THURSDAY, AUG. 8

CREATIVE THINKING

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

6 to 8 p.m. — “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.

MARKETPLACE

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

MUSIC

Thursday Night Music: Summer Edition: Steve Harlos on piano and John Murphy on saxophone 7 p.m. at UNT on the Square. Free.

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

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

Mouton, Gorgeous Hair, Memoretic 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5-$7.

Build It With Bricks

Children play with Legos during Emily Fowler Central Library’s monthly “Build It With Bricks,” which happens again Friday afternoon.

FRIDAY, AUG. 9

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.

Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz (voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman) venture to the internet in search of a replacement part for her video game in "Ralph Breaks the Internet," which screens Friday afternoon at North Branch Library.

KID STUFF

4 p.m. — Family Fun MovieRalph Breaks the Internet at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Rated PG. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

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. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Cats at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

Brian "Beerman" Houser 7 p.m. 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. at Killer's Tacos. $5. 

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

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

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

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

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

Denton Back to School Fair

Stylists give haircuts to students during last year’s Denton Back to School Fair. The fair takes place Saturday at a new location, Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center.

SATURDAY, AUG. 10

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Back to School Fair at Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, 3100 Town Center Trail. Free backpacks and school supplies, vision and hearing screenings, haircuts, health education resources and more. Advance registration has ended, but onsite registration will begin at 9 a.m. Visit dentonbacktoschool.org.

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. — Saturday Crafternoons at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Bring a craft to work on and visit with fellow crafters.

Read to Rover

Rylee Donnelly, right, reads to Diana Davis and therapy dog Honey Bear during a Read to Rover event last year in Denton. Kids can practice reading to a therapy dog at North Branch and South Branch libraries this Saturday.

KID STUFF

10 to 11 a.m. — Read to Rover at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust 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

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Read to Rover at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Children ages 6-11 practice reading with a therapy dog. Free; first come, first served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

YOUTH & TEEN

11 a.m. — 20th anniversary Midnight Hoops at Denton High School Gym, 1007 Fulton St. Denton Police Department's program for middle school, high school and college students includes a basketball tournament, job fair, health fair and more. Register at www.cityofdenton.com/midnighthoops.

2 to 4 p.m. — Surviving Middle School, for incoming sixth graders and their parents, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Get advice from middle school faculty, ask questions and practice using a combination lock. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

10 a.m. — Trail biking and other activities at Johnson Branch Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM3002 (Lone Oak Road), 7 miles east of I-35. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-637-2294 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

  • 10 a.m. — Pond Dipping at the Kid Fish Pond. Use a dip net and get a glimpse of what's going on below the surface. 
  • 2 p.m. — Story Time With a Ranger at Pavilion 1. Learn about animals and their tongues. 
  • 7:30 p.m. — Trail Biking Basics at Pavilion 1. Learn the basics of trail biking with a ranger, followed by a trail ride. Bikes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Cats at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

Bonduris School of Music Recital 1 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

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. at Backyard on Bell. $8-$10. 

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

Brave Combo 7 p.m. at LSA Burger Co. 

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

IN THE AREA

8 p.m. Saturday— Pin-Ups on Tour: Operation Lewisville at VFW Post 9168, 997 E. State Highway 121, Lewisville. World War II-style burlesque and variety show from Las Vegas. Free tickets for veterans (while supplies last) — make reservations at www.pinupsontour.com. General admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door; $35-$50 for reserved seating.

Pinups on Tour

Pinups on Tour, a vintage burlesque and variety show based in Las Vegas, is coming to Lewisville on Saturday at VFW Post 9168. Veterans can get in for free.

SUNDAY, AUG. 11

STAGE

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Cats at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $10-$22. 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

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

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

Derek Piotr, More Eaze & Claire Rousey, Avery Boner, Daniel Ryan, Isolement 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

MONDAY, AUG. 12

CREATIVE THINKING

7 to 8 p.m. — 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.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7 to 8:30 p.m.  — Popular Fiction Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Discuss There There by Tommy Orange and enjoy refreshments. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 13

MARKETPLACE

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

KID STUFF

6:30 p.m.  — Twilight Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. 

YOUTH & TEEN

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Anime Club for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Discuss anime and manga, draw, watch anime and enjoy snacks. 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.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14

MUSIC

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

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

Aug. 16-18 — 32nd annual Highland Village Lions Balloon Festival at Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village. Hot air balloons, kids' zone, food, live music, car show and vendors. Admission is free; $5 donation requested for parking. Visit lionsballoonfest.com.

Aug. 16-24 — North Texas Fair and Rodeo at the fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. Professional and youth rodeos, livestock exhibitions, midway, food vendors and more. Entertainment includes the Swifty Swine Swimming and Racing Pigs, and Jason D'Vaude's One-Man Circus, Juggling & Fire Show. Concert headliners include Easton Corbin on Aug. 17, La Zenda Norteña on Aug. 18, Flatland Cavalry on Aug. 22, Pat Green on Aug. 23 and Tracy Lawrence on Aug. 24. $15-$20; $5 for ages 7-12. $60 for a four-day ticket; $120 for a season pass. Visit www.ntfair.com.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10 a.m. Aug. 17 — City of Denton Rebates 101 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about the basics of energy efficiency, programs offered through the city and free audits for your home. Free. Register at www.sustainabledenton.com

GARDENING

7 p.m. Aug. 22 — “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.

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

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.

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

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

Rip the System, Mutha Falcon 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Harvest House. Free. 

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

Shinyribs 8:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Dan's Silverleaf. $20. 

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