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Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 042018
 

If you’ve been meaning to explore the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), now’s the time. You can get free & discount tickets to MODA, no coupon code required.

I want to check out this exhibition: Designing Playful Cities will be on view through May 13, 2018. Per the description, “Designing Playful Cities takes visitors through interactive installations that present a strong case for designing play into urban environments, encourage visitors of all ages to engage in play in their day-to-day activities, and inspire designers and developers to create playful spaces in our cities, whether by designing proper playgrounds for children or by converting under-utilized spaces into fun and friendly places.”

And mark your calendars to see this upcoming exhibition: Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism opens on May 27, 2018. Per the description, “Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism. Across the globe, artists and crafters armed with traditional materials like yarn, glue guns, quilt patterns, sewing needles, X-ACTO knives, and other tools are using their hands to protest social and political inequalities and injustices. The time spent on these works shows the dedication to creating pieces that evoke emotion and promote discussion. By sharing ideas expressed through the work of their hands, these artists and crafters aim to make you think, explore and take note.”

Want to check it out on the cheap? Take advantage of one of these deals:

  • If you have a 2018 Entertainment book or a digital membership, you can log in & print a coupon that’ll let you buy one ticket & get one free to Museum of Design Atlanta.
  • Admission is regularly $10 for adults, $5 for college students & kids ages 6-17, and $8 for members of the military, seniors, & educators.
  • On the second Sunday of the month, MODA hosts Family Free Days. Admission to the museum is free, and there’ll be activities for visitors of all ages. Upcoming Family Free Days will take place on April 8 & May 13, 2018.

MODA is located at 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 042018
 

I may need to take advantage of one of these deals…I’m in the mood to go hiking, & the weather is gorgeous.

If you want to get out & explore, you’ve got a few ways check out Georgia’s State Parks on the cheap:

  • Got a library card? With the Library Loan Program, you can check out a ParkPass or Historic Site pass from your local library, giving you free access to Georgia’s state parks and state historic sites.
  • With the First-Time Camper program, when you pay the regular camping rate, you can use camping gear borrowed from REI & Coleman (a six-person tent, four sleeping pads, two chairs, camp stove & more). Though you’re borrowing a bunch of gear, be sure to bring your own sleeping bag or blanket & a pillow.
  • From May 28-31, 2018, you can take advantage of Memorial Day deals. At state parks with lodges, you can use promo code “CAMP40” to save 40% on camping or “20OFF” to save 20% on cottage or lodge rooms (excluding George T Bagby State Park). At other state parks, coupon code “MEM18” saves you 40% on camping (excluding group camps & excluding Moccasin Creek State Park) or 20% off cottages, camper cabins & yurts (excluding Laura Walker, Crooked River and General Coffee State Parks)
  • Parking is $5 daily, or you can purchase an annual ParkPass for $50. The ParkPass is valid at all Georgia state parks. Seniors (age 62+) save 50% on the annual ParkPass. Disabled veterans who are Georgia residents AND present a Certificate of Eligibility card as well as active duty and retired military who are Georgia residents will receive a 25% discount on annual ParkPasses.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 042018
 

carlos museumWant to check out the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the cheap? You’re in luck.

While you’re there, you can check out a mix of exhibitions at the Carlos Museum. Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt exhibition, on display through November 11, 2018, showcases the cats and lions (and even dogs and jackals) in ancient Egyptian mythology, kingship, and everyday life. And The Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America exhibition, on view in the Art of the Americas’ galleries through August 26, 2018, “explores the intersection between material, making, and meaning in the fragile basketry art of the Southeast to the Southwest and up into the Arctic.”

And be sure to browse the Carlos Museum’s other works–The new African galleries are now open, the Egyptian collection remains a favorite with my kids, and I’m partial to the Greek & Roman collection.

While they last, you can get discount tickets to the Carlos Museum, no coupon code required:

Want to check it out for free? Mark your calendars: You can get free admission to the Carlos Museum from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. on select dates as part of the 100 Free Days promotion. Upcoming free admission dates include April 22, May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, and June 7, 2018.

Admission is regularly $8 for adults & $6 for students and seniors with ID plus children ages 6-17. Emory University students, faculty, & staff admitted free with Emory ID. Audio guide rental is available for $2.

The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University is located at 571 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 042018
 

bremanIf a trip to The Breman Museum is on your to-do list, you’re in luck. While they last, you can snag discount tickets to the museum.

While you’re there, be sure to make time for reflection and visit The Breman’s Absence of Humanity permanent exhibition, which covers the tragic years from 1933-1945 from the perspective of Atlanta-area Holocaust Survivors.

Plus through April 29, 2018, you can check out the Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage exhibition, which details the historic materials relating to the Jewish community in Iraq that were recovered from a flooded basement in Saddam Hussein’s intelligence headquarters. The 23 recovered artifacts span from the end of the Ottoman era to the early 1970s.

And Eighteen Artifacts: The Story of Jewish Atlanta is also on display. Per the summary, the exhibition “explores the history of Jews in Atlanta through artifacts, images, and oral histories. Each of the exhibition’s central 18 artifacts represents an integral moment in the growth of a people and a city.”

Want to check out The Breman on the cheap? You have a few ways to save:

  • Admission to The Breman is regularly $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), $6 for students & educators, and $4 for children ages 3-6. Parking is free.
  • While they last, $13 buys admission for two to The Breman, thanks to a deal on Groupon. The discount voucher is valid for 120 days after purchase.
  • If you have a 2018 Entertainment book, you can log in & print a coupon that’ll let you buy one ticket & get one free to The Breman.

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum is located at 1440 Spring St, NW (at 18th Street), Atlanta. The Breman is closed on Saturdays as well as most Jewish and Federal holidays.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 032018
 

Need to unwind? You can take advantage of free weekly yoga sessions in Atlanta.

On Wednesdays through September, head to Colony Square for Yoga on the Square.

From 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. each week, you can participate yoga classes led by instructors from exhale Spa (Midtown Atlanta), CorePower Yoga and Dancing Dogs Yoga Atlanta. The first Yoga on the Square class of the 2018 season will take place on April 4, and they’ll continue weekly from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. through September 26.

Bonus: The opening session on April 4th doubles as a kickoff party. From 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., instructors from all three studios will be on hand, plus there’ll be a DJ, healthy eats and drinks, giveaways and more. While they last, you’ll receive a free branded athletic hat and a sweat towel.

Plan to attend often? Snag a Loyalty Card. Every time you attend Yoga on the Square, get the card punched. Once you receive four punches, you’ll receive a free swag item.

FYI–Yoga on the Square is subject to cancellation due to weather. Keep an eye on Colony Square’s Facebook page for updates if the forecast is iffy. If it is cancelled due to weather, the participating studio for that week will offer a complimentary drop into their studio (subject to availability). Yoga on the Square is a bring-your-own-mat event.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 022018
 

Need a laugh break?

On the first Wednesday of each month through July, you can pack a picnic, grab a blanket, & head to Atlantic Station’s Central Park for a free improv comedy show featuring Whole World Improv.

Improv in the Park‘s 2018 season gets underway this week at 8:00 p.m. on April 4. Can’t make it? Improv in the Park will take place on May 2, June 6, & July 11 (second Wednesday due to July 4th).

Since this is an outdoor event, be sure to check Atlantic Station’s Facebook page for updates before you head out if the forecast looks questionable.

Atlantic Station’s Central Park is located at 245 18th Street, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 022018
 

If you’re looking for a free way to get your stretch on, you’re in luck.

On Wednesdays through July, stop by Atlantic Station’s Central Park for a free Wellness Wednesdays event.

From 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., you can join in a regimented routine of stretches & poses led by Evolation Yoga’s instructors. New to yoga? No worries–people of all ages & experience levels can participate. The first Wellness Wednesday event of the 2018 season will take place on April 4, and they’ll continue weekly through July 18.

Wellness Wednesdays are BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) events.

Since this is an outdoor event, be sure to check Atlantic Station’s Facebook page for updates before you head out if the forecast looks questionable.

Atlantic Station’s Central Park is located at 245 18th Street, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 022018
 

Feeling tense? You’re in luck. You can unwind with free weekly wellness classes, such as yoga, barre, or pilates, in Alpharetta.

On Wednesdays through October 2018, head to Avalon in Alpharetta for AvalOM.

From 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. each week, you can participate in everything from yoga to barre-less barre classes. The first AvalOM class of the 2018 season will take place on April 5, and they’ll continue weekly through October 31.

FYI–AvalOM is subject to cancellation due to weather. Keep an eye on Avalon’s Facebook page for updates if the forecast is iffy. AvalOM is a bring-your-own-mat event.

AvalOM will take place in the Plaza at Avalon, located at 2200 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Apr 022018
 

center for civil and human rights atlIf you haven’t checked out the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, now’s the time. You can get free & discount tickets to the museum, no coupon code required.

At the Center for Civil and Human Rights, you can explore exhibitions about both the American Civil Rights Movement & its global counterparts, including Down Jericho Road: Martin Luther King, Jr. in his Final Year, featuring items from The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection; Spark of Conviction: The Global Human Rights Movement; & Rolls Down Like Water: The American Civil Rights Movement; & more.

The deals:

  • On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, you’ll get free admission to the Center for Civil & Human Rights when you head out for the day’s festivities, which will commemorate the life & legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Admission to the Center for Civil and Human Rights is regularly $19.99 for adults, $15.99 for youth (age 7-12), & free for children age 6 & under. Members of the military, students & seniors with ID can purchase tickets for $17.99 each.
  • On the first full weekend of the month, admission is free for Bank of America cardholders (free admission deal applies to the cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will take place on April 7 & 8, 2018.
  • If you’re planning to visit multiple attractions in Atlanta, take advantage of the Atlanta CityPASS to save about 40% on admission to five Atlanta-area attractions. The Atlanta CityPASS covers admission to The Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Inside CNN Studio Tour, Zoo Atlanta OR the Center for Civil & Human Rights, and Fernbank Museum of Natural History OR the College Football Hall of Fame. It’s valid for nine days, and if you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is located at 100 Ivan Allen Junior Blvd., Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 292018
 

The Gwinnett Braves are no longer known as the Gwinnett Braves. They’re now the Gwinnett Stripers. What hasn’t changed is the fact that you can still take advantage of discount ticket deals & other promotions for a fun game day experience on the cheap at Coolray Field all season long.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville.

–Jennifer Maciejewski