Submitted By McKinney Convention And Visitors Bureau
Hey music lovers, this weekend is for you. Whether you’re into showtunes, the Viennese waltz, or are a biker against road rage, McKinney has your favorite genre on the dial. Thanks to our friends at the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau for showing us where we can tap our toes and more this weekend.
Evening On Broadway (Friday)
The Children’s and Youth Choruses of Collin County present more than 100 of the finest children and teen singers from across Collin County. Mr. Danny Ray will also perform original arrangements featuring the Theater Organ. The choral selections will be family-friendly for the audience and age appropriate. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children for the 7:30 p.m. concert at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.
Community Band Concert (Saturday)
Join your McKinney Community Band for a fun concert of Viennese glamour as the hall fills with music from the Waltz King and friends. The all-volunteer group performs several times a year, funded by membership dues and partial funds from the City of McKinney Arts Commission. Admission is free! On stage at the McKinney Performing Arts Center Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Tennis Center Celebration (Saturday)
The Courts at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park will host a one-year anniversary event on Saturday, March 23, from 3 – 7 p.m., located at 3253 Alma Rd. The event features live music, food, bounce houses, face painting and tennis competitions. The first 150 guests will receive a free gift bag. Bring your gently used athletic shoes and children’s books to receive a raffle ticket. Items will be donated to a local charity.
Downtown Art Exhibits
The art galleries are featuring these artists in March.
Garret Gallery: Katie Rifkin. 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
Imaging on the Square: Local artists.109 S. Tennessee; 972-548-7575.
Laura Moore Fine Art: Jeffrey Cortland Jones. 107 S. Tennessee; 214-914-3630.
Orisons Art: Dallas artists Melissa Ellis (sample shown) and Julia Pappas. 110 E. Louisiana; 972-529-1441.
Entertainment This Weekend
Caddilac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thurs.); Quinten Hope Band (Fri.); Joey Love & the Love Machine (Sat.)
Hank’s: Johnny Cooper (Fri.); Bikers Against Road Rage Benefit Night (pictured, Sat.)
Grand/Rick’s: The Brehms (Thurs.); Jason Michaels Trio (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
Grotto:Texas Flood-Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn (Fri.); Prophets & Outlaws (Sat.)
Landon Winery: JR Byrd (Fri.); Steve Duncan (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Bruce LaBarge (Thurs.); Dove Creek Duo (Fri.); Lenno Summers & Big Bob (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Pieces of the Past: Last weekend to see this historic quilt exhibit. At Collin County Historical Society & Museum, 300 W. Virginia Street.
Franconia Brewery Tour & Tasting: 11 a.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. Vote for Franconia under Best Brewery in D Magazine’s Best of Dallas contest. $5 for tour and tastings. Mugs and T-shirts available for purchase, too.
Guide Trails: The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary offers guided trail walks this Saturday (2-3 p.m.). Open all weekend for self-guided tours, the Animals of the World Exhibit and spring foliage. 1 Nature Place, 972-562-5566.
Collin County Garden Show: This indoor event at Myers Park & Event Center is packed with exciting and informative educational events with hands on activities and demos from local experts. Bring your wagons and carts to fill with purchases! 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 7117 CR 166.
Still looking for even more fun things to do? Be sure to check out the TownSquareBuzz.com Community Calendar. Feel free to add your own event while you are there.