Submitted by McKinney Convention And Visitors Bureau
Whether you are into fashion, fishing or filling empty bowls, there are more than enough events on tap over the next few days to keep you and yours busy. Thanks to our friends at the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau, here is a list of offerings sure to fill your time and your spirit.
Vintage Fashion Show (Saturday)
Where else can you see beautiful clothing form the 19th and 20th century and learn about their history? The Yesterday and Today Fashion Show delivers history through fashion, and then shows you the latest Spring/Summer fashions. This year’s sponsor is Cynthia Elliott Boutique in downtown McKinney. Tea luncheon and fashion show with door prizes at Eldorado Country Club; 11 a.m. 972-562-8790.
Annual Trout Derby (Saturday)
For this long-running city event, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department releases more than 4,000 trout into Towne Lake. Participants must provide their own pole and bait, and adults must also have a fresh water fishing license. Prizes for longest cast, heaviest stringer, biggest fish, smallest fish, etc. Free hot dog roast. Children 16 and under, FREE; adults 17 and over, $3. Towne Lake East Pavilion, 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy. 8 a.m.-noon.
Empty Bowls (Thursday)
Fight hunger one bowl at a time. $20 buys a hearty meal of soup, bread and dessert as well as a one-of-a-kind handpainted bowl by McKinney artists and citizens. At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 400 N. College, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Macbeth (Friday – Sunday)
Wander through the bloody paths of two unfortunate souls as they do absolutely whatever is necessary to reach their goals in one of William Shakespeare’s greatest and most disturbing creations, Macbeth. Production of Young Actors Guild at McKinney Performing Arts Center. Friday-Saturday at 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets available online.
Downtown Art Exhibits
February exhibits at McKinney art galleries:
Garret Gallery: Pattie Bowler (pictured). 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
Imaging on the Square: Local artists.109 S. Tennessee; 972-548-7575.
Laura Moore Fine Art: Jeffrey K. Jensen “STREET LEVEL.”107 S Tennessee; 214-914-3630.
Orisons Art: Terry Prescott. 110 E. Louisiana; 972-529-1441.
Entertainment This Weekend
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thurs.); Maylee Thomas Band (Fri.); Zydeco Stingrays (Sat.)
Hank’s: Matt Stell (Thurs.); Bellamy Brothers (Fri.); Josh Weathers Band (Sat.)
Grand/Rick’s: Nickel & Dime (Thurs.); Nick & the Nighthawks (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (right, Sat.)
Grotto: Travis Muscatell & Black Hand Rivalry (Fri.)
Landon Winery: Dueling Mikes (Fri.); JR Byrd (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Crystal Yates Company (Thurs.); Elizabeth Riley (Fri.); John Griffith (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
THURS.-SAT., Feb. 21-23 Pieces of the Past: The Collin County Historical Society & Museum (300 W. Virginia) hosts an exhibit now through March 23 of historically significant quilts of North Texas from the 1840s through the 1940s. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.$10; seniors, $7.50; members, free.
THURSDAY, Feb. 21
Jordan World Circus:
Aerialists, acrobats, rare white tigers, and of course, funny clowns. Two shows at Myers Park: 4;40 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Free kids tickets available around town, and box office opens at 3:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, Feb. 23
Franconia Brewery Tour & Tasting: 11 a.m. at 495 McKinney Pkwy. $5.
Still looking for more fun to be had? Be sure to check out the Town Square Buzz Community Calendar. Feel free to add your own event while you are there.