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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

Jun 282016

bremanIf you thought you missed out on the “Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures” exhibition at The Breman Museum in Atlanta, you’re in luck: It’s been extended.

I’ll be heading out to explore the exhibition, as this was one of my favorite books as a child. Per the summary: “For over fifty years Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are has delighted and captivated readers both young and old. This exhibition celebrates Sendak’s life and work by showcasing his most famous pieces through preliminary sketches, finished artwork, and interactive displays. All of this is told through the words of Sendak himself, intimately connecting artist to art.”

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.

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.
  • And while they last, you can get discount tickets to The Breman, thanks to a deal on Goldstar. The discount varies, but some of the vouchers are available free + fees.
  • If you have a 2016 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

Jun 222016

ticketmaster logoDid you buy a ticket from Ticketmaster from October 21, 1999 through February 27, 2013?

If so, check your Ticketmaster account; freebies may await you. As part of a class action settlement, Ticketmaster awarded customers with discount vouchers ($2.25 each) + free ticket vouchers (good for two free tickets to select shows).

We’ve been waiting for the list of eligible shows, and now that it’s been released, it’s as I suspected: You’ll be able to cash in your free ticket vouchers for select concert tickets at Live Nation venues. As of now, they’ve released tickets to select shows through May 2017; once people have cashed in, Ticketmaster will assess the need to release more free tickets in order to meet the terms of the settlement.

In metro-Atlanta, most of the eligible shows will be at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Lakewood Amphitheatre, & Encore Park, and it includes a good mix of performers: Culture Club, Counting Crows & Rob Thomas, Gwen Stefani, Flight of the Concords, Barenaked Ladies, Melissa Etheridge with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gipsy Kings, Train, Fifth Harmony, Goo Goo Dolls, Widespread Panic, Heart with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, & Blink 182, to name a few. Get yours before they’re gone.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 232016

park tavernIf spring has you spending more time in Piedmont Park, take note: You can save on dinner & drinks at Park Tavern while you’re there.

The deals:

Park Tavern is located at 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-0001

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Mar 022015

first-thursdays-2013-logoIt’s almost the first Thursday of the month, which means it’s time for the First Thursdays ArtsWalk Downtown:

During First Thursdays ArtsWalk Downtown, local galleries stay open late, giving you a chance to see what you want to see, when you want to see it. Participating galleries include Fuse at C4 Atlanta, African American Panoramic Experience (APEX) Museum, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, The GSU School of Art & Design Gallery, Underground Atlanta, The Rialto Center for the Arts, Luckie Street Studios, Paige Harvey Art Studio, Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory, and the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Gallery.

The next First Thursdays ArtsWalk Downtown will take place from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on March 2, 2015. Be sure to check out the map of participating venues to plan your route.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Sep 242014

first time camper gaI 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:

  • September 27, 2014, is Your State Parks Day; you’ll get free parking at state parks + free admission to Georgia’s state historic sites. FYI–There are dozens of volunteer opportunities available, too, from trail maintenance to assembling picnic tables, making it easy to give back while you’re there.
  • 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, $50 gets you two nights in a modern campground, including camping gear borrowed from REI (a six-person tent, four sleeping pads, two chairs, camp stove and more), a Camping 101 lesson, and coupons for your next adventure.
  • 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