Rubik's Cube

Kids and teens ages 8-17 can learn the secrets of the Rubik’s Cube when local puzzle master Jimmy Baker visits South Branch Library for a drop-in workshop on Saturday.

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 p.m.  — Pecan Creek Tributary 4 project public meeting at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Visit https://bit.ly/2twkLso.

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. 

6 to 9 p.m. — Drink & Draw, a monthly life-drawing session at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. One hour of quick gestural poses followed by two hours of longer poses. BYOB and bring your own drawing supplies. $10. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  — Kitchen Sync: Open Mic for Poets at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.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 to 4:30 p.m.  — Actual Size, best for ages 5-9, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn fun-sized facts about animals of all shapes and sizes. 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

1 to 3 p.m. — Homeschool Gaming for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

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.

STAGE

7 p.m.  — 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.

MUSIC

QuB'd featuring Brad Leali and Quincy Davis 7 p.m. at Sweetwater.

Texas Select Radio hosted by Shaun Outen 7-10 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe.  

Denton Songwriters Guild open mic 7 p.m. at Armadillo Ale Works. Sign-up at 6:45 p.m.

Raquel Rodriquez Samayoa on trumpet, with Steve Harlos, John Holt and Mariachi Aguilas de UNT, 8 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free.

Davy Mooney, Raul Reyes & Ed Soph 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

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

Holly and the Mystery Lights, Kody Jackson 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5. 

Edgar Derby, Light Horse Harry, MNKR 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Helium Queens

The Helium Queens — who claim to be a trio of moon-dwelling, time-traveling aliens — play Friday night at Backyard on Bell.

FRIDAY, FEB. 22

Today — All Denton Public Library branches are closed for staff training.

STAGE

7 p.m. — 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.

ART

5 to 7 p.m.  — Opening reception for "Lucid Dreams," a photography exhibition by the UNT Parallax group, at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu.

MUSIC

Naoko Takada on marimba 6:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. 

Austin Allen 7 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe.

UNT Brass Area Showcase 8 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. 

Nervous Curtains, Mr. Breakfast, Helium Queens, Demandite 8 p.m. Backyard on Bell. $5-$8. 

Town Destroyer, S. Reidy, On Better Terms, Gravedweller, Immigration 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5. 

Working Class Cannibals, Ultra Riot, Drink Fight Thugs, Shooting Tsars 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5. 

Petty Theft 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $12-$15. 

Ranger Rick

Ranger Rick Torres will teach kids about North Texas’ native animals on Saturday at Emily Fowler Central Library.

SATURDAY, FEB. 23

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

4 p.m.  — Denton Matters City Council candidate forum at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. 

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11 a.m.  — Genealogy Meetup at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Beginners to experts can ask questions, share knowledge and access the library's genealogical resources. Bring a laptop. 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. 

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  — UNT Instrument Petting Zoo for ages 8-12 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Members of the North Texas Student Music Educators will let children explore how to play different instruments. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

3 to 4 p.m.  — Native Animals with Ranger Rick Torres, for ages 6-11 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn about wild mammals native to North Texas, and touch real animal furs, skulls, antlers and more. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

YOUTH & TEEN

2 to 4 p.m.  — Rubik's Cube Workshop for ages 8-17 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Local Rubik's Cube expert Jimmy Baker will teach strategies to solve the legendary puzzle block. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — 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.

MUSIC

Denton Songwriters Guild Fundraiser with CityFolk, Sea of Oaks, Wild Natives, Blue GrassFire, Edward Albert Macke 7 p.m. at Armadillo Ale Works. With a silent auction and board games. Free; donations accepted. Visit www.dentonsongwritersguild.com.

Lost in Separation, Under Oblivion, Threnody, BackTalk, Brook Alley 7 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10. 

Chris Welch & the Cicada Killers (album release), Static Diary 8:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

Mouton, Dead Sully, Manifest Destiny's Child, Us Presidents 9 p.m. Backyard on Bell. $5. 

Kolton Sparks Band 9 p.m. at Jack's Tavern. 

SUNDAY, FEB. 24

STAGE

2 p.m. — 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

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

Millennium Brass in a guest artist recital and master class, noon in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free.

Breakfast and Beats with MRCY, Breezomatic, Sanford Black noon-3 p.m. Backyard on Bell. 

The Den-10 Celebration Show with A Taste of Herb, Lizzi Trumbore, Mark Alexander 2 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Benefiting the Denton Community Market. Suggested $10 donation, includes two drink tickets. 

“Chamber Music of Albert Roussel," performed by UNT faculty and students, 3 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free. 

Unamused Dave, Hey Thanks, Abelia, Genius Christ, Yearner 8 p.m. at Denton County Brewing Co. $5. 

Oscillot, Hodge Podge 8 p.m. Backyard on Bell. 

MONDAY, FEB. 25

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 p.m.  — Denton Development Code public meeting in the council chambers at City Hall, 215 E. McKinney St. Visit https://bit.ly/2N0sQP0.

YOUTH & TEEN

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

COMEDY

Paul Slavens 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

MUSIC

Spectrum: Sponsored by Composers Forum 8 p.m. in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre at the UNT Music Building. Free.  

TUESDAY, FEB. 26

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 p.m.  — UNT Honors College presents "Great Conversations," an annual dinner that puts attendees in small groups at tables with a business, community or UNT leader, in the Emerald Ballroom at the UNT Union. $75; includes seated dinner, silent auction and a mixer. For more information, visit honors.unt.edu/great-conversations or call 940-565-2474. For tickets, visit www.untuniontickets.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Drawing Classes for ages 16 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn to copy an image by using a grid. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 6 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

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.

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. Visit http://bit.ly/dplteens

TALKS & THOUGHTS

6 p.m.  — The Burning Plain reading series featuring Brian Clifton, Leta Rebecca Cunningham, Yuki Tanaka and Virginia Lee Wood, at Armadillo Ale Works, 221 S. Bell Ave. Visit www.facebook.com/theburningplainreadingseries.

MUSIC

Tex-Mex Conjunto Freakout featuring Bubba Hernandez with Leo Saenz 7 p.m. at Sweetwater.

Dead Beat Poetry 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10. 

Jeremy Smith Band 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Hunter Strasser Quintet 8-10 p.m. at Denton County Brewing Co.

CB Radio Gorgeous, Born Snapped, Malpractica 8 p.m. Backyard on Bell. Free. 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

FESTIVITIES & FUN

CREATIVE THINKING

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. 

11 a.m. — Story Time for ages 1-5 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. 

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.

7 p.m.  — Family Night Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.

YOUTH & TEEN

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

7:30 p.m.  — 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

UNT Symphony Orchestra 7:30 p.m. in Winspear Hall at UNT's Murchison Performing Arts Center. $8-$10. Call 940-369-7802 or visit thempac.music.unt.edu.

Sara Finkle, Ray Toaster, Cosmotropolis 8 p.m. Backyard on Bell. 

Sol Kitchen 8:30 p.m. at Harvest House. Free.

Hayes Carll, Ben Dickey at Dan's Silverleaf. Sold out. 

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.

March 8-9 — SheRock, Friend With Benefits' two-day musical event celebrating International Women's Day, at Backyard on Bell, 410 N. Bell Ave. Music starts at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8, with Southpaw Preachers, M3cca, Millennial Falcon, Alsace Carcione, Ursa Minor and Lardi B. Saturday, March 9, includes a market of women-owned vendors and businesses from 1 to 5 p.m.; music starts at 6 p.m. with Somogyi, the Red Death, Class Action, Thelma and the Sleaze, Pearl Earl and Sarah Jaffe. $25 for a two-day pass, $15 for a one-day pass. The Saturday market is free to attend. All proceeds will go to the Women's Veterans of America of Denton County. For tickets and more information, visit fwbdenton.com.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

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.

6:30 p.m. April 6 — “Putting on the Glitz," Denton Benefit League's charity ball, at the Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle, 3300 Championship Parkway in Fort Worth. Visit dentonbenefitleague.org.

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.

3:30 p.m. March 3 — First Friday Movie: Teen Titans Go! to the Movies at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Rated PG. Children younger than 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 

YOUTH & TEEN

4 p.m. March 6 — Play With Your Food: "Face the Cookie" 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

7 p.m. Feb. 28 — Learn about the iNaturalist app with TWU professors Camelia Maier and Amy Hammett, during the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting in Room 251 of TWU's Ann Stuart Science Complex. If possible, bring your mobile device with the software. Meeting is free to the public, and social time begins in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.  Visit http://npsot.org/TrinityForks.

8:30 a.m. to noon March 2 — TWU Graduate Program Showcase in TWU's Blagg-Huey Library. Learn about TWU's online and traditional graduate programs, meet faculty members and speak with current graduate students, and learn about scholarships and financial aid options. Visit twu.edu/gradshowcase.

7 to 8:30 p.m. March 4 — Professor's Corner: A Literary Discussion Group at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. TWU professor AnaLouise Keating will discuss social protest poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

6:30 to 8 p.m. March 11 — Popular Fiction Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee and enjoy refreshments. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.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

7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, March 1-2 and 2 p.m. March 2-3 — UNT Theatre presents The Memory Project, a devised work under the direction of Mara Richards Bim, in the Studio Theatre in UNT's Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. $15; $12 for students, seniors and UNT faculty, staff and alumni. Visit danceandtheatre.unt.edu or call 940-565-2428.

7:30 p.m.  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

Thursday Night Music with the Andrew Creekbaum Group 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at UNT on the Square. Free.

Jose Aponte and the Caribe Club 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Sweetwater.

The Pops Carter All Star Band 9 p.m. Feb. 28 at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

7 p.m. March 4 — Brave Combo and Denton High Jazz in concert at the Denton High School Auditorium, 1007 Fulton St. $5; $3 for students. Free for ages 12 and younger. Visit dentonjazz.ticketleap.com.

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.

7:30 p.m. March 19 — Jacob Collier performs as part of UNT's Rawlins Fine Arts Series, in the Auditorium Building, 1401 W. Hickory St. $30 for the general public; $20 for UNT staff, faculty and alumni; free for UNT students and $5 for a student guest ticket. Visit www.untuniontickets.com.

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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