THURSDAY, JAN. 11
COMMUNITY & CAUSES
6:30 p.m. -- "Freedman Town 2.0: Community Perspectives" at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Learn how to use an augmented reality app that tells the story of Denton's Quakertown, followed by stories from the community, a video screening and a panel discussion about preserving and documenting black history. Free event presented by the Denton Black Film Festival. Visit http://dentonbff.com.
8 p.m. -- "Mini Show for Jupiter House" at the Bearded Monk, 122 E. McKinney St. Baristas from Jupiter House, which remains closed after the Dec. 26 fire on the Square, will serve hot cocoa for donations. With music by Richard Gilbert, Jesse Thompson, Levi Cobb & the Big Smoke and Brave Little Howl. Hosted by Joey Johnson. Visit www.facebook.com/TheBeardedMonkStore.
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. -- Crafters' Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. -- Sensory-Enhanced Story Time for ages 9 and younger at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Designed to engage kids through movement, music and sensory activity play. 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.
4 to 5 p.m. -- Tabletop Games for ages 11-17 in the teen room at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.
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.
6:30 p.m. -- Denton County Genealogical Society presents "The First-Landowners Map Project and Upcoming Tools from HistoryGeo.com," presented by creator Greg Boyd, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Visit library.cityofdenton.com or www.genealogydentontexas.org.
MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE
Patrick Merchant 8 p.m. indoors at Harvest House.
Hey Cowboy!, Good Housekeeping, Dead Recipe, Fraydee Cat, Clap Trap 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5.
Garrett Bryan, Jordan Hayes 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $3.
The Infamists, Gypsy Bravado, others 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf.
Glitterbomb: "Video Gaymes" 9 p.m., DJ D Gay at 11 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5-$7.
Big Band at Abbey Underground.
FRIDAY, JAN. 12
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.
8 p.m. -- "Variety Ball for the Mini Mall" at Andy's Bar, 122 N. Locust St. Magic by James the Wise, Monico, Vegas and Ritchy Flo; comedy by Colton Jones, Joey Johnson, Javoris James, Gage Tijerina, Luke Moore and DDT; and music by Miranda Kennedy, Ava Thompson, Rock 'n' Roll Cannibals, Puddin' Taine, Chelsey Danielle and PoiNinja. $5 suggested donation to go toward the owners and vendors of the Downtown Mini Mall. Visit www.facebook.com/deepwaxmaddabber.
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.
9:30 a.m. -- Spanish Story Time for ages 2-10 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. -- Build It With Bricks at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Ages 5 and older can build with the library's Legos. Free.
7 to 10:30 p.m. -- Kids Rock: "Galactic Adventure" 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. Concessions and glow products will be sold. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com.
YOUTH & TEEN
3:45 to 5 p.m. -- "Color and Chill" for teens at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free time to color, socialize and unwind. Library will supply coloring sheets, gel pens and colored pencils.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. -- Visual Arts Society of Texas' opening reception for the 125-Mile Exhibition, in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Juried exhibit features work by artists living within a 125-mile radius of Denton. Free. Visit www.vastarts.org.
7:30 p.m. -- Denton Community Theatre presents Other Desert Cities at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915.
Slightest Fancy (album release), Science for Giants, Bullfighter, Blackland Fever, Spencer Scriviner, Landon Williams 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5.
Madaline, Brotherhood, Paradigm, Trey Salinas 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $3.
Shinyribs 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $20.
Poo Live Crew 10 p.m. at Rockin' Rodeo. $10.
Prophecy, the Bearer, Orcanaut, A Devil's Daydream at Abbey Underground.
SATURDAY, JAN. 13
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. -- Denton Bridal Show at TWU's Hubbard Hall, 1600 N. Bell Ave. Wedding vendors from around Denton County, raffle prizes, tastings, a fashion show and more. $10. Visit www.dentonbridalshow.com.
11:30 a.m. -- Artist Inspiration Workshop, inspired by the work of mixed-media artist Mickalene Thomas, at SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell Ave. Presented by the Denton Black Film Festival and SCRAP Denton. Make a mixed-media piece using fabric, rhinestones and other reclaimed materials on canvas. Two-hour workshop taught by Amy Dierdorf. $5. For adults 18 and older. Call 940-391-7499 or visit www.scrapdenton.org.
3 to 4 p.m. -- "Introducing the Legacy Lab" at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how to use the new digital conversion equipment in the library's genealogy department. Learn how to digitize photos, home movies and documents. Free, but registration is requested. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.
10 to 11:30 a.m. -- Big Denton Playdate at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Engage in fun games designed to delight young children and encourage early literacy. Free come-and-go program offers hands-on examples of engaging activities for children 5 and younger and their caregivers. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.
11 a.m. to noon -- Read to Rover at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Children ages 6-11 practice reading with a therapy dog. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.
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.
Fossil Youth, Born Without Bones, the Happy Alright, Never Friends, Day 4 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $8.
Soul of Funk 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10.
Silas Nello, Tyler Curtis, Nicholas Altobelli 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $10; $8 in advance.
Casee Allen 9 p.m. at Jack's Tavern.
"Babe Bash 2018" with Tri-County Terror, the Red Death, Hen and the Cocks, Sydney Wright 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10.
SUNDAY, JAN. 14
COMMUNITY & CAUSES
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- "Waffles, Wassail and Warmth" at Andy's Bar. Bring cold-weather clothing, new socks or money for donation for Friends With Benefits' Keep Denton Warm campaign, and enjoy music by the Boxcar Bandits, waffles and wassail. Visit www.facebook.com/fwbdenton.
2 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.
Raised Right Men 4 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
"Hairy-Horror Remix" 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
Buck Gooter, Morgan Garrett, Psychic Killers, Flesh Narc 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5.
MONDAY, JAN. 15
CAUSES & COMMUNITY
11 a.m. -- Youth flag football tournament, part of Denton's Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.dentonparks.com.
3 p.m. -- Denton's Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally at the UNT Union, 1155 Union Circle, followed by a 4:30 p.m. march to Fred Moore Park, 501 S. Bradshaw St., and on to the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. A program follows at the recreation center. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.dentonparks.com.
Two Brave Boys Podcast Live 11 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
"The Music of Elton John" featuring Big Mike and Chris Holt 6 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10; $5 in advance.
Paul Slavens and Friends 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
TUESDAY, JAN. 16
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.
"Mood" with Juicy the Emissary 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
Blands, Thyroids 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 17
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. -- Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children age 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.
Faculty percussion recital featuring Corey Robinson 7:30 p.m. at TWU's Margo Jones Performance Hall. Free.
Denton Songwriters Guild 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza.
"Forever Emo" with DJ Bad Club (Jason Faries of Neon Indian) at Backyard on Bell. Free.
IN THE REGION
7:30 a.m. Saturday -- Bird walk at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. For ages 10 and up. Gate admission fee of $5 per vehicle. Visit www.llela.org.
8 p.m. Saturday -- Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Colin Gilmore at Medical CIty Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Part of the Texas Tunes concert series. $20-$30; discounts available for Lewisville residents. Visit https://mclgrand.tix.com.
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
6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 -- "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.
Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 -- "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. Jan. 20 -- 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.
2 p.m. Jan. 20 -- "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.
6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 -- 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 email@example.com or 940-566-5851, Ext. 107.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
2:30 p.m. Jan. 20 -- 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. Call 940-391-7499 or visit www.scrapdenton.org.
Jan. 20 -- First day of 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. Last day to register is Jan. 27. Visit www.communitydancecenter.org or call 940-898-2003.
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.
8 a.m. Jan. 20 -- 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.
8 p.m. Jan. 19 and 3 p.m. Jan. 21 -- 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.
9 p.m. Jan. 21 -- The Beer City Players present King Lear at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Starring Amber Perkins as King Lear and a surprise guest as The Fool. $5.
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.
Jan. 19-20 -- Fifth annual Broken Lens Israel/Palestine Film Festival at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave. Dreams Deferred screens at 7 p.m. Jan. 19. On Jan. 20, a 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.
6 p.m. Jan. 21 -- 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 suggested donation. Visit www.facebook.com/granatumshorts.
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.
Ellie Meyer 8 p.m. Jan. 18 indoors at Harvest House.
Pedigo's Magic Pilsner, Joshua Ray Walker 9 p.m. Jan. 18 at Backyard on Bell. $3.
Charley Crockett 9 p.m. Jan. 18 at Dan's Silverleaf. $15; $12 in advance.
Kyle Park, Adrian Johnston 9:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at Rockin' Rodeo. $12-$15.
Jules Vermin and the Rodents, Reggae Today, Danni & Kris, Meghan Berthold Jan. 18 at Abbey Underground.
Ditch Prince, Bliss, Audio Rivals, Richard Haskins, Tristan Thorndyke, Bret Crow 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Killer's Tacos. $2.
Doug Burr, Lee Bozeman, Gileah 9 p.m. Jan. 19 at Andy's Bar.
Naked Lunch: A Steely Dan Tribute 9:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Dan's Silverleaf. $15; $10 in advance.
Le Freak 10 p.m. Jan. 19 at Rockin' Rodeo. $10-$12.
Wax Logic, Millennial Falcon, Mr. Molly Jan. 19 at Abbey Underground.
"Fuzzy's Taco Shop 10-Year Anniversary Party" featuring El Nuevo Mi Son 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
Robert Ellis, the Greenhour Residency 8 p.m. Jan. 20 at Andy's Bar. $10.
Mean Motor Scooter, Henry the Archer, the Canvas People 9 p.m. Jan. 20 at Backyard on Bell. $10; $8 in advance.
The Boxcar Bandits noon Jan. 21 at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
Paul Slavens and Friends 9 p.m. Jan. 22 at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
Serious Matters, Grand Oak, Facedvalue 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at J&J's Pizza. $5.
They Say the Wind Made Them Crazy, Lily Taylor, Atop 9 p.m. Jan. 23 at Backyard on Bell. Free.
Joe Pat Hennen and the Industrial St. Jug Band 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.
Vessels, Modern Color, Set SIghts, Miscon, Doggo, A Language Learned 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Killer's Tacos. $8.
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.
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.