Skip to Navigation Skip to Main Content



7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit

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

10 a.m. — Texas Master Naturalists information session hosted by members of the Elm Fork Chapter at the Joseph A. Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory St. Free. Call 940-349-2883 or visit

Noon to 1 p.m. — “Texas Dames: Sassy and Savvy Women Throughout Lone Star History,” a talk by writer Carmen Goldthwaite, in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Presented by the Denton County Office of History and Culture. Free. Visit

5 to 8 p.m. — Lake Cities Back 2 School Health Fair for economically disadvantaged children in the Lake Cities, presented by Heavenly Supply Depot at Lake Dallas Middle School, 325 E. Hundley Drive in Lake Dallas. Registration deadline has passed. Visit

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — B.O.Y.S. (Boys Only Yucky Stories) at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Book club for boys in grades 2-5. This month, discuss The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Free. Call 940-349-8749 or e-mail

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

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Unicorn Lake Summer Concert Series presents Sol Tax, by the fountain at 2900 Wind River Lane. Free music and fun, restaurant specials, and vendors from the Denton Community Market. Bring chairs.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Color Purple at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit


4 p.m. — Lego Builders Club for ages 6 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or e-mail

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Color Purple at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit

8 to 11 p.m. — Junior High Jamz for middle school students at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Supervised event includes a live DJ, concessions, pool, air hockey, foosball, pingpong, air hockey, arcade games and basketball. Student IDs are required for entry, or parent verifications for home-school and private school students. Cost is $7. Late pickup fees apply. Call 940-349-8575.


7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit

9 a.m. — Apple Tree Project distribution day at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Interfaith Ministries of Denton Inc. will distribute donated back-to-school items to families who have registered and are approved. Volunteers are needed; sign up at A free health and safety fair (open to the public) will be in Flinn Hall at the church.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. Visit

10 a.m. — North Texas Fair and Rodeo Parade heads from Denton High School to the downtown Square, then returns to the school. Parade lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. on the north side of Denton High, 1007 Fulton St. Visit or call parade chairwoman Susan Schoenthal 940-391-2187.

10 a.m. to noon — Denton Poets’ Assembly meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Visit

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Community health fair at Lake Cities United Methodist Church, 300 E. Hundley Drive in Lake Dallas. Call 940-321-6100.

1 to 4 p.m. — Free immunization clinic for ages 18 and younger at First Refuge Ministries, 1701 Broadway St. To be eligible, a child must be uninsured or on Medicaid or CHIP, or their parent must be unable to pay for immunizations at a regular clinic. Appointments are suggested but not required. Call 940-222-4178.

2 to 4:30 p.m. — “Introduction to Windows XP” class at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For people who can use a mouse and are just starting to learn about using computers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Color Purple at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit


2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Color Purple at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for students and children. Call 940-382-1915 or visit


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 books by Maya Banks. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or e-mail


7 a.m. — Denton County Farmers Market at Sycamore Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit

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


11 a.m. to noon — Cowboy Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Ages 1-5 can enjoy cowboy-themed stories, songs, puppets and crafts to help celebrate the North Texas Fair and Rodeo. 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. This month, discuss Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. 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. 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: Afro Deezy Axe, Brave Bull. Fri: Starparty, 9pm. Tues: DJ Rizza. Wed: “Speakeasy Night” with DJ Dane. 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.

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 Sat: Gypsy Bravado, the Green Lights, Molotov Dogs, 8pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400.

Banter Bistro Thurs: Jimin Lee, 6pm. Fri: Oui Bis, 6pm; Kelsey Henry, 8pm; the Knocking, 10pm. Sat: Keith Karns (jazz), 6pm; Johann Wagner, 8pm; Mathew Grigsby, 10pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638.

Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Paul Slavens’ nine-year anniversary party with Dark Rooms, Blackstone Rangers, Diamond Age, 9pm, $10. Fri: Sealion, Savage and the Big Beat, Sphynx, 10pm, $5. Sat: Two Tons of Steel, 8pm. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. Wed: A Taste of Herb, 5pm, free; “Buzz Bee” spelling bee, 8pm, $5 contestant entry fee. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000.

Denton Square Donuts 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: Alex Craig. 940-383-2337.

The Garage Fri: Joe Teichman. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045.

Gerhard’s German Restaurant Thurs: The Texas Sky Band, 7-9pm. Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 7-9pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723.

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

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

Hailey’s Club Thurs: “Throwback Thursdays,” 10pm, free-$5. Fri: Cleanup, Baby Atlas, the Hereticks, Kites and Boomerangs, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: “The Aeronoticq Hip-Hop & EDM Showcase,” 8pm, $5-$12. Sun: Stolas, Strawberry Girls, So Much Light, the Raven Charter, Evening Crowd, Moxy Crimefighter, A Life in Arm’s Reach, 7pm, $10-$12. Wed: Denton Comedy Collective, 9pm, free-$5. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160.

J&J’s Pizza Tues: Vulgar Fashion, Daniel Francis Doyle, Hex Cult, 9pm, $3. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769.

The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-293-4240.

La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 7:30-9:30pm. 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.

Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. 940-323-1100. www.mellowmushroom/store/denton.

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

Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Seth Savage, Chris Brazeal, TC Fambro & the Copperheads, 8pm, $5. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611.

Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Fri: Marshstepper, Jock Club, God’s Gun, AFTV, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Rotting Out, Take Offense, Minus, Relentless, Dead in the Dirt, 6pm, $10-$12. Tues: Riverboat Gamblers, Blacklist Royals, John Tole, Stymie, 8pm, $10-$12. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781.

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Mi Son, Mi Son, Mi Son, 7pm. Tues: Heather Paterson & Neil Slater Quartet. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888.

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

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.


2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Lewisville Summer Musicals presents The Night the Music Died, a Buddy Holly tribute, at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. Presented by Texas Family Musicals. Tickets cost $26-$30, with discounts for seniors and groups. Visit or call 1-800-547-4697.

Friday through Sunday — Highland Village Balloon Festival at Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd. Presented by the Highland Village Lions Club. Festival hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 6 to 10 a.m. Sunday. Event includes hot-air balloon fly-ins and takeoffs, tethered balloon rides, arts and crafts, carnival rides, games, live music, food, a kids’ zone and more. Saturday includes a 5K and fun run at 8 a.m., and a car, truck and motorcycle show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pancake breakfast will be served from 6 to 9 a.m. Sunday. Free shuttles available from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake A-train station. Offsite parking with shuttle service at Marcus High School, 5707 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Free admission; $5 donation for parking. Visit

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck, a one-woman show starring Sherry Etzel, at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Show runs through Aug. 25, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Benefit show raises money for GLCT’s annual scholarship. Tickets cost $25. For reservations, call 972-221-7469. Visit


8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24 — Lake Dallas High School Band March-a-thon, from Lake Dallas High on Parkridge Drive in Corinth to Lake Dallas Middle School on Hundley Drive. Donation buckets will be available along the route. To donate, contact a band member or e-mail Visit

Through Aug. 26 — Registration for TWU Community Dance Center classes, which begin Sept. 3. Children, teens and adults can take classes in swing, hip-hop, ballet, jazz, lyrical/modern, country-Western, creative dance and ballroom. Cost is $80 for each 10-week class. A $10 fee will be added for registration after Aug. 26. Late registration ends Sept. 9. Visit, call 940-898-2085 or e-mail


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.

“Paper + Wood,” an exhibit by Scott and Delaney Smith, through Aug. 23 in the Gough Gallery.

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

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

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

Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

“Deep Storage: Special Selections From the Permanent Collection at the College of Visual Arts and Design,” through Saturday.

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.

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. Visit or call Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.