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Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 222017

The Color Purple will be at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from October 24-29, 2017.

I cannot wait to see this show when it returns to Atlanta. If you’re not familiar with the work, here’s the quick summary: “The Color Purple was the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival. Hailed as ‘a direct hit to the heart’ (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new ‘ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold’ (The New York Times). Directed by Tony winner John Doyle and with a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to the Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South.”

Tickets to The Color Purple start at $30+fees. Want to see it on the cheap? You can save: While they last, you can snag discount tickets to The Color Purple, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (September 22), discount tickets are available for performances from October 24-26, 2017.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 222017

Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia: A Waking Dream of Mexico will be at the Grand Chapiteau at Atlantic Station through November 19, 2017.

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. I’m looking forward to seeing the dreamworld they create for Luzia. Per the summary: “Step right up into the Grand Chapiteau at United Center and discover the surreal world of Luzia, where an imaginary Mexico springs to life to the soundtrack of brassy Mexican and Latin American sounds. Inspired by the cultural richness of Mexico, Cirque du Soleil’s new big-top show Luzia features original music written for a live acoustic setting mixed with the electro-pop of Nortec Collective’s Bostich + Fussible. Catch Luzia–a combination of the Spanish words luz (light) and lluvia (rain), two elements at the heart of the show–on the Atlanta stop of its world tour.”

Want to see Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia 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

Sep 222017

east-atlanta-strut-2016I’d like to spend at least part of Saturday in East Atlanta Village:

From 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. on September 23, 2017, the East Atlanta Strut, will take place in EAV at the intersection of Glenwood and Flat Shoals Road.

There’ll be an Artist Market, a parade, Giant Battleship & the Adult Big Wheel Club in the Feats & Eats area, multiple stages of live music & comedy acts, & more. If you’re in it for the parade, head out early; the Strut Parade starts at 2:00 p.m. at Patterson & Glenwood and then proceeds along Glenwood to Branan Towers.

Music fans, there are multiple stages to keep you entertained. Here’s the 99x stage lineup:

  • Noon: Chicken & Pigs
  • 1:15 p.m.: The Cherry Bomb
  • 3:00 p.m.: The Great Belzoni
  • 4:15 p.m.: Buckhead Shaman
  • 5:30 p.m.: Low Valley Hearts
  • 6:50 p.m.: Twin Studies
  • 8:15 p.m.: Dot.s

It’s free to attend the East Atlanta Strut, but it’ll cost you a bit if you plan to imbibe while you’re there. Age-verified wristbands for the 21+ crowd are $5 each.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 222017

This remains my favorite free concert series in Atlanta:

The 2017 season of Sunset Sessions wraps up soon at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.

Want to go? Sunset Sessions takes place from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. on Sundays through October 1, 2017. It’s free to attend Sunset Sessions, but it is a 21+ event.

Here’s the lineup for the rest of the 2017 season:

  • September 24: Ron Gallo, Gringo Star, & Shantih Shantih
  • October 1: Grand Finale featuring Whitney, Kweku Collins, & Victor ST. Baloo

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 222017

Theatrical Outfit’s production of Boy will be at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s from September 28-October 15, 2017.

Boy looks like it’ll be a powerful night of theatre. Per the summary: “Based on the fascinating true story told by Oprah, documented by the BBC and told in a best-selling biography, Boy asks the question: Is it nature or nurture that determines who and how we love? After a botched medical circumcision, a renowned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl. Years later, the repercussions and realities of that choice reveal themselves in heartbreaking ways. With humor and tenderness, Boy explores the tricky terrain of loving oneself and others amidst the confusion of gender identity as one very special young person seeks the answers that lie within.”

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

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Boy, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (September 22), discount tickets are available for most performances from September 28-October 13, 2017.
  • You’ll get the cheapest regularly priced tickets to Boy if you head out for the preview performances on September 28 & 29, Saturday matinees, or performances on Wednesdays & Thursdays, plus discount tickets are available for youth & students for most performances.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 222017

sleepy-hollow-experience-serenbe-goldstarThe Sleepy Hollow Experience returns to Serenbe Playhouse from September 28-November 5, 2017. I’d like to make it out to this show this fall, as it has all the makings of a fun Halloween tradition. Want to go? You can get discount tickets to The Sleepy Hollow Experience, no coupon code required.

Here’s the quick summary: “The Headless Horseman rides again in Serenbe’s acclaimed The Sleepy Hollow Experience. After four sold-out seasons, there’s a new adaptation to keep the experience fresh and exciting, though the thrills and chills in this interactive staging will no doubt still take you by surprise. A roving minstrel of storytellers will lead you through the haunted grounds of Horseman’s Meadow, telling the tale of bumbling schoolteacher Ichabod Crane, his love for beautiful Katrina and his rivalry with the brutish Brom Bones. But stay on your toes because the Headless Horseman may come thundering by at any moment on an actual steed. Known for their innovative, site-specific shows, Serenbe Playhouse’s riveting Halloween production puts you in the middle of this spine-tingling yarn to experience the classic tale as you never have before.”

Want to see The Sleepy Hollow Experience on the cheap? You’ve got a pair of ways to save:

The Sleepy Hollow Experience will take place at The Horseman’s Meadow at Serenbe, located at 9065 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. The Sleepy Hollow Experience will be performed rain or shine, and it is a traveling performance without seating; chairs can be provided by request by calling the box office (770-463-1110).

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 222017

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

Sep 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.

Extra Savings

  • Through September 22, 2017, you can score extra savings on select Groupons, including deals for restaurants, spas, & things to do. There’s no coupon code required; deals priced as marked.
  • 2018 Entertainment books are now available. If you order now, you’ll maximize your time to use the print coupons, or you can opt for the digital edition. Once you buy the book, you’ll gain access to bonus offers online, giving you a chance to start saving immediately on shopping, dinner out, things to do, & more.




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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 192017

north georgia state fairThe North Georgia State Fair will be in town from September 21-October 1, 2017.

Your admission ticket includes access to concerts & other live entertainment, making it a good way to see a concert (or several) on the cheap. Admission is regularly $7 for adults, and children age 10 and under are admitted free with an adult. That said, ride tickets at the carnival midway can cost you a small fortune–ride tickets are regularly $1.25 each ($20 for a book of $21, $50 for a book of 55, & 100 for a book of $120).

But through September 22, 2017, you can get adult tickets for $3.50 each & 21 ride tickets for $11 at metro-Atlanta Walgreens. WSB’s Family 2 Family page also includes a coupon good for half-off adult admission to the North Georgia State Fair.

And you’ll save even more if you stick with the unlimited ride days or take advantage of another deal.

Here are a few more ways to visit the North Georgia State Fair on the cheap & get the most out of your admission:

  • Thursday, September 21: North Georgia State Fair Beauty Pageant. And you’ll get free admission to the fair thanks to The Bull 94.9 + $20 buys unlimited rides.
  • Friday, September 22: The Fish 104.7 Birthday Bash with Colton Dixon. Senior citizens (ages 55+) & all active, reserve or retired military veterans, law enforcement, firefighters and first responders with ID will receive free admission.
  • Saturday, September 23: Lauren Alaina concert. Free admission & rides from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. From 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $25 buys an unlimited rides pass (the unlimited rides pass is good till close).
  • Sunday, September 24: Fish Family Day. Children age 12 & under get in free, and if you bring your church bulletin, and adults save $1 off admission. It’s also the Marietta Daily Journal School Special Day—if your child receives a ticket at their school, they’ll get free admission & rides from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 25: Pebblebrook School of the Performing Arts performance. $15 buys unlimited rides.
  • Tuesday, September 26: Beautiful Baby contest (age 0-3). On $2 Tuesday, you’ll get $2 parking, $2 admission, $2 rides, & $2 food deals.
  • Wednesday, September 27: Trace Adkins concert. $20 buys unlimited rides.
  • Thursday, September 28: Colt Ford concert. $20 buys unlimited rides.
  • Friday, September 29: Chris Janson concert. Non-winning Georgia Lottery ticket = $1 off admission or a donation of 7 canned goods = free adult admission.
  • Saturday, September 30: Zach Seabaugh concert. A donation of 7 canned goods = free adult admission. Plus, there’s free admission & rides from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. From 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $25 buys an unlimited rides pass (the unlimited rides pass is good till close).
  • Sunday, October 1: A donation of 7 canned goods = free adult admission. It’s also the Marietta Daily Journal School Special Day—if your child receives a ticket at their school, they’ll get free admission & rides from 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The North Georgia State Fair is held at Jim R. Miller Park, located at 2245 Callaway Road SW, Marietta. Parking is $5.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 192017

atlantastreetsalive2012Part bike parade, part block party, Atlanta Streets Alive Central will take place along Peachtree Street & S. Broad Street on Sunday.

From 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. on September 24, 2017, Peachtree Street & S. Broad Street will be filled with car-free “human-powered amusement.” On Peachtree Street, the fun runs from 17th Street to Alabama Street, and then it continues along S. Broad Street from Alabama Street to Mitchell Street. During Atlanta Streets Alive, you can walk, bike, & play in the street, and there’ll be plenty to do: Local businesses dot the route with activities, and folks find all sorts of extra ways to play while they’re out & about.

Plus, you can take part in a Rock the Vote-themed bike parade along Peachtree Street. If you plan to ride in the parade, decorate yourself & your bicycle & line up at the corner of S. Broad Street and Mitchell Street at 1:30 p.m.; the bike parade begins at 2:00 p.m.

–Jennifer Maciejewski