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Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 312017
 

callaway gardens fantasy in lightsIf you’re planning to check out Fantasy in Lights at Callaway Gardens this season, now’s the time to snag discount tickets, no coupon code required.

If you’ve never been to Fantasy in Lights, it’s five miles of holiday-light displays that feature 15 custom-designed yuletide scenes made up of eight million lights, animation, and music.

While they last, $42 buys a Fantasy in Lights visit for two at Callaway Gardens (or $78 buys a visit for four), thanks to a deal on Groupon.

FYI–Children age 5 & under are admitted for free but require a ticket, so you’ll need to mention young children when making a reservation when you redeem your voucher.

If you miss out on that deal, you can still save. Admission to Fantasy in Lights is regularly $28 for adults & $14 for children ages 6-12 in advance; same-day tickets are $30 at the gate. On value dates (November 17, 20-21, & 27-30; December 4-7, 11-14, 26-28; & January 1-6), the advance ticket price drops to $21 for adults & $10.50 for children.

On specialty nights, you can take advantage of other admission deals. November 11 is March of Dimes Night ($21 for adults & $10.50 for children), November 12 is Bicycle Night (bicycles only; $21 for adults & $10.50 for children), and December 31 is Fantasy & Fireworks (weather permitting; regular admission rates apply).

Fantasy in Lights is open nightly from November 17, 2017-January 6, 2018. Callaway Gardens is located at 17800 U.S. 27 Pine Mountain in Pine Mountain, GA.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 312017
 

If you haven’t been to The High Museum of Art in a while, now’s an awesome time to go. There are quite a few special exhibitions currently on display & coming soon that look like they’re well worth the trip.

I’m looking forward to the Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design exhibition, on view through January 7, 2018. Per the summary: “The High Museum of Art will be the first venue in the United States to present this major touring exhibition, which offers a fresh look at African design through a myriad of diverse works by more than 120 artists. Ranging from playful to provocative to political, the works include sculpture, prints, fashion, furniture, film, photography, apps, maps, digital comics, and more.

The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance. Making Africa focuses on a generation of entrepreneurs, thinkers, and designers from and within Africa who address a global audience and provide the world with a new vantage point on their continent. The exhibition also illustrates how the artists use their work to effect significant economic, social, and political change.”

While you’re there, you can check out the next part of The High’s series of picture-book art exhibitions: Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan, which will be on view through January 21, 2018. Plus, the A Fire That No Water Could Put Out: Civil Rights Photography exhibition, on display from November 4, 2017–May 27, 2018, explores the era of Dr. King’s leadership, the year of his death, and contemporary reflections on the civil rights movement’s enduring legacy. And the Amy Elkins: Black is the Day, Black is the Night exhibition, on view through March 4, 2018, looks fascinating; the multi-layered photographic project explores the psychological effects of long-term solitary confinement.

Got little ones? Through November 26, 2017, the kids can explore the Merry Go Zoo exhibition in Sifly Piazza.

Want to explore the High Museum of Art on the cheap? Take advantage of a discount ticket deal (or, even better, free admission) to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, no coupon code required.

The deals:

1) Bank of America cardholders get free admission on the first full weekend of the month, thanks to the Museums on Us program (discount applies to cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will be November 4 & 5, 2017.

2) On Second Sundays at The High Museum of Art, museum admission is free from noon-5:00 p.m., and there’ll be special activities & workshops. The next Second Sundays free admission day will take place on November 12, 2017.

3) All active & veteran military personnel as well as one guest will receive free admission to The High Museum of Art & free parking in the Woodruff Arts Center deck with proof of service. Proof of service includes valid military, retiree, military/retiree dependent identification card or a DD Form 214 (Report of Separation).

And mark your calendars for upcoming exhibitions:

  • On view November 17, 2017–March 18, 2018: Al Taylor: What Are You Looking At?
  • On view February 17–May 13, 2018: Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age
  • On view November 18, 2018–February 17, 2019: Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors

Want a little something extra while you’re there? Head out for an event at The High, most of which are free with museum admission. Here are a few:

  • Friday, November 3, 2017: First Fridays. From 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., there’ll drop-in art-making workshops, live performances by Atlanta-area artists, gallery tours, & more.
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free, plus there’ll be special activities, such as Around the World in Thirty Days-themed activities, Toddler Tours, art-making workshops, Art Movers, Ashley Bryan story times, & more.
  • Friday, November 17, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring Jude Amazon
  • Friday, November 24, 2017: Day After Thanksgiving. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., there’ll be special activities, including an Around the World photobooth, Ashley Bryan story times, Giwayen Mata performances, & art-making workshops.
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017: Second Sundays. Museum admission is free, plus there’ll be special activities, such as a ‘Freedom Over Me’ presentation, Toddler Tours, art-making workshops, Art Movers, Ashley Bryan story times, & more.
  • Friday, December 15, 2017: Friday Jazz featuring Brian Hogans
  • December 26-30, 2017: Winter Art Break. From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. each day, you can stop by and make a lantern during the hands-on workshop.

The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 302017
 

From November 24-December 23, 2017, A Christmas Story will be at OnStage Atlanta.

