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Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 172014
 

skyviewatlHere 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 17) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna at Atlantic Station, Atlanta Opera’s Madama Butterfly at Cobb Energy Centre, Atlanta Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Chicago at Cobb Civic Center, The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Serenbe Playhouse, The Snow Queen at Serenbe Playhouse, Lasso of Truth at Synchronicity Theatre, A Tour of Southern Ghosts at Stone Mountain Park Antebellum Plantation, Extreme Dinosaurs and Bodies…The Exhibition at Atlantic Station, & more.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 172014
 

fernbankIf you’ve been meaning to check out Fernbank Museum of Natural History, now’s a good time to go. You can get discount tickets to Fernbank, no coupon code required.

On view through January 4, 2015, the Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear special exhibition looks fascinating. You’ll learn how the brain & body work together to trigger fear in the Fear Lab, face your fears on the Challenge Course, & Make-Your-Own scary movie. While you’re there, you can play in NatureQuest, investigate your favorite dinosaurs in the Giants of the Mesozoic exhibition, & more.

Don’t have a membership? You can save a bit with these deals:

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 162014
 

amaluna goldstarCirque du Soleil’s Amaluna will be at the Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station through November 30, 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 & dinner combo deals and a few small price breaks (I went ahead & used one of these to get my tickets). I’m hoping more deals will be released, but until then, here are a few ways to save:

Bonus: Your Cirque du Soleil ticket stub is good for extra savings at restaurants & shops in Atlantic Station. Check out the list of deals before you head out to treat yourself to a little something on the cheap while you’re out.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 162014
 

booatthezooIf you’re looking for discount tickets to Zoo Atlanta, you’re in luck. You have a few ways to check out the panda twins & my favorite, the red panda, for free or on the cheap, no coupon code required.

Plus, it’s time for Boo at the Zoo. On October 18, 19, 25, and 26, 2014, there’ll be costume contests (starting at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.), Halloween games & crafts, music by Little Beat (a live party DJ), treats while they last, & more. Boo at the Zoo is free for members & included with the price of admission.

The deals:

General admission is regularly $21.99 for ages 12+ and $16.99 for ages 3-11. Military, college students, and seniors (age 65+) with ID will receive a discounted rate of $17.99. FYI–the Military discount is valid for up to six guests.

Zoo Atlanta is located at 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 152014
 

elevate atlantaElevate Atlanta looks very cool. I plan to make my way downtown to check it out:

From October 17-23, 2014, Elevate Atlanta will take place at a mix of locations in downtown Atlanta, giving you access to a mix of free performances & art exhibitions.

Here’s the lineup of events:

  • Friday, October 17: 7:00 p.m: Gallery opening and musical performance at Gallery 72, featuring music by Atlanta-based artist Branden Collins and digital sculptures and installations by artist Joanie Lemercier in conjunction with the French Consulate of Atlanta and France Atlanta.
  • Friday, October 17: 8:00 p.m: Opening night block party at Fairlie/Poplar with performances and installations by The WolfPack, Branden Collins, Eyedrum, Mammal Gallery, The Goat Farm, DJ Wally Sparks plus six special experiences at Goat Farm D_MPSTERs, incluiding #trashtag, A Grey Thought, Social Synth, Jarawa, Crystal, Allusion.
  • Saturday, October 18: 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: Ford Art Tour at Gallery 72; 2:00 p.m.: Chamber Cartel performing Songbirdsongs at D_MPSTER: Wishing Well and Branden Collins brings you a special experience at D_MPSTER: Jarawa; 3:00 p.m.: “Social City” Educational Talks at Gallery 72; 5:00 p.m.: Manifeste Dance at Gallery 72
  • Sunday, October 19: 4:00 p.m.:Atlanta Streets Alive Art Bike Tour at Woodruff Park; 7:00 p.m.: French Films by Max Linder in the Park at Woodruff Park
  • Monday, October 20: Noon: Lunch and Performance on Broad Street, including poetic interactions with La Passante, social performance by Makeshift Circus, live music, & more; 5:00 p.m.: La Passant poetry: Points Station Marta/Broad Street Plaza
  • Tuesday, October 21: 6:15 p.m.: Chamber Cartel, featuring Goat Farm D_MPSTER: Wishing Well & a special performance of Postludes; 7:00 p.m.: Joanie Lemercier’s Tesselated Atlanta sculptural light performance at 55 Marietta Street; 7:00 p.m.: Elevate Eats at Gallery 72, offering free food and cocktails by some of downtown’s finest restaurants
  • Wednesday, October 22: Noon: Joanie Lemercier Artist Talk at Gallery 72; 6:00 p.m.: Chamber Cartel at Woodruff Park, featuring a special performance of The Immeasurable Space of Tones at Goat Farm D_MPSTER: Allusion; 7:00 p.m.: Fun-Size Fringe performances by Sith Penguin, Thimblerig Circus, and Twinhead Theatre at 5 Points Marta Amphitheater
  • Thursday, October 23: 7:30 p.m.: Dance Truck performances at Fairlie + Walton

