Celebrate Valentine's Day with standup comedy, support the local arts community by attending an annual gala and more February events to attend in Richardson

The annual Heart for the Arts Gala honors local artists and patrons of the arts community.

The annual Heart for the Arts Gala honors local artists and patrons of the arts community.

Here's a handful of events to consider attending in Richardson next month.


Feb. 8








Apply for grant funding


100 Women of Richardson accepts applications until Feb. 8 for its first 2019 grant cycle. The group meets three times a year to donate to a local nonprofit. The beneficiary will be announced at the group’s Feb. 21 meeting. Location and time to be determined. Applications are available at www.100womenofrichardson.com.







Feb. 14-16








Standup comics talk love


“Seinfeld” writer Pat Hazell and comedian Dena Blizzard bring their standup special, “My Funny Valentine” to the Eisemann Center. Topics include relationships, dating, parenting and family life. 7:30 p.m. (Thu.-Fri.), 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Sat.). $38-$100. 2351 Performance Drive.
972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com







Feb. 13








Learn to arrange flowers


Guests at this Valentine’s Day workshop will leave with a unique, modern flower arrangement. Experts from the Creative Arts Guild of Wylie will help guide the process. Registration includes one appetizer and a cocktail from Tricky Fish. 6-8 p.m. $45. CityLine Plaza, 1150 State St.
www.citylinedfw.com/events







Feb. 22








Arlo Guthrie performs live

Arlo Guthrie’s tour honors the 50th anniversary of the film “Alice’s Restaurant,” the Woodstock Festival and 50 years of flower power. The set includes songs from each of Guthrie’s studio albums. 7:30 p.m. $48-$62. The Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. 972-744-4650. www.eisemanncenter.com







Feb. 23








Attend a local arts gala


The Richardson Arts Alliance hosts its annual Heart for the Arts Gala, which honors local arts patrons. All proceeds go toward the alliance’s programs. 6:30 p.m. $135. The Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive. 972-744-4650. www.richardsonartsalliance.org




By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.