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Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 042016
 

kurios atlCirque du Soleil’s Kurios: A Cabinet of Curiosities will be at the Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station from March 3-May 8, 2016.

Cirque du Soleil’s productions 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 to pull off night after night. Kurios: A Cabinet of Curiosities gets bonus points, as it has a steampunk vibe: “Step into the Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station and find yourself in the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down in a place that’s as beautiful as it is mysterious.”

Want to see Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios on the cheap? You’ve got a few ways to save:

The Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station is located at 171 17th Street NW, Atlanta

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 042016
 

1448399396-Moulin_Rouge_ticketsAtlanta Ballet’s Moulin Rouge will be at the Cobb Energy Centre from February 5-13, 2016.

Per the summary: “Paris’ famed Moulin Rouge is the spiritual birthplace of the can-can, not to mention history’s most famous cabaret. Step into this bohemian realm of courtesans and grand spectacle as Atlanta Ballet presents the return of Moulin Rouge–The Ballet, an explosive story of young love and rising stardom set against a glamorous, sizzling Parisian backdrop. Called a ‘freaky, honed laser-beam aimed directly at the pleasure center of the brains of Atlanta theater-goers’ by Creative Loafing, this riveting dance performance at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has a strong narrative and memorable characters, making it a wonderful choice for both seasoned aficionados and people who are new to the wonderful world of ballet.”

Planning to go? You can see Moulin Rouge on the cheap, no coupon code required:

The Cobb Energy Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 042016
 

ltrbox_RefinerysmokeIf you haven’t seen the Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion exhibition, I vote for going. It’s amazing. Herpen’s blend of technology, unique materials, & design make it a fitting display for The High. You’ll see dresses that were 3D printed, pieces that incorporate oddities like umbrella tines, works crafted from unusual materials like steel blended with silk, & more.

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) While they last, $30 buys admission for two to the High Museum of Art + a $20 gift card to Fifth Group Restaurants (South City Kitchen, The Original El Taco, La Tavola, Ecco, Lure, & more), thanks to a deal on Poshdealz.

2) 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, February 6, 2016. Plus, Bank of America cardholders get free admission on the first full weekend of the month (discount applies to cardholder only).

3) On the second Sunday of the month, everyone receives free admission to the High Museum of Art as part of the Second Sunday Fundays activities at the Woodruff Arts Center. Admission is free from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. with family-friendly programming from noon-5:00 p.m. The next Second Sunday Fundays will take place on February 14, 2016.

4) All active & veteran military personnel as well as up to three 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) 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.

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.

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

  • On view through May 15, 2016: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion
  • On view through May 22, 2016: What is Near: Reflections on Home

And mark your calendar for upcoming exhibitions:

  • On view February 13-May 1, 2016: Green Pastures: In Memory of Thornton Dial, Sr.
  • On view February 28-May 29, 2016: Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks
  • On view February 28-May 29, 2016: Vik Muniz (contemporary photographer)
  • On view June 11, 2016-September 25, 2016: Walker Evans (20th-century documentary photographer)
  • On view June 12, 2016-August 14, 2016: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
  • On view April 2, 2016-January 8, 2017: Eric Carle (creator of picture books for young children).

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

  • Friday, February 6, 2016: Teen Night at The High. From 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., teens get free admission with a valid high school ID.
  • Sunday, February 14, 2016: Family Festival at the Woodruff Arts Center + Second Sunday Fundays (both are free during event hours)
  • Friday, February 19, 2016: Friday Jazz featuring Tybee Quartet.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 042016
 

MAR16-L-MINIMODELIf 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

Feb 042016
 

childrens museum of atlanta 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 (February 4) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios at Atlantic Station, The Sound of Music at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Ballet’s Moulin Rouge at the Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s The Full Monty at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre, Disturbed & Rob Zombie at Lakewood Amphitheatre, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme at Philips Arena, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme at Infinite Energy Arena, Universoul Circus at the Green Lot at Turner Field, Disney on Ice: Frozen at Infinite Energy Arena, Monster Jam at the Georgia Dome, AMA Supercross at the Georgia Dome, I and You at the Aurora Theatre, American Buffalo at Southwest Arts Center, Actor’s Express’s Sweeney Todd at the King Plow Arts Center, The Revolutionists at 7 Stages Theatre, Disgraced at the Alliance Theatre, Start Down at the Alliance Theatre, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 032016
 

CelebratingBlackHistoryOaklandI want to make it out for one of these free tours at Oakland Cemetery:

This month, Oakland Cemetery will offer free guided walking tours to celebrate Black History Month. The tours cover the African-American grounds as well as other notable individuals at Oakland Cemetery, such as Mayor Maynard Jackson, Bishop Wesley John Gaines (founder of Morris Brown College), and Carrie Steele Logan (founder of the first black orphanage in Atlanta).

Want to go? You have four opportunities to take advantage of a free tour this month:

  • Saturday, February 6, at 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 11, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 23, at 1:30 p.m.

Oakland Cemetery is located at 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-688-2107.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 032016
 

evltrbox_openstudioThis looks like an awesome opportunity for teens:

From 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016, high schoolers can head to the Greene Family Education Center at the High Museum of Art for a free Open Studio event.

During Open Studio events, teens can get creative while working with a variety of materials, from charcoal & paint to metal & fabric. The projects vary each month, so be prepared to experiment. And you’re welcome to bring in sewing projects that you need help with. Teen Team members and Shannon Mulkey, founder of the Indie Craft Experience, will be around to lend a hand.

Can’t make it? Mark your calendar: Open Studio takes place on the first Friday of the month. Upcoming dates include March 4, April 1, & May 6, 2016.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 012016
 

sound of musicFrom March 1-6, 2016, The Sound of Music will be at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

If you’ve seen the classic film, you’ll be familiar with the score & plot. Per the summary: “Three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien will direct a lavish new production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals The Sound of Music, coming to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history, and you can keep the celebration going by seeing the show on stage. Get swept away by the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp Family, featuring such Rodgers and Hammerstein classics as ‘My Favorite Things,’ ‘Do-Re-Mi,’ ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain,’ ‘Edelweiss,’ and, of course, the enchanting title track.”

Want to see it on the cheap? For a limited time, you can get discount tickets to select performances of The Sound of Music, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (February 1), Goldstar has tickets for performances on March 1 & 2, 2016.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 012016
 

moxie atlTheatrical Outfit’s production of Moxie will be at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s through February 28, 2016.

Per the summary: “An American marine in Afghanistan connects with his son from across the world by crafting a handmade book. As Brian Kurlander and Lane Carlock’s globetrotting adventure Moxie unfolds, you’ll watch the father’s unfinished book travel on to a chic Parisian apartment, then to the slums of India and, finally, to an inner-city American school. As the book passes from country to country, all who touch it are sparked to add their own personal stories, contributing to its enchanting and mystical force. This inspirational tale acts as a reminder of the power of storytelling, the potency of words and the courage we all must summon in order to thrive and connect in these modern times. Get carried away by this moving journey when Moxie makes its world premiere at the Balzer Theater in Atlanta.”

Want to see it on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to Moxie, some with no coupon code required:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Moxie, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (February 1), discount tickets are available for select performances from February 3-7, 2016.
  • You’ll get the cheapest regularly priced tickets to Moxie if you head out for Saturday matinee or Wednesday & Thursday evening performances, plus discount tickets are available for youth for all performances.

The Balzer Theater at Herren’s is located at 84 Luckie St. NW, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 262016
 

turnerfieldtourIf you’d like to explore the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame or take a tour of Turner Field, you’re in luck: The offseason offers several discounts, giving you a chance to check it out on the cheap:

The deals:

  • January 2016: With the Two for $16 deal, two people can visit the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame and take a tour of Turner Field for $16, saving you more than 50%.
  • February 2016: With the “Free Tour with the Purchase of a Name/Number T-shirt” deal, you’ll get a free tour of Turner Field if you purchase a player name/number T-shirt at the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame.
  • March 2016: With the “Final Offseason at Turner Field” deal, all adults will receive $5 off the regular tour price.

Through March 2016, tours of Turner Field start at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 2:00 p.m. on Monday-Saturday. Admission is regularly $17 for adults, $13 or Juniors (age 10-13), and $9 for a child (age 3+). Free parking is available during the offseason in the Turner Field Green Lot, at the corner of Hank Aaron Drive and Ralph David Abernathy Avenue.

And mark your calendar: From 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, you can attend the Atlanta Braves FanFest at Turner Field. The FanFest marks the official kick off of the Braves’ final season at Turner Field, and there’ll be autograph sessions, tours, photo stations and more. FYI–The Braves will be collecting winter clothing during FanFest to benefit the Atlanta Mission. Fans are encouraged to donate new or gently used coats, boots, gloves, scarves, hats, blankets, socks, long sleeve shirts, long pants, sweaters, umbrellas or rain ponchos.

Turner Field is located at 755 Hank Aaron Dr SE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski