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Events at TUPPS BREWERY, 721 Anderson


Bass Bugs and Brews Movie Night
Friday | 5:30-9:30 p.m. |  Open to Public | $15-20 Admission
This year’s Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival kicks off again at TUPPS. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door (if available). This event is sponsored by Fly Tyer in coordination with the TFFBF, and Tupps Brewery. The first 175 attendees will receive a free issue of Fly Tyer. Food trucks will be on hand, and enjoy other activities and free raffles. A portion of proceeds go to the Project Healing Waters programs in Texas. Film begins at 7:30 p.m.


Yoga & Craft Beer
Saturday 9 a.m. | Free | Pictured above
Join North Texas Yoga for their monthly free class inside the Brewery. This all-levels class is perfect for all ages. Stay after and enjoy one of 10 different beers, brewed right here in McKinney, or for a pint of Kombucha. Remember to bring your yoga mat!

Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing
Saturday-Sunday $16 per pairing
Enjoy a flight of five 5-oz. beers and Girl Scout cookies for only $16. Stop by Saturday (11 a.m.-10 p.m.) and Sunday (1-5 p.m.) to redeem your ticket. Purchase tickets online.

Friday-Saturday | 5-9 p.m. | The Cove
The Art Club of McKinney presents "Spring Into Magic," featuring the works of local artists. Adding color and variety to the Spring season, the exhibit is open Friday and Saturday from 5-9 p.m. 402 N. Tennessee. (Artwork shown is by H.E. Bailey.)

Smokey Bear's Birthday
Saturday | Free | Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut
Enjoy a fun-filled day of education and celebration in honor of Smokey the Bear's Birthday and the amazing monarch butterfly migration. The event is free. Wondering what to wear? Dress in your "Butterfly or Bear Best." No butterfly or bear outfit? No problem - wear orange! The Texas A&M Forest Service and Collin County Farm Bureau will provide birthday cupcakes and hot dogs. Play games and do arts and crafts projects for kids as well as a photo station and story time. Visit booths by McKinney Fire Department (and the fire safety house), North Texas Municipal Water District, Native Plant Society of Texas, and Monarch Watch. More details on the event website.

At The SANCTUARY MUSIC & EVENTS | 6633 Virginia in Adriatica

Eric Gales Live at the Sanctuary
Friday | $15-200

The Guitar Sanctuary presents the return of Eric Gales to The Sanctuary Music & Events Center with special guests the Maylee Thomas Band. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. VIP tables (seating for 4) on the main floor, $200; downstairs reserved seats (first first served), $25; and general admission (standing room only, upstairs balcony, $15. Tickets available online, plus bar and food for purchase.

Masters of Hawaiian Music Concert
Sunday | $25-200

This concert features three renowned masters of Hawaiian Slack-Key guitar - George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau, and Kawika Kahiapo - and Hula dancing. VIP Tables (seating for four), $200; downstairs, $35; or balcony, $25 each. The optional Hawaiian Buffet Dinner ($20 per person) will feature a selection of traditional favorites from L&L Hawaiian BBQ. Cash bar available. Get tickets online.

Historical En Plein Air Paint-Out and Social
Saturday |10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.| Free|Collin Co. History Museum, 300 E. Virginia
Artists, let your talent shine by heading to the Museum's 2nd Annual Paint-Out beginning at 10 a.m. with an Artist's Social at 4:30 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will be served during the social. Door Prizes! Materials are the option/choice of the artist - painting, sketching, sculpture, mixed media. RSVP to info@CollinCountyHistoricalSociety.org or call 972-542-9457.


Feathered Friends: 13 Texas Endangered
and Threatened Birds

Thru March 22.

Explore an exhibition that features 13 endangered and threatened birds native to Texas as interpreted by 14 local, award-winning artists. Guests will also learn more about what action is being taken to save our avian neighbors.

Magic Planet-oids:

Saturday-Sunday (Weekly) | 9:30 a.m. | Included with admission | times vary.

