Editor’s Note: We’ll pick a winner this morning (June 11) and announce the winner Friday.
We’ve earned a reputation for having cool giveaways, but today’s giveaway is downright magical — literally. We’ve got a pair of tickets to Spencer’s Theatre of Illusion at the Walton Arts Center this Friday night, June 12th at 7 p.m. If you’ve got kids who love magic, this would be the perfect family night out for you. And we’ve got one more trick up our sleeve — dinner at U.S. Pizza on Dickson Street, just steps away from the Walton Arts Center.
My brother introduced me to U.S. Pizza when I was in college, and I’ve been a big fan ever since. There’s just something about the crispy crust… And the sauce? It’s one-of-a-kind. You’ll love it. If you’re not into pizza, don’t worry. Customers have voted their salads as “best in the state”! Another plus: They’ve turned their basement into a kid-friendly zone, designed with families in mind. Manager Rob Shaunfield, who is also a dad, tells me that there are things for the kids to do so you can leisurely enjoy your pizza while your kids play. We love that.
After you fill up on pizza and salad, you can levitate down Dickson street and pick up your free show tickets at the Walton Arts Center box office. Here’s what you’ll see:
About the show: Award-winning magicians Kevin and Cindy Spencer will levitate, walk through walls, vanish and reappear on stage. The show combines scenery, music, lighting, special effects, audience interaction and cutting-edge illusions to produce a powerful theatrical experience. This magical duo can take audience members across a range of emotions — from comedy to edge-of-your-seat drama.
The Spencers are the only artists in history to be named “Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year” for a record-breaking six consecutive years, having also been named “America’s Best Entertainers” twice. They work with some of the leading inventors, creators and builders in the industry to incorporate never-before-seen illusions into their show. (Click on the photo to go to the Walton Arts Center website for more info and to see a preview video clip from the show.)
HOW TO ENTER: If you’d like to throw your name into our magical top hat, simply click the word “comment” below and tell us what you would do if you could wave your magic wand and make something happen. The possibilities are endless. (Clean house? New car? Kids with impeccable manners? A long nap?) You can also enter via e-mail by sending your magic wand wish to us at mamas@nwaMotherlode.com.
NOTE: If you tell a few friends about Motherlode and/or this giveaway, you can increase your chances for winning dinner and the show. (Tell 10 friends, and get 10 extra chances to win!) Just be sure to put mamas@nwaMotherlode.com in the CC line of your e-mail so we can give you proper credit.
Now… Abra-Cadabra! Alla-Kazam. Get busy clicking and typing! We’ll contact a winner on Thursday morning. Good luck!