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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 162018
 

I’ve seen Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Fox several times now, and it’s on my short list of can’t-miss shows. It’s one of the most impressive productions I’ve ever seen–the athleticism, the art, all of it…it’s beautifully done. The tour returns to Atlanta February 14-18, 2018, and it’ll be a new experience even if you’ve seen Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform before.

FYI–Friday, February 16, is MLK 50–Celebrating the Legacy night at Alvin Ailey, and the evening’s mix of dances features “r-Evolution, Dream.” Choreographer Hope Boykin created the work, which is inspired by King’s speeches & sermons, after she felt a ballet while viewing historical footage from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral during a visit to the Center for Civil & Human Rights in Atlanta.

Want to see it on the cheap? Take advantage of one of these discounts:

  • The 8:00 p.m. performance on Wednesday, February 14, is “A Night to Love”; you can use coupon code “AILEYLOVE” to save 20% on tickets regularly priced $39+.
  • Students get the best deal: With a valid ID, students with ID can buy up one ticket for $15 or two tickets for $25 to the 8:00 p.m. performances on Wednesday & Thursday, February 14 & 15. Tickets must be purchased at the Fox Theatre box office. Since it’s not a rush ticket, you can take advantage of the student rate now, but you must by your tickets in advance to get the deal.
  • If you attend the 2:00 p.m. family matinee on Saturday, February 17, you can buy one ticket and get one at 50% off.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 162018
 

Maytag Virgin will be at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville through February 11, 2018.

Per the summary: “Being a widow in rural Alabama ain’t easy. High-school teacher Lizzy Nash is on a leave of absence after the sudden death of her husband when odd duck Jack Key moves in next door. The two are drawn to each other. They confound each other. Each is hiding emotions from one another and themselves. Maytag Virgin follows their neighborly interactions over the span of a year. Most are funny, some are revealing. But will they have the one that is profound?”

Want to see it on the cheap? You have a few ways to save on tickets to Maytag Virgin:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Maytag Virgin, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (January 16), discount tickets are available for most performances from January 17-February 8, 2018.
  • And while they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Maytag Virgin, thanks to a deal on PoshDealz. As of today (January 16), discount tickets are available for most performances from January 19-February 11, 2018.
  • Tickets to most performances of Maytag Virgin are regularly $20-$55 each; student & senior discounts are available for most performances. Even better: tickets start from $16 each for the 10:00 a.m. matinee performance on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Bonus 1: From 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Taco Tuesdays, you can indulge with free taco samples before the show, courtesy of La Cazuela.

Bonus 2: From 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Wine Down Wednesdays, you can imbibe during the free pre-show wine tasting, courtesy of Local Republic.

Bonus 3: From 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Thirsty Thursdays, you can try something new with free wine & craft beer samples before the show, courtesy of Universal Joint.

Bonus 4: From 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, you can indulge with free cupcake samples before the Cupcake Matinees, courtesy of Tier Couture Bakery.

The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 Pike Street, Lawrenceville.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 162018
 

Ontario Was Here will be at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville from February 10-March 4, 2018.

Per the summary: “Kansas City social workers Penni and Nathan have to walk a fine line between doing everything they can to help disadvantaged children without getting emotionally involved in their cases–a difficult task made even harder by the fact that the pair used to be lovers. When the two are assigned the case of a nine-year old boy named Ontario, tempers flare as they clash over how best to help the wayward child.”

Want to see it on the cheap? You have a few ways to save on tickets to Ontario Was Here:

The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 Pike Street, Lawrenceville.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 162018
 

If you’re planning to go ice skating at Park Tavern this season, you can play on the cheap, thanks to these deals:

  • While they last, $19 buys ice skating, skate rental, and hot chocolate for two people at The Aquafina Rink at Park Tavern in Atlanta, thanks to a deal on Groupon. The Groupon is valid Monday-Thursday only.
  • Monday nights are Industry Nights at Park Tavern, if you work in the industry, you can skate free after 8:00 p.m. And on Tuesdays, college students with ID save 50% on skating; valid from 8:00 p.m.-midnight.
  • Single tickets are available for The Aquafina Rink at Park Tavern on most dates through February 19, 2018. Skate All Day passes are regularly $15 on non-peak days & $20 each on peak days. Unless it’s booked for an event, the rink will be open from 4:30 p.m.-midnight on Monday-Friday (16+ after 8:00 p.m. during Skate After 8 hours) and 11:30 a.m.-midnight on Saturday & Sunday (16+ after 8:00 p.m. during Skate After 8 hours).

While you’re at Park Tavern, you can take advantage of other deals:

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 162018
 

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 January 16, 2018, you can use coupon code “WANT25” to save an extra 25% on the purchase of most local Groupons, including deals for restaurants, spas, & things to do. The code may be used up to three times per customer; $50 max discount per use.
  • 2018 Entertainment books are available. Bonus: For a limited time, you can use coupon code “THIRTY” to save 30% on an Entertainment book, plus you’ll get free shipping. 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.

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Don’t forget to check out today’s mix (January 16) of discount ticket deals. You’ll save up to 50% on tickets to select shows, including these & more:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 152018
 

True Colors Theatre’s production of King Hedley II will be at the Southwest Arts Center from February 13-March 11, 2018.

Not familiar with the work? Here’s the quick summary: “The penultimate production in playwright August Wilson’s acclaimed Pittsburgh Cycle, King Hedley II transports you to the 1980s, where you find the titular character struggling to rebuild his life. He’s an ex-con peddling stolen refrigerators to save up for his own business and hopefully start anew. Desperately fighting to overcome his record, his family, and a world that’s against him, King spends his time trying to plant seeds in a garden where nothing can grow. This becomes the perfect metaphor for his life and his dreams, which are seemingly doomed to a violent end. True Colors Theater Company brings Wilson’s dark, symbolic Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated play to the Southwest Arts Center in Atlanta.”

