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Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 222014
 

spa-sydell-sweetjackHere 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 (August 22) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna at Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station, puppet shows at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta Falcons preseason tickets, Bull Durham at the Alliance Theatre, Driving Miss Daisy at the Aurora Theatre, Perfect Arrangement at OnStage Atlanta, Mamma Mia! at The Fox, The Savannah Disputation at Theatrical Outfit, Extreme Dinosaurs and Bodies…The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 222014
 

amaluna goldstarCirque du Soleil’s Amaluna will be at the Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station from October 3-November 2, 2014.

I’ll post discount tickets & coupon codes for Amaluna in Atlanta as I find them, as it’s on my short-list of must-see shows for the fall. I’ve seen several Cirque du Soleil productions, and the performances never cease to amaze me–the gorgeous costuming and choreography make each show feel like a work of art, and I remain in awe of the complex circus arts the performers manage pull off night after night. Amaluna gets bonus points, as it’s inspired by Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

Right now, most of what I’m seeing are ticket & concession combo deals and a few small price breaks. I’m hoping more deals will be released closer to the date. But until then, here are a few ways to save:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 212014
 

have fun be cheap 200px-01I’m more than ready for the weekend. Looking for something fun to do? Check out these five ATL 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

Aug 212014
 

world of coca colaIf you’ve been looking for discounts to World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, you’re in luck: You’ve got a few ways to get discount tickets to the World of Coca-Cola, some with no coupon code required.

While you’re at the World of Coca-Cola, you can have the Vault of the Secret Formula experience, see a mix of Coca-Cola memorabilia throughout the attraction, taste more than 60 beverages from around the globe, watch the bottling line in action, & more. Plus, you can check out the “Howard Finster: Visions of Coca-Cola” exhibit, which features works by the American folk artist.

The deals:

The World of Coca-Cola is located at 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. 404-676-5151.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 212014
 

festival peachtree latino 2014On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Festival Peachtree Latino will take place in Piedmont Park.

From 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., you can listen to live music by Michael Stuart, Los Cadetes de Linares, Ivy Queen, & more.

While you’re there, you can shop the wares of 250+ exhibitors, let the kids burn off energy in the Kids Zone, & indulge at the international food pavilion, & more.

Festival Peachtree Latino will take place at Piedmont Park in Midtown. Admission is free.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 212014
 

candler park movie nightThe 2014 season of Candler Park Movie Nights wraps up next month (it’d normally end in August, but thanks to rain, a few movies rescheduled from earlier this season will let the free movie nights stretch into September).

On Saturday, August 23, 2014, you can watch Monsters Inc.

Can’t make it? Mark your calendar to see another free flick during Candler Park Movie Nights:

  • August 30: Frozen Sing Along
  • September 6: Remember the Titans
  • September 13: The LEGO Movie
  • September 20: Karate Kid

Movie festivities start one hour prior to dusk in front of the pool house. Blankets & picnics encouraged.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 212014
 

Touch a Truck AlpharettaUnfortunately, my daughters have finally outgrown this event—they’re into all things frilly now. But for those of you who have little ones that still love ‘em, you may want to head out for this weekend’s event in Alpharetta:

From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, Touch-A-Truck will take place at Wills Park. During the free event, kids can climb into a fire truck, heavy-duty construction equipment, emergency vehicles, busses, trucks, motorcycles, & more. Plus, there’ll be activities like inflatables, balloon animals, & face painting.

Touch-A-Truck will take place near the Wacky World playground at Wills Park, located at 1825 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 202014
 

atlanta beltline lantern paradeOn the first Saturday after Labor Day, it’s time for the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade & Art on the Atlanta Beltline. I’m giving you ample notice so that you have time to make-your-own lantern & participate:

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, grab your homemade lantern & join in in the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade.

The parade celebrates the opening of this season’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine events. It starts at 8:30 p.m. on Eastside Trail at Irwin Street & ends at the grassy lawn next to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. The tailgate line-up is set for 7:30 p.m. at Irwin Street & Krog Street. Parade highlights include The Seed & Feed Marching Abominables, The Black Sheep Ensemble, Mausuki Scales & the Common Ground Collective, & Wasted Potential Brass Band.

Lantern-Making Workshops will take place all around metro Atlanta. Lantern House, located at 589 Ralph McGill Atlanta, has a few spots left in its globe lantern session ($20) on September 3 & medium-sized bamboo forms session on September 2 ($20).

Or you can register for a lantern-crafting event at Atlantic Station. You can register for the sessions at the Concierge Desk, and they cost $25 per session (Visa, MasterCard or Discover only). Lantern-making events are scheduled for August 20, 23, 27 & 30, 2014. Sessions are limited to 20 participants, so act soon if you want to attend.

And while they last, you can order a lantern kit online for $15; the proceeds support artists for Art on the Atlanta Beltline.

The 2014 season of free Art on the Atlanta BeltLine events will take place at various locations along the BeltLine from September through November 2014, beginning with the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade. I’ll update the post with details once the schedule is released.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 202014
 

bull durhamBull Durham will be at the Alliance Theatre from September 3-October 5, 2014. Planning to go? For a limited time, you can get discount tickets to Bull Durham, no coupon code required.

Here’s the quick summary: “Bull Durham, loosely based on Ron Shelton’s experiences on and off the field with a Minor League Baseball team, tells the story of three lives brought together by America’s two favorite pastimes. Veteran catcher ‘Crash’ Davis has been brought to the Durham Bulls to prepare rookie Ebby Calvin ‘Nuke’ LaLoosh, a hot rod pitcher with a ‘million-dollar arm and a five-cent head,’ for the majors. Annie Savoy, self-appointed high priestess and muse of the Bulls, has a hard decision to make–every season she transforms one lucky player from an also-ran to an all-star by sharing with them her wisdom, experience, and bed. The love triangle heats up quickly as each character struggles with their own desires and hopes for what the future holds. Bull Durham is a pitch-perfect blend of comedy, drama, and steamy romance.”

The deals:

A few tips:

  • Weeknights are typically lighter nights at the theatre, so opt for those if you’re taking advantage of rush tickets to improve your odds of snagging orchestra level tickets.
  • One of the last times we went to The Alliance, we bought our rush tickets as soon as they went on sale & then headed over to Table 1280 at the Woodruff Arts Center for a pre-show dinner. The prices were reasonable (I was surprised, as I expected them to be much higher & I’ve paid much more for the three of us to eat out at a chain) & the food was delicious.

The Alliance Theatre is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Aug 202014
 

cats atl lyricFrom August 8-24, 2014, Atlanta Lyric’s production of Cats will be at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre.

Per the summary: “Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is inspired by the universally popular poetry of T.S. Eliot. Cats tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats, at which time one special cat is selected to ascend to the Heaviside Layer. A true musical theatre phenomenon, Cats opened at London’s New London Theatre in 1981 and ran for a record-setting 21 years. Cats’ London success was nearly matched on Broadway where it ran for just over 18 years. This enchanting musical features the immortal ballad ‘Memory,’ as well as a collection of other whimsical tunes enjoyed by audiences of all ages.”

Want to see Cats on the cheap? You’ve got a pair of ways to save:

The Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre is located at 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski