Friday , 21 October 2016
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Weekend Buzz: Spring to Life With Shopping and Entertainment

The McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau offers some fun ways for the whole family to enjoy the weekend.

Vintage Shopping (Friday-Sunday):  The weather should be great all weekend for outdoor shopping at McKinney’s variety of vintage and flea market shopping.

Third Monday Trade Days: Hundreds of vendors offering a little of everything at one of the oldest and largest flea markets in north Texas. Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; parking is $5 per car before 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 4550 W. University.Old Red Lumberyard (ORLY) & Flour Mill District Shopping: The area between 600 E. Louisiana (to the south) and 400 E. Virginia (to the north) features a wide range of shabby-chic and vintage offerings from a variety of vendors. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.

Farmers Market (Saturday): Local and organic meat, dairy, honey and produce vendors offer their wares this Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon at Chestnut Square Historic Village (315 S. Chestnut). Market vendors also offer sauces, canned goods, pasta, baked goods, wine and flowers! Dixie’s Store at Chestnut Square will be open with bottled sodas, old fashioned candy, craft items and old fashioned toys for sale. This is the final monthly winter market until late fall 2014. Weekly Saturday markets start April 5. 972-562-8790.
World Wide Widow (Friday-Sunday): McKinney Repertory Theatre presents the winner of their new play competition. Shows at 8 p.m. Friday andSaturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at McKinney Performing Arts Center. $17/adults; discounts for students and seniors.
Heard Museum Spring Break Fun (Thursday-Sunday): The Heard Natural Science Museum is hosting a wide range of family throughout Spring Break Week including Animal Encounters, Youth Ropes Course, Canoe Try-Its, and What Comes from Eggs? Also through Friday, get $2 off a child’s admission. Learn more about the individual events on the VisitMcKinney website.
art 031314Downtown Art Exhibits:  See the following artists’ work at McKinney’s downtown this month.

  • Garret Art Gallery: Local artists’ work is featured.111 E. Virginia. (Shown is Babs Light’s painting, “Secluded Solitude.”)
  • Orisons Art & Framing:Featured are six artists whose work explores their media with fresh insights and bold expression: Austin McKinney, Hannah Smith, Desmond Blair, Harry Korshak, Richard Rukus and Richard Miller. 110 E. Louisiana.
  • Imaging on the Square: Local artists.109 S. Tennessee.

Live Entertainment:          

Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Band of Brothers (Fri.); Kenny Taylor (Sat.)
Hank’s:  Cody Jinks (Thur.); Micky & The Motorcars (Fri.); Sean Franks & Chapter 11 (Sat.)
Rick’s Lounge:
 Nickel & Dime (Thur.); Nick & The Nighthawks (Fri.); Shane Frame (Sat.)

Grotto Live: Missing 3 (Fri.); Blue Twenty2s (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars:  Live music (Thurs.-Sat.)
Spoons: Open Mic (Thur.); Live Music (Sat.)
And Even More To Do ...
An Evening with Adrian Legg at The Guitar Sanctuary.Tickets are $50-$160.SATURDAY

At 495 McKinney Pkwy.11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for brewery tour/tastings.Texas Working Agility Novice Group (TWANG) Dog Show: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Myers Park. Free to spectators.

Steak 101 Class:
Learn about meat grading, cuts, and then enjoy cuts of organic, grass-fed beef, grilled just for you! Local Yocal, 213 N. Tennessee.Blacksmith Demonstration: Collin County Farm Museum at Myers Park. Noon to 3 p.m. 7117 CR 166.

Sam Houston Presentation
:Learn unusual aspects of Sam Houston’s life in two shows in McKinney Performing Arts Center Gallery, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets and reservation information byemail. or phone (325-650-2827).


Wine Tastings: 1-2:30 p.m. Mitas Hill Vineyard; 2005 Mitas Hill. Free.

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