Melinda King and Gina Hill chalk up the success of Denton Benefit League’s Boots, Bling & Bourbon night to a particular interest.The bourbon. The American spirit is enjoying such a surge in popularity...
The University of North Texas Department of Dance and Theatre faculty members Sally Vahle and Bob Hess will star in Bertolt Brecht’s one-act play The Jewish Wife next week. Performances are at 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and and Oct. 17 in Room 127 of the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, 1179 Union Circle.
The last day to play on Eureka playground has come and gone, but Denton folks young and old are invited to a decommissioning ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. The playground is being torn down to make way for a new structure.
It’s easy to assume that the best way to judge a horror film is to determine how scary it is, but that’s easier said than done. While it’s possible to nail down core attributes and figure out what doesn’t work or is easy to brush off, everyone experiences fear differently, and everyone is scared by different things.
Artisan Children’s Theater presents Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” running Friday through Oct. 17 at the Artisan Center Theater, 444 E. Pipeline Road in Hurst. Ben Cervantes stars in the title role in the show, which features songs from the Disney film of the same name. It’s all adapted into a stage show for children, performed by young theater students. Shows are at 5 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. and noon Saturdays and noon Sept. 22 and 29. There will be a performance interpreted for the deaf and hard-of-hearing at 5 p.m. Sept. 25. Tickets cost $5 for children 12 and younger and $10 for adults, available at www.artisanct.com. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 817-284-1200.
Texas transplant and country artist Sam Riggs just played Denton during the North Texas Fair and Rodeo, and he’s back in town tonight for a date at Rockin’ Rodeo. Riggs, a protege of Ray Wylie Hubbard, is getting ready to drop his next full-length, Breathless, in early 2016. The record is the follow-up to 2013’s Outrun the Sun.
The annual Addison Oktoberfest runs from today through Sunday in Addison Circle Park. Guests can enjoy music, German food and beer throughout the weekend. Denton polka band Brave Combo will perform at the festival at 9 tonight and 10 p.m. Friday. General admission tickets for one day cost $10 for adults and $5 for children, and include free Sunday admission. Admission to the Chamberlain’s Brau House costs $49.99 and includes a commemorative stein and a $25 gift card for either Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House or Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill. And anyone who registers to run in Saturday’s Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Oktoberfest 5K will receive free tickets. Tickets are available at www.showclix.com/event/addisonoktoberfest.