Photo credit: Carol Clark, president of Native Plant Society of Texas, Collin County Chapter. ​​​​​
 
 
 
 
Events at City of McKinney Venues/Facilities

Dive-In Movie Night (Friday)
The City of McKinney Parks & Rec Department presents Moana (PG) at the Apex Centre. $5 per person, and personal floaties and pre-registration are suggested. 8-11 p.m.
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Coffee with the Cops provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Police Department. All community members are invited to attend. Coffee, other beverages, and food available for purchase. At McKinney Coffee Company, 1910 N. Stonebridge Dr. 8-10 a.m.
 
 
 
 
Spring Potpourri 2018
 (Saturday) 
The Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory and Youth Ballet of Texas showcase Patterns of Growth, celebrating dance as an expression of growth and positive changes. General seating; $12 for adults, $8 for children/seniors, lap children free. 4-5:30 p.m. McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
Transitions & Collaboration in and  with Nature (Friday-Saturday)
Examples of wood branches that demonstrate the transitions found in nature, and how pottery created in collaboration with wood defines a unique artistic style. This exhibit features unusual and distinctive styles of pottery as well as watercolor paintings. Valerie Batchelder will display her unique watercolor paintings including framed paintings and lots of card paintings. Potters include Alex Macias, refined pottery forms with precision thrown restrained forms; Wayne Batchelder, featuring his nature inspired pottery where wood informs the form 
and color of the pot; Minda Macias, special use of texture blended colors melting into one another in slab built pottery; and
Grayson Fair, pottery with warm earthy colors and wood fire-kissed pots. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. 6-9 p.m. both evenings.
 
 
 
 
 
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 (shown, Opens Saturday)
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.

Date Night at the Heard (Saturday)
This fun, outdoor fundraising event features live music by the Blandelles, dancing, a cash bar (featuring TUPPS Beer) and tasty food trucks. The event will be for guests ages 21+; however, limited childcare will be available. Event admission ($15) includes free parking. 6-10 p.m.

Zip Line Day (Saturday)
Guests climb a 23-ft tree to our zip platform then proceed to a 487ft zip line. Purchase one ticket ($12 each) for each time you would like to travel down the zip line. Online registration required. 1-4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Webb Wilder Live at the Sanctuary (Friday)
The Guitar Sanctuary presents a concert with Webb Wilder on Friday at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia Parkway. $10-150.
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
The Collin County Master Gardeners will lead this walk through the research gardens near the pole barn at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. 972-548-4232.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Mark Sena Unplugged (Thur.); Danni & Kris (Fri.); Cody Jasper (Sat.).
The Celt:   After 5 Band (Sat.); Sarah Copus at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m.(Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Vince Lujan (Fri.);  Live DJ (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro:Karl Berkebile (Thur.); Joey Love (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.) 
Hank's Texas Grill: Tracy Byrd (shown, Thur.); Curtis Grimes (Fri.); Red Leather (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Sarah Copus (Thur.); Tommy Ray Williams (Fri.); Ryan Rhynes (Sat.); Wayne Greene (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Marc Sena (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Live Music - TBD (Fri.-Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Luqman Rashada (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 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. 

FRIDAY

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. 721 Anderson.

Tucker Hill 3rd Annual Porch Fest: This unique live music festival is free and features live bands staged on at least six of Tucker Hill’s quaint front porches from 5-7 p.m. Stroll around Founder's Square as
well as along Fitzgerald Avenue to hear the music! The evening highlight is a concert-on-the-lawn starting at 7 p.m. featuring Random Axis. Also enjoy a Car Show, a pop-up Artisan’s market wine-by-the-glass from Caudalie Crest, and picnic dinner or treats from food vendors. 2100 State Blvd.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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469-733-DASH (3274) 
 
 
 
 
 
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