The North Texas Fair and Rodeo continues through Sunday.

THURSDAY, AUG. 22

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6:30 p.m. — Denton Parks & Recreation public meeting for public input on recreation centers and services, in the Community Room at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Free child care will be available for children 3 and older. Visit www.dentonparksmasterplan.com. Input can also be submitted to Gary Packan, parks and recreation director, by emailing gary.packan@cityofdenton.com or calling 940-349-7460. 

MARKETPLACE

7 a.m. to sellout — Denton County Farmers Market on Carroll Boulevard at Mulberry Street. Visit www.dentonfarmersmar­ket.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Crafters' Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. 

OUTDOORS

7 p.m. — “Texas Nature Trackers: Discovering Populations & Documenting Change for Conservation,” during the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting, in Room 259 of TWU's Ann Stuart Science Complex. Biologist Tania Homayoun will talk about Nature Trackers, Texas Parks and Wildlife's citizen science program, which uses iNaturalist to support the Wildlife Diversity Program's conservation work. Meeting is free to the public, and social time begins in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Visit npsot.org/TrinityForks or tinyurl.com/Trinity-Forks-Facebook.

Thursday: Pearl Earl

Denton rainbow fuzz rockers Pearl Earl play Thursday night at Dan’s Silverleaf.

MUSIC

Plague Walker, Skin Failure, Doomfall, NOSK 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5. 

The Legacy Quartet (Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Rich De Rosa, Stephen Heffner) 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

The Quincy Davis Quartet 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free.

The BoomBachs, Kind Beats 8-11 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Pearl Earl, Sunbuzzed, Felt & Fur 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $8-$10. 

Friday: The Riverboat Gamblers

The Riverboat Gamblers, with frontman and Denton native Mike Wiebe, headline Friday night’s grand reopening party for Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios.

FRIDAY, AUG. 23

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Friday Crafters at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

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.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 p.m. — “Wonders of the Night," a night hike at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater for a short talk with a ranger, followed by a night hike. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

9:30 to 11 a.m. — Genealogy Meetup, for beginners to experts, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring your own laptop and ask questions and share knowledge. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

DANCE

6 p.m. — Soul Motion, an evening of dance and poetic fusion set afire by music, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Presented by Lost Poet Lounge and the Greater Denton Arts Council. Free. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

Friday: Alita: Battle Angel

North Branch Library presents a free screening of “Alita: Battle Angel” on Friday.

SCREEN

3:45 p.m. — Out of This World MoviesAlita: Battle Angel at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

8 p.m. — Java Scripts: 2019 Short Works Festival at Aura Coffee, 1306 W. Hickory St. Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents six nights of 18 works. $12; $10 for students and seniors; $8 for a return ticket. Visit sundowntheatre.org

MUSIC

Scott Bucklin Trio 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar.

Henna Roso, Cherry Mantis, Goldenjoy, Sonic Buffalo 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5; 60% of sales benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. 

Lazy/DC 8 p.m. at Harvest House. $3. 

Fantasticboom, Leoncarlo, Plandroic, Octopolis 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $7. 

Improv Lotto 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Musicians' names will be drawn from a hat to form improv ensembles. $5-$7, benefiting KUZU-FM. 

RGRS Grand (Re)Opening Weekend with the Riverboat Gamblers, Hoaries, Mind Spiders, Eat Avery's Bones and Abbreviations 9 p.m. at Rubber Gloves. $20-$35. 

SATURDAY, AUG. 24

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

1 to 4:30 p.m. — “Caregiving Navigation for Family Caregivers" at the Village Assisted Living & Memory Care, 1919 Brinker Road. Learn about the six stages of caregiving, local, state and national resources and family caregiving plans in a free presentation co-sponsored by the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the Village and CareGiver Transitions. Registration is encouraged. To register, visit caregivertransitions.com/ntxseries.  

FESTIVITIES & FUN

7 a.m. to sellout — Denton County Farmers Market on Carroll Boulevard at Mulberry Street. Visit www.dentonfarmersmar­ket.com.

8 a.m. to noon — 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. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 a.m. — Wildlife Detectives at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Junior Rangers can spot critter clues on a ranger-led hike along the half-mile Lost Piles Trail. Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

11 a.m. — Art in the Park: "Snake Ornaments" at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater to make a snake-themed craft, learn about snakes and meet a friendly snake. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

GARDENING

10 a.m. to noon — “Texas Plants" at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how to grow and maintain native wildflowers, trees, shrubs and perennials. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

8 p.m. — Java Scripts: 2019 Short Works Festival at Aura Coffee, 1306 W. Hickory St. Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents six nights of 18 works. $12; $10 for students and seniors; $8 for a return ticket. Visit sundowntheatre.org

MUSIC

TryMore MOJO, Look of the Year, Character. & the Method Actors, K-Dog & Doobo Tokens, comedy by Aleah Berroa, magic with Ritchy Flo and Blake Dvorak 6 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Natalie Gandy and the Friends 4 Band 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar.

Wild Natives 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free.

Secret of Boris, Razorblade Dolls, Koppur Thief 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. 

RGRS Grand (Re)Opening Weekend with Boris and Uniform 8 p.m. at Rubber Gloves. $20-$35. 

Honey Folk, A Very Special Guest, the Birds of Night 8:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7.

Sunday: Polka for Paws

From left, Kristina Herrera, Michelle McMahon, Carl Finch and Laura Joy have helped put together Sunday’s “Polka for Paws,” which will raise money to provide pet food for pet owners served by SPAN Meals on Wheels. Kara Dry/DRC

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

4 p.m. — Polka for Paws featuring Brave Combo at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Benefiting SPAN/Meals on Wheels of Denton County, supporting seniors and providing pet food for senior pet owners in need. $15; additional donations welcome. For tickets, visit danssilverleaf.com.

DANCE

5 to 7 p.m. — Denton Celtic Dancers 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

STAGE

8 p.m. — Java Scripts: 2019 Short Works Festival at Aura Coffee, 1306 W. Hickory St. Sundown Collaborative Theatre presents six nights of 18 works. $12; $10 for students and seniors; $8 for a return ticket. Visit sundowntheatre.org

MUSIC

Courtney Wright Sextet 6-8 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar.

Cathedral Bells, BodyHeat, Mr. Breakfast 8 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Dezorah, Sub-Sahara, Us Presidents, Soggy 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $6. 

MONDAY, AUG. 26

YOUTH & TEEN

4 to 5 p.m. — Summer Gaming: Crazy Card Games for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

MUSIC

Kill the World, Brianne Sargent 10 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

TUESDAY, AUG. 27

MARKETPLACE

7 a.m. to sellout — Denton County Farmers Market on Carroll Boulevard at Mulberry Street. Visit www.dentonfarmersmar­ket.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

3:45 to 5 p.m. — Color and Chill for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Color, socialize and relax after school. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Frank Hurricane, Good Housekeeping, Sinevil, Cig Oasis 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

Davy Mooney Brazilian Group 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28

YOUTH & TEEN

4 to 5 p.m. — Teen Writers Group for ages 11-17 meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

COMEDY

Harvest House Comedy Show with Tony Casillas, Hannah O'Brien, Robert Chapa, Wes Corwin, Butch Lord, Taylor Higginbotham 9 p.m. at Harvest House.

MUSIC

Leya, Emotional Indulgence, William Austin Clay, Pollen 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

Ed Soph, Fred Hamilton & Jeffry Eckels 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar.

Darwn, Puddin Taine, Bad Dad Jokes 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

Noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 7 — North Texas Wine & Brew Music Festival at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. An afternoon of sampling and entertainment with wineries, breweries, food trucks, musicians and more than 40 vendors. Admission is free and open to all ages. Tasting passes are $20-$55. Visit northtexaswinefestival.com. For passes, visit bit.ly/NorthTexasWine.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4 — Corinth Police Department's "Civilian Response to Active Shooter" forum, in the training room at the Corinth Public Safety Complex, 3501 FM2181. 

6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 7 — Denton County Friends of the Family's Taste for a Cause, a fundraising "Un-Gala," at Chapel Creek Ranch, 3794 W. Ganzer Road. With music by the Raised Right Men and dancing, local bites, roaming entertainment, an auction and cocktails. $75; sponsorships available. Visit bit.ly/2zfUPUS

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 — Denton Community Job Fair at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Dozens of job providers will attend, looking for full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Resume assistance and printing and job fair tips will be available for job seekers. Visit denton-chamber.org/pages/dentonjobfair.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 — Roxane Gay, author and cultural critic, in a reading and book signing at the UNT Coliseum, 601 North Texas Blvd. Part of the Rawlins Fine Arts Series. $20. Visit untuniontickets.com.

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