Above: A Beautiful Winter's Day at Towne Lake Park
Join these funny ladies as they open their 10th season of comedy at the McKinney Performing Arts Center is the ultimate Girls' Night Out, featuring stand-up comedians Linda Stogner (2014 Winner "IMPROV Funniest Comic in Texas), Jodi Hadsell, Sherry Belle, and McKinney's own Laura Bartlett who will all have the audience in stitches. Tickets ($20) are available online for the 8 p.m. show. 
At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary,
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Dinosaurs Live! (Shown)
(Open thru Feb. 21) Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum nature trails. Included in admission to the museum.

2nd Saturday Bird Walk: (Saturday) Learn more about birding on walks intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Reservations are not required; however, make sure to arrive on time. 8-9 a.m. Included in cost of museum admission.

Zip Line Day (Saturday)
Soar through the treetops as you travel down the Ropes Course's zip line. Purchase one ticket for each time you would like to go down the zip line. $12 per person. Preregistration required. For ages 10+; see ropes course program information page for information on size requirements.
(Thru Jan. 10)
Approximately 100 teacups and saucers, many on loan from local McKinney families and from the Heard-Craig Heirloom China including Kathryn's own hand painted collections.Complimentary tea tasting during your visit. Open daily from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Requested $20 donation to cover the exhibit, the tour, the tea, and the Patterns informational brochure. Proceeds support the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, 205 W. Hunt Street.
Second Saturday on the Square
The community and beyond enjoy an evening of art, music, food and spirits. Guests can explore local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent and taste unique creations in some of the area's best eateries. Many establishments in Downtown McKinney keep their doors open from 7-10 p.m.

Other 2nd Saturday Events:
Orisons Art Gallery (110 E. Louisiana): Featuring artists Christina Mitchella, Terrence Lewis (shown, "Audrey Hepburn" image), and Joaquina Yuste. Meet-the-artist reception with wine and small bites. 7-10 p.m.

Filtered Live: Jazz styles performed by local collegiate, professional and enthusiastic musicians in a comfortable and intimate setting. A variety of musicianship and Jazz styles, not to mention fun sing-a-longs and guest performances. At Filtered Craft Coffee, 218 E. Louisiana, Suite 400.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Band of Brothers (Fri.); Vic Duncan Band (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub:Victorian Model Citizens (Thur.); What? (Fri.); The Gypsy Playboys (Sat.); Innisfall,10 a.m., Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Hank's Texas GrillFritz Schultz and Friends (Thur.); Dale Watson with Rory Payne (shown, Fri.); Josh Ward (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Live Music (Friday-Sunday)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery:Brian Bertrand in the Wine Bar (Fri.); Kelly Durbin in The Reserve and Wyatt Diamant in The Wine Bar (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz Brunch (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Zack King Unplugged (Thur.); Reigning Nickels (Fri.); Chant Duplantier with Jerry Smith Jr. (Sat.)
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
This week's blog provides information about the upcoming bridal show at the McKinney Performing Arts Center next Saturday (16th) and about the free services the McKinney CVB offers to brides. 

The Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit : Learn about a turbulent era in American history. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. 
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. $15 for three pours and live music (Kyle Brooks). Benefiting Adorably Adorable Pets with Cody's Friends Rescue. Also this week: Locals Art Show. 

Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.

Looking for a place to stay while in McKinney? You'll find links to all overnight accommodations in town on the MCVB website, VisitMcKinney.com.

And if you need to reserve a block of rooms for an event, just give the McKinney CVB a call for assistance - 888-649-8499.
Your Source for Cool McKinney Merchandise. And now all holiday merchandise is 30% off!
MCVB Visitors Center, 
200 W. Virginia