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Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 222017

ga renfest grouponThe Georgia Renaissance Festival returns from April 15-June 4, 2017. We go every year, and the girls & I always have a fabulous time.

There’s quite a bit to do at the GA Ren Fest, my favorite being watching the shows. There’ll be jousting, the Barely Balanced Acrobatic Show, The Tortuga Twins, Hey Nunnie Nunnue, the Geoff Marsh Fire Circus, Maypole dancing, photos with the King & Queen and the Fairy Queen, wandering minstrels, & the list goes on.

Even a few years ago was still fun, despite the fact that strong afternoon thunderstorms forced us to leave several hours early (we could have waited it out, but by then my youngest was over-tired & soaked, so it was a good time to go). Last year, we had perfect weather, and the shows didn’t disappoint.

Planning to go? You have options to get discount tickets to explore the GA Ren Fest on the cheap, no coupon code required:

The Georgia Renaissance Festival is located at 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd., Fairburn. Parking is free.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 222017

beauty-beast-poshdealzAtlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of Beauty & the Beast will be at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre from June 9-25, 2017.

Per the summary: “Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries.”

Want to see Beauty & the Beast on the cheap? You can save:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to Beauty & the Beast, thanks to an offer on Poshdealz. As of today (March 22), Goldstar has discount tickets available for select performances from June 9-25, 2017.
  • And while they last, you can get discount tickets to Beauty & the Beast, thanks to an offer on Poshdealz. As of today (March 22), Poshdealz has discount tickets available for select performances from June 9-23, 2017.
  • Tickets to Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Beauty & the Beast are regularly $38-$58 each. Seniors & students with ID save $5 on most tickets.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 222017

Searching for discount tickets to Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta? You’re in luck. You’ve got a few ways to treat your kids (or yourself) to a day of play at Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta on the cheap, no coupon code required.

Your ticket includes entrance to the Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta + unlimited admission to Lego rides, the 4D cinema, and the attractions, including Lego Miniland, Pirate Adventure Island, Lego Friends Olivia’s House, Merlin’s Apprentice Ride, Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, & more. Plus you can explore Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta’s newest exhibition: Space Mission.

The deals:

FYI–Since Legoland is a children’s attraction, adults visiting must be accompanied by a child unless they’re attending an adults-only event. The next Adult Night will take place on April 20, 2017. You’ll save $5 on tickets to April’s Adult Night if you purchase them online in advance. Can’t make it? Save the date: May’s Adult Night is scheduled for May 18, 2017.

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta is located in Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 222017

Want to save a few bucks when you’re out & about? Here are a few of the highlights from ATL’s daily deals sites.

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Theatre, Concerts & Sports
Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (March 22) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to select shows, including these & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 212017

Grease will be at The Wildflower Meadow at Serenbe from March 23-April 16, 2017.

Given how much I enjoy the movie, I have no doubt I’ll love the live version, and Serenbe’s open-air production will add a fun touch. Here’s the quick summary: “The ’50s are back in Chattahoochee Hills when the kids of Rydell High take the stage at Playhouse 1960 to teach good girl Sandy how to be cool and win the heart of bad boy Danny. It’s senior year for the Pink Ladies and the T-Birds, and they are ready to rule the school. Their high-octane antics have made Grease an American classic on stage and screen, but get ready to see it in a whole new light as Serenbe Playhouse performs it in a beautiful Wildflower Meadow. With beloved songs like ‘You’re the One That I Want,’ ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You,’ and the title tune, Grease filling the night air, this is a production you won’t want to miss.”

The deal:

  • Tickets are regularly $35 for adults & $30 for students & seniors.
  • While they last, you can save on tickets to select performances of Grease, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (March 21), discount tickets are available for most performances during the run. The discount tickets are starting to sell out, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone.

Grease will take place at the Wildflower Meadow at Serenbe, located at 10650 Hutchesons Ferry Road, Chattahoochee Hills. Though it is performed outdoors, Grease will be a seated performance, and chairs will be provided.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 212017

brookhaven cherry blossom festThis weekend, the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival returns to Blackburn Park.

On March 25 & 26, 2017, there’ll be an Arts & Crafts Market, live music, a Children’s Village, & more, plus the cherry blossom trees should be starting to bloom.

If you’re heading out for the music, here’s the lineup:

Saturday, March 25

  • 10:00 a.m.: DJ Jobe
  • 11:00 a.m.: School of Rock: Atlanta
  • 12:30 p.m.: Dyn-O-Mite
  • 2:00 p.m.: Housebroken
  • 3:30 p.m.: Blair Crimmins & The Hookers
  • 5:00 p.m.: Wesley Cook

Sunday, March 26

  • 10:00 a.m.: DJ Jobe
  • 11:00 a.m.: Montgomery Elementary Mustang Chorus
  • 12:30 p.m.: Willie Ziavino & The C.O.T. Band
  • 2:00 p.m.: The Breeze Kings
  • 3:30 p.m.: GuruFish
  • 5:00 p.m.: Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project

Car geeks should plan to head out on Saturday. From 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., you can check out classic & custom cars & trucks at the Classic Car Show.

Got pets? Bring them with you (requires a 6-foot non-retractable leash). You can watch stunt dog shows, adopt a new best friend or check out demonstrations in the Pet World all weekend long. Plus there’ll be a Pet Parade at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, and after the parade, you can compete in the Pet Costume Contest (free, but registration is required).

Blackburn Park is located at 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Brookhaven.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 212017

The Dragon King will be at the Center for Puppetry Arts through April 2, then Pete the Cat will take the stage from April 24-May 28, 2017. Both shows look adorable.

All-inclusive tickets to most Family Series performances at the Center for Puppetry Arts are regularly $20.50 for nonmembers & $10.25 for members. Your ticket includes admission to the show, the Create-A-Puppet workshop, & admission to the puppetry museum.

Want to see them on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to The Dragon King and Pete the Cat, thanks to these deals:

While you’re at the Center for Puppetry Arts, make time to explore the World of Puppetry Museum, which features the Jim Henson Collection as well as The Global Collection, showcasing puppets from around the world. Not only will you see awesome puppets (they have Fraggle Rock, Muppets, Sesame Street, Dark Crystal, & Labyrinth characters, to name a few, all of which makes me happy!), but the new museum includes interactive spaces where you can try your hand at puppetry.

If you’re only planning to visit the World of Puppetry Museum, admission is free for members & $10.50 for nonmembers. Tickets are timed for museum admission, and everyone must procure a ticket to tour the museum (for members, “procure a ticket” = make a free reservation for timed entry). While you’re there, you can add on a Create-a-Puppet workshop ($4.50 for members & $6.50 for nonmembers); to-go kits are available.

And on Fulton County Free Museum Saturdays, Fulton County residents, students, and Fulton County Government employees will receive free Museum admission, plus you’ll save 25% off of tickets to a Family Series performance (includes show ticket, Create-A-Puppet workshop, & museum admission). The next Fulton County Free Museum Saturdays event will take place on April 8, 2017, and you’ll see Pete the Cat.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 212017

decatur logoLittle ones, rejoice: Decatur’s Touch-A-Truck event will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Unfortunately, my daughters have outgrown this event, but for those of you that have little ones that still love ’em, here’s what you need to know:

Decatur’s Touch-A-Truck event will take place at the East Lake MARTA Station’s North Lot from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Important note: this is a new location. During the free event, kids can explore all manner of vehicles on wheels–fire trucks, dump trucks, tractors, police cars, motorcycles, bicycles, & more.

The East Lake MARTA Station’s North Lot is located at 2260 College Avenue, Decatur.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 212017

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

Mar 212017

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 & 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