Here are McKinney events to consider attending in January and February.
Watch Golden Dragon Acrobats perform at MPAC
The McKinney Performing Arts Center presents the Golden Dragon Acrobats, an international Chinese acrobat touring company. The performance will include traditional dance, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical costumes. 8 p.m. $35 (children and students ages 6-22), $40 (age 65 and older), $45 (adults ages 23-64). MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee St. www.mckinneytexas.org
Paint your pet for a cause
Attendees can learn to paint their pets at this event, and 50 percent of the proceeds benefit Operation Kindness, a no-kill animal shelter. 6:30 p.m. $60. Painting with a Twist, 3201 Hardin Blvd. www.paintingwithatwist.com
Say ‘I do’ to your dream wedding at a bridal show
The event features 45 vendors offering wedding cakes, bridal gowns, calligraphy, venues, hair, makeup and more. A fashion show will begin at noon. Guests will have the chance to win prizes, including a honeymoon vacation. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $5 (in advance), $10 (at the door). McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St. www.mckinneytexas.org
Jan. 30-Feb. 3
Taste chefs’ creations at Gather
Join McKinney artists and chefs at Gather in downtown McKinney, as chefs prepare food and cocktail tastings that complement the art on display. Art on display and the night’s theme will be created by local artists. The event will be filmed for a potential TV show. $125-$175. 7 p.m. Gather, 2017 E. Virginia St. www.nightofartistsandchefs.com
Attend a baseball game
The McKinney North Bulldog baseball team plays a 100-inning game to raise funds to help cover annual expenses. Donations can be made online. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. McKinney North High School, 2550 Wilmeth Road. www.mckinneynorthbaseball.com
Places to enjoy live music
Hank’s Texas Grill
1310 N. Central Expressway
Jan. 12: Sunny Sweeney, 8:30 p.m.
Jan. 18: Reckless Kelly, 9 p.m.
Jan. 25: Chris Knight, 9:30 p.m.
Cadillac Pizza Pub
112 S. Kentucky St.
Jan. 11: Linear Groove, 9 p.m.
Jan. 18: The Spencer Cole Band, 9 p.m.
Jan. 19: Missing Three, 9 p.m.
Feb. 1: Quinten Hope Band, 9 p.m.
More events can be found at communityimpact.com/event-calendar/january/mckinney.