McMath Middle School

Members of the McMath Middle School Jazz Ensemble rehearse Feb. 1. The band has a gig at 7 p.m. Monday in UNT’s Kenton Hall.

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

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

9:30 a.m.  — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Followed by Toddler Play Time at 10 a.m. 

10 a.m. and 11 a.m.  — Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. 

3:30 p.m.  — Octopus Adventures for ages 5-9 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Hear the true tale of Inky the Octopus and learn some fun facts. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

4:30 p.m.  — Girls Who Code 3rd-5th Club meets Thursday evenings at the Lake Dallas Public Library, 302 S. Shady Shores Road in Lake Dallas. To register, visit hq.girlswhocode.com. For more information, contact Natalie McAdams at 940-497-3566 or nmcadams@lakedallas.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

4:15 p.m.  — Cybersecurity Workshop for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Join the TAMS Cybersecurity Association for crafty cyber skills, games and learning how to navigate the internet safely. 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.

DANCE

8 p.m.  — UNT Faculty Dance Concert in the University Theatre at UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. $15; $12.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff, UNT alumni and seniors. Visit danceandtheatre.unt.edu or call 940-565-2428.

MUSIC

Brad Leali's UNT Jazz Showcase (featuring Rodney Booth) with Count Basie Orchestra members in a jam session, 7 p.m. at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern. No cover. 

Lilac Kings, Brook Alley, Immigration, Lovely 7:30 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $12.

Midway Classical Guitar 8-11 p.m. at Midway Craft House. Free.

Boxcar Bandits 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

Edible Car Contest

Check out vehicles made of food in TWU’s Edible Car Contest on Friday.

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  — TWU 21st annual Edible Car Contest in TWU's Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory Building, 1314 Bell Ave. Visit twu.edu/arts-sciences/edible-car-contest.

6 to 9 p.m.  — Tim Tebow Foundation's Night to Shine, a prom night experience for people with special needs, ages 14 and older, at the Well Church, 191 U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Walk the red carpet, enjoy the royal treatment and dance the night away. For more information or to register, email Daphne at lapage2@gmail.com or call 940-391-5446.

County Rexford

County Rexford is part of the lineup for Friday’s Panoply Benefit, a music fest at five downtown venues to raise money for Foundation45.

6 p.m. — The Panoply Benefit, free with donations benefiting Foundation45, at five venues. Visit www.facebook.com/thepanoplybenefit

  • Q's Cafe — Lovesick Mary, Wild Natives, Radio Wore, Den Mother, Svenny Baby, Tea Leaves
  • Denton County Brewing Co. — Copper Root, Trotline, County Rexford, CityFolk, Soul Patrol
  • The Bearded Monk — J-Trip, Devi, Kingpap, JQ RyZer, Ben Buck
  • J&J's Pizza — Evan Fee, Red Admirals, Unknown Toxin, Scum Pop, the Wee-Beasties
  • Dusty's Bar & Grill (comedy) — Carey Cool Tripp, Joey Johnson, Butch Lord, LaRon Wright, Jorge Cortez, Micah J. Brown

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. 

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m.  — Mother Goose Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers.

11 a.m.  — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

4:30 p.m. 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.

7 to 9 p.m.  — My Little Valentine Family Dance at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Kids up to age 12 are welcome to attend with at least one adult family member. Live DJ, music, refreshments, photos and more. $10 at the door; $7 in advance. Visit https://bit.ly/2SwdWF9.

YOUTH & TEEN

3:45 p.m.  — After-School Cinema, a free movie screening for ages 11-17, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Blackout by Gary Lennon at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

DANCE

8 p.m. — UNT Faculty Dance Concert in the University Theatre at UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. $15; $12.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff, UNT alumni and seniors. Visit danceandtheatre.unt.edu or call 940-565-2428.

MUSIC

Brian "Beerman" Houser 7 p.m. at Horny Toad.

UNT Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers: "Harmonia d'affetti Devoti" 7:30 p.m. in Winspear Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center. $8-$10. 

Mario Cruz, Jeffry Eckels & Kelly Durbin 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

MultiMedium: Music and Art Showcase with art by Isabel Crespo, Mallory Frenza, Rudy Cervantez, Claire Watkins, Julia De Leon and music by Honin, Lorelei K, Ronnie Heart, 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $7. Visit https://bit.ly/2MSvFBr.

Ian Salazar, Keanu Leaves, Modern Modem 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5.

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15. 

Blackout

Denton Community Theatre’s “Blackout” unfolds during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on Christmas Eve.

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

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

2 to 5 p.m.  — Rug-making workshop at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Beginners or advanced crocheters can learn how to crochet rugs from yarn and fabric scraps. Led by local artisan Rhonda Jones. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 1:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

KID STUFF

10 a.m. — Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. 

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 a.m. to noon  — Be Our Guest Brunch at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Meet-and-greet brunch for kids with the cast of Liberty's production of Beauty and the Beast. $20 per child; free for adult chaperones and children under 3. Visit www.libertychristian.com/beast.

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

TALKS & THOUGHTS

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  — Elevate: Women Finding and Sharing Success at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Conference is a day of women finding success in the business and creative world. Free; all are welcome. Visit library.cityofdenton.com/screens/dpl_elevate.html.

  • 10 a.m. to noon — Networking and exhibitors
  • 10:30 a.m. — "Business Plan Basics" workshop
  • 11:30 a.m. — "Finding Customers With Reference USA" workshop
  • 12:30 p.m. — "Navigating Challenges as a Woman in Business" with panelists Caroline Booth, Sheryl English and Shannon Mantaro

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Blackout by Gary Lennon at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

DANCE

8 p.m. — UNT Faculty Dance Concert in the University Theatre at UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. $15; $12.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff, UNT alumni and seniors. Visit danceandtheatre.unt.edu or call 940-565-2428.

MUSIC

ATX Flowdown, Ben Buck, DJ Cold Sweat 4-7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

“Way More Waylon: A Waylon Jennings Tribute" with the Raised Right Men featuring Bubba Turner, Isaac Hoskins, Judd Pemberton, Junior Burrell, Mike Randall, Holly Manning, 4 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $12; $7 in advance. 

WhyNotFest? A Mixed Genre Party with We Are Band Nerds, Lamar AdoT Thomas, Character & the Method Actors, Azuline, Donn Chii, Ritchy Flo, DJ Ricky B, Blu Badu, J3's Journal, 7 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $8-$10.

Daniel Markham, Danny Diamonds, Fresh Ghosts 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5.

Cystic Fibrosis Benefit with Isaac Hoskins, Ashley Cromeens Leer, Will Kapinos, Audrey Lapraik 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. 

Doomfall, Monogamizer, Lament Configuration, Acoustic Devil 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5.

SUNDAY, FEB. 10

CREATIVE THINKING

2 to 4 p.m.  — Chess class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Chess coaches from the UNT TAMS program will offer instruction for all levels. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

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

STAGE

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Blackout by Gary Lennon at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

DANCE

2 p.m. — UNT Faculty Dance Concert in the University Theatre at UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. $15; $12.50 for students, UNT faculty/staff, UNT alumni and seniors. Visit danceandtheatre.unt.edu or call 940-565-2428.

MUSIC

Breakfast and Beats with Look of the Year, Selvage, Sanford Black noon-3 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

DSO on the Go: Dallas Symphony Orchestra with Alexander Kerr and Nathan Olson on violin, 2:30 p.m. in Winspear Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center. $19. Visit www.mydso.com.

Ed Soph Jazz Quartet (Carlos Averhoff Jr. on saxophone, Davy Mooney on guitar, Corentin LeHir on bass, Ed Soph on drums) 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10; $5 with student ID. 

Calliope Musicals, Dome Dwellers, Acid Carousel, Springtime and the Changes 7 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $7. 

Suburban Wildlife, Top Nachos, Ryker Hall 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

MONDAY, FEB. 11

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 to 7:30 p.m.  — Open-mic town hall with Denton City Council member Paul Meltzer at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Ask questions and share ideas in a session with Meltzer and city staff.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Popular Fiction Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and enjoy refreshments. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

MUSIC

McMath Middle School Jazz Ensemble with UNT guests including Brad Leali, saxophone, 7 p.m. in Kenton Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Conducted by Travis Harris. Featuring 1900 Jason Drive, a composition by Alan Baylock. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

Comrades, Doggo, City of Auburn, Low Bones 7:30 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m.  — Mother Goose Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories and activities for infants (birth to 18 months) and their caregivers.

10:30 a.m.  — Toddler Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Followed by Toddler Play Time at 11 a.m.

4 p.m.  — Sweet Valentine: Hearts and Chocolate-Making for ages 5-10 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6:30 p.m.  — Twilight Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Homework Buddies at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free tutoring for K-12 students provided by volunteer high school students, based on availability. For more information or to volunteer, visit http://bit.ly/dplteens

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

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

Real Texas Radio 6-9 p.m. at LSA Burger. 

Sweetwater Jazz Quartet (Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Ron Fink, Jeffry Eckels) 7 p.m. at Sweetwater. 

Gale Cruz 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

Ballard, Hodge Podge, Try Again 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13

KID STUFF

9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for children ages 1-3 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

11 a.m. — Story Time for ages 1-5 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

7 p.m.  — Family Night Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Designed for children ages 1-5, but children of all ages are welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Brain STEMs for ages 8-14 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Join the UNT Society of Women Engineers to tackle a new building challenge. Free; snacks provided. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

5 to 6:30 p.m. — Homework Buddies at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free tutoring for K-12 students provided by volunteer high school students, based on availability. For more information or to volunteer, visit http://bit.ly/dplteens

STAGE

6:30 p.m. — "Kings, Queens & Everyone in Between," a free drag show at TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the Music Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Featuring local acts, TWU students and special guest Alyssa Edwards. Doors open at 6 p.m.; attendees with a TWU ID get priority seating. Free, but donations will benefit OUTreach Denton.

8 p.m.  — TWU Theatre Program presents Emilie: La Marquise de Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, in the Redbud Theater Complex, on the north side of TWU’s Hubbard Hall, 1401 Oakland St. $10 for adults; $5 for students and seniors.  Visit www.twu.edu/theatre or call 940-898-2020.

MUSIC

The Not Normal Variety Show 7-10 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. 

Michael Foster & Claire Rousay, Sandy Ewen, Goalie, Le silence eternal de ces espaces infinis m'effraie 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $5.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

Denton County Soil and Water Conservation District conservation tree sale, benefiting the Cool Shade for Third Grade program. Twelve species of tree seedlings available, priced from $2.50 to $9.50. To place an order, call 940-383-2691, ext. 3, or visit the district office at 525 S. Loop 288, Suite C-1. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Tree pickup is on Feb. 22 at the North Texas Fairgrounds.

3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 — Valentine's vow renewals at Attiva Denton, 2801 Spencer Road. Renew your vows in the Attiva clubhouse with a preacher, champagne, refreshments and a wedding cake. Space is limited. To register, call 940-898-9899 by Feb. 5. 

7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14 — “Uncovering St. John's," a presentation by UNT graduate students Emily Lockwood Bowles and Hannah Stewart, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. The two will talk about the St. John's Cemetery project and using genealogy to uncover the history of a freedmen's community in Pilot Point. Part of the Denton County Genealogical Society's monthly meeting. Refreshments and networking start at 6:30 p.m. Free; visitors are welcome. Visit www.genealogydentontexas.org.

6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15 — Sweetheart Family Dance at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell St. Dancing, music, refreshments and a photo booth for families with children of all sizes, ages and genders. Hosted by Parents of Unitarian Universalists (PUUPs). Donations are accepted but not required for attendance. To make a donation or for more information, email puups@dentonuuf.org

10 a.m. Feb. 16 — Black History Month Celebration: "Strength in Our Roots, Vision in Our Future" at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Free family event includes a health fair, gospel music, fellowship and a guest speaker. Free Zumba class at 11:30 a.m. Visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-8575.

2 to 4 p.m. March 2 — Sigma Sigma Sigma's Princess Tea, an afternoon tea party with princesses, at Denton Event Center, 2600 Virginia Circle. Benefiting Sigma Serves Children and March of Dimes. $15 for children 3 and older and adults; $10 for ages 2 and younger. $20 Princess Package includes early admission, professional photos, front-row seating and a goody bag. Visit https://trisigma.crowdchange.co/6283.

KID STUFF

3:30 p.m. Feb. 14 — Chocolate Factory for ages 5-9 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Make chocolate creations and play M&M games. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

10:30 a.m. Feb. 19 — Sensory Story Time for children with special needs at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For ages 9 and under. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Feb. 19  — Elementary Adventure Time: "Magic: Under Your Hat" 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

YOUTH & TEEN

4 p.m. Feb. 18 — Play With Your Food: "Pudding Pictionary" for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Don't worry about your manners while playing crazy food games. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

TALKS & THOUGHTS

2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 — Daughters of Abraham, an interfaith group for women of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths, meets at Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. This month's discussion topic is "Angels and Devils in Our Faiths." For more information, email dentondaughters@gmail.com.

Noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 — Lunch & Learn: “Where Do I Begin? Five Steps to Start HR in a Small Business," led by TWU professor Christopher Harris, at Stoke Denton, 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. Free for Stoke members, $3.25 for nonmembers. Register at stokedenton.com/even­ts.

STAGE

7 p.m. Feb. 21-23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 23-24 — Liberty Christian School presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast at 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. $10. Visit www.libertychristian.com/beast.

DANCE

7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 — Day of the Dance 3 featuring TWU Department of Dance, presented by Artists Enclave of Denton County, at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $5 suggested donation. Visit artistsenclavedenton.com.

MUSIC

Ann MacMillan Quartet playing songs of love, featuring Paul Metzger, Steve Harlos, Kyp Green and Ann MacMillan, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14 at Sweetwater.  

Somogyi, RHU, Alexander Gregory 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7.

Samus David Jr., the DiMaggios, Tired 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at Backyard on Bell.

The Mom Gang, Millennial Falcon, Jules Vermin & the Rodents, Unmarked Graves 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at Andy's Bar.

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