campaign-435661_1280By Michele Bernard, Publisher

Ask not for whom the school bell rings, at least not until you enjoy the last official weekend of summer vacation in McKinney, Texas. Whether first grader or seasoned alumni, there is something fun for you to do before it is time to hit the books again.

Here is a list of my Fave Five things happening around town this weekend:

Laugh – On Friday, August 21, some of the areas favorite improvisational comedians pay The Sanctuary a visit when The Band comes to town. Get ready

01TheBandMFFaveFivefor a night of laughs, musical comedy and lots of audience participation. The night is sure to be as funny as you want it to be as The Band’s super hysterical show is based on 100% audience suggestion.  Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door with a 2 drink minimum. Click here to grab said tickets now.

nursery-718788_1280Have Fun With The KidsSaturday, August 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, enjoy a Back-To-School Community Event featuring multiple food trucks, tethered hot air balloon rides, a motorcycle club, a vintage car display and much, much more.This event, hosted by First Baptist Church , will take place in the church parking lot, located at 1615 W. Louisiana St.

Take In A Family ConcertSaturday, August 22, 6 p.m. The Back-To-School celebrations continues atdavidphelps-wawradio First Baptist when they cap off the day with David Phelps in concert. The show begins at 6 p.m. in the church’s Worship Center. Click here for ticket information.

wine-890370_1280Saturday Night Date Night –  Trust me when I say, Éclair Bistro is THE place for a romantic date night!  Begin the evening with a nice glass of wine and appetizers in Éclair’s gorgeous upstairs b5ea9ee46a911dbfb3dd9f4e1552c6fclounge. HINT: Make it in time to enjoy musical entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. Word on the street is, you never know who might sneak in to honor guests with a set, and, if time allows, even Chef might sit in for a song or two. Just know this: your cool factor will soar and your date will be thrilled if you heed my advise and get there in time for the show!

ChefAaronThomasGrosLater, make your way downstairs for delicious French cuisine prepared in Eclair Bistro’s 100% scratch kitchen. Stay tuned to read all about Executive Chef Aaron Thomas and his wonderful new addition to historic downtown McKinney. More to come in next week’s edition of In the meantime, go ahead and make reservations now by clicking here.

sb_sugarbacon_slideSavor and Sip – Sunday, August 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sugarbacon Proper Kitchen will be the place to be. The restaurant will be serving up small bites to savor, accompanied by delicious wines, champagne, and beer to sip. The evening will feature the beautiful sounds of Lynne Cadena, as well as door prizes and special gift bags for LynneCadena-e1377565648861-300x166each guest. Proceeds from this fun event will help build the Community Garden Kitchen to provide fresh meals to neighbors in need. There are a limited number of tickets left, click here to grab yours now. Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.

lightcrustdoughboysIf you are still looking for even more fun to be had, be sure to check out all the fun things happening at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Catch a Friday Night Flick, or enjoy Saturday night with the State of Texas’ official Music Ambassadors, The Light Crust Doughboys.  Click here to grab your tickets to see these Grammy award-winning artists. 

For a complete listing of community events, check out the Community Events Calendar provided courtesy of our friends at McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

Here’s wishing all McKinney Foodies a wonderful weekend, and a fabulous school year!

Carpe Diem Y’all,