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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
 

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
 

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:

  • The Sips Under the Sea: Something Wicked this Way Comes party is happening on Friday, October 27, 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; tickets are not available at the door.
  • On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Georgia A-Scary-Um returns to the Georgia Aquarium. Kids age 12 and under that come dressed in costume will receive free admission; limit two free child admissions per paid adult or annual pass member. Bonus: From 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., there’ll be trick-or-treating stations, Halloween-themed crafts, & more.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 242017
 

snow queen serenbeThe Snow Queen will be at Serenbe Playhouse from November 30-December 30, 2017.

This is on my short list of shows to see this December, as it has all the makings of a fun holiday tradition. Want to go? You can get discount tickets to The Snow Queen, no coupon code required.

Here’s the quick summary: “From the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale that inspired Frozen, The Snow Queen illuminates the wintry Serenbe woods with the whimsical story of love’s sovereign power over evil. Back after two sold out seasons, this Playhouse holiday tradition is beloved by parents and kids alike. Watch as Gerda overcomes fear on a journey to save her brother, Kai, from the Snow Queen’s powerful enchantment before her icy spirit overtakes his heart. Ring in the holiday season with this strikingly beautiful adaptation in which love proves stronger than cynicism, complete with a celebratory snowfall at the end of the play.”

Want to see it on the cheap? You’ve got a pair of ways to save:

  • While they last, you can save on tickets to The Snow Queen, thanks to an offer on Goldstar. As of today (October 24), discount tickets are available for select performances from November 30-December 29, 2017. That said, discount tickets are starting to sell out, so be sure to get yours before they’re gone.
  • Tickets to The Snow Queen are regularly $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for children under age 12.

The Snow Queen will take place at Swann Ridge at Serenbe, located at 10642 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. FYI: Serenbe’s productions take place outdoors, so dress appropriately. The Snow Queen is a traveling performance without seating, but chairs can be provided by request by calling the box office (770-463-1110).

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 172017
 

christmas carol auroraThis looks like an interesting twist on a holiday classic:

The Aurora Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a one-man show. Back for its eleventh year, Anthony Rodriguez “focuses on the classic art of storytelling, using his voice and mannerisms to bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time.”

Want to see it on the cheap?

A Christmas Carol will be at the Aurora Theatre from November 24-December 23, 2017. The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 Pike Street, Lawrenceville.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 172017
 

12-dates-of-christmas-goldstarIf you need a few laughs this holiday season, this may be the show for you:

The 12 Dates of Christmas is a one-woman show starring Renita James. Per the summary: “When Mary sees her fiancé making out with his co-worker on national TV at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, she dumps him and drops her engagement ring into a Salvation Army kettle. She then spends the next year being set up, hooked up, strung up, and fed up as she navigates her life ‘alone’ as a New York actor in her thirties.”

Want to see it on the cheap?

The 12 Dates of Christmas will be at the Aurora Theatre from November 25-December 23, 2017. The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 Pike Street, Lawrenceville.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Oct 062017
 

christmas-at-callanwolde-grouponYour Christmas at Callanwolde experience just got a bit more festive:

From November 24-December 12, 2017, you can get into the holiday spirit at the Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House.

Not only will the 27,000-square-foot historic mansion be elaborately decorated with professional holiday displays, but you can shop the artist market, take advantage of themed events for all ages, check out live entertainment, & more. And each evening, you’ll see the 12-acre campus of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in a new light–every building on the grounds shines with professional light displays by Illuminating Design.

Tickets to the Christmas at Callanwolde Designer House Show are regularly $20 in advance & $25 at the door.

But for a limited time, you can get in on the cheap:

Callanwolde is located at 980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 192017
 

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 World War I, check out the Uncle Sam Wants You! WWI and the American Poster exhibition, on view through December 3, 2017. And you’ll glimpse the post-war experience via the photographs and silent film footage in the Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924 exhibition, on view through September 30, 2017.

Plus, mark your calendars: More Than Self: Living the Vietnam War will be on view from November 11, 2017-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.

The deals:

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

Sep 122017
 

college football hall of fame grouponIf you’ve been meaning to check out the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, you’re in luck. While they last, you can get discount tickets, no coupon code required.

The College Football Hall of Fame features a 45-yard indoor field where visitors can test their throws, a Helmet Wall with football helmets from all 768 teams, an inside look at the game through the feature film The Game of Your Life in the Game Day Theater, a 52-foot long touchscreen Chick-fil-A Why We Love College Football gallery, interactive displays in the Hall of Fame, & more. And for a limited time, you can check out odd finds in Attic Treasures, a Specialty Exhibit delivered by UPS; you’ll see everything from a football made out of alligator skin produced to commemorate the Gator Bowl to dirt from the field where the first college football fame was played.

Tickets are regularly $21.99 for adults & $17.99 for children ages 3-12. Seniors (age 65+) & students can show their ID at the box office to purchase tickets $18.99 each. Active duty & retired military service members receive free admission with ID.

Want to save? Take advantage of one of these deals:

And you can head out for special events, too:

The College Football Hall of Fame & Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is located at 250 Marietta St., N.W, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski