Calendar: April 18-24 | Denton Time – Denton Record Chronicle

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COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10 a.m. to noon  — Resume and Job Search Assistance at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free workshop with help from job readiness trainers. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

FESTIVITIES & FUN

6:30 to 8 p.m.  — Twilight Tunes presents A Taste of Herb in a free concert on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square. Coming up: the 3 Amigos on April 25; UNT Steel Drum Band on May 2. Visit www.dentonmainstreet.org.

CREATIVE THINKING

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring a craft to work on and visit with fellow crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6 to 9 p.m. — Drink & Draw, a monthly life-drawing session at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. One hour of quick gestural poses followed by two hours of longer poses. BYOB and bring your own drawing supplies. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Kitchen Sync: Open Mic for Poets at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. April’s prompt: “Fool.” Sign-up begins at 6:15 p.m. 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.  — Young Architects at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn about buildings and architecture, then practice your skills. Best for ages 5-9. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

1 to 3 p.m.  — Homeschool Gaming for ages 11-17 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. 

7:45 to 8:30 p.m. — Teen Twilight Easter Egg Hunt at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Teens must bring a flashlight. Includes door prizes. Check in early at Denia, and the hunt begins at sundown. For ages 11-16. Free.

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

Thursday Night Music: In Radiance flute quintet and UNT Classical Guitar Studio 7 p.m. at UNT on the Square. Free.

UNT Brass Band 7:30 p.m. in Winspear Hall at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center. $8-$10. 

Spiderweb Salon presents Radio Poets Live 7 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. Free.

QuB’d featuring Brad Leali and Quincy Davis 7-9 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

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

Neil Slater, Jim Riggs and Lynn Seaton 8-10 p.m. at Steve’s Wine Bar. Free.

Thoast, Little Universe, Potato Rock Boys 8 p.m. at Harvest House. Free.

Shake the Baby Til the Love Comes Out, The Last Great American Rock Band, Plandroid, Bulls 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. $5-$8. 

Henry the Archer, the Bret Crow Show, Ectotron 8:30 p.m. at J&J’s Pizza. $5. 






Explorium Denton

Explorium Denton will let guests in for free Friday from 1 to 5 p.m.



COMMUNITY & CAUSES

10 to 11:30 a.m.  — Celebrate Earth Day: A Program for Individuals With Disabilities at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. People with disabilities and their caregivers can make paper roll seed pots and seed balls in a hands-on class with the Adults with Disabilities Advisory Group. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

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.

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

9:30 a.m. — Spanish Story Time for ages 2-10 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Designed for both English and Spanish speakers.  

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.

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.

1 to 5 p.m. — Free Friday at Explorium Denton children’s museum, 5800 N. I-35, Suite 214. Presented by Denton Morning Rotary Club. Call 940-320-5444 or visit www.exploriumdenton.org.

4 p.m.  — Fowler Family FilmsHorton Hears a Who! at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

4 p.m.  — Campfire Building Basics at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater to learn the ins and outs of campfires. Primitive Fire demonstration follows at 6 p.m. $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. — Denton Community Theatre presents Bullshot Crummond in The Evil Eye of Jabar and the Invisible Bride at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Regional premiere includes a reception for co-playwright Alan Shearman on Saturday. $15-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

Southern Brave 7 p.m. at Horny Toad Cafe. 

Brian “Beerman” Houser 7 p.m. at Bumbershoot BBQ. Free.

Sirsy 7 p.m. at LSA Burger Co. 

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

Jessie Frye, Werewolf Therewolf; Quiet, Please; Lamar Adot Thomas 7 p.m. at Andy’s Bar. $10-$12. 

Slaid Cleaves 8 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $22.

Bone Doggie’s Collective, the Wild Natives, Ellie Meyer, Ken Weiner, Maggie Mae 8 p.m. at J&J’s Pizza. Free. 

DJ Faded 9 p.m. at Harvest House. 

“Foreign Exchange: Psychedelic Edition” with Juicy the Emissary, Todd Numbers 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free. 

Kolton Sparks Band 9 p.m. at Jack’s Tavern. 






Adult Easter Egg Bike Hunt

Oak Street Drafthouse’s popular Adult Easter Egg Bike Hunt is back on Sunday. Cyclists will meet up at the bar, then ride around town to various spots to hunt for Easter eggs.



EASTER EVENTS

9 to 10 a.m. — Easter egg hunt at Trinity United Methodist Church, 633 Hobson Lane

9:30 a.m. to noon — Easter Eggstravaganza and Egg Hunt at Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Features free carnival games, inflatables, a magic show, crafts and more than 30,000 eggs. Egg hunt rolls out at 11:30 a.m. at Quakertown Park, where the fields will be divided by age groups — infant to 2 years old, age 3, age 4, age 5 through kindergarten, grades 1-2 and grades 3-5. The Easter Bunny will attend for free pictures (just bring your cellphone or camera).

