Guests to McKinney’s popular monthly Second Saturdays can explore local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and enjoy dinner at some of the area’s best eateries. Many shops in downtown McKinney will also keep their doors open from 7-10 p.m. for this monthly event that will take place Saturday, March 10.
Where to See Second Saturday Artists
The Garret Gallery: Lori Bongiovanni is a self taught artist who has evolved from a love of watercolors to a progression into oils and pastels. (Sample of this artist’s work is shown above.) 111 E. Virginia St.; 972-548-9361.
La Misha: Becca Gatewood Motley’s work is featured on thewalls of this downtown bistro this month. The artist says “my work revolves around elemental influences from nature: colors, textures, linear patterns, and organic shapes.” The artist will be on hand to discuss her work. 113 N. Kentucky, 972-540-6050.
(Artist pictured at right with the largest piece in her exhibit.)
McKinney Wine Merchant features the art of Weeda Hamdan, an innovative artist, creator of paintings with a unique integration of two and three dimensional media.
Laura Moore Fine Art Studios: PLACE, featuring Judy Koon, Jeffrey Janson, Susan Kraut and Richard Deutsch who are colleagues and friends through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and are all interested in landscape as sources for their work. 107 S. Tennessee, 214-914-3630. The artists will also be on-hand for a panel discussion at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Heard-Craig Carriage House at 205 1/2 W. Hunt St. Click the gallery name above to reserve a seat for this event. (Sample at left.)
Orisons Art & Framing: Orisons is pleased to present the innovative photography of emerging artist Ann Williams whose abstract images draw upon lines, shapes, and patterns in our everyday world. 110 E. Louisiana, 972-529-1441.
The Artist’s Loft is featuring the work of their teachers.
ALSO IN TOWN …
Cabaret Style Magic Show: Join the folks at Main Stree”Crossroads,” the world premiere play by Michael Moon, winner of the McKinney Repertory Theatre’s First Annual New Play Competition, continues at MPAC this weekend, Friday-Sunday. Shows are Friday and Saturday, 8-10 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sunday.t Magic & Fun Company for their Cabaret Style Magic Show on Saturday at 7 p.m. (for adults & children) or 9 p.m. (for adults only) in their Magic Attic Theater. Tickets are only $10 and include a complimentary glass of wine for those 21 and older. Seating is very limited so call 214-274-7802 to reserve your tickets. 211 N. Tennessee.
Animal Superheroes: They glide, they climb, they slither & scamper! Open all weekend. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, HeardMuseum.org; 972-562-5566.
“Crossroads,” the world premiere play by Michael Moon, winner of the McKinney Repertory Theatre’s First Annual New Play Competition, continues at MPAC this weekend, Friday-Sunday. Shows are Friday and Saturday, 8-10 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Dog Agility Competition: Dallas Agility Working Group (DAWG) dogs compete all weekend at Myers Park. Free to the public, but please leave your own dogs at home. 972-540-1413.
Weekly Group Bike Ride: Leaving Cadence Cyclery in downtown McKinney at 7:20 a.m. on Saturdays.
Drum Circle: Saturdays at 10 a.m., Old Settlers Rec Center, 1201 E. Louisiana. Drums available or bring your own. 214-641-0782. Free; donations welcome.
Night Life and Music
Cadillac Pizza Pub: The J’s Band.
Churchill’s British Pub: Psychic Night (Thur.)
Hank’s: Stoney LaRue (Thur.); 6 Market Blvd. (Fri.); Red Leather (Sat.)
Grand Bar: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Dave Roberts (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Grotto Live: Waking Norman (Thur.); Maylee Thomas (Fri.); Brianna Ruelas (Sat.)
Landon WineryAaron Burton (Fri.); TuTones (Sat.)
LaMisha: Tom & Kate (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Faron Gilbert (Fri.); Lenno Summers & Big Bob (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Live Entertainment (Fri.-Sat.)