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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 202017
 

o4w festOn June 24 & 25, 2017, head to O4W for the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival.

You can shop the Artists Market for fine arts & crafts as well as the Emerging Artists pavilion for works by new artists and artisans, get creative with hands-on art activities, watch artist demonstrations, listen to live acoustic music, indulge with tasty eats at the food trucks, & more.

Historic Fourth Ward Park is located between North Ave. and Ralph McGill Blvd.; use 592 N. Angier Ave. NE, Atlanta, for driving directions.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 202017
 

When my girls were younger, a few of my girlfriends lived up in the Roswell area, and we’d meet up at least once each summer to bring the kids to see a puppet show at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. If you’re up that way, these shows are worth checking out: The shows are a) adorable and b) cheap.

Here’s a look at the Roswell Summer Puppet Series’s 2017 schedule:

  • Through June 24: Tanglewood Marionettes presents The Fairy Circus
  • June 26-July 1: Puppet Showplace Theatre presents Robin Hood
  • July 5-8 (no show on July 4): National Marionette Theatre presents Beauty & the Beast
  • July 10-July 15: Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy,” presents Pinocchio
  • July 17-22: All Hands Productions presents The New Adventures of Brer Rabbit

Tickets are $5 for everyone age 2 & up. Showtimes are Monday-Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with additional 1:30 p.m. performances on Wednesdays & Fridays.

The Roswell Cultural Arts Center is located at 950 Forrest St, Roswell.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 202017
 

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 July 20, 2017. You’ll save $5 on tickets to July’s Adult Night if you purchase them online in advance. Can’t make it? Save the date: August’s Adult Night is scheduled for August 17, 2017.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 202017
 

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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Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (June 20) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to select shows, including these & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 192017
 

2016 summer film fest fox atlIf you’re planning to head out for the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta & you’re looking for discount tickets, you’re in luck: You can get a deal on tickets, no coupon code required.

For most movies during the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, tickets are $8+fees in advance if purchased by June 30, $10+fees in advance starting July 1, & $12 day-of. Bonus: It’s free to attend the season opener double feature on July 16, but you’ll need to reserve tickets at the box office or online to attend, & ticketing fees are applied when purchased online. Seating is first come, first served.

Here’s the lineup for the 2017 season:

  • Sunday, July 16, 2:00 p.m.: The Legend Lives On: Atlanta’s Fox Theatre & Steamboat Willie (Free)
  • Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.: Casablanca
  • Sunday, July 23, 2:00 p.m.: Mary Poppins Sing-A-Long ($15 in advance, $20 day-of)
  • Saturday, July 29, 10:00 a.m.: Saturday Morning Cartoons ($5)
  • Saturday, August 5, Noon: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Saturday, August 5, 4:00 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Saturday, August 5, 8:00 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Saturday, August 12, Noon: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Saturday, August 12, 4:00 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Saturday, August 12, 8:00 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  • Sunday, August 13, Noon: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
  • Sunday, August 13, 4:00 p.m.: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
  • Sunday, September 3, 2:00 p.m.: Beauty & the Beast (1991) Sing-A-Long ($15 in advance, $20 day-of)

FYI: Multi-film & 8-film ticket packages are available for the Harry Potter movies.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 152017
 

An American in Paris will be at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from August 15-20, 2017.

If you’re not familiar with the work, here’s the quick summary: “Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film of the same name, An American in Paris blends director Christopher Wheeldon’s Tony Award-winning choreography with show-stopping Gershwin tunes as it tells the romantic post-war tale of an American soldier and a mysterious French woman. The results garnered the stirring new musical four Tony Awards following a Broadway debut that Variety called ‘an enchanting…and deeply moving experience.’ Dubbed ‘a masterpiece!’ by The Wall Street Journal, An American in Paris will make you swoon when it comes to Orange County for a stunning run at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.”

Tickets to An American in Paris start at $30+fees. Want to see it on the cheap? You can save: While they last, you can snag discount tickets to An American in Paris, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (June 15), discount tickets are available for performances on August 15-17 & 20, 2017.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 132017
 

Cinderella Della Circus will be at the Center for Puppetry Arts from June 20-July 23, 2017.

All-inclusive tickets to most Family Series performances at the Center for Puppetry Arts are regularly $19.50 for nonmembers & $9.75 for members. Your ticket includes admission to the show, the Create-A-Puppet workshop, & admission to the puppetry museum.

Want to see it on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to Cinderella Della Circus, 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 & $12.50 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 July 8, 2017, and you’ll see Cinderella Della Circus.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 132017
 

Macbeth will be at The Waterfalls at Serenbe from June 22-July 9, 2017.

Serenbe’s open-air production will add an interesting element to this classic tale. Though you likely studied the work in high school, here’s a quick refresher: “Not all rebellions are wise–such is the case for ill-fated Macbeth. After receiving a prophecy that he will become King of Scotland, the brave Scottish general commits a heinous act fueled by a lust for power and his wife’s wicked influence. But upon assuming the throne he was promised, the new king is consumed by crippling guilt and paranoia. Starring film and television star Justin Deeley, this adaptation features a modern take on the war zone, set in a stunning waterfall, surrounded by the dense woods of Serenbe much like the plush forests of Scotland. This essential Shakespearean masterpiece will come to life as you’ve never seen it before.”

Tickets are regularly $30 for adults & $25 for students & seniors.

But while they last, you can save on tickets to select performances of Macbeth , thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (June 13), discount tickets are available for most performances during the run. Some dates are starting to sell out, so be sure to get your discount tickets before they’re gone.

Robin Hood will take place at the Farmer’s Market Hideaway at Serenbe, located at 11213 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 082017
 

six flags over georgiaIf you’re looking for ways to save at Six Flags Over Georgia & White Water during the 2017 season, you’re in luck. For a limited time, you can get your season pass on the cheap.

Need an extra reason to go? Six Flags Over Georgia has a new ride this season: Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. On the 4D interactive ride, which opened last month, you’ll be armed with a stun blaster and real-time gaming elements while traveling on a rotating vehicle through Metropolis.

And if you have little ones, you’ll want to visit Bugs Bunny Boomtown at Six Flags Over Georgia, which includes the first-ever DC Super Friends kids area & offers pint-sized experiences themed after popular Super Heroes and villains.

Over at White Water, you can head out for weekly Dive-In Movies, which start just after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday nights on the Atlanta Ocean Stage. Dive-In Movies are free with admission. Bonus: You’ll get free refills on your 2017 Souvenir Sports Bottles and 2017 Souvenir Popcorn Buckets during the film; the deal is valid from 7:00 p.m. until the end of the movie.

Here’s the lineup:

  • June 8: Space Jam
  • June 15: Pete’s Dragon
  • June 22: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • June 29: The BFG
  • July 6: Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • July 13: Finding Dory
  • July 20: Zootopia
  • July 27: Moana

Want to go on the cheap? You’ve got options:

The deals:

  • For a limited time, you can take advantage of the Father’s Day sale & get a good deal on passes. With the deal, your season pass is $65.99 each when you buy four or more passes, and it includes a free upgrade to a combo pass, which includes unlimited admission to both Six Flags Over Georgia & White Water, as well as one free parking pass for the group. You’ll need to buy your passes during the Father’s Day sale and activate them at the park by June 18, 2017, to get the perks.
  • Season Dining passes are on sale, too. We opted for the Combo Premium Dining Pass, which is valid at Six Flags Over Georgia and White Water, includes a free sports bottle good for free refills all season long, & more, plus it’s valid through December 2017. We purchased this last season, and it made life so much easier (and cheaper!). When the girls went to the park with their friends, we didn’t have to worry about sending them with any money; their food & drinks were covered, and it more than paid for itself.
  • And if you do have a season pass, don’t forget to take advantage of the perks, like Bring-A-Friend Free days, discount tickets for friends, & more. Even better: The coupons are now available online or via an app, letting you skip keeping track of a coupon book. Bring a Friend Free dates at Six Flags Over Georgia include June 18 (Father’s Day) & Wednesdays in July (choose one date). At White Water, you can Bring a Friend Free on Mondays-Wednesdays through June 28 (choose one day) as well as Wednesdays in July (choose one day).
  • Just want to go for the day? If you have a 2017 Entertainment book or a current membership, you can log in & purchase discount tickets to White Water. I just checked (June 8), and Entertainment’s discount is better than the advance purchase ticket offers from White Water. Once you buy the book, you’ll gain access to bonus offers online, giving you a chance to start saving immediately.
  • If you buy your ticket online at least one day in advance, you’ll save up to $20 per ticket to Six Flags Over Georgia.
  • If you donate blood at Six Flags Over Georgia on September 23 or 24, 2017, as part of the Fright Fest Blood Drive, you’ll receive a free same-day admission ticket; existing season pass holders will receive a free voucher to one of the haunted attractions or two exit passes for your favorite attraction. Up to 60 free tickets will be given out each day. The blood drive starts at 11:30 a.m. each day, and the park opens at noon.
  • November 11 & 12, 2017, are Military Appreciation Days at Six Flags Over Georgia. Current (active) military members and up to three dependents will receive free admission to Six Flags Over Georgia. If a military service member is currently deployed during this day, a spouse and up to three dependents can receive complimentary admission with a current military ID card. Additional tickets for military members and general admission tickets for retired military veterans can be purchased at the Six Flags Over Georgia front gate for 50% off. Valid military ID required.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 082017
 

zoo atlantaAttention, Zoo Atlanta fans: You have a few ways to check out the pandas & my favorite, the red panda, for free or on the cheap. For a limited time, you can snag discount tickets, no coupon code required.

The deals:

If you order in advance online, you’ll save on general admission tickets: They’re $22.99+tax & fees for ages 12+, $16.99+tax & fees for ages 3-11, and $18.99+tax & fees for seniors (age 65+) with ID. At the gate, general admission prices go up to $25.99+tax for ages 12+ and $17.99+tax for ages 3-11. College students and seniors (age 65+) with ID will receive a discounted rate of $21.99+tax at the gate. All active-duty, reserves, and retired members of the Armed Forces with ID will receive free admission at the gate.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski