The Rock Lottery hat isn’t a hat to be messed with. Chuck Crosswhite, one of the curators of Rock Lottery 13, describes the hat that drummers draw names out of.
An Elephant, Fishboy’s new album and book about the ghost of a pachyderm, is a study in the 12 stages of revenge — where Stage 1 is the bloodthirsty desire to avenge your death; Stage 10 is forgiveness, paving the way for the final stage, redemption; and Stage 5 is revulsion and disgust over discovering that your body’s been repurposed as an electrical vessel to keep Thomas Alva Edison alive.
An Oklahoma couple grapples with the suicide of their openly gay son in Broken Heart Land. The University of North Texas Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Studies Program will screen the 2014 documentary at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 184 in UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at 1155 Union Circle.
The Dark Path Haunt is a new attraction that transforms an outdoor trail, a Denton County legend, mythical creatures and infamous killers into a realistic terror-fest. It’s Friday night, roughly 9 p.m. I’m spending the weekend alone; my girlfriend is out of town. I head out to the haunt.
The most frightening thing about Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler — even more than those sallow, sunken cheeks, those googly eyes, and that unkempt hair tied into a greasy bun — is his smile. They invented the word “creepy” for that smile, a goofy, confident grin that reaches its full breadth just when you’re starting to realize how deranged this guy really is.
Actor Patrick Stewartnever hid his affinity for the Bard. Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men) co-founded an English company, London Stage, that uses major British theater companies as feeders to tour as an educational outreach. The company, which focuses exclusively on Shakespeare, will visit Denton next week for two minimalist performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Gala night for the Lewisville Lake Symphony is heading over into a touch of the “pops.” “Music of the Night: The Phantom’s Gala,” hints that at least one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbusters will get a good turn at the gala (in theme, and perhaps by special guest vocalist Don LeBlanc). The regional symphony has had a relationship with the University of North Texas College of Music since its founding 31 years ago.