Ceramic Artists Kerry Randol-Johnston, Lisa LaBarge, James Spurrier, Margaret Nemeth, Jason Hinojosa 
and Minda, and Alex and Steve Macias present an eclectic ceramic collection by a group of friends who love to play in the fire. From functional to sculptural, hand-built to thrown and altered, these artists explore what can be made with clay. Experience the FIRE on Saturday! Refreshments served. Friday, 7-10 p.m. for opening reception and meet the artists; Saturday, 4-10 p.m. for live Raku firings (bring your lawn chairs); and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. for a cool down, last chance to see the art. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee St.
Dust off your lederhosen and tune up your yodel for a weekend of fun in downtown McKinney! McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering non-stop activities featuring authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities, a carnival, weenie dog races, and much more. The “beer garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney's Historic Downtown square so you can enjoy all downtown McKinney has to offer with a German beer in one hand and a bratwurst in the other. Free admission. Tickets available for food, beverages and carnival rides. Friday, 5-11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
The Guitar Sanctuary presents The Mark Lettieri Trio with special guest Shane Henry at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $10 per person to $125 for a table. Bar and food service available. 6633 Virginia Pwky., 972-540-6420.
Schon Everywhere International Pop-Up Gallery  (Last Weekend)
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.
13th Annual Crape Myrtle Run & Family Festival
Enjoy this highly anticipated North Texas event with timed and USATF-trail certified 10K, 5K, or 1-Mile Fun Run and Free Family Festival. There will be runners’ awards and prizes (Best Runner’s Costume, Best Dog Costume, Best Photo Booth Image) along with an inflatable obstacle course, face-painting, photo booth, and petting zoo. The MISD school with the most registered student runners will watch their principal kiss, Myrtle, the pig on stage. The race starts and ends at Boyd High School, 600 Lake Forest. Registration is open through Friday.
Mockingbird Poetry Society in McKinney will have an Open Mic poetry event for an early celebration of National Poetry Day. (The actual National Poetry Day is Thursday, Oct. 4). All poets and non-poets are invited. If you have poem/s to read or recite, or have “spoken word” to share, come and be heard. At Filtered Craft Coffee House, 218 E. Louisiana St. 469-219-8300
Learn the fun and interesting world of batik plus favorite dyeing processes. Enjoy playing with color placement and the wonderful processes of cold and hot dye. Students receive three linen scarves to work with. Limited to 25 students and taking place mostly outside so dress according. Feel free to bring a snack to share, coffee and tea provided. Please wear dark clothes and bring gloves. $75 per person. Jump Into Art Studios, 708 N. Church. 310-702-8442.
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.

Butterfly Talk: Amazing Monarchs (Saturday)
Discover more about our state butterfly, their migration pattern, life cycle and how you can help protect their habitat. Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend with an adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Each presentation will last about an hour followed by a walk through the butterfly house and garden 10-11 a.m.

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: Kylie Rae Harris (Thur.); Ruben V (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (Sat.)
The Celt: Shane Frame & Beth Mason (Thur.); Oktoberfest (Fri.-Sat.); Harps Accord (shown, Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Karl Berkebile (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); James Dering (Sat.)
E.J. Wills Gastro Pub: Duane Bates (Fri.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Saints Eleven (Thur.); Tejas Brothers (Fri.); Shenandoah (Sat.)
Harvest Seasonal Kitchen: Mick Tinsley (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Oktoberfest (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Ray Williams (Thur.); Shelby Ballenger Music (Fri.); Steve Douthit (Sat.); Priyanka, and Harber Row (Sun.)
McKinney Coffee Company: Alexa B. Heart (Sat.)
The Pub: Catherine Elizabeth (Thur.); Oktoberfest (Fri.-Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Ed McMahon (Thur.); Missing 3 Band (Fri.); Razzmatazz Band (Sat.)

Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Zack King Band (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); The Bad #7s (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 at 11 a.m. Thursdays/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.

Comedy Night Plus BBQ: Enjoy six comedians, Pit Pals BBQ, and no cover charge to attend. The event starts at 7 p.m. so come early, grab a beer, grab a seat, and get ready for some Full Grown comedy! (Rated R-adults only.) 7-10 p.m.

Farmers Market: NO MARKET THIS WEEKEND because of Oktoberfest. 

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

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


Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show (Friday-Saturday) in the Myers Park show barn. 

Afghan Hound Club of Dallas Luring Course (Saturday-Sunday) in the Back 40.

Wholehearted Canine Dog Training (Saturday) at the Pavilion, 8:30 a.m .-12:30 p.m.

469-733-DASH (3274)