This art exhibition by Silky Hart features the magic of Oaxaca, Mexico that is alive in this new painting series. Festive colors, women dancing with baskets and imaginary creatures are some of the impressions Silky artistically captures from a recent excursion to Oaxaca. Additional paintings and weavings by Cindy DeFoore will also be on display. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 4-9 p.m.; Sunday, 2-4 p.m., and Monday by appointment.at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
McKinney Square Book Festival
The second annual McKinney Square Book Festival showcases Texas authors. 
Country music star Billy Dawson will once again entertain attendees for an afternoon of live music. This free event takes place  all day Saturday at the Church Street Auditorium, 306 N. Church.
Ariel Posen Live at the Sanctuary
The Guitar Sanctuary presents guitarist Ariel Posen with special guests Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center on Friday at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) VIP Tables with seating for four directly, $125 per table. Downstairs Seats (first come, first serve), $20; general admission on the balcony, $10. Standard bar and food service available. 6633 Virginia.
Schon Everywhere International Pop-Up Gallery  (Thru Sept. 29)
Schon Everywhere is an international pop-up gallery partnership between the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in McKinney and the Freya Frahm Haus in Laboe, Germany. The artwork is shown for a several-month gallery exposition before switching hands ... and countries. Open daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Arrange group tours by calling 972-569-6909. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. 205 W. Hunt.
Charity Classic Golf Tournament 
Play the Pete Dye Golf course for a scramble tournament and a charitable donation to McKinney Education Foundation and ALS. Register at classic.als.net/sbrcc2018. Concert by Emerald City (pictured) follows the tournament along with food, drinks, and fun! 7003 Beacon Hill Road. $150. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
(Saturday) Trinity Falls hosts an afternoon of fun, rodeo style, during Rodeo on the River, 4-8 p.m., Saturday. Enjoy free activities including music, trick roping, miniature ponies, a rodeo clown, a photo booth, and armadillo races. Food and drinks available for purchase. Proceeds benefit ManeGait.
North Texas Giving Day Party in the Park
Non-profits across North Texas will participate in this 10th annual event. Donations of $25 or more to any registered organization qualifies for possible additional funds distributed at the end of the event. Volunteer McKinney is hosting a Party in the Park event from 4:30-7 p.m. at Finch Park, 301 W. Standifer, where more than 50 non-profits will be  able to interact potential donors.
At TUPPS Brewery,
721 Anderson near the Cotton Mill

Battle of the Bands (Saturday)
This fundraiser for the Stephanie Lynn Calams Foundation takes place Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight. $10 cover charge.

Shrimp & Crab Boil/Cowboy Watch Party (Sunday)
Purchase your shrimp/crab leg ticket in advance to skip the lines and get straight to the food! Not a fan of seafood, but still want to come out and enjoy the day? You can order an adult sized chicken strip meal. We will have a kids chicken strip meal too! (Beer is not included with your ticket.) Buy tickets
At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place
972-562-5566; Check museum website for hours/rates. 

Dinosaurs Live (Shown, thru Feb. 18, 2019)  
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live! The exhibit gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly, but not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers with small wheels.

Moth Migration Project (Thru Sept. 30) The Moth Migration Project is a crowd-sourced collection of hand printed, drawn and cut paper moths founded by Hilary Lorenz. This collection will be exhibited in an installation along walls of the Heard exhibit halls. The featured moths will include species native to our region.

Nature Storytime (Friday)
This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and the appreciation and care of nature. Included with general admission to the museum. 10:30-11 a.m.

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Open thru September) Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. The garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract butterflies. Included in general admission.
Cadillac Pizza: Danni and Kris (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Atlantis Aquarius (shown, Sat.)
The Celt: The Tradition Band (Thur.); Justin Pickard and the Thunderbird Winos (Fri.); Plectra at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 p.m., The Bodarks at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Karl Berkebile Trio (Thur.); The Gypsy Playboys (Sat.)
E.J. Wills Gastro Pub: Tony D. Blakly (Fri.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Mo Robson Band (Thur.); Kevin Galloway (Fri.); Paul Thorn (Sat.)
Harvest Seasonal Kitchen: Wyatt Martin (Fri.); Ed McMahon (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Shane Frame (Fri.); Kelly Vaughn (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Junior Clark (Thur.); Michael and Ashley (Fri.); Michael Cook (Sat.); Andrew Hedges (Sun.)
McKinney Performing Arts Center: Texas Tenors (Fri. SOLD OUT)
The Pub: David Christian (Thur.); Travelin Jed (Fri.); Josh Osgood (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Acoustically Speaking ft James Gabriano & Alex Kennedy (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)

TUPPS Brewery: Battle of the Bands (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt Martin (Thur.); Missing 3 Band (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.

War Hero Bobby Younger Exhibit:
 Visit a replica of the bedroom of Bobby Younger, a 1942 McKinney High graduate, and a gunner on a B-17 during WWII, Bobby Younger, was finally laid to rest 74 years after he was gunned down. Tours are at 11 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Private tours, call. 972-562-8790. 315 S. Chestnut.

World War I Exhibit:
This exhibit honors Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide an interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky/Tennessee at Hunt.

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

TUPPS Brewery Tour: 12:30 p.m. Free. 721 Anderson.


Lovejoy High School Cross Country Meet (Saturday): In the Back 40.

Morgan Horse Club Horse Show(Sunday) 7117 CR 166, Show Barn.

469-733-DASH (3274)