Giveaway: A “magical” night on Dickson Street

OK, have you had one of those weeks? Do you really, REALLY need to lol? We’ve got just the thing! Two tickets to see Australian Magician of the Year James Galea at Walton Arts Center and dinner at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant!

The show will be at Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater on Friday Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. James is back in NWA for one night only (and we can’t help but notice he’s easy on the eyes)! Tickets are $26, so this date night (or girls’ night out) is worth more than $75.

ABOUT THE SHOW:Β  James Galea is vastly different from the stereotypical ‘pull a rabbit out of a hat’ magician — he breathes new life into the dying art of magic and trades the traditional rigid tuxedo and stiff top hat for a pair of sneakers, jeans and a t-shirt.

Described as “energetic and effortlessly cool”, James presents the art of magic with a wicked sense of humor. He’s apparently a pro at disarming audiences with his youthful charm and astonishing them with his talent.

Galea is in constant demand in the United States and Australia, frequent television and radio appearances (including The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Morning’s with Kerri-Anne, Ellen’s Somewhat Special Special, The Footy Show, 9am with David & Kim, NOVA, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala) and his own series for the Nine Network (Urban Magic) have seen James in constant demand not only in his home country but internationally both in the corporate arena and as a headliner world-wide, performing at the Flamingo Las Vegas and Hollywood’s legendary Magic Castle.

ABOUT THE FOOD: Shannon swears she could drink Jose’s Mexican Restaurant’s salsa, she likes it so much. The cheese dip is also delish, not to mention the chicken enchiladas, but, hey, those are our favorites! Click here to see the menu and make your own choices. The Fayetteville location recently moved the bar that’s in the back of the restaurant closer to the front, so that’s a fun development.

We love that kids eat free all day on Sundays and that the restaurant has a revolving exhibit of local youngsters’ art on display behind the front desk. They also have karaoke on Wednesday nights if you like to belt out the tunes in front of your friends. There’s always something fun going on there, including live music.

HOW TO ENTER: It’s easy! Just click on the comment button below and tell us a joke! It can be your kid’s favorite knock-knock joke or one you’ve always remembered from a movie. This way we can get the laughter started immediately!

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: To increase your chances of winning the magic show tickets and dinner out, just send an email about the giveaway to your friends and be sure to put on the CC line of your note. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell!

For more information about James Galea, CLICK HERE or contact the Walton Arts Center Box Office by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting


  1. Why can’t animals at the zoo take tests?….There are too many cheetahs! My daughter told me this one the other day.

  2. One of my daughter’s favorites to tell… Why did the golfer take an extra pair of pants to the course??? In case he got a hole in one:)

  3. If a child refuses to take a nap during the day are they guilty of resisting a rest?

  4. A Florida fan, an Alabama fan, and an Arkansas fan were climbing a mountain and arguing about who loves their team the most. The Florida fan insisted that he was the most loyal. “This is for Florida!” he yelled and jumped off the mountain. Not to be outdone, the Arkansas fan was the next to profess his love for his team. He yelled, “This is for the Hogs!” And he pushed the Alabama fan off the mountain.

  5. Knock knock.
    Who’s there?
    Doris who?
    Doris locked, that’s why I’m knocking!

  6. Why did the chicken cross the road?

    Do get to the magic show!

    Ha! Made that one up on the spot! πŸ™‚

  7. Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    Banana. Banana who?
    Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    Banana. Banana who?
    Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    Orange. Orange who?
    Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

  8. courtesy of husband who is always so gracious to grant me a girl’s night out:

    Did you hear about the lawnmower that wouldn’t start?

    No. What happened?

    It got all choked up.


  9. Knock Knock
    Who’s there?
    Boo Who?
    Please don’t cry!!

    Thats my kids favorite joke!

    My hubby and I could really use a night out and my birthday is on September 18th!!!

  10. I can never remember jokes no matter how hard I laugh at them. However this one from my 8 year old nephew has stuck w/me:

    How do you wake up Lady Gaga?

    Poke her face. HA!

    Man my hubby and I really need a night out together. Fingers crossed!

  11. my eldest lovessss making old jokes so this one is not a joke but it was really funny!!!! She’s now 16 she said this when she was turning 6

    Me: Amanda what do you want for your birthday this year?
    Amanda: My Little Pony
    Me: Oh! I played w/ My Little Pony when I was your age.
    Amanda: They had My Little Pony all the way back then?????

    I about died!!!!!

  12. How do crazy people go through the
    …..They take the psycho path!

    Our 5 year wedding anniversary is the 10th. With 2 young children- we almost never get a night out!

  13. Wow, that sounds great! I’d love a date night with my hubby! πŸ™‚ Here’s my really lame joke:

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Lettuce who?
    Lettuce out, it’s cold in here!

    Bwahahahaha! πŸ™‚

  14. A silly breastfeeding kind of joke…..

    What kind of bees make milk?

    Boo-bees! πŸ™‚

  15. Our favorite joke at our house is

    Knock, knock.
    Who’s there?
    Boo who?
    Don’t cry, it’s just a joke!

  16. Knock Knock..
    Who’s there?
    Interupting cow…
    Interupting cow whoo..MOOO!

    My son’s favorite joke! πŸ™‚

  17. Knock Knock…
    Who’s there?
    Orange who?
    Orange you glad I came! πŸ™‚

  18. What’s black and white and “red” all over?
    The newspaper!

    hahaha! Ok, a little lame. πŸ™‚

  19. Why are cemetery gates usually locked with a chain?

    Because everybody’s dying to get in.

    This would be fun!

  20. My 4 year old made this joke/funny comment at a different mexican restaurant in town. The waiter put down our plates, saying “careful, hot plate.” So I tried some of the rice on my daughter’s plate to see if she could eat it. I said “go ahead honey, the rice isn’t hot.” She said “mama, why is the plate hot but the food isn’t?!”
    I know this wouldn’t happen at Joses! Looking for some magic!

  21. How do ghost call the hogs?
    OOoooOoooOO pig sooOoooOOie

    My 5 year old- the comedian

  22. Knock Knock?
    “whos there?”
    “Boo who?”
    Don’t cry it is only a joke!

  23. My kids version: (it’s different everyday)
    Why did the chicken cross the road?
    To get to the park.
    (yes…it’s hilarious to them…such silly kids)

  24. This was my son’s first joke he made up around age 2:
    Knock, Knock.
    Who’s there?
    Concrete truck there, OKAY!

    (Much funnier when told in person by a 2 year old.) =)

  25. two peanuts were walking down the road. one was a salted. πŸ™‚ i’m usually the only one that laughs at this.

  26. This is one my son likes to tell:
    Knock, knock
    Who’s there?
    Owls who?
    That’s right, owls hoo!

  27. Ok, not completely ‘G’ rated but my dad has said this joke a million times during our many car trips.

    What is that last thing that goes through a bugs mind when it hits your windshield?

    It’s bum!

  28. What do you call cheese that’s not yours?

    Nacho cheese {{needs to be said with attitude…and maybe a little snap πŸ˜‰ }}

  29. A duck walks into a pharmacy and asks for chapstick and says “Just put it on my bill”

  30. How do you make a kleenx dance? You put a little boogie in it. πŸ™‚

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