Blane Howard in Concert

Friday | The Sanctuary in Adriatica | 8 p.m..
The Guitar Sanctuary presents Blane Howard in concert with special guests The Red Roots at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets are $10-$125. Reservations available online. Bar and food service available.


AT THE McKINNEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | 111 N. Tennessee  | Downtown McKinney

Tale Gate Theatre: Falls For Jodie

Friday | Theater | 8-10 p.m. $16-20

Inspired by the time leading up to John Hinckley's attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, "Falls For Jodie" is an imagined story of Hinckley’s partnership with a hotel concierge who tries to help him win the love of his child-star crush. 

Bluegrass Heritage Festival
Saturday | Courtroom Theater | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a night of music by Grammy-nominated The Special Consensus, a superb bluegrass outfit in a traditional vein, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band (innovative interpretations of Beatles songs.) $28.50, reserved seating. 


Finding Solace in Fierce Landscapes
Friday-Sunday | The Cove | 402 N. Tennessee | Times vary
Guy Giersch and Pernie Fallon present a show of images that probe the boundaries of realism, that reveals the healing power and spirituality of desert solitude. The images represent a period of time spent in the “Four Corners” area of the desert southwest in the summer of 2018. Free. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 1-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.



Check museum website for hours/rates. Exhibits/activities included in general admission unless otherwise noted.

Dinosaurs Live | Thru Feb. 18

Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails. This year's exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The trail is jogging stroller friendly.

Fall Night Hike | Saturday
Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with Heard Trail Guides. Sharpen your senses to spot signs of animal life and learn about the inhabitants of the Heard. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $12-14..

Nature Storytime | Friday

This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and an appreciation and care of nature. Included with general admission, 10:30-11 a.m.


In Honor of our Veterans: Staff Sergeant Jason Morgan

Saturday | Collin College Conference Center | 3-4 p.m.

Staff Sergeant Jason Morgan inspires audiences not only through recounting his remarkable journey - from the Special Forces to living as a wounded veteran, a Paralympic athlete, and a national speaker - but also by providing a roadmap for anyone navigating back from adversity.


Annual Holiday Boutique Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday | St. Gabriel Church  | 110 St. Gabriel

An incredible shopping opportunity with more than 80 artisans selling unique handcrafted items including Christmas and Home Décor, jewelry, paintings, clothing, candles, pottery, woodwork, gifts and more. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 110 St. Gabriel Way. $1 for adults/free for children under 12.

Trinity Presbyterian Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday |  5871 Virginia |  9 a.m.-3 p.m.
A fun holiday Bazaar that offers all homemade crafts, gifts, Quilt Auction, Special Silent Auction, homemade baked and canned goods, and casseroles. A $5 lunch includes homemade soups, baked good, dessert, and beverage! Cash, checks and credit cards accepted.


3rd Annual Party in the Pasture
Saturday Rock Creek Ranch | 4934 FM 1461 |  5-10 p.m.
The Party in the Pasture this year welcomes special guests Randy and Mary Travis and will benefit Becky’s Hope Horse Rescue. Also featuring complimentary parking, a silent auction, raffle, open bar, catered dinner, dessert, live music, dancing, and friendship. James Dupre will be the opening performer and the Rachel Stacy Band is back!  Deck yourselves out in boots and bling! This event sold out the last two years, so grab tickets now; tickets WILL NOT be available the day of the event.


Live Music This Weekend

Thursday-Sunday | Times vary | Multiple locations in McKinney

  • Cadillac Pizza Pub: Droo D'Anna Unplugged (Thur.); Christian Brooks Band (Fri.); Wanda King (Sat.)
  • The Celt Irish Pub: Blaggard (Thur.); Kevin Deal (Fri.); What? (Sat.); Sarah Copus at 10:30 a.m., Irish Music Sessions at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Éclair Bistro: Sky Trio (Fri.); Joey Love Band (Sat.)
  • E.J. Wills Gastropub: Freddy Bozas (Fri.)
  • Hank's Texas Grill: Black Valley (Thur.); Micky and the Motorcars (Fri.); Cody Canada and the Departed (Sat.); 49th Vibration & Friends CD Release Party (Sun.)
  • Harvest Seasonal Kitchen: Jim Stewart (Fri.); Ed McMahon (Sat.)
  • Landon Winery: 2nd Hand News (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
  • Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tony Ramey (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes (Fri.); Mark Alan (Sat.); Steve Rose (Sun.)
  • The Pub: Sean & Faye (Thur.); The Potters (Fri.); Sam or I (Sat.)
  • Rick's Chophouse: Shane Frame (Thur.); 4 Way Street (Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
  • Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Carly Reign & Friends (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)

Shane Frame


Carly Reign & Friends


Micky and the Motorcars