than 50 fiberglass dolphin statues with unique designs. You’ll find Dolphins on Parade in several parts of Atlanta, including Centennial Olympic Park area, Pemberton Place, Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. Check out the map to plan your route & see them all.

The Georgia Aquarium is located at 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. 404-581-4000.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 292014
 

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, November 1, 2014. Plus, Bank of America cardholders get the free admission on the first full weekend of the month (discount applies to cardholder only).

2) While they last, $65 buys a one-year dual or family membership to the High Museum of Art, thanks to a deal on Sweetjack. Bonus: Through November 2, 2014, you can use coupon code “FALL15″ to save an extra 15% on Sweetjack.

3) While they last, $32 buys two tickets to the High & a $25 gift card to Veni Vidi Vici, thanks to a deal on Poshdealz. Or you can opt to get four tickets to the High & a $50 gift card to Veni Vidi Vici for $61.50.

4) 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).

5) November is College Month at The High. From November 1-30, 2014, college students with I.D. can purchase walk-up admission for $5 each, or they can save $10 when they purchase a student membership, dropping the price to $25.

6) 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 next Friday Night Music Remix will take place on November 21 & feature The Laura Coyle Quintet.

7) 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.

8) 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 January 11, 2015: Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
  • On view through January 11, 2015: Make A Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral
  • 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 through January 18, 2015: American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution
  • On view through January 18, 2015: The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff
  • On view through January 17, 2015: Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections
  • 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.

FYI–The free Mi Casa, Your Casa Performances on Sifly Piazza wrap up this weekend, so quit procrastinating if you want to check it out. From noon-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, The High will partner with Instituto de México to bring Dia de los Muertos festivities to The High, including sugar skull and papel picado demonstrations, live music, dancing, and art-making activities, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 292014
 

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harlem globetrotters grouponIf you’re planning to head out to Philips Arena to watch the Harlem Globetrotters when they come to play in March, you may want to take advantage of one of these deals for discount tickets, no coupon code required:

Philips Arena is located at 1 Philips Dr, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 292014
 

tzoo.extreme dinosaursIf you’re looking for discount tickets to see Extreme Dinosaurs or Bodies: The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, you’re in luck–you have a few ways to save on admission, no coupon code required.

Extreme Dinosaurs looks like a fun exhibition for the dinosaur fans in your family. Per the summary: “Extreme Dinosaurs, making its US debut in Atlanta, will provide visitors the opportunity to discover the roar and might of the Mesozoic Era like never before! This educational and entertaining exhibition suited for the whole family, gathers the world’s strangest dinosaurs in an experience that showcases both lifelike and life-size animatronic dinosaurs alongside full-scale skeletons and real and replica fossils. The exhibition features some of the newest, bizarre dinosaur finds from the current ‘Golden Age’ of paleontology, capturing the human fascination with dinosaurs at an exciting moment in dinosaur history.”

Plus, there’ll be interactive activities including a children’s dig site for paleontologists in the making, Make Me Move consoles that allow guests to initiate movement of the animatronics, & hands-on learning with touch panels and a Dinosaur Detective quiz.

And Bodies: The Exhibition is also on display at Atlantic Station. Bodies features 200 actual human bodies and organ specimens, each of which has been preserved, dissected, and displayed to give you an closer look at the systems of your body: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive, Circulatory and the Treated Body.

Want to check them out on the cheap? You’ve got a few options:

Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station is located at 265 18th Street, Level 2, near Escalator 5.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 292014
 

laughing skull logoLooking for a few cheap laughs? While they last, you can get discount tickets to comedy shows at the Laughing Skull Lounge, no coupon code required:

While they last, $19 buys two tickets to a comedy show at The Laughing Skull Lounge + a comedy download, saving you more than 50%, thanks to a deal on Half Off Depot. Bonus: Today only, October 29, 2014, you can use coupon code “take20″ to save an extra 20% on Half Off Depot.

If you’re not familiar with it, the Laughing Skull Lounge is a comedy club hidden in the back of the Vortex Bar & Grill on Peachtree Street in Midtown. With only 74 seats, it’s a small space, but that also means there’s truly not a bad seat in the house.

You must be 18 or older to attend, & there is a two-drink minimum (cash only; water & soda count). The Laughing Skull Lounge is located at 878 Peachtree St., Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 292014
 

punchlineIf you’re in the mood for an evening of live comedy, you’re in luck. You can get discount tickets to The Punchline in Atlanta, no coupon code required:

While they last, $25 buys two tickets to a comedy show at The Punchline, thanks to a deal on Groupon.

You must be 21 or older to attend. The Punchline is located at 280 Hilderbrand Dr., Atlanta. 404-252-LAFF (5233).

