Candy Hearts

Denton musician Polly Maynard presents her "Tiny Candy Hearts Valentine Show" especially for kids on Thursday at Dan's Silverleaf.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14

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. — Chocolate Factory, a chocolate-filled event best 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.

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.

5 p.m. — Polly Maynard's "Tiny Candy Hearts Valentine Show," with guitar music, songs, candy and kids' open mic, at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Free. 

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 to 8:30 p.m.  — “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.

STAGE

7:30 p.m.  — UNT presents Lockdown by Douglas Craven in Room 127 at UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. $15; $12.50 for students, UNT faculty, staff and alumni, and seniors. Visit danceandtheatre.unt.edu or call 940-565-2428.

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

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

“Valentine's Day Jazz" with Jeffrey Eckels, Kelly Durbin and Rodney Booth 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

DIY Prom with Upsetting, Weenie Babies, Adrian Casas, Hanna and the Barberas, Judy Mitchell 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free.

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

FRIDAY, FEB. 15

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.

9:30 a.m. — Spanish Story Time for ages 2-10 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Designed for both English and Spanish speakers.  

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 p.m.  — Fowler Family FilmsRamona and Beezus at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

6 to 8 p.m.  — 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

YOUTH & TEEN

4 p.m.  — 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

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — UNT presents Lockdown by Douglas Craven in Room 127 at UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. $15; $12.50 for students, UNT faculty, staff and alumni, and seniors. Visit danceandtheatre.unt.edu or call 940-565-2428.

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

8 p.m.  — UNT Early Music Faculty Recital: “La bella Venezia" featuring Cynthia Roberts, Allen Whear, Paul Leenhouts and more, in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

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

Slobberbone, Micah Schnabel 8:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $12-$15.

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

Black History Month

Denton's Black History Month Celebration starts at 10 a.m. Saturday t the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center. Briana Crowe performs the monologue "Ain't I Am Woman?" during the 2014 program.

SATURDAY, FEB. 16

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10 a.m.  — 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.

CREATIVE THINKING

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Dungeons & Dragons Players for ages 12 and older at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players meet once a month to play the fantasy role-playing game. Snacks and lunch provided. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 9:30 a.m. First come, first served. 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. 

YOUTH & TEEN

2 to 3 p.m.  — Art Journaling for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn the basics of art journaling and begin your own project; all supplies provided. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 9:30 a.m. First come, first served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

9:30 a.m.  — Denton League of United Latin American Citizens meets at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Email president Lilyan Prado-Carrillo at lilyan.prado@gmail.com.

3 to 5 p.m.  — “What's So Special About Special Collections" at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn about the library's genealogy, Denton history and Texas history resources. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

2 p.m. and 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. 2 p.m. performance only is pay-what-you-can. Visit www.twu.edu/theatre or call 940-898-2020.

7:30 p.m. — UNT presents Lockdown by Douglas Craven in Room 127 at UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. $15; $12.50 for students, UNT faculty, staff and alumni, and seniors. Visit danceandtheatre.unt.edu or call 940-565-2428.

DANCE

7:30 p.m.  — 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

ManifestiV, Aztec Death, Lurk 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5.

The Infamists, MNKR, Spencer Wharton & the Static Creatures, Meach Pango 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar.

The Dan Dockrill/Davy Mooney Group featuring Lynn Seaton and Steve Hill 8:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$15.

Pizza Palooza

Armadillo Ale Works and Friends With Benefits team up to present Pizza Palooza, a pizza tasting event, on Sunday afternoon.

SUNDAY, FEB. 17

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

Noon to 6 p.m. — Armadillo & Friends Pizza Palooza at Armadillo Ale Works, 221 S. Bell Ave. Friends With Benefits co-sponsors this charity pizza festival, featuring pizza samples from local pizza makers, art vendors and music by DJ Kind Beats. $15 for eight pizza samples and one beverage; $30 VIP entry for 16 pizza samples, two beverages and a shirt. $55 for Boca 31 and Ten:One beer dinner. Visit https://bit.ly/2NVwk5k.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  — 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.

STAGE

2 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.

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

6:30 p.m.  — Gospel Meets Jazz Celebration, a UNT faculty and guest recital coordinated by Brad Leali, in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

Breakfast and Beats with Look of the Year, Goose Esq., Juicy the Emissary noon-3 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

Keep Denton Thrashing 2019 with Skip & the Bad Hombres, Wrought of Obsidian, Sydney Koopa, Bagbrown, Secret Cakes, the Simone Year, Breaux, plus a silent auction, 6 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5. Proceeds will be donated to First Book in memory of Nick Thrasher. 

Souris-Jordan Jazz Orchestra, Hunter Strasser Quintet 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

MONDAY, FEB. 18

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

5:30 p.m.  — Denton Historic Preservation Plan community workshop in the lobby of the Hickory Building, 207 W. Hickory St. Visit www.thelakotagroup.com/projects/denton-historic-preservation.

CREATIVE THINKING

6 to 8 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

MUSIC

6 p.m.  — Peter Steiner on trombone in a UNT guest artist recital, in the Recital Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www.music.unt.edu.

7:30 p.m.  — UNT Brass Band in Winspear Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. $8-$10. Call 940-369-7802 or visit thempac.music.unt.edu.

Your Pest Band, Whep, Upsetting, Fresh Out 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf.

TUESDAY, FEB. 19

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.

10:30 a.m.  — 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

4 to 5 p.m.  — Brick Build Challenge for ages 6-11 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Lego building challenges with the library's bricks. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

6:30 to 7:15 p.m.  — 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

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.

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

MUSIC

7:30 p.m.  — UNT Wind Ensemble in Winspear Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. $8-$10. Call 940-369-7802 or visit thempac.music.unt.edu.

Glendale Dr featuring Dale Morris, Glenn McLaughlin, Drew Phelps 7-9 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free.

Ginny Mac with Jeffrey Eckels, Davy Mooney 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

Scarlett Deering, Miranda Kennedy 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20

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.

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.

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

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.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Noon to 1 p.m.  — 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.

MUSIC

7:30 p.m.  — UNT Concert Band and University Band in Winspear Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. $8-$10. Call 940-369-7802 or visit thempac.music.unt.edu.

Riggs/Slater/Seaton Jazz Trio 5:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

V-riety Show, benefiting the Denton V-Day Collective's production of The Vagina Monologues, 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 — Fifth annual Touch a Truck, a fundraiser for the Explorium Denton children's museum, in the parking lot of C.H. Collins Athletics Complex, 1500 Long Road. Families can climb on, get in and explore dozens of vehicles. Antique tractors, emergency vehicles, race cars and construction vehicles, plus food trucks and children's activities. Suggested donation of $3 per person. Visit www.exploriumdenton.­org.

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.

4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 28 — Denton County Transportation Authority presents "Transit 101" at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn how to ride DCTA, types of fares, route and schedule information, other services and more. Formal presentation at 4:15 p.m. followed by a Q&A. Free. Visit www.dcta.net.

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

7 to 10:30 p.m. March 1 — 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.

MARKETPLACE

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2 — Krum Market Days at 11339 FM1173, about 4 miles northwest of Krum. Free admission and parking for shoppers; $20 to sell. Visit www.krummarket.com or call 940-859-0260.

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.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, March 1-2 and 3 p.m. March 3 — UNT Opera presents two one-acts, Puccini's Gianni Schicchi and Roussel’s Le Testament de la Tante Caroline, in Lyric Theatre at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Performed in Italian and French with the UNT Concert Orchestra. $15-$35; $15 additional for the Eat, Drink and Be Merry Reception. $5 for students. Call 940-369-7802 or visit thempac.music.unt.edu.

MUSIC

7:30 p.m. March 5 — U.S. Navy Concert Band in Winspear Hall 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.

IN THE AREA

March 8-10 — Goodguys 9th Spring Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. American hot-rodding festival features more than 2,000 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars and trick trucks through 1987 vintage. General admission is $25; $10 for kids ages 7-12; free for kids 6 and younger. Through March 3, advance tickets available for $20 at www.good-guys.com

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