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Calendar: Jan. 18-24

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THURSDAY, JAN. 18

Valorie Buentello, left, grins as UNT film students set up a video shoot with Place 1 City Council member Gerard Hudspeth last summer. The students and councilman were making a video for an augmented reality app focusing on the history of Denton's Quakertown. UNT Media Arts
Valorie Buentello, left, grins as UNT film students set up a video shoot with Place 1 City Council member Gerard Hudspeth last summer. The students and councilman were making a video for an augmented reality app focusing on the history of Denton's Quakertown. 
UNT Media Arts

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6:30 p.m. -- "Freedman Town 2.0: Student Perspectives" at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. UNT Media Arts students who helped produce the augmented reality app Freedman Town 2.0 will lead a panel discussion on the process of documenting Denton's black community. Includes a video screening and Q&A. Free event presented by the Denton Black Film Festival. Visit http://dentonbff.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

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. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

3:30 p.m. -- "Snow Science" for ages 5-8 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. 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. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

GARDENING

6 p.m. -- "Texas Native and Adaptive Plants," a free class led by Master Gardener Carol Rowley, at the Aubrey Area Library, 226 Countryside Drive. Part of Denton County Master Gardener Association's Greater Aubrey Area Gardening Series. To register, email kab@keepaubreybeautiful.org or call 940-343-1313.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

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

STAGE

7:30 p.m. -- Denton Community Theatre has canceled tonight's performance of Other Desert Cities. Call 940-382-1915.

MUSIC

Ellie Meyer 8 p.m. indoors at Harvest House.

Pedigo's Magic Pilsner, Joshua Ray Walker 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $3.

Charley Crockett 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15; $12 in advance.

Kyle Park, Adrian Johnston 9:30 p.m. at Rockin' Rodeo. $12-$15.

Jules Vermin and the Rodents, Reggae Today, Danni & Kris, Meghan Berthold at Abbey Underground.

FRIDAY, JAN. 19

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

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.

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.

10 a.m. -- "A Very Snowy Story Time" at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.

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.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

10 a.m. -- "Beginning Genealogy" at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn the basics of genealogy research. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. -- Denton Community Theatre presents Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

8 p.m. -- UNT Opera presents Handel's Alcina in Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Performed in Italian with chamber ensemble. $5. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com.

SCREEN

7 p.m. -- Fifth annual Broken Lens Israel/Palestine Film Festival at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave., with a screening of Dreams Deferred. Free. Visit http://tpcdenton.org.

MUSIC

Ditch Prince, Bliss, Audio Rivals, Richard Haskins, Tristan Thorndyke, Bret Crow 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $2.

Doug Burr, Lee Bozeman, Gileah 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar.

Naked Lunch: A Steely Dan Tribute 9:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15; $10 in advance.

Le Freak 10 p.m. at Rockin' Rodeo. $10-$12.

Wax Logic, Millennial Falcon, Mr. Molly at Abbey Underground.

SATURDAY, JAN. 20

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

2 p.m. -- "Beyond the Headlines: Violence in Our Community," a presentation on domestic violence, gun violence and racial profiling, at the Denton Public Safety Training Facility, 719 E. Hickory St. With light refreshments, door prizes and informational vendors. Presented by the Denton County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and sponsored by the Denton Police Department and Denton Depot. For more information, visit http://dstdcac.org or call committee chair Darlene Petit at 504-430-0497. Bring toiletries (diapers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, etc.) for donation to Denton County Friends of the Family.

The United Way of Denton County's annual United Tribute gala is set for Saturday night. During last year's event, the Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award, named after Bettye Myers, left, was awarded to Mark Merki, second from left, and his late wife, Debbie Merki. Courtesy photo
The United Way of Denton County's annual United Tribute gala is set for Saturday night. During last year's event, the Dr. Bettye Myers Humanitarian Award, named after Bettye Myers, left, was awarded to Mark Merki, second from left, and his late wife, Debbie Merki. 
Courtesy photo

6:30 p.m. -- United Tribute featuring "Dancing With Our Stars," a fundraising event for United Way of Denton County, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, 3100 Town Center Trail. $75; tables and half-tables available. Visit www.prekindle.com/unitedtribute2018, or contact Emily Reagan at emily@unitedwaydenton.org or 940-566-5851, Ext. 107.

FESTIVITIES & FUN

Noon to 4 p.m. -- "Building Bridges," a free, all-ages event celebrating the arts, music, film and culture of the black community, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Presented by the Denton Black Film Festival. With face painting, balloon art, free caricatures, dance workshops, a photo booth, giveaways, food trucks and other local vendors, and more. Visit http://dentonbff.com.

7 to 11 p.m. -- Denton Black Film Festival After Hours, an evening of music and fashion featuring Vivid Shadows Fashion Show, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Visit http://dentonbff.com.

8 p.m. -- Spiderweb Salon's 2018 Winter Formal: '80s Throwback Edition at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Art showcase followed by dance party. $5. Visit www.spiderwebsalon.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

Today -- TWU Community Dance Center classes start for toddlers through adults in ballet, hip-hop, modern, creative dance, tap and more. Weekly classes run through April 6. Last day to register is Jan. 27. Cost is $100 for a 10-week session. Visit www.communitydancecenter.org or call 940-898-2003.

2:30 p.m. -- Mixed Media Postcard Workshop at SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell Ave. Create unique collage postcards using reclaimed supplies. Led by artist Lindsey Banner. For ages 18 and older. $10. To register, call 940-391-7499 or visit www.scrapdenton.org.

KID STUFF

10 a.m. -- Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Best for ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

2 p.m. -- Science Saturday at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

2 to 3:30 p.m. -- Pokemon Club for ages 8-15 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

Kid-friendly programs "Junior Rangers: Wildlife Detectives" and "Critter Tracks" will be offered Saturday at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park.Getty Images/iStockphoto
Kid-friendly programs "Junior Rangers: Wildlife Detectives" and "Critter Tracks" will be offered Saturday at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park.
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SPORTS & OUTDOORS

10 a.m. -- Junior Rangers: Wildlife Detectives, an easy hike along the 0.5-mile Lost Pines Trail to look for critter clues, at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. "Critter Tracks" starts at 2 p.m. at the Lost Pines Amphitheater. Learn about tracks left by animals, and make your own track cast. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

8 a.m. -- Pioneer Preview Day, TWU's open house event for prospective freshmen, with check-in at Hubbard Hall, on Administration Drive between Oakland Street and Bell Avenue. To register, visit www.twu.edu or call 940-898-3014.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. -- Denton Community Theatre presents Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

SCREEN

3 p.m. -- Fifth annual Broken Lens Israel/Palestine Film Festival at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave. Welcome reception at 3 p.m.; Censored Voices and discussion at 3:30 p.m.; a free dinner provided by Jasmine Cafe at 5:30 p.m.; and Speed Sisters at 7 p.m. Free. Visit http://tpcdenton.org.

MUSIC

"Fuzzy's Taco Shop 10-Year Anniversary Party" featuring El Nuevo Mi Son 2 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

Robert Ellis, the Greenhour Residency 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10.

Mean Motor Scooter, Henry the Archer, the Canvas People 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $10; $8 in advance.

SUNDAY, JAN. 21

CREATIVE THINKING

2 to 4 p.m. -- Chess class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Chess coaches from the UNT TAMS program will offer instruction for all levels. Free.

STAGE

2 p.m. -- Denton Community Theatre presents Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

3 p.m. -- UNT Opera presents Handel's Alcina in Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, off North Texas Boulevard. In Italian with chamber ensemble. $5. Call 940-369-7802.

8 p.m. -- "Comedy, Music and Drama" at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Variety show with Miranda Kennedy, Joey Johnson, the Beer City Players' King Lear, Colton Jones, Nolan Chapa and more. Visit www.danssilverleaf.com.

SCREEN

6 p.m. -- Granatum Back to School Short Film Screening at Andy's Bar, 122 N. Locust St. Films include "Roughhouse," "For the Love of Pie," "Leaves," "Hot Rod Brothers" and more. Followed by music by Noah & the Grand Slam Jam Band and Girls Club. $3. Visit www.facebook.com/granatumshorts.

MUSIC

Bluegrass Brunch: The Boxcar Bandits noon at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

MONDAY, JAN. 22

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. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. -- Primary candidate forum at Sanger High School, 100 Indian Lane. Featuring candidates for Texas House Districts 64 and 106, and Texas Senate District 30. Presented by the Sanger High School Teen Age Republicans and Young Democrats. For more information, email jacksonrsweet@gmail.com, sangertars@gmail.com or dylansickich@gmail.com.

MUSIC

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

COMEDY

Two Brave Boys podcast taping 11 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

TUESDAY, JAN. 23

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.

4 p.m. -- "Storm Spotters for Kids" at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Kids ages 6-10 can meet local storm spotters, learn about what to do and peek inside a chase car. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

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

Serious Matters, Grand Oak, Facedvalue 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5.

They Say the Wind Made Them Crazy, Lily Taylor, Atop 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. -- Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers.

11 a.m. -- Pete the Cat Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Read Pete the Cat books, sing songs and meet Pete. Best for ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Joe Pat Hennen and the Industrial St. Jug Band 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

Vessels, Modern Color, Set Sights, Miscon, Doggo, A Language Learned 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $8.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

Jan. 25-28 -- Denton Black Film Festival featuring narratives, documentaries and shorts, at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St., and several other venues downtown. Opening night film is Steps, directed by Jay Rodriguez and Rock Davis. Festival also includes music, slam poetry and visual arts. VIP all-access passes and special event tickets are now on sale. Visit http://dentonbff.com.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

8 p.m. Jan. 27 -- KUZU: Dimensions, a fundraising event for the nonprofit radio station, at Andy's Bar and Paschall Bar, 122 N. Locust St. With music by KUZU DJs, Sunbuzzed, Francine Thirteen, New Science Projects, Mind Spiders and Thin Skin, and magic by Ritchy Flo. Visit www.facebook.com/KUZU929.

10 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 -- Free educational seminar on advance directives and setting up a medical power of attorney, in the Community Room on the third floor of Medical City Denton Professional Office Building, 3537 S. I-35E. Experts will be available for individual discussion afterward, and attendees will receive forms to complete a living will and medical power of attorney. Witnesses will be available to finalize documents at no cost; bring photo ID. With door prizes. Presented with the Denton Area Partnership for End of Life Care. To register, call Ginny Hudson at 940-367-0598 or email dapec@aol.com.

7 p.m. Feb. 16 -- Denton Arts & Music Awards, presented by The Dentonite, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Free admission; suggested donation of $5 for the Greater Denton Arts Council's summer arts programs. Doors open at 6 p.m. Voting for the awards ends at midnight Feb. 1. To vote, visit www.thedentonite.com/damawards.

CREATIVE THINKING

Jan. 27 -- Last day to register for TWU Community Dance Center classes for toddlers through adults in ballet, hip-hop, modern, creative dance, tap and more. Weekly classes from Jan. 20 to April 6. Cost is $100 for a 10-week session. Visit www.communitydancecenter.org or call 940-898-2003.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 -- Pleated basket workshop at SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell Ave. Learn how to use plaiting techniques to create baskets or textiles out of a variety of reusable materials. For ages 18 and older. $10; materials provided. To register, call 940-391-7499 or visit www.scrapdenton.org.

GARDENING

6 p.m. Feb. 15 -- "Growing and Cooking with Herbs," a free class led by Master Gardener Suzie Cook, at the Aubrey Area Library, 226 Countryside Drive. Part of Denton County Master Gardener Association's Greater Aubrey Area Gardening Series. To register, email kab@keepaubreybeautiful.org or call 940-343-1313.

KID STUFF

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 3 -- Scout Day at Denton's ECO-W.E.R.C.S. Resource Recovery Park, 1527 S. Mayhill Road. Tour the recycling facility, water reclamation plant and city landfill to learn how Denton conserves resources, and enjoy hands-on activities. Open to all ages, clubs and individuals. Free. Register at http://conta.cc/2CCxlgR.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 a.m. Feb. 10 -- Honey Run 5K, 10K and 1-mile walk at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m., with the run/walk starting at 9 a.m. Honey tasting and meet a beekeeper from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and "Intro to Beekeeping" workshop at 11 a.m. Free; make reservations at http://conta.cc/2moW9Pd.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 -- Professor's Corner: A Literary Discussion Group at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Texas Wesleyan University professor Carl Smeller presents "Jean Toomer's Cane and the Harlem Renaissance." Sessions meet on the second Monday of each month. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

Feb. 2-11 -- Denton Community Theatre presents God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2-3 and Feb. 9-10, and 2 p.m. Feb. 4 and 11. $15. Call the Campus Theatre box office at 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

SCREEN

9 p.m. Jan. 31 -- Denton Arts & Music Awards Short Film Nominee Screening at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Screenings of "Dirty Money," directed by Ciara Boniface; "I Stand Alone," directed by Kenny Severson; "Jackalope," directed by Riley Cusick; "SLUT," directed by Nicole Blostein; and "Story Time With Weldon's," directed by Susan Davis. Free. Visit www.thedentonite.com/damawards.

MUSIC

Bayleigh Cheek 8 p.m. Jan. 25 indoors at Harvest House.

David Dondero, Isaac Hoskins, Jake Paleschic 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10.

Guthrie Kennard, Mitchell Ferguson 9 p.m. Jan. 25 at Backyard on Bell. $3.

"Jared Thomas & Friends Unplugged" with Johnny Cooper, Tanner Fenoglio, Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward, Charlie Shafter 9 p.m. Jan. 25 at Rockin' Rodeo. $10-$12.

Big Band Jan. 25 at Abbey Underground.

Rival Choir, Least of These, Vagabonds, Chris Bernstorf, Brave Days, Never Friends 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Killer's Tacos.

Bear and the Beasts, Tony Ferraro, RTB2, Sur Dada 8 p.m. Jan. 26 at Harvest House.

Josh T. Pearson, Danny Diamonds, Claire Morales 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10.

Seres, AK'Chamel, the Giver of Illness, Slackbeat 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at Andy's Bar. $5.

Metal Shop 10 p.m. Jan. 26 at Rockin' Rodeo. $10.

Soul Patrol, Rock 'n' Roll Cannibals, Mr. Breakfast Jan. 26 at Abbey Underground.

Record release for Margaret Chavez (Marcus Striplin of Pleasant Grove) 4 p.m. Jan. 27 at Dan's Silverleaf. $5.

Helen Kelter Skelter, Mother Tongues, Acid Carousel 9 p.m. Jan. 27 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10.

Elk River Sessions Revisited 3 p.m. Jan. 28 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10.

Dome Dwellers, Ballerino, Mockingbird Brother, SeaFire 9 p.m. Jan. 28 at Backyard on Bell. Free.

Matthew and the Arrogant Sea, North by North, the Revelry 9 p.m. Jan. 28 at Andy's Bar.