Above: Sidewalk dining in downtown McKinney
Murder Mystery Dinners by L.O.S.T.
Held at The Pantry Restaurant,
214 E. Louisiana
For reservations & ticket,
call 972-542-2411
Cost: $37.50 per person (dinner & show)
The Little Off the Square Theater is McKinney's original dinner theater, started by co-founder Jesse Nichols in the late 1990's, providing audiences with
entertaining and hilarious over-the-top raucous and mind blowing shows.

"Talent for Murder" (Saturday)
We’re holding a Country-Fried beauty pageant with a dangerous twist. Someone’s gunna be knocked off and before it’s all over, you get to figure out who knocked who off. A real live “who dun did it.” 8 p.m. Saturday.

"Malice in Dallas" (Sunday)
Finally J.R. Urine is gonna get his, but not until everybody else has gotten
theirs, for bad or worse things don't quite go according to plan to benefit J.R.'s favorite charity - J.R.! Good ol' J.R. plays everyone for a sucker, Jock, miss Jelly, Pam, Sweet Juicy, Swellin 'and even Bobby. Could be J.R. is the one to get licked? 10 p.m. Sunday.
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates.
Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. 

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.
721 Anderson at the Cotton Mill

Live music (Friday): Sean & Faye, 7-10 p.m., no cover charge.

Worst Christmas Present Swap (Saturday): Tis the season, but we all know crappy presents happen. TUPPS is hosting the third annual terrible christmas present swap. Bring in your worst present and see if you can get better crap. There will be having two swaps, one at 2 p.m.and one at 4 p.m. Brewery open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
​​​​​​​New Year's Dinner at Eclair Bistro (Sunday)
Enjoy a special gourmet meal at downtown McKinney's Eclair Bistro on New Year's Eve. Cost is $65 per person and includes dinner (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and champagne toast). 6:30-8 p.m. 216 E. Virginia. Call 214-701-4409 to make reservations.

New Year's Eve Party: Comedy Countdown to 2018 (Sunday):

Ring in the New Year with laughter at McKinney's downtown comedy club, The Comedy Arena. The evening will include improv, a sandwich bar by Butcher Board, and a champagne toast and dance party. (Any other alcohol is BYOB.) Tickets are $39.99 per person. Space is limited. Get tickets now before they sell out! 305 E. Virginia. 10 p.m.(Sun.)-12:30 a.m. (Mon.)
Cadillac Pizza:  Bryce Frazier Unplugged (Thur.); Mark Sena's Funk Machine (Fri.), Buzz Andrews Band (Sat.); New Year's Eve with Chant Duplantier (shown, Sun.)
The Celt:  Jigsaw (Thur.); The Tom Loris Conspiracy (Fri.); Slugger's Rule (Sat.); Cierra Brannies at 10:30 a.m., Dublin New Year's Eve at 2 p.m., and After5 Band at 8 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Kelly Durbin (Fri.); Gypsy Playboys (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Zac Wilkerson (Thur.); Josh Ward with opening act Brent Splawn Band (Fri.); American Aquarium (Sat.); New Year's Eve Celebration featuring Zane Williams
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Cierra Brannies (Thur.); Philip Brumley (Fri.); Davis & Rose (Sat.); Ryan Rhynes New Year's Celebration (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Mick Tinsley (Thur.);  Buzz Andrews (Fri.), Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Bad #7s (Fri.); Bob & Lori (Sat.); The 3 Amigos for a New Year's Eve bash (Sun.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
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.

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Just $5 for samples of all beers on tap as well as a tour of this "green" facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Myers Park Events
7117 CR 166

McKinney FFA Livestock Show (Friday-Saturday): Show Barn, 469-742-5751.

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