Jammin' in June
(Thursday, shown above)
Enjoy the sounds of summer at McKinney's beautiful Bonnie Wenk Park as the City of McKinney continues its free summer music in the park concert season.  This week: The final concert of this year's Jammin' series features the 50-member McKinney Community Band performing patriotic tunes in a preview concert to their Sunday, July 1, MPAC concert. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at 2996 Virginia Pkwy. Free admission.
 
 
 
 
 
Freedom Fest (Saturday)
Franconia celebrates July 4th early on Saturday, June 30th from noon-3 p.m. Enjoy brewery tours, craft beers, live music, and barbecue from Hutchins Barbecue. Admission to this fun family-friendly event is $25 for three craft beers from Franconia and lunch from Hutchins BBQ. Kids 12 and under eat free. 495 McKinney Parkway.
 
 
 
 
 
Events at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

The Pairing Series: American Farmer (Thru Aug. 11)
Paul Mobley (shown at right) is an American photographer who has traveled from remote Alaskan villages to the majestic palaces of Croatia to find the face of a thousand words. This exhibition was curated/organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. On display in the MPAC Gallery through Aug. 11. Free admission.
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Local Local presents sounds of Texas in this annual concert. This year's concert features Texas singer/songwriters Zane Williams, Austin Cunningham, Mikki Daniel, Kristyn Harris and Kevin Deal swapping country and gospel songs and stories. Benefiting Exodus Cry. General admission, $22. In the MPAC Courtroom Theater, 7-10 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Land of Liberty Free Patriotic Concert
(Sunday)
The McKinney Community Band salutes Independence Day at their annual patriotic concert. As always, these concerts are free and open to the public. To help the band track attendance, free tickets are available at Eventbrite. Guests with tickets will be seated first beginning at 3:30 p.m. Those without tickets may enter the theater starting at 3:50 p.m. Concert starts at 4 p.m. and will have one brief intermission. In the MPAC Courtroom Theater.
 
 
 
 
(Thursday-Saturday)
Artist Nancy Alexander's joy of life is evident in all she creates including the work being exhibited in this week's show at The Cove. Adventure is demonstrated by her variety of images and mediums. Dance is revealed by the movement in her body of work.  Mechanical thinking emerges in her use of texture and graphics. Thursday, 5-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
(Thru Saturday)
The Heard-Craig House has 57 vintage lady vases from the Hilliard Collection on display. Admission is a $5 donation. 205 W. Hunt Street.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. 

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 (shown, now open)
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. Open during normal hours. Included in general admission.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Eric Mathews Band Unplugged (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); The Coppertones (Sat.).
The Celt:  The Taylor Chicks (Fri.); 5-Irish Rogues (Sat.); Sarah Copus at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.(Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Aaron Flores (Fri.); The Marina & Anthony (Sat.) 
Hank's Texas Grill: Shotgun Rider (Thur.); Dale Watson (Fri.); Robby White & The Liars Club (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Ray Williams (Thur.); Michael & Ashley (Fri.); Plato's Theory (Sat.); TBD (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Ed McMahon (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band (shown, Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Tyler Rodgers, 1-4 p.m., Sean & Faye (7-10 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Acoustically Speaking (Thur.); Luqman Rashada (Fri.); The Pagers (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

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

THURSDAY
Summer Cocktail Class: At Ettiene Market, 115 W. Louisiana. $40. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky and 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. Freedom Fest follows tour. Details at left.

At TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson
- Friday: Classic Summer Night Movie features Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 7:30-9:30 p.m. No cover charge. Hot Potato Food Truck on hand.
- Saturday: Goat Yoga (10 a.m.), Texas Cornhole Tournament (1 p.m.) and Goombas Food Truck. Brewery tour at 12:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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