Sweetwater

Brad Leali plays alto saxophone for a crowd at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern in February. Sweetwater and Steve’s Wine Bar are both hosting nighttime jazz jam sessions after the action at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

5 to 7 p.m.  — Serve Denton's Guys Night Out #2 in the new Denton Community Food Center receiving area, 306 N. Loop 288. Tour Phases 2-4 the Serve Denton Center construction and enjoy a steak cookout, bourbon, beer and cigars. Free; RSVP at http://bit.ly/2UJbZr4 to get a steak. 

FESTIVITIES & FUN

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Twilight Tunes presents the 3 Amigos in a free concert on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Coming up: UNT Steel Drum Band on May 2. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org.

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  — Crafters' Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring a craft to work on and visit with fellow crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

KID STUFF

3:30 p.m.  — Celebrate Earth Day at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about Earth Day and take part in interactive activities. Best for ages 5-9. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

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.

7 p.m.  — “Forest Systems and Forest Ecology of North Central Texas," a presentation by plant ecologist Suzanne Tuttle, during the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting in Room 251 of TWU's Ann Stuart Science Complex. Meeting is free to the public, and social time begins in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.  Visit http://npsot.org/TrinityForks.

STAGE

7:30 p.m.  — UNT Opera presents Cosi Fan Tutte in Lyric Theatre at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Free. Call 940-369-7802 or visit thempac.music.unt.edu.

SCREEN

8:30 p.m.  — Denton Arts & Jazz FestivalLa La Land screening outdoors at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St., in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse. Bring blankets. Sodas will be available; free popcorn. Rated PG-13. Visit dentonjazzfest.com.

MUSIC

Thursday Night Music: Nova Ensemble and Frank Heidlberger & Maristella Feustle 7 p.m. at UNT on the Square. Free. 

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

Patrick Hill Quartet 7-9 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

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

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

The Legacy Quartet (Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, Jeffry Eckels, Rich DeRosa) 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Pass the Hat Song Swap with Miranda Kennedy, Joel Tucker Duncan, Michael Williams, Nils Jordan Bishop, Taylor Daniel Shearer, Patrick Hamilton 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. 

The Boombachs, TryMore Mojo 8 p.m. at Harvest House. 

DJ Lucas, Jimmy Kafka, Gear, Pretty Boi, Erin Holder, Waterboi 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5-$7. 

Wood and Wire 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$15. 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

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.

STAGE

7:30 p.m.  — UNT Opera presents Cosi Fan Tutte in Lyric Theatre at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Free. Call 940-369-7802 or visit thempac.music.unt.edu.

COMEDY

Six Piece Comedy Deal with Ruth Banks, Kirstie Hayden, Elias Ashley, Danny Neely, Tony Casillas, Ben Compton, host Wes Corwin 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. 

MUSIC

UNT vocal jazz ensembles Third Street and West End 5 p.m. in Kenton Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. 

The Sheets, Memoretic, vanastro, the Mom Gang, Audio Rivals 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. 

Russ Hewitt Band 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $3. 

UNT Center for Chamber Music, coordinated by George Papich, 8 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. 

UNT Chinese Ensemble, directed by Yixin Mei, 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. 

Sea of Oaks, Edgar Derby 9 p.m. at Bearded Monk. 

Nanami Ozone, Mommy's Little Boy, Crisman, Teal Moss 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

Mother Tongues, The Last Great American Rock Band, Bad Badger, Antigua 9 p.m. at Harvest House. 

Big Water, Chokey, Whep 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5. 

Cameron Hobbs Band 9 p.m. at Jack's Tavern. 

Sweetwater and the Brad Leali Quartet present Post-Arts & Jazz Fest Jam Sessions 10 p.m.  at Sweetwater. Free. 

Jazz Fest Open Jam Session featuring Rodney Booth, Jeffry Eckels, John Sturino, Davy Mooney 10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

8 a.m.  — Robson Ranch Community Garage Sale at the Robson Ranch Clubhouse parking lot, 9428 Ed Robson Circle. Proceeds go to support two Denton ISD schools adopted by the Robson Ranch After Schoolers Club. 

FESTIVITIES & FUN

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, and children's activities. Free admission. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

MUSIC

George Papich Chamber Music Studies Competition, final round, 4 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. 

School of Rock Flower Mound House Band 5 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

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

Audio Rivals, Doc Rotten, Scum Pop, Twins 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5.

Overo, Sylvania Ave., Record Setter, Bowtiger 8 p.m. at Midway Craft House. $5. 

Doma Kid, the Wild Frontiers, Manifest Destiny's Child, Deejaythatch 8:30 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10-$25. 

GRGG, Character., Camp Anawanna, Brzowski 9 p.m.at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

Royal Lane, Madaline 9 p.m. at Bearded Monk.

Danny Diamonds 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

Jazz Fest Open Jam Session featuring Rosanna Eckert, Jeffry Eckels, John Sturino, Davy Mooney 10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Sweetwater and the Brad Leali Quartet present Post-Arts & Jazz Fest Jam Sessions 10 p.m.  at Sweetwater. Free. 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

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

LoveSick Mary presents Princess for a Day: A Tribute to Prince noon at Andy's Bar. $10. 

K-Dogs Hot Wing Challenge with Ariel & the Culture, Kind Beats, Sanford Black, Look of the Year, Breeze-o-Matic, MRCY 3-10 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

UNT String Project Spring Concert 4 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. 

Basically Basie Big Band 5-8 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Pages Turned, Xboatrich, Jacob Price, December Screams Embers, Michael Mask 5:30 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5.

Open mic with host Joey Johnson 7 p.m. at the Bearded Monk. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m.

Claire Morales

Claire Morales plays Monday night at Dan’s Silverleaf. Also on the bill: the Timewreckers and Antigua.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

4 to 6 p.m. — Denton County Veterans Center's second-anniversary open house at 400 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 2000. Open house and light refreshments to celebrate two years of serving veterans and their families. Visit www.unitedwaydenton.org/VeteransCenter.

MUSIC

Fishboy, Yipee, Neutral Shirt 7:30 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. 

The Timewreckers, Claire Morales, Antigua 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

LITERARY

The Burning Plain Reading Series with Kimberly Garza, Xaviera Hernández and Kat Moore 6 p.m. at Armadillo Ale Works. 

MUSIC

Brasuka 7-9 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Indoor Creature, Vasco, Memoretic, Danielle Grubb 7:30 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $3.

Big Fan of the Bison, Strawberry Assembly, the Low & Plenty 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7.

IN THE AREA

7 p.m. Tuesday — Share Your Story: Texas International Pop Festival at Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. People who were in Lewisville at or during the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969 are invited to share their stories. The festival, held two weeks after Woodstock, featured such performers as Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Santana and Sly & the Family Stone. View original fan footage, share memories on camera, and bring along any souvenirs from the festival. To RSVP, or to tell your story if you can't make it to the event, contact Kent Boring at 972-219-3740 or kboring@cityoflewisville.com.

Texas International Pop Festival

Were you at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969? Lewisville wants to hear your stories.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

MUSIC

Pat Byrne 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $7-$10. 

Sol Kitchen 8:30 p.m. at Harvest House. Free.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 — Denton County Farm Heritage Day during the Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry St. Free, family-friendly event includes antique tractors, displays and demonstrations, a kids' tractor pull, crafts, tips from AgriLife and Texas Master Gardeners, and more. Visit dentoncount­y.com/chos.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 4 — Denton Cinco de Mayo, a day of music, art, food and family fun, at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. The festival begins at 10 a.m. with the Cinco de Mayo parade around the Square. Visit www.facebook.com/denton5demayo.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 — 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. May 17 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 18. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 940-367-5182.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6:30 p.m. May 4 — Denton's Best Medicine: Life's a Fiesta, Denton Community Health Clinic's annual gala, at Springhill Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive. Dinner, entertainment and awards presentation. Tickets are $75; sponsorships start at $500. Visit www.dentonchc.org/sponsorship/gala2019 or call Alice at 940-600-7527. 

Noon to 6 p.m. May 5 — 23rd annual Mudbug Boil at 1206 W. Hickory St. Live music, gumbo cook-off, silent auction and 4,000 pounds of crawfish. $25 for all-you-can-eat. Proceeds benefit Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home, Denton County Friends of the Family, GOAL, Friends With Benefits, Knights of Columbus and Michael's Memories. With music by Isaac Hoskins, High School Caesar, Raised Right Men and E.B. the Younger. Visit http://bit.ly/2UVKtGU.

10 a.m. May 11 — SPAN/Meals on Wheels of Denton County's Tricky Tray for a Cause, a raffle and auction fundraiser, at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Raffle and live auction event with a variety of prizes valued at $20 to above $300, plus food, refreshments and entertainment. $20 general admission; $5 -$15 for one raffle ticket. Guests buy tickets and place them in a container next to the item they would like to win, followed by a drawing for each prize. Visit spantrickytray.eventbrite.com or call 940-382-2224.

11:30 a.m. May 11 — Boil Through the Nations, a crawfish boil benefiting Strategic Impact in Africa, at Denton County Brewing Co., 200 E. McKinney St. Visit strategicimpact.ticketspice.com/2019-boil-ttn to buy advance tickets — $35 for all-you-can-eat, $20 for a platter (1 1/2 pounds). On the day of the event, $40 for all-you-can-eat, $25 for a platter. Serving from 11:30 a.m. until sellout. 

12:30 to 3 p.m. May 11 — Oakmont Women's Club Mother's Day Charity Tea at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. Interstate 35E in Corinth. Three-course tea menu, a hat contest, door prizes and the Name-a-Rose raffle drawing. Nonprofit club raises money for 10 local charities. Tickets cost $30; deadline is April 30 (no tickets will be sold at the door). For tickets, call Connie Prendergast at 940-326-9461 or Sue Hague at 940-326-9417. 

CREATIVE THINKING

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday — 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.

GARDENING

9 a.m. May 4 — Denton County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane. Sale will run until 2 p.m. or until sellout. Texas native plants, herbs, ground covers, bedding plants, perennials, pass-along plants and more, plus a furniture vendor and Master Gardeners available to answer your gardening questions. Visit dcmga.com.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 — Denton County Master Gardener Association Garden Tour, a self-guided tour of five Denton County gardens in Argyle, Corinth, the Lantana area and Lake Dallas. $10 advance tickets are available at dcmga.com and at Calloway's Nursery in Denton, Lewisville and Flower Mound, Four Seasons Nursery and Meador Nursery. $15 at the gate on tour day; or $5 admission to a single garden. Free for children 12 and younger. 

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.

KID STUFF

7 to 10:30 p.m. May 3 — Kids Rock for first- through fifth-graders at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Supervised event includes games, activities, a DJ, inflatables and more. Glow products and concessions will be sold. $10. To register, call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

8 a.m. May 18 — 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.

ART

8 to 11 p.m. May 1-6 — Screensaver Collection, a series of generative video works by Everest Pipkin, will be looping at 153b, the new window gallery in the courtyard behind the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT, 405 S. Welch St. Check the back of the building for a glowing window. Visit 153b.tumblr.com.

MARKETPLACE

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 4 — Guyer High School Band Craft Fair at 7501 Teasley Lane. Craft vendors plus a silent auction. Admission is free. Visit http://bit.ly/2UUVGHx or email wendy@pape.us.com

STAGE

7 p.m. May 1 and May 3, and 4 p.m. May 5 — Fired Up! The Story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, a lighthearted musical retelling of the Bible story, at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Visit www.fumc-denton.com.

DANCE

7 p.m. May 3-4 and 1 p.m. May 5 — Hypella Dance Company presents The Hollow, an original choreographic work that explores life after destruction, at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $17 general admission. For tickets, visit tututix.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Hypella.

MUSIC

4 p.m. May 4 — Denton Community Chorus Spring Concert: "Songs of Yesterday" at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2550 Post Oak Drive in Corinth. Featuring selections from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Free, but donations will be accepted and there will be a raffle auction. Visit www.dentoncommunitychorus.org.

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