Shown above: Native plants at the Heard Natural Science Museum
 
 
 
 
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee, 214-544-4630 

(Friday, shown)
National Autism Association presents this film about the Lund family (four children, two on the autism spectrum) and their journey into the hyper-complex, emotionally draining maze of autism. Experience the first-hand reality of autism and how one family’s grace, patience, and determination steer them on the unpaved road of The Family Next Door. Moderated panel discussion after the screening. $10 general admission. 7-9:30 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee.

'It's The Old Army Game' Silent Movie (Saturday)
The North Texas Chapter of the American Theater Organ Society presents this silent film starring W.C. Fields. Accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ by organist Tom Hoehn. Tickets in advance are $12 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and free for seniors over 65 (ticket required). Add $2 to tickets bought on day of the show. 7:30 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

(shown, Saturday-Sunday)
The annual Spring Plant Sale fundraising event at Heard Museum will feature a huge selection of native plants, hard-to-find herbs and well-adapted plants. This year, the plant sale will also offer over 1,000 native milkweed plants. Purchases are tax-free and benefit the Heard, a private 501(c)3. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. (Members only pre-sale, Friday, 4-7 p.m.)

Howard Garrett Book Signing (Saturday)
Garrett is one of the leaders in the research, education and promotion of natural organic gardening, landscaping, pet health and pest control and how to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Garrett will answer questions and sign books. Proceeds from books sold benefit the Heard. 10 a.m.-noon.
 
 
 
 
 
TUPPS Brewery
721 Anderson at the Cotton Mill

Yoga, Craft Beer & Kombucha (Saturday)
Join North Texas Yoga for a free all-level yoga class at the brewery each month. Bring your own mat. Once the class ends, stay for a craft beer or kombucha on tap. 9-10 a.m.
 
 
 
 
Crawfish Boil (Sunday)
It’s crawfish season so enjoy a plate of crawfish, potatoes and corn, and more than 10 beers on tap at $5 per beer. The event will take place from noon-6 p.m. Pre-purchase tickets online. Live music 1-4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Tassone: One of a Kind Linear Abstraction (Friday-Sunday)
Paul Tassone creates linear abstract designs with stained glass paint on high gloss varnished wood. His show at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee, offers a rare opportunity to see
the total vision of this unique artist. Hours are Friday, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, 4-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 3-6 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Greg Koch and Other Bad Men (Thursday) 
The Guitar Sanctuary presents this concert at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia Parkway in Adriatica. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. Special guest is the Maylee Thomas Band. Tickets are
available online: $200 per VIP table, $35 for downstairs seats, and $15 for standing room only in the balcony.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Chaz & Quinten Hope Unplugged (shown, Thur.); Manny & The Gringoderos (Fri.); Beer Garden featuring Devin Leigh at noon, Buzz Andrews Band at 9 p.m. (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Michael William Harrison (Thur.); Joe Savage Band (Fri.); The Gypsy Playboys (Sat.); Plectra at 10:30 a.m.,TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; The Selkie Girls 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Go Solo (Fri.); Vince Lujan (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: Live music in Jazz Lounge upstairs (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Buffalo Ruckus (Thur.); Dirty River Boys (Fri.); Colton O'Neill (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Jim McCrain (Thur.); Nelson Miller (Fri.); Afterlight (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Shane Frame (Thur.); Mike "Junior" Clark (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: John Tipton, 1-4 p.m., The Foundation, 7-10 p.m. (Sat.) 
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Secret Agent Men (Fri.); Darwin Martin (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: 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. 

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

721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill); Open at 11 a.m. Food trucks, live music.

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

Sip N' Shop Mimosa Brunch:
Enjoy a chef-prepared brunch and mimosa bar while shopping from various vendors including LuLaRoe clothing, Young Living Oils & more. The Oxford Grand, 2851 Orchid. Free admission. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

SUNDAY
McKinney Family Fun Fest: This 2nd Annual McKinney kids fest sponsored by Adventure Kids Playcare features the Trolls, a petting zoo, bounce houses, and a human foosball game. Crafts, games, vendors, and food trucks will also be on site. 2950 Craig Drive, Suite 100. FREE. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Myers Park & Events Center, 7117 CR 166.
Mud Factor 5K Mud Run (Saturday) In the Back 40. Registration open until Friday at 11:59 p.m.

Collin County Master Gardeners Plant Sale (Saturday): 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the show barn.
 
 
 
 
 


STAY THE NIGHT
McKinney hotels and B&Bs offer a wide range of options when staying overnight in town. 
​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499 for assistance.
 
 
 
 
 


UPDATED DOWNTOWN PARKING MAP
Click the map to see a larger map ad and an update of the downtown parking situation. 
 
 
 
            
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