Bust out of the Bubble during Spring Break

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Many will spend weeks, even months, anticipating and planning their annual spring break excursion. Others will arrive at the Friday before and simply be thankful for a week without classes and the chance to relax.

Regardless, it’s five days, from March 18 to 22, to unwind and break away from the rigidity of the college schedule. For those staying in town, it’s a chance to explore parts of campus or the city that there isn’t usually time to enjoy.

Providing educational discounts at places such as Zoo Atlanta, the Woodruff Arts Center, most movie theaters, and, of course, Tech athletics, the BuzzCard can facilitate some of that exploration. And for those on a limited budget, there are plenty of additional entertainment options nearby.

All Week:

  • CRC on Spring Break Contest (Free): This Campus Recreation Center (CRC) contest is for students who photograph themselves wearing a CRC shirt during spring break and send it to The winner will be determined through “likes” on the CRC’s Facebook page and receive a prize pack that includes an iPod Nano.
  • Phoenix Flies (Free): This annual series, hosted by the Atlanta Preservation Center, offers free tours and events at historic places throughout the city.
  • Turner Field Tours ($5): During March, tours of the ballpark and Braves Museum and Hall of Fame are conducted every hour from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

Friday, March 15:

  • Start of Atlanta Film Festival ($10): This annual festival runs through March 24 and gives attendees their fill of independent film. Most films will be shown at the Plaza Theatre on Ponce de Leon Avenue, while a few will be shown at other nearby locations.

Saturday, March 16:

Sunday, March 17:

Tuesday, March 19:

Wednesday, March 20:

Thursday, March 21:

  • Improv Revolution at Dad’s Garage ($6): This night of adult humor takes place in the Inman Park neighborhood. Tickets are $12 but sold at 50 percent off to students who present their BuzzCard.

Friday, March 22:

Saturday, March 23:

  • Sean Curran ($10 for students): Tech’s artist-in-residence will host his Atlanta premiere at the Ferst Center.

Sunday, March 24:



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