MUSIC VENUES

Armadillo Ale Works  221 S. Bell Ave. 940-580-4446. www.armadilloaleworks.com.

Andy’s Bar Each Thursday, “Glitterbomb” queer variety show at 7 p.m., $5-$7. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400. www.facebook.com/andysbardenton.

Backyard on Bell Family-friendly and dog-friendly food truck park. 410 N. Bell Ave. 940-243-4990. www.backyardonbell.com.

Bumbershoot Barbecue Live music on outdoor stage. 425 S. U.S. Highway 377, Argyle. www.bumbershootbbq.com

Barley & Board 100 W. Oak St. 940-566-3900. http://barleyandboard.com.

The Bearded Monk  122 E. McKinney St. 940-999-7238. www.beardedmonk.com.

Brisket Burger & BBQ 4005 N. I-35. 940-218-6940. thebrisketburger.com.

The Chestnut Tree Each Saturday, Jazz Brunch at 10 a.m. 107 W. Hickory St. 940-591-9475. www.chestnuttearoom.com.

Dan’s Silverleaf 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com.

Denton Community Market Local artists and farmers market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard, by the Bayless-Selby House Museum. Free. Visit www.dentonmarket.org.

Denton County Brewing Co.  200 E. McKinney St. 940-435-0710. www.dentoncountybrewingco.com.

Discover Denton Welcome Center 111 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7895. www.discoverdenton.com.

The Greenhouse Each Monday, live jazz at 10 p.m., free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurantdenton.com.

Harvest House 331 E. Hickory St. 214-578-7499. www.dentonharvesthouse.com.

Horny Toad Cafe & Bar 5812 N. I-35. 940-383-2150. hornytoadcafe.com.

Jack’s Tavern 508 S. Elm St. 940-808-0502. www.jacksdenton.com.

J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. www.jandjpizzadenton.com.

Juice Lab 508 Elm St., Suite 104. 940-218-6461. juicelabdentontx.com.

Killer’s Tacos 424 Bryan St. 940-566-3808. www.killerstacos.com.

Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Shows on the upstairs patio, 7-10 p.m., no cover. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. www.lsaburger.com.

Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801. www.lowbrows.us.

Midway Craft House Convenience store and growler bar. 1115 W. Hickory St. 940-382-8700. www.midwaycrafthouse.com.

Movie Tavern Denton 916 W. University Drive. 940-483-1483.

Mulberry Street Cantina 110 W. Mulberry St. 940-808-1568. http://mulberrystcantina.com.

Oak Street Drafthouse & Cocktail Parlor 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. oakstreetdrafthouse.com.

Parker Brothers Trail Dust 1200 S. Stemmons in Sanger. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net.

Steve’s Wine Bar  New location at 111 Industrial St. 940-312-1034. www.steveswinebar.com.

Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Music on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. on the patio, no cover. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtaverndenton.com.

UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. 940-369-8257. untonthesquare.unt.edu.

Wine Squared 110 W. Oak St., Suite A. 940-384-9463. www.winetimeswine.com.

VISUAL ARTS

A Creative Art Studio Gallery, classes and workshops. 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com.

Black Box Theatre Denton Community Theatre's black box performance space.  318 E. Hickory St. 940-383-1356.

The DIME Store Denton Independent Maker Exchange’s store of handmade goods from more than 50 local makers. 118 E. McKinney St. 940-381-2324. www.dimehandmade.com.

First Friday Denton on the first Friday evening of the month at art venues and businesses around the downtown Square. Free gallery viewings, live music, art projects and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.firstfridaydenton.com.

Green Space Arts Collective Studio/gallery available for rental. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com.

Impressions by DSSLC Store selling ceramics by residents of Denton State Supported Living Center. 105 1/2 W. Hickory St. 940-382-3399.

153b 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.

Patterson-Appleton Arts Center Greater Denton Arts Council’s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com.

  • “OpenHeARTS," benefiting the Denton State School, through Saturday. Partnership with Friends With Benefits showcases the artistic talents of people with disabilities. Portion of artwork sales will benefit the Denton State Supported Living Center.
  • “Play Hard or Go Home," a large-scale installation of over 1,600 books and family memories by Los Angeles-based artist Chrystal McConnell, May 30-Aug. 31 in the Gough Gallery. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30. 
  • “Opulent: The Fiber Works of Ginger Cochran," May 30-Aug. 24 in the Meadows Gallery. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. May 30. 

SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts, with the Re:Vision Gallery featuring art made of reused and repurposed items. Classes and workshops. 420 S. Bell Ave. 940-808-1611. www.scrapdenton.org.

TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/visual-arts.

TWU Gallery 010 Student-run exhibition space in the lower level of the Student Union, on Bell Avenue at Administration Drive. www.twu.edu/visual-arts.

UNT Art Gallery in the College of Visual Arts & Design Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. Building also includes the Paul Voertman Gallery in the atrium. Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu.

UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 940-565-4005.

UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. 940-369-8257. untonthesquare.unt.edu.

  • "Nighttime Sky & Other Miscellany," James Flowers' photography of found objects and discarded items, through June 1. Opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. 

UNT Union Art Gallery Student artwork on display on the second floor of the University Union, 115 Union Circle. 940-565-3825. https://studentaffairs.unt.edu/university-union.

Visual Arts Society of Texas Member organization of the Greater Denton Arts Council offers community and continuing education for local visual artists, professional and amateur. Meetings are at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Monthly meetings include mini-shows and demonstrations by visiting artists. Annual juried exhibits, critique groups and workshops. www.vastarts.org.

Voertman’s Gallery Art space inside bookstore near UNT. 1314 W. Hickory St. www.facebook.com/voertmansgallery.

MUSEUMS

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Denton County’s 1896 courthouse features rotating exhibits on county history. Walk the halls to discover the history of the settlement of Denton County, learn about ancestors in the museum’s Research Room, and step into the historical courtroom on the second floor. 110 W. Hickory St. 10am-4:30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm Sat; closed holidays. Free. Handicapped accessible. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos.

Denton County Historical Park Home to historic structures, including the Bayless-Selby House and the Quakertown House museums, which feature exhibits and displays on Denton County life in the early 20th century. 317 W. Mulberry St. Tours available Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., closed holidays. Free. 940-349-2865. www.dentoncounty.com/chos.

Denton Firefighters Museum Collection at Central Fire Station, 332 E. Hickory St., displays firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on city holidays. Free and handicapped accessible.

Explorium Denton Children's museum tailored for kids 12 and younger. 5800 N. I-35, Suite 214. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Also, 1-5 p.m. Sundays in June and July (except Father's Day). $6 for adults, $5 for children. Annual memberships available. 940-320-5444. www.exploriumdenton.org.

Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery between Denton and Sanger displaying a personal collection of 3,500 nativities. Open year round by appointment only. Free. Small groups and children welcome. To schedule a visit, call 940-231-4520 or email jkmk@grandecom.net. Visit www.bethlehemindentonco.com.

Krum Heritage Museum Krum Society of Historic Preservation's museum in the old Farmers & Merchants State Bank building has exhibits exploring the history of Krum, established as a depot town in 1886, as well as Krum families, schools, businesses and more, and the Military Wall of Honor. 150 W. McCart St. in Krum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Visit www.krumheritagemuseum.com

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