THURSDAY, AUG. 1

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

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

Stoke

On Thursday evening, Stoke Denton presents “Big Ideas: a lil d creative mixer.” Community members are invited to gather and discuss projects they think would improve Denton.

5 to 7 p.m. — “Big Ideas: a lil d creative mixer” at Stoke Denton, 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. Community members are invited to gather and discuss projects they think would improve Denton. Free. For more information, visit stokedenton.com/even­ts. Apply to speak at http://bit.ly/lil-d-big-ideas.

6 to 8 p.m. — Denton Urban Forest Master Plan public meeting at Denton City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Visit www.cityofdenton.com/urbanforestry.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — 2020 Denton Mobility Master Plan public input meeting at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Sycamore St. Visit www.cityofdenton.com/mobilityplan

CREATIVE THINKING

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

MUSIC

Thursday Night Music: Summer Edition: Mrs. Ippi (jazz, soul, blues) 7 p.m. at UNT on the Square. Free. 

Shaun Outen Live on Texas Select Radio 7-10 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe. 

Brian Piper Trio 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Daniel Matthews Sextet 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Sage Baker, Zekeforever, Retro P. 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

Armadillo Brothers 8 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Lost Millions, Dead Bot, the Wee-Beasties 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5. 

Art in the Park

“Art in the Park” returns to the Isle Du Bois Unit at Ray Roberts Lake State Park this weekend. Friday brings a slate of activities, including a watercolor painting project. A participant works on a “tree cookie” painting in July 2018.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2

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.

KID STUFF

3:30 p.m. — First Friday MovieHow to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Rated PG. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 a.m. — Junior Ranger, Geocaching 101 and other activities at Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

  • 9 a.m. — Become a Junior Ranger, best for ages 6-12, at Lost Pines Amphitheater. 
  • 11 a.m. — Dutch Oven Demo and Picnic With a Park Ranger at Lost Pines Amphitheater. Bring a plate and utensils to sample dump cake, and bring a picnic lunch to eat while the cake bakes.
  • 2 p.m. — Geocaching 101 in the amphitheater in the Deer Ridge camping area (near Site 47). Learn the basics of geocaching with GPS units. 
  • 4 p.m. — Art in the Park: Watercolor Painting at Lost Pines Amphitheater. Join a ranger for basic watercolor instructions, with supplies provided. 

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Late: A Cowboy's Song by Sarah Ruhl at the DCT/NCTC Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

Vince Lujan Project 7 p.m. at LSA Burger Co. 

Madaline, Mutha-Falcon, On Holiday, Calculated Chaos, Kill Boy 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. 

Alex Tayara, Matt Grigsby 7:30 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe. Free. 

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

The Static Creatures, Astro Motel, Neel Ryan 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

Vincent Neil Emerson, the Whiskey Prophets 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $8-$12. 

Acid Koolaid: Electric Orchid II with Felt & Fur, Def Rain, New Fumes, Vogue Machine, Slumpfish, 8:30 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $10 advance pass. 

Grady Spencer & the Work 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$12. 

SATURDAY, AUG. 3

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Friends of the Denton Public Libraries Big Book Sale at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Admission is $1, or free for members of Friends of the Denton Public Libraries; members can get in early at 9:15 a.m. Most items cost 50 cents to $1; or pay $15 for a canvas book bag that can be filled up with items at no additional cost. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

10 a.m. and 2 p.m. — Texas Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation meet-and-greet at the Green Valley School, 6900 FM2153 west of Aubrey. Learn more about the hall of fame project and other topics. Veterans and their family members are asked to bring information, documents, photos and more to help build a database of Texas veterans. Reservations are requested at texasveteranshalloffame.org/reply-form.

Noon to 4 p.m. — Denton Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 82 and Denton Rebekah Lodge 18 celebrate 160 years of Odd Fellowship in Denton, at the lodge, 1415 Eden St. With refreshments and tours for the public. Free. Visit http://iooftxdenton82.weebly.com.

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.

CREATIVE THINKING

2 to 4 p.m. — Creative Souls: Performing Arts for ages 10-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn about acting, costuming, technical theater and voice acting from mentors who work in the industry. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Drawing Class for ages 16 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Explore negative space using dark paper. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 2 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 a.m. — Skins ’n’ Skulls at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Join a Texas Master Naturalist volunteer for a fun wildlife show-and-tell at 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.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Late: A Cowboy's Song by Sarah Ruhl at the DCT/NCTC Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

Acid Koolaid: Electric Orchid II with John David Bartlett & Acid Carousel, Calliope Musicals, Sunbuzzed, Modular Sun, Springtime and the Changes, King Country, Claire Morales and more, 3 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Robbie Fulks, Linda Gail Lewis, Redd Volkaert 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $12-$25. 

Vatican, Typecaste, Life's Question, Ballista, Alias, Fist of Fury 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $10. 

Drew Zaremba 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Happy, Hollow; Posival 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5. 

Isaac Hoskins and the Glass Mountain Orchestra, Danny Diamonds 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10. 

Bubba Harper and His 24/7 Band 9 p.m. at Jack's Tavern. 

Dome Dwellers, Mr. Breakfast, Catamaran 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $7. 

SUNDAY, AUG. 4

STAGE

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Late: A Cowboy's Song by Sarah Ruhl at the DCT/NCTC Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $15. 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

Acid Koolaid: Electric Orchid II with Daikaiju, Heavy Baby Sea Slugs, Wooden Earth, North by North, Mother Tongues, Same Brain, Maestro Maya and more, 2 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $10. 

Madisons 4 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

Taking Meds, Stress Fractures, Record Setter, On Better Terms, Seafire 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. 

Guitar George & Brian Wilkinson 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Matt Grigsby, Boxcar Bandits, Eric Wade 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

MONDAY, AUG. 5

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 p.m. — 3D printer orientation at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Brave Days, Audio Rivals, Goldview, Neverlyn, Vanastro 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5. 

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

Ginny Mac

Ginny Mac has a gig Tuesday night at Steve’s Wine Bar.

TUESDAY, AUG. 6

CREATIVE THINKING

2 p.m. — Homeschool Chess Club for ages 9-14 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

3 p.m.  — Elements of Art: “Form and Texture" for ages 5-8 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Read books and do hands-on activities to explore the elements of art. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

6:30 p.m. — Book DiscussionMake Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. TWU professor Gretchen Busl leads a discussion on the novel. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

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

Mr. Joe's Dixieland Band, Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Ginny Mac 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Cube, Flesh Narc, Slackbeat, The Watermelon Is Not Orange, DJ DreamLover 69 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7

KID STUFF

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Read to Rover at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Children ages 6-11 practice reading with a therapy dog. Free; first come, first served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

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

Roses

Jim Herbison stands behind a bushel of roses at his Gemini Peach and Rose Farm, 1301 Haggard Lane, in 2017. The farm, which features many types of hybrid roses, is open to the public for self-guided tours.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

CREATIVE THINKING

7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 — How Tech Works: "How Digital Images Work" in the Forge at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

GARDENING

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

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Aug. 20 — Elementary Adventure Time: "Ancient Egypt" 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

ART

6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8 — “Merging Visions" Workshop Series: “Representing Words With Marks, Found Poetry and Concrete Poetry" at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Led by Gail Williamson Cope, Robert Schinzel and Beth Honeycutt. Free. To register, call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7 to 8:45 p.m. Aug. 19 — “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.

STAGE

Aug. 9-18 — Denton Community Theatre presents Cats at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9-10 and 15-17, and 2 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

DANCE

6 p.m. Aug. 23 — 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.

MUSIC

Eric "Scortch" Scortia & the Vital Organ Quintet 8-10 p.m. Aug. 8 at Sweetwater. Free. 

Brian "Beerman" Houser 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Horny Toad Cafe. Free. 

Plus Fest 2 Battle of the Bands with Allegheny Drive, Big Paleo; Endless, Nameless; Giraffe Massacre, Hessdalen Light, Strelitzia 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Killer's Tacos. $5. 

BarfWave on Bell's One-Year Anniversary with Reliant K2, Soggy, Thyroids, Genius Christ 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Backyard on Bell. $7, benefiting Battered and Beautiful. 

Greyhounds 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$15. 

Wild Natives, Ritchy Flo, Shortbus 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Andy's Bar. $7. 

Matt Johnson, Reality Bites 9 p.m. Aug. 9 at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

Madaline, the Butts, Dead Horse Creek, Top Hat Ted 9 p.m. Aug. 9 at Rubber Gloves. $5. 

Battered and Beautiful 2nd Annual Benefit Concert with Cela Night, Oribjorn, Kind Beats, Rosegarden Funeral Party, Upsetting, Cromagnus, Gabriel Aaron, Suburban Wildlife, Lofty Beats, 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Backyard on Bell. $8-$10. 

Dos Pedros 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Horny Toad Cafe. 

Brave Combo 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at LSA Burger Co. 

Axion 4 (Pete Wiese, Jimi Tunnell, Jeff Plant, Dennis Durick) 8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Dan's Silverleaf. $7-$10. 

Sweetwater Sunday Gospel Hour featuring Cassandra Berry & Mark Graham 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Sweetwater. 

Dale Watson 5 p.m. Aug. 11 at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$20. 

Paul Slavens & Friends: Spontaneous Song Generator 10 p.m. Aug. 12 at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

Sweetwater Jazz Quartet 8-10 p.m. Aug. 13 at Sweetwater. Free. 

Simon Flory 5 p.m. Aug. 14 at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

Fred Hamilton Trio 8-10 p.m. Aug. 15 at Sweetwater. Free. 

Amy LaVere & Will Sexton 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Dan's Silverleaf. $12-$15. 

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