Above: Birds in the Wetlands at the Heard Museum
The McKinney Young Actors Guild
brings the carefree and careless Peter Pan to the stage, flying into the nursery of the Darling home, Wendy follows her instincts for maternity and adventure, bringing her little brothers along to the magical Neverland to take care of the motherless Lost Boys. 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $12 adults/seniors, $8 for students/children; $6 for YAG members. At McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N.Tennessee.
McKinney Summer Musicals presents the story of Shelby, her mom M'Lynn, beauty shop owner Truvy and eccentric old friends Ousier and Clairee. Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play draws on the underlying strength and love which makes the characters' story touching, funny, and marvelously amiable in good times and bad. 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Church Street Auditorium, 305 N. Church. $25.
Love The One You're With Valentine's Concert  (Saturday)
Celebrate Valentine's Day with our special "Love the One You're With" concert featuring the Maylee Thomas Band and Jon Christopher Davis at
The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia Pkwy. bag. Downstairs seats are $20 per person All tickets include complimentary desserts and coffee. 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Spring Spree Donations
(Through Feb. 20)
Ettiene Market is hosting an evening dedicated to our local community members in need. The Spring Spree pop up shop at Chestnut Square Historic Village allows qualified guests to shop for free, and with dignity, for all kitchen related items. Prior to the event, the community is being asked to donate new or gently used kitchen utensils and supplies. Drop them off at Ettiene Market, 115 W. Louisiana.
Bootles & Brushes (Friday)
Paint a bottle in memory of or honor of someone special. Bottles will be hung on the Memory Tree at Tupps Brewery. Guests can paint anytime between the hours of 6 p.m. Benefitting the Smiles Charity. 721 Anderson. 6-9 p.m. $10 per bottle.
Murder Mystery Dinner: A Day at the Races! (Saturday)
Come dressed for the races and enjoy an evening of history and mystery. Menu will accommodate vegetarian needs. BYOB should you choose.
limited seating! $50 per person. At Chestnut Square's Bevel House, 405 S. Chestnut. 
(Saturday) This couples class teaches great cooking skills while you enjoy the hilarious dynamic husband-wife duo, Andre and Rochelle Mitchell. $49 per person. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register at 469-301-6659. Kitchenwares on the Square, 213 E. Louisiana.
At The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566. Exhibits & talks included in admission. 

(Thru Feb. 19) Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and his life-size animatronic dinosaur friends along the nature trails.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members. 10:30 a.m.

2nd Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday)
These walks are designed to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and ID techniques. No reservations are required, but you must arrive on time (8 a.m.). This walk is included in general admission and is free for Heard Museum members.

Nature Photography Contest Submissions (Above, through Feb. 26)
Have you taken any great nature photos lately? Participate in the Heard Nature Photography Contest, hosted by the Heard Nature Photography Club. Submit their photos electronically. Contest categories will provide opportunities for multiple skill levels! Through Feb. 26.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic night (Thur.); Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Psychic Night (downstairs), John Hardin Trio (Thur.); Oga' (Fri.); Seamus Stout (Sat.); Jeffrey Phillips, 5 p.m.., and What?, 8 p.m. (Sat.); Harps Accord, 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music, 3-6 p.m.; Glenn McLaughlin, 6:30-8 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Music (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro: Live music in Jazz Lounge upstairs (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Vandoliers (Thur.); Red Leather (shown, Fri.); Koe Wetzel (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Eric Erickson (Thur.);  Mike Allyn & Tommy Williams (Fri.); Whiskey Holler (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Ed McMahon (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); 4 Way Street Band (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Ryan Berg, 1-4 p.m., Cupid's Couple Run, Second Saturday Art Show (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Guitar Sanctuary Chowcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ ​
Valentine's Day is next week! What do you have planned for your McKinney Valentine?

Heard-Craig House: 205 W. Hunt. Thursdays at 1 p.m. $10 for Tour & Tea.

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

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

721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill); Open at 11 a.m.

Trolley Tour of Historic District: 10 a.m. $10 adults, $7 children under 12, seniors and military. Chestnut Square, 8 a.m.-noon, 315 S. Chestnut.

5th Annual Hope Rising-Break the Chain Flashmob: 4:30-4:40 p.m. on the south lawn of MPAC.

Little Black Dress Galentine's Day: Grab your gal friends and head to downtown McKinney for a shopping outing with your girlfriends. Shopping card at participating stores. Benefitting Little Black Dress. Business hours of downtown shops.

Spring Cleaning Art Market:
Artist members of The Cove are bringing loads of artwork to The Cove, and invite you to find the art you can’t resist at an irresistible price. 6-8 p.m. Friday, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, and 3-5 p.m. Sunday. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.

Den-Tex/TWANG Dog Agility Show: Myers Park, 7117 CR 166, show barn.
Construction has begun on the 9-acre site. This map helps you find parking.
McKinney hotels and B&Bs offer a wide range of options when staying overnight in town. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB at
888-649-8499 for assistance.