The whole family will enjoy this short, kid-friendly presentation called "Magic Planet-oids." These are offered on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Free with admission and for Heard Museum members.

 Also at the museum and included with admission: Nature Story Time, Friday, 10:30-11 a.m. 


YAG Presents: Antony & Cleopatra
Thursday-Saturday | McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee
Antony is torn between his sense of duty to his political responsibilities and his fiercely passionate romance with a powerful Queen of Egypt. Admission is $8, students 6-22; $6, YAG members; and $12, adults. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30-10 p.m., with 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

"Resilience: Strength, Healing & Overcoming Adversity" Exhibit 
Thru March 31 | VALA Gallery in the Cotton Mill | Free
One of the best kept secrets around is the progressive new VALA GALLERY, housed within the ever-evolving Cotton Mill of McKinney that is curated by The Visual Arts League of Allen. Stop by in March for the RESILIENCE Art Exhibit featuring art that explores strength, healing and overcoming adversity. The show will run March 7-31. Free.


CITY of McKINNEY EVENTS  | Locations Vary

 Social Dance Nights & Ice Cream Social
Friday 6-8 p.m. $5 per person
We all scream for ice cream! This event is designed for individuals with special needs 18 years or older along with their families and caregivers. Register online! At the McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expwy.

Neighborhood Night at the Movies:

Christopher Robin (PG)
Friday 8:15 p.m. | Free
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars! The movie will start at dusk, around 8:15 p.m. At Bonnie Wenk Park, 2996 Virginia Pkwy.

Other Events This Weekend

  • Free Tour - Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut, 11 a.m. Saturday, Chestnut Square Visitors Center.
  • Brewery Tour - Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy. $5 admission, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 
  • Brewery Tour - TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson. 12:30 p.m.
  • Live at The Groovy Coop: Friday 7 p.m. at 109 S. Tennessee. Celebrate the store's new permanent stage and recording studio. Amazing performers in store for you plus it’s FREE!! Don’t forget to BYOB.
  • Learn How to Bake French Macarons: Friday, 7-9 p.m. at Savor Patisserie, 119 W. Virginia. Each person will take home a gift box of macarons that they made, a recipe card, and a Savor tote bag. Check the website for registration information. $65 per person.
  • Dallas Holi Fest 2019: Saturday at 155 Rivercrest Blvd. in McKinney from noon-5 p.m.
  • Den-Tex/TWANG Dog Agility Show: Saturday in Myers Park Show Barn, 7117 CR 166. 

Live Music This Weekend

Thursday-Sunday | Times vary | Multiple locations

  • Cadillac Pizza Pub: 21 Tyla Taylor (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); NM Jazztet Jazz Night (Sat.)
  • The Celt Irish Pub: Rathmore (Fri.); Irish Rogues (Sat.); Irish Music Session at 3 p.m., Glen McLaughlin at 6;30 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Hank's Texas Grill: Kolby Cooper (Thur.); Bri Bagwell (Fri.); Forever Mac & American Petty (Sat.) Jon Christopher Davis & Lone Star Attitude (Sun.)
  • Landon Winery: Beth Mason (Fri.); Kelly Vaughn (Sat.)
  • Lone Star Wine Cellars: Priyanka (Thur.); Mike Allyn (Fri.); Shelby Ballenger (Sat.); Steve Douthit (Sun.)
  • McKinney Coffee Company: Alexa B Heart (Sat.)
  • The Pub McKinney: The Crocker Brothers (Thur.); Travelin Jed (Fri.); Beth Mason featuring Shane Frame (Sat.)
  • Rick's Chophouse: Tim Georgeff (Thur.); Acoustically Speaking (Fri.);  4 Way Street (Sat.) 
  • TUPPS Brewery: Ole G (Fri.); All Day Irish Music (Sat.); Ryan Berg 1 p..m. and TBA Music Duo 7 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Customer Artist Showcase (Thur.); Luqman Rashada (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.) 

Joey Love


JCD & Lone Star Attitude


Travelin Jed