Cinco de Mayo

Children from Woodrow Wilson Elementary School’s Ballet Folklorico ride on a trailer during Denton’s Cinco de Mayo parade in 2018.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

FESTIVITIES & FUN

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Twilight Tunes presents the UNT Steel Drum Band in a free concert at today's rain location, the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org.

KID STUFF

1:30 p.m. — Animal Hunts at the Library: Cheetah for ages 5-9 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. 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

8 to 11 p.m. — Screensaver Collection, a series of generative video works by Everest Pipkin, will be looping at 153b, the new window gallery in the courtyard behind the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT, 405 S. Welch St. Check the back of the building for a glowing window. Visit 153b.tumblr.com.

MUSIC

UNT Jazz Showcase featuring Jennifer Barnes 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free.

J. Allert, Skagg Philips, Bayleigh Cheek at Harvest House. 

Darwin, HXXS, Trial Drug 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

FRIDAY, MAY 3

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

7 to 10:30 p.m. — 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.

STAGE

7 p.m.  — Fired Up! The Story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, a lighthearted musical retelling of the Bible story, at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Visit www.fumc-denton.com.

7:30 p.m.  — Music Theatre of Denton presents My Fair Lady at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $15-$25. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

DANCE

7 p.m.  — Hypella Dance Company presents The Hollow, an original choreographic work that explores life after destruction, at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $17 general admission. For tickets, visit tututix.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Hypella.

ART

8 to 11 p.m. — Screensaver Collection, a series of generative video works by Everest Pipkin, will be looping at 153b, the new window gallery in the courtyard behind the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT, 405 S. Welch St. Check the back of the building for a glowing window. Visit 153b.tumblr.com.

MUSIC

Astragal, Sad Cops, Bowtiger, LURK 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $7.

Dieselbeast, In Spite of Madness, Stone Wolf, Space Ape 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5.

Salty Lady Burlesque presents "Bombshell Blues," a live band burlesque show, 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $10-$20. 

Denton County Farm Heritage Day

Families learn how corn used to be ground and milled during Denton County Farm Heritage Day last year at the Denton Historical Park. The Denton County Office of History and Culture’s event takes place again this Saturday during the Denton Community Market.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

6:30 p.m.  — Denton's Best Medicine: Life's a Fiesta, Denton Community Health Clinic's annual gala, at Springhill Suites, 1434 Centre Place Drive. Dinner, entertainment and awards presentation. $75. Visit www.dentonchc.org/sponsorship/gala2019 or call Alice at 940-600-7527. 

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, and children's activities. Free admission. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  — Denton County Farm Heritage Day during the Denton Community Market at the Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry St. Free, family-friendly event includes antique tractors, displays and demonstrations, a kids' tractor pull, crafts, tips from AgriLife and Texas Master Gardeners, and more. Visit dentoncount­y.com/chos.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  — Denton Cinco de Mayo, a day of music, art, food and family fun, at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. The festival begins at 10 a.m. with the Cinco de Mayo parade around the Square. Visit www.facebook.com/denton5demayo.

GARDENING

9 a.m.  — Denton County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane. Sale will run until 2 p.m. or until sellout. Texas native plants, herbs, ground covers, bedding plants, perennials, pass-along plants and more, plus a furniture vendor and Master Gardeners available to answer your gardening questions. Visit dcmga.com.

10 a.m.  — Monarch Waystations for North Texas at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. Learn about monarchs and their migration, and how to help bolster their population. Visit www.clearcreekdenton.com or call 940-349-8152.

CREATIVE THINKING

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Magazine Day at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Exchange your old magazines and pick up a variety of adult and youth titles. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MARKETPLACE

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Guyer High School Band Craft Fair at 7501 Teasley Lane. Craft vendors plus a silent auction. Admission is free. Visit http://bit.ly/2UUVGHx or email wendy@pape.us.com

KID STUFF

10 a.m.  — Author visit with Ricky Gazelle, a local children's book author, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Gazelle will read excerpts from Dory Gets a Forever Family, followed by book-related activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

3 p.m.  — Wildflower Walk and Art 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.

6 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 to make a star wheel and learn what stars and constellations are in the night sky. Then, at 9 p.m., meet at the DORBA parking lot for Stories in the Stars, about the folklore and mythology associated with constellations. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

STAGE

7:30 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents My Fair Lady at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $15-$25. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

DANCE

7 p.m. — Hypella Dance Company presents The Hollow, an original choreographic work that explores life after destruction, at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $17 general admission. For tickets, visit tututix.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Hypella.

ART

8 to 11 p.m. — Screensaver Collection, a series of generative video works by Everest Pipkin, will be looping at 153b, the new window gallery in the courtyard behind the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT, 405 S. Welch St. Check the back of the building for a glowing window. Visit 153b.tumblr.com.

