1. Live Music at Mitas Hill: Enjoy a duet performance by NM Jazztet while dining in at Mitas Hill Vineyard on Thursday. The band starts at 5:30 p.m. and the bar stays open until 9 p.m. There will be food, music, and wine. Mitas Hill Vineyard is located at 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane, McKinney.


2. SNAP Dance (Valentine’s): 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 9, Allen Parks and Recreation, 301 Century Parkway, Allen.. Snap your fingers and shuffle your feet at this Special Needs and Adapted Program. Enjoy music, a fun theme and snacks at the Valentine’s Day themed dance to be held from 7-10 p.m. Open to ages 18 and older. Tickets are $10 and will be $15 at 5 p.m. Wednesday prior to dance. Register online with the code 5926: https://apm.activecommunities.com/allentxparks/Home?_ga=2.71633619.1364115184.1511191123-963114844.1509455256. For more information, email rmpatterson@cityofallen.org, call 214-509-4753, or visit AllenParks.org.


3. Duck Derby: 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 10, Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, 110 E. Rivercrest Blvd., Allen.. The Duck Derby will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium, 110 E. Rivercrest Blvd., Allen. The races will be in the lazy river, and awards will be given to the fastest and best decorated ducks. It is open to ages 1-12. The cost is $5 for the duck decorating contest only and $8 for the duck decorating and derby race. Save your spot by registering online with barcode 5554: https://apm.activecommunities.com/allentxparks/Home?_ga=2.71633619.1364115184.1511191123-963114844.1509455256. For more information, email jmccloskey@cityofallen.org, call 214-509-4770, or visit AllenParks.org.


4. Bone Hill: The Concert: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 10, Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson.. Presented as a dramatic musical work with a cast of eight actor/musicians, “Bone Hill: The Concert,” is inspired by Martha Redbone’s family history in the Appalachian Mountains. This is an epic story of one woman’s return to her homeland on Black Mountain and the coalmines of Harlan County, Kentucky. Presented in partnership with University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts and Humanities, whose vocal ensemble will open the show, after a four-day residency on campus.


5. 16th Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade: 2018 will be the 16th annual Krewe of Barkus parade. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in downtown McKinney.. In past years, more than 250 dogs participated in the parade alongside more than 4,500 spectators in awe of costumes, creatures and creativity.