Unique North Texas events this weekend: February 4-5

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

23rd Annual KNON Bluesfest – Dallas

Local listener-supported radio station 89.3 KNON is hosting their annual Bluesfest at Poor David’s Pub in Dallas on February 4 and 5. The station, which runs a number of blues programming blocks every week, put together a loaded lineup of blues talent across both days of performances. Headlining Saturday’s show is a collaborative performance dubbed The Blues Diva All Stars which features blues singers Andrea Dawson and Lady Lotion along with KNON host Blue Lisa supported by fellow host Reo Casey and his band. The Texas Blues Guitar Summit will then headline Saturday’s slate. The trio of experienced guitarists recently toured Europe together in the Spring of 2022, according to band member Shawn Pittman, and now find themselves back in a city in which they all have ties too for KNON’s Bluesfest. Doors open at 2 p.m. on both days with performances beginning at 3 p.m. Pinche Smokerz Tex-Mex BBQ will be for sale each day with the funds going to support KNON’s blues programming. Tickets for the event start at $20 before fees and are available through Eventbrite. Visit https://www.knon.org/the-23rd-annual-knon-bluesfest/ for the full list of performances and times.

“Sesame Street Live! Make Your Magic” – Frisco

Sesame Street runs through Frisco on February 4 and 5 for a trio of magical performances. Learn about the power perseverance with Elmo as he tries to learn magic to help put on a special show for all of his friends. The 90-minute stage production is part of a nationwide tour with the first performance at The Star scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on February 4. “Sesame Street Live!” then continues its stay in Frisco with two performances on February 5 at 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. as well. Those who purchase tickets to the show can also buy a separate character meet-and-greet experience which takes place an hour before each of the respective shows. The meet-and-greet includes an opportunity to meet and take photos with Elmo and his friends and walk down the Sesame Street stage. Head to https://www.sesamestreetlive.com/ for more information and SeatGeek for the opportunity to purchase tickets to any of the shows.

DRL SIM Live! – Arlington

The Drone Racing League heads to Esports Stadium Arlington for the league’s “only in-person esports event of the season.” DRL SIM Live! features 12 of the league’s best virtual pilots using the series’ authentic sim racing game to battle it out on the simulator’s skyscraper circuit. Tickets to see for this virtual adrenaline rush in-person on February 4 at 4:00 p.m. start at $25. Fly to the https://thedroneracingleague.com/ to find out more about the league and go to tixr.com to purchase tickets.

2nd Annual Art Meets Poetry – McKinney

Visual art meets the power of the written word at this McKinney event on February 4. Artists from The Art Club of McKinney, along with participants from McKinney Art House and the city art community as a whole, are partnering with the Mockingbird Poetry Society to showcase the talents of all those involved through collaborative creative displays at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts on February 4. By using ekphrastic poetry, where poets find inspiration through artwork, and the inverse where artists create pieces based off of a poet’s verbiage, Art Meets Poetry returns this year with more than 30 exhibits on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at this free event. In lieu of admission, the clubs encourage attendees to donate to one or more of three local charities while at the event, the McKinney Community Garden Kitchen, McKinney Community Food Pantry and McKinney Community Lifeline Center. There will also be a charity raffle of a one-of-a-kind print of Art Meets Poetry’s poster artwork, created by artist Gail Delger, as well.

Following Art Meets Poetry, the artists and poets will come together again for an open mic experience at local McKinney coffee house Filtered on February 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit https://mockingbirdpoetry.org/ and https://artclubofmckinney.org/ to learn more about both of the local clubs driving these two community art events and keep an eye on The Collin-Denton Spotlighter for an upcoming feature on Art Meets Poetry.

Salute to Supernatural Fan Convention – Allen

Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and other fan-favorite cast members from the popular WB show Supernatural will be at the Plano Event Center in Allen this weekend. From February 3-5, Creation Entertainment is hosting this convention dedicated to Supernatural with a selection of different stars from the 15-season series scheduled to appear throughout the show for autographs, photo ops and various fan events like guest panels, karaoke and trivia games. Single-day general admission tickets cost $79. Check out the convention’s website for additional information including three-day pass and autograph pricing.


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