Above: Bonnie Wenk Park
 
 
 
 
Jake Andrews Live at the Sanctuary
(Friday)
The Guitar Sanctuary presents Jake Andrews live in concert at The Sanctuary Music & Events from 8-11:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) VIP tables for four directly in front of the stage, $125 per table; general admission (downstairs seating), $20; and Standing Room Only (balcony), $10. Bar and food service available. 6633 Virginia.
 
 
 
 
 
Another Time and Place 
(Friday-Sunday)
This new exhibit by artists Beth Fields and Andrea Holmes captures the artists' fascination with the stories vintage items tell, and the ways that pieces of history mesh with the present reality to reveal unexpected beauty. An obsession with old stuff is woven into all aspects of this artwork. Friday and Saturday, 6-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee St.
 
 
 
 
 
Beth Wood House Concert
(Friday)
Singer/songwriter Beth Wood brings us a terrific evening of music that you won't want to miss. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at McKinney Guitar Studio, 3615 Canyon View Court. Doors open at 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $15 payable at the door. Reservations suggested online as seating is limited.
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Wilde Performs Chopin, Debussy, Ravel  (Saturday)
Enjoy an evening of beautiful music with
Thomas Wilde performing famous works of Chopin, Debussy, and Ravel. This includes several of Chopin’s most notable Nocturnes, Impromptus and Ballades, Debussy’s Suite bergamasque and other works, and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infant défunte. 7-8:15 p.m. in Noble Hall at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. FREE; online registration is requested.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates.
Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. 

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. Included with admission. (The dinosaurs won't be turned on when the temperature is below 45 degrees. Photo courtesy of Plano Profile.)

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.
 
 
 
 
 
Writer's Exchange
(Sunday)
Independent authors, published authors, people thinking of becoming writers, anyone connected with writing and editing, and the general public are all welcome.  Not a typical author fair or a venue for selling your books, the Writers’ Exchange can nevertheless point you to many of these other marketing venues or writers’ resources. John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado, 2-3:30 p.m. Free.
 
 
 
 
 
Mitas Hill Property Tour (Saturday)
There are still seats available for a guided tour and tasting at Mitas Hill Vineyard. Starts at 1 p.m. and is $20 per person for an hour long experience. Driving tours around the grounds available if weather permits. Call 972-316-7991 before the spots are all taken.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Mark Sena Unplugged (Thur.); Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Fri.), The Bodarks (Sat.).
The Celt:  String Theory (Thur.); Michael & Ashley (Fri.); Sluggers Rule (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Anthony & Marina (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill:  Buffalo Ruckus (Thur.); Brandon Rhyder (Fri.); Bri Bagwell & Adrian Johnston (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Martyn Lucas (Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Sarah Copus (Thur.); Will & Crystal Yates (Fri.); Ryan Rhynes (Sat.); Nick McLean (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Jim Stewart (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); 4-Way Street (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Zack King Band (Thur.); Bob & Lori (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Colling 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 admission.

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

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. Live music from 1-4 p.m.721 Anderson.

​​​​​​​MCA 25th Anniversary Gala: The theme for this fun dinner, silent and live auction evening is roaring 20s. at The Sheraton McKinney Hotel, 1900 Gateway Blvd. 6:30-10 p.m.

At Myers Park, 7117 CR 166
DFW English Springer Spaniel Association Dog Show (Friday-Sunday) in the Show Barn. 972-875-9883.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In downtown McKinney, hop on or call 
469-733-DASH (3274)
 
 
 
 
MORE FUN ACTIVITIES
 
 
            
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