Above: Pumpkinville Hay Maze, Tucker Hill
At the McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee, 972-547-2650
Rhythms of Pen and Brush (Thursday) This production featuring Richard Blanco (pictured) was established to help foster collaboration between art forms and artists and provide an opportunity to share their work with audiences. In addition to Mr. Blanco, the evening will also feature work by visual artists, jazz musicians from the University of North Texas, poets and actors. (Mr. Blanco is the fifth poet ever to present at a president’s inauguration, following in the steps of previous poets Maya Angelou and Robert Frost.) 7:30-9 p.m. in the Courtroom Theater. General admission, $17; students/seniors, $12.

Belles: The Reunion (Friday-Saturday)
Mark Dunn's new comedy "Belles: The Reunion" is a sequel to "Belles," a comedy in two acts and 45 phone calls. Sure to be an audience favorite. Mark Dunn personally selected McKinney Repertory Theatre to premiere his show. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m., and matinee Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $17 general admission; discounts for seniors 55+ and students 13+.
Third Monday Trade Days 
(Friday-Sunday) Enjoy the fall weather at Third Monday Trade Days this weekend and get a head start on your holiday shopping. The 450 vendors are offering seasonal home and yard décor, great gift ideas and lots of bargains you can’t find anywhere else. Savor the fantastic carnival-type food in the clean, family-friendly atmosphere. Parking is free all day Friday and after 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 4550 W. University.

Other Outdoor Shopping
Old Red Lumberyard (Friday-Saturday) Vintage junk market, 600 E. Louisiana in the Flour Mill District. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
At the Heard Natural Science
Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Dinosaurs Live! (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. Museum closes early (3 p.m.) on Saturday, Oct. 17, for the following reservation-only event.

Halloween at the Heard (Saturday) SOLD OUT!
Classes At Art on the Veranda
105 W. Louisiana. Call 469-406-7704 to reserve a spot in one of their classes.
​Silhouette Instruction (Friday)
Learn to create unique designs using the Silhouette. Artist and Senior Instructor Sharon Gillespie will teach you how! *Prerequisite: Students must purchase from Craftcast: Deciphering the Silhouette with Cindy Pope AND watch prior to first class day. First of two classes; second class on Friday, Oct. 30. Class fee of $100 covers both classes. 1- 4 p.m.

Chainmaille Small Half Persian Bracelet Class (shown, Saturday)  The finished bracelet is elegant and beautiful, especially in the smaller gauge. Class fee (sterling silver supplies all included) is $115. 10 a.m-1 p.m.
(Opens Sunday)
This popular annual Fall celebration runs through Oct. 31 at the Tucker Hill Community, 211 State Blvd. McKinney Christian Academy will once again be the non-profit partner and benefactor from pumkpin sales and other proceeds generated by the event. All Pumpkinville activities are open to the public and most activities are sponsored and funded by Southern Land Company, including toddler-sized hay maze, tractor-pulled hay ride, activities and music, petting zoo, Spoons Food Truck, bake sale or concession stand (purchase required), pumpkin painting and carving, and workshops on using pumpkins in fall decorating. Please check
website for daily hours. Open Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Vic Duncan Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews Band (Sat.)
Cafe Malaga: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Aaron Burton (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); The Santa Fe Line (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m. and Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m.  (Sun.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Jeff Hopson (Thur.); Blue Water Highway (Fri.); Bubba Sparxxx with opening act Chuck T (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Steve Rose (Thur.-Fri.); Nelson Miller (Sat.)
Louisiana St. Grill: Live Music (Thur.-Sun.)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Tony Bakly (Fri); Lou Harlas & Kelly Durbin, dining room; Brian Bertrand, wine bar (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Shane Frame (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Jason Michael (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Tony Bakly (Thur.); Nick Knirk (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.​ 
The calendar is packed with fun activities for all ages this month. We're adding more to this list as we find them. 

Pumpkin patch, western town wagon rides, petting zoo, bounce houses and more. $15/child; $5/adult. Kids under 2 free. Group rates available. Storybook Ranch, 3701 Custer. 972-977-7333. Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m.-sundown; Saturday, 9 a.m-sundown.

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

Outdoor Movie: Furious 7 
Bring lawn chairs and blankets and the city will provide the popcorn. PG-13. Pre-registration preferred to 972-547-2690. McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expwy. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Latin Dancing: Bien Salsa on Fridays, 9 p.m.-midnight. 119 W. Virginia in downtown McKinney.

​Neighborhood Night at the Movies: Annie 
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a family-friendly movie in the park - "Annie" (2014). At W.B. Finney Park, 6350 Glen Oaks Drive. 7:30-10 p.m. Free.

Farmers Market: From 8 a.m.-noon, Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: Enjoy an entertaining, informative tour of this environmentally friendly brewery. Tour and tastings of several varieties is $5. 11 a.m.-1 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. (Also open Wedesday-Friday.)  

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

The following three events take place at Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166.
​Collin County Master Gardeners Bulb Sale (Saturday) Features hard-to-find bulbs and drought tolerant perennials that thrive in North Texas. Tax-free sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the stall barn. Early bird seminar, 8:30 a.m. 

Super Run 5K  (Saturday)
A family-friendly superhero themed 5K and fun run or walk. (Not a timed race.) Registration includes superhero cape, finisher medal, customized race bib, swag bag and more!
Register online. 5K at 8:30 a.m.; walk/fun run at 10 a.m. on-site registration at 7 a.m.

Dallas Agility Working Group Dog Show (Saturday-Sunday) Show Barn, all day.
Show your hometown pride or grab a souvenir in the 
MCVB Visitors Center, 200 W. Virginia (downtown)