Above: Campers at Chestnut Square's Prairie Adventure Camps 
 
 
 
 
The Pairing Series "Hues and Blues"  John Bramblitt + Cast of Blues
(Opening Friday thru Aug. 11)
The first exhibit in the Pairing Series, "Hues and Blues" pairs paintings by world renowned blind painter John Bramblitt (shown) with The Cast of Blues Exhibit from Middwest Arts Alliance featuring interactive touchable casts by sight impaired sculpturer Sharon McConnell-Dickerson. Reception is Friday at 6 p.m. with John Bramblitt and blues guitarist Shane Frane performing. McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee, 9 a.m.-8
 
 
 
 
 
Context "O" by Wendolin Mercado 
(Friday-Saturday)
Provocative, intimate, and unapologetic, this eclectic series of nudes explores beauty, boundaries, contrast, attraction and the unspoken conversations we have about them in our own heads. A special viewing experience Friday from 7-9 p.m., "Art in the Dark," encourages visitors to grab a flashlight explore the exhibit in the dimmed gallery. Afterglow Reception to follow. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee, with Art in the Dark from 7-9 p.m. and reception from 9-11 p.m. Mature audience recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
Third Monday Trade Days
(Friday-Sunday)
Third Monday Trade Days is a great place to find the perfect Father’s Day gift this weekend. Shop for sporting goods, outdoor furniture, antiques, tools, collectibles and more. Treat Dad to the fantastic state fair-type food and drinks. Free admission. Parking is $5 on Saturday and Sunday, free on Friday. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 4550 W. University. 
 
 
 
 
 
David Grissom Concert (Friday)
The Guitar Sanctuary presents a special concert with David Grissom and special guests Korey Hicks & The Dirty Tricks at The Sanctuary Music & Events. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m. VIP Tables with seating for four, $150 per table. Downstairs seats (first come, first serve), $25. General Admission (standing room only), $10. Bar and food service available from our friends at Sterling Events & Catering. 6633 Virginia. $15. Bar, food service available.
 
 
 
 
 
Ghostly Hauntings Tour (Saturday)
This Chestnut Square event is a 2-hour tour by flashlight of the historic homes. Hear the history of the homes, the people who lived in them, how they lived and all the ghostly hauntings that happen there. 8-10 p.m. Purchase tickets online; $20. No one under   12 admitted. 315 S. Chestnut. 
 
 
 
 
 
Jammin' in June-The JazzMark Quartet
(Thursday)
Enjoy the sounds of summer at McKinney's beautiful Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia. 7:30-9 p.m. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Try on an assortment of fair trade summer dresses & tops, all handmade in India by women working with the fair trade organization Mata Traders. Other activities throughout the day, too. 219 E. Louisiana. Free admission; items available to purchase. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
The following events are included in general admission; free for Heard Members.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children, introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book. 10:30 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, which opens for its summer season on Saturday. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours.

3rd Saturday Nature Talks: Amazing Moths (Saturday)
Leave a light on at night and you’re bound to be visited by moths! At first glance these nocturnal insects may seem a bit boring, but after this program, you’ll learn to look at them differently. Free with admission to museum. 9:30-10:30 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Jim Stewart Unplugged (Thur.); The Bodarks (Fri.); Lindsay Hightower in the beer garden at noon, and Analog (Sat.)
The Celt: Michael William Harrison (Thur.); Tom Loris Conspiracy (Fri.);  Nitty Gritty Jazz Band (Sat.); Harbor Row at 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Irish Rogues at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Jason Cloud (Fri.); Go Solo (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: Ladies Night with the Katie Lamb Trio (Thurs.); Lou Harlas & Kelly Dourbin (Fri.); James Gabriano (shown, Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Tiff Taylor Band (Thur.); Uncle Lucius (Fri.); Bart Crow (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thur.); Mike Allyn (Fri.); Double Down (Sat.); Shelby Ballenger (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Marc Sena (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (Fri.)
TUPPS Brewery: Kevin Edwards (Fri.); Devin Leigh from 1-4 p.m. and Sawdusters from 7-10 p.m. (Sat.); Open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (shown, Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
 
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TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. At the Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

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

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

FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Disney's Peter Pan Jr.: Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee.

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut. Also Trolley Tour, 11 a.m.

TUPPS Brewery: Tour and tastings at 12:30 p.m. 

Knife Sharpening: Your donation goes to Collin County Habitat for Humanity during this event at Kitchenwares on the Square, 213 E. Louisiana. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dads, Dogs and Cars: Grab your favorite fella & head over to The Oxford Grand to celebrate Father's Day with an afternoon full of fun! Pet adoptions, Morning Maniacs Car Show, petting zoo, music, cookout. 2851 Orchid. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
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STAY THE NIGHT
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