Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Annie On Tour, A Musical That Brings Families Together Through Laughter

Leapin' lizards, you are going to like it here!

Broadway in Atlanta 2016-17 season is proving to be one extremely successful. With Broadway-caliber, live performances for fabulous prices, rollicking musicals, family-friendly productions and classic plays, you can always count on them for great live theatre. 

We had a blast last night during the media night of Annie The Musical. This heartwarming musical brought smiles, laughter and happy tears to the audience. ‬Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie. The plot of the play begins in the depths of the 1930's with Annie, a fiery spunky young red-headed orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. 


Annie The Musical, was uplifting, crowd-pleasing, seriously funny, fabulously charming. We gave it 4.5 stars out of 5 for family friendliness. 

Family Night Out at The Atlanta Fair: Useful Tips and Tidbits For Your Next Visit


Every year we always take the kids to visit the Atlanta Fair so it's fair to say we have some useful tips and tidbits for your next visit.

Tip #1: Always, check the weather and follow Atlanta Fair on Twitter. In the case of bad weather, the fair can close abruptly. Also, if you are unfamiliar with the weather in Atlanta it can be 70 degrees by 4 pm and 40 degrees by 9 pm so dress comfortable, but take in consideration it will get breezy and cold at night depending on the day.


Tip #2: Fairs starts to get super crowded as soon as the sun starts setting down. If you have small children (or impatient teens that dislike having to wait) the best time to visit is at 1 pm. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

SWEEP World Premiere to play Aurora Theatre stage, February 10–March 5

Candice McLellan (left) plays Siri and Jasmine Ellis plays Luna in the world premiere comedy Sweep at Aurora Theatre. (Photo by Chris Bartelski.) 

Post-modern comedy to showcase the exploits of two “multiverse” hit women in imaginative tale

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Atlanta audiences are invited to step into a splintered world of strange imaginings as Aurora Theatre presents the world premiere of the femme fantasy story SWEEP, February 10 –March 5, 2017! The magical quest, written by rising Latina playwright Georgina Escobar, follows two sisters’ attempt at resetting history’s imperfections by hunting both biblical and modern-day targets through a set of alternate realities called the “multiverse.” Imaginative and adventure-filled, this zany, time-traveling escapade is a can’t-miss production for the New Year!

One of the most riveting facets of SWEEP is the exploration of the idea that history can be re-written to create different outcomes today,” said Abigail Vega, Director. “This fantastical thinking paired with an action-packed plot will entertain and captivate audiences, all while inviting them to experience an entirely new perspective on reality.”

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Fun Alert: Atlanta Fair to open its gates February 24 – April 2

Fair-goers are invited to experience new rides, delicious treats, entertainment and more! 

Come one, come all! Preparing for its annual return, the Atlanta Fair will open its gates Friday, February 24 – Sunday, April 2 or fun-seekers of all ages! Area residents in search of thrilling adventure, lively entertainment and fresh funnel cakes are encouraged to join the festivities, perfect for families and friends! As a special kick-off bonus, guests may purchase advance fair entrance fees only 50 cents until noon Friday, February 24!

WellStar to host Day of Dance 2017 on February 11 at Town Center at Cobb

Community invited to celebrate American Heart Month with interactive activities for all ages


In honor of American Heart Month, Town Center at Cobb will host the WellStar Day of Dance 2017 on Saturday, February 11 from 1-4 p.m.
During this FREE day of heart healthy activities, guests are invited to kick health into high gear with dancing, wellness demonstrations, and other family-friendly festivities. Heart health screenings and interactive “Ask the Expert” information booths will also be available for shoppers to learn more about taking action and living a balanced lifestyle.  

Summer Camps at the Atlanta History Center


HAVE A HISTORIC SUMMER! 

