Above: Collin County Farm Museum at Myers Park (2017) 
 
 
 
 
(Sunday)
Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and brunch food while looking at art by more than 20 local artists at the Ritz Building and Lone Star Wine Cellars. Artwork will be available for sale.The event is free to attend, but reservations are requested to ensure there is enough food. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ritz Building, 103 E. Virginia.
 
 
 
 
 
Vivaldi's Gloria (Friday)
The Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra teams up with the Denton Bach Society Choir to bring one of Vivaldi's most exquisite works, Gloria. The orchestra will also perform 
works by Mahler, Copland,
and Mendelssohn. At the Church Street Auditorium, 306 N. Church. 8-9:15 p.m. Tickets range from $13-20 and are available online.
 
 
 
 
 
City of McKinney Hosted Events
Check the city website for any weather-related schedule changes for outdoor events.

Neighborhood Night at the Movies
(Friday) Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars! Despicable Me 3 (PG) will be showing at Tom Allen Jr. Park, 3301 Bahnman Dr. Free. Starts around 8:15 p.m.

10th Annual Trash-Off (Saturday)
The Environmental Education department hosts the annual Texas Trash-Off event as part of the Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off, the largest single-day cleanup event in the state.  8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Pkwy. 972-547-7335.

Concert in the Courtyard (Saturday)
Celtic folk band Slugger's Rule will perform and tell stories in the courtyard at the Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library, 101 E. Hunt. 3-4:30 p.m.

Events at the McKinney Performing Arts Center,
111 N. Tennessee:

DD & the Studebakers 50s Rock 'n' Roll Show (Saturday)
Go back to the time of bobby socks, ponytails and ducktails when DD and The Studebakers perform favorite songs from a music era gone by. Tap your feet to songs by Chuck Berry, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brenda Lee, Fats Domino, Bill Haley and The Comets and many more. $17 general admission. 7-9:30 p.m. In the Courtroom Theater.

Unique by Nature Juried Art Show (Saturday)
The reception and awards presentation for this annual art show featuring work from artists all over Texas. Wine and hors-d'oeuvres will be provided at this opening event. The exhibit will be on display until April 22. 7-9 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Cadillac Pizza:  Travelin' Zed Unplugged (Thur.); Jon Christopher Davis (Fri.); Josh Osgood Band (Sat.).
The Celt:  String Theory (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Justin Pickard (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: MacClod (Fri.); Vince Lujan (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: The 3 Amigos Band (Fri.); Nick Knirk (Sat.)
End Zone McKinney: Karaoke Dreams (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Chance Ray (Thur.); Roger Creager (Fri.); Steve Helms (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Martyn Lucas (Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Ron Bultongez (Thur.); Crystal & Will Yates (shown, Fri.); Ryan Rhynes (Sat.); Davis & Rose (Sun.)
The Pub: Christopher Mills (Thur.); David Christian (Fri.)
Landon's Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Ed McMahon (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
TUPPS BreweryJosh Osgood (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Zack King Band (Thur.); Bob & Lori (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
 
 
DASH travels from remote parking lots to bring guests to the square or to help them get from one location to another. Best of all, all rides on the DASH are free.
 
 
 
 
 
And Check Out Next Weekend's Events!
 
 
 
 
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TOURS

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

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Hunt Street between Kentucky & Tennessee.

TUPPS Brewery: Open at 11 a.m. Free tour at 12:30. Live music by Josh Osgood from 1-4 p.m. Mamitas Food Truck. 721 Anderson.  

Franconia Brewing Tour:  Celebrating 10 years in McKinney! 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Just $5 for samples of all beers on tap as well as a tour of the facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Paella Cooking Class: At Kitchenwares on the Square, 213 E. Louisiana. Call 469-919-2433 to make reservations. $49/person. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Arrive by 6:15 p.m.

Ag-Power's Annual Day of Play: An entire day of fun for the whole family with activities for the little ones and adults getting to test drive the newest John Deere equipment. Lunch will be provided by Ag-Power. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 3501 N. Central Expwy.
 
 
 
 
 
MORE WEEKEND FUN!

At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place,  972-562-5566. 
Nature Story Time (Friday)
This weekly story time 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.

Meet the Plants: A Preview of Native Plants (Saturday) One week before the Heard’s spring plant sale, join us for an informal talk and get a personal introduction to some of the plants that will be featured in the sale. 9-10 a.m. Free with admission.(Note: No plants will be sold during this event.)

At Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166
Lone Star 4H Horse Clinic (Saturday) in the Show Barn, 972-658-5201.

Morgan Horse Club Show (Sunday) in the Show Barn, 972-658-6456.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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