Above: Early morning on the downtown square. (Photo by Tom Knapik, tom k photography)
Hot Club of San Francisco "Cinema Vivant" (Saturday)
The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing, celebrating imagination and innovation. 7:30-9 p.m. in the Courtroom Theater at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. Reserved tickets are $35, adult; $30, seniors 65+; and children/students (ages 6-22), $25. 
The Odysseus North Texas Chamber orchestra will present a family affair with a performance of Peter and the Wolf, the worlds most beloved children's piece by Sergei Prokofiev. The music will be accompanied by an interactive projection slideshow by local artist Annie Royer and narrator Steve Powell. Music from Pink Panther and Wicked will be performed as well. Come early and enjoy pre concert activities for the kids which includes face painting, balloons, kid conductors and an instrument petting zoo.
Spring Spree Donations
(Through Feb. 20)
Ettiene Market is hosting an evening dedicated to our local community members in need. The Spring Spree pop up shop at Chestnut Square Historic Village allows qualified guests to shop for free, and with dignity, for all kitchen related items. Prior to the event, the community is being asked to donate new or gently used kitchen utensils and supplies. Drop them off at Ettiene Market, 115 W. Louisiana.
Making Marks: Expression Through Line and Layers, Lynne Hubner - Printmaker
Local artist Lynne Hubner's work has been described as “visual haiku” due to her ability of capturing the essence of a scene and inviting the viewer to enter with their own dialogue. An independent artist, lecturer, educator and national workshop facilitator, Ms. Hubner specializes in relief printmaking in its many permutations. Friday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Sunday, 4-6 p.m. The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. Free.
At The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566. Exhibits & talks included in admission. 

(shown, thru Feb. 19) Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and his life-size animatronic dinosaur friends along the nature trails. Regular hours. 

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members. 10:30 a.m.

Nature Photography Contest Submissions Begin (above, Saturday)
Have you taken any great nature photos lately? Participate in the Heard Nature Photography Contest, hosted by the Heard Nature Photography Club. For the second year, participants will be able to submit their photos electronically. Contest categories will provide opportunities for multiple skill levels! Through Feb. 26.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic night (Thur.); Mark Shelton Band (Fri.); Mojo Filter (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Go Solo (Fri.);Seamus Stout (Sat.); Sarah Copus, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; Aaron Burton, 6:30-9 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Josh Osgood (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro: Live music in Jazz Lounge upstairs (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Brian Lambert & Greg Hargrove (Thur.); Eleven Hundred Springs (Fri.); Deryl Dodd (Sat.); Will & Crystal Yates (shown, Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Jim Stewart (Thur.); Jon Griffin (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
TUPPS BreweryLive music & food trucks (Fri.-Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Zack King (Thur.); Secret Agent Men (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ ​
Looking for a special night out? This week's blog entry lists some of the events taking place for Valentine's Day weekend in McKinney. 

Heard-Craig House: 205 W. Hunt. Thursdays at 1 p.m. $10 for Tour & Tea.

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

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.

Winter Farmers Market at Chestnut Square, 8 a.m.-noon, 315 S. Chestnut.

DFW English Springer Spaniel Association Dog Show, Myers Park, 7117 CR 166, show barn.
Click to access the web map or pick up a pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.
McKinney hotels and B&Bs offer a wide range of options when staying overnight in town. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB at
888-649-8499 for assistance.