There's a nip in the air which can mean only one thing: the dinosaurs are back! Thanks to our friends at McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureaur, here are the details about where the T-Rex are hanging out this weekend. They've also included a few other things for you to do too. Check it out:
Dinosaurs (Opening Week)
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's nature trails. Dinosaurs Live opened its 7th year at the Heard this week (Tuesday, Oct. 2) as the dinos settled in, ready to roar, move and thrill guests through Feb. 3. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together! (The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly.) 972-562-5566.
Music Under the Stars (Sat., 10/6)
The weather's just right for a night under the stars enjoying McKinney's own recording artist, singer-songwriter Jon Christopher Davis when he returns to the outdoor stage at Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery. And he's bringing some of his closest musician friends with him. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with music from 7:30-10:15 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Outside beverages not allowed, but do bring a picnic basket of snacks or dinner to enjoy with a bottle of wine, water or soda sold at the event. Also available, wood-fired pizza cooked in the pizza oven on the patio - $15 each.
And Then There Were None (Fri-Sat., Oct. 5-6)
McKinney Repertory Theatre opens its 2012-13 season with this Agatha Christie favorite. Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder - one by one they start to die. Showtime is 8 p.m. both nights in the McKinney Performing Arts Center's Courtroom Theatre. The show continues with three more performances next weekend. Get tickets here.
This 60-mile ride through McKinney and surrounding communities brings together cycling enthusiasts from North Texas to raise funds to help make wishes come true for children battling life-threatening medical conditions. The 4th annual event is a sponsored by Make-A-Wish Foundation® of North Texas, the City of McKinney, McKinney Velo and Matrix Cycling.8 a.m.-3 p.m
Art on Display
Garret Gallery: Barry Mullins (pictured); 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
Imaging on the Square: Local artists. 109 S. Tennessee, 972-548-7575.
Laura Moore Fine Art: William & Carol Patterson (The Still Life: His & Hers) 107 S Tennessee. 214-914-3630.
Orisons Art & Framing: Mother Nature: Fire & Glass - Glasswork/photography by L.C. Tobey. 110 E. Louisiana, 972-529-1441
Entertainment This Week
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); Lance Lopez (Fri.); Buster Brown Band (Sat.)
Hank's: Gary Kyle (Thur); Two Tons of Steel (pictured, Fri.); 121 North (Sat.)
Grand/Rick's: Lynne Cadena (Thur.); Texas Slim (Fri.); Jon Griffin (Sat.)
Grotto: Get Buzzed (Thur.); Missing 3 (Fri.); Travis Muscatell & The Black Hand Rivalry (Sat.)
Landon Winery: Dueling Mikes (Fri.); Joel Clarke (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Michael Galloway (Fri.); Lenno Summers and Big Bob (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Eric Erickson (Fri.); Duane Bates (Sat.)
Still looking for something fun to do this weekend? Be sure to check out the TownSquareBuzz.com Events Calendar. Feel free to add your own event while you are there.