Things To Do In Atlanta

Entry for Two or Four at Bridal Ball Atlanta from Wedding One (50% Off)

Bridal Ball Atlanta

Atlanta Marriott NW at Galleria

Bridal show inspires couples with dessert samples, makeup test runs, a fashion show, and honeymoon raffles

$24 $12

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$10 Off General or VIP Admission to Downtown Countdown on New Year's Eve with Buffet and Open Bar

Downtown Countdown New Years Eve

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Four ballrooms with live bands, DJs and comedy shows, a full dinner buffet, late night breakfast buffet, and six hours of open bar

$119 $109

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Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Georgia Dome on Saturday, February 21 or 28 (Up to 53% Off). Three Seating Options.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross

Georgia Dome

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Motocross pros rumble into the Georgia Dome during the middle stretch of the 2015 AMA Supercross season

$29.75 $14

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Three-Hour or Five-Week Glass-Blowing Class at Janke Studios (50% Off)

Janke Studios

Old Fourth Ward

Glass blower Matt Janke helps students aged 13+ make wine stopper and stemless goblet in a day or learn the basics of the craft over 5 weeks

$150 $75

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Family Ice-Skating Season Pass or Day Pass and Hot Chocolate at Southwest Rink at Park Tavern (Up to 48% Off)

Southwest Rink at Park Tavern

Northeast Atlanta

Skaters glide across an illuminated ice rink, with heated tent, a state of the art sound system and warm up with hot chocolate

$40 $22

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$23 for a Crab-Cake Dinner for Two at The Velvet Note ($38 Value)

The Velvet Note

Stonebridge Condos

Two crab-cake entrees prepared Maryland-style and served amid an intimate music club

$38 $23

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All-Day Admission or Value Pass for Two at Fernbank Museum of Natural History (up to 22% Value)

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Druid Hills

Visitors experience immersive exhibits such as casts of giant dinosaurs, Native American and European artifacts, and hands-on activities

$38.52 $29.99

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$15 for a Two-Hour BYOB Painting Class at Dip 'n Dab ($30 Value)

Dip 'n Dab

Atlanta

Artists guide the creation of vibrant 16x20” canvas masterpieces with provided materials as students enjoy bring-your-own-beverages & snacks

$30 $15

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$49 for Two Admissions to College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience (Up to $80 Value)

College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

94,000 sq. ft. facility chronicles 140 years of football with exhibits that bolster patrons’ knowledge and test their abilities

$80 $49

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Two or Four Entries to the Center for Civil and Human Rights (40% Off)

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.

Atlanta

Learn about the struggles for voice and equality by heroes of the past and present with this collection of stories, films, and exhibits

$30 $18

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"Bodies: The Exhibition" through January 30 or "Extreme Dinosaurs" through January 4 (Up to 42% Off)

Extreme Dinosaurs or Bodies: The Exhibition

Atlantic Station

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Marvel at animatronic dinosaurs and real fossils, or explore the human body by viewing carefully preserved specimens

$29.16 $18

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Two Beginner Ski and Snowboard Lessons for One, Two, or Four at Southern School of Snow Sports (Up to 56% Off)

Southern School of Snow Sports

Multiple Locations

Instructors use a “white carpet” of dry turf to teach the beginner fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding

$179 $94

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Visits for Two or Four to the High Museum of Art Atlanta (Up to 51% Off)

High Museum of Art

Midtown

Thousands of masterpieces in light-filled galleries offer something for everyone, from an Impressionist exhibition to a sound installation

$39 $19

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Standup for Two or Four at Uptown Comedy Corner Through April 25 (Up to 60% Off)

Uptown Comedy Corner

Uptown Comedy Corner

Intimate comedy venue has landed such acts as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle

$30 $20

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Four Tickets or One Season Pass to See the Georgia Spartans at Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA (Up to 40% Off)

Georgia Spartans

Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA

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Local athletes showcase their skills on the hardwood against developing talent from other UBA squads

$20 $12

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Exotic-Car Ride-Along or Driving Experience from Imagine Lifestyles (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Imagine Lifestyles

