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THURSDAY

9:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or e-mail laura.douglas@cityofdenton.com.

7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club, for those wishing to practice their English language skills with others, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. No registration required. Call 940-349-8752.

7 p.m. — “The Time of Your Life,” UNT Glee Club’s fall concert, in the Lyceum at the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle. Tickets cost $5 per person, $3 for UNT students. Visit www.facebook.com/untgleeclub.

 

FRIDAY

7 p.m. — “The Time of Your Life,” UNT Glee Club’s fall concert, in the Lyceum at the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle. Tickets cost $5 per person, $3 for UNT students. Visit www.facebook.com/untgleeclub.

8 p.m. — Odysseus Chamber Orchestra presents “Fiery Vibraphone” in the auditorium of Strickland Middle School, 324 E. Windsor Drive. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for students. Visit www.odysseuschamberorchestra.org.

Noon to 4 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at Lowe’s, 1266 S. Loop 288. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

SATURDAY

3 to 5 p.m. — “Library Databases for Genealogy Research” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register, or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

2 to 5 p.m. — “Babysitting Workshop” for ages 12-18, presented by the Denton Fire Department, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

 

MONDAY

8:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Carter BloodCare community blood drive in the lecture hall at LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex, 1504 Long Road. Contact Jeff Arrington at 940-369-4850 or jarrington@dentonisd.org.

7 to 8:45 p.m. — Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

 

TUESDAY

7 to 8 p.m. — Amazing YA Book Club, for adult fans of young adult books, meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. This month, discuss Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail stacey.irish-keffer@cityofdenton.com.

7 to 8 p.m. — Denton Spa Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn spa treatments and techniques while discussing chick lit. This month, discuss any book by Nicholas Sparks. Free. Call 940-349-8774 or e-mail wylaina.hildreth@cityofdenton.com.

7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

 

WEDNESDAY

2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Introduction to the Internet” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Class continues at the same time Friday, Dec. 7. To register, call 940-349-8752.

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free and open to the public. Call 940-349-8752.

 

MUSIC

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: County Rexford, 7:30-10pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground Sun: Open mic with 11:40. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Sat: My Kickdrum Heart, 11:40, Strangle Horse, 9pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Art Six Coffee House Music, plays and gallery shows in a house converted into an arts space. No cover. No smoking inside. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.facebook.com/

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Banter Thurs: Mr. Joe’s students, 6pm. Fri: Alex Blair and Jordan Burchill (jazz), 6pm; Joel Lamm, 8pm; Future Eyes, 9pm. Sat: Carolyn Curry (jazz), 6pm; Vincent Neil Emerson, 8pm; Mockingbyrd Station, 9pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com.

Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7025.

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Riggs/Slater/Eckels Jazz Experience, 5pm, free; Milkdrive, Danny Barnes, Nick Forster, 9pm, $15. Fri: Brave Combo, 9:30pm, $5-$10. Sat: The Hope Trust, Salim Nourallah and the Travoltas, Missing Sibbling, 9pm, $10. Sun: David Bazan Band plays Pedro the Lion’s Control, Stagnant Pools, 8pm, sold out. Mon: A Taste of Herb, 9pm, free. Tues: Riggs/Slater/Seaton Jazz Experience, 5pm, free; Paul Slavens and Friends, 10pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com.

Denton Square Donuts Sat: Taylor Teachout. Each Mon, “Monday Moanin’ Blues” with Mr. Beard, 7:30-9:30am. 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.dentonsquaredonuts.com.

Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940-323-9800. www.publichousedenton.com.

Fry Street Tavern Fri: Sayer Henley. 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226.

The Garage Fri: Steve Hughes. Each Thurs, “Whiskey Jam” hosted by Matt Dunn, 10pm, free. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com.

The Greenhouse Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com.

Hailey’s Club Thurs: “Femme Fest” with Deep Throat, Maria Cecilia, Mesha, Erica Granados de la Rosa, Sheila Bustillos Reynolds, 9pm, $3-$5, benefiting Denton County Friends of the Family. Fri: The BoomBachs, Brand the Planet, CBC, 9pm, $5-$8. Sat: Consider the Source, Human Groove Hormone, Jean Claude Van Jam, 8:30pm, $10-$15. Weekly dance nights at 10pm, free-$5: Thurs, ’80s music; Sun, Denton Dance Collective; Tues, ’90s music. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com.

J&J’s Pizza Fri: New Science Projects, Special Guest, Square Business, 9pm. Sat: Karma Jonze, Manson Music, T.A. of Team Next, 8pm. Tues: Fishboy, Generifus, Blessin’, Double Uke, 8:30pm. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. www.jandjpizzadenton.com.

The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-293-4240. www.thelabbdenton.com.

La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 8pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470.

Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801. www.lowbrows.us.

Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Mad World Records 115 W. Hickory St. 940-591-3001.

Oak St. Drafthouse 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. oakstdrafthouse.com.

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: No Justice, Aaron Sandoval, 8pm, $10. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com.

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipline,” 10pm, free. Fri: Bukkake Moms, the Scandals, Warcola, Daily, others, 9pm, $3-$5. Sat: “Apocalypse or Revolution?” with Gravy, Max Compacitor, Space Chase, Katnipp, bTown, 9pm, $5-$7. Mon: Big Eyes, Audacity, Sin Motivo, Further Instructions, 9pm, $8-$10. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com.

Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Sun: Miss Polly and Her Tiny Big Band (CD release), 1-3pm. Tues: Fred Hamilton Group, 7-9pm. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com.

Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net.

UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. 940-369-8257. http://untonthesquare.unt.edu.

VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St.

 

LITERARY EVENTS

Emily Fowler Central Library 502 Oakland St. 9am-6pm Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat; 9am-9pm Tues & Thurs; 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8712.

North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8756.

* Chess Night Casual, non-tournament play, 6-8:45pm Mondays.

* Computer classes Call 940-349-8752.

* Secondhand Prose Friends of the Denton Public Libraries’ fundraising bookstore is open 9am-3pm & 5:30-8:30pm Mon, 9am-3pm Sat & 1-4pm Sun.

* North Branch Writers’ Critique Group Writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, 7pm Tuesdays.

South Branch Library 3228 Teasley Lane. Noon-9pm Mon, 9am-6pm Tues & Thurs-Sat, 9am-9pm Wed, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8251.

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

The Bayless-Selby House Museum Restored Victorian-style home built in 1898. 317 W. Mulberry St. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. Handicapped accessible. Regular special events and workshops. 940-349-2865. www.dentoncounty.com/bsh.

Denton County African American Museum Exhibits of historic black families in the county, including artwork and quilting, and personal items of the lady of the house. 317 W. Mulberry St., next to the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. www.dentoncounty.com/dcaam.

Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery in Sanger displaying a personal collection of 2,900 nativities. Open evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Free. Small groups and children welcome. To schedule your visit, call 940-231-4520 or e-mail jkmk@advantexmail.com. www.bethlehemindentonco.com.

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Exhibits include photos of Denton communities, historic Hispanic and black families, farm and ranching artifacts, and special collections including Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, pressed glass and weaponry. Research materials, county cemetery records, genealogical info, photographs. 110 W. Hickory St. 10-4:30 Mon-Fri and 11-3 Sat, closed holidays. Free. Special monthly exhibits and lectures. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos.

* “Neon Cowboys & Pink Ladies: A Photographic Exhibition of Southwestern Neon Signs From the 1970s” by Mike Cochran, on display through Dec. 31.

Denton Firefighters Museum Collection at Central Fire Station, 332 E. Hickory St., displays firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Closed on city holidays. Free and handicapped accessible.

Gowns of the First Ladies of Texas Created in 1940, exhibit features garments worn by wives of governors of Texas. 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Administration Conference Tower, TWU campus. Free, reservations required. 940-898-3644.

Hangar Ten Flying Museum WWII aircraft on display including Lockheed 10A, Beech Aircraft Stagger Wing, PT22 and Piper L-4. Mon-Sat 8am-3 pm. 1945 Matt Wright Lane. Free. 940-565-1945.

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Three hiking trails; camping, fishing and more on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River; restored 1870 log home. Summer hours: Fri-Sun 7am-7pm. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions. www.ias.unt.edu/llela.

Little Chapel-in-the-Woods Built in 1939, one of 20 outstanding architectural achievements in Texas. Daily 8am-5pm, except on university holidays or when booked for weddings, weekends by appointment only, TWU campus. 940-898-3644.

UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213. http://skytheater.unt.edu.

 

SENIORS

American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey Drive in Fred Moore Park. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, 6-9pm Thurs. 940-349-8298.

Denton Senior Center Offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health services and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri. 509 N. Bell Ave. 940-349-8280. www.dentonseniorcenter.com.

Ongoing activities:

* Aletha’s Craft Store, open 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. Call 940-349-8720.

* Dancing and potluck, live big band and country music every second and fourth Friday, 7-9:30pm, $5.

* Movies 6pm each Wed. Free for Denton seniors. $1 for popcorn and soda.

* SPAN noon meal each Mon-Fri. $1.50 for seniors age 60 and older, $3.50 for those younger than 60.

* Chime Choir 9:30am Mon

* Pinochle 10:30am-1:30pm Mon

* Young at Heart band practice, 9am Tues, 10am Thurs

* Card workshop 9am first Tues

* Needlework group 9am Tues

* Red Hat Society 11am first Wed

* Tap dance classes, for beginners, intermediate/advanced, Wed nights or Fri mornings.

* Bridge Party bridge, 12:30pm Thurs; duplicate bridge, 1pm Wed

* Benefits counseling 1:30-4pm third Thurs

* Bingo 12:45pm first and third Fri

* Fridays With Friends 9-11am Fri. Volunteers create items to donate to Denton Regional Medical Center patients. Call Jeff or Jane at 940-349-8720.

* Square dancing 7-10pm first and third Fri, $6

* Ed Bonk Woodshop 9am-noon Mon-Thurs; 9am-noon Sat. $6 annual membership plus $1 per visit.

RSVP Referral and placement service for volunteers age 55 and older. 1400 Crescent St. 940-383-1508.

 

ACTIVITIES

Denton County Dulcimer Club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on the third Saturday of each month in the community room at Denton Village Good Samaritan, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Dues are $3 per month. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Call 940-565-9331 or e-mail donnasgregory@gmail.com.

Friday night community dances at Denton Senior Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dances are open to all adults and include live music and refreshments. Dance hosts will be present to dance with unaccompanied ladies. Admission is $5. The Senior Center is at 509 N. Bell Ave. Call 940-349-8720.

Green Space Arts Collective Ballet, tap, modern, and hip-hop dance classes for children and adults. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com.

Harps Over Texas Autoharp Club Jamming as well as help for new and experienced players. All acoustic instruments welcome. 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road. 940-382-3248.

The Triangle Squares Local square dancing group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays each month at Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Starts with early rounds and workshops. Grand march starts at 8pm. Non-members pay $6 per person, members get in free. Call 214-288-6883.

* Mainstream dance lessons at 7pm each Tues at 1424 Stuart Road.

 

VISUAL ARTS

Art Six Coffee House 424 Bryan St. Mon-Sat 9am-midnight. 940-484-2786.

Banter 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638.

Bolivar Street Gallery 212 Bolivar St., Suite 100 in Sanger. Fri-Sun 11am-5:30pm. 940-390-4559.

Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Council’s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com.

* “Blissful Blues and Pointillism Purples,” an exhibition of paintings by Susan Mapes Kemper, runs through Dec. 28 in the Gough Gallery.

* “All the World’s a Stage,” an exhibition of art by Anita Lobel, runs through Jan. 18 in the Meadows Gallery.

The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm, Sun 11am-2pm. 940-591-9475. www.chestnuttearoom.com.

A Creative Art Studio 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com

Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe 200 W. Congress St. 940-387-5386.

Farmer’s & Merchant’s Gallery Early and contemporary Texas art. 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Appointments encouraged. 940-686-2396. www.farmersandmerchantsgallery.com.

Gallery 010 in the TWU student union, at the corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. Free.

Green Space Arts Collective Studio/gallery available for rental. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com.

Imagine Gallery at Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St. 972-213-6543. www.imaginingorange.com.

Impressions by DSSLC Store selling ceramics by residents of Denton State Supported Living Center. 105 1/2 W. Hickory St. 940-382-3399.

Jupiter House 114 N. Locust St. 940-387-7100.

La Meme Gallery At Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. www.lamemegallery.com.

Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 211 N. Cedar St. 940-483-8900. www.oxidegallery.com.

PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center Denton Community Theatre’s black box performance space. Mon-Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10:30am-1pm, and during performances. 318 E. Hickory St.

* Paintings by Fran White Shurtleff on display through December.

SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org.

TWU Blagg-Huey Library Mon-Thurs 7:30am-midnight, Fri 7:30am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-midnight. 1322 Oakland St. 940-898-3701. www.twu.edu/library.

TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. Mon-Fri 9-4, weekends by appointment. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/visual-arts.

* Work by B.F.A. candidates Gregory Darby and Lisa Tremaine in the East Gallery and Michelle Blakey, Lucy Dominguez, Ashleigh Haworth, Kelli Kosel, Elizabeth Veach and Misty Vernon in the West Gallery, Tuesday through Dec. 8. A reception for the artists will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7.

* Work by M.F.A. candidates Tina Meschko in the East Gallery and Barbara Core in the West Gallery, Dec. 11-15. A reception for the artists will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 14.

UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu.

UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. Tues-Fri 10am-2pm or by appointment. 940-565-4005.

UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-noon & 1-5pm, with extended hours Thurs until 8pm; Sat 11am-3pm. 940-369-8257. http://untonthesquare.unt.edu.

* David Blow retrospective opens Friday and runs through Feb. 9. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

UNT Union Gallery Level 3, UNT Union, 400 Ave A. Mon-Sat 8am-10pm, Sun noon-10pm. 940-565-3829. www.unt.edu/union/gallery.htm.

Visual Arts Society of Texas Member organization of the Greater Denton Arts Council offers community and continuing education for local visual artists, professional and amateur. Meetings are at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Monthly meetings include mini-shows and demonstrations by visiting artists. Two annual juried exhibits. Critique groups and workshops. Visit www.vastarts.org or call Executive Director Lynne Cage Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.


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