When officers of the Denton Benefit League started casting around for a fresh event that would attract a younger set, it settled on fine spirits and casual clothes. “Boots, Bling & Bourbon” covers it all, said events coordinator Carrie Langford.
A local organic farmer will break down the particulars of organic gardening on Saturday. Amanda Austin, co-founder and director of Cardo’s Farm Project community farm and education center, will teach the basics of planning, starting and maintaining an organic garden from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road.
Love Inks, an Austin minimalist group, makes music that harkens back to early ’80s U.K. — think Marine Girls and Young Marble Giants — and David Lynch’s “Road House.” The trio plays Denton tonight, Sept. 11, 2014, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studio, 411 E. Sycamore St. Love Inks opens for Baathaus and Big Dipper. Doors open 9 p.m., and cover is $1 for ages 21 and older, $3 for ages 10 and younger.
Denton writer Darin Bradley said he didn’t have to look too hard to find inspiration for his second novel, Chimpanzee. The novel is about Benjamin Cade, an unemployed professor facing the repossession of his education. With a combination of cognitive science and chemical therapy, creditors are literally reclaiming the knowledge and experience graduates gained in college when student loan payments stop coming in.
Scott Dikkers, one of the founders of the popular satirical news site The Onion, will present “Funny Story Behind the Funny Stories,” part of the 2014-15 Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series, on Sept. 18 at the University of North Texas. the Onion — which bills itself as “America’s Finest News Source” — takes aim at everything from religion to pop culture fluff. Dikkers’ talk will be at 8 p.m. in the UNT Main Auditorium, 1401 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $10 for the general public, $5 for UNT faculty, staff and alumni. Admission is free for UNT students, but tickets must be reserved in advance or purchased online at http://untuniontickets.com. For information about other Fine Arts Series events, visit www.facebook.com/UNTFineArtsSeries.
Earnest and well-intentioned, The Identical is based on a “what if” that straddles the line between ingenious and loopy: Suppose Elvis Presley’s stillborn twin had lived, been raised separately and unaware that he had a brother, and eventually turned into a world-class Elvis impersonator?
It’s not too early to start thinking about that four-day space next March called 35 Denton. Volunteer Craig Flory said the festival hopes to whip up some excitement for the music festival — and move some discounted tickets for the event — with a packed party starting early Saturday afternoon at Hailey’s Club.