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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 visit .

Noon to 1 p.m. — National Day of Prayer event at the Fine Arts Theater, 114 N. Elm St. Call Dorothy Smith at 940-387-6019 or e-mail .

6 p.m. — Liberty Christian School presents Steel Magnolias in the school’s new black box theater, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Tickets cost $15 and include dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. and dessert at intermission. For reservations, e-mail .

7 p.m. — Death and Dessert Mystery Book Club at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Explore new mysteries each month and eat a themed dessert. Free. E-mail .

7 p.m. — “Let’s Band Together,” a joint concert with the Denton Community Band and members of the Krum High School and Krum Middle School wind ensembles, in the Krum High auditorium, 700-A Bobcat Blvd. Free.

7 p.m. — Premiere screening of five films created by students in UNT’s Master of Fine Arts in documentary film program, in Room 184 at the Radio, TV and Performing Arts Building, 1179 Union Circle. Free. For more information, call professor Melinda Levin at 940-565-2537


6 p.m. — Liberty Christian School presents Steel Magnolias in the school’s new black box theater, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Tickets cost $15 and include dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. and dessert at intermission. For reservations, e-mail .

6:30 p.m.— “Recuerdos: A Tribute to Cenobio Hernandez,” presented by the Greater Denton Arts Council, at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Event features a dinner buffet, dancing and music, with a focus on Mexican-American composer Cenobio Hernandez, grandfather of Denton musician Bubba Hernandez. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call 940-382-2787 or visit .

7 p.m. — First Friday Denton at art venues around the downtown Square, including A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101; Oxide Gallery, 211 N. Cedar St.; Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St.; SCRAP Denton, 215 W. Oak St.; and others. Free gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations. Visit .


8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Benefit garage sale for the Denton Dynamos Special Olympics team will be held at the Real T Team, 1400 Dallas Drive. For more information, call 940-380-8086.

10 to 11 a.m. — Toddler Sock Hop for ages 1 and older at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit .

10 a.m. to noon — “Aeroponics Tower Garden,” a program presented by Julie Larkey and Leanne Harris, as part of the Denton Herb Society’s monthly meeting at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Visit .

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Denton Cinco de Mayo at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free family festival includes music, Mexican food, La Reina contest, a parade, a 5K fun run and 1-mile walk, and more. Visit .

3 to 4 p.m. — “Going on a Dinosaur Hunt,” a program for children ages 5-11, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit .

6 p.m. — ArtWear fashion exhibition presented by the UNT College of Visual Arts and Design, in the Silver Eagle Suite at the University Union, 1155 Union Circle. Tickets cost $25 for the public, or $10 for UNT students. Tickets may be purchased at the UNT Union Information Booth; leftover tickets will be sold at the door.

6 p.m. — Liberty Christian School presents Steel Magnolias in the school’s new black box theater, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Tickets cost $15 and include dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m. and dessert at intermission. For reservations, e-mail .


6 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.


7 p.m. — Mother’s Day story time for ages 1-5 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit .

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. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail .

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 .


4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752.

7 to 8 p.m. — Professor’s Corner: A Discussion Group Dedicated to Literary Texts meets at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. TWU adjunct instructor Lei Zhang presents “Poetry of Liu Xiaobo.” Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit .

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.


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

The Abbey Underground Thurs: Clothed in the Sun, Off World, Dunashay, Babaloo, 9pm. Fri: North Texas Derby Revolution event with FU Circus, Camp David, How’s My Driving, Frostine Shake, 8pm, $10. Sun: “Brown Queen: Our Voz, Our Arte” with Rainflowa, Immigrant Punk, Gema & Celene, Maria Cecilia, Jessica Janette, Erica GDLR, Sheila Bustillos Reynolds, silent art auction, food, zines and dance, 7pm-midnight, $5. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St.

Andy’s Bar Fri: Light the Fire. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Mister Joe’s students open mic, 6pm. Fri: Alex Blair and Austin Byrd (jazz), 6pm; Wise Ruby, 8pm; the Poor Kings, 10pm. Sat: Bruce Bond, 6pm; Richard Gilbert (EP release), Jordan Burchill, My Kickdrum Heart, 8pm. Sun: Fundamentals (CD release), Lane Garner, 6pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 8pm. Tues: Mister Joe & Friends, 8pm; Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 9pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. .

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

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: The Demigs, Ella Minnow, Cozy Hawks, 9pm, $7. Fri: Holt and Stockslager do Simon and Garfunkel, 9pm, $10. Sat: A Taste of Herb, Mariachi Quetzal, Los Patos Poderosos, 8pm, $10. Mon & Tues: Snarky Puppy, 8pm, $15-$18. Wed: Benefit for West volunteer firefighters with Brave Combo, Isaac Hoskins Band, Grady Don Sandlin and others, 8pm, $10 suggested donation. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. .

Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am. Fri: Doug Raney, 6pm. Sat & Sun: Dallas Comedy House class, 2pm. Sun: Kent Shores Group, 6pm; Zach Merritt, 7pm. 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. .

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

Fry Street Tavern Fri: Whitney O’Neal. 940-383-2337. .

The Garage 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. .

Gerhard’s German Restaurant Each Fri, Ron and the Finkensteiners, 6:30-9pm. Each Sun, Quentin Bohrer, 11am-3pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. .

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: Hares on the Mountain, Flashpoint, River Footman, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: The Greenery, To the Wind, Seeker, Truth and Consequence, 7pm, $10-$15. Sat: Melting Season, Botany, Juve, Kites & Boomerangs, 9pm. Wed: Frisky Disco, Astro Veil, Sons of Swan, 9pm, free-$5. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. .

J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. .

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. .

Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Each Tues, open mic with Bryan Burns, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

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

Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. .

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Granger Smith, Earl Dibbles Jr., James Lann, 8pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Plutonium Farmers, Unconscious Collective, Deep Throat, Assblood, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Barren Girls, Baños y Baños, the Vuvs, 9pm, $6-$8. Sat: Old Snack, War Party, Hard Drinking Housewives, 9pm, $5-$7. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. .

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Dave Zoller Quartet featuring Pete Gallio. Mon: Carolyn Martin & Friends. Tues: Eckels/Piper Group featuring Clay Pritchard and Rasmus Blixt. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. .

Taqueria El Picante 1305 Knight St., Suite A. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat-Sun 8-5. 940-382-2100.

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

UNT on the Square Fri: Jordan Gheen Quintet, 5-7pm, free. 109 N. Elm St. 940-369-8257. .

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


Through Sunday — Our Productions Theatre Company presents Into the Woods in the Black Box at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15-$25, with discounts for seniors, students, children and groups. Visit  or call 972-724-2147.

Through May 12 — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents All the Great Books (Abridged) at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for ages 65 and older and 18 and younger. Call 972-221-7469 or visit .

7 p.m. Tuesday — “Pure Imagination,” North Central Texas Chorale’s spring concert, at First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, 401 S. Denton St. Tickets cost $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door. Visit .

6:45 a.m. Wednesday — 14th annual Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast honoring Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village, in the Family Life Center at Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville. Event includes keynote speaker James Robison and music by Andy Edwards of Prestonwood Baptist Church. For ticket information, call 972-436-4561.


6 to 8 p.m. May 18 — Fajita dinner fundraiser at Calhoun Middle School, 709 Congress St. Dinner catered by Mi Casita Mexican Food, with music by Mariachi Dorado and Mariachi Quetzal. The dinner will benefit Denton ISD’s Mariachi Dorado. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children younger than 5. Call Miguel Cantu at 940-234-8580 or the Denton ISD Bilingual/ESL Department at 940-369-0150.

Noon June 17 — People Helping People Golf Tournament benefiting United Way of Denton County, at Denton Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For registration and sponsorship information, visit .


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