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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 visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

Noon — Denton County National Day of Prayer, on the Hickory Street side of the Courthouse on the Square. Service includes a call to prayer, music, free Bibles and more. Visit www.facebook.com/dentonndptaskforce or www.nationaldayofprayer.org .

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” a workshop for ages 5-9 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about recycling by reading a story and making a recycled craft. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

4:30 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a hands-on workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

7 p.m. — Interfaith National Day of Prayer at First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Service includes prayers and music. A collection will be taken for Interfaith Ministries of Denton. Email minister@dentonuuf.org or call 940-381-2457.

7 p.m. — The Visual Arts Society of Texas meets at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Woodturning artist John Beasley will give a presentation. Free for members, $3 for visitors. Visit www.vastarts.org .

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. This month’s theme is “Outdoor Death.” Free. Email terri.gibbs@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. — Selwyn Upper School drama department presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the Selwyn Amphitheater, 3333 W. University Drive. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, free for ages 6 and younger. Thursday’s performance is a dress rehearsal and tickets will be half price. Call 940-382-6771.

7 p.m. — Denton High School presents The Butler Did It in the school’s black box theater, 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $5. Visit www.dentonisd.org/Page/3634 .

7 p.m. — Screening of documentaries by UNT graduate students, in Room 184 in the UNT Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, 1179 Union Circle. Free.

FRIDAY

11:30 a.m. — Denton Area Retired School Personnel Association meets at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road. Cost is $12 for end-of-the-year luncheon. For reservations, email maggiedodddenton@verizon.net.

Noon to 3 p.m. — “Preserving Your Personal Treasures,” a presentation by Jessica Phillips of the UNT Libraries, in the Conference Room at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Bring familiy heirlooms, mementos or ephemera for a free consultation and recommendations for long-term storage. Visit www.library.unt.edu .

4:30 to 8 p.m. — Denton Breakfast Kiwanis pancake supper fundraiser at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2255 N. Bonnie Brae St. Meals include pancakes, toppings and sausages; gluten-free pancakes available. All proceeds go to Interfaith Ministries’ Apple Tree Project. Tickets cost $10 each, $5 for ages 3-12. Visit www.pancakesupper.com .

5:30 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for “Rob Erdle, His Students, His Influence” at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu .

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; 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. For locations, visit www.firstfridaydenton.com .

7 p.m. — First United Methodist Church of Denton Children’s Choirs present Rescue in the Night, a children’s musical telling the story of Daniel in the lion’s den, at 201 S. Locust St. Donations are suggested. Visit www.fumc-denton.com .

7 p.m. — Denton High School presents The Butler Did It in the school’s black box theater, 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $5. Visit www.dentonisd.org/Page/3634 .

7 p.m. — Selwyn Upper School drama department presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the Selwyn Amphitheater, 3333 W. University Drive. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, free for ages 6 and younger. Thursday’s performance is a dress rehearsal and tickets will be half price. Call 940-382-6771.

7 p.m. — Denton High School Band percussion concert in the school auditorium, 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $5. Contact band director Brian Wilson at 940-369-2000 or bwilson@dentonisd.org.

7 to 10:30 p.m. — Kids Rock for kids in grades 1-5 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Supervised event includes a DJ, bounce house, games and more. Cost is $10. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.

7:30 p.m. — TWU Wind Symphony and Flute Choir concert in TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Tickets cost $5 per person, free for ages 12 and younger. Visit www.twu.edu/music .

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. For more information, call 940-349-8752.

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Spring Awakening at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

SATURDAY

9 a.m. — Stephens Elementary School Dog Run 5K and 1-Mile Walk-Run at the school, 133 Garza Road in Shady Shores, benefiting the school’s PTA. The town of Shady Shores will provide hot dogs for participants. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Visit www.stephensdogrun.com or call 940-369-0800.

9 to 11 a.m. — Denton Hot Rods meet-and-greet at El Guapo’s, 419 S. Elm St. Event is open to anyone interested in hot rods; participants don’t have to bring a vehicle. Donations will be accepted for a women’s shelter. Call 972-533-4830 or visit www.dentonhotrods.com .

10 to 11 a.m. — StoryArt for ages 3-7 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Read The Little Red Hen by Ed Emberley and create art inspired by the story. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Herb Society meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Roberta Wallace will present “Secrets of Native American Medicinal Herbs.” Free. Visit www.dentonherbsociety.org .

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Denton Cinco de Mayo celebration including a parade around the Square at 10 a.m., performers, children’s activities and more than 50 food and art vendors at Quarkertown Park and the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Free. Visit www.dentoncinco.org .

11 a.m. — 18th Denton Mudbug Boil behind Riprock’s and Lucky Lou’s, 1211 W. Hickory St. Event includes crawfish boil, live music and children’s area, benefiting Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home, Denton County Friends of the Family, Michael’s Memories, Denton ISD’s Guys Operating As Leaders Program and Denton Area Mothers of Multiples. Entry fee is $5; all-you-can-eat for $20. Visit http://on.fb.me/1hWBnK9 .

Noon to 4 p.m. — American Red Cross blood drive at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. Interstate 35E. Donors must be 17 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and have ID. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org .

1 to 2 p.m. — “Therapeutic Oil Blends,” a presentation by Judy Boston and Kathleen Baird, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com

1 to 3 p.m. May 3 — Oakmont Women’s Club spring tea at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Event includes an optional hat contest and a four-course meal. Cost is $25. All proceeds go to area charities. For ticket availability, call Tina Henderson at 940-326-9797 or Connie Prendergast at 940-326-9461.

2 p.m. — Lake Dallas Highsteppers spring show and silent auction at Lake Dallas High School, 3016 Parkridge in Corinth. Tickets cost $7 at the door. Visit www.ldhighsteppers.com .

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — Denton High School presents The Butler Did It in the school’s black box theater, 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $5. Visit www.dentonisd.org/Page/3634 .

3 p.m. — Denton Area Combined Choir first rehearsal at Morse Street Baptist Church, 921 Morse St. New choir is open to all singers who enjoy gospel music. Contact Barbara Scott at 940-442-9986 or barbarascott2118@yahoo.com.

6 p.m. — ArtWear 2014 fashion show, featuring work by graduating UNT fashion design majors, in the Gateway Center Ballroom at 801 North Texas Blvd. Tickets cost $25 each, or $10 for UNT students. Call 940-565-3805.

6 to 9 p.m. — Gallery Night at Oxide Gallery, 115 Eagle Drive. Free. Call 940-483-8900 or visit www.oxidegallery.com .

7 p.m. — Selwyn Upper School drama department presents Thornton Wilder’s Our Town in the Selwyn Amphitheater, 3333 W. University Drive. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, free for ages 6 and younger. Thursday’s performance is a dress rehearsal and tickets will be half price. Call 940-382-6771.

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Spring Awakening at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

SUNDAY

2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Spring Awakening at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com .

3 p.m. — First United Methodist Church of Denton Children’s Choirs present Rescue in the Night, a children’s musical telling the story of Daniel in the lion’s den, at 201 S. Locust St. Donations are suggested. Visit www.fumc-denton.com .

MONDAY

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

5:30 p.m. — HOPE’s Celebrity Waiter Night at First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Event includes dinner catered by El Guapo’s, Heart of Hope Awards ceremony and entertainment. Tickets cost $20. Call 940-382-0609 or visit www.hopeincdenton.com .

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 Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or email stacey.irish-keffer@cityofdenton.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.

WEDNESDAY

11 a.m. — Story Time at Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children age 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

11:45 to 1 p.m. — Concerts on the Square with Swinging Doors at Locust and Hickory streets. Free. Rain location is the Denton Civic Center. Visit www.cityofdenton.com .

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Read to Rover at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. 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.

7 to 8 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 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.

MUSIC

The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Each Wed, County Rexford, 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-566-5483.

The Abbey Underground 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 .

A Creative Art Studio Fri: Oui Bis. 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com .

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.

Amitea Fri: “Play Your Soul,” 7pm, free. 708 N. Locust St. 940-382-8898. www.amitea.org.

Andy’s Bar Each Wed, karaoke at 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Fri: Niels Rosendahl, 6pm; Texas Sky, 8pm; Mr. Troll, 10pm. Sat: UNT Graduate Reading Series, 6pm; Bruce Bond, 7:30pm; Ellie Meyer and Richard Gilbert, 9pm. Tues: Mister Joe Jazz Band, 8pm; Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton, 9pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com.

Crossroads Bar Fri: Daniel Foster, 9pm. 1803 Elm St. 940-808-1177. http://crossroadsbardenton.com .

