Submitted by McKinney Convention And Visitors Bureau
So here’s a fun idea: early Saturday morning, load up the car and head to downtown McKinney. Take a look around. No, you have not gone Back To The Future, although with classic cars circling the McKinney Performing Arts Center, we can see how you might think that for a minute. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at one of the many eateries lining the Square, take a morning stroll and check out the cool cars.
Not a morning person? Fret not. There is still plenty to do. Learn the history of a treasured family quilt. Take in beautiful art. Jam the night away at one of McKinney’s hip hot spots.
Read on to check out the details for these fun offerings and to find out what else is happening around town this weekend. A big thanks to our friends at the McKinney Convention And Visitors Bureau for keeping us in the know.
Quilt IDDay (Saturday)
Local quilt historians Carolyn Miller and Stephanie Hanson will be available from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday to help unravel the mysteries surrounding your family quilt. Taking place at the Collin County Historical Society & Museum (300 W. Virginia), where a current exhibit, “Pieces of the Past,” displays historically significant quilts of North Texas from the 1840s through the 1940s. Open Thurs.-Sat. through March 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.$10; seniors, $7.50; members, free.
Classic Cars On The Square (Saturday)
The Morning Maniacs will host a “show and shine” car show the first Saturday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cars line up around the McKinney Performing Arts Center in the center of the downtown square. Check out the vintage cars before the square’s shops open, and maybe even grab some breakfast or coffee while downtown.
Hotel de Fools (Friday – Saturday)
World Premiere of the new comedy by Clyde James Aragon, winner of McKinney Repertory Theatre’s 2nd Annual New Play Competition. The action takes place in a hotel lobby and revolves around the unseen corpse of a Mr. Thompson who is found dead in the hall. The hotel just happens to be the site of the first annual Detectives United for Humanity convention. 8 p.m both nights. At McKinney Performing Arts Center. Tickets from MPAC website.
Free Piano Recital (Sunday)
Dallas Piano Restorations, located in downtown McKinney, is hosting a Spring Recital Series featuring guest musicians. This Sunday’s recital features Stephen F. Austin and UT Austin faculty performing works by Poulenc, Hindemith, Martinu, and Taktakishvili. Performers are Christina Guenther (flute) and Gustavo Bianchi (piano). 307 E. Louisiana. 2:30-4 p.m.
Downtown Art Exhibits
February exhibits at McKinney’s art galleries:
Garret Gallery: Pattie Bowler. 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.” (pictured) 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.); Rhett Butler Band (Fri.); Buzz Andrews Band (pictured, Sat.)
Hank’s: Tyler Rogers Band (Thurs.); Cadillac Three (Fri.); Jason Eady (Sat.)
Grand/Rick’s: Lynne Cadena (Thurs.); Texas Slim (Fri.); Jon Griffin (Sat.)
Grotto: Maylee Thomas (Fri.); Prophets & Outlaws (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Dueling Mikes (Fri.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Bill Haden (Thurs.); Jim McCrain & Co. (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Want to know what else is going on this weekend? Be sure to check out the TownSquareBuzz.com Community Calendar to see what else is happening around town. Feel free to add your own event while you are there.