Tuesday , 22 May 2018

Entertainment Buzz: Four Good Reasons To Be Downtown

by Michele Stevens Bernard, TSB Staff

I can name four good reasons to be downtown McKinney Saturday night.  Here’s a hint:  they’re funny, they’re female, and they’re freakin’ fabulous.  Not to mention, it was just revealed this past week, they were named the Number One Theater Group by WFAA’s Dallas A-List.  I’m talking of course about Sherry Belle, Jodi Hadsell, Linda Stogner, and McKinney’s own, Laura Bartlett, aka, Four Funny Females, who will be laughing us up, Saturday, February 18th, at 8:00 p.m. at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.  Recently featured in the New York Times, and mentioned in the same breath as Oprah (now THAT’s a claim to fame!), if you don’t already have your tickets, click here now, as their past two MPAC shows were performed before a sold out house.

Meanwhile, for all you music-loving pizza-eaters out there, the day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.  The Cadillac Pizza Pub, closed these past several weeks for renovation, is back on the entertainment calendar just in time to rock it out this weekend.  On Friday night, they welcome Broken Code.  With classic rock to roadhouse blues and everything in between, these Texas Rockers put on a show.  Showtime is 9:00 p.m.  On Saturday, the Caddy-Pub welcomes Buzz Andrews to the stage.

Speaking of Buzz Andrews, he’s one busy musician this weekend.  Prior to his Caddy Pub gig on Saturday, you can catch him at Spoon’s on Friday night, between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  And, as an added treat, you can even spend Sunday morning with Buzz when he performs during Spoon’s Sunday Brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For the wine-lovers out there, Landon’s Winery welcomes Daniel Chrysler to the stage on Friday, and J.R. Byrd on Saturday, while the Lone Star Wine Cellar plays host to Jim McCrain on Friday, and Daniel Whittington on Saturday.  Showtime at Landon’s is 7:00 p.m., and at 8:00 p.m. at the Lone Star Wine Cellar. 

Grotto sees Maylee Thomas rock the house on Friday, and lets the Soma Lab Trio do the honors on Saturday.  Showtime each night is 7:30 p.m. 

Over at The Grand Bar the Archer and Egar Band entertain Friday, as does Tyla Taylor on Saturday.

For the Do-It-Yourselfers out there, don’t forget that the 3rd Annual Home and Garden Show will be in full swing from Friday, February 17th through Sunday, February 19th at the Allen Event Center.  The show will feature tons of DIY seminars and celebrity appearances, as in The “Wall Wizard” himself, Brian Santos, and HGTV’s Queen of Bling, Donna Moss of Donna Decorates Dallas.  Tickets are $9.50/Seniors $7.50/Children free.

Finally, as in, saving the cutest for last, on Sunday, February 19th, dress your four-legged friend in All American Style for an afternoon of fun in downtown McKinney.  McKinney’s Annual Krew of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog parade begins at 12:30 p.m.  Located at Mitchell Park, just west of the downtown square, this year’s event, themed “All American Barkus”, features a parade, and lots of festivities especially for you and your best-friend.  The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. at starts at Mitchell Park at the corner of Church St. and Louisiana St. and proceeds east, moving around the square, then back west on Virginia to Mitchell Park.  The event, patterned after the legendary Mystic Krew of Barkus in New Orleans, will continue through 4:00 p.m.

Now that’s a full weekend of fun!  Did I miss anything?  If I did, feel free to add your event to the comment section below, and to the TownSquareBuzz.com event calendar as well.  It’s easy.  Just log-in and you’re good to go.  Whatever you choose to do this weekend, or,  wherever you decide to go, be safe, be smart and above all else, have fun.  Carpe Diem Y’all, Michele


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