Above: Butterfly House season opens this weekend at The Heard Museum
 
 
 
 
McKinney Square Book Festival & Billy Dawson Concert (Saturday)
Join more than 45 authors, many of whom are award-winning USA and NY Times bestsellers, for this day of fun, education and music from 9 a.m-2 p.m. Book readings for kids and adults will occur during the course of the morning. A concert by Billy Dawson starts at 2 p.m. to help raise money for the DEAR Texas literacy programs, which helps get books into the hands of those in need. Free admission to the book festival. Tickets to the Billy Dawson concert are $20 adults, $15 seniors 65+, $10 kids/students 4-18. Admission is free for all military and for lap kids 3 & under.
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
Surrealist Leo Malboeuf has turned to Digital Formats due to his hand’s physical limitations. This show illustrates how he deconstructs images and then puts them back together again. Images that he has created are frequently reworked by adding new dimensions or deleting specific parts to take on a new focus. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 5-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.  At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
(Friday)
Blending improv & musical comedy, each interactive performance is based 100% on audience suggestion. Featuring comics Kurt Basa, Dan Glaser, Christopher Smith, Bill Cochran, Jason Folks, Josh Diamond, Mike Mayberry and introducing Joel Zeff. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door with a two drink minimum. Come be part of the show. At The Sanctuary Music & Events Center, 6633 Virginia in Adriatica.
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
The following events are included in general admission; free for Heard Members.

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. 10:30 a.m.
 

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (Opening Saturday)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden, which opens for its summer season on Saturday. This exhibit is open only during regular operating hours. 

Butterflies 101 (Saturday)
Learn about the butterflies of our area, how to identify them, and the role they play in nature. This program will include a visit to the butterfly garden to see them in various stages of their development. Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend with an adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. No preregistration required.
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza Pub:  Philip Brumley Unplugged (Thur.); Crystal Yates (shown, Fri.); Gary Kyle in the beer garden at noon, and Mark Sena's Funk Machine (Sat.)
The Celt: String Theory (Thur.); The Selkie Girls (Fri.); Bodarks (Sat.); Sarah Copus at 10:30 a.m.,TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; Glenn McLaughlin, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Josh Osgood (Fri.); What! (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: Ladies Night with Buzz Andrews Band (Thurs.); Knick Knirk (Fri.); Gypsy Playboys (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: The LDJ Band featuring Alex Lease (Thur.); Ray Johnston (Fri.); Robby White & Friends (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Michael Cook (Thur.); Kylie Rae Harris (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.); Nelson Miller (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Jim Stewart (Thur.); Joey Keith Mark (Fri.); Mark Sena (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:Wyatt Martin (Thur.); Bad #7s (Fri.); 3 Amigos (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
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TOURS & MORE

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: Honoring the Collin County residents who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. At the Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

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

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

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

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut.
 
 
 
 
 
 
STAY THE NIGHT
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