Above: T-Rex at the Heard Museum
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

The following events are included in general admission; free for Heard Members.

Dinosaurs Live! (Opens Saturday)
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! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly. Exhibit is included in museum general admission. Visit museum website for hours and rates. 1 Nature Drive.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children with a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 min. 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.
The Cove welcomes two area artists this weekend. Don Simmons, a well known photographer in North Texas, will show new black and white prints from his continuing series “Road Trip”. Sam Rogers, a relative newcomer, works in a variety of media. He will show prints and paintings, representational and abstract. Friday, 7-9:30 p.m. with artists' talk at 8 p.m.; Saturday, 6-9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.​​​​​​​
Saints & Sinners and Houses of the Holy
The Guitar Sanctuary presents "Sanctuary Live", a special showcase for local artists in the DFW area. This month's Sanctuary Live features two of the area's finest tribute bands, Saints and Sinners (shown) and Houses of the Holy. VIP Tables, $75 (seat 4); downstairs seating, $10; standing room only, $5. Bar and food service available. Saints and Sinners is the Dallas Area's premier Whitesnake Tribute Band, while Houses of the Holy pays tribute to the legacy of Led Zeppelin. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m. At The Sanctuary Music & Events, 6633 Virginia Parkway in Adriatica.
Enjoy a real life dating show with a comedy twist! One lucky contestant will win a date with a comedian from the show but there’s a catch. He or she won’t be able to see the comedian, only listen to them tell jokes. $20 per ticket includes a souvenir pint glass, three beers, a mini brewery tour, and a live stand-up comedy show. ($25 at the door if there are tickets remaining.) Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets available online. Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Parkway.
The Secret Life of Pets (Saturday)
End summer with a big splash at this PG-rated movie! Bring your own floaties. $5 per person. Registration required as there is limited space. 7-10 p.m. at the Apex Centre, 3003 Alma Rd.
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Manny Trevino Unplugged (Thur.); Buzz Andrews Band (Fri.); Beer Garden with Trey Allen at noon, Kevin Vaughn & The Backup Blues at    9 p.m. (Sat.)
The Celt: Jigsaw (Thur.); Vince Lujan (Fri.); Tom Loris Conspiracy (Sat.); Sarah Copus at 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Selkie Girls at  6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: TBA (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro: Jessica Grai (shown, Thur.); Sky Jazz Piano Trio (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Bent Creek (Thur.); Koe Wetzel (Fri.); JB and the Moonshine Band (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Michael & Ashley (Thur.); Audrey Oliver (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Nick & the Nighthawks (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Devin Leigh, 1-4 p.m.  (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Missing Three (Fri.); The Bad #7s (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
Details in our blog this week.

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. 

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

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon; NEW LOCATION: in the parking lot at Tennessee and Hunt Streets (near the Roy & Helen Hall Library).

TUPPS Brewery: Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4 p.m. 

Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166
200 West Virginia
in downtown McKinney 
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