Above: The McKinney Visitors Center and McKinney Shop
Yesterday & Today Fashion Show/Tea (Saturday)
Enjoy beautiful local "models" walking the runway as you learn about fashions from the roaring 20s partnered with current fashion trends of today presented by Cynthia Elliott Boutique. Tea luncheon at 12:30 p.m. following the fashion show. At the Chestnut Square Chapel, 315 S. Chestnut. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast
Help support Community Lifeline and Chestnut Square by enjoying all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage served up by McKinney Kiwanis. Carter Blood Care will be onsite for blood donations during this event again this year. At the First Christian Church, 1800 West Hunt Street. 7-11 a.m.; $5 each.
At The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia in Adriatica.

(Saturday) - SOLD OUT!
A fixture of album-oriented rock radio stations during the ’70s and ’80s, John Waite had a talent for power ballads and driving arena rock, occasionally touching on new wave-styled power pop as well. The Sanctuary Music & Events presents Waite in concert in support of his Wooden Heart Acoustic Anthology, Volume 2 album/cd. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are no longer available for this SOLD OUT event.
At the McKinney Performing
Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

The McKinney Repertory Theatre presents this comedy featuring a famous actor reluctantly plays Hamlet while being coached by the ghost of John Barrymore, whose Hamlet is arguably the best ever portrayed on stage. But the hitch? The young television actor hates Hamlet. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. (Continues next weekend.) $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (55 & up) and students 13 & up.
The Odysseus Chamber Players will present an intimate gathering of friends with some lovely chamber music works. The Piano Quintet (Marina Dichenko and Keyreel Raskolenko on violin, Jason Lim on viola, Kathleen Long on cello, and Mikhail Berestnev on piano) will perform Frank's Piano Quintet. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. This performance is free and seating is limited. In Noble Hall. 4-5:30 p.m.
At TUPPS Brewery,
721 Anderson

Trivia Night  (Thursday)
Teams of eight people vie for title of King of the Nerds! Bring your friends to compete for prizes. Fundraiser for McKinney Education Foundation. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Also that night: Live music with Luke Whitney and food truck, "Taco truck." Get tickets online.

Yoga & Craft Beer (above, Saturday)
Take part in a free yoga class by North Texas Yoga, perfect for all ages. After the class, enjoy one of 10 beers or a pink of Kombucha. 9-10 a.m.

The Bodarks Uprooted Album Release Party (Saturday)
Stay for a live performance by The Bodarks and friends. Food Truck: The Egg Stand. 7-10 p.m.
At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates.

Dinosaurs Live! (EXTENDED VISIT Through Feb. 25) 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! Photo op and play area dinosaurs available too. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly. Included with admission. (The dinosaurs won't be turned on when the temperature is below 45 degrees.)

Nature Story Time (Friday)
This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and the appreciation and care of nature. 10:30-11 a.m. Included in museum admission.
A Few of Our Favorite Things
Through years of working together, artists Barbara and James Mason have been inspired by a wide range of subject matter. This collection highlights their rich collaborative art journey. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. Free admission. Friday. 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 5-9 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza:  Justin Mason Unplugged (Thur.); Pat Boyack and those Pesky Javelinas (Fri.); The Big Jangle (Sat.).
The Celt:  Skeleton McKee (Fri.); Nitty Gritty Jazz Band (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Buzz Andrews Band (shown, Fri.). Hank's Texas Grill:  Jackson Taylor (Thur.); Sean Franks Band (Fri.); Cody Canada & The Departed (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Martyn Lucas (Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Duane Bates (Thur.); Philip Brumley (Fri.); Tradisium (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Earshot Trio (Thur.); Nickel & Dime (Fri.); Reigning Nickels (Fri.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​

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World War I Exhibit: This exhibit continues into 2018, honoring 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 admission.

Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m.

Franconia Brewing Tour:  Celebrating 10  years in McKinney! 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Just $5 for samples of all beers on tap as well as a tour of this "green" facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery: Open at 11 a.m. Free tour at 12:30. Live music from 1-4 p.m.721 Anderson.

At Myers Park, 7117 CR 166
DFW Golden Retriever Club Dog Agility Show
(Friday-Sunday), Show Barn, 214-796-0988.

Gazehounds of Texas Dog Run Event (Saturday-Sunday), Myers Woods and Back 40, 972-523-6075.

AgriLife Extension Office: Earth-Kind Landscape School (Saturday-Sunday). The Landing, 972-548-4233.
In downtown McKinney, hop on or call 
469-733-DASH (3274)
...and coming
Spring 2018