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove

SCREEN

2 p.m.  — Free screening of Dr. Strangelove at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For ages 16 and up. Rated PG. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

4 p.m.  — Denton Community Chorus Spring Concert: "Songs of Yesteryear" at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2550 Post Oak Drive in Corinth. Featuring selections from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Free, but donations will be accepted and there will be a raffle auction. Visit www.dentoncommunitychorus.org.

Post-Kentucky Derby Party with Slobberbone 6 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $12-$15.

Chase Huglin, the Happy Alright, Allegheny Drive, Grand Child, Springtime and the Changes, Honey + Wine, Will Herridge, Griffin Holtby 6 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $10.

The Red Death, Dietrich, Crooked Bones 9 p.m. at Harvest House. 

Super Hero/Super Villain, Svenny Baby, Doug Funnie 9 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $7. 

Rachel Zebrosky, Pepe Valdez & His Trio 9:30 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $8-$10.

Crawfish

The 23rd annual Denton Mudbug Boil, which raises money for local charities, takes place Sunday.

SUNDAY, MAY 5

FESTIVITIES & FUN

Noon to 6 p.m.  — 23rd annual Mudbug Boil at 1206 W. Hickory St. Live music, gumbo cook-off, silent auction and 4,000 pounds of crawfish. $25 for all-you-can-eat. Proceeds benefit Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home, Denton County Friends of the Family, GOAL, Friends With Benefits, Knights of Columbus and Michael's Memories. With music by Isaac Hoskins, High School Caesar, Raised Right Men and E.B. the Younger. Visit http://bit.ly/2UVKtGU.

STAGE

2 p.m. — Music Theatre of Denton presents My Fair Lady at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $15-$25. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.musictheatreofdenton.com.

4 p.m.  — Fired Up! The Story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, a lighthearted musical retelling of the Bible story, at First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Locust St. Visit www.fumc-denton.com.

DANCE

1 p.m. — Hypella Dance Company presents The Hollow, an original choreographic work that explores life after destruction, at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. $17 general admission. For tickets, visit tututix.com. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Hypella.

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

ART

8 to 11 p.m. — Screensaver Collection, a series of generative video works by Everest Pipkin, will be looping at 153b, the new window gallery in the courtyard behind the Texas Fashion Collection at UNT, 405 S. Welch St. Check the back of the building for a glowing window. Visit 153b.tumblr.com.

MUSIC

4 p.m. — Denton Bach Society Showcase Concert and "Land That I Love" at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Ave. Featuring the winners of the 2019 DBS Competition for Young Musicians, Christian Luevano on double bass, Perren-Luc Thiessen on piano and soprano Evrithiki Bailey, and the Denton Bach Choir, conducted by Andrew Dittman. Free. Visit www.dentonbach.com.

Cinco de Mayo Pam Brunch with Mariachi Quetzal noon at Dan's Silverleaf. $20, includes brunch. 

Breakfast and Beats noon-3 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Offended by Everything, On Better Terms, Nu-95, Orenda, City of Auburn, New Heroes 6:30 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $10.

Queen for a Day 7 p.m. at Harvest House. $5.

Virgil Virgil, Lefty Parker, Dan Arrey 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free.

MONDAY, MAY 6

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.  — Learn to solder at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Learn the basics of soldering and create a light-up badge. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 6:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

MUSIC

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

TUESDAY, MAY 7

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10 a.m.  — National Drinking Water Week: Wastewater Facility Tour at Pecan Creek Water Reclamation Plant, 1100 S. Mayhill Road. Limited to 20 attendees. To register, visit www.sustainabledenton.com

CREATIVE THINKING

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Drawing Class for ages 16 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn to convey distance and depth. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 6 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

HH Patio Jams with Juicy the Emissary 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

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

Trench, Trauma Ray, Record Setter 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $3. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

TALKS & THOUGHTS

1 to 2 p.m.  — Senior Living 101 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Join representatives from Willow Bend ASsited Living Center to learn how to help loved ones navigate the transition to senior living. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

GARDENING

6 to 8 p.m.  — National Drinking Water Week: Water Wise Landscape at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free Texas AgriLife Extension class teaches you how to use the natural flow of runoff water on your property to help support your plants, and how to mitigate standing water. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Rachel Laven, Nathan Evans Fox, Isaac Hoskins, Sarah Carrino 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$8. 

Big Loser, Upsetting, Genius Christ 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5.

