September 29, 2015

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Groundbreaking

Yesterday at Great Lakes Crossing was the groundbreaking ceremony for the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan. While you can't get in on the action just yet, you will be able to help determine which Michigan buildings/landmarks should be constructed with LEGO bricks to be featured at the attraction through a Facebook vote. In fact, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan Facebook page will have many great contests while you wait for the grand opening!

As a Parent Brand Supporter I will bringing you lot of news, many great opportunities, and perhaps a give-away too, so stay tuned to the Ann Arbor Mom Facebook page as well as on the blog!

September 28, 2015

Alvin & The Chipmunks Live on Stage! [Ticket Give-Away]

Win tickets to see Alvin and The Chipmunks Live On Stage
when they come to Detroit October 30!

Twentieth Century Fox announced today that Alvin and The Chipmunks will be live on stage with a brand new, music-filled interactive show coming to the Fox Theatre. In Detroit there will be two performances Friday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The world’s most famous chipmunk trio – accompanied by the Chipettes – will delight fans of all ages with live performances that will feature world-class production, music, special effects and immersive interactivity to encourage audience participation. Based on the characters from the hit Twentieth Century Fox movies, the show will bring the music and excitement of a live rock concert to life as the Chipmunks perform hits by One Direction, Maroon 5, Christine Aguilera, Elvis Presley and more! Join Alvin, Simon and Theodore as they sing and dance their way across America en route to their big charity concert. From an “old school” breakdancing competition in Chicago, to a no- holds-barred food fight in New York City, and with the Chipettes along for the wild ride, Chipmunk fans from coast to coast will experience it all –LIVE on stage! For more information please visit,

Tickets are on sale now ($19, $25 and $40) and can be purchased at or

Want to win tickets to Alvin and the Chipmunks? Tell me which chipmunk (or Chipettes) is your child's favorite. A random winner will be drawn from all entries posted by midnight on September 30. Remember too, I must be able to contact the winner of the drawing!

September 26, 2015

Not Just for Kids Series at the Michigan Theater

Ann Arbor has some awesome entertainment options for live theatre, Of course as adults we know that, but did you know that the Michigan Theater has a Not Just for Kids series of events that happen throughout the year? Here is a run down of the season so that families can plan ahead.

Dog Loves Books
Sat. Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Recommended for grades K-2

Ariel, Zoey & Eli
Sat. Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
For all ages!

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School
Sat. Feb. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Recommended for grades K – 5

Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
Sun. Apr. 10 at 1:30 p.m.
Recommended for grades K – 4

Sat. May 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Recommended for grades K – 4

The Not Just For Kids series is live musical theater presented five times a year at the Michigan Theater.  It’s a great way to introduce kids to live theater (no video screens) through the books they love.  It’s affordable entertainment too, with tickets just $10 for Michigan Theater members and $12 for non-members.

Want to check out the first show of the season? One random reader will receive a family (4) pack of tickets to the October 3 performance of Dog Loves Books just by commenting below on what theater means to your family. A winner will be chosen from all entries submitted by midnight October 1st!

Good luck!

September 14, 2015

Win Tickets to See The Wiggles!

Want to win a family (4) pack of tickets to see The Wiggles on October 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.? Read on for details on winning this prize pack valued at $98.

The tickets will be placed at will call in the Fox Box Office for pickup when you and/or your winner arrive for the show.  Please send me a link to your post once the giveaway is up and running, as well as your winner's name once you have it.

Below are the copy and image you may use on your blog for the promotion.

September 14-18

The Wiggles, will return to the U.S. this fall with their incomparable brand of preschool entertainment for their “Rock & Roll Preschool” tour. Ready to once again delight families at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 11 at 1:00 p.m., they will be touring in support of their brand new CD and DVD, Rock & Roll Preschool, as well as a new season of their hit TV series airing on Hulu.

Tickets ($18, $24.50, $34.50 and $60) are on sale now and can be purchased at,  The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices,and at all Ticketmaster locations and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000.  Discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 313-471-3099. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611.

Don’t want to miss your chance to see this highly entertaining quartet? Just for Ann Arbor Mom readers, tell us about your best Wiggles moment in the comments below. A random entry from all comments posted by midnight, September 18, will be chosen to win (4) free tickets to see the Wiggles!  

September 3, 2015

Free Movies: Fall 2015

See free movies at Goodrich Theaters Sept 12-Nov. 8.

Attention families, free movies are back! On weekends September 12 through November 8 at Goodrich Quality Theaters (Canton Cinema - 43555 Ford Rd., Canton and Quality 16 - 3686 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor) at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., the entire family can enjoy a free movie once they register for the FMG club. Tickets are first come, first serve and plan on an intermission with every show, otherwise everyone gets in free!

The schedule is as follows:
  • 9/12-13: Penguins
  •  9/19-20: The Spongebob Movie 
  • 9/26-27: Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
  • 10/3-4: Home 
  •  10/10-11: Annie 
  • 10/17-18: The Nut Job
  • 10/24-25: Night at the Museum Secret Tomb
  • 10/31-11/1: Minions
  •  11/7-8: Shawn the Sheep Movie