Summer, by the book

If you have a little time and something to read, you can join the Denton Public Library’s Summer Reading Club.

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Butterflies and beasts

Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School stages I Never Saw Another Butterfly this weekend.

We’re Denton Dammit!

About 11 residents from Good Samaritan Lake Forest Village stopped by On the Border for dinner May 16. Life enrichment coordinator Codi Guthrie said a patron at the restaurant stopped by — she had a to-go bag — and handed the table a $100 bill. The gift covered most of the dinners, and a member of the party covered the tax and tip.

Bill Ellison

Red-hot blues rock

Denton roots-rockers Buffalo Ruckus put the Delta blues and Southern rock in a blender and came up with a twangy concoction that takes the edge off your long workday.

Mike Steinel

Gotta serve somebody

Bob Dylan turned 75 on Tuesday. That means it’s time for Tex Zimmerman — the Dylan-esque alter ego of Denton jazz trumpet player Mike Steinel — to dedicate Memorial Day weekend to the longstanding American folk and rock legend. This year marks the eighth annual Dylanfest.

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Stay gold

Actor/director and Denton entrepreneur Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) and the Greater Denton Arts Council continue the free summer movie series that began this month at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

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No tomorrow

When it comes to watching movies, very little is worse than being disappointed by one. I’m talking about those movies that leave you eager with anticipation, counting down the days and reserving your tickets in advance, only to discover that everything you imagined in your head didn’t quite make it on screen.

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Worth a look

You know that kind of movie where you’ll see the trailer and whisper, “Um, no thank you,” to the person next to you? Alice Through the Looking Glass may have been one of those very films for you. Surprisingly, it holds a heart of gold that makes it worth every second.

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Season of imagination

Summer is coming. Your workload isn’t easing, and boredom looms for the school-age set. Fortunately, the Denton Parks and Recreation Department, local nonprofits and organizers have programs, workshops and camps for children and teens that start as early as this month and stretch on through the dog days of summer.

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Nostalgia, live

The dirt under Cliff Temple’s boots looks a little red. But when the local roots-rock artist joins Nick Ramirez, Steve Ramirez, Johnny Hooper and Drew Hunter, they become the Masons, and the band tips its hat to the past.

We’re Denton Dammit!

Denton hip-hop artist Ritchy Flo joined Gitmo Music promoter Callie Dee in a new streaming radio show, Out of the Box, on www.watchonairlive.com .

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Black film fest taking entries for 2017

Denton Black Film Festival will accept submissions from filmmakers for the first time since its inception in 2015.

Enclave planning pop-up art show

The Artists Enclave of Denton County will hold “Enclave Eclectic,” a pop-up art exhibit featuring different kinds of two-dimensional works, from 6 to 10 p.m. June 3 at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern’s Walnut...

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Real Rad drops summer jam

Just in time for summer, Denton hip-hop crew Ghetto[box] drops an unexpected album from Real Rad Records on Saturday.

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Tapped out

Following the unprecedented success of 2014’s Neighbors, Universal Pictures has brought us back to check in on Mac and Kelly Radner (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) to see how their now-quiet household has...

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Charmed and dangerous

In a lot of ways The Nice Guys represents the buddy movie genre at its best. It’s a film that packs as much charm and humor as it does bullets. And boy, is it a blast!

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Summer movie SMACKDOWN

The summer movie season is in motion once again. It’s a time to gather and eagerly await everything from the next comic book character brought to life on the silver screen to the latest spin on an animated...

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De colores

Denton’s 29th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration rolls out at 10 a.m. Saturday at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St.

We’re Denton Dammit!

Rubber Gloves’closing has the city verklempt. There is but a sliver of silver in that unhappy cloud: Lift to Experience, the short-lived Denton band that is something of a legend, will play the venue’s final show on June 5.

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Monsters of funk

Tonight, funky, groovy and fun are the main course for Twilight Tunes. Denton-Dallas jazz-rock band Gravity Feed will spin some syncopation and grooves at the free family concert on the downtown Square.

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Marshmallow man

Denton’s final free Movie in the Park for the spring rolls at 8 p.m. Friday in Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Big Hero 6 finds a bereaved kid brother, Hiro, who honors his older brother’s memory by continuing his work on an inflatable robot named Baymax. Hiro and his great big robot buddy bond, and then team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech superheroes. Rated PG, 102 minutes. Friday’s event starts with free arts and crafts, and a marshmallow roast. The movie starts at 9 p.m. Families should bring blankets or chairs to watch the movie on a outdoor giant screen.

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Church series presents tenor

Tenor Michael Alonzo, a University of North Texas alumnus, will perform a recital at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave.

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Calling all comics

Denton Comedy Festival is still headhunting. The festival, scheduled for July 29-30 in the Old Dirty Basement of J&J’s Pizza, will accept online applications through Friday.

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Summer flicks at the gallery

Actor-director and Denton entrepreneur Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl) and the Greater Denton Arts Council have whipped up a free summer movie series at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.

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Heads up

May is National Water Safety Month, and as the weather turns warmer and pools and lakes begin opening for summer, the threat of Texas’ historically high rate of drowning incidents looms.

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Sounds of the American dream

Music Theatre of Denton’s In the Heights brings a little salsa, merengue and bachata to the Campus Theatre stage this weekend.

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Everybody, chicha!

The core members of Denton’s Los Patos Poderosos don’t speak Spanish, but that hasn’t prevented the band from crafting Peruvian chicha music.

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Justice for all

In March, the lukewarm reception of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice proved that well-rendered visuals don’t necessarily save formulaic blockbusters. Thankfully this week’s Captain America: Civil War promises to enthrall moviegoers with big-budget filmmaking on a more cerebral level.

Prison break

Fans of martial arts flicks have a rare chance to catch a Tony Jaa film before it hits theaters.

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