Want to go? You can get discount tickets to King Hedley II, no coupon code required:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to King Hedley II, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (January 15), discount tickets are available for select performances from February 13-28, 2018.
  • Tickets to most performances of King Hedley II are regularly $35 each; discounts are available for students and seniors. And you can get $20 preview night tickets for performances on February 13-15 and $20 matinee tickets for the 11:00 a.m. performance on February 21, 2018.

Southwest Arts Center is located at 915 New Hope Rd, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 152018
 

From February 15-25, 2018, The Meeting will be at the Theatre in the Square in Marietta.

Not familiar with the work? Here’s the quick summary: “Two iconic African-American leaders meet in a Harlem hotel room in 1965 to debate the future of the Civil Rights Movement. This charged and emotional encounter between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X never actually happened, but playwright Jeff Stetson channels the two men’s psyches and egos with rare insight and unsettling power as they argue their differing visions for nationwide change. As their no-holds-barred conversation expands and deepens, the two contrasting personalities come to learn much about one another and–together–discover common ground.”

Want to see it on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to The Meeting:

  • While they last, you can snag discount tickets to The Meeting on Goldstar. As of today (January 15), discount tickets are available for most performances from February 15-25, 2018.
  • Tickets to The Meeting are regularly $30+fees for adults. Discounts are available for seniors, students, & children for most performances.

Marietta’s new Theatre in the Square is located at 11 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 152018
 

childrens museum of atlIf it’s been a while since you’ve been to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, it’s time to head back. With the Gateway to the World, Step Up to Science, and Fundamentally Food exhibitions as well as a Let Your Creativity Flow area, complete with an Arts Studio, paint wall, sand tables, & a stage, there’s plenty for kids to see & do while they’re there.

Plus from January 27-May 28, 2018, kids can check out the Healthyville exhibition.They can shop at the Good Foods Market & Cafe, play at Healthyville Park, study x-rays & check out a giant nose at the Healthyville Care Center, & more.

If you’re planning to treat the kids to a day of play at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta in the coming weeks, you’re in luck: You’ve got a few ways to get discount tickets (or better yet, free admission), no coupon code required:

Admission for everyone age 1 & up is regularly $12.95 on value days, $15.95 on regular days, & $15.95 on peak days when you order tickets in advance online. If you wait until you’re at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta to purchase tickets, prices go up to $15.95 on value days, $16.95 on regular days, & $18.95 on peak days.

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is located at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 142018
 

Attention, 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; regular admission rates apply to family members and other guests.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 142018
 

atl history folk artIf you’ve been meaning to visit the Atlanta History Center, you’re in luck. You’ve got several ways to get free admission or discount tickets, no coupon code required.

In addition to exploring everything from one of the nation’s largest and most complete Civil War exhibitions in the DuBose Gallery to more than 500 folk art artifacts in the Goizueta Folklife Gallery, while you’re at the Atlanta History Center, you can check out a myriad of temporary exhibitions.

You can learn about the life, art, music, & ceremonies of the state’s original inhabitants while exploring the Native Lands: Indians and Georgia exhibition, on view through December 31, 2018. The exhibition “shares the history and stories of the state’s original inhabitants beginning with the Mississippian peoples and continuing with their descendants, the Creeks and the Cherokees.”

To gain insight into the ways that Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos, check out the ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South exhibition, on view through December 31, 2018. Per the summary, “Nuevolution is a Spanglish mash-up of words—nuevo, meaning new in Spanish, and evolution, meaning growth and development in English. Together they suggest transformational change. Through videos, interactive displays and original artworks, the exhibition considers the complex issue of identity and historic tensions accompanying immigration. It looks at how music and culinary norms are influenced by blending cultures, and how in–migration is breathing new life into declining Southern towns, not just burgeoning cities such as Atlanta.”

And the More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War exhibition will be on view through March 18, 2018. The exhibition pairs an exclusive selection from 650 oral histories preserved in the Atlanta History Center’s Veterans History Project with dozens of photographs, documents, and artifacts from the era. You’ll see everything from a telegram and a nurse’s field jacket to an AR-15 rifle and a Montagnard crossbow crafted by native Vietnam inhabitants.

Bonus: On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15, 2018), you can take advantage of free admission to the Atlanta History Center. The day’s events include Freedom Ride interactive theatrical simulations; living history experiences with activist Connie Curry, who trained volunteers with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, & Rosalyn Walton, one of the “Atlanta Nine” students that integrated Atlanta’s Schools; screenings of The Big March & March on Washington; activities; & more.

The deals:

  • Admission is regularly $21.50 for adults, $18 for students age 13+ & seniors age 65+, & $9 for youth ages 4-12).
  • All active duty and retired military personnel with ID receive free admission for up to two adults.
  • If you buy an Entertainment book, you can access online coupons, too; log in & print a coupon that’ll let you buy one ticket & get one free to the Atlanta History Center. Bonus: Through January 15, 2018, you can use coupon code “THIRTY” to save 30% on the purchase of an Entertainment book & get free shipping.
  • On the first full weekend of the month, admission to the Atlanta History Center is free for Bank of America cardholders (free admission deal applies to the cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will take place on February 3 & 4, 2018.

Admission includes all History Center exhibitions, interactive experiences, explorations at Smith Family Farm and Swan House, and twenty-two acres of gardens and trails. Bonus: Admission to the Margaret Mitchell House is free with your ticket if you go within 9 days of your visit to the Atlanta History Center.

The Atlanta History Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski