Family Fun Health Night

Health Services of North Texas’ free Family Fun Health Night takes place Thursday evening at Lone Star Events and Sports.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

The Hope Trust

The Hope Trust — featuring brothers Kelly Upshaw, right, and Mike Upshaw — will play downtown for Thursday evening’s Twilight Tunes.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

5:30 to 8 p.m.  — Health Services of North Texas' Family Fun Health Night at Lone Star Events and Sports, 222 S. Mayhill Road, Suite 101. Free roller-skating for all and free healthy snacks, plus information about health and summer programs and Medicaid & CHIP enrollment. Visit www.healthntx.org or call 940-381-1501.

FESTIVITIES & FUN

5 p.m. to midnight — Texas Gay Rodeo Association's Texas Tradition Country Fair at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. $5 parking. Visit tgra.org.

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Twilight Tunes presents the Hope Trust in a free concert on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Coming up: May 30, Cliff Temple. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org.

Weeds

Sustainable Denton presents “Weed ’Em and Reap: Weeds and Watering,” a free class, on Thursday at Emily Fowler Central Library.

GARDENING

6 p.m.  — “Weed ’Em and Reap: Weeds and Watering," a free class for homeowners at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how to manage weeds effectively without overuse of chemicals and time, and when to water and when to wait. To register, visit www.sustainabledenton.com.

7 p.m. — “Yard Art Smarts," a presentation by Lynda Harvey, during the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting, in Room 251 of TWU's Ann Stuart Science Complex. Harvey, a Denton County Master Gardener, will discuss design principles in selecting yard art to achieve harmony between plants and accent pieces. Meeting is free to the public, and social time begins in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.  Visit http://npsot.org/TrinityForks.

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.

MUSIC

7:30 p.m.  — “Slavic Beauty: Sacred Music From the Russian Lands" at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 300 W. Oak St. Featuring the St. Maximus the Confessor Orthodox Church Choir and Russian vocal ensemble ChoRuss from St. Petersburg. 

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

Bubba Hernandez En Fuego 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

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

Madaline, Johnny's Big Red Rocket, Garbage Fighters, Brotherhood 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. 

Truth Club, Crisan, Starfruit, Ollie 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

The BoomBachs, Daniel Porter Trio 8 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Jimmy Smith, Pat McKay, Claude Bernard, Chris Flemmons, Max Johnston (of the Gourds) 8 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $7-$10. 

FRIDAY, MAY 24

FESTIVITIES & FUN

5 p.m. to midnight — Texas Gay Rodeo Association's Texas Tradition Country Fair at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. TGRA Royalty competition and step-downs at 7 p.m.; barrel race at 5 p.m., with barrel race exhibitions at 3 p.m. $5 parking. Visit tgra.org.

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.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

9 p.m.  — “Wonders of the Night” at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at Lost Pines Amphitheater for a short talk by a ranger and a half-mile night hike. $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

Noon to 1 p.m.  — Lunch & Learn: “Cyber Security — Essentials to Protecting Your Network" at Stoke Denton, 608 E. Hickory St., Suite 128. David Evenden, owner and founder of Standard User Cyber Security, will talk about the four main pillars of enterprise cybersecurity. Free for Stoke members, $6 for nonmembers. Register at stokedenton.com/even­ts.

ART

7 to 11 p.m.  — Opening reception for Envision Arts' "Fruit Punch," a group art exhibition, at Armadillo Ale Works, 221 S. Bell Ave. Best in show award to be presented at 8 p.m. Visit www.envisionartshow.com. To RSVP, email envisionartshow@gmail.com

MUSIC

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

The Shortlist 7 p.m. at LSA Burger. 

Rosegarden Funeral Bart, Dezorah, Springtime and the Changes, Manifest Destiny's Child 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5. 

When the Clock Strikes, Cliffdiver, Ulcers 8 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5. 

The Cosmic Creeps, Maestro Maya, Whale Water 8 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. 

“Bar Band Does Bob Dylan" 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $7-$12. 

Naked Lunch: A Steely Dan Tribute 9 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $15-$18. 

SATURDAY, MAY 25

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.

Noon to midnight  — Texas Gay Rodeo Association's Texas Tradition Rodeo and Country Fair at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. $10 tickets at the gate; free for children 5 and under. $5 parking. Visit tgra.org.

CREATIVE THINKING

1 to 4 p.m.  — Beginning crochet workshop at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Limited to six students. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 12:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

10 a.m.  — “Wildlife Detectives," an easy half-mile hike for Junior Rangers to spot critter clues, at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at Lost Pines Amphitheater. Then at 2 p.m., meet at the amphitheater for "Busy Beavers." $7 entrance fee for ages 13 and older. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

9:30 to 11 a.m.  — Genealogy Meetup, for beginners to experts, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring your own laptop and ask questions and share knowledge. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

STAGE

8 p.m.  — Spiderweb Salon presents Table Manners at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. #Pleased is a hyper-collaborative creative production involving performance, music, dance, poetry and more. Table Manners will address community, chosen family, and what it means to make room for everyone at the table. Free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Visit www.spiderwebsalon.com.

