Juicy Pig mural

Art historian Victoria DeCuir will give an overview of Denton’s murals Saturday afternoon at Emily Fowler Central Library.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

3 to 7 p.m.  —  Denton County Transportation Authority open house meeting in the Downtown Denton Transit Center lobby, 604 E. Hickory St. Visit www.dcta.net.

FESTIVITIES & FUN

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Twilight Tunes presents Color of Time in a free concert on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Coming up: May 23, the Hope Trust; May 30, Cliff Temple. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

4 to 5:30 p.m.  — Exploring Western Philosophy, an interactive class about the foundations of Western thought, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Led by Eva Cadwallader, professor emerita of philosophy. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

Rocky Horror

Dan’s Silverleaf will screen the classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Thursday evening.

SCREEN

Rocky Horror Picture Show 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

MUSIC

Denton Songwriters Guild open mic 7 p.m. at Armadillo Ale Works. Sign-up at 6:45 p.m.

Texas Select Radio hosted by Shaun Outen 7-10 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe. 

QuB'd featuring Brad Leali and Quincy Davis 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

The Legacy Quartet (Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Steven Heffner and Destin Wernicke) 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

The Southpaw Preachers 8 p.m. at Harvest House. Free.

The Shortlist 8:30 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Job search

One-on-one resume and job search help will be available Friday at Emily Fowler Central Library.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

FESTIVITIES & FUN

5 to 10 p.m.  — Carnival midway open at Krumtry Fest, hosted by Krum FFA parents and friends, at Krum Middle School, 805 E. McCart St. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 940-367-5182.

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Friday Crafters at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bring a craft to work on and visit with fellow crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  — Greater Denton Arts Council's Open Studio for artists every Friday at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Free use of studio space; first come, first served. To register, visit https://form.jotfor­m.com/73395643009157.

2 to 3:30 p.m.  — “Charts in Excel and PowerPoint," a free class for ages 17 and older, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn to create and format different types of charts in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Must be able to use Excel. Free tickets will be distributed at the reference desk at 1:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. — Spanish Story Time: Hora de Cuentos Español for ages 2-10 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Designed for both English and Spanish speakers.  

TALKS & THOUGHTS

2 to 4 p.m.  — "Resume and Job Searching" at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Learn about resume writing, using Microsoft Word and strategizing your job search with one-on-one assistance from the Goodwill Job Research Center. For ages 17 and up. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

ART

5 to 7 p.m.  — Opening reception for "Nighttime Sky & Other Miscellany," James Flowers' photography of found objects and discarded items, at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit untonthesquare.unt.edu.

DANCE

7 p.m.  — TWU May Dance Series featuring the Jordan Fuchs Company in the Dance Studio Theatre, 304 Administration Drive. $10; $5 for students and seniors. Visit twu.edu/dance/events-and-performances

MUSIC

School of Rock Flower Mound Spring End of Season Shows 4 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Kim Younkin 7 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe. Free.

Brainstorm for Tuesday, Zzyzx, Roshambo, Doma Kid 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. Free. 

Scotty B. 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

Light the Fire, Dispositions, Mona Borland, Aesop 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5.

Petty Theft 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $12-$15. 

King Turtle, Audio Rivals, Unknown Toxin 9 p.m. at Denton County Brewing Co. Free. 

The Infamists, Meach Pango, Samus David Jr., Radio Wore 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. Free. 

Denton parks

What does Denton need in the way of parks, recreation and trails? Residents can have their say Saturday morning at North Lakes Recreation Center.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

8 a.m.  — Erick's Fun Run: Run for Those Who Can't at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane. 5K race in honor of Erick Gutierrez, who died in 2012 while he was a senior at Guyer, will raise money for Camp Summit. $30, includes T-shirt; $25 for Guyer students and staff. Visit https://lbrynnk.wixsite.com/ericksfunrun.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  — Spirit of a Hero Benefit Ride and Concert, honoring Dan Licardo, starting at Earl's 377 Pizza, 427 S. U.S Highway 377 in Argyle, and heading to American Eagle Harley-Davidson, 5920 S. I-35E in Corinth. $35 per bike (includes ride and barbecue lunch); $10 for barbecue lunch only; $35 Jeep registration. 

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Kylar's Riders NICU Poker Run starting at Cycle Center of Denton, 521 Acme St., with three stops along the way to the final stop at the Dive, 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Event raises money for families with children in NICU. $10-$20. To register, visit kylarsriders.com.

11:30 a.m.  — Denton Parks & Recreation open house for community input workshop at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Give input on a new parks, recreation and trails master plan for Denton, and pick your priorities at interactive "Pick, Stick and Play" stations. Visit www.dentonparksmasterplan.com. Or submit input at gary.packan@dentonrc.com or 940-349-7460.

FESTIVITIES & FUN

Christal House

The Jim Christal House at 722 W. Oak St. is part of Historic Denton’s Porch and Garden Tour on Saturday.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. With local farmers, artisans and food vendors, music and children's activities. Free admission. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Second annual Krumtry Fest, hosted by Krum FFA parents and friends, at Krum Middle School, 805 E. McCart St. Craft and vendor show, carnival games and amusement rides, a car show, inflatables, a dunking booth, barrel train, petting zoo, pony rides, cow patty bingo, "Kiss a Pig" contest, wiener dog races, a street dance, entertainment and more. Carnival midway will be open 5-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Call Stephanie Thompson at 940-367-5182.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Historic Denton's Porch and Garden Tour, a tour of five locations in the neighborhoods around Calhoun Middle School, plus an art exhibit of Dorothy Bertine's work, music, artists, plant vendors, a carriage ride and more. $15 for adults, $5 for students. Email historicdentoninc@gmail.com or visit http://bit.ly/2PDasg.

CREATIVE THINKING

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Dungeons & Dragons Players at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players meet once a month to play the fantasy role-playing game. Snacks and lunch provided. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 9:30 a.m. First come, first served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

D&D

North Branch Library’s monthly Dungeons & Dragons group gathers for more role-play gaming this Saturday.

KID STUFF

10:30 a.m. to noon  — Greater Denton Arts Council Family Program, on the third Saturday of the month at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Engage all five senses to uncover diverse ways to create and experience art. Families will make artwork that expresses who they are and what makes them unique. $5 for kids ages 6-12 (adults do not need a ticket). To register, call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

1 p.m.  — DASF Pet Stories, a special story time with the Denton Animal Support Foundation, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Foundation members will read stories about pets and how to be a responsible, loving pet guardian. 

STAGE

2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  — DCT Youth Theatre presents The Secret Garden at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

ART

3 to 5 p.m.  — "Murals in Denton: An Introduction to Our Visual Landscape," presented by art historian Victoria DeCuir, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

School of Rock Flower Mound Spring End of Season Shows 11 a.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

School of Rock McKinney's Spring 2019 Season Showcase noon-5:30 p.m. at Andy's Bar. 

Denton Folk Fest Fundraiser with Matt Grigsby, Sarah Carrino, Eric Wade, Lauren Christner 8:30 p.m. at Armadillo Ale Works. Donations accepted. 

Terminator 2, Akkolyte, Kombat, Heavy Baby Sea Slugs 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10. 

The Goofs, Pigskin Radio, Doll Toy, Dentures 8:30 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. 

TryMoreMojo, Kind Beats, Ectotron 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

“’80s Throwback Night" with DJ Yeahdef 9 p.m. at Harvest House. Free admission; silent auction benefiting grad student therapy. 

IN THE AREA

1:30 p.m. — Gary Weiland Benefit Trap/Skeet Shoot at Fossil Pointe, 7282 N. FM51 in Decatur. Knights of Columbus Ralph Cerny Council 12553 hosts a benefit for the Weiland family and other first responder funds. Weiland, a paramedic/firefighter for the Denton Fire Department, recently underwent surgery to repair swelling and clotting in his leg, which resulted in the amputation of his leg. Registration starts at $100; monetary donations also accepted. Visit http://bit.ly/2PVbgNM.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

TALKS & THOUGHTS

2 to 4 p.m.  — GenPen, a writers group for those interested in turning their genealogical research into family history narratives, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

2 p.m. — DCT Youth Theatre presents The Secret Garden at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

DANCE

5 to 7 p.m. — Denton Celtic Dancers meets from 5 to 7 p.m. at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone St. Learn Scottish country dance. Beginners welcome, ages 13 and up. $2 per session, free for students. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/dentoncelticdancers

MUSIC

School of Rock Flower Mound Spring End of Season Shows 11 a.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Lee DeWyze 7 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$20. 

Utter Depravity, Garbage Man, Unknown Toxin 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5.

Niiice., Genius Christ, Goodwill, Good Will 9 p.m. at Midway Craft House. $5. 

MONDAY, MAY 20

CREATIVE THINKING

6 to 7:30 p.m.  — Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For players ages 7 and older at all skill levels. Free; refreshments will be served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

7 to 8:45 p.m.  — “Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity," a presentation by PWN School founder Philip Wylie, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Bring your laptop and join the monthly session. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

KID STUFF

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Join Girl Scouts in Denton, an event for pre-K, kindergarten and first-grade girls and their parents, at the Denton Girl Scout Service Center, 2317 W. University Drive. Visit www.gsnetx.org.

MUSIC

Heavens Die, Shame Spiral, 30 Nights of Violence, Ballista, Lowered A.D., Mindfield, Fist of Fury 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $10. 

Spontaneous Song Generator: Paul Slavens and Friends 10 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

TUESDAY, MAY 21

YOUTH & TEEN

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. — Elementary Adventure Time: "Puppet Workshop" for ages 5-8 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Read a book, learn something new and take part in hands-on activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

TALKS & THOUGHTS

6 to 7:30 p.m.  — "Weatherization for the Summer" at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Sustainable Denton presents a free program on how to reduce your electric bills and qualify for GreenSense rebates on projects that improve energy efficiency. Visit www.sustainabledenton.com.

MUSIC

HH Patio Jams with Juicy the Emissary 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

Real Texas Radio with Justin Kemp and Gannon Fremin 6-9 p.m. at LSA Burger. 

Glendale Drive 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Simon Flory, Union Specific, Giulia Millanta, Leoncarlo 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $8-$10. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  — Don't Punish Pain Rally outside the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Rally supports people living with chronic pain in need of legitimately prescribed, FDA-approved pain medications. Visit dontpunishpainrally.com.

6 to 8:30 p.m.  — Serve Denton Benefit Night at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St. Portion of proceeds during the event will benefit Serve Denton. With music by Chuck Carpenter and the Plywood Studs. Visit www.servedenton.org.

YOUTH & TEEN

12:30 to 3 p.m.  — Lego Day for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Build with Legos while watching The Lego Batman Movie. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Holly and the Mystery Lights 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

Catbamboo, Mannequin Mishap, Biscuit Head, Suddenly, Bears 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5. 

Celestial Circus 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

John Earl Mainord, Bird Dog Wild 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

May 24-26 — Texas Gay Rodeo Association's A Texas Tradition Rodeo at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. On May 24, TGRA Royalty competition and step-downs at 7 p.m.; barrel race at 5 p.m., with barrel race exhibitions at 3 p.m. Rodeo on May 25-26. Country fair 5 p.m.-midnight May 23-24, and noon-midnight May 25-26. $10 tickets at the gate; free for children 5 and under. $5 parking. Visit tgra.org.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

5:30 to 8 p.m. May 23 — Health Services of North Texas' Family Fun Health Night at Lone Star Events and Sports, 222 S. Mayhill Road, Suite 101. Free roller-skating for all and free healthy snacks, plus information about health and summer programs and Medicaid & CHIP enrollment. Visit www.healthntx.org or call 940-381-1501.

8 a.m. June 15 — Bryce Brave Benefit Softball Tournament, raising money for medical care for a 1-year-old boy with Menkes syndrome, at North Lakes Park. (Rescheduled from rained-out April date.) $300 per team with roster (men and coed, three-game minimum); $20 pay-at-the-plate; $20 home run derby, $10 home run band. Call Chris at 940-367-8987 or Corey 903-821-9774, or visit www.facebook.com/brycebrave2017.

7 p.m. May 31 — 2019 Community Arts Recognition Awards at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. This year's CARA celebrates the Denton Benefit League and Artists Enclave of Denton County. With keynote speaker Fred Patterson. $35-$50; tables available. RSVP by May 24 by mail to 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201; by calling 940-382-2787; or online at www.dentonarts.com.

GARDENING

6 p.m. May 23 — “Weed ’Em and Reap: Weeds and Watering," a free class for homeowners at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how to manage weeds effectively without overuse of chemicals and time, and when to water and when to wait. To register, visit www.sustainabledenton.com.

7 p.m. May 23 — “Yard Art Smarts," a presentation by Lynda Harvey, during the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting, in Room 251 of TWU's Ann Stuart Science Complex. Harvey, a Denton County Master Gardener, will discuss design principles in selecting yard art to achieve harmony between plants and accent pieces. Meeting is free to the public, and social time begins in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.  Visit http://npsot.org/TrinityForks.

Daily — Free self-guided tours of 1,000 rose bushes during daylight hours at Gemini Peach and Rose Farm, 1301 Haggard Lane.  Grower Jim Herbison is a consulting rosarian certified by the American Rose Society. Visit www.geminipeachandrosefarm.com. For questions, call 940-230-5422.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Noon to 1 p.m. May 24 — Lunch & Learn: “Cyber Security — Essentials to Protecting Your Network" at Stoke Denton, 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. David Evenden, owner and founder of Standard User Cyber Security, will talk about the four main pillars of enterprise cybersecurity. Free for Stoke members, $6 for nonmembers. Register at stokedenton.com/even­ts.

STAGE

May 31-June 2 — Denton Community Theatre presents Fool for Love by Sam Shepherd at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 31-June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2. $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

June 7-16 — Denton Community Theatre presents Lend Me a Tenor at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Performances at 7:30 p.m. June 7-8 and June 13-15; 2 p.m. June 9 and 16. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

7:30 p.m. May 23 — “Slavic Beauty: Sacred Music From the Russian Lands" at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. Featuring the St. Maximus the Confessor Orthodox Church Choir and Russian vocal ensemble ChoRuss from St. Petersburg. 

May 26-27 — Dylanfest 2019 with Tex Zimmerman and His All-Star Revue, benefiting Instruments of Change, a musical charity with ongoing projects in South Africa and New Orleans. "The Gospel Music of Bob Dylan," 7 p.m. May 26 at First Presbyterian Church, features special guests Beverly Hoch and the Dylanfest Gospel Choir. Dylanfest is 5 to 8 p.m. May 27 at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., with special guests Ginny Mack and Thad Bonduris; $20 suggested donation. Visit www.dylanfest.org

IN THE AREA

3 to 10 p.m. June 1 — Fiesta Charra, presented by Vivid Vita Events and the city of Lewisville, at Lewisville Rodeo Arena, 101 Parkway Drive. Free, family-friendly event features horsemanship performances from a traditional charreada, music by groups including La Reunion Norteña, ballet folklorico performances, children's games and activities, food trucks and concessions. Limited parking at rodeo grounds for $10; free shuttle service from Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. Call 214-929-3447.

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