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he First Friday Arts Mixer should feel a little bigger on Friday, thanks to the continued growth along what city officials have coined the “arts corridor.” Downtown businesses are still the mainstays of the monthly open-house-style gallery promenade: Oxide Gallery, at 211 N. Cedar St.; A Creative Art Studio, at 227 W. Oak St.; UNT on the Square, at 109 N. Elm St.; and Denton Square Donuts Gallery, at 208 W. Oak St. A Creative Art Studio will have live music and art from 7 to 10 p.m. Rachel Yeatts will perform with Jerry Phillips, playing Americana, gospel and bluegrass. Following Rachel, Markley and Balmer will perform. Lisa Markley is a graduate of the University of North Texas and is currently working on her master’s in jazz studies, while Bruce Balmer is a singer-songwriter who hails from New York. His credits include playing lead guitar for rock, jazz and country bands. Denton artist Aurora Cabrera, the studio’s featured artist of the month, will have paintings of brightly colored Mexican symbolism and flora on display. A Creative Art Studio is taking advantage of First Friday to debut its improved classroom and gallery spaces. At the gallery, mixer participants can watch live art demonstrations and try their hand at the community mosaic project and painting. Now, some newcomers are joining the event. Scrap Denton, a downtown nonprofit that operates a boutique and gallery specializing in re-used and reclaimed material, will conduct the third annual “3ARTHWURX Art Exhibition” and “Shred To Sell” at 215 W. Oak St. Cherry Kandy Studio & Boutique will have its doors open, also at 215 W. Oak St. Banter Bistro will have art and live music at 219 W. Oak St. and Howe Unique art and giftshop will be open at 221 W. Oak St. Circa 77 Vintage, a downtown boutique, will be open for the mixer at 225 W. Oak St. The Dime Store opens Friday
Denton Time ON THE COVER ReVision Living in a material world doesn’t have to be as wasteful as we’ve made it in the First World. SCRAP Denton, a local nonprofit that inspires creative re-use through the sale of affordable materials, has expanded its ReVision Gallery. Courtesy photo
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This watercolor is by Denton painter Aurora Cabrera, the featured artist of the month at A Creative Art Studio. Local art lovers can meet her between 7 and 10 p.m. Friday at the studio during the First Friday Arts Mixer in downtown Denton. and will have an open house at its new shop at 510 S. Locust St. The space is a commercial space for the Denton Independent Makers Exchange, an association of local handcrafters that
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at the mixer. Shoppers can score swag by spending certain amounts. Live letterpress printing by Triple Threat Press will be in-store for the mixer. — Lucinda Breeding
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sion, which is $7 for those 12 and older. For more information, call 940-686-2148. 9:30 p.m. April 6 — “Stars on the Prairie”, a program exploring the wonders of the night sky, will be held at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E. Jones St. There is a $2 program fee, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5 per person. Reservations are required by calling 972-219-3930.
THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. — Crafters’ Corner at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on projects and learn new techniques. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 3:30 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club featuring stories and a hands-on workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 5 to 7 p.m. — TWU’s Arts Triangle Walking Tour, starting at Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Event includes artwork, dance, drama and music, featuring staged combat and fight choreography with guest artist Lloyd N. Caldwell. Free. Visit www. twu.edu/triangle or call 940- 8982086. 7 p.m. — Death and Dessert Mystery Book Club at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Explore new mysteries each month and eat a themed dessert. Free. E-mail email@example.com. 7 to 9 p.m. — Thursday Night Music at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Free. Call 940-369-8257.
FRIDAY EVENTS 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. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 11 a.m. — Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 2 to 6 p.m. — Denton Christian Preschool’s annual spring plant sale at 1114 W. University Drive. Call 940-383-3332. 3 to 3:30 p.m. — A program titled “Mammals: Skins and Track” will be offered at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Johnson Branch Unit. The program will be held at Picnic Pavilion 1, and participants will learn how to identify different mammals found in the park based on skins and tracks. The program is free with regular park admission, which is $7 for those 12 and older. Call 940-6372623.
SATURDAY EVENTS 8:30 a.m. — Run to the House 5K run and 1K walk benefitting the Greater Denton Sports Commission Scholarship Fund, at Brickhouse Gym, 3300 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Advance registration, which includes a T-shirt, costs $20 for adults, $15 for children 12 and younger, or $65 per family. Race day registration will cost an additional $5. To register, visit
The Adkins String Esemble is, from left, Elizabeth, Alexandra, accompanist Edward Newman, Anthony and Clare. The family will receive the UNT College of Music Honored Alumni Award at a local concert on Monday.
College to give family of musicians award he five brothers and sisters who make up the Adkins String Ensemble return to the University of North Texas, their alma mater, to play a concert at 8 p.m. Monday at Voertman Hall at 415 Ave. C. The family also will receive the 2013 College of Music Honored Alumni Award for their accomplishments. They are natives of Denton and received their early musical training at the University of North Texas, where their parents, Cecil Adkins and Alis Dickinson, were on the musicology faculty. Elisabeth Ad-
www.runtothehouse.com. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Denton Christian Preschool’s annual spring plant sale at 1114 W. University Drive. For more information, call 940-383-3332. 9:30 a.m. — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low- to moderate-income families at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To qualify, annual household income must be $50,000 or less. Free. Call 940-566-2688. 10 a.m. — Story Time at South
kins, Christopher Adkins, Clare Adkins Cason, Anthony Adkins and Madeline Adkins made their debut as the Adkins String Ensemble in a 1993 concert and have released four CD recordings together. They currently perform professionally with orchestras throughout the United States, several in positions of national prominence. The siblings will return for the program, joined by Elisabeth’s husband, pianist Edward Newman. The College of Music decided to present the award to the Adkins family to comBranch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 10 to 11 a.m. — Chicken story time and egg hunt at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For ages 1 to 5 and their families. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 10 a.m. to noon — Denton Herb Society presents Jan Sims giving a lecture on herbs that provide beneficial oils at North Branch Library,
mend their extensive musical accomplishments. Dean James Scott will present the award following intermission. The college usually gives the award to one graduate. The first half of the concert includes Piano Quartet in G minor by Mozart and Sonata for Two Violins Op. 15 by Miklós Rózsa. The concert concludes with Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann. A reception honoring the Adkins family will be held in the Music Commons immediately following the performance. — Lucinda Breeding
3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary. com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — 167th birthday celebration for Denton County on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse on the Square. Fore more information, call 940-349-2850. 11 a.m. — A guided hike will be held at Ray Roberts Lake State Park’s Isle du Bois Unit. Participants will meet at the Lost Pines Nature Trail for the half-mile hike. The hike is free with regular park admis-
Noon — Fifth annual Guyer Band Booster Club Golf Tournament at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Register by April 4. Registration costs $100 per golfer and includes lunch, greens fees, a cart and dinner. The event includes a raffle and live auction. Call Steve Gentry at 214-724-9041 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 to 5 p.m. — Make a Mother’s Day card at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For all ages. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com.
TUESDAY EVENTS 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. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 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. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 4 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a hands-on workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. 5 to 8 p.m. — Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for low- to moderate-income families at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. To qualify, annual household income must be $50,000 or less. Free. Call 940-5662688. 6:30 p.m. — Twilight Toddler Time features stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Teen Advisory Board for teens in grades 6-12. Help plan and run library programs, discuss books, movies and music, earn community service hours and more at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call Juli Gonzalez at 940-349-8741. 7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
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Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, puppets and activities for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940349-8752. 11 a.m. — Story Time at Emily Fowler Library, 502 Oakland St. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children age 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Professor’s Corner, a discussion group dedicated to literary texts, meets at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free and open to the public. Call 940-349-8752. 7 to 9 p.m. — GriefShare and DivorceCare classes at Crossroads Bible Church, 8101 FM 407 in Double Oak. Call 972-355-3343.
MUSIC The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: County Rexford, 7:30-10pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-5665483. The Abbey Underground Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. Andy’s Bar 122 N. Locust St. 940565-5400. Banter Bistro Thurs: Link Chalon, 6pm. Fri: Ryan Bradetich and Inbar Horowitz, 6pm; Hartley Hall and the Bonafide Accompaniment, 8pm. Reinventing Jude, 10pm. Sat: Bonduris Studio, 4pm; Baloney Moon, 8pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-5651638. www.dentonbanter.com. Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7025. Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Spoonfed Tribe, Sol Tax, 9pm, $10. Fri: “Old School Denton Freak Out” with Paul Slavens, Jeffrey Barnes and others, 9pm, $5. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf.com. Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am. Fri: Doug Raney, 6pm; First Friday art show, 7pm. Sat: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm. Sun: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm; Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merritt, 7pm. Mon: Lewis & Donuts, 7pm. Tues: “Second Tuesday Tunes,” 7pm. 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.dsdonuts.com Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940-323-9800. www.publichouse denton.com. Fry Street Tavern 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226. The Garage 113 Ave. A. 940-3830045. www.thedentongarage.
com. The Greenhouse Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse restaurantdenton.com. Hailey’s Club Fri: New Voodoo, Junkyard Mars, Minor Mishap Marching Band, O Conqueror, the Honest Mistakes, the Insiders, 7pm, $5-$7. Sat: “BiPolarPalooza” with Señor Fin, Reasoning, Black James Franco, Fear of the Sun, the Artist Calling, MKVM, TC, Orphan House Theatre, Stormy Durant, Necronomitron, 7pm, free-$5. Sun: Shrines, Pageantry, Def Rain, Bashe, 9pm, $5-$10. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. www.haileys club.com. J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-3827769. www.jandjpizzadenton.com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. www.thelabbdenton.com. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 8pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470. Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801. www.low brows.us. Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair Each Tues, open mic with Bryan Burns, 9pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940566-9910. Mad World Records 115 W. Hickory St. 940-591-3001. Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. 940-323-1100. www.mellow mushroom/store/denton. Oak Street Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. www.oakstdraft house.com. Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Cody Johnson, John Slaughter. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeo denton.com. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Codetalkers, Stat Dad, the Re-Mo’s, Hard Drinking Housewives, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Altercation Punk Comedy Tour with JT Habersaat, Mike Wiebe, Dave Rodriguez and Joe Staats, 9pm, $5-$7. Sun: Gun Outfit, Deep Throat, Pocket Change, 9pm, $6-$8. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-3877781. www.rubberglovesdenton tx.com. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwater grillandtavern.com. Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net. UNT on the Square Thurs: Jolene Masone, Julian Sutherland Quartet, 7pm, free. 109 N. Elm St. 940-3698257. http://untonthesquare.unt.edu. VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St.
FUTURE BOOKINGS 8 p.m. April 16 — Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, speaks at the UNT Coliseum, 600 Ave. D, as part of the UNT Distinguished Lecture Series. Tickets are $30 for the general public, $25 for UNT faculty, staff and alumni, free for UNT students. For floor seating,
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This painting was paired with the poem “Mom’s Comforting Words” by Richard Weatherly in this year’s “Emerging Visions.” “Mommy & Me,” 24 inches by 30 inches is acrylic on canvas by Mary Maher. The exhibition couples local poetry with local art in the Denton libraries through April.
Poets, artists share ‘Visions’ Annual exhibit fills library walls with verse, color wo local groups bring words and images together in an annual exhibit that will be in Denton libraries throughout the month. “Merging Visions” is a joint project of the Denton Poets Assembly and the Denton-based Visual Arts Society of Texas. The two groups stage the show each spring. Works of art by society members are paired with poems by the assembly members. Poets will occasionally write a poem inspired by one of the pieces they see, and other couplings are the result of coincidentally shared mood, color or subject matter. The project started as an observance of National Poetry Month, but has become a yearly show that members of both groups look forward two, officials have said.
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MOM’S COMFORTING WORDS Mother’s words calm a troubled child, bringing peace from a nightmare’s terror. Words of hope and joy endure, like waters flowing from a mountain stream; where child can hope and child can dream. A whisper, a laugh, a tease or a cheer, moments remembered, so cherished – so dear. — Richard L. Weatherly
MERGING VISIONS Who: Denton Poets Assembly & Visual Arts Society of Texas What: an exhibit of paired poems and art Where: Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland; North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.; South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Ln. When: through May 18. Library Hours: Emily Fowler Central Library 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and
Thursday 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday North Branch Library 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday South Branch Library noon to 9 p.m. on Monday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdaym Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday
DENTON PARKS AND RECREATON Join the upcoming family campout on the weekend of April 13 at Eureka! Playground in South Lakes Park, located at 556 Hobson Ln. All ages can join the scavenger hunt, storytelling, and a marshmallow roast. A $15 fee includes dinner Saturday night and a breakfast snack Sunday morning. For an additional $10, campers can reserve a tent and two sleeping bags. A limited number are available. Setup starts at 7 p.m. April 13 and camp breaks at 8 a.m. April 14. Register online at http:// bit.ly/10temri. For more information, call 940-349-7275. ■ Registration is open through April 10 for the Denton Spring Open, a USSSA youth golf tournament on April 13. The 18-hole tournament will break competition into age groups 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18 at Robson Ranch Golf Course, 9501 Ed Robson Blvd. Limited to 16 golfers per age group. $70 per player. Top five qualifiers will be eligible for North Texas Region Finals in June. Tournament play starts at 1 p.m. April 13. To register, call 940-349-7275 or online at www.dentonparks.com. ■ Basic progressive country dancing lessons for adults are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from April 16 to May 28. Classes are held at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin. For fees and to
EVENTS Continued from Page 4 tickets cost $45-$50. Call 940-5653805 or visit http://studentaffairs. unt.edu/dls/speaker. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27 — Shoot for the Stars Festival at Argyle High School, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377. Event includes three-onthree basketball tournaments, freethrow contests, heart screenings, a blood drive, vendors, music, food and games. Benefits the Alex Betzhold Memorial Foundation and Project Graduation 2015. For more information about the tournaments, e-mail email@example.com. For Project Graduation 2015, e-mail klou@ garnettfamily.com. For table and booth information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 9 to 11 a.m. May 9 — Preview day at Selwyn College Preparatory School, 3333 University Drive. E-mail admissions@selwynschool. com or call 940-382-6771. June 17-July 19 — Elm Fork Education Center summer camps, for children in grades 2-8 at UNT. Registration is now open. Half-day and full-day camps available. Prices are $100-$130. Visit http://efec. unt.edu, or contact Brian Wheeler at
register, call 940-349-8285. ■ Water exercise classes are ongoing at the Denton Natatorium, at 2400 Long Rd. Season passes to the natatorium are $132 for residents, $147 for non-residents. Annual passes are $396 for residents, $426 for non-residents. Cheaper options are available through punch cards that allow entry for 10 to 20 classes. To register or for more information, call the natatorium at 940-3498800. ● Deep challenge includes interval training, stretching and strength training in the deep end of the natatorium competition pool. Meets 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. ● Shallow water workout includes kickboxing, water walking, yoga and tai chi in the shallow end of the competition pool. 7 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Water shoes are recommended. ● Senior water workout includes strength training at 9 to 10 a.m. and waster exercise from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The classes are designed for senior citizens, but are suitable for anyone who needs to exercise at a slower pace. The class is held in the leisure pool, which is heated to 88 degress, in the colder months, and moves to the Water Works Park’s lazy river in the warmer seasons.
email@example.com or 940-565-4912. July 19-21 — Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, presented by UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine. Keynote speakers are Susan Orlean, Rick Atkinson and Skip Hollandsworth. Registration costs $250-$295, with an early registration discount of $20 through March 31. Visit http:// journalism.unt.edu/mayborn conference.
LITERARY EVENTS Emily Fowler Central Library 502 Oakland St. 9am-6pm Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat; 9am-9pm Tues & Thurs; 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8712. ● Story Time for kids ages 1-5 and their caregivers, 11am Wed ● Afternoon Adventure Club, a hands-on workshop for kids in grades K-3, 4pm Thursday ● Toddler Time for kids 12-36 months and their caregivers, 9:30am Wed North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, 9am-6pm Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8756. ● Story Time for kids ages 1-5 and their caregivers, 11am Fri ● Mother Goose Time for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers,
9:30am Fri ● Chess Night Casual, non-tournament play, 6-8:45pm Mon ● Computer classes Call 940-3498752. ● Secondhand Prose Friends of the Denton Public Libraries’ fundraising bookstore is open 9am-3pm & 5:308:30pm Mon, 9am-3pm Sat & 1-4pm Sun. ● North Branch Writers’ Critique Group Writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, 7pm Tues South Branch Library 3228 Teasley Lane. Noon-9pm Mon, 9am-6pm Tues & Thurs-Sat, 9am-9pm Wed, 1-5pm Sun. 940-349-8251. ● Story Time for kids ages 1-5 and their caregivers, 10 & 11am Thurs, 10am Sat ● Afternoon Adventure Club, a hands-on workshop for kids in grades K-3, 3:30pm Thurs ● Mother Goose Time for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers, 9:30am Tues ● Toddler Time for kids 12-36 months and their caregivers, 10:30am Tues
POINTS OF INTEREST The Bayless-Selby House Museum Restored Victorian-style home built in 1898. 317 W. Mulberry St. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. Handicapped accessible. Regular special events and workshops. 940349-2865. www.dentoncounty.com/ bsh. Denton County African American Museum Exhibits of historic black families in the county, including artwork and quilting, and personal items of the lady of the house. 317 W. Mulberry St., next to the BaylessSelby House Museum. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. www.dentoncounty.com/dcaam. Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery in Sanger displaying a personal collection of 2,900 nativities. Open evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Free. Small groups and children welcome. To schedule your visit, call 940-231-4520 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. www. bethlehemindentonco.com. Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Exhibits include photos of Denton communities, historic Hispanic and black families, farm and ranching artifacts, and special collections including Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, pressed glass and weaponry. Research materials, county cemetery records, genealogical info, photographs. 110 W. Hickory St. 10-4:30 Mon-Fri and 11-3 Sat, closed holidays. Free. Special monthly exhibits and lectures. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.denton county.com/chos. Denton Firefighters Museum Collection at Central Fire Station, 332 E. Hickory St., displays firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Closed on city holidays. Free and handicapped accessible. Gowns of the First Ladies of Texas Created in 1940, exhibit features garments worn by wives of governors of Texas. 8am-5pm MonFri. Administration Conference Tower, TWU campus. Free, reservations
required. 940-898-3644. Hangar Ten Flying Museum WWII aircraft on display including Lockheed 10A, Beech Aircraft Stagger Wing, PT22 and Piper L-4. Mon-Sat 8am-3 pm. 1945 Matt Wright Lane. Free. 940-565-1945. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Three hiking trails; camping, fishing and more on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River; restored 1870 log home. Winter hours: Fri-Sun 7am-5pm. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions. www.ias.unt.edu/llela. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods Built in 1939, one of 20 outstanding architectural achievements in Texas. Daily
8am-5pm, except on university holidays or when booked for weddings, weekends by appointment only, TWU campus. 940-898-3644. UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building,
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Grammy-winning jazz singer Kurt Elling visits the University of North Texas with his band in a concert at 8 p.m. today in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35 frontage road. Tickets cost from $10 to $35. For reservations, call the box office at 940-369-7802.
Grammy winner performs tonight at the Murchison rammy winner Kurt Elling, a renowned artist of vocalese — the writing and performing of words over recorded improvised jazz solos — is performing with his band at 8 p.m. today in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. The concert features original compositions and modern interpretations of standards. Elling recently released a new album, 1619 Broadway — The Brill Building Project, which honors and celebrates the local that the London Telegraph called “the most important generator of popular songs in the Western world.” The album includes Elling’s interpretations and signature arrangements of songs like “On Broadway,” “A House Is Not A Home,” and
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“So Far Away,” according to a news release from the University of North Texas. Each of Elling’s 10 albums have been nominated for a Grammy. The vocalist also has won every DownBeat Critics Poll for the past 13 years and has been named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. UNT students can receive free tickets to the performance by showing their IDs at the box office window of the performing arts center at 2100 Interstate 35E frontage road. Tickets are $30 with tickets for UNT staff, faculty and alumni association members at $15. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Murchison at 940-369-7802 or via the center’s website at www.theMPAC.com/tickets. — Bj Lewis
SENIORS American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey Drive in Fred Moore Park. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, 6-9pm Thurs. 940-349-8298. Denton Senior Center Offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health services and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri. 509 N. Bell Ave.
940-349-8280. www.dentonsenior center.com. Ongoing activities: ● Aletha’s Craft Store, open 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. Call 940-3498720. ● Dancing and potluck, live big band and country music every second and fourth Friday, 7-9:30pm, $5. ● Movies 6pm each Wed. Free for Denton seniors. $1 for popcorn and soda. ● SPAN noon meal each Mon-Fri. $1.50 for seniors age 60 and older, $3.50 for those younger than 60. ● Chime Choir 9:30am Mon ● Pinochle 10:30am-1:30pm Mon ● Young at Heart band practice, 9am Tues, 10am Thurs ● Card workshop 9am first Tues ● Needlework group 9am Tues ● Red Hat Society 11am first Wed ● Tap dance classes, for beginners, intermediate/advanced, Wed nights or Fri mornings. ● Bridge Party bridge, 12:30pm Thurs; duplicate bridge, 1pm Wed ● Benefits counseling 1:30-4pm third Thurs ● Bingo 12:45pm first and third Fri ● Fridays With Friends 9-11am Fri. Volunteers create items to donate to Denton Regional Medical Center patients. Call Jeff or Jane at 940-3498720. ● Square dancing 7-10pm first and third Fri, $6 ● Ed Bonk Woodshop 9am-noon Mon-Thurs; 9am-noon Sat. $6 annual membership plus $1 per visit. RSVP Referral and placement service for volunteers age 55 and older. 1400 Crescent St. 940-383-1508.
ACTIVITIES Denton County Dulcimer Club meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on the third Saturday of each month in the community room at Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Dues are $3 per month. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Call 940-5659331 or e-mail donnasgregory@ gmail.com. Friday night community dances at Denton Senior Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dances are open to all adults and include live music and refreshments. Dance hosts will be present to dance with unaccompanied ladies. Admission is $5. The Senior Center is at 509 N. Bell Ave. Call 940-349-8720. Green Space Arts Collective Ballet, tap, modern, and hip-hop dance classes for children and adults. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com. Harps Over Texas Autoharp Club Jamming as well as help for new and experienced players. All acoustic instruments welcome. 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road. 940-382-3248. The Triangle Squares Local square dancing group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays each month at Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Starts with early rounds and workshops. Grand march starts at 8pm. Non-members pay $6 per person, members get in free. Call 214-288-6883.
● Mainstream dance lessons at 7pm each Tues at 1424 Stuart Road.
VISUAL ARTS Banter Bistro 219 W. Oak St. 940565-1638. Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Council’s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E. Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com. The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm, Sun 11am-2pm. 940591-9475. www.chestnuttea room.com. A Creative Art Studio 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe 200 W. Congress St. 940-3875386. Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.ds donuts.com. Farmer’s & Merchant’s Gallery Early and contemporary Texas art. 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Appointments encouraged. 940-6862396. www.farmersandmerchants gallery.com. Gallery 010 in the TWU student union, at the corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. Free. 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. 940-3823399. Jupiter House 114 N. Locust St. 940-387-7100. La Meme Gallery At Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. www.lamemegallery.com. Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 211 N. Cedar St. 940-483-8900. www.oxidegallery.com. ● Group show of paintings, photography, mixed media and more, through March. PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center Denton Community Theatre’s black box performance space. Mon-Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10:30am-1pm, and during performances. 318 E. Hickory St. SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org. TWU Blagg-Huey Library MonThurs 7:30am-midnight, Fri 7:30am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-midnight. 1322 Oakland St. 940-898-3701. www.twu.edu/library. TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. Mon-Fri 9-4, weekends by appointment. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/ visual-arts. UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu. UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. Tues-Fri 10am-2pm or by appointment. 940-565-4005.
DINING RESTAURANTS AMERICAN CUISINE Central Grill 1005 Ave. C. 940-3239464. Dusty’s Bar and Grill Laid-back bar just off the Square serves a beltbusting burger and fries, a kitchen homily for meat and cheese lovers. Seven plasma TVs for fans to track the game, or patrons can take part in interactive trivia and poker. Darts, pool, video games and foosball. Kitchen open throughout business hours. 119 S. Elm St. Daily noon-2am. $-$$. 940-243-7300. www.dustys bar.com. Hooligans 104 N. Locust St. 940442-6950. www.hooligansonline.com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. www.thelabbdenton.com. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 940-565-0770. www.loophole pub.com. Pourhouse Sports Grill Classy sports bar and restaurant boasts large TVs and a theater-style media room and serves burgers, pizza, salads and generous main courses. Full bar. Smoking on patio only. 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-12. $-$$. 940-484-7455. Rocky’s Sports Bar Big games on big screens plus some pretty big tastes, too. Now open for lunch. For finger food, roll chicken chipotle and battered jalapeno and onion strips are standouts. Homestyle burgers; savory Caesar salad with chicken. Full bar. 2000 W. University Drive. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-6090. Rooster’s Roadhouse “We Ain’t Chicken” is what the eatery claims, though the menu kindly includes it on a sandwich and in a wing basket — plus barbecue, burgers and hangout appetizers (cheese fries, tamales, and queso and chips). Beer. 113 Industrial St. Sun-Wed 11-10; Thurs-Sat 11midnight. $. 940-382-4227. www.roosters-roadhouse.com. RT’s Neighborhood Bar 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124. 940-381-2277. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern It may claim a place among the world’s other memorable pubs, rathskellers, hangouts and haunts where the food satisfies as much as the libations that wash them down. 115 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 11-2am, Sun-Mon 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwatergrillandtavern.com. Treehouse Bar & Grill 1512 W. Hickory St. Mon-Sat 11am-2am, Sun noon-midnight. 940-484-7900. www.thetreehousedenton.com. II Charlies Bar & Grill 809 Sunset St. 940-891-1100.
ASIAN Gobi Mongolian Grill and Asian Diner 717 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940387-6666. Little Asia 7650 S. I-35E, Corinth. 940-269-1110. Mr. Chopsticks This pan-Asian eatery does a little Chinese, Japanese, Thai and even Indian food. Offers a
plethora of tasty appetizers and entrees. Many vegetarian dishes (some with egg). Beer and wine. 1633 Scripture St. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-382-5437. Royal East Hefty Japanese offering (including sushi bar) plus Korean and Chinese dishes. Pleasing Fire Mountain Roll. Fish tastes very fresh and firm. Mochi ice cream is a dessert unlike anything else. Beer, wine and sake. No smoking. 1622A W. University Drive. Mon-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940383-7633.
BAKERIES Candy Haven and Kolache Haven 301 N. I-35E. 940-565-1474, 940-565-
9700. Crickles & Co. Breakfast, pastries, desserts, coffee and tea. 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 7am-3pm. 940-382-6500. www.cricklesandco.com. Davis Purity Bakery Denton’s oldest bakery has sculpted but simple and flavorful cakes, soft egg bread, cookies and more. 520 S. Locust St. Mon-Sat 5am-5:30pm. 940-387-6712. Ester’s Tortilleria & Bakery Mexican bakery offers panoply of scents: cakes, pastries and sweets, lunch-able entrees, and tortillas in bulk. 710 Elm St. Mon-Sat 6am-9pm, Sun 6am-2pm. 940-591-9105. NV Cupcakes Gourmet cupcakes
and other sweets. 4251 FM2181, Suite 216, Corinth; 118 E. McKinney St., Denton. Tues-Sat 11am-6pm or until sellout. 817-996-2852. www.nvcupcakes.com. Ravelin Bakery Gourmet bakery offers fresh-baked bread, mouthwatering sweets and a fine cup of coffee. 416 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 6:30am-5:30pm, Sun 8am-5:30pm. 940-382-8561.