10 a.m. — Community Easter Egg Hunt at First Christian Church of Denton, 1203 Fulton St.

10 to 11:30 a.m. — Denton Community Church Easter egg and scavenger hunt at the large pavilion at North Lakes Park, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. For children up to age 12. Younger children hunt for eggs and older children do a scavenger hunt. Activities start after a short presentation about the meaning of Easter. Refreshments will be served.

10:30 a.m. — Easter egg hunt at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road. For infants through 11-year-olds. More than 2,500 eggs, prize baskets and refreshments. Free.

Noon to 2 p.m. — Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Golden Boy Coffee, 1803 Elm St. Get a photo with the Easter bunny for a $5 donation, benefiting North Texas Roller Derby.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Cross Timbers Community Church Easter Egg Hunt at the Argyle campus, 1119 S. U.S. Highway 377. Includes free food, bounce houses, petting zoo, obstacle course, ice cream trucks, DJ, games and more. Hang around after for the church’s first Easter service at 4 p.m.

FESTIVITIES & FUN

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Community Market: Spring Fling at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. With local farmers, artisans and food vendors. Plus, an Easter egg hunt and kids’ coloring station, and music by Cela Harper, Layne Elizabeth, Kiersten Norfolk and Kelsey Henry. Free admission. Visit www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

CREATIVE THINKING

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  — Dungeons & Dragons Players at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players meet once a month to play the fantasy role-playing game. Snacks and lunch provided. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 9:30 a.m. First come, first served. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

3 to 4 p.m.  — Save Your Memories in the Legacy Lab at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn about digital conversion equipment available in the library’s Legacy Lab. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

KID STUFF

10 a.m. — Story Time for ages 1-5 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane.  

10:30 a.m. to noon — Greater Denton Arts Council Family Program, on the third Saturday of the month at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 E. Hickory St. Explore working with a variety of media featured in the “Materials: Hard & Soft” exhibition (clay, fiber, wood, metal and more) and create 3D artwork. $5 for kids ages 6-12 (adults do not need a ticket). To register, call 940-382-2787 or visit www.dentonarts.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

2 p.m.  — Potterheads meetup for Harry Potter fans, ages 10-17, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Discuss the books and movies, make crafts and munch on snacks. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

SPORTS & OUTDOORS

10 a.m.  — Incredible Edible Plants Hike at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, 100 PW 4153, off FM455 west of Pilot Point. Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater and go on a hike to look at edible, medicinal and generally useful native plants. Other activities at the amphitheater are Monarch Madness at 1 p.m. and Art in the Park: Critter Bookmarks at 3 p.m. $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. — Denton Community Theatre presents Bullshot Crummond in The Evil Eye of Jabar and the Invisible Bride at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Regional premiere includes a reception for co-playwright Alan Shearman on Saturday. $15-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

Acid Koolaid 420 Freak Out with Heavy Baby Sea Slugs, Ringo Deathstarr, Sunbuzzed, Helen Kelter Skelter, Mother Tongues, Pink Fuzz, Strays, the Cush, Rei Clone, Reliant K2, Maestro Maya, the Cosmic Creeps, Heavy Pulp and more, 2 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Massimo Somenzi and Pamela Mia Paul perform piano four-hand music by Claude Debussy, 5 p.m. in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free.

Matt Grigsby, R.W. Ratcliff (album release), John Earle Mainord 7 p.m. at Armadillo Ale Works.

Baring Teeth, Bighand//bigknife, R. Buttrum, Frozen Soul, Infernal Legions of Mordor 8 p.m. at J&J’s Pizza. Free.

Hickoids, Slobberbone, Hamell on Trial 8:30 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $15-$18. 

Friendly Fusion Fest with Hunter Strasser Quartet, Lizzi Trumbore, Murmurations, art by Loré Yessuff and Haley Yates, 8:30 p.m. at Midway Craft House. 

The Allmost Brothers 9 p.m. at Harvest House. $2. 

Fab Deuce, Bodega Brovas, Rec League, Ben Buck, DJ Party McFly 9 p.m. at Andy’s Bar. $7. 

EASTER EVENTS

10:30 a.m. — Easter egg hunt at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell St.

11:15 a.m. — Easter egg hunt at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church, 623 Ector St.

