Above: Weekly Farmers Market at Chestnut Square
 
 
 
 
Events at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee
214-544-4630

Pander & Ponder Show (Friday)
Called “inappropriate and edgy” by the Dallas Morning News, Jason brings his dubious yet playful brand of humor to McKinney with openers Paulos Feerow and Craig Lillard. 8-10 p.m. $15 general admission. 
 
 
 
 
DD & The Studebakers: 50's Rock N' Roll Show (Saturday)
Enjoy a night of rock and roll music on the downtown square. Wear your bobby socks and ponytails as you toe-tap to songs by Chuck Berry, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Brenda Lee, Fats Domino, Bill Haley and the Comets and much more. 7-9 p.m. $17 general admission.
 
 
 
 
McKinney Juried Art Show (Saturday)
Cash prizes totaling $10,500 to be divided between winning artists whose pieces will be added to the MPAC art collection. Hosted by the Arts & Music Guild. Free. 7-10 p.m. Art on display through April 22.
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
A selection of works created by the McKinney figure drawing group make up this new exhibit. These artists gather weekly to study and practice drawing the human form (and every now and then the studio dog, Abby). Various drawing & painting techniques are used to reveal the figure. Opening reception is Friday, 7-9 p.m. Other hours are Saturday, 6-10 p.m., and Sunday, 2-4 p.m. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee. 
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
A world-renowned concert pianist performs a guest artist solo
recital on Friday evening, and the top 10 young pianists compete on Saturday with 20-minute virtuosic programs. The competitors play again in a recital on Sunday.More than $5,000 will be awarded to help these students continue their studies in music. All events are free and open to the public. Church Street Performance Hall, 306 N. Church. Times listed at link.
 
 
 
 
 

Nature Story Time (Friday)
Story times are designed for young children, introducing a different nature-themed book each week. 30-45 minutes depending on the book. Included in general admission; free for Heard Members. 10:30 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday)
The Guitar Sanctuary presents the return of Chris Duarte to The Sanctuary Music & Events Center at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Special guest - the Zack King Band. VIP Tables for 4 are $150 per table. Downstairs seats are $20 general admission. Balcony (standing room only) admission is $10. Bar and food service
available. 6633 Virginia in Adriatica.
 
 
 
 
 
(Saturday)
Enjoy the music of the Beatles as interpreted by acoustic guitarists Mack Price and John Wynn. Listening followed by a song circle/jam session. $10 per person. Refreshments available. Make reservations to 972-832-1646. 7-9 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m) 3615 Canyon View Court.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Kylie Rae Harris Unplugged (Thur.); The Bodarks (Fri.); Mojo Filter (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Jigsaw (Thur.); Jed Marum & Michael William Harrison, (Fri.); Jeffery Phillips, 5 p.m.; Nitty Gritty Jazz Band, 8 p.m. (Sat.); Plectra, 10:30 a.m.,  TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; McLeod Nine, 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: Bodarks String Band (Thur.); Tyler Rogers Band (Fri.); Mark McKinney (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Ryan Rhynes (Thur.); Whiskey Holler (Fri.); Steven Rose (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Buzz Andrews (Thur.); Mick Tinsely Trio (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Missing 3 (Thur.); The Bad #7s (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com
 or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 
or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

ONGOING
(Thursday-Saturday) The Collin County Historical Society honors the role Collin County soldiers and Texans played in the WWI. IPads help access timelines, maps, photos, and videos. 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays.

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

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

FRIDAY
Neighborhood Night at the Movies: The Parks & Rec Department hosts The Secret Life of Pets (PG) at A. Hardy Eubanks Jr. Park, 1501 Round Hill. Bring lawn chairs/blankets for this family-friendly movie under the stars. 8:15 p.m. Free.

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.

Farmers Market: Chestnut Square's weekly Farmers Market starts Saturday. 8 a.m.-noon. Wide variety of locally-grown produce, grass fed beef, free range chicken, specialty items (tamales, pastries, jerky and more) as well as arts and crafts. 315 S. Chestnut Square.

SUNDAY
Springtime Festival at Trinity Falls: Celebrate spring’s arrival with butterflies and festivities at Trinity Falls, noon to 4 p.m. Heard Museum’s Butterfly Garden will demonstrate the life cycle of the butterfly and migration patterns. Live music, face painting, baby animal petting zoo, kids area and food trucks. Noon-4 p.m. 7801 Trinity Falls Parkway.

Weekend Events at Myers Park, 7117 CR 166
Schipperke Club of America Dog Agility Show (Friday-Sunday) Show Barn. 214-763-1132.

North Texas Barnhunters Dog Event (Saturday-Sunday)
Stall Barn. 972-914-8735.
 
 
 
 
Construction has begun on the 9-acre site and the city has opened new parking options. Click the map to see a larger map ad 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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