Next to Normal

Music Theatre of Denton presents “Next to Normal” by Brian Yorkey this weekend and next at the NCTC/Denton Community Theatre Black Box Theater.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

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

CREATIVE THINKING

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

6 p.m. — Paper Play: Origami Boxes and Star Books for ages 14 and up at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Use colorful patterned paper to make simple origami boxes (6 p.m.) and star books (7 p.m.). Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6 to 8 p.m. — Merging Visions Workshop Series: “Creative Recycling: Torn Paper Collage" at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Led by Nel Dorn Byrd, Christine Irving and Becca Hines. Free. To register, 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 p.m. — Mad Science: Moon Odyssey at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Kids 6 and older will learn about space travel. Free tickets will be distributed at 3 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7 p.m. — Death and Dessert Mystery Book Club: “Bedlam on the Bayou" (Louisiana Mysteries) at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Email kimberly.wells@cityofdenton.com for a reading list.

MUSIC

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

Reliant K2, Chromagnus, Heavy Pulp, Doomfall, Monogamizer 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

Carlos Averhoff Jr. Quartet 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

Roger Hunt Trio 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater.

Jules Vermin and the Rodents, Calculated Chaos, Beaver 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. Free.

Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks, Taylor Young Band 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$15. 

Frozen

“Frozen” is Friday’s Family Fun Movie at North Branch Library.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

FESTIVITIES & FUN

7 p.m. — Christmas in July at Backyard on Bell, 410 N. Bell Ave. With a toy drive for Toys for Tots, vendors and music by SeaFire, ALT GRL, Suburban Wildlife, Paro Band, Trvde Winds, Mallory Jones and Bret Crow. $5 admission. Visit www.backyardonbell.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Friday Crafters at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Macrame Workshop led by Mary Cresson at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn the two basic knots used in macrame and make two keychains. Free tickets will be distributed starting at 9 a.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

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

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.

10 a.m. — Splish Splash Story Time with stories and songs, followed by splash time, at Water Works Park, 2400 Long Road. Free, but guests are limited to the children's play pool and must leave by 10:45 a.m. or pay park admission.

11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs and puppets for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers.

4 p.m. — Family Fun MovieFrozen 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. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Next to Normal at the DCT/NCTC Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $25; $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

MUSIC

The Bowdarks 7 p.m. at LSA Burger Co. 

The Roommates, Risinger, Löded Question, Mute, Monsters Made Me, Ravenhill 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5-$7.

Stefan Karlsson Quintet 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

The Turning (album release), Davy Mooney & Friends, For Now, Souris-Jordan Jazz Orchestra 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

The Posies, Daniel Markham 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $20-$25. 

DJ Dawodu 9 p.m. at Harvest House.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

8 a.m. to noon — 2019 Energy Summit & Fair, presented by U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, at UNT's Discovery Park, 3940 N. Elm St. Free event helps North Texans learn to save on energy spending and includes the Energy Fair and Fuel Efficient Auto Show. Visit burgess.house.gov/energysummit or call 940-497-5031.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Denton's 4WD Roundup at Ryan High School, 5101 E. McKinney St. School supply drive benefiting Ryan High teachers. Enter your 4x4 to show off. Donate a school supply item, and get one vote to cast for your favorite 4x4. With vendors, food and giveaways. Sponsored by Jimmy Baker State Farm, the Off-Road Club and Color Customs Collision. Visit http://bit.ly/328Wf0j.

3 p.m. — BBQ, Beats and Brews 4 at the Bearded Monk, 122 E. McKinney St. Barbecue cook-off benefiting Serve Denton. Sample and judge barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. for a $10 donation. Sign up your barbecue team at tinyurl.com/y3k9mu6v. Visit www.beardedmonk.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. Free admission. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

2 to 4 p.m. — Saturday Crafternoons at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. 

KID STUFF

10 a.m. — Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

10 a.m. — Storytime Live! at Kiddie Academy of Union Park, 4387 Union Park Blvd. in Little Elm. Story reading and classroom visit with children's book characters Curious George and Pinkalicious. Free. 

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

11 a.m. — Dino Bo: “Carnivores vs. Herbivores" at Explorium Denton children's museum, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 214. Learn how carnivores hunted and how herbivores kept from becoming a meal, and examine real dinosaur fossils. Included in regular museum admission, $5-$6. Visit www.exploriumdenton.org.

4 p.m. — Moon Landings for ages 5-10 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Explore the moon with hands-on activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 to 10:30 a.m. — Birding 101 at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Learn the basics of birding with a ranger, and go on a short hike. Meet 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.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Bank Fishing Basics at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Join a ranger to learn how to fish. Poles and tackle provided; bring your own bait. Meet at Elm Fork Park at the Greenbelt Corridor trailhead, in the area below the dam. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

ART

1 p.m. — Gallery talk and Q&A with artist Chrystal McConnell, whose installation, "Play Hard or Go Home," is in the Gough Gallery at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Next to Normal at the DCT/NCTC Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $25; $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Lilac Kings, Cliffdiver, Corusco, Golden Week, Allegheny Drive, Bad Dad Jokes 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5. 

Soul Patrol (acoustic) 8 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe.

It Looks Sad, Hey Cowboy, Sad Cops 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $10-$12. 

Sleezus Fist, Worm Suicide, Working Class Cannibals 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $8. 

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

Animal Farm (Pink Floyd tribute) 9 p.m. at Harvest House.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

STAGE

2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents Next to Normal at the DCT/NCTC Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $25; $20 for seniors, $15 for students. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.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

5 p.m. — “Seven Year Itch," Spiderweb Salon's birthday party and record release for Put a Record On, at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. With music by Charlie Moore, Sarah Ruth, Andy Cox, Rosie, Isabel Crespo, Blendways, Kitbashes and more. $10; $20 for admission and record. Visit www.spiderwebsalon.com.

Ghost Key, Distinguisher, My Apologies, the Optimist, Tooth & Nail 7 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10-$12. 

Wax Logic (covering Pink Floyd) and Puddin Taine (covering Led Zeppelin) 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

MONDAY, JULY 15

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 8:45 p.m. — “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.

MUSIC

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

Beehive

Michelle Boerst, co-founder of the Denton County Beekeepers Association, searches through an observation hive for a queen bee during a presentation in 2018. Boerst will visit Denton’s North Branch Library on Tuesday afternoon to teach kids about pollinators.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

MARKETPLACE

7 a.m. to sellout — Denton County Farmers Market on Carroll Boulevard at Mulberry Street. Visit www.dentonfarmersmar­ket.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. — Sensory Story Time for children with special needs at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For ages 3-9. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

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. — The Buzz About Bees for ages 5-10 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn about bees and see an observation hive with Michelle Boerst of Bursting Bees Apiary. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. — Elementary Adventure Time: "Space Race" 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

SCREEN

6 p.m. — Movies on the SquareLittle, a free screening inside UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Rated PG-13. Call 940-369-8257 or visit http://untonthesquare.unt.edu

MUSIC

Rosana Eckert & Friends 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater.

Natalie Gandy and the Friends 4 Band 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. 

Jim Shorts, Mah Kee Oh, Trial Drug, Dear Darren 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

Robert Ellis, Frankie Leonie 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10-$15. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

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.

YOUTH & TEEN

3 to 5 p.m. — “Winter in July" for ages 10-17 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Watch The Grinch, learn to make fake snow and sip on hot cocoa. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Polly Maynard (classical guitar) 5:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

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

Midas, Smokey Mirror, Maestro Maya 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5. 

Ice cream

Kids can learn about making ice cream from Ken Willis, owner of Beth Marie’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, during South Branch Library’s popular “We All Scream for Ice Cream” event next week.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

8 p.m. July 20 — KUZU: Revolution II at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. Nonprofit community radio station KUZU-FM (92.9) celebrates its second birthday with music, DJs, poetry, art installations and visuals, vendors and food trucks. Music by Heavy Pulp, Cure for Paranoia, Strays, Starfruit, Hey Cowboy, the Birds of Night and Isaac Hoskins. Visit www.kuzu.fm

7 p.m. July 27 — ADA 29, a disability rights rally commemorating the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Featuring Julie Ross, Sean Pevsner, Lauren Taylor, Alejandrina Guzman and more. Visit http://bit.ly/2YbR6Cq.

8 p.m. to midnight July 20 — Dancing in the Moonlight: Lunar Landing Anniversary Party at Explorium Denton children's museum, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 214. Adults-only party includes dancing to music from the Mary Boppins Band, a swing lesson from the Denton Swing Society, stargazing, child-free play at the museum, and light appetizers and a drink ticket. Advance tickets are $20 each or $35 per couple; at the door, $25 per person. Visit www.exploriumdenton.org.

GARDENING

7 p.m. July 25 — “The Benefit of Bees," a presentation by Jan Hodson, during the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting, in Room 259 of TWU's Ann Stuart Science Complex. Learn about bees and a beekeeper's tools and equipment. Meeting is free to the public, and social time begins in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Visit http://npsot.org/TrinityForks.

KID STUFF

2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. July 18 — “We All Scream for Ice Cream" for ages 5 and up at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about the history of ice cream and make your own with Ken Willis of Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream. Limited space; free tickets will be distributed 30 minutes before event. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6 to 8 p.m. July 18 — Wild About Summer sensory-friendly grand-opening event at Behavioral Innovations Denton, 2532 Lillian Miller Parkway. A chance to meet wild animals, plus an autism resource fair, snow cones and children's activities. RSVP at www.biautism.com.

10:30 a.m. to noon July 20 — Greater Denton Arts Council Family Program, on the third Saturday of the month at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Explore how words inspire images and vice versa with poetry games and an art project. $5 per child, ages 6-12 (adults do not need a ticket). To register, call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.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.

MUSIC

Drew Phelps Group 8-10 p.m. July 18 at Sweetwater.

Rick Eye, Matt Burgess, Reece McLean 8 p.m. July 18 at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

Honin, Big Heaven, Phlowerie 8 p.m. July 18 at Harvest House. Free. 

Chris Watson and the Retrophonics 8 p.m. July 18 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$15. 

The Hormones, Madaline, Drink Fight Thugs, Merrows 8 p.m. July 19 at Andy's Bar. $5. 

Two Tons of Steel 9 p.m. July 19 at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$12. 

John Vanderslice, Baptist Generals 8 p.m. July 20 at Andy's Bar. $12-$15.

Alejandro Escovedo 8 p.m. July 20 at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$25. 

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis 5 p.m. July 21 at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$20. 

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