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 292014
 

harry and david pearsHere 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 (October 29) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna at Atlantic Station, Dirty Dancing at The Fox Theatre, A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre, Gwinnett Ballet’s The Nutcracker at Gwinnett Center, Peter Pan Jr. at OnStage Atlanta, The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Serenbe Playhouse, The Snow Queen at Serenbe Playhouse, Lyle the Crocodile at Synchronicity Theatre, Tuck Everlasting at the Alliance Theatre, Extreme Dinosaurs and Bodies…The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 282014
 

aatlanta-hawks-carousel-11Planning to head to Philips Arena to cheer on the Atlanta Hawks? If so, you’ve got a few ways to get discount tickets to Hawks games all season long, some with no coupon code required:

  • Thanks to a deal on Goldstar, you can get discount tickets to select Atlanta Hawks games. As of today (October 28), Goldstar has deals available for the following games:
    • Saturday, November 8: vs. New York Knicks
    • Friday, November 14: vs. Miami Heat
    • Tuesday, November 18: vs. L.A. Lakers
  • While they last, you can bid to save up to 60% on select tickets to Atlanta Hawks games, thanks to a deal on Scorebig. As of today (October 28), Scorebig has tickets available for most Hawks games, including these through December 2014:
    • Wednesday, November 12: vs. Utah Jazz
    • Friday, November 21: vs. Detroit Pistons
    • Wednesday, November 26: vs. Toronto Raptors
    • Friday, November 28: vs. New Orleans Pelicans
    • Saturday, November 29: vs. Charlotte Hornets
    • December 2: vs. Boston Celtics
    • December 7: vs. Denver Nuggets
    • December 10: vs. Philadelphia 76ers
    • December 12: vs. Orlando Magic
    • December 26: vs. Milwaukee Bucks
  • If you want to save on tickets to the home opener on November 1, you can use coupon code “AQUARIUM” to save on tickets to watch the Hawks take on the Indiana Pacers at Philips Arena. Be sure to arrive before 6:45 p.m. so that you can be in your seats for a pregame show featuring T.I., plus you’ll receive $10 in free concessions if you arrive by 6:45 p.m., per the details on the Georgia Aquarium’s Facebook page.
  • Though individual tickets are on sale, the Atlanta Hawks haven’t released details of promotions for the for the 2014-2015 season, such as last season’s Chick-fil-A Family Nights or Aaron’s Lucky Dog Wednesday deals. I’ll update this post with details once they do.

Philips Arena is located at 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 282014
 

events-ss-indianfestival-man2I’d like to make it out to Stone Mountain Park for the Indian Festival & Pow-Wow, which will take place from October 30-November 2, 2014. Planning to go? You can get discount tickets to the Indian Festival & Pow-Wow, no coupon code required.

During the Indian Festival & Pow-Wow, you can see Native Americans from across the U.S. and Central America compete in intertribal dance and drum competitions; learn about primitive skills such as flint-knapping, bow making, fire starting, open-fire cooking and pottery; crawl inside a tipi and other traditional native dwellings; participate in interactive experiences such as an encampment showing the lifestyle of local and regional historic Native American culture; shop the artists’ marketplace; & more.

Admission to the Indian Festival and Pow-Wow is free with admission to Stone Mountain Park. Or you can buy tickets at the gate for admission to the Indian Festival and Pow-Wow only for $15 + tax. Children under age three are admitted free.

Want to head out on the cheap? Take advantage of one of these deals:

A note about parking: If you walk or ride a bike to Stone Mountain Park, there’s no parking fee. Otherwise, it’s $10. If you must drive & aren’t opting to buy a Mountain Member or Mountain Member PLUS pass, spring for the $35 annual permit if you you live near Stone Mountain Park & plan to visit at least four times a year, whether to take advantage of free special events or the park’s free outdoor activities and laser show.

Stone Mountain Park is located at 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain. Technically, the main entrance is located at U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, but online mapping programs often don’t like the address.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 282014
 

headless horseman silly hollowThe Center for Puppetry Arts has several shows coming up that look adorable:

  • The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow: October 28-November 9, 2014
  • The Stinky Cheese Man: December 30-January 11, 2015
  • The Big Bad, Little Red, Pig Show: January 14-25, 2015
  • Rainforest Adventures: January 29-March 15, 2015
  • The Joshua Show: March 17-22, 2015
  • Stellaluna: March 24-April 4, 2015
  • Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show: April 9-May 24, 2015

Want to see them on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to the puppet shows, no coupon code required, thanks to these deals:

  • While they last, you can save 50% on tickets to select shows at the Center for Puppetry Arts, thanks to a deal on Sweetjack. $16.50 buys a voucher good for two tickets to Family Series performances, including The Headless Horsemen of Silly Hollow, The Stinky Cheese Man, Stellaluna, & more. Bonus: Through November 2, 2014, you can use coupon code “FALL15″ to save an extra 15% on Sweetjack. The promotional value expires on May 24, 2015, giving you plenty of time to redeem the voucher. FYI–You can purchase one voucher + one more as a gift; the voucher is not valid from November 11-December 28, 2014.
  • And you’ll find discount tickets to The Headless Horsemen of Silly Hollow on Goldstar, saving you about 50%. As of today (October 28),  discount tickets are available for the 10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. performances on October 29 & the 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. performances on November 2, 2014.
  • Tickets to most Family Series performances at the Center for Puppetry Arts are regularly $16.50 each for nonmembers, but members can get tickets for $9.25 each.

Want to skip the show & just check out the Jim Henson exhibitions & other puppets in the museum? You have free admission options:

  • From 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. on Thursdays, it’s free to tour the museum.
  • Saturday, November 1, 2014, is the next Fulton County Free Museum Day; admission to the museum is free for Fulton County residents, government employees & students. If you opt to see the show while you’re there, you can save 25% on a ticket.
  • And the Center for Puppetry Arts recently launched a Georgia Public Libraries Passport to Puppetry program. If you have a library card, you can check out a Passport to Puppetry at any participating public library in all Georgia counties. The Passport to Puppetry gives a family of four free admission to the Center for Puppetry Art’s museum. If you want to see a show while you’re there, you can buy same-day tickets for 25% off, excluding Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is located at 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th St., Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski