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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.

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Holiday Camp for children in grades K-6, with dropoff and pickup at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Each day has a themed field trip. Cost is $28 per day. For more information or to register, call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com.

FRIDAY

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Holiday Camp for children in grades K-6, with dropoff and pickup at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Each day has a themed field trip. Cost is $28 per day. For more information or to register, call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com.

MONDAY

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Holiday Camp for children in grades K-6, with dropoff and pickup at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Each day has a themed field trip. Cost is $28 per day. For more information or to register, call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.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.

TUESDAY

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Holiday Camp for children in grades K-6, with dropoff and pickup at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Each day has a themed field trip. Cost is $28 per day. For more information or to register, call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “Noon Year’s Eve” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Party for children and families includes games, art projects and refreshments. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

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.

10 p.m. — New Year’s Eve show with Denton Rock at Banter, 219 W. Oak St., presented by Headliners of Texas. Visit www.facebook.com/dentonrockband. Up the Creek and Jesse Washmon play starting at 6 p.m. Visit www.dentonbanter.com.

WEDNESDAY

10 a.m. — New Year’s brunch for Argyle seniors at the home of Dr. Larry and Lynn Sheffield Simmons. The main dish will be provided; bring a covered dish. For more information and location, call Stella McDaniel at 940-464-7438.

ONGOING

7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 2-3 and Jan. 6 — Holiday Camp for children in grades K-6, with dropoff and pickup at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Each day has a themed field trip. Cost is $28 per day. For more information or to register, call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com.

Through Saturday — Santa Land at Little Elm Park, 704 W. Eldorado Parkway, with an elf village, a snow hill and hot cocoa. Admission is free, but there are fees for the snow hill. Visit www.littleelm.org/parks.

Through December — Kay Copeland’s Santa Collection at the Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum, 110 W. Hickory St. Free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed holidays. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos.

Through Tuesdsay — “Everything Trains Christmas” exhibit at the Wood House of Denton, 516 N. Locust St. View an elaborate model train exhibit and donate canned food items for Denton County Friends of the Family. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 940-387-4098.

Through Jan. 5 — The Gift of Lights & Snow, a drive-through display of 2 million LED lights at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth. Includes a Snow Village with a tubing hill, snow castles, a snowball gallery, a play area and visits with Santa. Lights-only admission is $15-$20 per car. Admission to only the evening Snow Village is $12 per person. Combo packages are available. For pricing and hours, visit www.giftoflightstms.com.

Through Jan. 10 — Visual Arts Society of Texas holiday exhibition at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Artists include Darla Bostick, Gail Cope, Lynne Cox, Jackie Haugen, James J. Johnson Jr., Lori MacLean, Carol Rowley, Olivia Walker and Sharon Warwick. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Free. Visit www.vastarts.org.

MUSIC

The Abbey Underground Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Performers Jam Party. Tues: New Year’s Eve party with Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers. 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.

American Legion Post 550 Each Fri, free karaoke at 9pm; each Tues, free pool. Live band on the last Sat of the month, free. 905 Foundation St., Pilot Point. 940-686-9901.

Andy’s Bar 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Wesley Case, 6pm (jazz). Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Bruce Bond, 7pm; Brian Lambert, Richard Gilbert, Megan Storie, 8pm. Sat: Irish Session, 3-4:30pm; Nick Reibach and Ellie Meyer, 8pm; the Knocking, 10pm. Tues: Denton Rock, Up the Creek, Jesse Washmon, 6pm. 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 Fri: Tribute to Big Star with RTB2, Satans of Soft Rock, Daniel Markham, 9pm, $10. Sat: Jimmy Smith of the Gourds and friends, 9pm, $10. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. Mon: Paul Slavens, 10pm, free. Tues: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free; “Nice Up New Year’s Eve DJ Extravaganza” with the Nice Up Crew DJs, 9pm, free. Wed: Chase Ryan & the Grave, Kaela Sinclair, Sunbones, Un Chien, 9pm, $5. 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: Addison Frei. Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com.

Hailey’s Club Fri: “White Elephant Party” with This City Awaits, Beryl Court, the Buffalo Parade, $5-$10. Sat: False Flag, I Am Man, I Am Monster, Color of Aum with Vatsal Dave, Darkhorse Darling, Bow Prometheus, 9pm, $6-$8. Tues: New Year’s Eve Party with Starparty, Lil Slim and the Gemstones, 9pm, $5-$10. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com.

Hoochie’s Oyster House Live local music each Mon at 6pm. 207 S. Bell Ave. 940-383-0104. http://hoochiesoysterhouse.com.

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

La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 7:30-9:30pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470.

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Thurs: Dusty Smirl. Fri: Buck Galbraith. Sat: Dustin Perkins. Shows at 8pm on upstairs patio. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. www.lsaburger.com.

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

Rockin’ Rodeo 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com.

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Fri: Foolish 2, 9pm, free-$3. Sat: Pepper Griswald, Lady Uranium, Quixod, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: “Free New Year’s Bash” with AV the Great, Fab Deuce, Killa MC, Wild Bill, D. Smiley, TC & TS, Stu Brootal, DJ Ju$Trill, DJ Spinn Mo, 9pm, free-$5. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com.

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 7pm. 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.

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

The Whitehouse Espresso Bar and Beer Garden Each Thurs, open mic hosted by Kelbe Schrank, 7:30pm, signup at 7pm. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.twobzandavcoffeehouse.com.

VISUAL ARTS

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

Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Council’s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. Galleries closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com.

“Dancing by the Light of the Moon: The Art of Fred Marcellino,” through Jan. 17 in the Meadows Gallery.

“Dance With Life: Works in Fiber” through Sunday in the Gough Gallery.

The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. 940-591-9475. www.chestnuttearoom.com.

A Creative Art Studio Gallery, classes and workshops. 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.

The DIME Store Denton Independent Maker Exchange’s store carrying local art, crafts and vintage items, plus workshop/gallery space. Tues-Sat 10-6. 510 S. Locust St. 940-381-2324. www.dimehandmade.com.

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.

Imagine Gallery at Denton Square Donuts, 208 W. Oak St. www.facebook.com/imaginegallerydenton.

“Amalgam d(8),” through Monday. Group show includes works by Kaitly Arnold, Maren Henson, Caroline Irvin, Maxx Martinez, Jordan Miller, Justin Nguyen, Catherine Parkinson and Katie Vallee.

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.

Spiderweb Salon and Koan School collaborative gallery exhibit, through early February.

Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 115 W. Eagle Drive. 940-483-8900. www.oxidegallery.com.

Ruben Miranda, featured artist for December.

SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts, with the Re:Vision Gallery featuring art made of reused and repurposed items. Classes and workshops. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org.

“Crafternoon,” open workshop each Thursday, 3-6pm.

tAd The Art Den, a small, artist-run space inside the Bowllery, 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Tues-Sun 11am-9pm. www.tadgallery.org. 940-383-2695.

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.

Annual CVAD Faculty and Staff Exhibition, works by artists in the College of Visual Arts and Design, through Jan. 9.

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 Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.

IN THE REGION

Through Sunday — Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” at Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave., Dallas. Tickets cost $30.25-$101.75. Call 214-565-1116 or visit www.dallassummermusicals.org.

Through Sunday — WaterTower Theatre presents David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries at WaterTower’s Studio Theatre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison. Tickets cost $22-$27.50. Call 972-450-6232 or visit www.watertowertheatre.org.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. nightly through Monday — Farmers Branch Christmas Tour of Lights, an evening drive through Farmers Branch, illuminated with 300,000 twinkling lights and holiday decorations. Route begins at I-35E at Valley View and continues down William Dodson Parkway to the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. (Park portion of the tour is closed on Christmas Day). Free. Call 972-919-2620 or visit www.fbspecialevents.com.

Through Jan. 4 — The Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail in Grapevine, features the ICE! sculpture exhibit, photos with Santa, indoor “snow” tubing, gingerbread decorating and a scavenger hunt. Ticket prices vary. “Lone Star Christmas” decorations can be viewed for free (after paying to park). Call 817-778-2000 or visit www.gaylordtexan.com.

Through Jan. 4 — Christmas in the Square at Frisco Square includes a parachuting Santa, a snow slide, carriage rides, a trackless train, ice rink and other family fun. Free, but fees charged for carriage and train rides. Visit www.friscosquare.com.


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