IN THE AREA

Thursday through Sunday — The Wall That Heals, a mobile three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, is on display at Lewisville Lake Park, just west of the Bob Wiseman Soccer Complex, off Lake Park Road and Mill Street in Lewisville. Visit www.vvmf.org

FUTURE BOOKINGS

FESTIVITIES & FUN

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 — Second annual Krumtry Fest, hosted by Krum FFA parents and friends, at Krum Middle School, 805 E. McCart St. Craft and vendor show, carnival games and amusement rides, a car show, inflatables, a dunking booth, barrel train, petting zoo, pony rides, cow patty bingo, "Kiss a Pig" contest, wiener dog races, a street dance, entertainment and more. Carnival midway will be open 5-10 p.m. May 17 and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. May 18. For more information, call Stephanie Thompson at 940-367-5182.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10 a.m. May 9 — National Drinking Water Week: Water Supply Facility Tour at Lake Lewisville Water Production Plant, 1701 Spencer Road, one of two plants that produces drinking water for the city of Denton. Limited to 20 attendees. To register, visit www.sustainabledenton.com

10 a.m. May 11 — SPAN/Meals on Wheels of Denton County's Tricky Tray for a Cause, a raffle and auction fundraiser, at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Raffle and live auction event with a variety of prizes valued at $20 to above $300, plus food, refreshments and entertainment. $20 general admission; $5 -$15 for one raffle ticket. Guests buy tickets and place them in a container next to the item they would like to win, followed by a drawing for each prize. Visit spantrickytray.eventbrite.com or call 940-382-2224.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11 — Monsignor King Outreach Center open house at 300 S. Woodrow Lane. Visit www.kingoutreachcenter.com.

11:30 a.m. May 11 — Boil Through the Nations, a crawfish boil benefiting Strategic Impact in Africa, at Denton County Brewing Co., 200 E. McKinney St. Visit strategicimpact.ticketspice.com/2019-boil-ttn to buy advance tickets — $35 for all-you-can-eat, $20 for a platter (1 1/2 pounds). On the day of the event, $40 for all-you-can-eat, $25 for a platter. Serving from 11:30 a.m. until sellout. 

12:30 to 3 p.m. May 11 — Oakmont Women's Club Mother's Day Charity Tea at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. Interstate 35E in Corinth. Three-course tea menu, a hat contest, door prizes and the Name-a-Rose raffle drawing. Nonprofit club raises money for 10 local charities. Tickets cost $30; deadline is April 30 (no tickets will be sold at the door). For tickets, call Connie Prendergast at 940-326-9461 or Sue Hague at 940-326-9417. 

6:30 p.m. May 17 — Saddle Up for the Homeless, benefiting the Monsignor King Outreach Center, at the Downtowner. Sold out. Visit www.kingoutreachcenter.com.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18 — Historic Denton's Porch and Garden Tour, a tour of five locations in the neighborhoods around Calhoun Middle School, plus an art exhibit of Dorothy Bertine's work, music, artists, plant vendors, a carriage ride and more. Advance tickets cost $10 at http://bit.ly/2PDasgc. After May 15, tickets will be $15 for adults, $5 for students. Email historicdentoninc@gmail.com.

GARDENING

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 — Denton County Master Gardener Association Garden Tour, a self-guided tour of five Denton County gardens in Argyle, Corinth, the Lantana area and Lake Dallas. $10 advance tickets are available at dcmga.com and at Calloway's Nursery in Denton, Lewisville and Flower Mound, Four Seasons Nursery and Meador Nursery. $15 at the gate on tour day; or $5 admission to a single garden. Free for children 12 and younger. 

Daily — Free self-guided tours of 1,000 rose bushes during daylight hours at Gemini Peach and Rose Farm, 1301 Haggard Lane.  Grower Jim Herbison is a consulting rosarian certified by the American Rose Society. Visit www.geminipeachandrosefarm.com. For questions, call 940-230-5422.

KID STUFF

6 p.m. May 10 — Free Movie in the ParkCoco at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Bounce houses will go up at 6 p.m. for kids, and the movie will start at 8 p.m. on an outdoor screen. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Visit www.dentonparks.com

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

11 a.m. May 13 — 16th annual Monsignor King Open, benefiting the Monsignor King Outreach Center, at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. $120 per golfer, or $440 for a foursome; sponsorships available. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Roy Metzler at 940-391-1593. For registration and sponsorship, call Janell Trachta and 940-390-4012. Visit www.kingoutreachcenter.com.

8 a.m. May 18 — Erick's Fun Run: Run for Those Who Can't at Guyer High School, 7501 Teasley Lane. 5K race in honor of Erick Gutierrez, who died in 2012 while he was a senior at Guyer, will raise money for Camp Summit. $30, includes T-shirt; $25 for Guyer students and staff. Visit https://lbrynnk.wixsite.com/ericksfunrun.

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