Above: Photo by photographer Ken Branch (used with permission)
The South Austin Moonlighters 
The Guitar Sanctuary presents The South Austin Moonlighters at The Sanctuary Music & Events. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m.  VIP tables (seating for four), $125 per table; downstairs, $20; general admission on the balcony (Standing Room Only), $10. Bar and food service available for purchase. 6633 Virginia Parkway, 972-540-6420.
The Odysseus Chamber Orchestra brings favorite movie themes like Star wars, Frozen, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, Harry Porter and many more on this memorable afternoon to share with the whole family. A concert to be loved by all music, movie and concert lovers. Costumes are encouraged. 4-5:30 p.m. Adult, $20; senior/student, $15; kids 12 and under, $10. At Church Street Auditorium, 306 N. Church. Tickets available online.
At TUPPS Brewery,
721 Anderson

Oscar Watching Party & Red Carpet
Walking the Red Carpet starts at 4:30 p.m. and the paparazzi will be on hand for this Hollywood-style party inside TUPPS Brewery. Be prepared to tell us “ who” you are wearing. And then enjoy the show with your host Bo Wanger. Trivia, games, and conversation over our finest brews and BYOW allowed. They'll haver finger foods too.
At the McKinney Performing
Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

(Friday-Saturday- Last Weekend)
The McKinney Repertory Theatre presents this comedy featuring a famous actor who reluctantly plays Hamlet while being coached by the ghost of John Barrymore, whose Hamlet is arguably the best ever portrayed on stage. The hitch? The young television actor hates Hamlet. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. $18 for adults, $15 for seniors (55 & up) and students 13 & up.
At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates.

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.
Artful Healing
Kelly E. Marra is finding healing through her art.  She expresses the stages of grief on canvas with abstract painting which is outside of her comfort zone. She and artist Carol Collins will also display jewelry and wire sculpture made in a healing trance-like state. Kelly will have accessories from her VIDA collection available as well. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. Free admission. See website for hours. Friday. 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 5-9 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza:  Droo's Peace Crush Unplugged (Thur.); Joey Love Band (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.).
The Celt:  String Theory (Thur.); After5 Band (Fri.); The Tyler Rogers Band (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Karl Berkebile Dueling Piano (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Joey Love (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill:  Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch (shown, Thur.); Cory Morrow (Fri.); Jake Worthington (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Martyn Lucas (Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Ariana Ortiz as well as Pinot & Paint Night by Stand Up & Paint (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes (Fri.); Steve Griggs (Sat.); Robin Love (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Live Music TBD (Thur.); Broken Code (Fri.); Live Music TBD (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Zack King Band (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); Acoustically Speaking (Sat.)
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.

Coffee with Cops: This event provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Police Department. All community members are invited to attend. 7:30-10 a.m. at El Ranch Supermercado, 821 N. McDonald. 
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