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Four Funny Females
Saturday | 8-9:30 p.m. | McKinney Performing Arts Center | $22
The Four Funny Females are back for a new season at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. A night with these funny ladies is more than a hilarious stand-up comedy show...it's a sisterhood on a mission to get women laughing, women who wouldn't ordinarily step foot in a traditional comedy club. Men are, of course, welcome too. Rated PG-13 for adult innuendo and observational comedy. General admission tickets are available online.

Second Saturday on the Square
Saturday | 5-8 p.m. | Downtown McKinney | Costs vary
This month, the downtown merchants will be honoring you with Customer Appreciation Night! Sip and shop at 50-plus participating businesses in Historic Downtown McKinney open until 8 p.m.
Also downtown this weekend:

  • Historic Downtown McKinney's Big Sale - Friday-Sunday at Gather, 207 E. Virginia. Your favorite downtown McKinney stores will be gathered in one location and everything will be on sale! Grab your friends and plan to stop by to do a little shopping.
  • Valentine's Day Sip & Savor - Saturday at Savor Patisserie, 119 W. Virginia. Hosted by Savor, Food Walks of Texas, and Be McKinney.
  • Bob's Taco Shop - Saturday, 6-8 p.m. or when the food sells out. At Patina Green Home and Market, 116 N. Tennessee.
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Black History Month Tribute: A Night with Zachary Wood
Thursday | 7-8 p.m.| McKinney Performing Arts Center | FREE

The Friends of the McKinney Library present a Black History Month
program with the author of Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable
Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America, by Zachary
Wood. Register for the event HERE.

At The SANCTUARY MUSIC & EVENTS | 6633 Virginia Parkway

Kara Grainger & Dany Franchi in Concert
Friday | 8-11:30 p.m. | $10-125
The Guitar Sanctuary presents a special evening with Kara Grainger and Dany Franchi at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center. Doors open at 7 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m. VIP Tables with seating for four in front of the stage are $125 per table. Downstairs seats are $20 (first come, first served). General admission seats on the balcony (standing room only) are $10. Bar and food available.

Valentine's Family Dance
Saturday | 6-9 p.m. | Free
Put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away with your loved ones this Valentine's Day! Join the Love Life Foundation for our first annual Valentine's Family Dance event. Tickets are FREE (seating is first come, first served), and we'll have Refreshments, a Candy Bar, a photo booth to capture the evening's memories, and music by DJ Bull.

Murder Mystery Show & Dinner
Saturday 6-9 p.m. |  Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut St.  | $20-45
Enjoy a delicious catered baked chicken dinner with warm comfort sides and wine bar. Delight in light desserts and warm coffee bar while mingling with the actors before the show.  Be entertained by the North Texas Civilian Historians on stage in our Chapel. $45 for dinner and the show; $20 for show only.

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City of McKinney Hosted Events | Various Locations

 
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Daddy Daughter Dance - Friday, Princess Dance, 5-6:30 p.m.; Passport to Paris Dance from 7:30-9 p.m. McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expy. $20 per resident, $25 per non-resident. Register in person. No walk-ins.

Coffee with the Cops - Saturday - 8-11 a.m. at Starbucks, 3001 Hardin,
#120. Cost is only what you consume. 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.

 

Writer’s Exchange, Sunday, 2-3:30 p.m. at the John & Judy Gay Library,
6861 W. Eldorado. Independent authors, published authors, and those wanting to become writers are all welcome.
 

At the HEARD NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY | 1 Nature Place

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. Included with museum admission.

Dinosaurs Live
Just two weekends left | Included w/admission
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine other life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails. The exhibit gives families a fun, educational activity to enjoy, and makes for great photos. Kids will enjoy the play area and the outdoor fossil dig. Some trails are jogger stroller friendly. (Photo by amy_grider429)   

Activities included with museum admission: Nature Story Time, Friday, 10:30-11 a.m. 

 

Also upcoming class at Heard Museum:
Become a Master Naturalist Register thru Feb. 6 | Class Feb. 13-May 8 | $150 course fee
The Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program, based in McKinney, is seeking applicants interested in becoming Texas Master Naturalists; application deadline is Feb. 6. Classes will be held at the Heard Natural Science Museum from February 13—May 8. Class participants must complete 40 hours of natural resource training, participate in three class field trips, and finish eight hours of advanced training and 40 hours of volunteer service within their first year in the program. Application forms and program info available online.

