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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 012017
 

The 2017 season of Georgia Movies in the Park gets underway this week.

On select dates this summer, you can bring a blanket or low-back chair & watch free flicks in Woodstock, Canton, Cumming, & Dawsonville.

The movies start at the kid-friendly sundown, NOT dark/dusk. Here’s the lineup:

War Hill Park, 4081 War Hill Park Rd., Dawsonville

  • June 2: Moana

The Chill Hill, 5860 South Vickery Street (off of Post Road), Cumming; park by the YMCA

  • June 13: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • June 27: LEGO Batman Movie
  • July 11: Sing
  • July 25: Trolls

Brown Park, Elizabeth Street (next to police station), Canton

  • June 17: Sing
  • July 22: LEGO Batman Movie
  • August 26: The Boss Baby

Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheatre at The Park at City Center, 101 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock

  • June 16: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • July 21: Moana
  • August 25: Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

–Jennifer Maciejewski

May 312017
 

If you’re in Alpharetta or Duluth, here’s a cheap summer movie deal for you:

During Studio Movie Grill’s Children’s Summer Series 2017, tickets are $1 each for a mix of family-friendly flicks.

The movies start at 10:00 a.m. daily from Monday-Friday. Here’s the lineup for this summer:

  • Through June 2: Monsters vs. Aliens
  • June 5-9: How to Train Your Dragon
  • June 12-16: Rio
  • June 19-23: Turbo
  • June 26-30: Trolls
  • July 3-7: Horton Hears a Who
  • July 10-14: Kung Fu Panda 3
  • July 17-21: Shrek the Third
  • July 24-28: Madagascar
  • July 31-August 4: The Peanuts Movie

Studio Movie Grill is located at 3850 Venture Dr., Duluth, & 2880 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

May 302017
 

MAN 2013Work near Centennial Olympic Park?

If so, brown bag it most Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and spend your lunch break listening to a free Music at Noon concert at the Southern Company Amphitheater at Centennial Park in Atlanta. From noon to 1:00 p.m., your favorite local artists take the stage, performing a variety of pop, jazz and R&B.

Here’s the lineup for this week & the rest of the month:

  • Thursday, June 1: The Shonuff Band
  • Tuesday, June 6: Cinnamon Denise
  • Thursday, June 8: No Music at Noon
  • Tuesday, June 13: Mic Ventress
  • Thursday, June 15: Jeannie Caryn
  • Tuesday, June 20: SeñoritAwesome
  • Thursday, June 22: Our New Dimension
  • Tuesday, June 27: The Joanne Smith Experience
  • Thursday, June 29: Lockdown Band

Music at Noon does take periodic breaks during the season, especially when they’re preparing for or recovering from major events at Centennial Park. Be sure to check the schedule before you head out.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

May 302017
 

It’s free movie time, y’all: Movies in Central Park is underway.

For the 2017 season, Atlantic Station is featuring films from 1990-2000–my immediate reaction was “Yay! Nostalgia Night at the movies!”, but the longer I look at the schedule, the more I wonder if these films are now considered “classics.” Gen-Xers, did we officially cross over into old? #notready

If you’re not familiar with Movies in Central Park, you can grab a blanket or a lawn chair, pack a picnic, & hang out in Central Park to watch a free flick on Thursday evenings all summer long.

Here’s the lineup for this week & the rest of the season:

  • June 1: Fried Green Tomatoes
  • June 8: The Fugitive
  • June 15: The Little Rascals (1994)
  • June 22: Sabrina
  • June 29: Twister
  • July 6: As Good As It Gets
  • July 13: Pleasantville
  • July 20: 10 Things I Hate About You
  • July 27: No Movie
  • August 3: Miss Congeniality

Movies starts at dusk. Keep an eye out for Movies in Central Park dining deals at participating Atlantic Station restaurants, which will help you save a bit while you’re there if you’re not in the mood to bring your own eats.

As always, be sure to check Atlantic Station’s Facebook page for last-minute updates in the event of inclement weather.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

May 302017
 

Robin Hood will be at The Farmer’s Market Hideaway at Serenbe from June 2-August 13, 2017.

Serenbe’s open-air production will add a fun touch to this timeless tale. Here’s the quick summary: “Embark on a swashbuckling journey to Nottingham with a thrilling adaptation of the classic Robin Hood. Robin abandons his life of comfort to rob from the rich and give to the poor with his Merry Men. In the outdoor space, his green attire camouflages the outlaw hero as he takes on the power-hungry Prince John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and rescues the beautiful Maid Marion. Under the direction of Broadway’s Paul McGill, characters fly through Serenbe’s magnificent forest on a zip line, redistributing wealth as they go. Catch all the high adventure in Robin’s natural element at Serenbe Farmer’s Market Stage in Chattahoochee Hills.”

Tickets are regularly $20 for adults, $15 for students & seniors, & $10 for children age 11 & younger.

But while they last, you can save on tickets to select performances of Robin Hood, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (May 30), 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 8455 Atlanta Newnan Road, Chattahoochee Hills.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

May 252017
 

The 2017 season of the summer movie series, B at the Movies, is underway. Want to go? On select Saturdays through the end of August, you can watch a free movie under the stars at a mix of locations throughout metro Atlanta.

