Above: Cyclists on the Wilson Creek Trail near Towne Lake Park


Vintage Market Days

This upscale, indoor market featuring vintage finds, antiques, repurposed, industrial, architectural home decor offers a the perfect chance to do some unique gift buying for Christmas in a charming setting just outside of town. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $10 on Friday with re-entry all weekend, or $5 Saturday & Sunday. 7117 CR 166, Myers Park & Event Center Show Barn.

Third Monday Trade Days(Friday-Sunday)
One of the largest flea markets in North Texas, this market features wares from more than 450 vendors held the weekend before the third Monday each month. Free admission. Parking $5 on Saturdays and Sundays before 3 p.m.; free parking Friday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 4550 W. University.
6633 Virginia (Adriatica); doors open 7 p.m. 
Billy Falcon in Concert (shown, Friday)
The Guitar Sanctuary presents an intimate concert with legendary singer/songwriter Billy Falcon and special guests Maylee Thomas and George Fuller. $125 per table of 4; 40 tables are available.

Shane Henry (Saturday)
Shane Henry appears at The Sanctuary at 8 p.m. VIP Tables with seating for 4 are $60 per table; downstairs seats are $10, and general admission (standing room only) is $5. Standard bar and food service available.
TUPPS Brewery Events
721 Anderson (Cotton Mill); Must be 21 to drink alcohol.

Plant & Sip (Thursday)
Bring your creativity, friends and love of beer to Plant & Sip where a plant professional/party host guides you as you create your very own terrarium. Be prepared to spend 1.5 hours laughing, drinking and flexing your “green thumb”. No gardening experience necessary. 7-8:30 p.m. $40 per person. Use promo code grow40 for 40% off ticket price and a raffle ticket for exciting door prizes!

Pure Barre Free Class (Saturday): 9-10 a.m. Stay for beer after.

Tamale & Beer Pairing (Saturday)
TUPPS and The Tamale Company have teamed to pair spicy and sweet tamales with refreshing and cold beer. $17 per person gets 5 oz. of five different beers and five different half-tamales. 11 a.m.-2 p.m
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. 

Dinosaurs Live! (Through Feb. 18) 
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! Photo op and play area dinosaurs available too. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly. Included with admission.

Nature Story Time (Friday) Weekly event, 10:30-11 a.m.

Third Saturday Nature Talk (Saturday): November's talk focuses on iNaturalist Training, a program that allows you to use your phone to record nature observations, share them with friends or the scientific community, identify species that you find, and help build a repository for scientific data from the most common species to the rarest. Included with admission to the museum. 9:30 a.m.
Genesis...and other works that embrace Lif(Friday-Saturday)  
Darby draws inspiration from the expanse of the universe to the fragile creatures around her rural home to create elegant compositions that carry a message of hope, of relationship, of life. The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee, 5-9 p.m. Artist talks both evenings at 7 p.m.

Cadillac Pizza:  Trey Allen Unplugged (Thur.); Mark Sena's Funk Machine (Fri.), MOJO Filter  & annual Toys for Tots Drive (Sat.)
The Celt: Michael William Harrison (Thur.); The Tom Loris Conspiracy (Fri.); Skeleton McKee (Sat.); Harber Row, 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session, 3 p.m., Glenn McLaughlin, 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Christian Ortiz (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Brent Splawn Band (Thur.); Deryl Dodd (Fri.); Sunny Sweeney (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Randy Willis (Thur.); Philip Brumley (Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.-Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Shane Frame (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (shown, Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thursday-Sunday)
TUPPS Brewery: Robin Lore Duo (Fri.); Colin Boyd, 1-4 p.m. and Kevin Edwards, 7-10 p.m.
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: The 3 Amigos (Thur.); Nickel & Dime (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.).
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
Do you love good food? A new tour company, Food Walks of Texas, will take you on a tour of some popular downtown eateries.
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

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

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

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

Farmers Market: Located at Hunt/Tennessee. 8 a.m.-noon.

TUPPS Brewery:Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4.

Cocktail Napkin Art: Learn how to use cocktail napkins to create easy table art.Call 972-569-6909 for details. 10-11 a.m. at Heard-Craig House, 205 W. Hunt.


Education is Not a Crime Free Screening: This eye-opening, powerful 51 minute film raises awareness about education and those who are denied the right to higher education. Free, open to the public. RSVP to bicent9@yahoo.com. At the John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado. 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Animal Events at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166
In Show Barn, 214-908-8587.
200 West Virginia
in downtown McKinney 
We'd love for you to stay with us by booking a night at one of McKinney's hotels or bed & breakfasts!

Add these family-fun events to your family calendar for Thanksgiving Weekend next week. More to come in next week's Weekend Update.

Santa on the Square: Book your appointment now for your kids' visit and photos with Santa in his downtown square workshop Fridays-Sundays starting Nov. 24 through Dec. 17. Proceeds benefit Volunteer McKinney.

Home for the Holidays: Families will gather for an old-fashioned holiday celebration on the square Friday-Sunday after Thanksgiving. 

Believe Run: This 1 mile, 5K and 10K race benefits the Holy Family School the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Registration is available online; rates increase November 20.

A Christmas Carol: McKinney Repertory Theatre performs this holiday classic during Home for the Holidays.