Above: Samples of local artists' works at MAST this weekend
Every November, McKinney artists invite the public into their creative spaces. MAST is a rare opportunity to see an artist at work, to better understand the creative process. This year the tour includes 48 artists - painters, potters, fiber artists, sculptors, wood carvers and turners, photographers, mixed media artists, colored pencil artists and a fashion designer. Tour map available online. Artwork by every artist will be on display and available for purchase at the Heard-Craig Center, 205 W. Hunt.
Veterans Day Weekend Events
The following events honor our veterans this weekend.

The McKinney Dance Band presents Red, White, and Basie, our third annual salute to our veterans. This year's program includes patriotic favorites in honor of those that have and are serving and we will highlight a great American bandleader, William James “Count” Basie, featuring singers and toe-tapping music. 7-9 p.m. in the Courtroom Theater at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. FREE!

Veterans Day Tributes (Saturday)

Start the day at 11 a.m. at the McKinney Veterans Memorial Park, 6053 Weiskopf in Craig Ranch. The morning ceremony features guest speakers, a missing man formation flyover, patriotic music and parading of colors. Then that evening, take part in a sundown ceremony back at the Veterans Memorial Park, 5:26 p.m.

Local Heroes Read Exhibit (Saturday)
For the second year, the Roy & Helen Hall Library will host a Local Heroes Read exhibit with posters of local heroes holding their favorite book. Meet the heroes in the photos during a special reception at 3 p.m. Event runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 101 E. Hunt.
Second Saturday Events
Each month, the historic downtown celebrates local art with special exhibits. These are in addition to McKinney Art Studio Tour.

721 Anderson (Cotton Mill); Must be 21 to drink alcohol.
Bottles & Brushes (shown, Friday): Honor or memorialize someone that has been impacted with cancer by adding their spirit to the bottle tree. Paint a message and or image(s) on a wine bottle just for them to be forever displayed on TUPPS’ bottle tree. $10 per bottle. Proceeds go to a local charity. All supplies provided; no experience required. Ages 18+ welcome.

Second Saturday Art Show (Saturday): TUPPS Brewery honors local artists each month with their Second Saturday Art Show. Artists in the North Dallas area show off their work and sell pieces at the brewery. Free admission. Brewery tour every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and live music from 1-4 p.m. Food trucks onsite. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

LAST Art Gallery (Saturday)
The gallery features local artists and their works including Marylin Kelly, Kim Guthrie, Ken Toki, Jodie Baldwin, Babs Light, Kazuko Moto, Jeff Jensen, Gail Delger and more. 105 W. Louisiana. Times TBD. 

Pop-Up Gallery (formerly Orisons, Saturday)
Featuring artists Andrea Holmes, Kim Guthrie, Leslee Ortega, and Pete Quaid. 110 E. Louisiana.
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

Dinosaurs Live!
(Through Feb. 18) 
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum’s nature trails at the 12th annual Dinosaurs Live! Photo op and play area dinosaurs available too. The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly. Check museum website for hours/rates. 
Included with admission; free for Heard Members.

Nature Story Time (Friday) Weekly event, 10:30-11 a.m.

Second Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday): 8-9 a.m.; included in general admission to the museum.
An Evening of Guitar
Join guitarists Carlo Pezzimenti and John Wynn for an enjoyable evening of music featuring Latin American folk, and much more. Refreshments served, seating is limited. Reservations are recommended by calling 972-832-1646. At McKinney Guitar Studio, 3615 Canyon View Court. $10 per person.

Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Buffalo Ruckus Unplugged (Thur.); Buzz Andrews Band (Fri.), The Bodarks (Sat.)
The Celt: Aaron Burton (Thur.); The Selkie Girls (Fri.); Tradiasium at 5 p.m. and The Gypsy Playboys at 8 p.m. (Sat.); Cierra Brannies, 10:30 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session, 3 p.m., John Hardin Trio, 6:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Nick Knirk (Fri.); Anthony & Marina Jazz (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Fritz Shultz (Thur.); Ray Johnston Band (Fri.); Uncle Lucius (shown, Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Jim McCrain (Thur.); Tommy Williams (Fri.); Double Down (Sat.); Davis & Rose(Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); 4-Way Street Band (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thursday-Sunday)
TUPPS Brewery: Jim Stewart (Fri.); Jenna Clark, 1-4 p.m. and Kevin Deal,  7-10 p.m. (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Guitar Sanctuary Showcase (Thur.); Shane Frame (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat.).
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at VisitMcKinney.com or call 888-649-8499.​
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

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

Farmers Market at Adriatica: 3-6 p.m. at Bella Donna Chapel.

Cooking Class at Kitchenwares on the Square: Thanksgiving Sidestravaganza; all classes are BYOB. $49 per person for evening of fun food, learning and friendship. 213 E. Louisiana. 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Arrive about 6:15.)

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

Farmers Market: Located at Hunt/Tennessee. 8 a.m.-noon.

TUPPS Brewery:Tour at 12:30 p.m. Live music from 1-4.

Events at Myers Park,
7117 CR 166
McKinney FFA Livestock Show (Saturday): Show Barn, 972-308-8377

Trinity Valley Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Club Luring Course Event (Saturday-Sunday): Back 40, 972-308-8377.

Plano FFA Livestock Show (Sunday): In the Show Barn, 214-908-8587.
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