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Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 212017
 

Free-PaintingIf you’re looking for ways to get creative on the cheap, you’ve got a few options. Throughout the month, you’ll find free & cheap crafts at Michaels & Home Depot, free events at Bass Pro Shops, free decorating classes at Pottery Barn, free cooking techniques classes at Williams-Sonoma, free mini-model builds at Lego stores, & more.

Here’s the schedule of free crafts & events for the next few days:

And mark your calendars for other upcoming free & cheap craft days:

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 162017
 

jesus-christ-superstar-poshdealzAtlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar will be at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre from April 7-23, 2017.

Per the summary: “It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.”

Want to see Jesus Christ Superstar on the cheap? You can save:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (March 16), Poshdealz has discount tickets available for select performances from April 7-23, 2017.
  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar, thanks to an offer on Poshdealz. As of today (April 16), Poshdealz has discount tickets available for select performances from April 7-21, 2017.
  • Tickets to Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Jesus Christ Superstar are regularly $38-$58 each. Seniors & students with ID save $5 on most tickets.

The Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre is located at 548 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 102017
 

atl braves 2016On April 14, 2017, the Atlanta Braves will open their season at their new home at SunTrust Park.

Want to check it out? Watching the Braves play doesn’t have to be expensive–single-game tickets start at $5, plus discount tickets are available for most Atlanta Braves games.

Fans of concerts & baseball get an even better deal: You’ll be treated to a free post-game concert after select games:

  • June 10 vs. Washington Nationals: Post-game performance featuring Jake Owen
  • August 19 vs. Washington Nationals: Post-game performance featuring MC Hammer
  • September 23 vs. Washington Nationals: Post-game performance featuring Fitz & the Tantrums

FYI–If they have the same post-game concert procedures at SunTrust Park as they did at Turner Field, you can purchase cheap seats for the game & then move down for the concert.

And you can watch a fireworks display after select games during the 2017 season, including April 14 vs. San Diego Padres, May 5 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, May 19 vs. Washington Nationals, June 9 vs. New York Mets, June 16 vs. Miami Marlins, June 23 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, July 4 vs. Houston Astros, July 14 vs. Arizona D-backs, August 4 vs. Miami Marlins, August 18 vs. Cincinnati Reds, August 25 vs. Colorado Rockies, September 8 vs. Miami Marlins, September 15 vs. New York Mets, & September 22 vs. Philadelphia Phillies.

Want to cheer on the Braves on the cheap? Here’s the current list of ticket deals for the 2017 season:

  • On Coca-Cola $12 Tuesdays, $12 buys your ticket in the Vista Reserved section. FYI–Tickets just went on sale for the 2017 season, which may explain the glitch, but the ticket offers aren’t showing up yet on Ticketmaster; keep checking back to snag yours on the cheap.
  • Thursdays are College Night at SunTrust Park. College students with ID will receive $10 off their seats in the Home Run Porch.
  • Military discounts are available for every home game at SunTrust Park. With a valid ID, you’ll save $10 off seats in the Home Run Porch or 50% off seats in the Grandstand Reserved.
  • You can stretch your buck a bit more when you head out for certain themed game-day events, such as Star Wars Night on May 6 vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Superhero Night on June 17 vs. the Miami Marlins, Christmas in July on July 15 vs. Arizona D-backs, Hank Aaron Heritage Weekend on August 18 & 19 vs. the Cincinnati Reds, Choptoberfest on September 9 vs. the Miami Marlins, & more. There are promotions all season long, giving you plenty of ways to get more for your money. Sorry, fans of four-legged friends: I don’t see any Bark in the Park days on the calendar for the 2017 season.
  • Tickets just went on sale for the 2017 season, which may explain the glitch, but the ticket offers aren’t showing up yet on Ticketmaster for certain events: Teacher Appreciation ticket package on May 5 vs. Arizona Cardinals, Boy Scouts ticket package on May 6 vs. the Arizona Cardinals, Girls Night Out on May 19 vs. Washington Nationals, Mother-Son ticket package on May 21 vs. Washington Nationals, Father-Daughter ticket package on June 16 vs. Miami Marlins, Father’s Day Catch on the Field ticket package on June 18 vs. Miami Marlins, LGBT Night ticket package on June 23 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, GSU ticket package on June 24 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, Autism Awareness ticket package on June 25 vs. Milwaukee Brewers, Childhood Cancer Awareness ticket package on September 10 vs. Miami Marlins, Girl Scouts ticket package on September 16 vs. New York Mets, Boy Scouts ticket package on September 17 vs. New York Mets, First Responders ticket package on September 21 vs. Washington Nationals, & Boy Scouts ticket package on September 24 vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Keep checking back if you want to snag yours.
  • Details are still to be announced for 2017 Atlanta Braves Kids Club memberships.
  • A note on ticketing: When it comes to regular-priced tickets, buy in advance to save a bit. Prices do fluctuate throughout the season based on market demand, so the earlier you buy your tickets, the cheaper they’re likely to be.
Mar 092017
 

