A varied array of art, wine, music and remembrance will be a part of this weekend’s artful entertainment in the Texoma region.
1. The band wants you
If you’re a horn player or a percussionist without a musical home, then the Bonham Community Band wants you. The band is beginning rehearsals for its spring season and wants you to come play with the group to see what you think. Rehearsals are held every Thursday, starting at 5:45 p.m., at the Bonham Civic Center, 1100 W. 5th Street. Get the scoop by calling Dale Sterzer, the band president, at 903-583-9120 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Get a younger perspective
Get a different, younger view of the art scene at the “20 Under 20” juried art exhibit this weekend at Blue House Too, 934 Watters Creek Boulevard in Allen. The unique exhibit features original work from 20 young artists under the age of 20 from throughout the north Texas region. It will be open to the public, free of charge, Friday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. More information is available at www.allenartsalliance.org or by calling 972-984-6711.
3. Have a folksie Sunday
Whip up a plate of your favorite finger food — enough to share — and head toward Bonham this Sunday for the Tim Grimm & Family Band concert at Harmony House. The band, a blend of folk music, Americana and more, will be playing from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. and the suggested donation to hear them is $15 per person. Seating is limited to the first 50 reservations, but a waiting list will be kept in case of cancellations. Directions on how to get to the venue, located at Wildscape Acres outside of Bonham, will be given when you call 903-583-2661 to make reservations. Go to www.WildscapeAcres.com for more information on Harmony House concerts.
4. Sip, create and remember
Remember a loved one plus help others in a creatively unique way this Friday at TUPPS Brewery in McKinney. From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., artist Shannon White will guide you through painting/decorating an empty wine bottle in memory or honor of a loved one. The bottles are available for a $10 each donation, which goes to Relay for Life to support cancer research and patients. For each bottle you paint, you’ll get a $3 ticket in return. You have to be at least 18 to take part in the class, no experience is required and all supplies will be provided. You can preregister, but it’s not required. You can just show up. Call 214-856-7996 for more information.
5. How’d she do that
Learn how artist Jeni Tomlinson gets her ideas and develops a painting, step-by-step during free sessions this Saturday and Sunday. She’ll be at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee in downtown McKinney, on Saturday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Sunday for a “Cake and Conversation” session from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Cove is a private, cooperative venue where artists, writers, musicians and actors, as well as the public, can gather to talk, work together, show their work and even perform. Learn more at www.thecovemckinney.com.