Submitted By McKinney Convention And Visitors Bureau
Second Saturday weekends are always special in McKinney, and this coming Veterans Day weekend is no exception. Below you will find a list of some of the best offerings this weekend brought to us courtesy of our friends at the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau. And, speaking of friends, no matter what you choose to do this weekend, don’t forget to take a moment out to remember our men and women in uniform and what they do for us and for our country. Thank you for your service. Your community is grateful.
Veterans Day Observation (Saturday-Sunday)
The City of McKinney’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place Saturday at The Veterans Memorial Park beginning at 11 a.m. The annual sundown event takes place Sunday at 5:15 p.m., when the 350 names of Collin County Heroes inscribed on The Veterans Memorial Park Wall of Honor will be read aloud. Both events take places at Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney, 6053 Weiskopf Avenue in Craig Ranch.
Legally Blonde: The Musical (Saturday)
This feel-good musical comedy takes the theater-goer from the sorority halls of UCLA to the hallowed corridors of Harvard Law School as Elle Woods, accompanied by her beloved chihuahua Bruiser, becomes a serious law student to win back her man. Based on the film starring Reese Witherspoon, McKinney Boyd High School fine arts students share their talents starting Saturday evening with a dinner, silent auction, dessert and reserved seating gala. Show runs through Nov. 17. For tickets, click here.
McKinney Art Studio Tour (Saturday-Sunday)
Twenty-two artists and three galleries from the greater McKinney area are participating in the 4th Annual McKinney Artist Studio Tour (MAST) this year. MAST connects community with artists as they work in their studios, a collaboration that provides a unified voice among McKinney’s visual artists to generate awareness of local artists and enhance the public art experience. Tickets are $7 (free for kids 12 and under) and tours are self-guided. For information, click here.
Second Saturday Art Exhibits
McKinney’s galleries and other businesses will feature new art exhibits for display during Second Saturday on the Square. Meet the artists and enjoy snacks while talking to them about their work.
Design Ten1 Studio: Ashley Bossung Bruegel; 110 S. Tennessee. 972-542-5514.
Garret Gallery: Garret artists Clara Stovall, Ginny Bitting, Babs Light, Gail Delger, and Marian Hirsch; 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
Imaging on the Square: Jewelry artist Joy Jones. 109 S. Tennessee, 972-548-7575.
Laura Moore Fine Art: Peggy Epner (GODSPEED); 107 S Tennessee. 214-914-3630.
Orisons Art & Framing: Santa artist Brenda Brannon;. 110 E. Louisiana, 972-529-1441.
McKinney Wine Merchant: Nick Saia and wine tastings from Mt. Eden Vineyards; 120 W. Virginia, 972-542-4636
Entertainment This Weekend
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Tommy Katona Band (Fri.); Band Brothers (Sat.)
Delaney’s Irish Pub: Live Music (Fri./Sat.)
Hank’s: Mike Calaway Band (Thur); Rick Trevino (Fri.); Rodney Crowell (pictured, Sat.)
Grand/Rick’s: Carolyn Jones (Thur.); Melissa Medlock (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.)
Grotto: Get Buzzed (Thurs.); World Apart- A Journey Tribute (Fri.); Leah Marr (Sat.)
Jack’s Pub: Karaoke (Wed.); Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Landon Winery: Steve Duncan (Fri.); Tu-Tones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Aaron Burton (Thur.); Crystal Yates (Fri.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Main Street Magic & Fun Company presents two cabaret style magic shows in their Magic Attic Theater on Saturday – 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10 each. Seating is limited so call 214-274-7802.
Dinosaurs Live! at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. 972-562-5566.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY Nov. 9-10
Young At Heart Art & Craft Show: The Annual Young At Heart Art & Craft Show. Refreshments and maybe pick up a few early Christmas gifts. Items will include original artwork, prints, hand-painted notecards, and holiday crafts. The seniors appreciate your support. Friday, Nov. 9, noon-6 p.m. and Saturday,Nov.10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 506 S. Graves (Towne Creek Senior Apartments), 972-548-7170.
SATURDAY, Nov. 10
Weekly Group Bike Ride: Leaves Cadence Cyclery in downtown McKinney at 7:15 a.m. Saturdays.
Franconia Brewery Tour: Bavarian brewmeister Dennis Wehrmann shares his knowledge and plenty of laughs. Tour fee of $5 gets you not only the tour, but a bottomless cup of beer (or bring your own stein from home). 495 McKinney Pkwy., 972-542-0705.
Still looking for something fun to do this weekend? Be sure to check out the TownSquareBuzz.com Community Calendar. Feel free to add your own event while you’re there.