Check out this Great Date Giveaway!


NOTE: This giveaway is now closed. A winner has been chosen and will be announced soon.

Walton Arts Center will turn Vegas circa 1960s with the arrival of The Rat Pack — and nwaMotherlode is sending one lucky couple to the Sunday, Dec. 13, performance for a Great Date!

THE RAT PACK IS BACK FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a show that remembers a time when skinny lapels dominated men’s fashion and crooners reigned supreme. There will be eight performances in Baum Walker Hall, December 8 –13.

bordinos2.jpgA date night always includes dinner, right? This special evening will include dinner at one of Northwest Arkansas’ favorite date-night restaurants, Bordinos, so it’s going to be a package deal! Click the Bordinos logo to see their extensive menu, which includes everything from beef tenderloin to pastas and risottos to tiramisu.

Want to win? Just click on the word “comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us what you like best about Walton Arts Center or Bordinos. Increase your chances of winning the date by sending an e-mail to your friends/family, and we’ll give you an extra chance for each friend you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line so we know you did!

About the show: THE RAT PACK IS BACK recreates one of the famous “Summit at the Sands” Las Vegas hotel shows, when the ring-a-ding group known as the “Rat Pack” was making hipster history with a no-holds-barred nightclub act. Highlighted by the smooth, free-wheeling sounds of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop, audiences can watch, listen and remember a bygone era like never before.

wac_ratpack.jpgAccording to the Las Vegas Sun, “This is as close as anyone has come to capturing the real thing.”

Produced by Dick Feeney (Viva Las Vegas, Showgirls, The Great Gleason), this energetic tribute features vocal recreations and humor combined with the period perfect portrayals of Vegas’ favorite sons. With the help of a live 12-piece orchestra, audiences can groove along with the performers to familiar hits like “That’s Amore” and “My Way.”

With a cast of talented actors and vocalists, THE RAT PACK IS BACK is the ideal portal to the posh charm of Sin City’s yesteryear. Playing the part of Ol’ Blue Eyes is long-time Sinatra aficionado Brian Duprey. Veteran entertainers Johnny Edwards and Kenny Jones take on the roles of Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. while Mickey Joseph brilliantly captures Joey Bishop.

Tickets range from $30.50-$48.50 and can be purchased by contacting the Walton Arts Center’s Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting

Below is a picture of nwaMotherlode winner Amy Brown and her daughter, Olivia, at the Walton Arts Center Peter and the Wolf show! Amy and her husband decided it would be too much for their 14-month-old son, so Amy and Olivia invited their friends Holly and Ivy to join them on a “little double mommy date”!



  1. The Walton Arts Center is such a great venue that offers an opportunity for us here in NWA to see some great shows! what a great giveaway!!

  2. I LOVE Bordino’s! We don’t get to go often, but it’s such a treat when we do go.

  3. Memories are always made when you attend events at the Walton Arts Center. Bordino’s food is fabulous plus you get to put your “mommy” look aside and dress up!

  4. We love Bordino’s–it’s always a special treat to go! And we’d love a date night at Bordino’s and the WAC, and any excuse to have some time to ourselves!!

  5. The Walton arts Center brings sophistication to a great night out. I love the Broadway series and the dance.

  6. The WAC recruits big shows for our area. We loved Fiddler on the Roof last spring!

  7. I love that WAC brings in national performances and what’s NOT to love about Bordino’s? Great service, delicious food, variety…

  8. What I love best about the WAC? EVERYTHING! From big Broadway shows to the smaller and intimate performances in the Nadine Baum studios. You get big city culture without leaving the comfort of NWA. I’m also really appreciative of their “Take a Seat” program which allows our clients to see shows for FREE.

  9. I love the Walton Arts Center because for me it’s all about tradition. I can remember taking school field trips there now I get to share the experience with my son. I really love all of the holiday shows they have around Christmas!

  10. I love that the Walton Arts Center brings such great shows to our “small area!” I loved, loved, loved the Monty Python play last year.

  11. I love the Walton Arts Center. They have something for every member of the family.

  12. I love the Walton arts Center because it offers wonderful programs that are usually only found in big cities. The size is perfect as well, I have sat in front row center and in the back of the balcony section and never have a problem seeing the stage!

  13. the WAC brings to NWA big city performances, but still manages to maintain it’s small community feel. as for bordino’s, they’ve got the best chocolate martinis.

  14. WAC has great events throughout the year, and Bordinos has wonderfully amazing food! YUM!

  15. Bordino’s has a great selection of fine food, with wonderful service and an atmosphere that makes you feel special. It’s a great place for a date night. And we are so happy to have the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville! We love taking our young son to see the family-friendly shows.

  16. I think my mother would really enjoy the Rat Pack show. She has never been to the Walton Arts Center. Neither of us have been to Bordino’s. Looks scrumptious. I have seen a few shows at WAC. Great entertainment, close to home.

  17. This is an awesome opportunity and a great Christmas gift idea. Walton Arts Center and Bordino’s make you feel like your in New York City headed for a night on Broadway. Fine dining at Bordino’s is always right, for the big parties or the little.

  18. I really appreciate that the Walton Arts Center brings in events we normally would have to travel to see. It’s great to have such an active arts venue in our local area. I haven’t been to Bordino’s, but I would LOVE the opportunity. My husband and I missed our anniversary due to schedules working in retail during the holiday season, so it would be great to get to go on a date! 🙂

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