Above: Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra
 
 
 
 
At McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 111 N. Tennessee

Odysseus Chamber Ensemble Piano Quintet (Saturday) Enjoy an afternoon of delightful masterpieces in the intimate setting of MPAC's Noble Hall. Local artist Annie Royer will be painting to the music. Meet the conductor and principal musicians of the Odysseus North Texas Chamber Orchestra and enjoy complimentary coffee and refreshments. Free admission but RSVP required. 3-4:15 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Laura Bartlett's Four Funny Females (Saturday)
Founded in 2006 as a grassroots movement to get women laughing again, Four Funny Females has become a "don't miss" McKinney tradition for women of all ages who
normally would never step foot inside a traditional comedy club. (Of course, men are welcome, too!) Wine &
beverage bar available. 8-9:30 p.m. $22 general admission.
 
 
 
 
 
Beatles for Breakfast Acoustic Guitar Workshop (Saturday)
Learn how to create solo guitar arrangements of classic Beatles tunes! Seating is limited, so reservations are
recommended. at McKinney Guitar Studio, 3615 Canyon View Ct. at 10 a.m. A jam session will take place after
the class. 972-832-1646.
 
 
 
 
 
BBQ Pit Master Class (Saturday)
Franconia Brewery and Hutchins BBQ are joining forces for a BBQ pit master class from 2-5 p.m. Hutchins' Pit Master Dustin Blackwell will teach how to make better BBQ brisket, ribs, pulled pork and more. Plus enjoy local craft beer from Franconia Brewing. Reserve your seats before it sells out! At Franconia, 495 McKinney Pkwy.
 
 
 
 
 
At The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566. Exhibits & talks included in admission. 

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed primarily for young children and will introduce a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book covered. Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum Members. 10:30 a.m.

Spring Break Camps (Next Week)
Spring Break camps take place next week. Register online now. A variety of mini-camps are available next week for kids from kindergarten (age 5) through 6th grade. Also, the museum is open Monday, March 6. Summer camp registration is also now open.
 
 
 
 
 
Classes at Kitchenwares on the Square, 213 E. Louisiana, Call 469-301-6659 to reserve your space.

(Thursday) 2 Star Michelin Chef Sascia Marchesi of TX Cucina Italiana and Zeppole at the Gaylord Texan will be teaching some specific knife skills in order to create salmon three ways. Class is almost sold out. Cost is $125. 

Simply Southern Italian Class (shown, Saturday) During this hands-on class, you will learn to create chicken piccata, spring mix salad with raspberry balsamic, bread with garlic infused oil and herbs, all paired with cheese, and for dessert panna cotta with red wine sauce. The cost is $59.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Andrew Dutton Unplugged (Thur.); Quinten Hope Band (shown, Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Tom Loris Conspiracy (Fri.); After5 Band (Sat.); Chris Grooms, 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music, 3-6 p.m.; Glenn McLaughlin, 6:30-8 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Music (Fri.)
Eclair Bistro: Live music in Jazz Lounge upstairs (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Big Gus Trio (Thur.); Micky & The Motorcars (Fri.); Doug Stone (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Steve Brummet (Thur.);  Nathan Hinojosa (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Ed McMahon (Thur.); Highway 31 (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Jim Stewart (Fri.), Matt Hillyer, Steve Berg & Jordan Hendrix of Eleven Hundred Springs, Kevin Deal and Justin Pecina, and The Warrior’s Keep Fundraiser, 2-6 p.m. with no cover charge (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Earshot Trio (Thur.); The 3 Amigos (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ ​
 
 
 
Keep up with the latest in McKinney tourism by reading our web blog!
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY
Heard-Craig House: 205 W. Hunt. Thursdays at 1 p.m. $10 for Tour & Tea.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 a.m. 

FRIDAY

SATURDAY
Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. 

721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill); Open at 11 a.m. Food trucks, live music.

Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166:

North Texas Barnhunters Dog Event (Saturday-Sunday)
in the Stall Barn.
 
 
 
 
Construction has begun on the 9-acre site which resulted in the city opening up some new parking options. Click the map to see a larger map and an explanation
 
 
 
 
McKinney hotels and B&Bs offer a wide range of options when staying overnight in town. ​​Find lodging links at VisitMcKinney.com
or call the McKinney CVB at
888-649-8499 for assistance.
 
 
            
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