It’s Like Life and Death: Art of Renee Wrenwood (Friday-Sunday)
This exhibit is comprised of watercolors, ink paintings and mixed media works by Renee Wrenwood who, through her work, explores aspects of nature and human nature, touched by her experiences with life; its beginning and its end. Friday, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, 6-9 p.m.(artist talk at 7 p.m.); Sunday by appointment. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
 
 
 
 
 
McKinney Summer Music Intensives 
(Through Sunday)
This week-long day camp for middle and high school music 
students offers instruction in diverse styles ranging from classical to jazz, folk, bluegrass. The classes are crafted for students to learn through performing in daily classes and coaching in large as well as small ensembles. Tailored for every level and instrument, this camp is joined by world-class faculty from around the world and are pleased to have the principal players of the Award Winning Odysseus Chamber Orchestra. Concerts are free and open to the public.
  • Friday, 4 p.m.: Faculty Chamber Music recital, 102 W. Lamar.
  • Saturday, 3 p.m.: Student Chamber Music Recital, 102 W. Lamar
  • Sunday, 4 p.m.: Final Gala Concert, 306 N. Church. 
 
 
 
 
Events at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

The Pairing Series: American Farmer (Thru Aug. 11)
Paul Mobley is an American photographer who has traveled from remote Alaskan villages to the majestic palaces of Croatia to find the face of a thousand words. This exhibition was curated/organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. On display in the MPAC Gallery through Aug. 11. Free admission.
 
 
 
 
(Friday-Sunday)
McKinney Repertory Theater's annual melodrama features insidious villains trying to separate Madelaine Mockingbird, chambermaid turned singer, from the fortune left her by an old miner and from her true love. Heroines, villains, heroes, and popcorn - fun for the whole family. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 seniors 55 & up, and students 13-plus.
 
 
 
 
After many years of use, the Courtroom Theater stage curtains are looking quite tattered and old. Every penny collected will go to purchasing beautiful lush curtains that will set the scene for many concerts, plays and recitals to come. With your contribution, MPAC can continue to be the gem in Historic Downtown McKinney. Donation levels are included on the website.
 
 
 
 
721 Anderson

Horse-a-Palooza (Saturday) 
Music, beer, and food vendors will be onsite to help everyone enjoy the evening and raise some money to rescue, rehab, and rehome some horses. Featuring party band Red Leather. Tickets available online. 5:30-11:30 p.m.

Also Saturday at TUPPS:
  • Yoga & Beer, 9-10 a.m. - This all-levels class taught by North Texas Yoga is perfect for all ages and is FREE. Stay after and enjoy craft beer, kombucha on tap, or fizzy, house-made carbonated lime water. Don’t forget to bring your mat! This all-levels class taught by North Texas Yoga is perfect for all ages and is FREE. Stay after and enjoy
  • Cornhold Tournament - Are you worthy of being crowned McKinney’s champ? Each team costs $80 which gets you a beer, food, and FUN! Benefitting Folds of Honor, a nonprofit tasked with taking care of the loved ones of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Comedy Night (Thursday)  Join SIX comedians, Mamita’s Food Truck, and no cover charge to attend. The event starts at 7 p.m. so come early, grab a beer and a seat and get ready for some Full Grown comedy! 7-10 p.m. (WARNING: This comedy show does have some vulgar language.) 
 
 
 
 
 
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
Check museum website for hours/rates. 

Nature Storytime (Friday)
This weekly storytime focuses on nature-related stories to engage children in learning and the appreciation and care of nature. Included with general admission to the museum. 10:30-11 a.m. 

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden (shown, now open)
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. The garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract butterflies. Open during normal hours. Included in general admission.
 
 
 
 
 
(Through July 27)
During the month of July, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts hosts an exhibit called A Sign of the Wealthy. Groups and bus tours can be accommodated by calling 972-569-6909. Admission is $5 donation. 9 a.m.-noon at 205 W. Hunt Street. 
 
 
 
 
 
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Cadillac Pizza:  Droo's Peace Crush Unplugged (Thur.); Chaz Marie (Fri.); Mark Missing Three (shown, Sat.) 
The Celt:  Justin Pickard & the Thunderbird Winos (Fri.); Sluggers Rule (Sat.); Plectra at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Sessions at 3 p.m., The Selkie Girls, 6:30 p.m.(Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Piano Sing Along with Karl (Thur.); Live Jazz (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Sam Riggs featuring The Marfa Lights (Thur.); Read Southall featuring Tyler Rogers (Fri.); King George & Garth Brooks Tribute (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Ray Williams (Thur.); Byron Haynie (Fri.); Audrey Oliver (Sat.); Jade Nickol (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Tim Georgeff (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
TUPPS Brewery: Live Music, 1-4 p.m.; Horse-A-Palooza Concert - cover charge required for special concert (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Acoustically Speaking (Thur.); Luqman Rashada (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.)
 
 
 
 
 
For more information on city events, check the
online community calendar online at VisitMcKinney.com 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOURS & MORE

ONGOING
Visit a replica of the bedroom of Bobby Younger, a 1942 McKinney High graduate, who served as a gunner on a B-17 during WWII, Bobby Younger, was finally laid to rest 74 years after he was gunned down. Tours are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Private tours are by reservation.   972-562-8790. 315 S. Chestnut.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY
World War I Exhibit: This exhibit honors Collin County men who served 100 years ago. IPads provide interactive experience. Collin County History Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 

SATURDAY
Saturday Morning Road Ride: Starts weekly at 7 a.m. (through August) behind Cadence Cyclery in downtown McKinney, 129 S. Tennessee. Three ride options from which to choose based on distance and speed. Refreshments available for purchase at Cadence's new coffee shop, Wattage Coffee Company!

Classics on the Square: The Morning Maniacs bring their classic cars to downtown McKinney from 7;30-10:30 a.m.

Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-noon in the parking lot between Kentucky and Tennessee at Hunt.

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for samples of beers on tap as well as a tour of this green facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Christmas in July Vendor & Craft Fair: Myers Parks & Event Center Show Barn, 10 a.m-5 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hop On or Call
469-733-DASH (3274)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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