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THURSDAY

ART

5 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for “Recalling,” an exhibit by Faith Jessup, Chris Ramsay and Frank Hamric, at the UNT Art Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry St. Artist talks at 6 p.m. Free. Call 940-565-4316 or visit http://gallery.unt.edu.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 to 7:30 p.m. — Meet and greet local elected officials at Mulberry Street Cantina, 110 W. Mulberry St. Hosted by the League of Women Voters and Women Do Local Politics. Free.

CREATIVE THINKING

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 .

6 to 10 p.m. — The Backyard Market: After Hours, a pop-up market selling goods by local makers at East Side, 117 E. Oak St.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Thursday Night Stampin’ at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Join Stampin’ Up demonstrator Sheri Yielding for a card-making workshop using stamp and design sets. Supplies provided. Ages 16 and up welcome. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

KID STUFF

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.

2 to 4 p.m. — Coding Club for ages 8-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn how to code and collaborate on projects at this primarily self-directed, weekly gathering. All skill levels and coding languages welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

3 to 4 p.m. — Free English homework help for elementary and middle school students at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

3:30 p.m. — Ocean-ology for ages 5-8 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about the ocean depths and make a jellyfish craft. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

TALKS & THOUGHTS

4 to 5:30 p.m. — Explore Western Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Explore the foundations of Western thought from its earliest beginnings in an interactive class with Eva H. Cadwallader, professor emerita. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

STAGE & SCREEN

7 p.m. — Denton High School Theatre presents Ordinary People in the DHS Black Box, 1007 Fulton St. $5-$7. Visit www.dentonisd.org/Page/3634.

MUSIC

LZ129 (Led Zeppelin tribute) 9 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $7.

Treehouse Cabaret, ManifestiV, the Gypsy Bravado, Alexandra Tayara 9:30 p.m. at Andy’s Bar. $7.

Ashley Somogyi, Bret Crow, the Moths, Reggae News at Abbey Underground.

FRIDAY

ART

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Opening reception for “Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production” at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Interactive exhibit features works from Jack Kirby, Curt Swan, Keith Giffen, Stan Lee, Richard Sala and others. Free. Visit www.dentonarts.com .

FESTIVITIES & FUN

6 to 9 p.m. — Friday Night Karaoke in advance of the Denton Blues Festival, presented by the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce, at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Visit www.dentonbluesfestival.org.

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Fridays at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bring a craft project for this come-and-go program and visit with other crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752.

4:30 p.m. — I Survived Book Party for ages 6-12 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Celebrate author Lauren Tarshis’ I Survived series with games, activities and fun. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

7 to 8 p.m. — Introduction to Birding at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153, Valley View. Meet at Pavilion 1 to learn about bird watching. Afterwards, go on a short hike. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and up.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

2 to 4:30 p.m. — Basic Computers with Windows 7 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free class for both new computers and those seeking to reinforce their skills. To register, call 940-349-8752.

3 to 4 p.m. — “Crosscurrents,” UNT Geography and the Environment’s colloquium series, presents “Hands Across the Border: The Denton-Múzquiz Connection,” a talk by James Dale, in Room 130 at the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. Free. Visit http://geography.unt.edu.

STAGE & SCREEN

7 p.m. — Denton High School Theatre presents Ordinary People in the DHS Black Box, 1007 Fulton St. $5-$7. Visit www.dentonisd.org/Page/3634.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Noises Off by Michael Frayn at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Directed by Donna Trammell and Buster Maloney. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

8 p.m. — UNT Opera presents Verdi’s La Traviata in Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. $5. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com.

MUSIC

Stumptone, Felt & Fur, Mtn. Air 9 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $7.

Phil Hamilton, Troy Murph 9:30 p.m. at Rockin’ Rodeo. $10-$12.

Puddin Taine, Moniker, Soul Patrol, Lucas Cook at Abbey Underground.

SATURDAY

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

3 to 6 p.m. — Fourth annual Tea Time for the Denton County African American Cancer Support Group at 728 E. Prairie St. For more information, call 940-382-9360.

FESTIVITIES & FUN

1 to 10 p.m. — Denton Blues Festival, presented by the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce, at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Selwyn Birchwood and Toronzo Cannon headline. Free. Visit www.dentonbluesfestival.org.

KID STUFF

10 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.

11 a.m. — Montessori Preschool STEM for ages 3-6 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Try science experiments with Montessori instructor Cassidy Fuess. Free.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

7 to 11 a.m. — Denton County MHMR Center’s Race for Hope 5K and 1-mile walk at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Benefiting Denton County MHMR LOSS Team. $30 for 5K ($25 for advance registration through Thursday); $15 for 1-mile walk; free for children 10 and under. Register online at http://getmeregistered.com/raceforhope.

8 to 9:30 a.m. — Flying Feathered Friends at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153, Valley View. Meet at Pavilion 1 and take a hike of just over a mile on both cement and unpaved trails to look and listen for birds. Binoculars, sturdy shoes and water recommended. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and up.

10 to 11 a.m. — Vanishing Prairie Guided Hike at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153, Valley View. Meet at Pavilion 1 and enjoy an easy half-mile hike looking at birds and trees. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and up.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — “Quit Bugging Out!” at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153, Valley View. This fun talk teaches children and adults about insects and spiders. Meet at amphitheater near the Kid Fish Pond. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and up.

3 p.m. — “Cemetery Research: What Can You Dig Up?” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

7 p.m. — “An Evening With Kevin Smith: The Art of Comics,” a talk by the writer, comedian, podcaster and film director, at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. For adults only. Tickets cost $40, or $35 for students with ID and Greater Denton Arts Council members. Visit www.dentonarts.com.

9 p.m. to midnight — An Un-Evening Without Kevin Smith: The Official After-Party at The Bearded Monk, 122 E. McKinney St. With Nerd Nite Denton talks by Shaun Treat, Florisa Esquivel and Kevin Harrison; Kevin Smith trivia and the Mr. and Ms. Askewniverse Cosplay Contest. Free.

STAGE & SCREEN

7 p.m. — Denton High School Theatre presents Ordinary People in the DHS Black Box, 1007 Fulton St. $5-$7. Visit www.dentonisd.org/Page/3634.

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Noises Off by Michael Frayn at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

Harpist Rachel Brandwein, Mu Phi Epsilon International Contest winner, 6:30 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. A reception follows. Brandwein also presents a master class from 10 a.m. to noon in Voertman Hall. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

The Baptist Generals 8:30 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $5.

SUNDAY

FESTIVITIES & FUN

1 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton Blues Festival at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Zac Harmon and the Mike Babb Blues Band with Paul Byrd headline Sunday night. Free. Visit www.dentonbluesfestival.org.

CREATIVE THINKING

2 to 4 p.m. — Chess class at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn how to play with chess coaches from the UNT TAMS program. For players at all levels. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

STAGE & SCREEN

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Noises Off by Michael Frayn at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Directed by Donna Trammell and Buster Maloney. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

AM Ramblers Unplugged featuring Daniel Markham and more, 5 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. Free.

MONDAY

CREATIVE THINKING

1 p.m. — iPad for Seniors class at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bring your own iPad (model 2 or higher). Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

6 to 8:45 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 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .

7 to 8 p.m. — Learn about 3-D printing and get certified to use the 3-D printer at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

MUSIC

Isaac Hoskins, Jacob Furr, Kevin Kerby, Roger Hoover 8 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $10.

UNT faculty and guest artist recital: “Canetti-menagerie: An Evening of Works by Joseph Klein,” 8 p.m. in Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre at the UNT Music Building, 415 Ave. C. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

Neal Corwell on euphonium 8 p.m. in Kenton Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

TUESDAY

CREATIVE THINKING

3:30 p.m. — Teen Fiber Craft Guild for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn a fiber craft — crochet, cross stitch, knitting or another needlecraft. Exchange patterns and share knowledge in this come-and-go program.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Teen Improv Class for ages 12-17 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Join in some improvisational theater games and acting exercises. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Explore free beginner typing websites at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. This class is for those who would like to learn to type or need to refresh their skills. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

KID STUFF

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.

10:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane.

MUSIC

Bonnie & Nick Norris 7 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free.

Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters 8 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $7 in advance.

UNT faculty recital: Elvia Puccinelli and Friends 8 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free.

UNT U-Tubes and Jazz Combos 9 p.m. at The Syndicate in the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle. Free.

WEDNESDAY

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St.

11 a.m. — Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers.

4:30 p.m. — STEM Lab for ages 8-14 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Join the Brain STEMs from the UNT Society of Women Engineers for free food and fun and learn about science and engineering. Free.

7 p.m. — Baby and Toddler Story Time for children 3 and younger at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. — Comedian Elaine Williams teams up with Health Services of North Texas to talk to high school seniors and college students about sex, drugs, alcohol and depression with a comedic twist. At the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Get free tickets at www.healthntx.org.

6:45 to 9 p.m. — Denton Organic Society presents “Keyhole Gardening” at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Master Gardener Brigid Corbett will talk about keyhole gardening, which combines a garden bed with composting in a single raised structure, plus Hugelkultur, which means “mound culture,” growing over a bed of rotting wood. Free. Contact Mike Mizell at 940-382-8551 or myfrabjousday@gmail.com.

MUSIC

Jazz Night 7 p.m. at A Creative Art Studio. With Ginny Mac, Drew Zaremba and Jeffry Eckels. Free.

UNT Symphony Orchestra 8 p.m. in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. $8-$10.

UNT Three O’clock and Two O’clock lab bands 9 p.m. at The Syndicate in the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle. Free.

North by North, Tony Ferraro, Plain Talk 8:30 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $7.

IN THE REGION

7 to 9 p.m. Friday — Lakeside Music Series presents Jeff Jacobs at the Shops at Lakeside, 2300 Lakeside Parkway in Flower Mound. Free. Upcoming: Chaz Marie on Sept. 23. Visit http://lakesidedfw.com.

7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23-24 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25 — Butterfield Stage Players present Arsenic and Old Lace at 201 S. Denton St. in Gainesville. $10-$15. Call 940-665-1284 or visit www.butterfieldstage.org .

2:30 p.m. Saturday — The Lone Star Wind Orchestra presents “The Big Apple in Big D,” a concert of musical theater and jazz, at Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St. in Dallas. Conducted by UNT regents professor Eugene Migliaro Corporon. $9-$39. Visit http://bit.ly/2bGZzpg.

5 to 10 p.m. Saturday — Party on the Porch at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. Free event includes art, live music, food trucks, cash bars, music by Sarah Jaffe, Thieving Birds and Jake Paleschic, live screen-printing by Denton’s Pan Ector, lawn games and more. Visit www.cartermuseum.org.

6 to 10 p.m. Saturday — Taste for a Cause benefiting Denton County Friends of the Family at the Hilton Garden Inn, 785 State Highway 121 in Lewisville. Sample craft beer, wine and dine. $75 for singles, $130 for couples; $100 for VIP admission. For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2cDoWvN.