Above: Feeding the ducks at Towne Lake Park
 
 
 
 
(Thursday-Sunday)
In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. Presented by McKinney Summer Musicals at the Church Street Auditorium, 306 N. Church. Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. with matinees Saturday-Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are
available online.
 
 
 
 
 
Events at MPAC
(McKinney Performing Arts Center)
111 N. Tennessee 

(shown, Friday)
The sounds of two American great icons in Jazz Music will come to life in this mesmerizing evening. This tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Charlie Bird Parker features Candance Mahogany Miller on vocals and Jason David on saxophone. Presented by the Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra, 8-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $16-20 and are available online

SWBC Masters of Bluegrass (Saturday)
The Masters of Bluegrass presents Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers in a family-friendly music show suitable for all ages. Bluegrass is a high-energy music genre with highly skilled instrument work and close harmony singing. 6 p.m. $25 general admission tickets available online.
 
 
 
 
 
16th Annual Holiday Boutique Arts & Crafts Fair (Saturday)
Over 80 Artisans displaying unique handcrafted items including Christmas and home décor, jewelry, paintings, clothing, candles, pottery, woodwork 
and more. Includes Snack/Lunch bar, bake sale, vendor raffle. At St. Gabriel Community Center, 110 St. Gabriel Way. Free admission. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill)

North Texas Cyclocross Races (Saturday-Sunday)
Cyclists will again enjoy a weekend of great racing, heckles and the celebration of local craft beer. Course races around the historic Cotton Mill in McKinney with a quick trip through the brewery. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. or later. Tickets available online.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
This exhibition is a retrospective of sculptural fiber constructions by Frances Dezzany. The themes of shields, totems and masks, inspired by shapes found in nature, are expressed in her work. Current works explore man-made materials with plastic and packaging as a resource for dimensional explorations. Saturday reception from 6-9 p.m. includes refreshments and music. Exhibit open Friday, 4–9 p.m.; Saturday, 3-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. At The Cove The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee St.
 
 
 
 
 
4th Annual Waggin' the Night Away (Saturday)
Mark Shelton and the Greater Good Band perform under the stars at Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery, 4488 CR
408. Proceeds benefit the Collin County Animal Services Spay/Neuter Fund. $10 per person for the
concert, plus silent auction. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket. No outside beverages; wine, water and sodas will be available for purchase as will food by Lucky 2 BBQ. 7-10 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Improv Jam (Friday)
Blending improv & musical comedy, each performance is based 100% on audience suggestion. Doors open at
7, show starts at 8. Tickets are $13 in advance and $16 at the door with a two drink minimum, and are available online. 
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibits/talks included in admission.

Dinosaurs Live (shown, Thru Feb. 19) They're back! Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and some of his life-size animatronic dinosaur friends along the Heard's nature trails.Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. 

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Designed primarily for young children and introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 10:30-11 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); The Bodarks (Fri.); Mojo Filter (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Josh Osgood (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.); Times Irish Music (3 p.m.), Deal & Hardin (6:30 p.m., Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Thur.); The Bellamy Brothers (Fri.); Mark McKinney (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Aaron Burton (Thur.); Django Walker (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
TUPPs Brewery: See separate listing above for TUPPS weekend.
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt Martin (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)

Special Live Music Event at Caddy 5K/1 Mile Run:
Crystal Yates will perform Saturday at 10 a.m. following the Caddy 5K and 1 Mile Run, Cadillac Pizza Pub, 112 S. Kentucky. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
 
McKinney loves its veterans Our blog this week has been updated with even more events in McKinney to honor veterans during Veterans Day Weekend (Nov. 11-12), 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY
Heard-Craig House: Tours on Thursdays. $5, ages 4-under free. 205 W. Hunt. 1 p.m. 

Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

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

Old Settlers Park 20th Anniversary Open House:
Celebrate Old Settler's Recreation Center's 20th anniversary with a whole day of fun activities, both indoor and outdoor. Also concessions for sale and live music. 1201 E. Louisiana. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Events at Myers Park, 
7117 CR 166
Gazehounds of Texas Dog Run Event (Saturday-Sunday) in the Back 40. 972-523-6075

Small Paws Over Texas Dog Agility Show (Saturday-Sunday) in the stall barn. 912-399-3706.

McKinney HodgePodge Market (Saturday-Sunday) in The Landing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 
 
 
 

NEXT WEEK at MPAC!

Aaron Neville Duo (Thursday)
McKinney Performing Arts Center presents multiple Grammy award-winner Aaron
Neville and special guest local singer-songwriter Crystal Yates. 8 p.m. Reserved tickets are $57 ($52 for senior citizens and $47 for ages 6-18). It's nearly sold out, so get tickets now.

Red White & The Blues Free Veterans Day Concert
(Friday) The McKinney Dance Band honors those who have and are serving in our armed forces with jazz, blues and patriotic favorites. Special appearance by the McKinney Flute Choir. Free admission. No ticket required. 7-9:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 

Click to access the web map or pick up a pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.
 
 
 
 
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.
 
 
 
            
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