Free Advance Screening of Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM at MOA Tuesday


There are a limited number of tickets available to attend an advance screening of Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM tomorrow, 4/14, at Theatres at Mall of America at 7:00pm. Get your tickets HERE (while supplies last).

Ticketholders should plan to arrive early to secure their seats as the theater is overbooked to ensure full capacity.

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MONKEY KINGDOM opens in theatres everywhere on April 17th!

Get Complimentary Minneapolis Theatre Tickets!

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Goldstar is back with another Comp Train promotion featuring complimentary tickets to lots of fun events throughout the country. In Minneapolis, this means THEATRE TICKETS!  Yes, for our area there are several complimentary Minneapolis theatre tickets offers where are you have to pay is the ticket handling fee of $7.

Local events are These are the Men, Hollywoodland and This is Our Youth at The Southern Theater, A Drinking Game: Office Space and Phoenix Cabaret at the Phoenix Theatre, and The Importance of Being Earnest at Black Box Theater.

For just 48 hours, Goldstar is offering free tickets and since all you pay is a tiny service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but it’s usually just a couple bucks), the Comp Train is a great way to discover new events in our area and treat your plus one, a group of friends or even just yourself to something totally great — and totally unexpected.

Check out all the complimentary tickets HERE!

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Free Family and Toddler Flicks, Mall of America

howtotrainyourDragonFamily and Toddler Flicks are the free movies on Saturday and Tuesday mornings at the Mall of America.  This coming Saturday, March 28th at 10am will be “How to Train your Dragon 2”.  You can go here for more information or to check out other movies if this Saturday doesn’t work for you.   They don’t post the movies too far in advance though, so you might just have to check periodically and see what the free flick will be.


Coming on Tuesday March 31st at 11:30, the Toddler Free Flick will be “Yogi Bear”.   The link again to see future movies is here but I don’t see anything past March just yet.

Join the Theatres for Free Toddler Flicks every Tuesday after Toddler Tuesdays®. Enjoy a special $4 kids concession package including popcorn or a hot dog, crackers and juice pouch or water.





Macy’s Flower Show ART IN BLOOM Opens Sunday

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Tonight I had a sneak preview of the Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s Downtown Minneapolis 8th Floor Auditorium. I have to say that we are so lucky to be in one of the five cities where Macy’s puts on a flower show and that we have local Bachman’s to create the fabulous display.

This year’s theme is Art in Bloom with 11 gorgeous gardens each inspired by a different genre of art such as Impressionism, Abstract and Renaissance. This year they have also incorporated technology for a few special effects that add another dimension to the show. These include projected images on a replica of Michelangelo’s David via pixel mapping, a partnership with the Artista Impresso by JixiPix app, and more.


One of my photos “paintified” with JixiPix.


During the flower show there is also a full list of events including floral arranging and painting classes, the artist marketplace, Family Fun Day, cooking demos and more. I highly recommend the demo with Macy’s very own Chef Marie Hanson at noon on March 23. She is awesome! See the full list of events here.

When: March 22-April 4, 2015  Where: 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis  Tickets: Free  More

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Advance Screening of AMERICAN ODYSSEY with Free Pop and Popcorn

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You can attend an advance screening of the pilot episode of NBC’s new TV show AMERICAN ODYSSEY on 3/25 at Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park. The show isn’t set to premiere on NBC until 4/5 – so you’ll be among the first to see it. They will also be giving away free pop and popcorn coupons to all who gain admittance to the theater.

A unit of American soldiers is killed on the orders of the U.S. Government. Sergeant Odelle Ballard is the sole survivor and unwittingly finds herself at the center of a global cover-up. Now this determined soldier, wife and mother will do whatever it takes to expose the truth and find a way home. Alone and on the run, Odelle is hunted by enemies at home and abroad. With those who tried to kill her eager to finish the job, Odelle must find allies in unlikely places to make it out alive.

Series Premiere on NBC April 5th
Sundays at 10/9C

Download your passes HERE.

Free Advance Screening of DreamWorks HOME Saturday

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HOME from DreamWorks looks like it is going to be so cute! Not to mention the fact that one of my favorite TV actors, Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory voices the role of Oh, the alien.

When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.

There will be a FREE advance screening to see HOME this Saturday, March 21 at Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park at 10am. To download a family four pack of passes click HERE (while supplies last). Seating is based on first-come, first-served, so it is recommended to arrive early.



Minneapolis Macy’s Flower Show

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Enjoy the sights and smells of the Downtown Minneapolis Macy’s Flower Show.  The flower show is March 22nd through April 4th. This event is sure to get you in the mood for spring and summer. The smell of all the different plants and flowers along with the colors is breathtaking.  The actual event itself is free and no reservations are needed.  There are however, other events that coincide with the flower show and some do require reservations or only happen at specific times.  All the event information can be found here. 


To celebrate the arrival of spring, Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis transforms its eighth-floor auditorium into a giant, botanical extravaganza. The annual themed display combines blooms, landscaping, design and architecture for an artsy and whimsical garden tour.

When: March 22-April 4, 2015 Where: 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis Tickets: Free


Target Free Family Music Event March 7th

targetfreefamilymusic      Start the Music! Serenading Strings: Meet the String Family will be held March 7th, in downtown St. Paul. There are two time slots and although it is free, you should register ahead of time here.  If the March 7th concert does not fit in your schedule check out other events including one on April 11th.


Start the Music! is an exciting way to introduce a young listener to classical music. Before each 30-minute concert, crafts and games abound! Small hands and big imaginations will engage and delight in this program, specifically designed for families with children ages 3-6.
These concerts have general admission seating.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s popular Start the Music!, xplorchestra! and Family Concerts are FREE, thanks to generous support from Target.

Microsoft Store Mall of America Day of Fitness Thursday

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The holidays will soon be here. How about getting a head start on fitness before the season has officially started? You know we will be repeatedly tempted with all kinds of  treats and goodies over the next few months. It would probably be a good idea for us to start thinking about fitness NOW! You can get a little help and a fun jump start at the Microsoft Store at Mall of America this Thursday.

The Microsoft Store is hosting a fun fitness day this Thursday, October 30th, right before the biggest candy eating holiday of the year! Microsoft wants to help you with your health and fitness goals by staying active & fit through a fun Zumba class. Enjoy a fun, high energy workout and a chance to win great prizes! We all love prizes, right?

If you haven’t been to The Microsoft Store at Mall of America, it is fun to visit on ANY day, but this day of fitness will be extra fun. If you join in, be sure to Tweet along with us using the hashtag #FallFitness. I’ll be there and hope to see YOU there too!


FREE Showerheads and Faucet Aerators for CenterPoint Energy Customers

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CenterPoint Energy is offering free energy-saving showerheads and faucet aerators to help you reduce your energy usage and save money. The free showerheads and aerators are easy to install and designed to reduce your hot water use and lower energy costs without sacrificing comfort.

Showerheads are available in the finish of your choice, chrome or ivory
Kitchen and bathroom-style faucet aerators are available

Order up to three energy-saving showerheads and three faucet aerators at

This offer is available to only CenterPoint Energy residential natural gas heating customers.

You may receive a maximum of three showerheads and three faucet aerators per customer/household. Showerheads and aerators ordered in previous years count toward this limit. Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery. Complete installation instructions are included. Units fit most plumbing fixtures.

*Available only to CenterPoint Energy residential natural gas customers in Minnesota, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and the Texas communities of Texarkana, Wake Village, Red Water and Nash. (In Minnesota, non-heating customers are not eligible.)