Above: Dinosaurs Live! exhibit returns to the Heard Museum Saturday
111 N. Tennessee, 214-544-2630

With a harmony-laced take on alt-folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts are seven brothers and sisters who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives. The multi-talented band writes and composes all of their music and members play the violin, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, mandolin, accordion, ukulele, and piano. Tickets are $20. 8-10 p.m.

At the Heard Natural Science
Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Thru Sept. 30): Visit the butterfly house & garden then cool off inside while exploring the variety of Earth science and animal exhibits.

How to Identify Wildflowers (Saturday)
In this talk, you will learn about flower parts and then go outside 
to identify wildflowers in bloom in the area. Dress/prepare appropriately for the weather and outdoor conditions 
(including insects). Free with admission to museum. 9:30-
10:30 a.m.
(Saturday and Sunday)
World renowned singer Sandi Patty is joined by Larnelle Harris for three performances at the Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge Drive. Tickets are $30 for the show on Saturday (7 p.m.) and Sunday (2 p.m . and 6 p.m.) Call 972-529-5601 to reserve tickets or buy them
​Tuck & Patti Live at The Sanctuary (Saturday)
For 36 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. $15-150. Get tickets online or at 972-540-6420. At The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia Pkwy. 8 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); The Rumble Kings (Fri.); The Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Innisfall (Thur.); Justin Pickard & The Thunderbird Winos (Fri.); The Southland Swing Band (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m.; TIMES Irish Music, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Troy Cartwright (Thur.); Jackson Taylor (Fri.); Josh Ward with opener Zach Edwards (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Tony D. Bakly (Fri.); Kelly Durbin in dining room, Brian Bertrand in wine bar (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Shane Frame (Thur.); Ear Shot Trio (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  FranzenStine (Thur.); Reigning Nickels (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
For more about events in McKinney, check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or tollfree at 888-649-8499.​ 
McKinney Community Bands makes a departure from their usual concert format on Saturday, and announces more concerts.

Collin County Giving Day (Thursday) Over 30 local nonprofits will be set up around the Performing Arts Center and they want to meet you! Lots of great giveaways, entertainment and a chance to make a donation that will be multiplied on this very special day. Hosted by Volunteer McKinney and supported by Vector Systems and the McKinney Community Development Corporation. 5-7 p.m.

Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit: Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Also Tues.-Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Franconia Brewery Tour:
11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5. Tour the brewery & sample the brew. 495 McKinney Pkwy. (photo shown at top of column)

Farmers Market: From 8 a.m.-noon, Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut. 
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music.

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

Jewelry Making Classes
Art on Veranda, 105 W. Louisiana. To reserve a spot in class, call 469-406-7704.

Wire-Wrapped Ring Class (Friday) Come learn how to wire wrap stones to make two beautiful rings. Class fee of $50 includes supplies).
1:30-3:30 p.m. 

(Saturday) Learn the techniques needed to create links and clasp, assemble the parts, finish, fire and patina. Class/supply fee is $175.    
9 a.m.-5 p.m. *Recent metal clay experience required. 
Shop for Oktoberfest swag & other cool new items
in the Made in McKinney Store located in the
MCVB Visitors Center,
200 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney