Watch acrobats perform and attend a baseball game: Things to do in McKinney January-February

The Golden Dragon Acrobats, an international Chinese acrobat touring company, will perform Jan. 12 in McKinney.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats, an international Chinese acrobat touring company, will perform Jan. 12 in McKinney.

Here are McKinney events to consider attending in January and February.


Jan. 12


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





Jan. 17


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





Jan. 20


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






Feb. 2


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
www.hankstexasgrill.com
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.
www.cadillacpizzapub.com
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.


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By Emily Davis

Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.


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