• What: Second Saturday Art Night.

• When: Saturday, 5 to 8 p.m.

• Where: Washington Street, downtown Sonora.

• Admission: Free.

Info: 2ndsaturdayartnight.org

Get a head start to Valentine’s Day by bringing your loved ones to this month’s Second Saturday Art Night in downtown Sonora.

Locations featuring art displays and live music include:

Funky Junk will host The Keith Burrows Band as they serve up a hefty dose of local outlaw country music.

Baer’s Alcove will feature love songs by Jonathan Kristapovich.

Legends will host Tim Burns and Stripped By Hippies playing some roots and Americana music.

Kinart Gallery, a small gallery tucked up at the top of a flight of stairs, will showcase “Space Filler Productions.” The installment features the work of a bevy of local artists, including Myriah Barnes, David Shields and Leah Morris. Marilyn Baker’s work, a collection of unique boxes, will also be available for purchase.

Aloft Art Gallery will once again feature local painter Charles Waldman. He will demonstrate and discuss his techniques as he creates an oil painting that will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the end of the night.

This month the gallery also features Christine “Kina” Halley’s display, “Everything is Temporary.” Halley has been creating thought-provoking works in clay for the past 15 years. She works in mixed media, using clay as her base mask material, then adds metal and other objects to embellish the piece. Each mask is original with no two alike.

Halley has participated in numerous art shows and county fairs. She has exhibited at the Fillmore Art Show in San Francisco, among others. She won “Best of Show” at the Columbia College Art Show, the Calaveras County Fair and Mother Lode Fair, and also an award at the California State “Best in Show” Invitational Exhibit.

Antique Attic will host the Big Phaddy Band, a four-piece rhythm and blues band. Also, the Country Cowboy Church is hosting a silent auction basket fundraiser at the Antique Attic (along with Crystal Falls Mini Mart on Longeway Road). Money raised will help fund a mission trip to Kenya.

The Cheesy Winer, one of the newest restaurants in town, will showcase the Irish Celtic rock of Sequoia Ecletric. A trio of friends who have been playing music together for 22 years, the group is mainly known for their Celtic leanings, but do veer into rock and roll territory on occasion. True to their Celtic roots, they also perform a select catalog of bawdy pub songs.

The Bourbon Barrel will host Leilani and The Distractions, but not until 8 p.m. The group features Leilani Villamor on vocals and guitar with a backing band comprised of Kent Rosen on lead guitar and vocals, Erich Quinn on bass guitar and Ridge Schneider on drums.The group offers up cover songs ranging from The Beatles and Rolling Stones to Stevie Wonder and Pharrell Williams.

Sharon Malone Lingerie will host local acoustic trio DMV. A tight-knit group wielding acoustic guitars, their focus revolves mainly around folk music with a sensible touch.

Ventana Art Gallery will continue to showcase Jack Cassinetto’s landscape paintings. His landscapes draw on familiar territory, both locally as well as the Bay Area.

Sonora Sewing School will host a surprise group that plays bluegrass, Americana and roots music. In addition to teaching adults, the school also offers classes for children as young as 4 years old.

Tradewinds will feature Highway 49 Revisited, a Sonora-based acoustic duo featuring Gary Linehan on guitar and vocals and Sean Brennan on guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals. Their focus is on the songs of Bob Dylan and his catalog in its entirety. Yep, decades of Dylan — from the familiar to the obscure.

Sonora Joe’s Coffee Shoppe will display artwork by oil painter Patrick Michael Karnahan. He will exhibit his latest paintings of “The Coast of Ireland.” The show will run from Saturday through Tuesday, March 28. Karnahan lived in Ireland during the 1980s. He worked as an art teacher in the subjects of landscape and seascapes. Most of his art subjects were based on the rugged West Coast of Ireland. With Ireland’s ever-changing weather, his aim was to capture the spirit of the land and people.

For more information on Second Saturday Art Night, visit 2ndsaturdayartnight.org or call (209) 532-7697.

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