Dog parade and Boho market: 6 things to do in McKinney this weekend, Feb. 9-11

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Between the 16th annual Krewe of Barkus, grand opening celebration of El Corazon de Tejas and the Timeless Love Gala, there are plenty of events taking place in McKinney this weekend.

All weekend

1. El Corazon de Tejas celebrates grand opening weekend

El Corazon de Tejas will celebrate its grand opening weekend with a fiesta. Attendees will find piñatas filled with gift certificates and prizes, food and a mariachi band. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sun.). Free (attendance). El Corazon de Tejas, 1222 N. Central Expressway. www.elcorazontexmex.com

Saturday

2. Learn bird spotting techniques at the Heard Museum

At Second Saturday Bird Walks, attendees will learn bird spotting, identification techniques and more. Reservations are not required but make sure to arrive on time. 8 a.m. Free (members, children age 2 and younger), $7 (seniors ages 60 and older, children ages 3-12), $10 (adults). Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney. www.heardmuseum.org

3. Eat, drink and shop at the Boho Market

Attendees of the Boho Market will find unique shopping, music, games food and drinks. 1-6 p.m. Free. Tupps Brewery, 721 Anderson St. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

4. Prohibition is theme of Timeless Love Gala

The Timeless Love Gala includes an auction, dancing, food and entertainment to support Agape Resource & Assistance Center. Attendees should dress in popular fashion from 1900-45. 6-11 p.m. $50-$75. The Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St., McKinney. www.timelesslovegala.weebly.com

5. Murder mystery dinner at Chestnut Square

Attendees will dine at the Bevel House with actors from the North Texas Civilian Historians as they tell a story of scandal, intrigue and murder during the Prohibition era. During the dinner, teammates will work together to solve the crime. Attendees should dress in popular fashion from the Prohibition era and bring their own drinks. 6-9 p.m. $50. Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney. www.chestnutsquare.org

Sunday

6. Dog parade takes place in downtown McKinney

The 16th annual Krewe of Barkus features a parade, vendor booths, interactive activities and prizes for customers. In past years more than 250 dogs have participated in the parade. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free. Downtown McKinney. www.mckinneytexas.org

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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