and Jeni Tomlinson (Friday-Saturday)
Watercolors, hand-printed images, created papers and mixed media by Jeni Tomlinson and Cate Robbins, who are presenting original work in the raw as explorations of nature and emotion. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 3-9 p.m.  At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
Melon Dash 5K & Fun Run
(Saturday)
Join us for a great summer race on a relaxing course throughout the quiet streets of McKinney. Participants will be greeted at the finish with cool towels and refreshments, including cold, sweet watermelon. Hang out in the sponsor village that will be packed with goodies including a DJ, snowcones & free hot dogs!  7-10 a.m. at Towne Lake Park, 1405 Wilson Creek. Register online - $45 for 5K, $25 for fun run. 
 
 
 
Safari Night in Downtown McKinney
(Thursday)
Head to #DowntownMcKinney for late night shopping, free drinks and prizes to be won. No purchase necessary to win. Shop and sip where you see the poster and bring your friends. Visit or call Ettiene Market for full rules and regulations.
 
 
 
 
Trinity Falls Serves Up August Food Truck Fridays (Friday)
Connoisseurs of food truck fare can prepare to be satisfied as Trinity Falls serves up a month of Food Truck Fridays from 5-8 p.m. each week in August. Purveyors of street eats will dish out a tempting array of menu items at The Club, 7801 Trinity Falls Parkway. Free activities including a rocking DJ, bounce houses for the kids, lawn games and more will accompany the meal. The event — now in its second year — is open to the public. Not all food trucks accept credit cards, so stop at the ATM on the way. Free admission.
 
 
 
Events at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

The Pairing Series: American Farmer (Thru Aug. 11)
Paul Mobley is an American photographer who has traveled from remote Alaskan villages to the majestic palaces of Croatia to find the face of a thousand words. This exhibition was curated/organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. On display in the MPAC Gallery through Aug. 11. Free admission.
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday, continuing)
McKinney Repertory Theater's annual melodrama features insidious villains trying to separate Madelaine Mockingbird, chambermaid turned singer, from the fortune left her by an old miner and from her true love. Heroines, villains, heroes, and popcorn - fun for the whole family. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors 55 & up, and students 13-plus.
 
 
 
 
After many years of use, the Courtroom Theater stage curtains are looking quite tattered and old. Every penny collected will go to purchasing beautiful lush curtains that will set the scene for many concerts, plays and recitals to come. With your contribution, MPAC can continue to be the gem in Historic Downtown McKinney. Donation levels are included on the website.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. 

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 (shown, now open)
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. Open during normal hours. Included in general admission.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Ruben V Unplugged (Thur.); Shawn Pittman (Fri.)
The Celt:  String Theory (Thur.); Go Solo (Fri.); The Tom Loris Conspiracy (Sat.); Sarah Copus at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 & 6:30 p.m.(Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Piano Sing Along with Karl (Thur.); Live Jazz (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Kaitlyn Sparks (Thur.); Dalton Domino (Fri.);Josh Ward Band (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Shane Frame (shown,Thur.); The Corina Grov (Fri.); Joe Levine (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Tory Sound (7-10 p.m., Fri.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (Thur.); The Pagers (Fri.); Bob & Lori (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 

Texas Tax-Free 
Weekend
AUGUST 10-12, 2018. 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the
online community calendar online at VisitMcKinney.com 
 
 
 
Check our blog regularly for the latest in McKinney
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

ONGOING
Visit a replica of the bedroom of Bobby Younger, a 1942 McKinney High graduate, who served as a gunner on a B-17 during WWII, Bobby Younger, was finally laid to rest 74 years after he was gunned down. Tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Private tours are by reservation.   972-562-8790. 315 S. Chestnut.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: This exhibit honors Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY
International Beer Day Celebration: TUPPS is offering $1-off pints in honor of this special day. Live music by Tory Sound, Arete Gourmet Sliders food truck, and no cover charge. Taproom open 4-10 p.m. with music from 7-10 p.m. 

SATURDAY
Saturday Morning Road Ride: Starts weekly at 7 a.m. (through August) behind Cadence Cyclery at 129 S. Tennessee. Three ride options from which to choose based on distance and speed. Refreshments available for purchase at Cadence's new coffee shop, Wattage Coffee Company!

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky and Tennessee at Hunt.

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

Dive-In Movie Night - Zootopia PG: $5 per person. Bring your own floaty. 8-11 p.m. At the APEX Centre, 3003 Alma Road. Register online.

Hollywood Feed Hosts Cat Adoption:The Hollywood Feed store will host cat adoptions with North Texas Cat Rescue from noon to 3 p.m. 2851 Craig Drive.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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