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 142014
 

six flags fright festIf you’re planning to visit Six Flags Over Georgia for Fright Fest, now’s a good time to snag a deal.

The deals:

A few highlights of what’s happening at Six Flags:

  • Fright Fest will take place on select dates through November 2, 2014. During the day, Fright Fest is rather family friendly, with everything from trick-or-treating along the Trick-or-Treat Trail to taking the McBoogles car ride, plus you can ride your favorite coasters. After dark, you can get your scare on with haunted houses, spooky shows, frightening rides and scarezones. Some activities may require an additional fee.
  • New for 2014, Holiday in the Park will take place from November 22, 2014-January 4, 2015. One million LED lights and dozens of Christmas trees will transform Six Flags Over Georgia into a holiday destination. There’ll be holiday shows, rides (your favorites & some special for the season), visits with Santa Claus, & more.
  • In 2015, Six Flags Over Georgia is adding two new rides: The Joker Chaos Coaster, a seven-story looping coaster, & Harley Quinn Spinsanity, where riders spin their cars on a circular track. Plus, if you missed it during the 2014 season, be sure to check out the water park addition, Hurricane Harbor.
  • In 2015, White Water is adding Dive Bomber, a 10-story water slide (that’s taller than Cliffhanger, FYI).

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 142014
 

n ga corn mazeEach fall, I try to make time for a few activities: Wandering through a corn maze with the girls, checking out a haunted house, & taking a ghost tour. It’s just the right mix of spooky & seasonal fun. Want to go? Take advantage of one of these deals to get discount tickets to corn mazes, haunted houses, & ghost tours in the Atlanta area, no coupon code required:

Corn Mazes

Ghost Tours

Haunted Houses

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 142014
 

center-for-puppetry-arts-1017162-2298542-regularThe Center for Puppetry Arts has several shows coming up that look adorable:

  • The Wizard of Oz: Through October 26, 2014
  • The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow: October 28-November 9, 2014

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 Wizard of Oz, The Headless Horsemen of Silly Hollow, & more. 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.
  • You’ll find discount tickets to The Wizard of Oz on Goldstar, saving you about 50%. As of today (October 14),  discount tickets are available for the 2:00 p.m. performance on October 18, 2014.
  • And you’ll find discount tickets to The Headless Horsemen of Silly Hollow on Goldstar, saving you about 50%. As of today (October 14),  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. 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

Oct 132014
 

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 = 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 132014
 

atlantic station spooky film festThis October, head to Atlantic Station for a Spooky Film Fest.

On Friday nights, you can get in the Halloween spirit by watching a free family-friendly movie in Central Park. The movies start at 7:30 p.m. Here’s the lineup for this week & the rest of the month:

  • October 17: Casper
  • October 24: Beetlejuice
  • October 31: Hocus Pocus

Plus, you can head out early on select movie nights for extra fall fun:

  • On October 24, Atlantic Station will host a Fall Festival. From 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Midtown Bridge Church will lead arts and craft sessions including sand art, & trick-or-treat bag crafting, plus there’ll be cookie decorating, trick-or-treating at participating retailers in Atlantic Station, & more.
  • And from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on October 31,  you can trick-or-treat at the participating retailers in Atlantic Station.

–Jennifer Maciejewski