AMP tickets to see Styx in concert and dinner at Newk’s

styx 690Even people who aren’t children of the 80s have to admit. Some of the 80s music stands the test of time, and music by the band Styx definitely falls into that timeless category. (They were the first band to earn four triple-platinum albums in a row.) That’s why we are SO excited to send one lucky local mom and her date to the Styx concert on September 1st. She’ll be rocking out to songs like “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Show Me The Way,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Renegade,” and “The Best of Times.”

These two concert tickets are for chair seats (not the lawn) at the Walmart AMP for September 1, 2016. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30 p.m.Newk's_Eatery_Logo

We’re pairing the concert tickets with dinner gift cards at one of our new favorite places to eat in Rogers. Newk’s Eatery, which is located within walking distance of the Walmart AMP, has won us over with its big menu, incredible soups, gourmet sandwiches, thin-crust pizzas, and don’t get us started on the amazing pasta salad. Love it. (We also give it a thumbs-up for the sweet tea!)

We haven’t had anything at Newk’s that we didn’t like, but one of our favorites is the Pesto Chicken Sandwich with a side of pasta salad. (The Broccoli Cheese soup is also pretty spectacular, and plenty of people go nuts for Newk’s famous mac & cheese.) This week’s giveaway winner will also receive two gift cards which will get you two free dinner entrees at Newk’s, which you can use anytime or right before the Styx concert.

Speaking of the concert, here’s a clip of one of our favorite Styx songs, “Lady.”

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win this package, just click HERE or click on the word “comments” (right under the headline of this post) and scroll down to the bottom of the comments posted by other moms. Then post a comment telling us your favorite Styx song (or favorite thing to eat at Newk’s)!

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

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Northwest Arkansas Date Night ideas

cccAre you in a Date Night rut?

Dinner, movie, home. Repeat.

Well, we just found out about some cool Friday Date Night adventures happening at the Community Creative Center, one of our Summer Camp Guide sponsors. CCC is at Nadine Baum Studios just down the street from Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. It’s a beautiful space and they always seem to have something fun going on. That place is hoppin’!

Coming up THIS FRIDAY night, couples will be making mosaics. You start with the shape of Arkansas and fill in with your favorite embellishments. Each person will make their own, plus the price of $70 includes a glass of wine for each.

Click here to read more about the Mosaics Date Night.

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Coming up on Friday, May 13, Community Creative Center will host a Date Night called “Love, Luck and Lanterns.” Couples will create beautiful outdoor lanterns out of clay.

Click here to read more about the Love, Luck and Lanterns Date Night.

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In addition to all the regular kid and adult art classes, CCC also has family events on the weekends.

Coming up at Community Creative Center:

Super Saturday – Functional Mud (Ages 6 & Up) $25, April 30

Bring your child in on this Saturday morning for a class that will teach them how to make something out of clay that they can use! Not only will their clay be functional, it will be fun.

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Super Saturday – Painting Outside (Ages 6 & Up) $25, May 14

Painting Outside is a class that will allow young artists to experience the outside world as they create a ‘nature inspired’ work of art.

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There are also some upcoming Friday night family events at CCC! CLICK HERE if you’d like to see what CCC has going on this summer for kids!

Giveaway: Tickets to Beauty & the Beast Musical at Walton Arts Center

Mamas, this is one of our FAVORITE giveaways so far this year. We’re giving one lucky mom FOUR tickets to see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Broadway Musical at the Walton Arts Center on May 6, 2016. We’re pairing those show tickets with the best pizza in town — U.S. Pizza — and a $30 gift card to use while you’re there.

ABOUT THE SHOW: When it comes to this show, we’re biased because we think Belle is one of the best Disney princesses ever. Maybe it’s because she’s a book nerd, just like us. Maybe it’s that gorgeous yellow gown she wears. Maybe it’s because she sees the BeautyBeastbeauty in things and in people, even when they’re acting beastly.

I saw this Broadway musical with my daughter in 2010, the first time it came to Walton Arts Center. She was 4 years old at the time, and it was her very first trip to the theater. I will NEVER forget the look on her face when the curtain went up and one of her favorite movies came to life on stage with real people. For her, that moment was pure magic. She instantly became a theater lover, and she jumps at the chance to go back to Walton Arts Center to see another show. If your kids haven’t been to a show before, this is the perfect one to get them started.

The show is based on the Academy Award®-winning animated feature film, and it is an eye-popping spectacle that has won the hearts of more than 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

ABOUT THE FOOD: We love U.S. Pizza! It’s right on Dickson Street — just down the street from Walton Arts Center — USpizzaand they have parking right outside the doors. Of course, the pizzas/salads/sandwiches are amazing.

U.S. Pizza is seriously a Fayetteville legend and we know you’ll love it!

chip beauty and the beastHOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see this show, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about your favorite scene (or song) from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. (We kinda love the little teacup named Chip, and the Be Our Guest song is also a favorite.)

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

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BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can bellegive you proper credit.

If you don’t want to miss out on getting tickets (and this show almost always sells out), CLICK HERE to buy them now. The show runs May 6-8. We’ll choose a winner on Friday so watch your inbox. Good luck!

Giveaway: Bridges of Madison County at Walton Arts Center

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If you loved the novel or the blockbuster movie by the same name, you’re going to love seeing The Bridges of Madison County as a Broadway musical.

This Tony Award-winning musical is the perfect date night or Girls Night Out. We’ve got two tickets for one lucky mama for opening night of the show on April 19th.

ABOUT THE SHOW: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. The show will run April 19th through the 24th.

With gorgeous, soulful music that the Daily News hails as “one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade,” THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY is the unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.

WAC_BridgesHOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see this show, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about something you’d find romantic.

An Italian vacation? Tulips (or your favorite flower) delivered to you at work? A love letter from your significant other? A loving gesture like your honey cleaning the whole house while you’re gone for the day? We all spell romance a little differently! Ha!

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

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Our newsletter subscribers get access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more. It’s delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss anything awesome. CLICK HERE to sign up. We won’t fill your inbox with info, no worries. We only send out newsletters when there’s something in it for you — and we know you’ll be interested in hearing about it.

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

CLICK HERE if you want to buy tickets to see the Bridges of Madison County now. We’ll choose a winner on Friday. Good luck, mamas!

Giveaway: Tickets to see “Love That Dog” at Walton Arts Center

LoveThatDog_266x375Happy Monday, mamas!

We’ve got something fun to give away today: Tickets to see Love That Dog at Walton Arts Center! Two mamas will each win 4 tickets to the show on Sunday, April 3rd.

Speaking of dogs, did you know that Hammontree’s (home of the most delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in Northwest Arkansas) also serves gourmet hot dogs? Since the theater show is all about dogs, we’re also hooking up the winner of the show tickets to Hammontree’s with a $15 gift card.

hammontrees-logoSome of Hammontree’s famous gourmet dogs include the Chicago Dog, Aloha Dog, Shroom Dog and the Amigo Dog. (You can even order a vegetarian or vegan gourmet hot dog!) Click here to see the other options on their menu.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher Ms. Stretchberry won’t stop giving her class poetry assignments – and Jack can’t avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say.

Adapted from acclaimed author Sharon Creech’s book of free-verse poems, Love That Dog tells the story of how Jack finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper and of course, a dog.

Best for ages 8+ and tickets are just $8!

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see this show, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about a cool piece of art work your kids created — or an awesome school assignment — that you just can’t throw away.

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week.

Our newsletter subscribers get access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more. It’s delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss anything awesome. CLICK HERE to sign up. We won’t fill your inbox with info, no worries. We only send out newsletters when there’s something in it for you — and we know you’ll be interested in hearing about it.

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

CLICK HERE if you want to buy Love That Dog tickets now. We’ll choose a winner on Wednesday this time since the show is on Sunday. Good luck!