1 p.m. — Easter egg bike hunt with Oak Street Drafthouse, 308 E. Oak St. Each stop on this adult bike ride will have hidden Easter eggs filled with cash, shirts, sunglasses, beer coupons, koozies and gift cards. Must wear a helmet and sign a waiver.

2 to 6 p.m. — The Backyard Market at East(er) Side. Local makers and artists showcase their wares to purchase at East Side Denton, 117 E. Oak St.

STAGE

2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents Bullshot Crummond in The Evil Eye of Jabar and the Invisible Bride at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. $15-$22. Call 940-382-1915 or visit www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com.

MUSIC

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

Raised Right Men 4 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $5. 

Other People’s Energy, Garrett Wingfield’s The Octopod 7:30 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

MOVEMENT

7 to 8:30 p.m.  — Exploring Tai Chi, a three-part class, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Benjamin McCrary will take beginners through the basic movements of tai chi. The class continues on Tuesday and Wednesday. Free tickets will be available at the reference desk at 6:30 p.m. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

MUSIC

Pop Punk & Emo Karaoke Roulette 9 p.m. at Andy’s Bar. 

Paul Slavens and Friends 10 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. Free. 

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 9 and under. 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 to 6 p.m. — Perot Museum TECH Truck at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free hands-on, maker-based STEAM experiences. Best for ages 6-12. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

6:30 to 7:15 p.m. — Elementary Adventure Time: “Critters: Animals Everywhere” 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

YOUTH & TEEN

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Homework Buddies at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free tutoring for K-12 students provided by volunteer high school students, based on availability. Visit http://bit.ly/dplteens.

MUSIC

A Taste of Herb 7-9 p.m. at Sweetwater. Free. 

Avenue C 8 p.m. in Kenton Hall at the UNT Music Building. Free.

Gale Cruz 8-10 p.m. at Steve’s Wine Bar. Free.

Charmaine’s Names, Spider Enchii Police, Stanton, GCDs 9 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. Free.

KID STUFF

7 p.m.  — Family Night Story TimeIncredibles 2 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Rated PG, 1 hour, 58 minutes. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

YOUTH & TEEN

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Brain STEMs for ages 8-14 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Join the UNT Society of Women Engineers to tackle a new building challenge. Free; snacks provided. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

5 to 6:30 p.m.  — Homework Buddies at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free tutoring for K-12 students provided by volunteer high school students. Visit http://bit.ly/dplteens.

6 to 7 p.m.  — Choosing the Right College, a presentation and Q&A for high school students and their families, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit library.cityofdenton.com.

COMEDY

Harvest House Comedy Show with Ben Compton, Elliot Weber, Melanie Gotz, Devin Clark, Joey Johnson 9 p.m. at Harvest House. Free. 

MUSIC

UNT Symphony Orchestra and Grand Chorus, performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah, 7:30 p.m. in Winspear Hall at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center. $8-$10.

Seafire, Welcome Center, Science for Giants 8 p.m. at Backyard on Bell. 

Leoncarlo, Jacob Metcalf, Barton Stanley David 9 p.m. at Dan’s Silverleaf. $10-$12. 






Denton County Farm Heritage Day

Four-year-old Duke Smith pedals on a miniature tractor during Denton County Farm Heritage Day last year. The event returns May 4 during the Denton Community Market.



FESTIVITIES & FUN

April 26-28 — Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, a free three-day family event with six outdoor stages of music and dance, fine art booths, food vendors and children’s activities at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. This year’s headliners: Ravi Coltrane Quartet on April 26, Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band on April 27, and Brave Combo on April 28. Visit dentonjazzfest.com.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 — 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. May 4 — 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.

COMMUNITY & CAUSES

5 to 7 p.m. April 25 — Serve Denton’s Guys Night Out #2 in the new Denton Community Food Center receiving area, 306 N. Loop 288. Tour Phases 2-4 the Serve Denton Center construction and enjoy a steak cookout, bourbon, beer and cigars. Free; RSVP at http://bit.ly/2UJbZr4 to get a steak. 

8 a.m. April 27 — Robson Ranch Community Garage Sale at the Robson Ranch Clubhouse parking lot, 9428 Ed Robson Circle. Proceeds go to support two Denton ISD schools adopted by the Robson Ranch After Schoolers Club.

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.

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. 

KID STUFF

7 to 10:30 p.m. May 3 — 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.

TALKS & THOUGHTS

7 p.m. April 25 — “Forest Systems and Forest Ecology of North Central Texas,” a presentation by plant ecologist Suzanne Tuttle, during the Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting in Room 251 of TWU’s Ann Stuart Science Complex. If possible, bring your mobile device with the software. Meeting is free to the public, and social time begins in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.  Visit http://npsot.org/TrinityForks.

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