Turner Field

Ride shotgun while a professional takes the wheel, or drive yourself during multiple high-speed laps in an exotic car

$249.99 $99

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Summer Shape Up or Get FIT ATL Weight-Loss Packages at Just Fitness 4U (Up to 90% Off)

Just Fitness 4U

Multiple Locations

Coaches, nutritionists, and fitness specialists help you tone up and slim down with programs that combine exercise and food plans

$189 $19

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Stand Up Comedy at Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre and a $20 Credit for Cellar 56 (Up to 50% Off)

The Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre

Atlanta

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Atlanta outpost of storied comedy-club chain hosts nationally touring comedians seen on sitcoms and late-night television

$70.40 $35

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Private Swing Analysis and Golf Lesson for One or Two at Swing Pros (Up to 77% Off)

Swing Pros

Buckhead

Golf instructors study each student's swing from two angles in order to create a personalized regimen of drills

$160 $39

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Tiberius, Rome's second emperor, stares at each visitor who enters the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. His eyes are steady, his expression one of quiet contemplation, and his head?thanks to the Museum's in-house conservation team?a vision of white Parian marble. The Museum, located on Emory University's campus, exhibits more than 17,000 artifacts like this one. Through diverse displays, they transport visitors back to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Tiberius is certainly one of the Museum's more prominent pieces, but it is by no means the oldest. The Greek and Roman collection encompasses Neolithic works that stretch back to 4,000 BC. Egyptian exhibits travel back even further into civilization's earliest prehistory. Many of the coffins and mummies come from one of Emory's own, Professor William Shelton. He traveled to Egypt in 1920, and among other things, brought back the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Americas, the Old Kingdom Mummy.

Other galleries contain 2,300 objects from the ancient Americas. More still travel deep into South Asia, allowing visitors to view one of the Museum's more significant pieces: a rare sculpture of the 18-armed cosmic Vishnu above his numerous attendants?a reflection of the stunning artistry of India's medieval period.

Such a sprawling and eclectic collection would perhaps be overwhelming if not for the Museum's educational programs. History and art experts lead tours and teach classes for both adults and children, including a regularly occurring session on Saturdays known as "Artful Stories at the Museum." During these free events, kids hear stories of ancient civilizations, before creating their own works of art based on the day's teachings.

571 S Kilgo Cir NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

There is always a lively spirit of creativity at The Sound Table, but it changes throughout the night. The upstairs dining room boasts a menu that "zigzags through global influences: Belgian-style frites, Oaxacan hanger steak with salsa verde, Chinese grilled ribs redolent of soy and chile," says Atlanta magazine, which placed restaurant on its list of the area's 50 Best Restaurants. However, the menu's capricious nature doesn't stop at the recipes, it also affects the availability. The selection changes frequently as the chefs incorporate new, seasonal ingredients. On the downstairs level, the bar is a bit more consistent, although still inventive. In addition to the international assortment of wine and beer, the bartenders mix drinks that Creative Loafing Atlanta hailed as "some of the best cocktails in the city." These shaken and stirred concoctions are separated into categories that range from bright & dry to strong, rich & strange, and they occasionally feature nontraditional ingredients such as pine liqueur or garam masala. Although the food and drinks help keep spirits high, it's the live music that transforms the two stories of exposed brickwork, booths made of wooden slats, and soft industrial lighting into a lively neighborhood dwelling. Typically starting around 11 p.m., an ever-rotating lineup of DJs and bands performs throughout the week, energizing the crowds with anything from the raw, percussive fusion of African and Latin jazz-funk to globally-influenced psychedelic.