Here’s the schedule for this week & the rest of the 2017 season:

  • May 27: Moana at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell
  • June 3: The Secret Life of Pets and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee
  • June 17: SING! at Taylor Farm Park, 1380 Pine Valley Rd, Powder Springs
  • June 24: Pet Night. Bring your dog for The Secret Life of Pets at Glenloch Recreation Center, 601 Stevens Entry, Peachtree City
  • July 8: The LEGO Batman Movie at Lillian Webb Park, 5 College St NW, Norcross
  • July 15: Finding Dory at Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Rd, Roswell
  • July 22: The LEGO Batman Movie and Captain America: Civil War at Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee
  • July 29: Moana at Custer Park, 600 Kenneth E Marcus Way in Marietta
  • August 5: TBA at Hobgood Park, 6688 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock
  • August 19: TBA at Veterans Memorial Park, 240 Constitution Blvd, Dallas
  • August 26: TBA at Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Brookhaven

For most events, movies begin at dusk, and pre-movie fun starting at 7:30 p.m. On double feature nights, the first movie starts at 7:00 p.m. followed by the second flick at 9:15 p.m., and there’ll be pre-film festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. Picnics & coolers are welcome, but follow local ordinances re: open containers & glassware.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

May 252017
 

beauty-beast-poshdealzAtlanta Lyric Theatre’s production of Beauty & the Beast will be at the Cobb Civic Center’s Anderson Theatre from June 9-25, 2017.

Per the summary: “Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has become an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries.”

Want to see Beauty & the Beast on the cheap? You can save:

  • While they last, you can get discount tickets to Beauty & the Beast, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (May 25), Goldstar has discount tickets available for most performances from June 9-25, 2017.
  • And while they last, you can get discount tickets to Beauty & the Beast, thanks to an offer on Poshdealz. As of today (May 25), Poshdealz has discount tickets available for select performances from June 9-24, 2017.
  • Tickets to Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s Beauty & the Beast 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

May 252017
 

From July 7-August 6, 2017, Beauty and the Beast will be at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

Though you’re likely familiar with the movie, here’s the quick summary: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast brings its enchanting tale and Academy Award-winning score to the Atlanta area at The Legacy Theatre. Based on the beloved 1991 animated film, this worldwide hit stage adaptation has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The acclaimed musical tells the story of Belle, an intelligent young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who’s really a young prince under the spell of a witch’s curse. Time is running out, and if the Beast doesn’t learn his lesson soon, he and his entire household will be doomed for all eternity. Filled with colorful characters and dazzling songs, including ‘Be Our Guest’ and the unforgettable title song, this tale as old as time will entertain the whole family.”

Want to see it on the cheap? You can save, no coupon code required:

  • While they last, you can snag discount tickets to Beauty and the Beast, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (May 25), discount tickets are available for select performances from July 8-12, but act fast if you plan to get yours: Discount tickets are likely to sell out.
  • Tickets to Beauty and the Beast are regularly $30-$45 for adults, $25-$40 for seniors (age 60+) & students with ID, and $15 for children age 12 & under.

The Legacy Theatre is located at 1174 Senoia Road, Suite C, Tyrone.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

May 242017
 

Attention, Gen Xers: From July 7-August 13, 2017, Heathers: The Musical will be at OnStage Atlanta.

As a fan of the movie, I’m looking forward to seeing the stage version of Heathers. Per the summary: “Before there was Mean Girls, there was Heathers, the delightfully dark ’80s teen comedy that starred Winona Ryder as a high school girl who joins forces with a hot rebel (Christian Slater) to take on a group of popular divas–all named Heather. Now the cult classic comes to Decatur in a live musical adaptation that features all your favorite lines from the movie, plus music and lyrics from the composers behind Legally Blonde and Reefer Madness. The story centers on Westerberg High, a school terrorized by a shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing trio of Heathers–the hottest and cruelest girls in all of Ohio. But misfit Veronica Sawyer rejects their evil regime for a new boyfriend, the sexy stranger J.D., who has his own deadly plan for the clique. Catch Heathers: The Musical as it serves up a delectable dish of youthful romance, shameless laughter and outrageous revenge on the Webber Stage at OnStage Atlanta.”

Want to see it on the cheap? While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Heathers: The Musical, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (May 24), discount tickets are available for most performances from July 7-August 13, 2017.

Tickets to Heathers: The Musical are regularly $25 each at the door on Fridays & Saturdays and $18 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

May 242017
 

From June 2-25, 2017, Incorruptible will be at OnStage Atlanta.

This looks like it’ll be a fun evening out. Per the summary: “Set in medieval times, this bawdy black comedy centers on a rag-tag group of financially irresponsible French monks whose patron saint seems to have deserted them. Desperate for a way to save their monastery from economic ruin, the monks appear to be rescued when a cunning, one-eyed traveling minstrel teaches them an outrageous new way to fill their coffers. In crafting this clever comedy, award-winning playwright Michael Hollinger (Opus) drew inspiration from the true exploits of two feuding French monasteries in the 9th century and the widespread practice of buying, selling, stealing and faking holy relics in the early days of Christianity, when souvenirs from the saints were big business.”

Want to see it on the cheap? While they last, you can get discount tickets to select performances of Incorruptible, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (May 24), discount tickets are available for most performances from June 2-25, 2017.

Tickets to Incorruptible are regularly $23 each at the door on Fridays & Saturdays and $18 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