The kids will soon flee school for their annual sabbatical, and they’re ready to impose their collective will on the box office. Fewer movies will be on more screens. Déja vu will rule the roost.Ah, summertime....
Rumors swirled that Gov. Greg Abbott might sign House Bill 40 — the law that prohibits Texas cities from banning fracking — while in Denton for the University of North Texas commencement last Saturday. He didn’t. He waited until he returned to Austin to put his signature on the bill.
A mouse about town will be onstage for Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School production of The Adventures of Stuart Little this weekend. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St.
Houston rap pioneer and production mogul Paul Wall will performing tonight at Hailey’s Club, 122 W. Mulberry St. Wall, known for his hits “Sittin’ Sidewayz” and “I’m Throwed,” has been a mainstay in the hip-hop and rap scene for years. He’s collaborated with artists like Nelly and Kanye West, and he was nominated for a Grammy in 2007. Tonight’s show starts at 9 p.m. and is hosted by hip-hop collective Gitmo Music. The night also includes performances by Fab Deuce, Baconomics, Duke, KoolBrz and the Boxer’s Brain, with host Tokin’ White Guy. For ticketing information, visit prekindle.com.
A Taste of Herb isn’t your typical tribute band. With a lineup of heavy hitters — both Danny O’Brien and John Weir on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Robert Hokamp on guitar, and a revolving stable of guests — the local band takes the music of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and puts its own spin on it.
Denton native Regina Rogers started out looking for a small venue for her wedding. “We’d been looking for a place to get married,” Rogers said. She and her fiance, Jim Lawrence, first thought they could have a small ceremony in Regina’s parents’ backyard. “It wasn’t big enough,” Rogers said.
The silences in Mad Max: Fury Road are unsettling. The moments are few and infrequent, but it’s not until the fiery roar of the engines and the thrashing of the guitars are suddenly stripped away that you can fully feel how deeply the film has flooded your being. The theater — and your heart — pulsates with the lack as you recover and wait for more.
The Robson Ranch Women’s Club will have a spring patio tour from 1 to 5 p.m. May 30. The outdoor spring patio tour is a self-guided circuit of some of the neighborhood’s best tended patios. Each residence on the tour will feature landscape design by the homeowner.
Do you like your rock shaken and stirred with the messiness of shoegaze? Philadelphia four-piece Creepoid’s got your poison. Anna and Patrick Troxell mix it up with Sean Miller and Nick Kulp, and the band stops in Denton at 10 p.m. Friday at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. The band gathered buzz with its 2010 debut, Horse Heaven , and last year’s self-titled follow-up. The band is getting ready to release its next full-length record in June. Lovers of gritty lo-fi should take a crack at the show, which also features Narrowhead and Glasir. Cover is $10 for ages 21 and older, $12 for those 20 and younger.