Have you walked the downtown area on the evenings of First Friday Denton, when many of the stores, especially art galleries and arts and crafts shops, are open to welcome you?
The weather is still hot, but all over town school bells are ringing and football players are scrimmaging. And if you follow the sports pages, you’ve read that University of North Texas product Lance Dunbar, a second-year player with the Dallas Cowboys, is making a name for himself as a running back with the team.
The Denton Community Theatre is furnishing laughs galore for us this summer. Last Friday was opening night for Sly Fox, beautifully directed by veteran Bill Kirkley. He assembled a large cast of audience favorites who seemed to be having a jolly time working together.
The beat never stops in Denton. Mike Steinel, a jazz trumpet professor at the University of North Texas, will assume the personality of Tex Zimmerman with his annual Memorial Day concert, “Dylanfest,” from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Dan’s Silverleaf on Industrial Street.
If you liked Elvis, you’ll want to make reservations for Music Theatre of Denton’s upcoming production of All Shook Up, opening Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and running through the next weekend. You’ll know all the songs, including “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Love Me Tender.”
Plenty of worthwhile presentations are on the calendar for April. This weekend brings the final performances for Denton Community Theatre’s excellent The King and I, with a very large, terrific cast in an amazing production directed by Pete Kelly. A recent addition to the theater’s website, www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com, is a ticketing page where you can choose your seats online and purchase them, all without leaving your home.
Denton has become a hotbed of entertainment these days! This weekend alone we have a choice to attend Music Theatre of Denton’s production of the always enjoyable Gypsy, with Maria Harris fabulous in the role of Mama Rose; or the 28th annual Texas Storytelling Festival in the Denton Civic Center; or a diverse offering of live music downtown.
If you love the flavor of lemon, you are going to love the recipe I have for you today! This recipe for Lemon Brownies comes from my friend Pat Heath. When she served them recently, I knew that’s what I wanted to make to take to The Arts Guild’s 34th annual Auction for the Arts on Saturday night at the Center for the Visual Arts.
Attention, all seniors: The city of Denton, Texas Woman’s University, the University of North Texas and various nonprofit agencies are uniting to offer the seniors of Denton an opportunity to “Age Well, Live Well” with a free Senior Fitness Assessment and Healthy Aging Fair at the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall on the TWU campus Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The goal is to make Denton the healthiest place in the nation!
It’s back-to-school time, with no time left for leisurely breakfasts. Today’s recipe comes from Bonnie Bassett, a friend who cooks and eats healthily and can still do “the splits” just as easily as she did in high school!
This weekend you have the opportunity to take your children, grandchildren — or in my case, great-grandchildren — to see Denton Community Theatre’s Theatre School production of Alice in Wonderland … or Down the Rabbit Hole and Through the Looking Glass.
You still have time to enjoy Denton Community Theatre’s production of Broadway’s award-winning The 34th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this weekend by calling 940-382-1915 for tickets. Although it sounds as if it were written for children, it is an adult show as the participants — some from the audience — describe the pangs of growing up.
Musical theater is alive and well in Denton, Texas! Several of the shows are sold out for Texas Woman’s University’s Miss Nelson Is Missing, a production that’s fun for all ages, but particularly suitable for first- to fourth-graders. There may be a few tickets for today’s 10 a.m. and Saturday’s 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances. For ticket information, call 940-898-2020.
There’s plenty to do in “Little D” this weekend other than going to the lake. Mike Steinel (a.k.a. Tex Zimmerman) will celebrate 50 years of Bob Dylan’s greatest hits at Dan’s Silverleaf from 6 to 9 p.m. Memorial Day to benefit the nonprofit group Instruments of Change, which includes Mike and his wife, Beverly Hoch, who go to Haiti every year to share music with victims of earthquakes and poverty.
Could we somehow pay the weatherman to bring good weather this weekend for the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival that begins tonight?
A delightful musical production of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women awaits you this weekend at the Campus Theatre.