Sign up for a writing or history camp

We know it seems a long way until summer, but you know better than most that now is the time for parents to be planning the perfect summer camp experiences for their children. The Atlanta History Center, have been busily planning fun, engaging, smart Summer History Camps and Summer Writing Camps, both kicking off the week of June 5. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Atlanta Braves and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta team up at SunTrust Park for Hope and Will’s Sandlot


ATLANTA (February 2, 2017)—The Atlanta Braves today announced a multi-year relationship with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to bring exciting baseball-themed activities to SunTrust Park for the Braves’ youngest fans.

SunTrust Park will feature “Hope and Will’s Sandlot,” a large, kid-friendly area hosted by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta that will have the first-ever zip line and climbing tower inside a professional sporting venue. Visitors will be able to use the new Braves app to reserve a timeslot to access both of these attractions.


There also will be a batting cage and a variety of other interactive games in addition to kid-friendly food and merchandise. The Braves and Children’s will be bringing back a longtime tradition, and crowd-pleasing favorite for Braves families - kids running the bases after Sunday games.

Braves games have always been a fantastic family outing and SunTrust Park will feature an even larger space for baseball-themed, kids’ activities thanks to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,” said Derek Schiller, Braves president, business. “We are proud to continue our relationship with Children’s and are honored to help support their wonderful mission.”

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

5 Essential Ride-or-Die Apps For The Ultimate College Tour Road Trip

This post was inspired from our last college tour to University of Tennessee at Knoxville. 
Go Vols! 

Spring season is upon us and if you have a college-bound high school student like me, you know what that means. It's time to book the first campus tour of the year. 

Your bags are packed, your campus tour has been scheduled months in advance, you mapped out your route, and all the pit stops along the way. The only thing missing is to download all the must-have-apps to make sure your road trip doesn't end up in disaster. There are five categories of apps I like to keep on my on my phone, especially when I go on road trips. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Bluebird Patch Teens Spooktacular Guide To Halloween - Atlanta Edition


Haunted houses, escape games with live zombies, haunted forests and more! 

Autumn has always been my favorite season and with Halloween just around the corner, it adds lots of excitement into it. As we transition into the holiday season, we realize how much fun it can be to do things working up to these events. Halloween isn’t all about the free candy, it is about the experience you get from it as well. I think what I like the most about Halloween is the opportunity to have a fun night out with friends, have a good scare and laugh so hard until it hurts. I love going to Pumpkin Patches and I'm a total chicken when it comes to haunted houses, but this is the year, I decided to embrace my fears and go for it. So I made a list of the best and spookiest haunted houses, escape games, and cabins you can try this Halloween. I already have my eye on one that I can't wait to do this weekend!


Name of attraction: Netherworld Haunted House

What to expect: Netherworld is a walk-through haunted house filled in complete darkness. The famous haunted house includes special effects, creepy monsters, and terrifying actors. If you love to be scared, this is the place to go!
Place: 6624 Dawson Blvd, Norcross, GA
Date: Open September 23-November 4, 2016.
Time: Sunday-Thursday: 7:30-10:30 pm Friday and Saturday: 7:00-Midnight
Cost: September 23 and 24th and all Sundays – Thursdays except Halloween:
• All other Fridays & Saturday and Halloween:
• Speed Pass: $55 Any Night – Front of the line access to both MONSTERS & MELTDOWN

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Netherworld Helps Spread The Anti-Bullying Message With The ‘DON’T Be A Monster’ Campaign


Frankenstein and Friends Empower Young Teens to Take a Stand against Bullying


ATLANTA: The nationally-acclaimed seasonal attraction, NETHERWORLD Haunted House, has partnered for the fourth year with the “Don’t Be A Monster” anti-bullying campaign. The campaign begins at Atlanta area schools inviting students to enjoy engaging presentations from monsters and staff members of NETHERWORLD, while they discuss how to take a stand against bullying.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bert's Big Adventure Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Families!


Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families, is now accepting applications and nominations for children to join the magic on their 2017 trip! 

In order to qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, be diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness, and have never been to Walt Disney World®.



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