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Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 072017
 

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universoul circusUniverSoul Circus will be at the Gold Lot at Turner Field from February 8-March 12, 2017. Discount tickets to UniverSoul Circus are available, but even without them, it’s a fairly inexpensive day out, no coupon code required.

The deals:

FYI: UniverSoul does have live animals in its circus. If that concerns you, this is not the show for you.

The UniverSoul Circus will be at the Gold Lot at Turner Field, located at 521 Capital Avenue, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 032017
 

college football hall of fame grouponIf you’ve been waiting for a deal 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 during Black History Month, you can check out a special exhibition, Breaking Barriers: A Salute to Black History in College Football.

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:

  • Rise up, y’all! On February 5, 2017, the College Football Hall of Fame is hosting the Official Pro Players Atlanta Big Game 51 Takeover; tickets are regularly $60, but while they last, you can snag yours for $30-$46 on Groupon. Current and former pro NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL athletes–including Atlanta Falcons players Ray Buchanan, Peerless Price, Theo Ratliff, and more–will be mingling with the crowd. Plus there’ll be live DJ music, halftime entertainment, & more.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Feb 012017
 

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.”

Plus, mark your calendars: Two temporary exhibitions open on March 6, 2017. Endorsed by the United States World War I Centennial Commission, The Great War in Broad Outlines exhibition chronicles humanitarian relief efforts for those starving in wartime Belgium. And you can see Anne Morgan’s War: American Women Rebuilding France, 1917-1924, an exhibition of photographs and rare silent film footage that brings to life the extraordinary work undertaken by 350 American women–all volunteers–who left comfortable lives in the United States to devote themselves to humanitarian aid in France.

The deals:

  • Admission is regularly $16.50 for adults, $11 for youth ages 4-12, and $13 for seniors age 65+ & students age 13+. All active duty and retired military personnel with ID receive free admission for up to two adults.
  • If you have an Entertainment book, you can log in & print a coupon that’ll let you buy one ticket & get one free to the Atlanta History Center. Bonus: Through February 6, 2017, you can use code “SHADOW” to save 45% + get free shipping on the 2017 Entertainment book. Once you buy it, you’ll have access to the online coupons for restaurants, attractions, & more.
  • On the first full weekend of the month, admission to the Atlanta History Center is free for Bank of America cardholders (free admission deal applies to the cardholder only). The next free admission weekend will take place on February 4 & 5, 2017.

Admission includes all History Center exhibitions, interactive experiences, explorations at Smith Family Farm and Swan House, and twenty-two acres of gardens and trails.

The Atlanta History Center is located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Jan 242017
 

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:

  • Through February 28, 2017, you can buy tickets to Zoo Atlanta for $15.99 each, thanks to the Wild Winter Days deal.
  • If you have a library card, you can check out a family pass at Georgia’s public libraries (they’re available at participating branches in all 159 counties) & get free admission to Zoo Atlanta for a family of four. There’s one pass per location. The pass may be checked out once per year, per card, per household, and it is valid for up to four guests. Essentially, you check out the Zoo Atlanta Family Pass DVD at the front desk of your local library, and when you return the DVD to your library, you will receive a receipt, which is required for Zoo admission. The pass is valid for 14 days from the date of the receipt showing the return of the DVD. FYI–Per the comments on previous Zoo Atlanta posts, the pass can be difficult to get, as some library locations won’t let you reserve the DVD in advance. Still, it’s worth a shot.
  • 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.

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

Jan 042017
 

tellus periodic tableIf you haven’t made it to Cartersville to check out Tellus Science Museum, you should. It’s one of my girls’ favorite spaces in metro Atlanta.

The Weinman Mineral Gallery is massive. Though the gems and minerals are impressive on their own, I’m a fan of the periodic table, which features real-life examples of the elements.

Dinosaur fans in your family will appreciate the Fossil Gallery, featuring T-rex, a saber-tooth cat, & more. And your little explorers will enjoy getting their hands dirty in the fossil dig & gem panning areas plus experiencing science in action in My Big Backyard.

And through October 1, 2017, you can check out the From Clay to Copper: Minerals & Artifacts of Etowah exhibition, featuring over 60 archaeological objects on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The artifacts have been in storage since they were collected nearly a hundred years ago from the Etowah Indian Mounds, a local site that dates back to the Woodland and Mississippian periods.

Want to check it out on the cheap? You’ve got a few ways to save:

  • If you show your Bank of America card, you’ll get free admission to Tellus Science Museum on the first full weekend of the month. The free admission offer is valid the cardholder only, and the next free admission weekend will take place on January 7 & 8, 2017.
  • Thanks to a discount on the Family 2 Family page, you can download & print a coupon good for $2 off admission to Tellus Science Museum. The coupon is valid for up to four people, and it expires on March 31, 2017.
  • Admission is regularly $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (age 65+), & $10 for children (ages 3-17) and students with ID. Active military with ID are admitted free, and they also save 50% on admission for dependents. Planetarium shows are free for Leadership Level members, $2 for basic members, & $3.50 with paid museum admission.

Tellus Science Museum is located at 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 292016
 

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

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

You can explore a mix of exhibitions at the Carlos Museum. On view through August 26, 2018, the Coiling Culture: Basketry Art of Native North America exhibition, on display in the Art of the Americas’ galleries, “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.

Plus, mark your calendars for the upcoming exhibitions:

  • In Search of Noble Marbles: The Earliest Travelers to Greece, on display January 14-April 9, 2017
  • The New World in the Age of Shakespeare, on display January 14-March 26, 2017

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 January 22, February 19, March 19, & April 23, 2017.

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. FYI–The museum will be closed for the holidays from December 30, 2016-January 1, 2017; it’ll reopen on January 2, 2017.

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

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 212016
 

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smokey-joes-cafe-legacy-goldstarFrom January 20-February 19, 2017, Smokey Joe’s Cafe will be at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

If you’re a fan of 1950s music, you’ll likely enjoy this musical: “‘Hound Dog,’ ‘Stand by Me,’ ‘Love Potion #9’–the list of rock ‘n’ roll classics penned by the songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller is jam-packed with legendary hits. A high-energy celebration of this chart-topping body of work from ‘the Rodgers and Hammerstein of rock ‘n’ roll,’ Smokey Joe’s Café is built around a series of comic and romantic vignettes set in the 1950s, and boasts nearly 40 landmark tunes, like ‘Yakety Yak,’ ‘Jailhouse Rock,’ ‘Spanish Harlem,’ ‘On Broadway,’ ‘Kansas City,’ and ‘Fools Fall in Love.’ This all-singing, all-dancing spectacular holds the record for the longest-running musical revue ever on Broadway, and the show’s music won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.”

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

  • While they last, you can snag discount tickets to Smokey Joe’s Cafe, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. As of today (December 21), discount tickets are available for select performances from January 21-February 18, but act fast if you plan to get yours: Discount tickets are likely to sell out.
  • Tickets to Smokey Joe’s Cafe 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

Dec 212016
 

whole-world-improv-classic-poshdealzLooking for free or discount tickets to Whole World Improv? You have a few options to get in on the cheap, no coupon code required:

  • While they last, you can snag discount tickets to the Classic Show at Whole World Improv, thanks to a deal on Poshdealz.
  • Whole World Improv still offers its Thursday night Ladies Night promotion. If you & your girlfriends arrive from 7:00-7:30 p.m., you’ll get free admission to the 8:00 p.m. performance at Whole World Improv. For “gentleman of distinction” & habitually late women that arrive after 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10 each. The discount is available at the door only, no coupon required.
  • Thursday nights are also Student Night at Whole World Improv. If you show your student ID, $5 covers your admission.
  • And tickets are just $15 each for The Max Saturday shows at 10:30 p.m.

Prices go up at the door, so be sure to buy in advance. Whole World Improv Theatre is located at 1216 Spring St., Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 142016
 

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 Voice to the Voiceless: …and Justice for All 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.

The deals:

  • While they last, $7.50 buys one ticket to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, thanks to a deal on PoshDealz.
  • Admission to the Center for Civil and Human Rights is regularly $16 for adults, $12 for children (age 4-12), & free for children age 3 & under. Members of the military, students & seniors with ID can purchase tickets for $14 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 January 7 & 8, 2017.
  • 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

Nov 102016
 

moda smallIf you’ve been meaning to explore the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), you’re in luck. You can get free & discount tickets to MODA, no coupon code required.

I want to see this exhibition: Through January 8, 2017, “On You: Wearing Technology” will be on view. Per the description, “Wearable technology and head-mounted displays are in the press daily. Why now? While the basic technology has existed for decades, only recently have these devices become practical and desirable. On You: Wearing Technology looks at the challenges along the road to making a consumer wearable computer: power and heat, networking, mobile input, and display through examples of consumer, professional, and ‘maker’ devices. The exhibition also includes personal stories of individuals who use or create wearable technology. Are you wearing technology? Is technology on you?”

And through January 8, 2017, “Beautiful Users: Designing for People” will be on view. Per the description, “Beautiful Users: Designing for People, organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, features nearly 100 objects that illustrate the evolution of ‘user-centered design’—from the mid–20th-century work of Henry Dreyfuss (who coined the phrase ‘designing for people’) to the complex systems and services that today’s designers are developing.” The exhibition features examples of the human-scale measurement system; objects designed for comfort and function, ranging from Dreyfuss’s Princess telephone to Amos Winter’s Leveraged Freedom wheelchair); Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Roomba Cam, which repurposes the household gadget for surveillance purposes; & more.

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

  • If you have an 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. Bonus: Through November 15, 2016, you can use coupon code “10OFF” to save $10 on a 2017 Entertainment book & get free shipping.
  • 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. The next Family Free Day will take place on November 13, 2016.

MODA is located at 1315 Peachtree Street, Atlanta.

–Jennifer Maciejewski