Above: Pumpkins fill one corner of MPAC's lawn
 
 
 
 
Arsenic & Old Lace 
(Friday-Sunday)
We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously “acceptable” roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other nephew—these require no further description or amplification here. ARSENIC AND OLD LACE is a ready-made comedy hit. McKinney Summer Musicals production at McKinney's Church Street Auditorium, 305 N. Church. Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available online.
 
 
 
 
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Thursday-Saturday)
The McKinney Golden Mane Theatre presents this well-known Shakespearean comedy at the McKinney High School Black Box Theater, 1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy. Tickets -$10 for adults and $8 for students - are available online. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m., and 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.
 
 
 
 
 
GO DOG GO… and CATS
(Friday-Sunday)
Leslee Ortega’s Modern Dog collection is characterized by bright, happy acrylic and oil paintings of animals with a vibrant, colorful palette and vivid backgrounds. In this new exhibit, Leslee will present works in her signature style, but will also show original work where she has explored her subjects in new and heartfelt ways. The exhibit will also include student work from her Modern Dog workshop at Jump Into Art last summer. Friday and Saturday, 6-9 p.m., and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Friday night: Special guests Crossed Paws Animal Haven with adoptable pups. 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Dinosaurs Live!
(Through Feb. 18) 
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! Photo op and play area dinosaurs available too. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly. Check museum website for hours/rates. 
Included with admission; free for Heard Members.
 
 
 
 
 
Passionate Hearts for McKinney Arts Gala
(Saturday)
Support North Texas Arts at the Passionate Hearts for McKinney Arts Annual Gala! Dinner and Dancing to Tin Man Band at Eldorado Country Club. Art piece take away for sponsors. Fine arts display and for sale. Black Tie and Masquerade option. Eldorado Country Club, 2604 Country Club Drive. 7-11 p.m. $150 per person.
 
 
 
 
 
Tucker Hill Fall Family Fun Festival
(Saturday-Sunday)
The popular “Tucker Hill Pumpkinville,” which featured a pumpkin patch and weekend activities, is taking a hiatus this year due to space limitations and this festival is planned in its place. Guests will enjoy many of the same free activities found at previous Pumpkinville events, minus the pumpkins for sale. Activities include: Tractor-Pulled Hay Ride, DJ Event Host, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting, Concession Stand benefiting McKinney Christian Academy. Register to win a one-year Family Membership to McKinney’s Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. 2100 State Blvd. north of W. University. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Free except for concessions purchases.
 
 
 
 
 
Cashmere Event 
(Saturday)
Fair & Square Imports is working with an artisan group in Nepal to provide the shop with hand-loomed, 100% Cashmere scarves, shawls & throws - scarves, $35.75 each; shawls, $55 each; and throws, $125 each. Also on Saturday, guests will enjoy coffee samples, door prize giveaways, and a customer service associate to help you pick your perfect Cashmere pieces. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 219 E. Louisiana.
 
 
 
 
 
CITY OF MCKINNEY FAMILY EVENTS

Outdoor Movie Night-Kong (Thursday)
Movie for the whole family, PG-13. Free at the McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expy. 7 p.m.

Beauty & the Beast (Friday)
Serenity Park, 6701 Berkshire. Bring blankets and chairs. Movie begins at 7 p.m. or sunset.
 
 
 
 
 
At McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee

Rocky Horror Picture Show 
(Friday)
This low-budget cult classic concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. Tickets are $10 per person, general admission. Use the drop-down menu to select the "PLUS Prop Kit" ticket to get a prop kit for just $10 more! Limited quantity available. 8:30-11 p.m.
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
North Texas Chapter - American Theatre Organ Society presents Lon Chaney's classic The Phantom of the Opera. At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta, and thus forces her to give up her role for unknown Christine Daae. . 7:30-10 p.m. $12 in advance, $14 at the door; $5 in advance and $7 at the door for kids we & under; and seniors 65+ get in free but need a ticket.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Cadillac Pizza Pub:  The 3 Amigos Unplugged (Thur.); Big Gus & Swampadelic (Fri.), Josh Osgood on the patio at noon, The 8Tracks at 9 p.m. (shown, Sat.)
The Celt: Jigsaw (Thur.); Cleghorn (Fri.); Nathan & Russ at 5 p.m. and Seamus Trout at 9 p.m. (Sat.); Plectra, 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session, 3 p.m., The Selkie Girls, 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Joey Love Trio (Fri.);  Sly Trio (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (Thur.); Red Southall Band (Fri.); Tyler Rogers Band (Sat.); 
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes (Fri.); Whiskey Holler (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); JR Clark (Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thursday-Sunday)
TUPPS Brewery: DJ at their Halloween Party & Costume Contest (Sat.) 
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt Martin (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.-Sat.).
 
 
 
 
 
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For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
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TOURS & MORE
THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

THURSDAY & SATURDAY
Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m. 

THURSDAY
Farmers Market at Adriatica:  3-6 p.m. at Bella Donna Chapel.

SATURDAY
Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings$5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy.

McKinney's Make a Difference Day: Join 500 volunteers in McKinney as they share their hearts and work together to benefit local nonprofits.Sign up with your friends, your family, your co-workers or come alone and meet some really great folks who share your passion for giving back to their community! 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Check website for project registration/locations. 

Farmers Market: Located at Hunt/Tennessee. 8 a.m.-noon.

TUPPS Brewery:Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4.  Also Free Yoga with North Texas Yoga, 9-10 a.m. Spookycross Cycle Race & 5K plus a Halloween Party and Costume Contest until midnight!

Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166
North Texas Barnhunters Dog Event (Saturday-Sunday) Stall Barn, 972-814-8735.
 
 
 
 
 
200 West Virginia
in downtown McKinney 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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