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Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade
Sunday | 2-5 p.m. | Downtown Square  | Free; $5 to register an entry 
Celebrate your favorite reality TV shows at this year's 17th annual Krewe of Barkus. In past years, more than 250 dogs have participated in the parade alongside more than 4,500 spectators in awe of costumes, creatures and creativity. Krewe of Barkus will feature a parade, vendor booths, interactive activities and more. Parade starts and ends at Chestnut Commons parking garage area on East Virginia.

McKinney, Then and Now Exhibit
Opens Thursday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Free | Collin County History Museum
Fasten your seat belts and travel back in time to focus on McKinney, Texas...Then and Now. Various types of audio/visual aids will be available, including introducing augmented reality. History has never been so fascinating! This exhibit continues into 2020. 300 E. Virginia.

Makana Live at the Sanctuary
Saturday | 8 p.m. | $15-150 | Sanctuary Music & Events

The Guitar Sanctuary presents Hawaiian artist Makana. VIP tables with seating for four directly in front of the stage are $150 per table. Downstairs seats (first come, first served) are $25. General admission (standing room only on the upstairs balcony are just $15. Food and bar service available. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available online. 6633 Virginia Pkwy.

At the McKinney Performing Arts Center | 111 N. Tennessee

MRT Presents: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical
Friday-Saturday | 8-10:30 p.m. | $17-20 | McKinney Performing Arts Center
This hilarious battle of con artists, based on the 1988 movie, is now a musical! Lawrence Jameson works the French Riviera and makes his living by talking rich women out of their money. Freddy Benson is a swindler, preying on sympathetic women with stories about his grandmother’s failing health. A hilarious battle of cons ensues. This play is inappropriate for children and early teens due to strong language, suggestive dialogue and sexual innuendo. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinee Saturday, 3 p.m. 


Inversion: New Works by Kelly Marra
Friday-Saturday | 6-9 p.m. |  The Cove, 401 N. Tennessee | Free
Sometimes life has you going in a totally different direction than you expected, and art can change directions many times over the course of an artist's life. The unexpected can be wonderfully reinvigorating and bring new life to the work!  (On Friday at 7 p.m., hear a few words from the artist, and music and poetry reading.)


Feathered Friends: 13 Texas Endangeredand 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.

Magic Planet-oids
Saturday-Sunday (Weekly) | Times vary
The whole family will enjoy this short, kid-friendly presentation called "Magic Planet-oids." These are offered on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Topics vary and are appropriate for all ages. "Magic Planet-oids" is free with admission and for Heard Museum members.

Also at the museum and included with admission: Nature Story Time, Friday, 10:30-11 a.m. 

At TUPPS BREWERY | 721 Anderson in the Cotton Mill District

McKinney Police Ofc. Adam Hamilton Benefit
Friday | 6 p.m.
Help the McKinney Police Association raise money for Officer Adam Hamilton and his family. Food will be provided, silent auction and raffle, and live music by Maylee Thomas and Jon Christopher Davis.

Freedom Peak 1 Fundraiser Supporting Veterans
Saturday | 2-6 p.m.
The Warrior's Keep Freedom Peak 1 program is raising funds for training and a trip for 13 veterans to Mount Kilimanjaro this summer. FREE event; donations accepted. Live music by local artists and a silent auction. 

Other Events This Weekend

Live Music This Weekend

Thursday-Sunday | Times vary | Multiple locations

  • Cadillac Pizza Pub: TBA (Thur.); Chaz Marie Band (Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
  • The Celt Irish Pub: Plectra (Thur.); What (Fri.); Skeleton McKee (Sat.); Sarah Copus, 11 a.m.; Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Eclair Bistro: Cafe Society (Fri.); Joey Love Band (Sat.)
  • E.J. Wills Gastropub: Jonan Rigsby (Fri.); John Herbert (Sat.)
  • Hank's Texas Grill: Tanner Fenoglio (Thur.); Jack Ingram (Fri.); Hayes Carll (Sat.)
  • Landon Winery: Brian Lambert (Fri.); Shane Frame & Beth Mason (Sat.)
  • Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Ray Williams (Thur.); Duke & Daisy (Fri.); Davis & Rose (Sat.); Steve Rose (Sun.)
  • McKinney Coffee Company: Blair Robinson (Sat.)
  • The Pub McKinney: Danny Reichle Music (Thur.); Matt Brooks (Fri.); Sabrina and Gypsybleu (Sat.)
  • Rick's Chophouse: Ed McMahon (Thur.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
  • TUPPS Brewery: Maylee Thomas Band (Fri.); Bj Stricker & The Kings (Sat.)
  • Zin Zen Wine Bistro: The Guitar Sanctuary Customer Artist Showcase (Fri.); Chant Duplantier (Sat..); Acoustically Speaking featuring James Gabriano & Alex Kennedy (Sun.)

Chaz Marie


Danny Reichle


Bj Stricker & The Kings

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