Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fernbank Museum Announces 90 Days of Dinosaurs

Featuring Activities, Discounts, Special Features and Celebrations All Summer Long!

Fernbank Museum is packing 90 Days of Dinosaurs into this summer’s line-up, combining exhibitions, IMAX® films, events, activities and all things dinosaur into a daily opportunity to celebrate the most popular creatures of prehistoric time. Every day from May 25 through August 22, 2009 will feature a different way to explore more about dinosaurs at Fernbank. Special promotions will also allow visitors to earn “Dinosaur Dollars” that can be redeemed for prizes.

Fernbank’s 90 Days of Dinosaurs kicks off on Memorial Day. Highlights include the grand opening of Fernbank’s new Dinosaur Plaza on May 30, and the Dinosaur Birthday Bash, which concludes the dinosaur festival on August 22. Every day in between features such highlights as Museum Overnights, Stegosaur Patio Picnics, “Rex in the City” exhibition hours during Martinis & IMAX®, scavenger hunts, prehistoric researcher talks, special activities in the Naturalist Center, money-saving Dino Discounts, games, Weekend Wonders “Dino Lab,” the Lost Oasis 2009: Jurassic Jam fundraiser, puppet shows, Dinosaur Dress Code, and more.

“The summer months are a perfect opportunity for Fernbank to fill the long, hot days with a celebration of exciting and engaging activities for children, adults and families,” said Kristy Richardson, Family Programs Specialist at Fernbank Museum. “Dinosaurs capture the imagination, and people always want more! After a few weeks of being on summer vacation, people tend to think there is nothing left to do, so we’re providing a daily dose of dinosaurs to allow visitors to come back again and again—and always enjoy a new experience.”

Activities are developed to provide something for everyone, from toddler-friendly Weekend Wonders to the young professionals’ fundraising party, Jurassic Jam, and from a Father’s Day picnic to children’s overnight opportunities.

Fernbank will also continue its special exhibition Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries and the IMAX® film Dinosaurs Alive through August 16. Fernbank Museum’s permanent exhibition Giants of the Mesozoic features the world’s largest dinosaurs, and the permanent exhibition A Walk Through Time in Georgia reveals a time when dinosaurs roamed our region.

Fernbank Museum will list the daily activities at www.fernbankmuseum.org. Most activities are included with Museum admission. Fernbank Museum is located at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta. Visitor information is available on the Web site or by calling 404.929.6300.
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Miami-Based DJ What! Hits Halo on Saturday, April 25

Beginning at 10 p.m.; $5 Admission for Ages 21+

HALO, Midtown’s preeminent luxury bar and lounge, presents DJ What! on Saturday, April 25 beginning at 10 p.m. The Miami-based DJ What!, who currently holds residencies at Mansion and Hotel Sagamore in South Beach, is known for his infectious beats and crowd-pleasing variety of music. Admission is $5 for ages 21+ with a valid I.D.

DJ What!’s sets continually surprise and delight audiences in Miami and beyond. Influenced by the 70s R & B and duwop of his childhood, his performances reflect his diverse musical inspirations and inclinations. Never one to play the tired club hits, DJ What! mixes original tunes with old school hits and infuses his sets with layers of hip hop, R & B, Rock ‘n’ Roll, funk, and pop. DJ What! has dazzled audiences at Skybar, Prive, SET, Mynt, Cameo, Vice, BED, and Snatch in South Beach and rocked club goers in New York at 1oak, Butter, Lotus, Marquee, Home, and Kane. DJ What! also has the distinct honor of being the premier DJ at 2007’s International Turks and Caicos Film Festival. Visit www.djwhat.net for more information.

HALO is open Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. There is no cover charge before 10 p.m. Convenient and affordable covered parking for only $5 is located at the Biltmore Parking Garage, which can be accessed from both Cypress and 6th Streets. Door-front valet parking will be available in coming weeks.

Located at 817 W. Peachtree St NW in Midtown Atlanta, Georgia, the entrance to HALO is on 6th Street between W. Peachtree and Cypress Streets. Contact HALO at 404.962.7333, info@halolounge.com, or visit www.halolounge.com.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Free Turkey Legs and More at Georgia Renaissance Festival

The Georgia Renaissance Festival is combating the tough economy with huge budget friendly discounts! No time in the history of the festival has there been so many ways to SAVE! Your family can still have all the fun of a theme park adventure, right here close to home and for a price that can’t be beat!

There are new budget friendly savings every weekend ranging from 2-4-1 admissions, to FREE turkey legs, FREE kids admissions and more!

The Georgia Renaissance Festival is making a full day of adventure even more affordable. Check weekly for information on our variety of deep discounts and our special theme weekends at http://www.GeorgiaRenaissanceFestival.com

The Georgia Renaissance Festival is close and convenient and located just 5 minutes south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on I-85. Take Exit 61- Peachtree City / Fairburn and follow the signs. Regularly priced tickets include tax and are available at the festival box office. Adults $19.95, senior 60+ $17.95, Youth ages 6-12 $8.95, 5 years of age and under get in FREE. For more information call the Festival Hot Line (770) 964-8575.
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Bodies... The Exhibition and Dialog in the Dark Extend Atlanta Run

Blockbuster Exhibitions to Remain at the Premier Exhibition Center Through the Beginning of 2010

Due to the tremendous response and sell-out crowds at the Premier Exhibition Center in Atlantic Station organizers have extended the Atlanta run of BODIES . . . The Exhibition and Dialog in the Dark until January 3, 2010. Initially slated to close in March, both Exhibitions have become “must see” experiences amongst Atlanta’s leading attractions.

In a pairing unique to Atlanta, the Exhibitions offer unprecedented educational opportunities that empower and challenge a variety of audiences, ranging from school groups to families. With tens of thousands of visitors thus far, organizers strongly encourage individuals to purchase advance tickets to avoid long lines.

“In three hours I made a commitment to lead a healthier life and understand another’s path just a little bit better. These exhibitions are something I will never forget, that have encouraged me to look at life a bit differently, while enjoying unique quality time with my family,” states Marie Tipany of Cobb County.

“If you haven’t seen Dialog in the Dark you need to go, immediately. This Exhibition, my guide and my group was incredibly fun and thrilling. However, the minute I left I began to think, anything that makes you stop and recognize important details in life is worth it,” states Eric Sullivan of Fulton County.

BODIES . . . The Exhibition includes more than 250 real human body specimens and organs, providing visitors an up-close look at a journey through their own body and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Educators have hailed BODIES…The Exhibition as an invaluable tool in teaching students about anatomy, biology, general science and health. Ticket prices are $24 Adult, $22 Senior (65+)/Military/College student w/ID, $16 Children (4-12) and the operating hours are from 9am – 8pm, 7 days a week.

Dialog in the Dark, a groundbreaking Exhibition where guides who are visually impaired take visitors on a life changing journey in complete darkness, continues to cater to sell-out crowds. The Exhibition seeks to immerse visitors in exploration of their senses by placing them in familiar everyday environments and challenging them to perform tasks without the use of their sight, encouraging teamwork, trust and understanding. Ticket prices are $24 Adults, $22 Seniors (65+)/Military/College Student w/ ID, $16 Children (4-12) and Exhibition Center hours are from 9am – 8pm, 7 days a week.

The Premier Exhibition Center is a 22,000 square-foot venue located in Atlantic Station, and is open from 9am to 8pm, 7 days a week. Tickets to BODIES . . . The Exhibition are available at the box office or by visiting www.bodiestickets.com. Tickets to Dialog in the Dark are available at the box office or by visiting www.dialogtickets.com.
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