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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 282017

Cabaret will be at The Open Air Kit Kat Club at Serenbe from August 3-27, 2017.

Serenbe’s open-air production will add a fun dynamic to this classic musical. If you’re not familiar with the work, here’s the quick summary: “Step out of the modern world and back in time to the divinely decadent Kit Kat Klub of 1930s Germany, the Cabaret where seductive singer Sally Bowles enchants the crowd each and every night. There, misfits and outcasts of Berlin come together, taking refuge from the storm of a rapidly changing society where their kind is less than welcome. Led by the enigmatic Emcee, the colorful characters of this Kander & Ebb masterpiece are eager to entertain you with numbers like ‘Don’t Tell Mama,’ ‘Willkommen,’ and ‘Cabaret.’ Don’t miss this Tony Award-winning classic playing at Serenbe Playhouse’s Open Air Kit Kat Club.”

Tickets are regularly $40 for adults & $35 for students & seniors.

But while they last, you can save on tickets to select performances of Cabaret , thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (June 28), discount tickets are available for select performances from August 6-24, 2017. Tickets are likely to sell out, so be sure to get your discount tickets before they’re gone.

Cabaret will take place at The Open Air Kit Kat Club at Serenbe, located at 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd, Chattahoochee Hills.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 282017

kids bowl freeLooking for some summer fun on the cheap? Check out these Atlanta-area bowling coupons:

  • With, kids can bowl two games every day for free at participating bowling centers across the U.S. all summer long, including Stars and Strikes (Buford, Cumming, Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville/Dacula, Dallas, Loganville, Tucker/Stone Mountain, & Woodstock), Funtastik! in Gainesville, Metro Fun Center in Atlanta, Pin Strikes in Stockbridge, Cherokee Lanes in Canton, & more (age varies by location). Adults can play, too, if they buy a Family Pass, which is valid during Kids Bowl Free hours. Shoe rental & hours vary by location. Once you select the bowling center near you, you’ll find the tiny-type details on the registration page.
  • If you register online, you can purchase a pass good for three games each day all summer long at participating bowling centers in metro Atlanta, including Bowlmor, Bowlero, AMF, & Brunswick locations. There are Summer Games Bowling Pass options for available for kids & adults. Though it’s not free, if you use it, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth, especially since the deal includes shoe rental.
  • You’ll often find bowling discounts in the mix of “Things to Do” deals on Groupon. And the 2017 Atlanta Entertainment book also includes bowling coupons.

For instance, while they last, you can take advantage of these deals:

And a reminder: If you sign up for email updates from the bowling alleys, they’ll often use it to send out coupons year-round.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 282017

skating lets rollA few years ago, my kids discovered roller skating at a birthday party, and they’re hooked. They’re terrible at it, but that doesn’t stop them from trying to work their way around the rink. And they give ice skating their best effort, too. We may need to take advantage of one of these coupons so they can skate on the cheap this summer in Atlanta:

At, you can register at participating skating rinks to receive coupons that’ll let your kids skate free this summer (age varies by location). In Georgia, the deal is valid at Sparkles Family Fun Centers (Hiram, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, & Smyrna), Hot Wheels Skate Center in Woodstock, & more. Once you register, you’ll receive a weekly email with free skating coupons, which are valid during the “Kids Skate Free” hours listed on the registration page. Skate rental is extra, though you can bring your own skates if you have them.

Plus, you’ll often find skating discounts in the mix of “Things to Do” deals on Groupon. And the 2017 Atlanta Entertainment book also includes skating coupons.

For instance, while they last, you can take advantage of these deals:

And a reminder: If you sign up for email updates from the skating rinks, they’ll often use it to send out coupons year-round.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 232017

atl braves 2016The Atlanta Braves have settled into their new home at SunTrust Park.

Want to check it out? Watching the Braves play doesn’t have to be expensive–single-game tickets for the 2017 season start at $5, plus discount tickets are available for most Atlanta Braves games. Even better: The Braves listened to fan feedback & decided to continue the tradition of allowing folks to bring in outside food to games, making your outing even more affordable. Per the rules: You may bring in food as long as it fits inside a clear, gallon-sized plastic bag; limit one bag and one sealed bottle of water per ticketholder.

