Above: McKinney Community Band
 
 
 
 
Events at the McKinney Performing Arts Center Courtroom Theater,
111 N. Tennessee.

The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told (Friday)
Flung into the future by a bumbling sea witch, a crew of misfit pirates have only one chance of returning home - by performing the greatest pirate epic ever seen on stage! There's only one problem - half their script is missing! Help the crew fill in the blanks and watch as they improvise a brand-new musical adventure based on your suggestions. $25, adults; $15 students/ages 6+.
Tickets available online. 7:30-9 p.m. 

(shown in top banner photo, Saturday)
The all-volunteer McKinney Community Band presents a concert full of mood, drama and excitement that will include a wide range of musical styles, from the epic Carmina Burana to the wild fun of Lassus Trombone. 7:30-9 p.m. No tickets required. Doors open at 7 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
The Guitar Sanctuary and Godin Guitars present a special concert with Legendary Guitarist Doyle Dykes at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $15-150. Doyle has developed a distinct, recognizable sound that amazes audiences with skill while capturing hearts with sincerity and soul. The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia Pkwy. Tickets available online.
 
 
 
 
 
Art Exhibit Opening
(Friday-Saturday)
This collection of photographs by Guy Giersch (shown) and Don Simmons tell a story about the quest to experience the world we live in through the lens of a camera. It is a journey that involves taking the time to see by focusing on a small piece of the American landscape. The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. Free admission. See website for hours.
 
 
 
 
 

Dinosaurs Live (Thru Feb. 19)
They're back! Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s nature trails at the 9th annual Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Exhibit. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Included in general museum admission.

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Designed primarily for young children and introducing a different nature-themed book each week, these programs are included in the general admission. 10:30-11 a.m.

North Texas Butterfly GardenWalk among native butterflies and other pollinators. Open during normal museum hours; included in general admission. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ticket Sales Open for Halloween at the Heard: This event on October 15 this year always sells out. Members may start buying tickets on Thursday, Sept. 29, and the general public on Friday, Sept. 30.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Pat Boyack (Fri.); The 8Tracks Band (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: The Gypsy Playboys (Thur.); Aaron Burton (Fri.); Behan (Sat.); Sarah Copus (10:30 a.m.), Times Irish Music Session (3 p.m.), The Selkie Girls (6:30 p.m., Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Bent Creek (Thur.); Midnight River Choir (Fri.); Micky & The Motorcars (shown, Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.);Steve Brummet (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Buzz Andrews (Thurs.); Soul Society (Fri.); Live Music (Sat.)
TUPPs Brewery: Duane Bates (Thur., 5;30-7;30 p.m.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Zack King Band (Thur.); Darwin Martin (Fri.); Shane Frame (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
Check out the events coming up in McKinney this fall (September-November).
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE!

ONGOING
An Early Texas Exhibit: The Collin County Museum, 300 E. Virginia. Artifacts of Collin McKinney's home and life. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $7.50; Senior/Vets: $5; Children: $3.

THURSDAY
Heard-Craig House: Tours on Thursdays. $5, ages 4-under free. 205 W. Hunt. 1 p.m. 

Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in Adriatica.

Chestnut Square: Guided tours of the buildings. Adults $7; Military, Children and Seniors $5. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.

SATURDAY
Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square, 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

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

TUPPS Brewery Tours & Tastings:12:30 and 4 p.m. for tours. 795 Anderson. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 beer, live music from 1-4 p.m.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY
Greater Collin Kennel Club Dog Show, Friday-Sunday, in the Show Barn at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166. Check website for hours.

SUNDAY
4th Annual Builders of Justice Progressive Dinner, 6 p.m. in downtown McKinney. $100 per ticket. For tickets, send an email to princes@lanwt.org.

 
 
 
 

Click to access the web map or pick up a pocket map at the McKinney CVB visitors center at 200 W. Virginia.
 
 
 
 
Need overnight accommodations for yourself or out-of-town guests? McKinney offers a wide range of options. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB
at 888-649-8499 for assistance.

The weekend of Oct. 13-16, Memory Lane Inn is offering a special $99 a night per person rate for crafting groups staying 4 days/3 nights. Reservations online
 
 
 
 
            
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