Name your pleasure, and it's happening this weekend in McKinney. Like to shop? Third Monday Trade Days will be in full swing. Love a parade? Then head downtown for McKinney High School's homecoming parade. Into art? Be sure to check out the Second Saturday art exhibits and demos that will be happening all around the square Saturday night. And that my friends, is the short list of fun to be had! Read on to find out what else is shaking this Second Saturday/Third Monday of the month.
Third Monday Trade Days (All Weekend)
Enjoy the fall weather this weekend and get a head start on your holiday shopping. The 450 booths are filled with seasonal home and yard décor, great gift ideas and the best bargains in North Texas. Plus, this month, area residents are holding garage sales in the east parking lot all three days of the market. Enjoy the clean, family-friendly atmosphere at Third Monday Trade Days in McKinney.
Dinosaurs Live! (All Weekend)
Encounter the 46-foot T-Rex and eight new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary's nature trails. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together! (The dinosaur trail is jogging stroller friendly.) 972-562-5566.
And Then There Were None (All Weekend)
McKinney Repertory Theatre's production of this Agatha Christie favorite continues this weekend with evening shows on Friday and Saturday (8 p.m.) and a matinee on Sunday (2:30 p.m.) in the McKinney Performing Arts Center's Courtroom Theatre. Get tickets HERE.
Second Saturday Art Exhibits
McKinney's downtown galleries and other businesses celebrate new exhibit openings and featured artists during Second Saturday (7-10 p.m. Oct. 13). This month's artists:
Alternative Furnishings: Jeni Weems Tomlin; 105 W. Louisiana, 972-547-0721.
Design Ten1 Interiors: Denise Kendrick; 100 S. Tennessee; 972-542-5514.
Garret Gallery: Ken Toki; 111 E. Virginia; 972-548-9361.
Imaging on the Square: Local artists. 109 S. Tennessee, 972-548-7575.
Laura Moore Fine Art: Williams Renzulli;107 S Tennessee. 214-914-3630.
Orisons Art & Framing: Featuring 10 artists from CityArtCal. 110 E. Louisiana, 972-529-1441.
Entertainment This Weekend
Cadillac Pizza Pub: Open Mic Night (Thur.); The Triptones (Fri.); Buzz Andrews Band (pictured, Sat.)
Delaney's Irish Pub: Live Music (Fri.); Mouthful of Badness Band (Sat.)
Hank's: Randy Brown (Thur); Josh Weathers Band (Fri.); JB & The Moonshine Band (Sat.)
Grand/Rick's: Carolyn Jones (Thur.); Nick & the Nighthawks (Fri.); Jon Christopher Davis (Sat.)
Grotto: Jam Session (Thur.); Leah Marr (Fri.); Maylee Thomas (Sat.)
Jack's Pub: Karaoke (Wed.); Live music (Fri.-Sat.)
Landon Winery: Anthony Bakly (Fri.); Tu-Tones (Sat.)
Lone Star Wine Cellars: Aaron Burton (Fri.); Steve Rose (Sat.)
Spoons Cafe: Open Mic (Thur.); Eric Erickson (Fri.); Duane Bates (Sat.)
THURSDAY, Oct. 11
Customer Appreciation Night: Guitar Sanctuary in Adriatica hosts this free event at Zin Zen, 6841 Virginia. 7:30-10 p.m.
SATURDAY, Oct. 13
Weekly Group Bike Ride: Leaves Cadence Cyclery in downtown McKinney at 7:15 a.m. Saturdays.
Farmers Market at Chestnut Square: Only two weeks of weekly markets left this season! 8 a.m. to noon. 315 S. Chestnut. 972-562-8790.
McKinney High School Homecoming Parade & Carnival: Parade at 10 a.m. at downtown square; carnival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at MHS, 1400 Wilson Creek.
Little Pumpkin Portraits: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Diggin' It, 507 N. Tennessee. 972-302-9716.
Student Recital: Vocal Instructor Carly Reign presents a Guitar Sanctuary Performance Academy student recital at 3 p.m. at Zin Zen, 6841 Virginia Pkwy.
Weekend at Myers Park:(7117 CR 166):Sat.-Sun. (10/13-14):Alamo Area Whippets Dog Club, 214-616-0918; and DOTC Dog Show, 214-691-6055; Sat. (10/13):Garden Tour, 972-548-4232.
Still looking for something fun to do this weekend? Be sure to check out the TownSquareBuzz.com Community Events Calendar. Feel free to add your event to the mix while you're there.