Wednesday , 21 March 2018

Entertainment Buzz: Weekend Offerings Include Aladdin Jr., Christmas in July Fun Run

Submitted by McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau

Courtesy of our friends at the McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau, here is a list of all sorts of fun things to do this weekend:

Aladdin Jr. (July 20-22) McKinney Repertory Theatre’s Broadway Bound Camp brings Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” to the Courtroom Theatre stage at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.  This adaptation of the Disney hit film is filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.  Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. tickets are $7 HERE

Christmas in July 5K/Fun Run (July 21) Help raise awareness and contribute to community support during the summer months.  Enjoy free snowcones, a great course, and a great cause (Collin County Committee on Aging and Meals on Wheels).  Race starts at Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge Dr. at 7 a.m. (fun run) with the 5K at 7:20 a.m. Registrants should bring five cans of food for the McKinney Food Pantry. Register online HERE


The following artists opened new exhibits during Second Saturday last weekend.  See their work at these galleries through Aug. 8.

  • The Garret Gallery: Tom Hands; 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
  • Laura Moore Fine Art: Virgil Lampton’s “Ambulation” (pictured); 107 S. Tennessee, 214-914-3630.
  • Orisons Art & Framing: Kiki Curry.  110 E. Louisiana, 972-529-1441.


  • Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Buster Brown Band (Fri.); Broek Code (Sat.)
  • Churchill’s: Psychic Night (Thur.)
  • Hank’s: Chris Rivers Band (Thur); Brandon Jenkins (Fri.); Bleu Edmondson (Sat.)
  • Grand/Rick’s: Sidney Thompson (thur.); Nick & the Nighthawks (Fri.); Buzz Andrews (Sat.)
  • Grotto: Jam Session (Thur.); Wave (Fri.:; Missing 3 (Sat.)
  • Landon Winery: JR Boyd (Fri.); Duane Bates (Sat.)
  • Lone Star Wine Cellars: Aaron Burton (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.)
  • Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)

Check Out This Summer Special

The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary issues this weekday admission special for use through August.  You will need to print the coupon to use it.  Each coupon is good for up to 6 guests.


Animal Superheroes: Heard Natural Science Museum, 972-562-5566.

Butterfly Garden/House: Be immersed among native Texas fluttering butterflies.  At the Heard through 9/30.


Adriatica Farmers Market: 3-7 p.m. 6851 Virginia, 972-562-8790.


Weekly Group Bike Ride: Leaves Cadence Cyclery in downtown McKinney at 7:20 a.m. on Saturdays.

Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: 8 a.m. to noon, 315 S. Chestnut.

Drum Circle: 10 a.m., Old Settlers Rec. Center, 1201 E. Louisiana. 214-641-0782.

Franconia Brewing Tour: 11 a.m.; $5 per person for tour/tastings, 495 McKinney Pkwy.; 972-542-0705.

To contact the McKinney convention and Vistiors Bureau, call 214-544-1407 or email Visit online at

Still looking for something to do?  Be sure to check out the Community Calendar.  While you’re at it, feel free to add your event to the mix.




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