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

  • July 16 vs. Arizona D-backs: Post-game performance featuring NEEDTOBREATHE
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Plus you can snag ticket packages for special events all season long: 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.
  • You have two options for 2017’s Atlanta Braves Kids Club memberships: Premium or free. The Premium membership is $25, and it includes VIP access to Kids Run the Bases after Sunday home games; a Dansby Swanson Kids Club jersey, drawstring bag, & wristband; two passes to a VIP Batting Practice Experience for select Monday-Wednesday games; BOGO tickets to select Braves home games; a 10% discount on select merchandise at Braves Clubhouse Store at CNN Center; & more. With the free version, kids will get a Braves passport to earn prizes for attending games & ticket offer emails.
  • 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.

SunTrust Park is located at 755 Battery Avenue, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 232017

stone mountain park grouponIf you are looking for discount tickets to Stone Mountain Park, you’re in luck: You have a few ways to play on the cheap, no coupon code required.

We’ll be heading back to Stone Mountain Park soon. The kids love Geyser Tower, and now that they’re older, they’re looking forward to conquering the Sky Hike (an adventure course). Plus, they want to check out the new Dinosaur Explore attraction, see what’s playing at the 4-D theatre, take in the view from the Summit Skyride, watch the laser light show, & more. And from July 1-4, 2017, there’ll be a patriotic fireworks finale after each evening’s Lasershow Spectacular.

Want to go? You’ve got a few ways to save:

1) As always, if you’re planning to go more than once (and there’s so much to do, you’ll probably need to), buy the Mountain Membership, a.k.a. the season pass. In addition to unlimited admission, Mountain Members save on tickets to Snow Mountain & Ride the Ducks, get an extra discount on a parking pass, & more. Even better: The Mountain Members PLUS pass includes tickets to Snow Mountain & Ride the Ducks, annual parking, & other perks.

2) While they last, $25 buys a Summer FUN Adventure Pass for one ($49 = 2 or $95 = 4) at Stone Mountain Park OR $44.95 buys one adult membership or $37.95 buys one child membership at Stone Mountain Park,

thanks to a deal on Groupon.

3) For a limited time, you can take advantage of an Adventure Pass Meal Deal & get a free meal & unlimited drink refills with the purchase of an Adventure Pass. The deal is available online only, and it’s $31.95 for adults or children. Or you can take advantage of the Everyone Pays Kid’s Price deal to save a bit on an Adventure Pass without the meal.

4) For a limited time, you can take advantage of a Sunset Adventure Pass + Terrace deal, which includes an Adventure Pass admission after 4:00 p.m., a Lasershow terrace seat, & popcorn and a soda. If you buy in advance online, you’ll save $5 per person.

5) Mountain Members & Mountain Member PLUS passholders can download & print a coupon to Bring a Friend free on select dates. There’s a limit of one complimentary Adventure Pass per passholder per event, and you’ll need to bring the coupon to the Crossroads Ticket Plaza along with your pass to get the deal. Upcoming Bring a Friend dates include September 2-4 (PLUS passholders only), September 29-October 1, and November 11 & 12, 2017, as well as January 1-3, 2018.

6) Thanks to an offer from Gas South, you can save on an Adventure Pass, Mountain Member pass, or Mountain Member Plus pass to Stone Mountain Park.

A note about parking: If you walk or ride a bike to Stone Mountain Park, there’s no parking fee. Otherwise, it’s $15. If you must drive & aren’t opting to buy a Mountain Member or Mountain Member PLUS pass, spring for the $40 annual permit if you plan to visit multiple times to take advantage of free special events or the park’s free outdoor activities and laser show.

Stone Mountain Park is located at 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain. Technically, the main entrance is located at U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, but online mapping programs often don’t like the address.

–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 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 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

Jun 072017

georgiaaquarium3If you’re looking for discount tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, you’re in luck. You’ve got a few ways to get in free or on the cheap, no coupon code required.

The deals:

And don’t miss out on these events:

  • Sips Under the Sea returns with a Glow in the Dark party theme on Friday, August 4, 2017. General admission tickets are $19.95+tax for members & $28.95+tax for nonmembers, and VIP admission is $24.95+tax for members & $48.95+tax for nonmembers. Sips Under the Sea is a 21+ event. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for VIP admission & 7:00 p.m. for general admission. You must purchase tickets in advance to attend. Can’t make it? Head out for another Sips Under the Sea event in 2017: Pajama Jam on September 22 & New Year’s Eve on December 31.
  • Thursday, June 8, 2017, is World Oceans Day at the Georgia Aquarium. From 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., there’ll be “Healthy Planet, Healthy Oceans” themed events & activities in the atrium & more.
  • Saturday, September 2, 2017, is Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium. From 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., you can don your Dragon Con costumes (minus the weapons) & explore the Georgia Aquarium. Tickets to Dragon Con Night are $30 each.

The Georgia Aquarium is located at 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski