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Jennifer Maciejewski

Jun 282016
 

interact art museumI’m intrigued:

At the Interact Art Museum in Atlanta, you become part of the art. As they say, it’s a children’s museum for grownups, and it sounds like fun way to spend the day. While you’re at the eye-fool, 3-D, optical illusion, and trick-eye pictures museum, you’re encouraged–no, expected–to interact with all of the works, adding your creative spin to each scene. You definitely won’t want to leave your camera at home.

Admission to the Interact Art Museum is regularly $15 for adults, $10 for children (age 10 & under), and $12 for college students with ID. Want to check it out on the cheap? You’ve got a pair of ways to save:

The Interact Art Museum is located at 57 Forsyth St NW (ground floor), Atlanta. The museum is open daily from Thursday-Sunday plus on Tuesdays & Wednesdays by appointment.

Interact Art Museum offers escape room experiences, too, if you’re looking for an extra challenge while you’re there (you’ll need to book it separately). Bonus: While they last, you can snag a Groupon to save on escape room admission + souvenirs for two, four, six, or eight to the Phantom of the Museum escape room.

–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 242016
 

stone mountain park grouponIf you are looking for discount tickets to Stone Mountain Park, you’re in luck: You have a few ways to play on the cheap, no coupon code required.

We’ll be heading back to Stone Mountain Park soon. The kids love Geyser Tower, and now that they’re older, they’re looking forward to conquering the Sky Hike (an adventure course). Plus, they want to see what’s playing at the 4-D theatre, take in the view from the Summit Skyride, watch the laser light show, & more.

Want to go? You’ve got a few ways to save:

1) As always, if you’re planning to go more than once (and there’s so much to do, you’ll probably need to), buy the Mountain Membership, a.k.a. the season pass. In addition to unlimited admission, Mountain Members save on tickets to Snow Mountain & Ride the Ducks, get an extra discount on a parking pass, & more. Even better: The Mountain Members PLUS pass includes tickets to Snow Mountain & Ride the Ducks, annual parking, & other perks.

2) While they last, $25 buys one Summer FUN Adventure pass OR $95 buys four Summer FUN Adventure passes to Stone Mountain Park, thanks to a deal on Groupon.

3) For a limited time, you can take advantage of an Adventure Pass Meal Deal & get a free meal & unlimited drink refills with the purchase of an Adventure Pass. The deal is available online only, and it’s $31.95 for adults & $25.95 for children ages 3-11. Or you can save $5 on an Adventure Pass without the meal if you order online in advance.

4) For a limited time, you can take advantage of a Sunset Adventure Pass + Terrace deal, which includes an Adventure Pass admission after 4:00 p.m., a Lasershow terrace seat, & popcorn and a soda. The deal is available online only, and it’s $22.95 per person.

5) Mountain Members & Mountain Member PLUS passholders can download & print a coupon to Bring a Friend free on select dates. There’s a limit of one complimentary Adventure Pass per passholder per event, and you’ll need to bring the coupon to the Crossroads Ticket Plaza along with your pass to get the deal. Upcoming Bring a Friend dates for BOTH Mountain Member & Mountain Member PLUS passholders include September 30-October 3, and November 12 & 13, 2016. Mountain Member PLUS passholders ONLY can also bring a friend free September 3-5, 2016.

6) Thanks to an offer from Gas South, you can save up to 25% on an Adventure Pass, Mountain Member pass, or Mountain Member Plus pass to Stone Mountain Park.

7) Active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents save up to 30% on an Adventure pass to Stone Mountain Park; valid military personnel IDs and dependent IDs must be presented to get the deal.

A note about parking: If you walk or ride a bike to Stone Mountain Park, there’s no parking fee. Otherwise, it’s $15. If you must drive & aren’t opting to buy a Mountain Member or Mountain Member PLUS pass, spring for the $40 annual permit if you plan to visit multiple times to take advantage of free special events or the park’s free outdoor activities and laser show.

Stone Mountain Park is located at 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain. Technically, the main entrance is located at U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, but online mapping programs often don’t like the address.

–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

Apr 202016
 

Darn, this deal has expired.

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mercantileThis week, The Mercantile will help you pick new wines for spring picnics & BBQs during their free wine tasting events.

  • From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, The Mercantile will host a Chateau Laulerie Tasting with Patrick Guilfoil from Savannah Distributing and Kelly Cornett of A Cork in the Road.
  • From noon-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016, The Mercantile will host its Spring Wine Extravaganza. All wines will be 10% off (20% off for wine club members). Lolovino will be on hand pouring for a wine tasting, & local vendors and producers will be sharing samples of their products.

ID is required to sample the wines. FYI–There’s a toy box available to occupy your little ones if they need to tag along. You can RSVP to any of the wine tastings at The Mercantile on CulinaryLocal.com.

The Mercantile is located at 1660 Dekalb Ave., Atlanta.

–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 112016
 

Darn, this deal has expired.

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into the woods goldstarInto the Woods will be at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville through April 17, 2016.

If you’re not familiar with the work, here’s the summary: “Most recently a hit movie starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick, Into the Woods began as a live musical that took Broadway by storm. A fresh spin on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales, it interweaves several classic fairy tales into one epic story that shows what happens when things get real in the fairy-tale world. Unable to bear children, a baker and his wife are lured into completing a number of tasks by a witch who promises to grant them their wish if they’re successful. During their journey, they encounter Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. All the storybook characters discover that wishes often come with a steep price. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original Broadway run won critical praise and numerous awards and the cast recording took home a Grammy.”

FYI–It’s a fun night at the theatre, but don’t let the fairy tale aspects fool you into thinking that Into the Woods is a kid’s show; it’s best to leave the little ones at home.

Want to see Into the Woods on the cheap?

The Aurora Theatre is located at 128 East Pike Street, Lawrenceville.

–Jennifer Maciejewski

Dec 292015
 

CityPASS_WORDMARK-AtlantaDealing with cabin fever? Want to explore Atlanta attractions on the cheap? You’ve got a fun mix of options, thanks to this deal:

With the Atlanta CityPASS, you’ll save almost 50% on admission to five Atlanta attractions, including some of the newest additions to the city.

The Atlanta CityPASS covers your admission to The Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola, the Inside CNN Studio Tour, Fernbank Museum of Natural History (includes IMAX, too) OR the Center for Civil & Human Rights, and Zoo Atlanta (includes All-Rides Wristband) OR the College Football Hall of Fame.

The Atlanta CityPASS is valid for nine days beginning with the first day of use. If you plan it right, you’ll have two full weekends + the weekdays in between to get to all of the attractions. And you can opt for the CityPASS e-ticket if you want to start exploring right away.

Traveling? Check out the CityPASS booklets available in other cities. You can save on admission to major attractions in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay, & Toronto.

–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