This is a family-friendly event that welcomes guests to tour some of McKinney’s chicken coops. Also learn how to start your own coop both from the coop owners themselves and a featured lecturer. Proceeds benefit The Farmers Market. Tickets are available online: General admission, $8 and Family 4-Pack - $30 (until April 27). General admission day of the event is $10. Children under 4 are admitted free of charge. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Art Meets Floral (Friday-Sunday)
This art event pairs paintings with specially designed florals. Admission is $5 and you're invited to vote for your favorite creation! 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Heard-Craig House, 205 W. Hunt. Special hotel rates at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites for guests mentioning this event. Event partially funded by the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The Guitar Sanctuary presents an evening of Virtuoso Guitar with Andy Timmons, Jennifer Batten (shown), and friends. 8-11:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.). VIP tables for 4 directly in front of the stage are $200 per table. Downstairs seats (first come, first served) are $30 each. General Admission (standing room only) tickets on the upstairs balcony are $15. At The Sanctuary Music & Events, 6633 Virginia. 
(shown, Saturday)
Registration and event information is available online at the event website. 530-870-3074. At Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166.
At the McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee

Shapkespeare's wants to be the rightful Duke of Milan once again. So he whips up a storm, wrecks the King of Milan's ship on an island, and... there's a love story, too! Presented by the McKinney Repertory Theater's Young Actors Guild. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. $12 per adult/senior, $10 per child/student age 3-up, and $8 for YAG members in good standing. Children age 3 & under will need a Lap Child ticket.
Photograper by Don Simmons relives some of his favorite “road trips” of the last several years, including California, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and north Texas. The main focus will be on landscapes and “urban decay” in both color and black and white, shot both digitally and on film. 6-9 p.m. both days. Free. At The Cove, 402 N. Tennessee.
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. 10:30-11 a.m. Included in museum admission.

City Nature Challenge (Saturday) 
Walk on Team Heard as we work to show the nation that DFW can boast the most species of wildlife as part of the City Nature Challenge! From 9 a.m.-1 p.m., “coaches” will help you learn how to score points for the Metroplex as you ID species of wildlife on the Heard’s 289-acre sanctuary. Included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. 

The Most Extreme Places in Our Solar System (Saturday)
Dive into learning about some of the coolest, most incredible things ever discovered here on Earth and throughout the Solar System. he museum building will also be open to explore during this event. All participants must be age 21 or older. Two complimentary servings of wine or soda will be provided as will light hors d’oeurves. Parking is free. Pre-registration is required. $19 per person, or $17.50 per person in groups of two or more. Reduced rates for museum members. 6:30-9 p.m.
721 Anderson at the Cotton Mill

Open Mic Night (Thursday) Come listen to some great hidden gems at our open mic night! Want to play? Show up, ask for Bo, and get your name added to the playlist. 6-8 p.m.

Jon Christopher Davis Concert (shown, Friday) Music, Friends and Craft Beer with JCD and the boys who are coming back to the funkiest craft brewery and live music venue, TUPPS! T-shirts, flip-flops, craft beer and roots rock. See why this major label turned indie artist is revered by the Heartbreakers, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster and DFW music connoisseurs. $10 at the door or online. 7-10 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza:  Sweet Crooner Unplugged (Thur.); The Stoneleighs (Fri.); Maylee Thomas Band (Sat.).
The Celt:  Hardin Trio (Fri.); Bodarks (Sat.); Irish Youth Music at 11 a.m., TIMES Irish Music Session at 3 p.m. (Sun.)
Dempsey's Place: Josh Osgood (shown, Fri.); Live DJ (Sat.)
Eclair Bistro: The 3 Amigos (Fri.); David Dominguez (Sat.)
Hank's Texas Grill: Brad Purdom (Thur.); Sundance Head (Fri.); Zac Wilkerson (Sat.)
Harry's at the Harbor: Live Music (Friday-Saturday)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Tommy Ray Williams (Thur.); Michael & Ashley (Fri.); Davis & Rose (Sat.); Audry Oliver (Sat.)
Lounge at Rick's Chophouse: Ed McMahon (Fri.)
Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen: Live Music (Thur-Sun)
Zin Zen Wine Bistro: Wyatt Martin (Thur.); Bob & Lori (Fri.); Eric Erickson (Sat.)
For more information on city events, check the calendar
online at or call 888-649-8499.​

World War I Exhibit: This exhibit continues into 2018, honoring 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. 

Chestnut Square Historic Village: 315 Chestnut. Tour the buildings, 11 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. Just $5 for samples of all beers on tap as well as a tour of this "green" facility. 495 McKinney Pkwy.

TUPPS Brewery: Open at 11 a.m. Free tour at 12:30. 721 Anderson.

McKinney Boyd Engineering Club Car Show: Come check out cars, trucks, and bikes while supporting McKinney Boyd's Engineering Club. Concessions and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. 600 N. Lake Forest. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

ManeGait 2nd Annual Country Fair: ManeGait its annual Country Fair featuring fun for the entire family with live entertainment, carnival games, bounce houses, pony rides, food trucks, beer and wine garden, and more. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds support ManeGait's therapeutic riding programs serving children and adults with disabilities. Presale, $20 per car; at the gate, $25 per car. 3160 N. Custer Road.

What’s the Buzz? Honeybees & Beekeeping: Virginia Allen, 2018 Collin County Honey Princess, will share the importance of bees and how to start beekeeping. Live bees will be on-site, weather permitting. Free event; registration recommended. At John & Judy Gay Library, 6861 W. Eldorado.

National Poetry Month: The Mockingbird Poetry Society will hold its 47th Annual Collin County Poetry Awards Ceremony in the Conference Center of the Collin College Central Park Campus, 2400 Community Avenue. Free. 2-4 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
At Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166
Chisholm Trail Texas Longhorn Cattle Show (Saturday-Sunday), in the show barn. 254-630-0053.

Resident-Only Events
McKinney Shred Event: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Proof of residents (drivers license or water bill) required. Four box maximum. Free. Sheraton McKinney, 1900 Gateway Blvd.

Drug Take-Back Event: Safely dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 2200 Taylor Burk Dr. Free, anonymous.
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