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 www.dentonlibrary.com .
5 to 8 p.m. — Opening reception for the Annual College of Visual Arts and Design Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition in the UNT Art Gallery, on the first floor of the Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St., and at UNT on the Square, 109 Elm St. Free. Visit http://gallery.unt.edu and http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .
3 to 5 p.m. — Crafty Kids at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Children of all ages can create arts and crafts at this open-ended, come-and-go program. Materials are provided. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
5:30 to 9 p.m. — First Friday Denton at art venues around the downtown Square, including A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101; Imagine Gallery at Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St.; SCRAP Denton, 215 W. Oak St.; UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St.; and others. Free gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations. Visit www.firstfridaydenton.com .
7 to 10:30 p.m. — Kids Rock at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Supervised activities for children in grades 1-5. Cost is $9 per child. Call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com .
10 a.m. to noon — Free math tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Registration is required; forms are available at all library locations. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Festivus and four-year anniversary celebration at A Creative Art Studio Gallery, 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Event includes live music, light refreshments, and an exhibit of art and jewelry by Kristie Hunger, featured artist for December. Call 940-442-1251 or visit www.acreativeartstudio.com .
11 a.m. — Read to Rover at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Children ages 6-11 struggling with reading can read one-on-one with a trained therapy dog from Therapy Pals of Golden Triangle. Parents or guardians must register their children in person and sign a permission slip. Call 940-349-8752.
2 to 3:30 p.m. — “Slavery: Popular Sovereignty vs. the Constitution,” a talk by UNT political science professor Steven Forde, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
3 to 4 p.m. — “Borrowing E-Books on Your Tablet,” a presentation at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how to borrow free e-books. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
6 to 9 p.m. — Gallery Night at Oxide Gallery, 115 W. Eagle Drive, Suite A. Opening reception for December exhibition, with featured artist Ruben Miranda. Free. Call 940-483-8900 or visit www.oxidegallery.com .
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 to 8 p.m. — Romance in the Stacks Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. This month, discuss Christmas romances. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or e-mail email@example.com .
9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
10 to 11 a.m. — Art and Me for ages 2-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Read The Gingerbread Boy by Paul Galdone and create artwork inspired by the story. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752
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. This month, bring your favorite book to discuss. Call 940-349-8752.
7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free.
9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
4 to 5 p.m. — Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
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. Call 940-349-8752.
The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Each Wed, County Rexford, 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.
The Abbey Underground Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Gravity Feed, the BoomBachs, Mr. Molly. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s RetroActive Dance Party”; each Sun, open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, signup at 7:30pm; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. www.facebook.com/TheAbbeyUnderground .
Andy’s Bar 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.
Banter Bistro Thurs: Jordan Gheen Jazz, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Caleb Coonrod and Mathew Grigsby, 8pm. Sat: Irish Session, 3-5pm; Niels Rosendahl (jazz), 6pm. Kristy Kruger, 8pm. Mon: Poetry Out Loud, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com .
Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Parker Millsap, 9pm, $8. Fri: “A Spune Christmas” with Robert Gomez, Moonbather, the Days, Blessin’, Tiger Tooth & Paw, Camp David, 6pm, $5-$8. Sat: Petty Theft, 10pm, $10. Tues: DentonRadio.com night. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .
Gerhard’s German Restaurant 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com .
The Greenhouse Mon: Jeff Ronan Delisle. Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com .
Hailey’s Club Fri: DJ SpinnMo, 9pm, $5-$10. Sat: Flee the Scene, Emily Grey, Item 9, the Thief and His Mother, Samuel Cason, 9pm, $5-$10. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com .
Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Thurs: Madison King. Fri: Brian Lambert. Sat: The Bodarks. Shows at 8pm, free. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. www.lsaburger.com .
Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Whiskey Myers, Uncle Lucius, 8pm, $12-$15. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Infinite Apaches, Roosevelt House Band, Prince, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: New Fumes, Nervous Curtains, Cerulean Giallo, Grandma, DJ Yeahdef, 9pm, $3-$5. Sat: Dome Dwellers (CD release), Black James Franco, Hat Hair, 9pm, $5-$7. Sun: Liquor Store, Video, Fogg, 9pm, $5-$7. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .
Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Fri: Boxcar Bandits, 9pm. Mon: Brazz Christmas show, 7pm. Tues: A Taste of Herb, 7pm. Shows on the patio, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com .
Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Dusty Smirl, 7-11pm. 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net .