Monday , 23 April 2018

Entertainment Buzz: Get Out and About

By Michele Stevens Bernard, TSB Staff

Every now and then, McKinney folks like to get out and about.

It wasn’t that long ago, that the closest and arguably the only way to take care of our out-and-aboutery-itch was to drive all the way into to Dallas, but now, that is so not the case. Throw a stone to any corner of our fair city and live entertainment is to be had. Kick that stone a little farther out, and the same is true of the fair cities bordering ours.

Today’s case in point: Fairview and Frisco.

Anyone been to The Venue Bar and Grill in Fairview yet? I’ll admit, I haven’t, but this weekend is the perfect weekend to give it a shot. With two of my favorite McKinney musicians performing, Zane Williams on Friday night, and Maylee Thomas of Saturday night, chances are I’ll probably just take a sleeping bag and make a weekend out of it. Located at 441 Stacy Rd., according to friends who have been there, it’s a fun little sports bar and grill with a fun ambiance and big burgers.

According to me, Zane on Friday, and Maylee on Saturday is a perfect way to kick it up this weekend. And speaking of favorite McKinney musicians, go ahead and mark your calendar today for some primo St. Patrick’s Day entertainment.

On March 17th, at 8pm, Finger-style guitarist, John Wynn will be in concert with Carlo Pezzimenti at the Frisco Discovery Center’s Black Box Theater. The duo will present “Classic Meets Contemporary, a Celebration of the Guitar.” The concert will also feature live art with another one of my favorites, artist Anne Royer. Check out for ticket information.

For those who would like to get active this weekend, (don’t forget that McKinney is participating in the Healthy Living Initiative!), check out the Winter Blast, or Night Hiking at the Heard. The Dr. Pepper StarsCenter McKinney at Craig Ranch (6993 Stars Avenue) will be offering free ice skating on Saturday, January 28th from noon to 4pm. The event also promises games, music and other winter prizes.

So, you’ve hiked the trails at the Heard Natural Science Museum by day, but have you ever ventured out after dark? It’s a whole different world out there after the sun goes down! Fearless trail guides will lead you on a wonderful adventure of sight and sound between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. The Heard Natural Science Museum is located in southeast McKinney at 1 Nature Place. Well, that’s what I’ll be up to this weekend, how about you? Where will you be and what will you be doing? Feel free to add it to the comment section below. Whatever it is, and wherever you find yourself, have fun, be safe, and enjoy your out-and-aboutery.

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