Unique North Texas events this weekend: February 11-12

Spotlighting some of the best events in Collin County, Denton County and beyond for this coming weekend.

Art Battle Dallas City Championship

Sunday may be the Super Bowl, but it’s not the only captivating competition you can see on February 12. Art Battle is a head-to-head challenge where groups of artists compete in fast-paced paint-fueled battles to see who can create the best acrylic work as voted on by those in attendance. Ticket buyers will be able to circle around the Deep Ellum Art Co. for the two 20-minute group rounds to see the artists at work and judge their creations. The winners of those qualifying group rounds will then go head-to-head to determine an overall Art Battle city champion. Art Battle Dallas will then auction off all of the created works during the event as well. Tickets for the competition start at $25 before fees on Eventbrite with doors opening at 1 p.m. and the battles starting at 2 p.m. To learn more about Art Battle and see the series’ touring schedule, visit https://artbattle.com/.

Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Walk – McKinney

Lone Star Wine Cellars hosts a day of sweets, shopping and wine on February 11 in downtown McKinney. For $30 general admission before fees, attendees will receive a chocolate tasting package and wine passport that earns them a taste of 12 different wines plus a bonus tasting at Lone Star Wine Cellars itself. Attendees will also receive a souvenir wine glass to help mark each of the two-and-a-half hour walks with style. Lone Star Wine Cellars advertises that more than 20 different boutiques will be participating in the event, giving ticketholders a chance to craft their own custom experience as well. Tickets for both sessions, from noon to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., are available at Eventbrite with check-in for the walk taking place around the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Visit https://www.lonestarwinecellars.com/ for additional information.

Texas Coin Show – Grapevine

Coin collectors converge on the Grapevine Convention Center for this three-day event starting February 10 and extending through the weekend. The Texas Coin Show advertises 70 dealers with fresh stock on hand starting at 2 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets start at $3 for daily admission with free parking available. Check out https://www.coinzip.com/grapevine-texas-coin-show for more information, including a look at some of the dealers who will be at the show.

MUTTS Love event – Various

(This section has been updated to reflect current details.)

MUTTS Canine Cantina, a chain of pet-friendly concepts combining a bar and grill with an off-leash dog park, is hosting their annual MUTTS Love adoption event at their locations in Allen, Dallas and Fort Worth. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 11, MUTTS will host a different pet rescue at each of its locations: Dallas Pets Alive in Allen, Dallas Dog Rescue, Rehab, Reform in Dallas and Saving Hope Animal Rescue in Fort Worth. There will also be pet-themed vendors on hand to help deck out the dogs with the newest and best supplies. Any of the dogs adopted at the event, which is open to the public with a non-member day pass, will also receive a yearlong membership to MUTTS Canine Cantina. Head to https://muttscantina.com/ to learn more about the cantina and the event.

Super Bowl Gameday Celebrations – Various

Of course, no weekend list would be complete without recognizing the big game on Sunday. See the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Philadelphia Eagles at 5:30 p.m. to determine the winner of Super Bowl LVII. Plano-based locales like Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar, which hosts an Eagles fan club, or Arrowhead Sports Grill, a Chiefs themed bar and grill, highlight some of the more unique options available for residents to experience the big game. Many other local venues, restaurants or bars are hosting watch parties as well though, so check out your favorite local spot to find out more.


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