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Slaid Cleaves, 8pm, $18-$20. Fri: Seryn, Volt Revolt, 9pm, $15. Sat: Mothership, 9pm, $10. Sun: “Sunday Spins,” 5pm, free. Mon: Paul Slavens and Friends, 10pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com .

The Garage 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com.

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

Hailey’s Club Sat: Fab Deuce, Grey Matter, Masa Lopez, Los Patos Poderosos, DJ Spinn Mo, 9pm, $6-$10. Wed: Funkle Sam, the Alex Hahn Crossing. Weekly events, 9pm, free-$10: each Thurs, “’80s Dance Night” with Yeahdef; each Fri, “Friday Night Live 2.0” with DJ Spinn Mo; each Tues, “’90s Night”; each Wed, “Wicked & Wild Styles Wednesdays” with DJ Spinn Mo. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileysclub.com .

J&J’s Pizza Tues: Cerulean Giallo, Blank-Men, Mea Culpa, others, 8pm. 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.

Last Drop Tavern Each Thurs, karaoke at 8:30pm. 508 S. Elm St. 940-808-1651. www.lastdroptavern.com .

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. 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 .

Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Each Fri, karaoke at 9:30pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910.

Mulberry Street Cantina 110 W. Mulberry St. 940-808-1568. http://mulberrystcantina.com .

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Aaron Watson, Matt Caldwell, 9:30pm, $15. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com .

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: The Mink Coats, Clean Up, She Banshee, 9pm, $3-$5. Fri: Ghetto Ghouls, Deep Throat, Heavy Baby Sea Slugs, Problem Dogg, 9pm, $6-$8. Sat: “Evil Twin Phantasmagoria!” Kickstarter kickoff with Deep Throat, 9pm, $3-$5. Mon: Froth, Sealion, Bummer Vacation, 9pm, $6-$8. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubberglovesdentontx.com .

Trail Dust Steak House Fri & Sat: Cypress Creek Band. 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 at 7:30pm, sign-up at 7pm; each Wed, Jeffry Eckels presents “Jazz at the Whitehouse.” 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.thewhitehousedenton.com .

Zera Coffee Co. Fri: Drew and Ellie Holcomb, James Vincent, 7pm, $25. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002. www.zeracoffeecompany.com .

IN THE AREA

7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday — The Acting Studio presents The Secret Garden at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and children 12 and younger. Visit http://actingstudiotx.tix.com .

Noon Tuesday — Robert Kaplan, author and geopolitical analyst, speaks as part of the UNT Kuehne Speaker Series, in the Gold Room at the Fairmont Dallas hotel. Tickets cost $60 for the general public, or $45 for UNT alumni. Visit www.kuehneseries.unt.edu .

FUTURE BOOKINGS

5 p.m. May 8 — “It’s in the Bag,” the Greater Denton Arts Council’s fundraiser and silent auction of one-of-a-kind handbags designed by local artists and supporters, at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20. Call 940-382-2787.

7 p.m. May 8 — Concert featuring the music of S. Andrew Lloyd in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Denton, 201 S. Locust St. Concert features combined choirs from First United Methodist, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Free. Visit www.fumc-denton.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. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com .

Annual high school art show, through May 10 in the Gough Gallery.

“Merging Visions: A Collaborative Exhibit of Art and Poetry,” presented by the Visual Arts Society of Texas, through June 6 in the Meadows 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 .

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 .

Farmers & Merchants Gallery Early and contemporary Texas art. 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. 940-686-2396. www.farmersandmerchantsgallery.com .

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

Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, 10am-3pm Sat. 115 W. Eagle Drive. 940-483-8900. www.oxidegallery.com .

Metal sculptor Daren Fagan, featured artist for May. Gallery Night is from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

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.

“Edible Matters: A 4-Course Exhibition” features “The Seeds of Interconnectivity” through Friday.

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 .

MFA graduating group exhibition, through May 10.

TWU Gallery 010 Student-run exhibition space in the lower level of the Student Union, on Bell Avenue at Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. www.twu.edu/visual-arts .

“Jamais Vu” by Heather Ross, through Friday.

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 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 .

“Rob Erdle, His Students, His Influence,” through May 21. Opening reception is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday.

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. Visit www.vastarts.org or call Executive Director Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.

Zera Coffee Co. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002. www.zeracoffeecompany.com .


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