Looking for weekend entertainment in McKinney? Look no further. Than below ...
Return To Calamity Gulch (Aug. 10-12)
The McKinney Repertory Theatre loves a good melodrama, so much so, they're doing it again this summer. In "Return To Calamity Gulch," the audience interacts with the action on stage by throwing popcorn, booing at the villain and cheering for the hero, all-the-while-being accompanied by sound effects from the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ in the MPAC Courtroom Theater. For show times and tickets, click here.
Boyd Drum-A-Thon (Aug. 10-11)
McKinney Boyd High School drum line holds its annual Drum-A-Thon from 6 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest Dr. Enjoy the sounds of marimbas, tenors, bass drums, snares, cymbals, and more as percussion members play for 18 straight hours. the event is free, but donations are welcome and encouraged as this drum line participates in this teambuilding and fundraising event. Drum-A-Thon kicks off Friday, Aug. 10 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on the downtown square.
Second Saturday (Aug. 11)
Plenty of melodrama will be going on at MPAC (see above), but the rest of the square will be filled with people relaxing and hanging out with friends and family while enjoying art, music, great food, and some late shopping during downtown McKinney's monthly Second Saturday on the Square. Below are the art gallery exhibit openings, live music and other happenings on the square during this Saturday night event. Have questions about this event? Call 972-547-2661.
Second Saturday Art Exhibits
The following galleries will hold exhibit openings and meet-the-artist receptions during Second Saturday from 7-10 p.m. on Aug. 11.
The Garret Gallery: Featuring watercolor artist Sarah Buie; 111 e. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
Imaging On The Square: Featuring various local artists; also singer Stacy Whitson. 109 s. Tennessee, 972-548-7575.
Laura Moore Fine Art: Annual open call to artists. This year's theme is "Hideout" - more than 80 works from 45 artists in two locations (at the studio, 107 S. Tennessee, and the Heard-Craig Carriage House at 205 1/2 W. Hunt). 214-914-3630.
La Misha European Bistro: Featuring the work of artists Catherine Brown and Miles. 113 N. Kentucky, 927-540-6050.
McKinney Wine Merchant: Featuring the art of Nick Saia. 120 W. Virginia, 927-542-4636.
Orison's art and Framing: The work of several photographers is on display. (Shown: photo by Colin Kimball). 110 E. Louisiana, 927-529-1441.
Entertainment This Weekend
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thurs.); The Js (Fri.); Buzz Andrews Band (Sat.)
Churchill's: Psychic Night (Thurs.)
Hank's: Houston Marchman (Thurs.); Granger Smith (Fri.); John David Kent (Sat.)
Grand/Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thurs.); Tyla Paylor (Fri.); Melissa Medlock (Sat.)
Grotto: Get Buzzed (Thurs.); Jon Christopher Davis (Fri.); Maylee Thomas (Pictured, Sat.)
Landon Winery: Faron Gilbert (Fri.); Tu-tones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Michael Galloway (Fri.); Steve rose (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thurs.); Live Music (Fri.-Sat.)
During Second Saturday, Main Street Magic and Fun Company hosts two Cabaret Style Magic Shows, 7 p.m. (for adults and children) or 9 p.m. (for adults only) in the Magic Attic Theater. Tickets are only $10 and include a complimentary glass of wine for those 21 and older. Seating is very limited so call 214-274-7802 to reserve your tickets. 211 N. Tennessee.
Animal Superheroes and Butterfly Garden/House at Heard Natural Science Museum, 972-56-5566.
Thursday, August 9
Adriatica Farmers Market 3-7 p.m. 6851 Virginia. 972-562-8790.
Friday-Saturday, August 10-11
Book Debut Author Alicia Diane Durand will debut her newest books, quilts, Tacos and Tattoos. She will be featured in Happiness is Quilting!'s booth at the Plano quilt show from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. each day and then again at the shop from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. each day.
Saturday, August 11
Weekly Group Bike Ride Leaves Cadence Cyclery in downtown McKinney at 7:20 a.m.
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.
Garden Tours Collin County Master Gardener will be at Myers Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon to guide tours of the research gardens on the park grounds. For more information call 972-548-4232.
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