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Calendar: Oct. 5-11

THURSDAY, OCT. 5

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 to 8 p.m. -- "Hearts & Heroes," Health Services of North Texas' annual reception honoring outstanding citizens and organizations dedicated to leadership, philanthropy and community service, at Denton Country Club, 1213 Country Club. $50. Visit www.healthntx.org.

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 a.m. -- Beaded sun-catchers workshop led by Myra Talavera at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. For ages 16 and older. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. -- Crafters' Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques.

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. -- Toddler Time for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Followed by Toddler Play Time at 10 a.m.

10 a.m. and 11 a.m. -- Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane.

3:30 p.m. -- "The Great Pumpkin" at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, activities and fun for ages 5-8. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

1 to 3 p.m. -- Homeschool Teen Gaming Club for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

4 to 5:30 p.m. -- Exploring Western Philosophy, a free weekly class with Eva H. Cadwallader, professor emeritus of philosophy, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free.

COMEDY

8 p.m. -- North Texas Comedy Fest featuring Lawrence Rosales at Killer's Tacos, 424 Bryan St. $20 for weekend passes, $5-$10 for a one-day pass. Visit www.ntcomedyfest.com.

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

Thursday Daytime Jazz presents the Four O'clock Lab Band noon at the Syndicate in the UNT Student Union, 1155 Union Circle. Free.

Thursday Night Music with Both of Us and Zhang/Olschofka/Pierce Ensemble 7 p.m. at UNT on the Square. Free.

Texas Guitar Quintet 8 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free.

Boxcar Bandits, Matt Grigsby (album release), Whiskey Folk Ramblers 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10.

Glitterbomb: "Glitter Revival" 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar.

Meach Pango, Day 4, Grand Oak 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free.

Cropdust, Silvertonguedevil, Monogamizer, the Faps at Abbey Underground.

FRIDAY, OCT. 6

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.

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.

11 a.m. -- Story Time for ages 1-5 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

7 to 10:30 p.m. -- Kids Rock: "Cyclone of Adventures" at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Children in grades 1-5 can enjoy inflatables, games, karaoke, a DJ and more while parents get a night off. $10. To register, call 940-349-8732 or visit www.dentonparks.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

3:45 to 5 p.m. -- Level Up, board games and video games for ages 11-17, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

9:30 a.m. -- Denton ISD's free English-language and GED classes at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Call 940-369-0400.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- "Public Speaking for the Business Community," a hands-on workshop led by Robi Ley of Workcrafter Consultants, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. To register, call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

ART

5 p.m. -- First Friday Denton on the first Friday evening of the month at art venues and businesses around the downtown Square. Free gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.firstfridaydenton.com.

— Opening reception for "Sense and Reason" by Matthew Bourbon, 5 to 7 p.m. at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St., with Strictly Dixie performing at 8 p.m.

COMEDY

7 p.m. -- North Texas Comedy Fest featuring Latrice Allen at Backyard on Bell, 410 N. Bell Ave., and Jay Whitecotton at Abbey Underground, 100 W. Walnut St. $20 for weekend passes, $10 for a one-day pass. Visit www.ntcomedyfest.com.

MUSIC

Friday Daytime Jazz presents UNT guitar ensembles noon at the Syndicate in the University Union. Free.

Ghost Memories, Dancy Doctor, the Birds of Night, the Hope Trust 7 p.m. at Harvest House.

Omerta, Headlock, Heathen Prayer, No Solace, Komat, Outsiders 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos.

Kind Beats, Mojo, Lunar Eclectic 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5.

Sam Serur and Double Down 9 p.m. at Jack's Tavern.

Fat Tony, FLACO, Ritchy Flo 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar.

Petty Theft 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $12; $10 in advance.

Soul Patrol 12:30 a.m. at Abbey Underground.

SATURDAY, oct. 7

FESTIVITIES & FUN

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Dog Days of Denton at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. Event for friendly dogs (on leashes and with current vaccinations) and people includes contests, demonstrations, live entertainment, rescue groups, agility course, "Glamfur" photos, vendors, food and more. Admission is free; some activities include a fee. Donate pet food for Denton's Linda McNatt Animal Care & Adoption Center. Visit http://dentondogdays.com.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Hispanic Heritage Festival during the Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry St. Vendors, booths, food and a children's tent. Free admission. Visit https://dentoncounty.com/chos.

10 a.m. -- 32nd annual Aubrey Peanut Festival at the downtown Aubrey Festival Grounds, 301 S. Main St. Free daylong event includes a parade at 10 a.m., vendors, performances and live music, games, contests, children's activities and more. Visit www.aubreypeanutfestival.com or call 940-343-1313.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

8 a.m. -- Hogs 4 Paws: Vets & Pets Rescue Ride starting at Ranch Hands Rescue, 8827 U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Registration, coffee and doughnuts through 10 a.m. at Ranch Hands, followed by a 90-minute ride to American Eagle Harley-Davidson, 5920 S. I-25E in Corinth, for lunch, a 50/50 raffle and music by the King Pins. $40 per biker, $10 per passenger. $50 for a "virtual ride." Visit www.hogs4paws.com.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -- Empty Bowls of Denton luncheon at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Benefiting Our Daily Bread soup kitchen and the Denton Community Food Center. The $20 cost includes soup, bread and a handmade bowl of choice. Visit http://ctsdenton.org/ministries/empty-bowls.html.

7 p.m. -- KUZU-FM benefit show and membership drive with Pinkish Black, Rat Rios, Dust Congress, Felt & Fur and KUZU DJs at Backyard on Bell, 410 N. Bell Ave. $5-$10 suggested donation. Visit kuzu.fm.

MARKETPLACE

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. -- Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry St.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- TSC Farmers Market featuring local farmers and crafters at Tractor Supply, 1200 S. Loop 288. Sign up at http://tsceventpartners.com or call 940-387-5600.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

10 a.m. -- "I've Got -- or I'm Getting -- My DNA Report: Now What Do I Do?", a free genealogy class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Patti Gillespie talks about choosing a company and test for your DNA report, and how to maximize the report results. Free, but registration is requested. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com.

COMEDY

1 p.m. -- North Texas Comedy Fest at The Bearded Monk and the PointBank Black Box Theatre. Festival after-party at Backyard on Bell. $20 for weekend passes, $10 for a one-day pass. Visit www.ntcomedyfest.com.

MUSIC

Sealion, Mother Tongues, Sunbuzzed, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Easycap, AM Ramblers 6 p.m. at Harvest House.

MC 900 Ft. Jesus 7 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15; $12 in advance.

Red Light Room, Sagacious Zoo, Listen Lady 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos.

Tristan Inman Band 9 p.m. at Jack's Tavern.

The She Beasties, Drag Queens of the Stone Age, the Missesfits 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5.

SUNDAY, OCT. 8

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

4 p.m. -- UNT College of Music Gala Event: "Leading Ladies of Broadway" with the UNT Symphony and UNT vocalists in Winspear Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. $25 for reserved seating. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com. Tickets for the dinner and concert cost $187.50; call Sara Huffstetler at 940-369-8417.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

2 p.m. -- "Israeli Palestinian Politics From the Inside," a talk by Haneen Zoabi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave.

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

"Breakfast and Beats" noon at Backyard on Bell.

"TexasMusicFlood," a Harvey relief concert, with Sam Riggs, Bart Crow, Kody West, Brandon Jenkins, Johnny Cooper, Phil Hamilton, Gary Kyle, Matt Caldwell, Tanner Fenoglio, Jared Thomas 4 p.m. at Rockin' Rodeo. $15-$20.

Denton Bach Society presents "Celebrating the Joy of Singing" 4:30 p.m. in the chapel of Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Join in singing sacred and secular favorites. Free. Visit www.dentonbach.com.

Sunday Twilight Tunes presents the Guitar George Trio 4:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Free.

Open Mic Sundays featuring Color of Time 7:30 p.m. at Abbey Underground.

Mr. Breakfast, Hey Cowboy, Foxlove, Sun Babies 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos.

Love Your Body Burlesque Show presented by Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance @ UNT, 8-10 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5-$7.

DDFW Master of the Mic Denton semifinals 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $7.

MONDAY, OCT. 9

CREATIVE THINKING

6 to 8:45 p.m. -- Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7 to 8:30 p.m. -- Professor's Corner: A Discussion Group Devoted to Literary Texts meets on the second Monday of each month at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free.

MUSIC

UNT Brass Band 7:30 p.m.in Winspear Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center. $8-$10.

Paul Slavens and Friends 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

TUESDAY, OCT. 10

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.

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. Followed by Toddler Play Time at 11 a.m.

MUSIC

Mood with Juicy the Emissary 5:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

10th-anniversary celebration of Radiohead's "In Rainbows," performed live by Denton musicians, 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10; $8 in advance.

UNT's Tuesday Night Jazz Ensembles presents the Latin Jazz Lab 9 p.m. at the Syndicate in the University Union. Free.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11

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.

7 to 7:30 p.m. -- Baby and Toddler Story Time for ages 3 and younger at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.

YOUTH & TEEN

4 to 5 p.m. -- Craft Buffet, a free-for-all crafting program for ages 11-17, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.

7 to 8 p.m. -- "Galaxy Glow Studio" for ages 10-17 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visitlibrary.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Noon -- "A.G. Lee and His Monument to John D. Rockefeller," a presentation by local historian Mike Cochran, in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. In 1907, Denton resident A.G. Lee decided to build a massive rock pyramid on his farm. Free.

MUSIC

Joe Pat Hennen 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

Pickwick Commons, Kombat, Doggo and more 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $10.

Isaac Hoskins, Heather Styka, Chris Watts 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5.

"Songs of Composer Tom Cipullo" 8 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free.

UNT's Wednesday Night Jazz presents the Nine O'clock and Eight O'clock Lab Bands 9 p.m. at the Syndicate in the University Union.

Lorelei K, Kevin Greenspon, Quartz Prowl, Sarah Ruth, Nobodynose 9 p.m. at Midway Craft House.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14 -- SCRAP Denton's Masquerade Ball at the Denton Woman's Club Building, 610 Oakland St. With silent auctions, music by Westin Portillo, dance performances and dancing, food and drinks, and a costume contest. $20, or $15 in advance. Visit http://scrapdenton.org.

9 p.m. Oct. 14 -- Rock Lottery 16: 20th Anniversary Celebration, with performances by five bands formed that same day, at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Proceeds benefit KUZU-FM. $15-$20. Visit www.danssilverleaf.com.

7:30 a.m. Nov. 2 -- Children's Advocacy Center for Denton County's 20th Anniversary Breakfast at UNT Gateway Center. Keynote speakers will be Jenna Quinn, author of Pure in Heart, and state Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound. $50, or $500 for a table of eight. Visit http://cacdc.org/breakfastregistration. For information about sponsorship opportunities, call Mimi Bishop at 972-538-9612.

STAGE

Oct. 11-15 -- TWU Theatre presents The Wal-Martians, written and directed by Steven Young, in the Redbud Theater Complex. $5-$10. Visit www.twu.edu/theatre.

MUSIC

Parker Milsap 8:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Dan's Silverleaf. $20; $15 in advance.

Chase Ryan and the Late Night, Hen and the Cocks, Richard Gilbert 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Harvest House. Free.

Mo Pitney, Tanner Fenoglio 9:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Rockin' Rodeo. $15-$18.

Kody West, Bryan Bowers, Zach Nytomt 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10.

Raised Right Men 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at Jack's Tavern.

Hayes Carll (solo) 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Dan's Silverleaf. $20.

Tomkat (album release), Sudie, Dome Dwellers 8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Harvest House. Free.

The Nixons, Jibe, Stareview Nov. 2 at Rockin' Rodeo. $25.