Above: Dogs Decked Out for Krewe of Barkus
14th Annual Krewe of Barkus (Sunday)
Patterned after the Mystic Krewe of Barkus in New Orleans, which was established to help abused and abandoned canines, Krewe of Barkus will feature a parade, vendor booths, interactive activities and more. This year's theme is "Barkus Does Books – A Salute To Your Favorite Characters In Literature." The expo of pet friendly businesses and family fun starts at Mitchell Park (one block west of the downtown square) at 12:30 p.m. Parade starts at 2 p.m. around the downtown square. Free admission and free parking.
Special Events at
TUPPS Brewery
721 Anderson St. at The Cotton Mill

Bach & Beer (Thursday): Discover the connections between the art of brewing and the art of playing the music of Bach by sipping on brews while listening to cellist Steuart Pincombe. The concert is part of a project called Music in Familiar Spaces, a year-long tour of the US bringing the highest level of classical music performance to homes, churches, cafés, bars, or any place where community already exists.This concert is being presented in collaboration with the Music & Arts at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. 7-9 p.m. Name your own ticket price for admission.

TUPPS Super Bowl Tailgate (Sunday): Tailgate with TUPPS for Super Bowl 50! They'll have a 168-inch projector and four large TVs playing the game. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the game starts at 5:30 p.m. Ten beers available on tap; $5 per beer. And plenty of food from Butcher & Barley will be available. 4:30-9 p.m. No entry fee.

111 N. Tennessee St, downtown McKinney
214-544-4630 (ticket office)

Travis Tritt in Concert: (Friday) One of Nashville's favorite recording artists will take the stage at MPAC on Friday. Sold out!

(Saturday) Learn all about this event in our blog entry this week. 

At the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary,
1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566
(Open thru Feb. 21) Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Museum nature trails. Included in admission to the museum. (If the temperature is 45 degree or colder, the dinos cannot be turned on to make sound and movements.) Check out the other exhibits at the museum, including Animals of the World.
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Quinten Hope Band (Fri.); Highway 31 (Sat.)
The Celt Irish Pub: String Theory (Thur.); The Bone Brothers (Fri.); Tom Loris & Conspiracy (Sat.); Innisfall, 10 a.m., Times Irish Music Session, 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Hank's Texas GrillSean Franks (Thur.); Jason Boland & The Stragglers (Fri.); 1100 Springs (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Aaron Burton (Thur.); Crystal & Will Yates (shown, Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.); Tommy Williams (Sunday)
Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Pat Peterson (Thur.); Jazz Brunch (Sun.)
The Lounge at Rick's: Jim Stewart (Thur.); Ear Shot Trio (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro:  Zack King Unplugged (Thur.); Reigning Nickles (Fri.); Darwin Martin (Sat.)

Also check our calendar at VisitMcKinney.com or call the MCVB at 214-544-1407 or toll-free at 888-649-8499.​ 
The North Texas Chapter of the American Theater Organ Society will be presenting another special showing of a classic silent film Saturday evening. Learn more in this week's blog entry from guest blogger Mike Tarzis.

(Blog Updated 2/3/16)
Great events are coming up in McKinney in February. 

The Vietnam Syndrome Exhibit : Learn about a turbulent era in American history. Collin County Historical Society Museum, 300 E. Virginia. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 

DFW English Springer Spaniel Association Dog Show: 972-875-9883. Myers Park & Event Center Show Barn, 7117 CR 166
Dog events are free to attend as spectators. Please leave your own dogs at home. Concessions available at the snack bar in the Show Barn. 

Foodie Friday with Butcher & Barley, 4-10 p.m. at Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson.

Franconia Brewery Tour & Tastings: $5. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. 
Tupps Brewery Tour: 721 Anderson St. at the Cotton Mill. Blood, Sweat & Beers with FIT in McKinney offers a free bootcamp style workout at 10 a.m. Brewery open for tours and tastings from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tastings and live music. $15 for three pours and live music. Tours are at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Wine Tastings & Tour: Mitas Hill Vineyard & Winery, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane. 3 p.m.
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