(Friday-Saturday)
Kanyi Muraguri works both as his own photographer and model to create characters that address social issues in a humorous, impacting, and sometimes troubling way. Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m. both days. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Join the Love Life Foundation for their annual Breakfast With Superheroes! Bring the family out to enjoy donuts with our famous superheroes and get some great pics as well as enjoying a few coloring activities. This is a free event that also features a back-to-school backpack drive station where people may drop off donations of school supplies for the less fortunate children in our community.
 
 
 
Events Downtown and at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

The Pairing Series: American Farmer (Thru Aug. 11 - LAST WEEKEND!)
Paul Mobley is an American photographer who has traveled the world to find the face of a thousand words. This exhibition was curated/organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. In MPAC Gallery. Free admission. 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday, last weekend)
McKinney Repertory Theater's annual melodrama features insidious villains trying to separate Madelaine Mockingbird, chambermaid turned singer, from the fortune left her by an old miner and from her true love. Heroines, villains, heroes, and popcorn - fun for the whole family. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors 55 & up, and students 13-plus.
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Downtown McKinney comes alive with musicians, after-hours shopping, dining, and something for everyone to enjoy this Saturday.. Bring the family downtown for kid-friendly activities around the square. All day from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
 
 
 
721 Anderson. Tap room open!

Celebrating Andrew Dutton (Friday) 
TUPPS is honoring and celebrating the life of musician Andrew Dutton. Andrew played at TUPPS about once a month and always brought the house down with his music and personality! He loved the music of the Eagles so the Green Room Rebels and Friends will play these very songs to honor his life. There will be multiple opportunities to donate to his family while at TUPPS or you can donate online to Dutton’s children through this link. 7:30-10:30 p.m.
 
 
 
Meat Fight 1K (Sunday)
This event hosts 30 booths of food and beverage stations. Any participant who can eat at 12 stations or more will receive a legit finisher medal for their commendable efforts. The event benefits the National MS Society and Meat Fight, Inc.’s original programs that benefit people living with MS nationwide.  The event is sold out for racers, but spectators are welcome! No cover. 6-10 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. 

(Thru Sept. 30, shown)
The Moth Migration Project is a crowd-sourced collection of hand printed, drawn  and cut paper moths founded by Hilary Lorenz. This collection will be exhibited in an installation along walls of the Heard exhibit halls. The featured moths will include species native to our region. The Moth Migration Project spans all cultures, ages, countries.

Nature Storytime (Friday)
This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and the appreciation and care of nature. Included with general admission to the museum. 10:30-11 a.m. 

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Open thru September)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. The garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract butterflies. Open during normal hours. Included in general admission.
 
 
 
 
Art Without Walls (Sunday)
Come on out and paint, draw, etc. the wonderful scenes of Pecan Grove Cemetery. Plenty of shade and drinks. Please sign in at the meeting hall. 1-5 p.m. at Pecan Grove Cemetery, 1701 S. McDonald.
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Lindsay Hightower Unplugged (Thur.); The Stoneleighs Rolling Stones Tribute Band (Fri.); Music on the Patio with Trey Allen, noon-3 p.m., and  Quinten Hope Band, 9 p.m. (Sat.)
The Celt:  What? (Fri.); The Tyler Rogers Band (Sat.); Cierra Brannies at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 p.m.(Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Piano Sing Along with Karl (Thur.); Live Jazz (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Buffalo Ruckus (Thur.); Desperado (Fri.); Lee Roy Parnell (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Mike Allyn and Tommy Williams (Fri.); Mike Allyn (Sat.) Davis & Rose (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Tim Georgeff (Thur.); Tyla Taylor (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Andrew Dutton Tribute (Fri.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); Chant Duplantier with Jerry Smith Jr. (shown, Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the
online community calendar online at VisitMcKinney.com 
 
 
 
 
Learn the latest news about McKinney. Coming later this week: New Restaurants!
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

ONGOING
Visit a replica of the bedroom of Bobby Younger, a 1942 McKinney High graduate, who served as a gunner on a B-17 during WWII, Bobby Younger, was finally laid to rest 74 years after he was gunned down. Tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Private tours are by reservation.   972-562-8790. 315 S. Chestnut.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: This exhibit honors 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. 

FRIDAY
Trinity Falls Serves Up August Food Truck Fridays: Trinity Falls serves up a month of Food Truck Fridays from 5-8 p.m. each week in August. At The Club, 7801 Trinity Falls Pkwy. Free activities including a rocking DJ, bounce houses for the kids, lawn games and more will accompany the meal. Open to the public. Free.

SATURDAY
Saturday Morning Road Ride: Starts weekly at 7 a.m. (through August) behind Cadence Cyclery at 129 S. Tennessee. Three ride options from which to choose based on distance and speed. Refreshments available for purchase at Cadence's new coffee shop, Wattage Coffee Company!

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky and Tennessee at Hunt.

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for samples of beers on tap as well as a tour of this green facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

The Vintage Piano Hour: Pianist Tony Stride is performing at Filtered, 218 E Louisiana St. at 2:30 p.m. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
469-733-DASH (3274)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THIS WEEKEND,
Friday-Sunday!
 
 
 
 
 
More Fun Things to Do in McKinney:
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Opening Events This Weekend
 
 
            
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