If you want “Moore” you can get it with a discount through August at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Moore in America, the largest outdoor exhibition of British artist Henry Moore’s sculptures ever presented in North America, can be seen at a reduced price.
Visitors will receive a $3 coupon off the regular $15 adult admission price on Thursday nights, when the Garden is open for Cocktails in the Garden. The event pairs a specialty drink with a featured plant.
Those who pay full admission to the Garden on Thursday nights can return during the day and get $5 off the admission price.
Free National Black Arts Festival Children’s event
AJC writer Howard Pousner has written about a book giveaway as part of the 40th annual Coretta Scott King Book Awards. In conjunction with the National Black Arts Festival, this giveaway surrounds a host of free children’s activities this Wednesday, including a reading by Atlanta master storyteller Mama Koku. You don’t want to miss this event.
Every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m., Octane holds a free beer tasting. This week’s tasting is Sierra Nevada, followed by Dominion on Aug. 5. Octane is located at 1009-B Marietta St., N.W., Atlanta. They also have $2 draft nights on Thursday.
Other Beer deals:
A check of the weather tells me there’s a pretty good chance of rain most of the week. What does that have to do with beer? Well, Park Tavern continues its $1 beer special when it rains out. Enough said.
Peachtree Tavern also has $1 draft beer on Tuesdays.
On Thursday, stop by the Cheesecake Factory — yes, it’s National Cheesecake Day — for 50 percent off any slice of cheesecake. This is a dine-in special only.
More discounts at the Fox
If you can’t make it out to the Fox Theatre for 42nd Street tomorrow or Wednesday when tickets are 50 percent off when purchased at Publix Ticketmaster locations, you can still save $10 on Thursday night’s show with a coupon on Valpak.com. The same deal applies to Opening Night of Grease on Aug. 7. There’s a $10 coupon in Valpak, or you can get 50 percent off the ticket price for the Aug. 11 and Aug. 12 shows with tickets purchased at Publix. AJC.com blogger Rodney Ho reports that Jerry Springer will star in Chicago, and the opening Tuesday-Wednesday night shows Sept. 8-9 are half-off at Publix.
Wine and Dine: Restaurant Week(s)
Remember Restaurant Week through Aug. 9 downtown. Of course, not all good eats are inside the perimeter. Restaurant Week in Gwinnett features some of my favorites as well. The three-course meal comes for $21.21 per person and is today through Thursday.
Celebrating the Bulldogs
Georgia sports beat writer Tim Tucker brings to our attention a free event tonight for all Bulldogs fans.
The Greater Atlanta Bulldog Clubs’ annual “Celebration of Georgia Athletics” event is tonight at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Social at 6 p.m.; program at 7 p.m.; free admission. On the program: Damon Evans, Richt, Mark Fox, gymnastics coach Jay Clark and equestrian coach Meghan Boenig. Should be fun.
I contend that birthday parties are best when food is involved. Apparently, the folks over at The Counter in Roswell are with me. It’s the upscale hamburger joint’s first birthday on July 29 and to celebrate the restaurant is giving away one free mini burger and fries to all customers who stop by and wish them a Happy Birthday. The Counter is at 850 Mansell Rd., and the mini burgers are available from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Free Ice Cream
July is almost behind us. That means National Ice Cream month is almost over, also. Snatch this buy one, get one free coupon up for a cone at Bruster’s in Dunwoody. The coupon is good through the end of August. For another creamy ice cream treat, print out the Buy one, get one free Sundaes on Mondays coupon from Ben & Jerry’s.
School supplies of the day
Every teacher I’ve talked to about school supplies insists that you shouldn’t cut corners on crayons. So, here’s a good deal on Crayola crayons from Wal-Mart. For 25 cents, get a 24-pack of Crayola crayons. Also for a quarter, buy the 2-pack of Elmers glue sticks.
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