crafternoon-high-atl-webIf you’re in need of a creative outlet for your high schooler, you’re in luck:

From 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, 2017, high schoolers can spend a Crafternoon at the High Museum of Art.

During Crafternoon events, teens can unwind with an afternoon of camaraderie & crafting. The projects, which are designed by an Atlanta artist, will vary each month, so be prepared to experiment.

All levels & groups are welcome, but Crafternoons are open to high school students only.

Can’t make it? Plan to attend one of the upcoming Crafternoon events, which take place on the second Sunday of the month. Crafternoon events are scheduled for April 9 & May 14, 2017.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 072017
 

world of coca colaIf you’ve been looking for discounts to the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, you’re in luck: You’ve got a few ways to save on tickets to the attraction, no coupon code required.

While you’re at the World of Coca-Cola, you can have the Vault of the Secret Formula experience, see a mix of Coca-Cola memorabilia throughout the attraction, taste more than 100 beverages from around the globe, watch the bottling line in action, & more. And the Share a Coke with Atlanta gallery, which features a dozen images captured by local Instagram influencers and highlights their unique take on what it means to #ShareaCokewithATL, will be on view through May 2017.

Plus, you can explore the Pop Culture gallery, which is home to the “My Coke Art” kiosks–these are second only to the tasting room in terms of popularity with the folks in my house. My kids love to use the interactive touchscreens to design their own Coca-Cola bottles. While you’re in the gallery, you’ll also see more than a dozen original paintings featuring Coca‑Cola by artists such as Haddon Sundblom, the artist behind the Coca‑Cola Santa, and you can check out the Effervescence: Coca-Cola in Pop Art exhibition, featuring works by well-known artists such as Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Elena Zolotnitsky.

The deals:

Admission is regularly $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (age 65+), & $13 for youth (ages 3-12).

The World of Coca-Cola is located at 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 062017
 

Theatrical Outfit’s production of Simply Simone: The Music of Nina Simone will be at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s from March 23-April 15, 2017.

Per the summary: “Known as the High Priestess of Soul, the iconic Nina Simone has been cited as a musical influence by everyone from Aretha and Adele to Beyonce, Bowie and beyond. Her singular style encompassed jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, pop, and even classical, and she’s famed for her signature versions of George Gershwin’s ‘I Loves You, Porgy,’ ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me,’ and ‘I Put a Spell on You,’ as well as tunes like ‘The Look of Love’ and ‘Four Women’ — which is why this musical tribute resonates so deeply. Four different actresses play the legendary singer and civil-rights activist over the course of her fascinating and often troubled life in this show at Atlanta’s Theatrical Outfit.”

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

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Simply Simone, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (March 6), discount tickets are available for the 7:30 p.m. performance on March 29, 2017.
  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Simply Simone, thanks to a deal on PoshDealz. As of today (March 6), discount tickets are available for select performances from March 23-April 1, 2017.
  • You’ll get the cheapest regularly priced tickets to Simply Simone if you head out for the preview performance on March 23, Saturday matinees, or performances on Wednesdays & Thursdays, plus discount tickets are available for students for most performances.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 062017
 

castleberry hillOn the 2nd Friday of the month, it’s time for the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll. For one night each month, the art galleries stay open late, giving you a chance to browse the works of emerging & established artists.

The next 2nd Friday Castleberry Hill Art Stroll will take place from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on March 10, 2017. Participating galleries & shops include Besharat Gallery, Escape Gallery, The Granite Room, No Mas! Hacienda, Zucot Gallery, & Iridium Atlanta, to name a few.

Before you head out, browse the 2nd Friday Castleberry Hill Art Stroll’s Facebook page to check out highlights for the event, which typically includes post-Art Stroll karaoke at Bottle Rocket Sushi & Burgers (starts at 10:30 p.m.), entertainment at various spots along the stroll, & more.

While you’re there, you can see some of the Living Walls murals. You’ll find them at 142 Walker Street, 165 Walker Street (Haynes side of the Walker Street Mini Storage building), & 333 Peters St.

Parking is available throughout the neighborhood, plus Castleberry Point’s parking deck and the lot across from 161 Mangum both offer free parking during the Strolls.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 022017
 

From March 28-April 2, 2017, The Bodyguard: The Musical will be at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Per the summary: “World-famous pop superstar Rachel Marron has hired former Secret Service agent Frank Farmer to protect her from an anonymous stalker. At first, the headstrong and free-spirited Marron finds herself at odds with her disciplined and risk-averse bodyguard–but as her stalker’s threats intensify, she and Farmer begin to fall in love. The Bodyguard is a breathtaking musical adaptation of the 1992 romantic thriller, here starring Grammy-nominated R&B star Deborah Cox. Her powerful voice will fill Atlanta’s Fox Theatre with such irresistible tracks as ‘I’m Every Woman,’ ‘I Have Nothing,’ and one of the biggest-selling songs of all time: ‘I Will Always Love You.'”

Want to see it on the cheap? For a limited time, you can get discount tickets to select performances of The Bodyguard: The Musical, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (March 2), Goldstar has tickets for select performances from March 28-April 2, 2017.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 022017
 

Actor’s Express’s production of The Legend of Georgia McBride will be at the King Plow Arts Center from March 18-April 16, 2017.

This has all of the makings for a fun night at the theatre. The quick summary: “What is a person to do when their Elvis act gets the ignominious ax? Well, with a pregnant wife, a woefully empty bank account and an eviction notice coming his way any minute, Casey is left with no choice but to trade in his signature jumpsuit for sequins and start strutting his stuff around the Florida panhandle as the area’s newest drag queen. A music-filled comedy about finding your true voice, this Actor’s Express production of The Legend of Georgia McBride in Atlanta will have you laughing and rooting for the underdog inside of us all.”

Want to see The Legend of Georgia McBride on the cheap? You have discount ticket options, no coupon code required:

Actor’s Express performs at The King Plow Arts Center, located at 887 W. Marietta St., Suite J-107, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 022017
 

childrens museum of atlIf it’s been a while since you’ve been to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, now’s the time to head back. The recently renovated space is now home to Gateway to the World, Step Up to Science, and Fundamentally Food exhibitions, as well as a Let Your Creativity Flow area, complete with a new Arts Studio, paint wall, sand tables, & a stage.

Plus through May 29, 2017, they’ll be able to investigate the science of how things move by land, sea, and air via the From Here to There exhibition.

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 is regularly $14.95 + tax for everyone age 1 & up. FYI–When you purchase tickets, you’ll need to select both a date & an arrival time, so plan accordingly.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski