Monday , 24 October 2016
steak 101 classes

Weekend Buzz: Steak … Art … and … Birds?

Diversity is the name of the game with your entertainment options in McKinney this week. Check out what the Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled for us to enjoy:

Steak 101 Classes (Saturday): Do you love steak but don’t know where to start in picking or grilling them? Or you just need to refine your skills or know someone who needs a grilling education. Local Yocal owner Matt Hamilton hosts Steak 101 classes on all things concerning steak. Participants learn about the many steak cuts available, meat grading standards, and the real meaning behind “Natural”, “All Natural”, “Grass Fed”, “Certified Angus.” Participants also get the opportunity to sample various cuts of meat grilled to perfection there on the Local Yocal patio in downtown McKinney. Steak 101 is primarily held outdoors, so classes in winter months are typically posted short notice.  Once favorable weather is forecast for a particular Saturday, they post the class, which costs $40. 213 N. Tennessee. Call 469.952.3838 or registeronline.

bird walkSecond Saturday Bird Walk (Saturday): These monthly bird walks at the Heard Museum are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included. Walks are included in museum admission. More about birding at The Heard can be found online. 8-9 a.m.

Second Saturday Art Shows: 

See local art at the downtown galleries, open late (7-10 p.m.) for SecondSaturday on the square.
  • Garret Art Gallery: Annual Original Art Sale; runs through Jan. 31. 111 E. Virginia.
  • Orisons Art & Framing: Bowl Viewing Gala for ‘Empty Bowls’. Organized by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, McKinney’s Empty Bowls event supports our Community Lifeline Center to combat hunger in McKinney. Artisans in the area are contributing handmade bowls to this worthy cause. The artisan bowls on display at Orisons will be part of an online silent auction.110 E. Louisiana.
  • Imaging on the Square: Local artists.109 S. Tennessee.

Live Entertainment

Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic (Thur.); Harless Brothers (Fri.);  The Zydeco Stingrays (Sat.)
Hank’s: Ray Wylie Hubbard (pictured, Fri.); Dirty River Boys (Sat.).
Rick’s Lounge:
  Brian Erickson (Thur.);    Jon Griffin (Fri.); Tyla Taylor (Sat.).

Grotto Live: Southern Couch Band (Fri.);  3 Drunk Monkeys (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Tu Tones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Live Music (Thur.-Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic Night (Thurs.); Song Swap (Sun.)
And Even More To Do …
Dinosaurs Live at the Heard Museum. Tuesday-Sunday.  972-562-5566.


Collin County Junior Livestock Show, Myers Park, 7117 CR 166. Hours: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


Franconia Tour:

At 495 McKinney Pkwy.11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 for brewery tour/tastings.
Wine Tastings: 2 & 4 p.m.Mitas Hill Vineyard; 2005 Mitas Hill. Free.

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