Rabbit Hole is but one player in a growing Denton County craft brewing scene. Doug Smith and Scott Lindsey, co-owners of Audacity Brew House in Denton, are finishing construction, keeping fans updated through their Facebook page.
Be the candlestick. That’s the mantra for 10-year-old Cameron Dinger as he prepares to play the role of Lumiere in Denton Community Theatre Theatre School’s Beauty and the Beast Jr., an adaptation for young performers of the Broadway musical based on the 1991 blockbuster animated Disney feature.
Vaden Todd Lewis said the only thing he knows how to do is make rock music. Other than answering the call to make music and rock hard as a founding member of Fort Worth alt-rock outfit the Toadies, Lewis said he doesn’t have a magic formula for longevity. The Toadies split in 2001. Lewis revived the group in 2008.
This week’s Mariachi Aguilitas Summer Camp at the University of North Texas is led by Maestro Jose Hernadez, above. The summer camp culminates with a special concert at 7 p.m. Saturday featuring Grammy-nominated group Mariachi Sol de Mexico, led by Hernandez. The concert, at the Murchison Performing Arts Center on UNT campus, will include an opening performance by Mariachi Quetzal. Tickets to the concert cost $15 for adults and $5 for children. Admission is free for UNT students with identification and children younger than 8 years old, as well as camp participants. For tickets and more information, visit www.thempac.com or call 940-369-7802.
Randall M. Good sits at a wood desk in a front sitting room in his home in Denton. The room, which functions as his artist studio, is filled with sketches and art supplies. Behind him sits a bookshelf full of art and art history books, most on the mannerist and Italian Renaissance traditions, which is his standard request when asked what he wants as a gift.
Denton’s fledgling mood-rock quartet Chambers looks to be destined for coveted Dallas music awards this year. Chambers, the brainchild of chronically underrated Denton song craftsman and guitarist Judson Valdez, just dropped its nine-track debut album to critical praise (no doubt helped by a cheeky social media campaign “Everybody Hates Chambers,” a video promotion that include the blessing of some of the city’s most respected indie musicians), got picked up by a label and has already done some touring.
Bad Cop/Good Cop (voiced by Liam Neeson) is an unpredictable force in The Lego Movie, which screens tonight at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St., as part of the Denton parks department’s free outdoor movie series. In the animated feature, an evil tyrant is making noises about gluing the Lego universe into permanent stasis. An ordinary Lego construction worker named Emmet could save the stacked plastic world by fulfilling a prophecy that poises a “special” Lego character as the savior of the snap-together race. With the voices of Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks and Alison Brie. Families can bring blankets and lawn chairs to the screening. Gather at 8 p.m. for crafts and a marshmallow roast in the park, and the movie starts at 9 p.m. Rated PG, 100 minutes.