 

Second Saturday Bird Walk - Saturday | 8-9:30 a.m. | Free with admission to Heard

These walks are hosted by members of the Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

My Perspective: Photography by James Mason
Friday-Saturday | 6-9 p.m. | The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee
“I often see spectacular figures and patterns in clouds and water that resemble things we are familiar with just as most of us do. However, sometimes it’s the colors and the intensity of the clouds and the water that captivates the eyes and the mind. These things have an indelible effect on me when I photograph. There is a deliberate place and time for every one of us. I’m truly grateful that mine is presenting itself daily. This is my perspective. Enjoy!” - James Mason

Other Events This Weekend

  • Free Tour - Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chestnut Square Visitors Center.
  • Trolley Tour - Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut, 10 a.m., $7-10. Pre-registration available.
  • 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.
  • Haircut-a-Thon for Officer Hamilton - Sunday, 1-4 p.m. at Southern Sisters Salon & Boutique. Each $25 quick haircut benefits McKinney Police Officer Hamilton. 1705 W. University, Suite 125. More about Officer Hamilton's health situation can be found HERE.
  • Chili Festival & Cook-off - Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. At Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa, 7910 Collin McKinney Parkway.
  • Healthy You! - Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. FREE event at Eldorado Country Club, 2604 Country Club. Win prizes and enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar.  
  • After Hours Networking & New Member Showcase - Thursday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Eldorado Country Club, 2604 Country Club Dr. Enjoy great food, networking and welcome the newest Chamber members.
  • 4th Annual Boot Scootin’ For Hugs Gala - Saturday, 6-10 p.m. $150 per person. Rock Creek Ranch, 4934 FM 1461. Help Hugs Cafe raise funds to continue providing meaningful employment for adults with special needs. This event will feature Local Yocal BBQ and Coach Gene Stallings as the guest speaker. Enjoy a night of great storytelling and delicious food.
  • CocoaVina Chocolate & Wine Pairing - Saturday, 4-6 p.m. $40 each at Zin Zen Wine Bistro, 6841 Virginia Parkway, Suite 104. Participants will sample artisan chocolates that have been carefully paired with various fine wines.

Myers Park Events, 7117 CR 166

Live Music This Weekend

Thursday-Sunday | Times vary | Multiple locations

  • Cadillac Pizza Pub: Sean & Faye (Thur.); Broken Code (Fri.); Spencer Cole Band (Sat.)
  • The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Fri.); Justin Pickard & Thunderbird Winos (Sat.); Misty Posey Music, 11 a.m.; Irish Music Session, 3 p.m., John Hardin Trio, 6:30 (Sun.)
  • Eclair Bistro: Cafe Society (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.)
  • E.J. Wills Gastropub: John Herbert (Fri.); Justin Tipton (Sat.)
  • Hank's Texas Grill: Ryan Wilcox & The Sunday Shakes (Thur.); Josh Weathers Music (Fri.); Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights (Sat.); Eleven Hundred Springs (Sun.)
  • Landon Winery: Music TBA (Fri.); Joseph Reyna (Sat.)
  • Lone Star Wine Cellars: Randy Willis (Thur.); Sissy Brown (Fri.); Ken & Cathy (Sat.); Tommy Ray Williams (Sun.)
  • McKinney Coffee Company: Alexa B Heart (Sat.)
  • The Pub McKinney: Concrete Hillbilly/Tyler John (Thur.); David Christian (Fri.); Sam or I (Sat.)
  • Rick's Chophouse: Jim Stewart (Thur.); Corina Grove (Fri.);  Acoustically Speaking ft James Gabriano & Alex Kennedy (Sat.)
  • Sanctuary Music & Events: 8 Kara Grainger & Danny Franchi (Fri.)
  • TUPPS Brewery: Wyatt & the Harbingers (Fri.); Taylor Blanchard at 1 p.m., Mo Robson at 7 p.m. (Sat.)
  • Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Shane Frame & Beth Mason ft Dennis Richards (Fri.); Aaron Hendra (Sat..)
 
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Broken Code

 
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Buzz Andrews

 
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Wyatt & The Harbingers

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