At the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

Empty Bowls (Thursday)
This annual fundraising event strives to end hunger in our community. For the admission price of $35, guests get to choose one of the hundreds of handcrafted bowls and sample specialty soups, 
breads and sweets lovingly prepared by chefs from local restaurants. 6-8 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free.
 
 
 
 
(Friday) 
Grab your dancing shoes and head to MPAC for a free concert by the McKinney Dance Band performing jazz classics by the best crooners of their times - Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, Julie London, Joe Williams, Peggy Lee and more. Free tickets are available online; ticketholders will be seated early. 7-9:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
The Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra will perform this exquisite Symphony No. 3 by Johannes Brahms, once hailed as "Brahms' Eroica." Maestro Jason Lim and the orchestra will also present the vibrant Leonore Overture No. 3 by Beethoven. The orchestra will feature the JDR Young Artist Viola Competition winners of 2017 as well.   8-9:30 p.m. $15-20.
 
 
 
 
 
Run/Walk Events (Saturday)

Run Baby Run 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/WalkThis family-friendly event, benefiting Hope Women’s Center, caters to both runners and walkers alike. There will be music, food, and of course lots of fun!  Start and finish line at Cockrill Middle School, 1351 Hardin. 6:45-10 a.m. Registration accepted online through Thursday, May 3.

Cinco de Mayo Run, Walk and Roll: Run, walk and roll to raise money for spinal cord injured and disabled people in our community. 6:15-10:15 a.m. Late registration Wednesday and Friday at Play-tri, 7951 Collin McKinney Pkwy. in Craig Ranch.

Relay for Life (Shown):Join us for our 17th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life event that brings the community of McKinney together to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones who have been lost to this disease, and fight back to beat our biggest rival. No McKinney High School, 1400 Wilson Creek. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. No cost to attend, but donations are encouraged.
 
 
 
 
 
McKinney High School Big Band Dance (Friday)
The McKinney High School Jazz Band performs its 2nd annual Big Band Dance in the McKinney High School Cafeteria, 1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy. Enjoy an upbeat night of music, tempting desserts and fun for all ages! $15 admission payable at the door. 7-9:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
In her show, Kate explores concepts surrounding American women: the roles they play, how they interact with the world, with each other and with themselves and more. Through her mixed media collage and her photography, Kate gives us an insightful glimpse into what it means to be an American woman. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 12-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates.

Nature Storytime (Friday)
This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and the appreciation and care of nature. 10:30-11 a.m. Included in museum admission.

Spring Night Hike (Saturday)
Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of 
night with Heard Trail Guides. Night hikers will be encouraged to sharpen their senses to be able to spot signs of animal life and learn more about the inhabitants of the Heard. Pre-registration required - $14 non-members and $12 for members. Ages 3 through adult. 8-9 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 

The Boho Market (Saturday)
support local makers, artists 
and small business owner! Shop handmade, vintage, fair trade and more while enjoying a great craft beer! (1-6 p.m.) Live music throughout the day.

Local Art Show (Sunday)
The McKinney Creative Community network of local artists share a desire to keep McKinney creative. Shop, taste and show your support. 1-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Cole Risner Unplugged (Thur.); Spencer Cole Band (Fri.); Southern Couch Band (Sat.).
The Celt:   String Theory (Thur.); Piper Jones Band (Fri.); Bluegrass Festival and What? (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m.
and 6 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Aaron Burton (Thur.)
Eclair Bistro: Karl Berkebile (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Free Community Brunch, shown, and Sunday Night Disco (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Scooter Brown (Thur.); Adam Hood (Fri.); Buddy Brown (shown, Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:Ariana Ortiz (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes (Fri.); Michael Cook (Sat.); Duana Bates (Sat.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Jim Stewart (Thur.); Marc Sena (Fri.)​​​​​​​

Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Andrew Dutton (Fri.); Duane Bates (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Acoustically Speaking (Thur.); Bob & Lori (Fri.); TBA (Sat.)

 
 
 
 
 
Also order from The McKinney Shop on their online store!

For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: This exhibit continues into 2018, honoring Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

THURSDAY
Day of Prayer: Join with other believers to worship and pray for our City and Nation. We will celebrate the 2018 theme of Unity from Ephesians 4:3. AtT Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia. Free.

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky and Tennessee at Hunt.

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Just $5 for samples of all beers on tap as well as a tour of this "green" facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery: Open at 11 a.m. Free tour at 12:30. 721 Anderson.


At Old Settler's Recreation Center. 1201 E. Louisiana. (Saturday)

Community Garage Sale & Craft Fair: 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. McKinney's best-kept secret for bargain hunters and craft lovers. Find that special something you can't live without.

Cultural Music Series - Cinco de Mayo Festival: McKinney's Cultural Music Series is free to the public. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs or a picnic basket. Free admission and parking.

SUNDAY
Writer's Exchange: A monthly forum for writers and people interested in writing to discuss issues of interest, offer mutual support, and exchange ideas and marketing tips. 2-3:30 p.m. at John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just Hop On or Call
469-733-DASH (3274) in Downtown McKinney
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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