MUSIC

Punk Palooza Market + Music with Mutha-Falcon, Upsetting, the Sheets, Vanastro, Soggy and about 30 vendors, 2 p.m.-midnight at Backyard on Bell. $5 cover. Donations accepted for Community Bail Fund of North Texas, book drive for Denton County Jail. 

Memories of Dying Days, Within the Giant's Reach, Civil Unrest, Inherit the Horror 7 p.m. at J&J's Pizza. $10. 

Daniel Sampley 7:30 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe. 

Character.'s Birthday Sock-Hop 2" with Character. & the Method Actors, West Oxking and the One Night Crusade, Pudge & Ritchy Flo, DJ Party McFly, host Josh Johnson 8 p.m. at Andy's Bar. $5.

SUNDAY, MAY 26

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

7 p.m. — Dylanfest 2019: "The Gospel Music of Bob Dylan" with Tex Zimmerman and His All-Star Revue at First Presbyterian Church, features special guests Beverly Hoch and the Dylanfest Gospel Choir. Benefiting Instruments of Change, a musical charity with ongoing projects in South Africa and New Orleans. Visit www.dylanfest.org

FESTIVITIES & FUN

Noon to midnight — Texas Gay Rodeo Association's Texas Tradition Rodeo and Country Fair at the North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. $10 tickets at the gate; free for children 5 and under. $5 parking. Visit tgra.org.

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

“Bloody Brunch," with emo/metal DJ set from YSA, noon-3 p.m. at Andy's Bar. With a Bloody Mary bar, benefiting Friends With Benefits' scholarship program. 

Possessed by Paul James 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. $12-$15. 

Feels Surreal 6 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

Trauma Ray, Sprawwl, Antigua, Flowerbed 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

MONDAY, MAY 27

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

5 to 8 p.m. — Dylanfest 2019 with Tex Zimmerman and His All-Star Revue at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St., with special guests Ginny Mack and Thad Bonduris. Benefiting Instruments of Change, a musical charity with ongoing projects in South Africa and New Orleans. $20 suggested donation. Visit www.dylanfest.org

TUESDAY, MAY 28

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

8 a.m. to noon  — Volunteer Litter Pickup Day at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at 8 a.m. for a morning briefing, or show up any time before noon to lend a hand. Buckets and litter pickers will be provided while they last. Meet in Pavilion 1 in the Day Use Area. Bring work gloves, water and sun protection. Entry fees will be waived for volunteers. Call 940-686-2148 or visit tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake.

6:30 p.m.  — Screening of American Creed, a PBS documentary with a seminar-style conversation led by historian David Kennedy and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. The film's purpose is to encourage respectful dialogue regarding American ideals within communities. UNT professor Carol Wickstrom will facilitate discussion. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

7 to 8 p.m.  — Game Night for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. 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.

Ginny Mac 8-10 p.m. at Steve's Wine Bar. Free.

Gypsy Kats 8-10 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Blessed, Final Broadcast, Audio Rivals 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Real Texas Radio with Prophets and Outlaws, Max Flinn 9 p.m. at LSA Burger.

Gregg KaZam

Magician Gregg KaZam (aka Gregg Diamant) will present a free show Wednesday at South Branch Library.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

KID STUFF

10 a.m.  — Denton Public Library's Bring-a-Blanket Story Time on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Best for ages 1-5. Rain location is inside the courthouse. 

3 p.m.  — Gregg KaZam magic show at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free tickets will be distributed at the reference desk at 2:30 p.m. 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.

COMEDY

Harvest House Comedy Show featuring Laron Wright, Peng Dang, Melanie Gotz, Devin Clark, Joey Johnson 9 p.m. at Harvest House. 

MUSIC

A Taste of Herb 5 p.m. at Dan's Silverleaf. Free.

The Not Normal Variety Show 7-10 p.m. at Killer's Tacos. $5.

FUTURE BOOKINGS

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

7 p.m. May 31 — 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.

4 to 8 p.m. June 2 — 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. 

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

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.

ART

6 to 8 p.m. May 30 — 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.

3 to 8 p.m. June 1 — 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.

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

8 p.m. May 28 — Nerd Nite Denton at the Bearded Monk, 122 E. McKinney St. Talks include "Denton County Remembrance Project: Bring Home Denton's Beam," "Latinos at the Square Podcast" and "Denton for Diversity." Free. Visit www.facebook.com/NerdNiteDenton.

STAGE

May 31-June 2 — Denton Community Theatre presents Fool for Love by Sam Shepherd at the Black Box Theatre, 318 E. Hickory St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 31-June 1 and 2 p.m. June 2. $15. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

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

Crosswinds Jazz Big Band 8-10 p.m. May 30 at Sweetwater. Free. 

A.M. Ramblers, Sarah Carrino, Simon Flory 8 p.m. May 30 at Dan's Silverleaf. $7-$10. 

The Texas Gentlemen 8 p.m. May 31 at Andy's Bar. $10-$12. 

Claire Morales, Mother Tongues, Helen Kelter Skelter 9 p.m. May 31 at Dan's Silverleaf. $5-$7. 

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

Xiu Xiu, Thor & Friends, MoMWoW, Starfruit, DJ Spin Tendo 9 p.m. June 5 at Andy's Bar. $15-$20. 

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

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. 

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

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

IN THE AREA

3 to 10 p.m. June 1 — 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.

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