Tuesday , 24 April 2018

What Do The SkirtLifters, Famers Market and Third Monday Have In Common?

What Do The SkirtLifters, Famers Market and Third Monday Have In Common?

What Do The SkirtLifters, Famers Market and Third Monday Have In Common?

Entertainment options abound around McKinney as another week gives way to the weekend. The McKinney Chamber that provides a variety of options for the entire family:


BUGS (indoor) and Animals of the World  (outdoor) ongoing exhibits at the Heard  Natural Science Museum. 972-562-5566;  HeardMuseum.org.

Vintage Fashion Exhibit at Chestnut  Square on Saturdays, or by appointment.  972-562-8790; ChestnutSquare.org.

FRIDAY, March 18

The SkirtLifters: 19th century riverboat and parlor music and humor. In the  McKinney Performing Arts  Center Courtroom Theatre,  8 p.m. 214-544-4630;

Read Across McKinney Author Lecture:  Author of The Heretic’s Daughter Kathleen  Kent discusses her book which is based on  her family’s involvement in the famed Salem Witch Trials. Free but reservations are required. In MPAC’s Ruschhaupt Hall.  McKinneyPerformingArtsCenter.org.

SATURDAY, March 19

Historic Tours: At Chestnut Square (315 S. Chestnut), 11 a.m.; ChestnutSquare.org.  At the Heard-Craig House (205 W. Hunt)  at 1, 2 & 3 p.m.; HeardCraig.org.

Hand Drum Workshop: Old Settlers at 10 a.m. $5. Drums are available or bring your own. For details, call Randy Harp, 214-641-0782.

Joshua Yu Mozzarella Night: Joshua Yu creates culinary perfection with fresh mozzarella skewers and bruschetta plates. $10 per plate provides a great pairing for your favorite wine. 7 p.m. Landon Winery, 101 N. Kentucky. 972-542-3030.

Making Raised Beds for Backyard Organic Gardening: Teacher is a former Ag Extension Horticulturalist (22 yrs. in organic agriculture). 10 a.m.-noon, $10. Diggin’ It, 507 N. Tennessee. 469-952-3446.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, March 19-20

Texas Working Agility Novice Group dog show, 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Myers Park. 940-390-1783.

Farmers Market: Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon The Farmers Market season is upon us again, as Chestnut Square begins holding its weekly markets this Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon (and at Adriatica on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.) with produce, meat  and dairy products, bedding plants, breads and other locally-grown goods. Fill your market bag while enjoying Celtic music by Flashpoint. Also free stagecoach rides and a book signing of “Images of  America: McKinney” which is filled with photographs from McKinney’s earliest history. Dixie’s Store will be newly-stocked with items from Chestnut Square crafters and Dublin Dr Peppers. 315 S. Chestnut. ChestnutSquare.org  972-562-8790

Third Monday Trade Days: Friday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. It’s the ultimate shopping experience with something for everyone—trendy clothing, CDs, DVDs, house wares, furniture, tools, toys, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, crafts, and much, much more including the ever-popular Barksdale Lane where pet lovers can find their new best friend from a wide variety of lovable dogs, cats and even rabbits. Lots of food concessions and the train ride make it fun for the whole family. As owners Karen and Darrell Lewis always say, “If you haven’t been shopping at Third Monday Trade Days, you haven’t been shopping!” Located at  4550 W. University Dr. just two miles west of Central Expressway/75 on Hwy. 380. TMTD.com 972-562-5466

LIVE MUSIC This Weekend

Cadillac Pizza Pub: Maylee Thomas Band (Fri.); The Zydeco Stingrays.(Sat.)

Hank’s Texas Grill (Hwy. 75/White): Phil Hampton & The Backroad Drifters (Fri.); Rocking & Revving Against the Road Rage (Sat.)

Landon Winery: Duane Bates (Fri.); Tu Tones (Sat.)

Lone Star Wine Cellars: JB Clark (Fri.)

Live music also at Coffee N Cream, Spoons, Aparicios, the Grand Lounge at Rick’s Chophouse (all on the downtown square) and  Delaney’s Irish Pub (Ridge/Eldorado).

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