(Saturday)
This month's Second Saturday features local artists positioned around the square, creating and displaying their work. Visit with the artists, grab a bite to eat - dinner and/or dessert - and a glass of wine, and do some after-hours shopping while enjoying the sights and sounds of an evening on the historic downtown McKinney square. 4-7 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Events at City of McKinney Venues/Facilities

MPAC Summer Concert Series - Jake Shimabukuro (Friday)
The McKinney Performing Arts Center presents a concert by one of the world's most exceptional and innovative ukulele players in the history of the instrument, an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. He has topped Billboard’s World Music Chart on numerous occasions and has sold out prestigious venues and festivals. $40-$50 reserved seating. 7:30-9 p.m. 111 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
Cultural Music Series - African Heritage (Saturday)
McKinney's Cultural Music Series is free to the public. Concert attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a picnic basket with snacks for this free family fun. Admission and parking are free. 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Pkwy.
 
 
 
 
 
McKinney Garden & Home Tour (Saturday)
Tour will showcase seven beautiful gardens & homes with an educational garden stop. All gardens & homes are located in Historic Mckinney. All gardens and homes on the tour are located in the historic district. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 per person.
 
 
 
 
 
Space, Time & Love: The Three Dimensions of Life (Saturday-Sunday)
The paintings and music by Steven Wright are featured this week at The Cove. The evolution of physics is synchronous with the evolution of visual art and music.  Physics is about understanding space and time.   Visual Arts reflect our depiction of space in both two and three dimensions. Music quantizes time, dividing sound into notes and measures. Saturday, 2-9 p.m. with music performances at 3, 5, and 7 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. with musical performances at 1 and 3 p.m. Free.
 
 
 
 
 
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. 

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (now open)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. The butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures. Open during normal hours. Included in general admission.

Second Saturday Bird Walks: (shown) Learn bird spotting, identification techniques and more. This is a great opportunity for new birders to get introduced to this interesting area of study. Reservations are not required; however, make sure to arrive on time. 8-9 a.m.
 
 
 
 
Events at Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Village Life: A Walk Through Time (Saturday)
Recognize the military heroes of McKinney's early days with music, demonstrations, games for kids and homemade lemonade, all set in the beautiful Chestnut Square Historic Village. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on our charming trolley with a trained You'll enjoy seeing the architecture of the area and hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney. The trolley is a wonderful tour to take with out of town guests. $10 adults; $7 for kids 12/under, seniors and military.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Nikki & Ryan Unplugged (Thur.); Manny & the Gringoderos (Fri.); Trey Allen on the patio from noon-3 p.m. then Mark Sena 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (Sat.).
The Celt:  String Theory (Thur.); The Tom Loris Conspiracy (Fri.); Fritz Shultz (Sat.); Cierra Branniws 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. and Lord of the Rings Trivia at 6 p.m.(Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Go Solo (Fri.);  Live DJ (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro:Karl Berkebile (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.) 
Hank's Texas Grill: Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Thur.); John Baumann featuring Zach Nytomt (Fri.); Doug Stone (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Dan Miksch (Thur.); Duane Bates (Fri.); Mike Allyn (Sat.); Davis & Rose (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Jim Stewart (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); 4-Way Street Band (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine BistroLIve Music (Thur.-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 honors 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
SERVE McKinney Open House: 
McKinney residents who want to serve their community have an excellent opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 75 boards, commissions and nonprofit organizations invited. Collin County Higher Education Building, 3452 Spur 399 (NE corner Hwy 121 & 75 Central). 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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. Music by Nate & the Rules, 1-4 p.m.; Second Saturday Art, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 721 Anderson.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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