3 local events to check out in McKinney this weekend, Jan. 14-15

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Wondering what is happening in McKinney this weekend? Here are three events happening in your community. After checking out one of these events, support local businesses by grabbing a bite at Petra or playing Pac-Man at Arcade 92.

Jan. 14-15: ComedySportz at The Comedy Arena

ComedySportz is a short-form, improvisational comedy show in which two teams compete in a variety of games and scenarios. The audience uses glow-in-the-dark vote sticks to dish out points to the teams. The style likens itself to the TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” and the show is appropriate for all ages. 7:30-8:30 p.m. (Jan. 14), 7-8 p.m. (Jan. 15). $12.50 (child), $17.07 (general admission). The Comedy Arena, 305 E Virginia St., Ste. 104, McKinney. 214-769-0645. https://m.facebook.com/events/654113608956440

Jan. 15: Mosaics and glass Wworkshop

Learn how to create mosaic art in this workshop by Jump Into Art Studios. Participants will learn how to cut and trim tile, mosaics and glass and paste the pieces onto a wooden layer to create their final piece. Participants are encouraged to bring their own meaningful ceramics to incorporate into their project. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $125. Jump Into Art, 404 N. Church St., McKinney. The event will return Feb. 26. 214-937-9153. https://www.jumpintoart.com/store/p244/Mosaic-and-Glass-Worksho-.html#/

Jan. 15: The Stand Up Showdown at The Comedy Arena

The Stand-Up Showdown is a stand-up comedy show hosted by The Comedy Arena which will feature five comics who will have three minutes to deliver material to the audience, who will judge whether they move to the next round. The comic who makes it to the end wins The Stand Up Showdown and is given a cash prize. 10:30-11:30 p.m. $17.07. The Comedy Arena, 305 E. Virginia St., Ste. 104, McKinney. 214-769-0645. https://www.thecomedyarena.com/
By Summer El-Shahawy
Summer El-Shahawy joined Community Impact Newspaper as the Frisco / McKinney Multi-Platform Journalist in January 2022. Her experience includes working as a Features Writer with The Idle Class Magazine and as a News Reporter with The Arkansas Traveler. She is a Plano native and 2020 graduate of The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.