What Will the Center for Puppetry Arts Expansion Look Like?
The new exhibit space will be very modern looking but will be inclusive of the original Center for Puppetry Arts building which originally housed the Spring Street Elementary School.
The new exhibit space will feature expanded versions of beloved exhibits and new exhibits including a replica of Jim Henson’s office.
As seen from a pedestrian view, these screenshots from the Center for Puppetry Arts website give a better view of what you can expect when you visit in 2015.
all images courtesy of the Center for Puppetry Arts
8 Facts About the Center for Puppetry Arts Expansion
- The Center will expand at it’s current Spring Street location.
- Construction will begin in 2014 and run through 2015.
- The original Center building- the converted brick school, is part of the plans and will still be part of the Center.
- Once the expansion opens to the public, visitors will still enter the complex from the rear and reach the museum expansion through the atrium.
- The expansion will include a replica of Jim Henson’s office tentatively titled “The Worlds of Jim Henson.”
- Set to open in 2015, the new space will feature expanded exhibit areas for the current Global Collection and the Jim Henson Collection.
- New exhibitions will be “immersive and interactive, allowing guests of all ages to explore puppetry in unique ways, challenging preconceptions and giving a new appreciation of the global scope and universal power of the art form.”
- As part of the expansion, the Center will be “protecting and preserving hundreds of international and Henson treasures for future generations to enjoy and understand.”
Click here to see pictures of the expansion.
Fernbank Museum Announces New Ticket Prices
Effective immediately there are new ticket prices for various ticketing options at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The entire ticketing structure at the museum is now as follows:
MUSEUM ADMISSION (includes special exhibitions)
- Adults: $18
- Students and Seniors (62+) with ID: $17
- Children ages 3-12: $16
- Children ages 2 and younger: FREE
- Museum Members: FREE
IMAX® FILM TICKETS (No change in pricing)
- Adults: $13
- Students and Seniors: $12
- Children (3-12): $11
- Children (2 and younger): FREE (must sit on parent’s lap if seating is limited)
- Museum Members: $8
VALUE PASS TICKETS (includes museum admission and one IMAX film)
- Adults: $26
- Students and Seniors: $24
- Children (3-12): $22
- Children (2 and younger): FREE (IMAX seating is on a space-available basis)
- Museum Members: $8
Martinis & IMAX (Friday nights)
- Cover Charge for Non-Members: $8
- Cover Charge for Members: Free
- Film Tickets for Non-Members: $13 (includes FREE cover charge)
- Film Tickets for Members: $8
Visit www.fernbankmuseum.org for more tickets options.
image courtesy of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History
$5 Kids Tennis Night at Concourse Athletic Club
Last month we did the 12 Days of Fitness for the Southern Beauty Blog and got very acquainted with the Concourse Athletic Club facilities. Now, the Dunwoody fitness club is offering Kids Tennis Nights that we think you’ll want to have your family take advantage of.
Celebrate 15 Days of Chinese New Year at Doc Chey’s Noodle House
Doc Chey’s Noodle House is known for their giving spirit and to kick off the new year right, they will celebrate the 15 Days of Chinese New Year giving patrons food and beverage specials while giving donations to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Running January 31- February 14 and sponsored by Monday Night Brewing’s “Fu Manbrew,” the celebration will feature food and beverage specials benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB), exciting giveaways and live entertainment at Doc Chey’s Noodle House’s three Atlanta area locations.
How can you fill your belly and ACFB’s shelves at the same time? Guests who enjoy festive specials including the Dragon Bowl, Rishi hot tea and Monday Night Brewing’s Fu Manbrew and when one is ordered, Doc Chey’s will donate a portion of the proceeds to the ACFB.
Want to help more? Bring some canned goods with you to lunch or dinner at any Doc Chey’s location and the restaurant will make sure they get to the ACFB.
Locations include Emory Village (404.378.8188), Grant Park (404.688.4238) and Virginia Highland (404.888.0777) in Atlanta. For more information, please visit www.doccheys.com.
image courtesy of Doc Chey’s Noodle House
January Showers… Bring March Flowers?
Thanks in no small part to all the rain we’ve been having, this spring, the Atlanta Botanical Garden will be blooming with over 61,000 new bulbs that have been planted over the winter.
What will you see when you visit before pollen season really amps up? According to the Garden:
- Look for tulips such as electrifying pink ‘The Cure’, sunshine yellow ‘Big Smile’, creamy ‘Maureen’, and sherbet orange ‘Daydream’, to name a few of the old standbys.
- Tequila Sunrise tulip mix has long been a favorite, but ‘Tequila Sunrise’ tulip promises to wow visitors with a mix of cream, yellow, orange, and red all in the same flower.
- Spring Pink Blend with its beautiful array of long-lasting pinks, while the rousing pink ‘Niigata’ will make its debut in the Rose Garden and Edible Garden.
- Blazing across the bridge, ‘Banja Luka’ is a striking yellow tulip flamed with red.
- The new colors popping up will be dominated by pinks, purples and oranges, during the fourth annual bulb show.
The best part? It’s all part of a master plan. No, not a sinister Dr. Evil master plan but instead part of the 2010 “bulb master plan” which was created “to unify the entire Garden with gorgeous perennial and annual spring bulb displays. Since then, daffodils have been added nearly every year, and other perennial bulbs such as starflowers, camass, and species tulips are periodically planted as well.”
Restaurant Healthy Eating: Tin Lizzy’s Cantina
It’s not all about their queso and margaritas at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina even though they are decidedly delicious. Tin Lizzy’s also gives diners heart-healthy options. Denoted on the menu with a heart, the veggie taco, filled with veggie rice, black beans, grilled onions and peppers and creamy avocado sauce, and the fiesta chicken taco with grilled chicken, corn, black beans, onions, tomatoes and cilantro on a wheat tortilla are just two of the many healthy items on the menu.
What’s even better? You don’t have to figure out parking at the Buckhead location to get your fix. There are new Tin Lizzy’s locations at Emory Point and Mall of Georgia joining the Buckhead and Midtown locations. For more information about the menu and hours visit tinlizzyscantina.com.
photo courtesy of Tin Lizzy’s Cantina