Cycling along the Wilson Creek Trail just west of Towne Lake Park (Staff photo)
The Comedy Arena will host a night of comedy benefiting Kidd's Kids at the McKinney Performing Arts Center (111 N. Tennessee) in downtown McKinney. The evening will feature performances by the legendary ComedySportz improvised comedy troupe, as well as a silent auction, cocktail hour, VIP after-party, and a ton of laughs. All proceeds will benefit the Kidd’s Kids Organization to help send terminally and chronically ill kids on an unforgettable trip to Disney World. 6-10:30 p.m. General admission tickets on sale online - $35.
Rescheduled from last weekend - Downtown McKinney comes alive with on-the-street entertainment, late-night shopping, dining, and more. This month, enjoy Adult Trick-or-Treating while exploring the square and sampling Halloween themed snacks and adult beverages. While here, take advantage of the free DASH trolley. 5-8 p.m.
McKinney Wine and Music Festival
Enjoy non-stop entertainment at this event featuring more than 20 wineries and 100 wines from Texas and California, regional musicians, local restaurants and food trucks, beer & wine-based cocktails, demos from McKinney culinary experts, a play area for kids, and other vendors! Free and family friendly. In Adriatica, 6625 Mediterranean. Noon-4 p.m.
(Thursday and Saturday)
Enjoy live music and purchase local produce, meat and eggs and a variety of artisan foods and crafts from a dozen or so farms and 50+ vendors!
Ready-to-eat dinner items, coffee and other beverages, sausages and more. Thursday 5 p.m. til dark, on Chestnut Street at Davis at the Square. Then visit the weekly market on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. at the corner of Hunt and Tennessee streets behind the McKinney Library downtown for the rest of the season. 8 a.m. until noon. (Photo by Dallas Morning News)
American Theatre Organ Society presents The Mysterious Lady (Saturday)
An attractive Russian spy seduces an Austrian officer in order to get some important plans, but when she actually falls in love with him, both of them are placed in a dangerous situation. Greta Garbo stars in this silent film classic with theater organ accompaniment. $5 to $14; free tickets available for seniors over 65. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee.
Drive to Abstraction Exhibit
For the last 20 years, artist Sam Rogers has pursued visual art in several different media: drawing, oil painting, acrylic painting, photography. The current exhibit displays 16 of those works from 2017 and 2018, representing an ongoing experimentation with patterns of color and shape. Friday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. at The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee St.
The public is invited to a free Concert-on-the-Lawn featuring Six of the Matter. This popular Dallas-area cover band will play everything from country and classic rock to current hits from 5 p.m. until sunset. Bring snacks, lawn chairs, and blankets. Or buy drinks and gourmet sliders from Arete’s Food Truck. 2100 State Blvd.
Salsa & Square Dancing (Friday)
This fundraiser for “My Fathers House” Ministry in Guatemala features square and/or salsa dancing. Square dance lesson, 7-8 p.m., and Salsa dance lesson, 8-9 p.m. Food for purchase at The Empanada Cookhouse cart. Cost $20 per person.

Yoga & Craft Beer (Saturday)
Enjoy a free all-levels yoga class then stay for beer by the pint. 9-10 a.m.

Painting Class by Wine & Design (Sunday, shown)
No experience needed. Teachers walk you through each step, painting Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls. $35; online purchase of ticket required.
Events at The Sanctuary Music & Events
6633 Virginia (Friday)

An Evening with Doyle Dykes (Thursday, shown)
The Guitar Sanctuary and Godin Guitars present a special concert with the legendary Doyle Dykes at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. VIP Tables, $100 per table; reserved downstairs seating, $20 each.

Alex Skolnick Trio in Concert (Saturday)
The Alex Skolnick Trio will perform in concert with special guests The Adam Nanez Band Saturday at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tables for four, $125 per table; downstairs seats, $20; and general admission on the balcony (standing room only), $10. Bar and food service available.
At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place
972-562-5566; Check museum website for hours/rates.  (Photo at right by @isaiahsworld)

Dinosaurs Live (Shown, thru Feb. 18, 2019)  
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and nine new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 13th Annual Dinosaurs Live event. This year, the exhibit also features an outdoor fossil dig. The trail is jogging stroller friendly, but not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers with small wheels.

Third Saturday Nature Talks (Saturday) These talks cover a wide range of natural science topics which vary each month. Many of the programs include an outside component; dress appropriately. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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

Halloween at the Heard (Saturday): SOLD OUT!
Cadillac Pizza:  Josh Osgood (Thur.); Justin Tipton (Fri.); The Stoneleighs Rolling Stones Tribute Band (Sat.)
The Celt: Martyn Lucas (Fri.); Justin Pickard (Sat.); Misty Posey, and Parker Hernandez (Sun.)
Eclair Bistro: Joey Love Band (Fri.); Cafe Society (Sat.)
E.J. Wills Gastro Pub: The 3 Amigos (Fri.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Copper Chief (Thur.); Stoney LaRue (shown, Fri.); Zac Wilkerson (Sat.)
Harvest Seasonal Kitchen: Wyatt Martin (Fri.); Jerry Don Branch (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Shane Frame (Fri.); Wyatt Martin (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Anthony & Marina (Thur.); JD Cobb (Fri.); Michael Cook (Sat.); Shelby Ballenger Music (Sun.)
The Pub: Tanner Usrey (Thur.); Afterlight (Fri.); Beth Mason featuring Shane Frame (Sat.)
The Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); 4-Way Street Band  (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
The Sanctuary Music & Events: Doyle Dykes (Thur.), Jake Andrews (Fri.); Alex Skolnick Trio (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt & The Harbingers (Thur.); Acoustically Speaking ft James Gabriano & Alex Kennedy (Fri.); Luqman Rashada (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at or call 888-649-8499.
McKinney Halloween Events

War Hero Bobby Younger Exhibit:
 Visit a replica of the bedroom of Bobby Younger, a 1942 McKinney High graduate, and a gunner on a B-17 during WWII, Bobby Younger, was laid to rest 74 years after he was gunned down. Tours at 11 a.m. Thursdays/Saturdays. Private tours, call. 972-562-8790. 315 S. Chestnut.

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

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

TUPPS Brewery Tour: 12:30 p.m. Free. 721 Anderson.

French Macarons Class: At the end of this two-hour hands-on baking class, you'll take home a gift box of macarons that you made, a recipe card and a Savor tote bag as well as the tips and tricks shared in class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at 119 West Virginia. $65 per person; reservations accepted online. 469-617-7414. 


The following events are presented by the city. 
Neighborhood Night at the Movies - CoCo (Friday, rescheduled) Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family-friendly FREE movie under the stars! At Tom Allen Jr. Park, 3301 Bahnman Dr. (PG)

* Party on the Patio (Friday)  Hear the Trey Allen Band performing music in the outdoor pavilion and patio. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the McKinney Community Center. 2001 S. Central Expwy. 7-9 p.m. Free.

* Share the Shade (Saturday) 
Residents can celebrate Texas Arbor Day by picking up a free Lacebark Elm or Red Oak tree at MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee. 9-11 a.m. Driver's license or other identification with a McKinney address is required.