483 Edgewood Avenue Southeast
Atlanta,
GA
US

In spite of its name, Cellar 56 features more than 56 wines from grape-growing regions throughout the world. The emphasis is on accessibility, though; the bar helpfully sells a number of wines by the half glass, allowing guests to sample a variety of wines for a fraction of the price of a bottle. To make the selection even more accessible, reds and whites are divided into small groups by style. That means that tracking down anything from a crisp, grapefruit-tinged New Zealand sauvignon blanc to a spicy Italian primitivo is as simple as scanning the list. The seasonal food menu of tapas-style small plates demonstrates a similarly eclectic approach. Old-World flavors meet New World comfort in dishes such as the truffle-scented wild-mushroom finger sandwiches on toasted french baguettes. Guinness-braised short rib with whipped potatoes evokes memories of a home-cooked stew and the pan-seared salmon demonstrates a bit more refinement with its coriander-caper glaze. Cellar 56's main seating area seems more like a den than a dining room. Bottles fill the three racks that adorn one wall, presenting diners with a neatly arranged display of wines that stretches from the top of the booths to the ceiling. Dark wooden accents, earthen tiles, and warm lighting contribute to the inviting atmosphere at what CBS Atlanta called one of the Best Wine Bars in Atlanta in 2011.

56 E Andrews Dr NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

For more than 20 years, Carrie Heller's life has been a balancing act between honing her circus talents and helping others. Today, the licensed clinical social worker, a founding member of the American Youth Circus Organization, blends therapy methods with big-top techniques at the Circus Arts Institute, benefiting children and adults alike with mind- and body-benefiting acrobatics that send students swinging, twirling, and laughing through the air.

Carrie and her team of instructors acquaint students with circus-performance fundamentals using the trapeze, tight wire, Spanish web, and juggling balls. They bolster core and upper-body strength during Circus Arts Fitness workouts, which have been featured on CNN for their exciting approach to toning. For students with special needs, such as sensory challenges or ADD, they host Circus Arts Therapy classes. These sessions channel playful and positive energy as small groups learn to navigate circus equipment, enhancing their confidence, social skills, and physical coordination in a much more natural way than going on a handstand speed date.

206 Rogers St NE, Suite 214
Atlanta,
GA
US

Matt Janke dreamed of landing the perfect glass-blowing job. After moving to Atlanta in 1986, he realized there wasn't a single glass studio in town, granting his art a ready-made niche. After settling in, he returned to grad school, earning an MFA in glass with the intent to launch his own university program and ultimately procure his own space. By the time he graduated in 1992, Matt further honed his skills, stockpiled equipment, and, in 1996, opened his own studio and hired himself.

Beyond the perks of being his own boss, having his own studio affords Matt a great deal of creative freedom. He infuses all his handblown light fixtures, tumblers, and vases with the prismatic swirls of his signature style, in which precise lines and natural variations vie for attention across undulating surfaces. A downtown gallery space facilitates sales of these works.

But the studio has also fulfilled more than Matt's original goal of finding glass-blowing employment, going on to catalyze a glass-blowing community. From single apprentices in the early days, the studio is now a full-fledged classroom, with space for five instructors, a dozen students, and the kilns that must melt their glass until they each finish their training by capturing and taming a fire-breathing dragon.

659 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta,
GA
US

No one has ever trained for the lead in Swan Lake just to tighten their abs, but dancers, choreographers, and Atlanta Zumba Dance instructors Faaridah and Nahari both agree that it comes with the territory. That’s why they’ve channeled their experiences in the performing arts into a platform for dance-based fitness instruction. Faaridah was particularly drawn to Zumba because of her Caribbean and Hispanic heritage, and Nahari has been a student of Middle Eastern dances for nearly a decade, so their curriculum of Zumba and belly dancing was a natural fit.

Students can shed pounds and throw on their shiniest layer of sweat during Zumba classes, a 60-minute dance-based aerobic workout with easy-to-follow choreography performed to a soundtrack of Latin rhythms. The dance moves are an amalgam of styles that includes elements of salsa, cha-cha, merengue, flamenco, and tango. Classes at Atlanta Zumba Dance always begin with a warm-up, followed by intervals of faster and slower tempos. Visits conclude with a cool-down and stretch session. In addition to group classes, patrons may rent the studio for a private-lesson Zumba party or to spin around in an office chair without anyone telling them that they’ll get sick.

500 Bishop St NW
Atlanta,
GA
US

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