Shown above: Tour de Coop (Saturday)
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee, 214-544-4630 

(shown, Thursday) 
For the admission price of $25, guests
choose one of hundreds of handcrafted
bowls, and sample specialty soups, breads
and sweets lovingly prepared by chefs from
local restaurants. Other activities include an online Silent Auction featuring Artisan Bowls, a Raffle featuring bowls from the Showcase Collection and the sale of Limited Edition Collection bowls. Children 10 and under admitted free. Funds support hunger initiatives at Community Lifeline Center. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee. Event area includes Kentucky Street which will be closed off to traffic between Louisiana and Virginia.

King Lear (Friday-Sunday)
McKinney Young Actors Guild presents this story, written by William Shakespeare. King Lear depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character. Tickets are $12 adults, $8 students, $6 seniors. Friday-Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.; matinees Saturday-Sunday, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
McKinney Tour de Coop (Saturday)
The McKinney Tour de Coop is an annual educational tour of urban chicken coops with coop viewing and activities (including classes at Chestnut Square Historic Village), 315 S. Chestnut from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come see how McKinney has joined the sustainability movement! Tickets are $8 until midnight at April 28; $10 onsite or $30 family 4-pack.
Art Meets Floral (Through May 3)
This regional design competition pairs floral arrangements with gorgeous paintings from the 1700's through the 1970's. Featured artwork includes students of Frank Klepper, Tom Lea, Hilda Truett, and Constantin Westchiloff. Florists include Edwards Floral Design, Clina Flowers and Gifts, Fleurs and Events, Oksana Toporina, Market Street-Mckinney, and more. At the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, 205 W. Hunt. $5. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Myth and Legend: K.D. Hafley and Anne Royer (Friday-Saturday) 
K.D. Hafley and Anne Royer have designed an exhibit of artwork reflecting their fascination with mythical creatures, legends and other poetic idioms. Showing at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee, on Friday, 6-9 p.m.; and Saturday, 5-8 p.m. Join these two friends and colleagues for a Artists' talk, Saturday at 8 p.m. Free.
Heard Natural Science Museum
& Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566

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. Included in general admission; free for Heard Members. 10:30 a.m.
TUPPS Brewery
721 Anderson at the Cotton Mill

Shavery for Avery (Saturday)
Be a hero for kids with cancer! Whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, head out to TUPPS to be part of the excitement. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government, giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers! Noon to 4 p.m. FREE! Food will be available for purchase from Landers BBQ and Burger Company.
Night Moves Glow Run & Kid Races
Participants will receive a shirt, and three glow products. Registration for the Glow Run and Kids K required. All registered participants that show up to race will be treated to a concert, pizza and two drinks (beer or soda). Spectators are welcome to the concert. Food/drink will be available for purchase.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Bryce Frazier Unplugged (shown, Thur.); Crystal Yates CD Release (shown, Fri.); Beer Garden featuring Andrew Dutton at noon, Maylee Thomas Band at 9 p.m. (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: Jigsaw (Thur.); Vince Lujan (Fri.); Jeffrey Phillips Band at 5 p.m., The Santa Fe Line at 8 p.m. (Sat.); Harps Accord at 10:30 a.m.,TIMES Irish Music Session, 3-6 p.m.; John Hardin Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Jessica Grai (Fri.);Jason Cloud (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: Ladies Night with Live Music (Thurs.); Jazz Lounge upstairs (Fri.-Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: KJD and Friends (Thur.); Austin Allsup (Fri.); Mike & the Moonpies(Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Williams (Thur.); Ryan Rhynes Fri.); Steve Griggs (Sat.); Suburban Jazztet (Sun.)
Lounge at Rick's: Buzz Andrews (Thur.); Mick Tinsley Trio (Fri.); Joey Love Band (Sat.)
TUPPS Brewery: Matt Tedder 1-4 p.m. and Group Therapy Band 7-10 p.m. with no cover charges. (Sat.) 
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Missing 3 (Thur.); Reigning Nickels (Fri.); The 3 Amigos (Sat.); 
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at or call 888-649-8499.​
We've greeted visitors from all over the world in the downtown Visitors Center. And now we can track the places where they live.

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.

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

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

721 Anderson (at the Cotton Mill); Open at 11 a.m. Food trucks, live music.

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

Celebrate National Poetry Month: The McKinney Mockingbird Poetry Society (a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas) hosts Open Mic poetry readings from 1–3 p.m. at the Heard-Craig Carriage House, 205 W. Hunt St. All poetry writers are welcome to celebrate with the Mockingbirds. Refreshments will be served. Free admission.

North Texas Christian Academy Dinner and Auction: This is a fun evening for the family and supports a great Christian school in McKinney! There will be food, fun, and entertainment, games for the kids, great deals at the silent and live auction. High Pointe Church of Christ, 3201 N. Central Expwy. $12. 5-9 p.m.

Spring Potpourri by Youth Ballet of Texas and Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory: Spring Potpourri features Diana the Dancing Dinosaur plus excerpts from Coppelia, The Jedi Return and more dances featuring the Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory. McKinney North High School, 2550 Wilmeth Rd. $10 adults, $5 child, $7 seniors. 4 p.m.


At Myers Park & Events Center, 7117 CR 166.
Ducks Unlimited Banquet (Thursday): Show barn. 214-578-3259.

Chisholm Trail Texas Longhorn Cattle Show  (Saturday-Sunday), in the show barn. 254-630-0053.

McKinney hotels and B&Bs offer a wide range of options when staying overnight in town. 
​​Find lodging links at or call 888-649-8499 for assistance.

Click the map to see a larger map ad and an update of the downtown parking situation.