The Demigs

Double down

It’s been four years since the Demigs have had new music to push. And now? Boy, does the band have some new music. The indie rock four-piece unveils its long-awaited double album Saturday night at Dan’s Silverleaf.

AP

Twins sought for pilot

Vicky Boone Casting is looking for 4- to 6-year old twin girls for the cast of a new HBO comedy pilot that producers will film in Dallas.

How did we get here?

Kids can navigate their way to a workshop on maps Saturday at “Finding Our Way,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elm Fork Education Center on the University of North Texas campus.“Finding Our Way” is a primer...

Artisan Center Theatre

Old Man River

Artisan Center Theatre ends its main stage run of the play Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer this weekend in Hurst.

Budding burlesque dancers revealed

Lemme Addams, the glam madame of Denton’s Whiskey Tongue Burlesque troupe, is putting some new skin on stage at 10 p.m. Saturday at Mabel Peabody’s Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair. This weekend, though, the hosting troupe is Addams’ Stardust Review.

Dude struts like a lady

These boots are made for dancing. The hotly awaited Kinky Boots, winner of six Tony Awards in 2013 including best musical, made its North Texas debut, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, earlier this week and will return Oct. 27 to play Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth.

Special Contributor

g(EE) man

Dallas soul-funk-pop man Larry g(EE) is being a bit of a tease. The artist is hosting a video release party to drop a single "Days Like This" from his sophomore album at 8 p.m. on March 5 at Three Links, 2704 Elm St. in Dallas.

Parrotheads and shark fins

Jimmy Buffett has a Caribbean soul, for sure, but this Mississippi man has some Texas hidden in his heart, as he sings in his 1974 song “Migration.”

Guerrilla Girls

Guerrillas, my love

The Department of Visual Arts at Texas Woman’s University will host a free public lecture by Kathe Kollwitz of the Guerrilla Girls, an art activist group, at 7:30 p.m. today at Margo Jones Performance...

AP

Life among the jihadis

The people move slowly, but justice moves swiftly in Timbuktu, a spare yet compelling examination of living life under siege.

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Feb. 26 Denton Time PDF

Bullhorn Publicity

Where they began

Seryn fans had to wait four years for the follow-up to the band’s critically lauded 2011 debut, This Is Where We Are.

XSProject

From Jakarta to Denton

Denton filmmakers Susan Carol Davis and Jennifer Batchelder are ready for at least one question about the short film, “Retno’s Refusal,” set to premiere on Sunday night at Thin Line, a documentary film, music and photography festival that opened in Denton Wednesday night.

Thin Line Schedule

Sundown Collaborative Theatre

Hearts, flowers and ... recriminations?

Valentine’s Day is over, and Sundown Collaborative Theatre is ready to talk about love, without the soft-focus rhapsodies of the recent holiday. Lovers is a devised piece exploring words that define our relationships.

Denton Record Chronicle DRC

Paddle time

You’re headed for a cloudy weekend — with a chance of rain. Why not start planning a two-day kayak trip down the Brazos River — for the whole family — on May 2-3?

UNT College of Music

Green inspiration

Double bassist Barry Green will appear with the UNT Wind Symphony and conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.

AP

Spidey senses

Spider-Man doesn’t have to be the only one cornering the market on scaling walls.

AP

Something to embrace

You’ve seen feel-good football and baseball movies, plus great underdog stories of boxing, basketball, soccer and cycling. So what’s left? The 1980s-set McFarland, USA has the answer: It’s cross country.

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Denton Parks & Recreation

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Dining

Feb. 19 Denton Time PDF

The ‘Grey’awakening

Since its release in 2012, E.L. James’ novel Fifty Shades of Grey has grabbed hold of taboos and brought the masses into a new world of sexual visibility. With the film adaptation hitting screens tonight, local business owners and readers reflect on the impact of the erotic novel series.

Denton Community Theatre

Many ways to show your love

Denton has a sampler of Valentine’s Day events.Need a little something for the younger set? Denton Parks and Recreation offers its annual family dance, “My Little Valentine” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at...

AP

Youngsters can take aim

Youngsters can take aim — and safely — in an archery class for ages 8 to 15.

Artisan Center Theater

Region offers smorgasbord of children’s theater

North Texas has a buffet of children’s theater this weekend.

UNT Fine Arts Series

Cast in a new role

Laverne Cox is best known for playing Sophia Burset on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. But Cox is also a prominent transgender activist, and will share her story at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the University of North Texas Coliseum, 600 Ave. D.

In Music We Trust

Love for a coward

Mishka Shubaly documents his wasted years in his third full-length album, Coward’s Path . Released last week on In Music We Trust, Shubaly’s latest is a meditation on a misspent chance. The album includes 12 tracks of drinking songs, snapshots from a life careening out of control — tunes about death, darkness, failure and the cold comfort of oblivion. All of them were plucked from a time Shubaly spent opening for Doug Stanhope — an unforeseen perk after his 2007 release How to Make a Bad Situation Worse came out and won the love of critics, but not the masses. By 2008, Shubaly was bogged down in booze, drugs and chaos. He got sober in 2009. Coward’s Path was recorded after Shubaly met rock bottom with his head and his heart. He’ll perform at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Friday with JT Habersaat and the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, which includes Brian Breckinridge, Clint Werth, Matthew Solomon and Alex Smelser. Doors open at 9 p.m., and cover is $6, $8 for ages 20 and younger. Rubber Gloves is at 411 E. Sycamore St.

Greater Lewisville Community The

The other shade of ‘Grey’

Big Edie and Little Edie seemed like they had everything going for them. Big Edie — Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale — lived a gracious life with her husband, Phelan, and her daughter, Edith Bouvier Beale. Big Edie had pedigree as the aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She had a beautiful home designed at the end of the 19th century by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe. And Phelan was the scion of an Alabama speaker of the House.

NYT

Bluish movie

What first comes to mind with the guiltily salacious new Fifty Shades of Grey is an old Woody Allen gag. When asked if he thinks sex is dirty, he replies, “Only when doing it right.”...

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Feb. 12 Denton Time PDF

Greater Denton Arts Council

Curiouser and curiouser

When University of North Texas art faculty member Ana M. Lopez took her first tour of the work submitted to “Materials: Hard & Soft,” she said she was looking for one thing: quality. That means the educator — who is also a metalsmith who makes her own art for the market — was looking for beautiful art made by sound hands.

Proud Mother Pictures

Universal childhood

The Australian documentary film I Am Eleven is the official “Thin Line for the Fam” selection for Thin Line, Denton’s documentary film, music and photography festival on Feb. 18-22. I Am Eleven screens at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St.

My Little Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day for the elementary and middle school set. “My Little Valentine” is a dance for parents, grandparents and kids — ages 12 and younger. Dress up and dance to tunes spun by a DJ and nosh on light refreshments.

AP

Lots of imagination

A few Legos and a lot of imagination can help your little one start thinking like an engineer. A class for school-aged children puts the little plastic blocks and youthful brains together in “Robotics Olympics.”

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Happy Deal: Learn, play and explore with tots and kids

Learning about music doesn’t have to be torture at the keyboard, with piano lessons looming. The University of North Texas College of Music has a longstanding childhood music program that teaches newborns to age 7 how to “speak music,” and it’s literally fun and games. Register soon, because space is limited.

Denton Community Theatre

Dog-eat-dog world

The Denton Community Theatre presents performances of The Food Chain by Nicky Silver at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. In the play, Silver’s characters are essentially venting to others...

SCRAP Denton

Reuse shop throws reopening party

To celebrate the opening of its new location, SCRAP Denton, a reuse and recycle shop, is hosting a grand reopening party at 5 p.m. Friday to welcome the community back through its doors.After the nonprofit...

High-flying

Oklahoma-born Stoney LaRue said his latest album, Aviator, is a “Bob Dylan meets Tom Petty” affair. The record, which dropped last Halloween, is a walk from bare-bones Americana to rock without a care. Produced by Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack) and Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Patty Griffin), Aviator is LaRue’s debut with eOne Nashville label. He plays tonight at Rockin’ Rodeo, 1009 Ave. C, with Brandon Jenkins and Zac Wilkerson. Tickets cost $15-$25, and doors open at 8 p.m.

Madera Wind Quintet

For fun

The Madera Wind Quintet, an ensemble born out of the inventive minds of a group of University of North Texas music students, is brushing up its repertoire for a Texas tour. The quintet plays Denton at 8 p.m. Saturday at Banter Bistro, 119 W. Oak St.

AP

Soaking it up

Would that all of our brains resembled that of SpongeBob SquarePants — and we’re talking about his actual brain, like, the cerebral matter located somewhere inside that porous yellow body.