Above: A Beautiful Autumn Sunday at Towne Lake
Don Ross Live at the Sanctuary
The Guitar Sanctuary presents a special concert with Don Ross on Friday at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7) at The Sanctuary Music & Events. In 1988, Don became the first Canadian to win the U.S. National Fingerpick Guitar Championship. He won again in 1996, still the only two-time winner of the competition, and has recorded several CDs between 1989 and 2003. Tickets from $10 and $25 per seat or $150 for an entire table. Standard bar and food service available. 6633 Virginia.
At McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee

Sinatra & Friends Concert (Friday)
Go back in time to the Big Band and Crooner Era when the Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra presents a fun-filled evening of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Junior's greatest hits with original arrangements and featuring Las Vegas crooner Teddy Davey. $20 adults, $15 seniors 65+ and students 13 and up. 8-9:30 p.m.
An Evening with Tim O'Brien
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation presents a special evening with Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien. Tim has released 15 solo CDs and performed with Steve Earle, Mark Knopfler, Bill Frisell and Steve Martin. The Downtown String Band will open the show with bluegrass and traditional music. Reserved seating, $27.50. Concert time is 7-9:15 p.m.
Texas Instrument Jazz Band: Jazz Time
November 5 marks the end of Daylight Savings Time. To mark the occasion, the 18-piece Texas Instruments Jazz Band performs only music with "time" in the title. $15 adults, $12 seniors 65+, $10 students. 4-5:15 p.m.
Living in Color at The Cove
Two artists - Mercy Manning and Joe Conner - will share the spotlight this Saturday at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee St., from noon to 8 p.m. Appetizers and wine will be served. Mercy Manning was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in North New Jersey.  This upbringing, in addition to extensive travel, gives Mercy the colorful playfulness expressed in her abstract acrylics and digital photos. Joe Conner studied Art & Design in England. Since moving to the States in 2000, she has shown her incredibly detailed work throughout the DFW area. Her work ranges from the serene to the whimsical, even provocative.
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.

Nature Story Time (Friday) Weekly event, 10:30-11 a.m.
NaNoWriMo Novel Write-In
The John & Judy Gay Library will host a space for writers who want to work on their National Novel Writing Month goal of writing a novel of at least 50,000 words in November. Free. WiFi, plenty of outlets. 2-4:30 p.m. 6861 W. Eldorado.

Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Kevin Deal Unplugged (Thur.); Sonic Moonshine (Fri.), Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.)
The Celt: String Theory (Thur.); Go Solo (Fri.); Nathan & Russ at 5 p.m. and What? at 8 p.m. (Sat.); Sarah Copus, 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session, 3 p.m., Bodarks, 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Sky Trio, 8-11 p.m. (Fri.);  David Dominguez (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Shotgun Rider (Thur.); Curtis Grimes (Fri.); Colton O'Neill (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Harbor Row (Thur.); Steve Douthit (Fri.); Davis & Rose (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Jim Stewart (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thursday-Sunday)
TUPPS Brewery: Live Music (Fr.-Sat.) 
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (shown, Thur.); Sabrina Taylor (Fri.); Acoustically Speaking (Sat.).
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
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.

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

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

This shop wants to be packed to show off the full service salon, boutique and their Southern charm for Big Review TV! Prize drawings for those attending. Food, margaritas, and prizes. 10 a.m.-noon. 1705 W. University.

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

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

TUPPS Brewery:Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4.

17th Annual Holiday Boutique: At St. Gabriel the Archangel, 110 St. Gabriel Way. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission $1.  

Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166
Gazehounds of Texas Dog Run Event (Sat.-Sun.) in the Back 40. 972-523-6075.

Small Paws Over Texas Dog Agility Show (Sat.-Sun.) in teh stall barn. 912-399-3706.
200 West Virginia
in downtown McKinney