Giveaway: West Side Story, food and fun on Dickson Street!

The weather is just perfect for a Girls’ Night Out or double date night on Dickson Street. If you’re craving a night on the town, we’ve got just the ticket! Actually, FOUR Tickets! Today we’re giving away four tickets to see Westside Story at Walton Arts Center and dinner for the whole gang at Jose’s Mexican Restaurant!

The tickets are for opening night at Walton Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets are around $50 or $60 apiece so this double date night (or girls’ night out) is worth around $250.

ABOUT THE SHOW: We love, love the music from this show! From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story is such a fabulous love story. *Sigh* Directed by David Saint, using Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of West Side Story recently won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”

ABOUT THE FOOD:  Jose’s Mexican Restaurant’s is a great place to start off the evening or top it off! They are all about good food and great fun. You can try one of their famous margaritas and fabulous cheese dip before diving into some loaded nachos or chicken enchiladas.

Click here to see the menu.

We also 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 on special nights!

HOW TO ENTER: Easy peasy! Just click on the comment button below and tell us about a love story that you find irresistible! Is it Edward and Bella from Twilight, Romeo and Juliet, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara? Which onscreen (or book) love affair is swoon-worthy in your opinion? You know we’re Twilight fans, but we’re generally suckers for just about any romance, including those from one of our fave movies, Love Actually. We’ll choose a winner at random on Friday, Oct 14. Good luck!

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: To increase your chances of winning the four Westside Story 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 tickets or the show, CLICK HERE .Or contact the Walton Arts Center Box Office by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting


  1. I love the love story of Katniss and Peeta. I can’t wait for the movie, loved the book. Also, great giveaway…love to take my girlfriends to this! Thank you!

  2. Sleepless in Seattle is one of my absolute favorites! Destiny is everything!

  3. The Notebook would have to be my absolute favorite love story! The book was even better!

  4. My favorite love story doesn’t come from a book or movie. It’s the story of my paternal grandparents. It’s great to see love stories that put a smile on your face and warm your heart. It’s even better when you get to experience one in real life. I was shown from a very young age that true love does exist by two people who couldn’t love any more than they did while they were here on this earth.

  5. I love the Notebook 🙂 It was a fabulous love story that I could read over and over again!

  6. My all time favorite will probably always be Pride & Prejudice… Mr Darcy *swoon*… against his better judgement even 😉

  7. Oh yes, I have to agree that Lizzy and Mr. Darcy have the greatest love story written!!

  8. The nerd comes out in me when I say I swoon over John and Abigail Adams. …suddenly I don’t even feel cool enough to see West Side Story 😉

  9. The story from the book/move The Notebook would have to be my favorite. I love the “love that grows” type stories.

  10. About Last Night is one of my favorite or my own of course! Sunday school, what a perfect place to meet your future spouse.

  11. I will always love Gone With the Wind–the stories of the couples who keep “bumping into each other” over time and you just know they are supposed to be together.

  12. I love Tony and Maria from West Side Story — a modern day take on Shakespear’s Romeo and Juliet. I saw West Side Story three times my high school year at the drive-in theater. It is my all-time favorite movie. Would love to see the stage production and to be able to take my granddaughters and share the story with them would be wonderful.

  13. My all time favorite would be the story of me and my husband, but if I had to pick a movie or book, I would choose ‘Fireproof’ a story of love based on the true meaning and source of all love.

  14. The love story of Henry and Clare from the book (not the movie!) The Time Traveler’s Wife. Love defies age and time….

  15. Ever since I was a little girl I loved watching Danny and Sandy transform and grow together to become the absolutely cutest couple at Rydell high in Grease. “Isn’t it the most! To say the Least…” 😉

  16. Hey Ladies – the most swoon-worthy love story I’ve ever read & seen is the love story from The Notebook. Oh my goodness, my heart pitter-patters when I think about what Allie & Noah went through to be together, forever! **sigh**

  17. My favorite love story is from the book, “The Choice” by Nicholas Sparks. Travis and Gabby have the sweetest story. No matter what, Travis didn’t give up on Gabby. He definitely makes the right choice.

  18. My favorite love story in the Bible is Ruth and Boaz. My favorite fictional book love story is Nicholas Sparks “Notebook.”

  19. My favorite love stories are the ones where they grow old together. This is going to sound silly, but the love story in the first part of the movie “Up” makes me cry every time!! 🙂

  20. I would have to say “The Notebook” is one of the best love stories of all time!
    I’d love to see West Side Story & have dinner out for a change with my husband and no kiddos!

  21. My grandparents, who were married had been married for 64 years when she died.

    My husband and I were in a production of West Side Story back in high school. Would love to go see it.

  22. Hmmmm…I LOVE the love story in the movie “50 First Dates.” It’s so great that he loves her through all her issues and even though she wakes up every day not remembering him. That’s real committment!

  23. My new favorite is Twilight. I have read all the books and love watching the movies.

  24. Best love story…Pride and Predjudice- Lizzy and Darcy. Can’t beat the against all odds match!

  25. The thing I love most about any love story is when the guy feels like he is the luckiest man in the world to have this particular girl. And he knows it and shows it! He treats her like his queen! He is the ultimate protector, loves her more than life itself and never forgets he is blessed to have her in his life. Those love stories where the guy knows what he has and doesn’t forget it

  26. My favorite love story is definitely Lady & The Tramp. It’s the first one I can remember watching growing up and the first love story that comes to mind when I think about all the movies. 🙂

  27. My favorite all time love story is Luke and Laura on General Hospital. I followed it for years.

  28. I love the romance between William Thatcher and Jocelyn in The Knights Tale. To be pursued by a nobel knight who loses his battles for you and then wins them at your whim.

  29. I love The Notebook. It always makes me cry! I would love to win this and go with some of my girlfriends.

  30. Irrestible love story? Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley

  31. Tom Hanks role in “Big”, as a 12 year-old boy trapped in a 30 year-old man’s body did it for me. Loved the trampoline in the living room and the bunk bed scene.

  32. My favorite love story is that of John Thornton and Margaret Hale in Elizabeth Gaskell’s “North and South.” The BBC miniseries of it is wonderful!

  33. There are so many good love stories out there, it’s hard to pick just one. Anything that makes me sob is a winner in my book…but some of my favs are: The Notebook, West Side Story, 50 First Dates and First Daughter (Cheesy, I know).

  34. The Bridges of Madison County always gets me. But I have always had a crush on Christopher Plummer singing Edelweiss (swoon) and beautiful, shy Maria winning out over that Countess or whatever she was. Also have to agree with Jim and Pam from the Office. Looks like I need to read the Notebook (where have I been?)

  35. Love story that I cannot get enough of is Elvis and Priscilla. They truly were the most beautiful couple. They loved each other until he left this earth. She still loves him as much today. They were meant to be and I just wish they could have stayed together forever.

  36. My favorite Love Story is the actual book called Love Story. Its a 1970 romance novel written by Erich Segal and was also made into a movie.

  37. Love Actually is one of MY favorite movies of all times…several love stories in that favorite one is Jamie played by Colin Firth and he falls in love for his pretty Portuguese house keeper. Love the part where he goes to Portugal to propose to her and he learned a little Portuguese and she learned a little English.

  38. One of my favorite love stories stars Julia Child and her husband, Paul. At 6’2″ with a husky, jovial voice, she was slightly unconventional. And I believe that is why Paul loved her so much. He didn’t “look beyond” her appearance; rather, I believe he loved her for exactly who she was and felt he, in fact, was the lucky one.

    As a newlywed, I am absolutely enthralled with their relationship – slow drives through the countryside of France, fanciful restaurant dinners lasting long into the night, afternoons spent baking and photographing recipes for her cookbook. I love how they worked together so well, how they molded around one another without losing their own sense of self. It’s a beautiful and sentimental love story, and one I go back to again and again.

  39. I know you asked for fictional, but when I think of a great love story, I think of stories in my own life. Over the past year, I’ve watched several people lose their spouse of many years. It’s amazing to watch the endearing love of two people who have spent a lifetime (60+ years for both sets of my grandparents) and how they truly live out their marriage vows of better/worse, sickness/health, till death. Maybe because of that inspiration, I like the Notebook and Up.

  40. My favorite love story is not from a movie or book, but the story of my husband and myself. We were childhood sweethearts, grew up together, and now have been married 16 years and have 3 wonderful daughters. He is my best friend and the love of my life.

  41. I love old movies and Splendor in the Grass is on of my favorites. It has Natalie Wood who is Maria in the movie version of West side story. I love that in old movies, people are just so honorable and love is so pure. Would love to go have a date night with my new husband of almost 6 months!

  42. There is just so many good ones to pick. So will I go with one of the first ones I put on my list 1970 film “Love Story”

  43. My favorite love story is my own with my husband Don. It’s real, been through good times and bad and has lasted darn near forever and today is his birthday!!! The weekend of the show is MY birthday!!!

  44. I love my love story! Meeting my husband before he left for Iraq and watching how our love grew for each other over our 19 months apart! We just celebrated 6 years of marriage this past Saturday and didn’t get to go out since we had a baby on Tuesday!!! I’d love a date night to celebrate our love story!

  45. Love has been in the air lately!!! Just celebrated this weekend with my Aunt Tamra getting married to the love of her life Dan Lane! Wonderful celebration in Denver, Colorado…and of course, the love of my life RODNEY was with me and our two daughters!

  46. My favorite is the Princess Bride. My brother dressed like the dread pirate roberts and ran into a restaurant of a girl he was dating and put a rose on her table.

  47. How do I choose just one? There are so many great love stories!!! You’ve Got mail, The Princess Bride, Pretty Woman, Love Story… I could go on and on! But West Side Story is at the top of the list for sure!!!

  48. my favorite love story would be the cinderella story its sweet cute and something girls of all ages love and want to be the princess swept away by prince charming!!!!!!

  49. Definitely, Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. Sigh…

  50. My favorite love story is about my grandparents which began in 1940. My Gdad was 22 and my gmother was 19. They met each other for the first time at the skating rink. She was actually dating his cousin at the time! Long story short, my gdad and gmother dated for 3 months and then got married. After 701/2 years of marriage, we lost my gmother on May 22, 2011. She was in rehab at a nursing home. They had both been put into a hallway. Somehow, when it was all over, they were buried in rubble but still together. My gmother had not survived but he was still holding and protecting her til the end. On the first night home from the hospital, I was tucking my Gdad into bed. He said “I guess I’m not going to get to kiss Dorothy goodnight tonight”. I looked at him and said “you can kiss me goodnight. She is watching us”! My Gdad is 94. He has congestive heart failure but I know when he goes, it will most likely be from a broken heart.

  51. **an additional note to my story…. My grandparents and my mother were in the Joplin, Mo tornado and that is what caused my gmothers death. She was 91.

  52. Sooo many to choose from, but my favorite love story has to be Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in An Affair to Remember. Oh, that look on Cary’s face when he goes in and sees the painting!…….. Nothing like it–no one like him!

  53. My daughter votes for Aladdin and Jasmine and they are adorable. But my vote is A Walk in the Clouds.

  54. PS I Love You…Can you imagine someone loving you enough to go to such extents to ease the pain of their death?

  55. The notebook!! That kind of love is amazing! Everyone deserves that kind of love!

  56. There are just too many great love stories, but for my husband and I we loved Pure Country and to this day he still calls me everytime he hears I cross my heart by Georg Straight on the radio!

  57. My fave movie of all time is Coal Miners Daughter. Loretta Lynn and her husband had an interesting marriage. If it wasn’t for him I’m not sure anyone would know who she is. Love that story!!!!!!

  58. October 25th is my birthday! I love Westside story and
    That would make a great gift!

  59. Best love story (in my humble opinion) has to be between Henry and Clare in Audrey Niffenegger’s Time Traveler’s Wife. Amazing!

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