Let's Polka: Brave Combo & the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra
Saturday | 8-9:30 p.m. | Faubion Middle School, 2000 Rollins St. | $10-20
The dynamic Grammy Award-winning polka group Brave Combo will join forces with the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra to add depth and gusto to hits we all know and love. These songs have been arranged with full symphony accompaniment. The special guest conductor will be McKinney Mayor George Fuller. Tickets ($10-20) are available online.


Trout Derby
Saturday | 8 a.m-noon | 405 Wilson Creek Pkwy. | Free to $3

Bundle up and bring your fishing tackle to Towne Lake Park for an opportunity to catch rainbow trout! This annual family event is co-sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, who will stock Towne Lake with more than 5,000 rainbow trout. Also enjoy free hot-dogs, prizes for biggest and smallest fish, and a casting contest. Participants must bring their own poles and bait. Adults and children do not need a fishing license for the event. Those choosing to stay past noon to fish will need a fishing license. Free for 16 and under; $3 for adults.

People and Their Pets: Custom Portraits by Two Local Artists
Saturday-Sunday |The Cove, 401 N. Tennessee | Free
Friends and neighbors David Hobson and Rebecca Johnson are having a two-person show to display their custom painted portraits. David specializes in people; Rebecca specializes in pets. Stop by to see their work, meet the artists, enjoy light snacks, and enter a drawing for a pet portrait giveaway. Saturday, 2-9 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.

Yesterday and Today Fashion Show & Brunch or Tea Luncheon
Saturday | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut
Enjoy a brunch and fashion show of current fashions as well as historical fashions from days gone by, or purchase tickets in combinations of show only, show and tea, etc. Tickets available online. Raffle tickets for prizes will be available at the event.

At the McKinney Performing Arts Center | 111 N. Tennessee

MRT Presents: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical
Friday-Sunday | 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.; Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets available online.

Black History Month Celebration: Portrait Unveiling & Reception
Saturday | 2-4 p.m. | MPAC Gallery | Free
Join us as we recognize Black History Month by honoring institutions and individuals that have made contributions to the McKinney community, particularly the Black Community. The evening concludes with a special unveiling of portraits of prominent Black leaders and a showcase of rare photos and artifacts from McKinney's past.


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.

Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday | 10 am.-2 p.m. | Reservation required
Teachers with an official school ID will receive free admission on this day for themselves and one guest per teacher. The Heard will offer guided trails, live animal presentations, and Magic Planet-oids. Light refreshments and giveaways for teachers available, while supplies last. Register online; spots are limited.

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

The Importance of Being Earnest
Thursday-Sunday | $10-20 | Church Street Auditorium, 306 N. Church
Wandernook Theatre presents "The Importance of Being Earnest,"  perhaps the most renowned of Oscar Wilde's comedies. Jack wishes to marry Algernon’s cousin Gwendoline but he must first convince the fearsome Lady Bracknell (her mother) of the respectability of his parents and his past. This is not as easy as it sounds, as Jack started life abandoned in a handbag at Victoria Station. Town and country clash in a brilliant and wildly funny story of romance, identity, perambulators and capacious handbags. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Get tickets online

At TUPPS BREWERY | 721 Anderson in the Cotton Mill District

Free Yoga Class
Saturday | 9 a.m.
North Texas Yoga is holding a free monthly class inside the Brewery. This all-levels class is perfect for all ages. Stay after and enjoy one of the brewery's 10 different beers, brewed right here in McKinney, or for a pint of Kombucha. Remember to bring your mat!

Festival of Darkness
Saturday | 6-10 p.m. | $20-25
The brewery is celebrating love for the big, dark beers brewed in 2018 and some new ones coming up this year. All of the Full Grown Man variants will be on draft including the 2019 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Full Grown Man. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. 

Other Events This Weekend

  • Free Tour - Chestnut Square, 315 S. Chestnut, 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chestnut Square Visitors Center.
  • 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.
  • Learn How to Bake French Macarons, Saturday from noon-2 p.m. $65 per person to bake French macarons and take them home along with a tote bag. At Savor Patisserie, 119 W. Virginia. Reserve a spot in class by calling 469-617-7414, or make your reservation online.
  • Book Signing by Author Geetha George, Saturday, 1-3 p.m. at Half Price Books McKinney, 3190 S. Central Expwy. The author will be signing copies of her book, a story about a fictional Indian Royal family in 17th Century India. They will be available for $5 each.
  • Rise & Sparkle: A Princess Party with Purpose - Saturday, 4-6 p.m., at the StarCenter, 6993 Stars Avenue. $15-25. The afternoon will be filled with princesses, dancing, crafts, "magic" tricks, interactive games, sing-a-longs, Bible stories, and a special parting gift for your little princess. 
  • Little Women the Musical - Thursday-Sunday, 103 E. Lamar. Tickets are general admission, $15; and students/seniors, $12.Tickets and showtimes available online. Presented by Ovation Academy Community Outreach. 

Myers Park Events, 7117 CR 166

Live Music This Weekend

Thursday-Sunday | Times vary | Multiple locations

  • Cadillac Pizza Pub: The Bodarks (Thur.); Jon Christopher Davis (Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.)
  • The Celt Irish Pub: Shane Frame & Beth Mason (Thur.); Glenn McLaughlin Trio (Fri.); Slugger's Rule (Sat.); Giants of the Causeway, 11 a.m.; Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
  • Eclair Bistro: Buzz Andrews (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.)
  • E.J. Wills Gastropub: Matt Wade (Fri.); Anna DiTommaso (Sat.)
  • Hank's Texas Grill: Dillan Poe (Thur.); The Hamiltons (Fri.); Midnight River Choir (Sat.)
  • Landon Winery: Beth Mason (Fri.); Kelly Vaughn (Sat.)
  • Lone Star Wine Cellars: David Christian (Thur.); Mike Allyn (Fri.); Mike S. (Sat.); Sandra Kaye (Sun.)
  • McKinney Coffee Company: Avery G (Sat.)
  • The Pub McKinney: The Potters (Thur.); Travelin Jed (Fri.); James Lann (Sat.)
  • Rick's Chophouse: Tim Georgeff (Thur.); Mark Sena  (Fri.);  Buzz Andrews Band (Sat.)
  • TUPPS Brewery: John Tipton (Fri.); Ole G at 1 p.m., Chadwick Cook at 7 p.m. (Sat.)
  • Zin Zen Wine Bistro: TBA (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat..); Eric Erickson (Sun.)

The Bodarks


Midnight River Choir


Darwin Martin