Per the summary: “‘You’ll shoot your eye out!’ The classic line spews from TV sets nationwide every December as 1940s cherub Ralphie Parker–oversized glasses, dapper sweater and meticulously-combed blond hair–struggles to find compassion in a sea of dream-crushing adults. His Christmas wish is simple: to get a Red Ryder BB gun. Or, more specifically, a ‘Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.’ But the grown-ups in his life are having none of it. Catch Ralphie’s shenanigans live at OnStage Atlanta, featuring all your favorite characters and scenes from the film–scary Macy’s Santa, neighborhood bullies, tongue-frozen-to-the-flagpole, sexy leg lamp and of course Ralphie’s eccentric, lovable family.”

Want to see it on the cheap? While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of A Christmas Story, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (October 30), discount tickets are starting to sell out, so get yours before they’re gone.

Tickets to A Christmas Story are regularly $23 each at the door on Fridays & Saturdays and $19 at the door on Sundays; you’ll save $3 when you order tickets in advance online. In addition to the advance purchase savings, students & seniors can take advantage of an extra discount on tickets for Friday & Saturday performances.

OnStage Atlanta is located at 2969 East Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 302017
 

evltrbox_openstudioThis looks like an awesome opportunity for teens:

From 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, high schoolers can head to the Greene Family Education Center at the High Museum of Art for a free Open Studio event.

During Open Studio events, teens can get creative while working with a variety of materials, from charcoal & paint to metal & fabric. The projects vary each month, so be prepared to experiment. Teen Team members and Shannon Mulkey Green, founder of the Indie Craft Experience, will be around to lend a hand.

Can’t make it? Mark your calendars for one of the the next Open Studio events, which take place on the first Friday of the month. The next Open Studio event is scheduled for December 1, 2017.

All levels & groups are welcome, but Open Studio events are open to high school students only.

The High Museum of Art is located at 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 302017
 

If you’re planning to head out to Philips Arena to watch the Harlem Globetrotters when they come to play in March, you may want to take advantage of one of these deals for discount tickets:

Philips Arena is located at 1 Philips Dr, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 302017
 

If you’re planning to head out to Infinite Energy Arena (formerly known as the Arena at Gwinnett Center) to watch the Harlem Globetrotters when they come to play in March, you may want to take advantage of one of these deals for discount tickets:

Infinite Energy Arena is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 272017
 

Phantom fans, take note: Love Never Dies will be at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre from November 28-December 3, 2017.

Per the summary: “The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Ten years after disappearing from the Paris Opera House, the Phantom has a new life in New York where he lives amongst the joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. Christine Daaé, now one of the world’s finest sopranos, is coming to perform in New York. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband Raoul and their young son to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, where anything could happen. See this epic sequel to one of the most spectacular musicals ever to grace Broadway, as Love Never Dies brings its thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance to Fox Theatre in Atlanta.”

Tickets to Love Never Dies start at $40+fees. Want to see it on the cheap? You can save: While they last, you can snag discount tickets to Love Never Dies, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (October 27), discount tickets are available for select performances from November 28-December 3, 2017.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 272017
 

Pride & Prejudice fans are in for a holiday treat. Theatrical Outfit’s production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley will be at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s from November 30-December 24, 2017.

Per the summary: “In this sparkling sequel to Jane Austen’s legendary literary rom-com Pride and Prejudice, newlyweds Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy welcome the Bennet family to their estate at Pemberley for the holidays, where shy middle sister Mary may’ve finally met her match in a visiting bookworm. But as a well-to-do single man, the socially-awkward intellectual has no shortage of female admirers, and to compete for his affections Mary must learn to become the heroine of her own story.”

Want to see it on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, no coupon code required:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (October 27), discount tickets are available for select performances from December 3-9, 2017.
  • You’ll get the cheapest regularly priced tickets to Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley if you head out for the preview performances on November 30 & December 1, 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

Oct 272017
 

Looking for something fun to do with little ones? The Three Little Pigs & More will be at the Center for Puppetry Arts through November 5, 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 them on the cheap? You can get discount tickets to The Three Little Pigs & More, 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 make 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 January 13, 2018.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 242017
 

The Alliance Theatre’s production of Crossing Delancey will be at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre through November 25, 2017.

Here’s the quick summary: “Crossing Delancey follows Izzy, a modern young woman who lives alone, works in a book shop and passes her time visiting her grandmother in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This irascible granny and her matchmaker friend have found a ‘good catch’ for Izzy, and it’s…the neighborhood pickle man. The question now is: Will reluctance give way to romance? This Alliance Theatre production of playwright Susan Sandler’s charming rom-com takes a heartwarming and hilarious look at the clash between traditional Jewish-American immigrant culture and the more modern aspirations of the next generation.”

Want to check it out on the cheap? You’ve got a few options for ticket discounts to Crossing Delancey, no coupon code required:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Crossing Delancey, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (October 24), the deal is available for performances from October 31-November 25, 2017.
  • On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays through, November 2, 2017, you can take advantage of the Dinner & Show: Seasons 52 & Crossing Delancey deal. For $65, you’ll get a three-course pre-show dinner at Seasons 52 plus admission to that evening’s performance of Crossing Delancey. To get the deal, use code “DELANCEY65” when you order tickets online or by phone (404-733-5000).

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s Morris & Rae Frank Theatre is located at 5342 Tilly Mill Road in Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski