Chickens

Learn about raising poultry in your backyard during a free class on Saturday at Denton’s Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center.

THURSDAY, MAY 30

FESTIVITIES & FUN

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Twilight Tunes presents Cliff Temple in a free concert on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Coming up: June 6, Cameron Hobbs; June 13, Texas Sky. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org

KID STUFF

10 a.m.  — Police Officer Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Read about police officers and learn about bicycle and pedestrian safety from local police officers. Best for ages 1-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

Dice

It’s “Getting Dicey” at the Summer Gaming series for teens on Thursday at North Branch Library.

YOUTH & TEEN

2 p.m.  — Summer Gaming: “Getting Dicey" for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. 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.

ART

6 to 8 p.m.  — Greater Denton Arts Council’s opening reception for “Play Hard or Go Home" by Chrystal McConnell and “Opulent: The Fiber Works of Ginger Cochran" at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

A.M. Ramblers

The A.M. Ramblers play Thursday night at Dan’s Silverleaf, along with Sarah Carrino and Simon Flory.

MUSIC

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

Bad Dad Jokes, Kyoto Lo-Fi, Foxlove, Allegheny Drive, Black Hole Bears, New Avenues 7 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5. 

Crosswinds Jazz Big Band 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

The Legacy Quartet (Jim Riggs, Neil Slater) 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Armadillo Brothers Rock-N-Roll Honky Tonk DJ 8 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

A.M. Ramblers, Sarah Carrino, Simon Flory 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $7-$10. 

FRIDAY, MAY 31

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

7 p.m.  — 2019 Community Arts Recognition Awards at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. This year's CARA celebrates the Denton Benefit League and Artists Enclave of Denton County. With keynote speaker Fred Patterson. $35-$50; tables available. RSVP by May 24 by mail to 400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201; by calling 940-382-2787; or online at www.dentonarts.com.

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. Free. 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

10 a.m.  — Preschool Dance Party at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For ages 2-5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

3:30 p.m.  — “Lone Star Dinosaurs" at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Join Dino Bo to learn about dinosaurs that lived in Texas and see fossils. For ages 5 and older. Free tickets will be distributed at the reference desk at 3 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

3 p.m.  — Photo Scavenger Hunt for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Teams compete to bring back photos of everything on the list. Each team needs a smartphone. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

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

Texas Gentlemen

The Texas Gentlemen will be onstage at Andy’s Bar on Friday night.

MUSIC

Pirastro Strings, five elite double bass players from around the world, 1 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. 

The Texas Gentlemen 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10-$12. 

The Grand Damns, Wild Natives, Rock and Roll Cannibals 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

DJ Dawodu 9 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Claire Morales, Mother Tongues, Helen Kelter Skelter 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

FESTIVITIES & FUN

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 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.

YOUTH & TEEN

2 p.m.  — Perot Museum: Rockets, a rocket-making class for ages 10-17, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

8 to 9:30 a.m.  — National Trails Day at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. Meet for a brief hike led by Master Naturalist Susan Pohlen, and learn about native wildflowers and trees. Free. Register online at https://conta.cc/2wvFFZW.

5 p.m.  — Wildflower Walk at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet outside the Interpretive Nature Center (subject to change). $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

7 p.m.  — Create a Star Wheel at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Join a ranger at Lost Pines Amphitheater to make a star wheel and learn what stars and constellations are in the night sky. Followed at 9:30 p.m. by Stories in the Stars, about the folklore and mythology associated with constellations (park in the day use area and walk to the DORBA parking lot). $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

10 a.m. to noon  — “Caring for Backyard Chickens," a free class led by a Texas A&M AgriLife poultry expert, at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. Visit www.clearcreekdenton.com or call 940-349-8152. Register online at https://conta.cc/2wt8mqE.

ART

3 to 8 p.m.  — Artists Enclave of Denton County's “Eclectic IV," a pop-up art show, at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. Show and sale of original art, including painting, drawing, photography, prints, jewelry and more. Free admission. Visit artistsenclavedenton.com.

STAGE

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

MUSIC

Ray Benson and Katie Shore 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$35. 

Armadillo Ale Works Brewery and Taproom 1-Year Anniversary Party with Starparty, DJ J-Doubles 5 p.m. at Armadillo. 

Let's Make Denton Gucci 4 with LVL9, $MG Cinco, Cooli Cuhh, T$A Mel, Nikolai & Elijah, Kundalini and more 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

The John Sturino Trio 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Utter Depravity, Blastsystem, Hybrid Sun, Alien Ghost Magic, Strong Work, Mom Told Us to Wait Here 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. 

Rei Clone, the Wheel Workers, the Prof. Fuzz 63 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  — Happy Piggy & Bunny Yoga for Charity at Armadillo Ale Works, 221 S. Bell Ave. All-level yoga class alongside animals, benefiting Here's Your Reminder Project. $31; $26 for teachers, students, military and first responders. Visit www.facebook.com/HappyVibesGoatYoga.

4 to 8 p.m.  — Rockin' for Covers, benefiting the Salvation Army of Denton and Serve Denton in their work to address homelessness, at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. With music by George Dunham & the Bird Dogs and Chris Welch & the Cicada Killers. $15 general admission; table sponsorships available. For sponsorship information, call Hank at 940-367-0919. 

STAGE

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Fool for Love by Sam Shepherd at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $15. 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

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

TV Broken 3rd Eye Open 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $3.

MONDAY, JUNE 3

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 p.m.  — 3D printer orientation at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6 p.m.  — Focus group meeting on Denton's outdoor aquatic facilities in the community room at the Denton Natatorium, 2400 Long Road. Denton Parks & Recreation staff will gather input on current and future aquatic facilities and amenities as part of a future master plan. Visit www.dentonparksmasterplan.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  — Acrylic painting, a free class for adults taught by Shay Haas of Indigo Easel, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. No experience necessary. Free tickets will be distributed at the reference desk at 6 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

KID STUFF

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.

3 p.m.  — Elements of Art: “Line, Shape and Space" for ages 5-8 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Read books and do hands-on activities to explore the elements of art. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

4 p.m.  — “Dinosaurs!" with Dino Bo at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Families can learn about well-known dinosaurs and see and touch real fossils. For ages 5 and up. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

COMEDY

The Brave Boys Podcast Live featuring comic Dave Diaz and musician Kiel Grove 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. Free.

MUSIC

Tuesday Night Vocal Jazz with Michelle Hanlon and Josh Hanlon 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Mister Joe's Dixieland Band, Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Briana Marela, Maple, Memoretic 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

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.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  — Read to Rover at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland 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.

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

YOUTH & TEEN

2 p.m.  — DIY Erasers for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free tickets will be distributed at the reference desk at 1:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

3 p.m.  — Teen Food Lab: “Space Food" for ages 10-17 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Sample astronaut cuisine and learn how astronauts eat in zero gravity. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Joe Pat Hennen 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free. 

Bleary Eyed, Upsetting, Rei Clone 7 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $3.

Xiu Xiu, Thor & Friends, MoMWoW, Starfruit, DJ Spin Tendo 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $15-$20. 

Reverends, Mother Tongues, Mr. Breakfast 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

Song Dynasty

Li Liu sings with Song Dynasty, which blends American jazz with Chinese influences. The group celebrates its debut album with a Thursday night show at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater.

IN THE AREA

7 p.m. Thursday — Song Dynasty, an international music group that blends American jazz with traditional Chinese influences, celebrates the release of debut album Searching in the Black Box Theater at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Admission is by donation. 

3 to 10 p.m. Saturday — Fiesta Charra, presented by Vivid Vita Events and the city of Lewisville, at Lewisville Rodeo Arena, 101 Parkway Drive. Free, family-friendly event features horsemanship performances from a traditional charreada, music by groups including La Reunion Norteña, ballet folklorico performances, children's games and activities, food trucks and concessions. Limited parking at rodeo grounds for $10; free shuttle service from Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. Call 214-929-3447.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

5 p.m. June 8 — We Denton Drag It featuring Miss Peppermint at Backyard on Bell, 410 N. Bell Ave. Friends With Benefits Denton's event benefits the Denton County LOSS Team and Trans-Cendence International With music by Dezi 5, Corey TuT and Will Sheridan and local drag and burlesque showcases by Guided Narratives, Crossroads, the Queer Off and Glitterbomb Denton. $15 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit fwbdenton.com.

June 15-26 — Mayor's Day of Concern for the Hungry food drive for local food pantries at participating nonprofit and business locations around Denton. To find dropoff locations, see a list of needed items, make online donations and more, visit www.unitedwaydenton.org/mdoc. Mayor's Day of Concern at the Denton Community Market will be at 11 a.m. June 29. 

8 a.m. June 15 — Bryce Brave Benefit Softball Tournament, raising money for medical care for a 1-year-old boy with Menkes syndrome, at North Lakes Park. (Rescheduled from rained-out April date.) $300 per team with roster (men and coed, three-game minimum); $20 pay-at-the-plate; $20 home run derby, $10 home run band. Call Chris at 940-367-8987 or Corey 903-821-9774, or visit www.facebook.com/brycebrave2017.

6 to 7:30 p.m. June 24 — “When Will My Street Be Done?", a town hall meeting with Denton City Council member Paul Meltzer featuring City Engineer Todd Estes, at Denton Fire Station 7, 4201 Vintage Blvd. 

GARDENING

10 a.m. to noon June 8 — “Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Gardening for Wildlife," a free class at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. To register, visit https://conta.cc/2QzBmpH.

KID STUFF

10 to 11 a.m. June 8 — 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

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 8 — 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

ART

6 to 8 p.m. June 7 — Opening reception for “Merging Visions," the Visual Arts Society of Texas' and the Denton Poets Assembly's collaborative exhibit of art and poetry, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Event includes a drawing for vintage glass, porcelain and ceramic swans from the estate of Mary Smith Williamson and a silent auction for 6-by-6-inch paintings. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

6:30 to 8 p.m. June 10 — Popular Fiction Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Discuss Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and enjoy refreshments. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

STAGE

June 7-16 — Denton Community Theatre presents Lend Me a Tenor at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Performances at 7:30 p.m. June 7-8 and June 13-15; 2 p.m. June 9 and 16. $10-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

John Paul White 6:30 p.m. June 6 at Andy's Bar.

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

Carlos Averhoff Jazz Quartet 8-10 p.m. June 6 at Sweetwater. Free. 

Pops Carter 100th Birthday Celebration with Greggae, Dave Shaw, the Funkmonsters, Texas Slim, Clarence Pitts, Bill Cornish and more 8 p.m. June 6 at Harvest House. 

Anthler 9 p.m. June 6 at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

Brave Combo 9 p.m. June 7 at Andy's Bar.

Marlonpalooza with Steve Gnash, Pat Ron, Dandii Sun, Ol Dirty Space Cadet, Pretty Boy Aaron, Gold Brick Thieves, Ooey Gooeys, Alias, Bloodhound, 80s Blonde, Facing Worlds, Fist of Fury 4:30 p.m. June 8 at Andy's Bar. $15-$20. 

Eleven Hundred Springs 5 p.m. June 8 at Dan's Silverleaf. $12-$15. 

Zac Wilkerson, Tyler Rogers 9 p.m. June 8 at Dan's Silverleaf. $8-$10. 

The Infamists, Radio Wore, Sungaze, Static Creatures 8 p.m. June 9 at Dan's Silverleaf. $5. 

Machine Girl, Flesh Narc, Good Housekeeping 8 p.m. June 10 at Andy's Bar. $8-$10. 

Sweetwater Jazz Quartet 8-10 p.m. June 11 at Sweetwater. Free. 

Metalachi 8 p.m. June 12 at Andy's Bar. $15. 

Astronautalis 8 p.m. June 14 at Andy's Bar. $20. 

Hunt the Dinosaur, Chernobyl the Secret, the Othello Syndrome, Dispositions, Debutante Brawl 7 p.m. June 15 at Andy's Bar. $9-$12. 

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