Taco tryouts

Social media and meme culture insists that tacos are best enjoyed on Tuesdays. This is nonsense. Tacos are suitable for any day of the week, and if your taste for the popular Mexican wrap is a beast that needs feeding (see what we did there?), you’re in the right spot.

We’re Denton Dammit!

Is it a lifestyle brand or a digital discount subscription service? We’re not sure. iDentonfy, a new local business, didn’t tip its hand in the video promotion it launched on social media Monday.

Friendly skies

The nonprofit aviation group Flying Vikings will team up with the city to help kids with chronic illnesses or physical disabilities take to the skies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at Denton Enterprise Airport.

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North Texas Fair slates music lineup

The North Texas Fair and Rodeo has announced the concert lineup and major attractions that will headline the 88th annual Fair and Rodeo on Aug. 19-27.

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Make it up

Local arts and crafts store SCRAP Denton continues its summer Camp SCRAP session next week.

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Secret sounds

Sofar Sounds has two shows in Denton scheduled. One is coming up on Sunday.

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No joking matter

Lake Dallas is one of 300 locations that will show Fathom Events’ one-night screening of  Batman: The Killing Joke  at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday at the Carmike Hickory Creek 16, 8380 S. Stemmons Freeway. 

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Fast & loud

J.J. Abrams steps back to producer in favor of Justin Lin (Fast & Furious) as the new director; meanwhile, cast member Simon Pegg and co-writer Doug Jung (Dark Blue) take over the screenwriting duties from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.


Creep factor

Stranger Things, Netflix’s latest foray into original programming, is one of its most impressive series thus far. The story takes place in the 1980s in a small town in Indiana, where everyone knows each other. After a peculiar incident involving the disappearance of a young boy (Noah Schnapp), a chain of mysterious events tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community.



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Cool your jets

Denton residents — mostly local moms and dads — raised close to $10,000 in 2013 as seed money for a free community splash pad.

Pardon our progress

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final tabloid edition of Denton Time. The weekly magazine — whose previous names included Entertainment Chronicle and Steppin’ Out — has been part of the Thursday edition of the Denton Record-Chronicle for more than 20 years.

We're Denton Dammit!

Anna Eberhart, a Guyer High School student and a keyboardist for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, mesmerized the internet with her intense face in a performance video that went viral last week on Imgur.com, Reddit, Gawker and beyond.

Fleeting memories

University of North Texas graduate Duran Lucio opens his first full-length play today at the UNT Black Box Theatre.

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Roots: Researcher offers tools, tips to aid black families in genealogical searches

Larry McCarty, who has been tracing his own family lineage for about 30 years, will lead “African American Genealogical Research and Its Inhibitors,” a free genealogy workshop Saturday at Emily Fowler Central Library.


Games from the ground up

Young gamers have a chance to learn how to build their own video games. Electronic Game Design Camp for ages 6 to 12 starts Monday at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St.

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Green sounds

Texas singer Pat Green plays the final Lone Star Music Series on Saturday at Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway in Grand Prairie. Green will take the stage after the final horse race. The show is free with admission to the races. Admission costs $5 before 8 p.m. and $20 after. You must be 18 to get into the park without an adult guardian. For tickets, visit www.lonestarpark.com.

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Call collect

No movie has produced more opinions than Ghostbusters this year. People were quick to voice their thoughts before they even saw a single frame of the film. All it took was the news headline “all-female cast” and negative comments spread like wildfire.


Paradise imperiled

Parenting is a massive obligation that is troubled with apprehension. It’s tough to navigate, and a constant game of trial and error. Matt Ross’ life-affirming Captain Fantastic addresses this struggle and offers some guidance.


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Learning at play

Lots of parents have a niggling worry that summer break has a serious downside: The wealth of free time and ubiquitous screens could set their children back when school starts in the fall.

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Black Box goes jazz

The PointBank Black Box Theatre will present “An Evening With Shelley Carrol” at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. July 16.

We’re Denton Dammit

Carissa Snow and Ashlyn Clark, two skaters with the North Texas Fallout roller derby team, were selected to compete in the 2016 Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympics.

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Off to the races

Chris Young plays Friday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.

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‘42nd Street’ packs up and moves

Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth’s joint production of 42nd Street will wrap up its run at Fair Park Music Hall on Sunday and relocate to Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall from Tuesday through July 17.

Quilts in a new light

Visiting artist Deborah Boschert will present a workshop with the Visual Arts Society of Texas in August.

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Light snack

Many of us who own pets have often wondered what our cats and dogs do all day when we leave for work. What kind of life do they really lead?

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Wedding brashers

The theme of ever-rising debauchery is one of the most popular story lines for American comedy films (see Neighbors or The Hangover). Writers of the genre love to shock viewers with outlandish events that continue to push the boundaries of belief as the movies proceed.

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Born to be wild

Anyone who saw filmmaker’s Taika Waititi’s exemplary vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows leapt with joy when it was announced he would be helming next year’s Thor: Ragnarok.


We’re Denton Dammit!

Ladies and gentlemen, and flashy pirates: Maybe you shouldn’t wear your good jewelry to Andy’s Bar unless local hip-hop advocate Blake McDaniel is there.


Add sizzle to your grill game

Charcoal briquettes or fresh tank of propane? Check. Platter of pretty cuts of meat? Check. Ice cold beer, lemonade and citronella candles? Check, check and check.


Dentoning, Silent Bob-style

Silent Bob is coming to Denton. Who is Silent Bob? The backward-ballcap-wearing character who originated in the 1990s movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma. The character was never without his foul-mouthed bestie, Jay.


Last time ’round the floor

Tonight, Denton Western swing and folk duo Bonnie and Nick Norris will perform the final concert of this year’s Twilight Tunes concert series. The series, in its 23rd season, presents free weekly concerts in May and June, sponsored by local businesses. Tonight’s family-friendly concert is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Locust Street side of the Courthouse on the Square lawn, at 110 W. Hickory St.

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Musical blooms

The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre’s summer musical, Violet, dips into the sounds of country, gospel, blues and honkytonk rock with its story set in the mid-1960s.

Ground to be broken for trail bridge

Construction on a new bridge connecting FM455 and FM428 at Ray Roberts Lake will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. today.

Sofar, so good

Sofar Sounds has two shows in Denton scheduled for November. Sofar is an international concert series that stages shows in private homes and other alternative venues. Music lovers ask for an invitation through the series’ website and then wait for a green light.


Massive appeal

Any project with Steven Spielberg’s name attached to it is bound to get some attention. The BFG may be one of his biggest films yet. Not only is it considered one of the most significant works from famed children’s author Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), but it also marks Spielberg’s reunion with E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison (who died shortly after production wrapped) and the director’s latest collaborative effort with Mark Rylance, now an Academy Award winner for Bridge of Spies.