Above: Nighttime at Bonnie Wenk Park
 
 
 
 
MSM presents OKLAHOMA
(Opening Weekend, Saturday-Sunday)
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration is set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century. It depicts the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys as the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Saturday at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $25 and available online. At Church Street Auditorium, 306 N. Church Street.
 
 
 
 
 
Second Saturday Events
The following events are taking place on Saturday at various venues in McKinney's historic district on and off the downtown square.

Downtown Sidewalk Sale
Dozens of downtown McKinney merchants are offering special bargains during this Saturday's Sidewalk Sale on the downtown square. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.. For a list of participating stores, check the group's event page on Facebook.

Artists in the North Dallas area show off their work and sell pieces at the brewery. Free admission. Brewery tour every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and live music from 1-4 p.m. Food trucks onsite. TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson. 

LAST Art Gallery
LAST is featuring artist Bradley Donaldson during Second Saturday. Open until 9 p.m. 105 W. Louisiana.

Christina Mitchella & David Mackenzie Exhibits
These two artists are featured at Orisons Art & Framing, 110 E. Louisiana. A meet-the-artist reception will take place Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Wine and small bites will be provided.
 
 
 
 
Natural Selection Exhibit
(Friday-Sunday)
Finding beauty in the natural world, Renee F. Wrenwood explores the majesty of mountains, the intricacies of a single flower, and the details and impressions that make life the interesting show that it is.  Renee is an award-winning local artist who loves the surprises that water media present -  the way the paint and water move upon the paper. Exhibit opens Friday, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, 6-10 p.m. with artist talk at 8 p.m.; by appointment on Sunday. The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
At McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee

The Pairing Series "Hues and Blues"  John Bramblitt + Cast of Blues
(Ongoing thru Aug. 11)
The first exhibit in the Pairing Series, "Hues and Blues" pairs paintings by world renowned blind painter John Bramblitt (shown above right) with The Cast of Blues Exhibit from Midwest Arts Alliance featuring interactive touchable casts by sight impaired sculpturer Sharon McConnell-Dickerson.  9 a.m.-8 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
The following events are included in general admission; free for Heard Members.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children, introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book. 10:30 a.m.
 

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Now Open)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden, which opens for its summer season on Saturday. This exhibit is open during regular operating hours.

Creating Your Butterfly Nursery (Rescheduled to this Saturday)
Learn how to prepare your “nursery” (garden) for the next generation of beautiful butterflies. We’ll walk you through the basics, including what they will lay eggs on, what the caterpillars need to eat and how to support their parents. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Included with general admission. 10-11 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Quinten Hope Unplugged (Thur.); Crystal Yates (shown, Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.)
The Celt: String Theory (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Cleghorn (Sat.); Cierra Brannies at 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Bodarks at 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Josh Osgood (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro:  Buzz Andrews Trio (Thur.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Tyler Rogers Song Swap (Thur.); Tiff Taylor Band (Fri.); Uncle Lucius (Sat.); Bart Crow (Sun.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: David Byboth (Thur.); Paris by Night - Trenda Adkins & Alan Baugh (Fri.); Double Down (Sat.); Robin Willis (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's:Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.); Open on Sundays from 1-5 p.m.
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (Thur.); Bad #7s (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
 
 
 
Add these summer concerts to your calendar.
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. At the Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

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

THURSDAY
Farmers Market at Adriatica:  3-6 p.m. at Bella Donna Chapel.

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut. At 10 a.m., trolley tour of the historic district; tickets available online.

TUPPS Brewery: Tour and tastings at 12:30 p.m. See column at left for details about Second Saturday Art Show featuring local artists. 
 
 
 
 
 
July 4-August 12
 
 
 
 
 
STAY THE NIGHT
Book your overnight McKinney accommodations at VisitMcKinney.com.
 
 
 
 
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