BARBECUE Metzler’s Bar-B-Q Much more than a barbecue joint, with wine and beer shop, deli with German foods and more. Smoked turkey is lean yet juicy; generous doses of delightful barbe-
cue sauce. Tender, well-priced chicken-fried steak. Hot sausage sampler has a secret weapon: spicy mustard. Beer and wine. 628 Londonderry Lane. Daily 10:30am-10pm. $. 940591-1652. Old House BBQ 1007 Ave. C. 940383-3536. The Smokehouse Denton barbecue joint serves up surprisingly tender and juicy beef, pork, chicken and catfish. Good sauces, bulky sandwiches and mashed potatoes near perfection. Good pies and cobblers. Beer and wine. 1123 Fort Worth Drive. Sun-
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MOVIES THEATERS Cinemark Denton 2825 Wind River Lane off I-35E. 940-535-2654. www. cinemark.com. Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). www.movietavern.com. Rave Cinemas 8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-321-2788. www.ravemotionpictures.com. Silver Cinemas Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-3871957. www.silvercinemasinc.com.
OPENING FRIDAY Jurassic Park 3D A new 3-D conversion of the 1993 adventure film about an island theme park inhabited by cloned dinosaurs. With Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. Written by Michael Crichton and David Koepp. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Rated PG-13, 127 minutes.
NOW PLAYING Admission (★★★) Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) meets a high school teacher (Paul Rudd) who aims to obtain admission for a certain student — who has an unknown connection to Portia. Paul Weitz directed from Karen Croner’s script from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel, bringing mature themes to complement the humor. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. — Boo Allen The Call A 911 operator who takes a call from an abducted teenager must confront a killer from her own past to save the girl’s life. With Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. Directed by Brad Anderson. Rated R, 98 minutes. — LAT The Croods (★★★) Cavemen — they’re just like us! — or so The Croods seems to be saying. The animated adventure features a strong, star-studded cast and dazzles visually in wondrously colorful, vibrant 3-D, although the script doesn’t pop off the screen quite so effectively. It’s the prehistoric era, and while her family prefers the comforting safety of hiding fearfully inside a cave, teenager Eep (voiced by Emma Stone in her usual charming rasp) longs to see what’s outside those stone walls. The themes aren’t exactly groundbreaking, but the oohs, ahhs and scattered laughs come from the various creatures the Croods discover along their journey. With the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman. Rated PG, 92 minutes. — The Associated Press G.I. Joe: Retaliation Members of an elite special-ops force face off against an international terrorist organization while dealing with threats from within their own government. With Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing
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Jane Levy in TriStar Pictures' horror film “Evil Dead.”
How to lose cult following in easy chops New ‘Evil Dead’ loses original’s wit in blood, guts
EVIL DEAD ★★★ Rated R, 92 minutes Opens wide on Friday
By Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Relentless, pitiless, bloody and intense — that’s the remake of Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. But is this Evil Dead (they dropped the “The” in the title) any good? Yes and no. It has several genuinely hair-raising moments and presents, for your edification and enjoyment, some of the most graphic horror violence ever presented on the screen. But Fede Alvarez’s homage to the original Cabin in the Woods tale lacks the offhanded goofiness, the brittle jokes — visual and otherwise — of young people, in that wooded cabin, facing death at the hands of something supernatural. Sure, they’re scared, and some of the cast of this new Dead — Jessica Lucas and Elizabeth Blackmore, in
particular — get across what utter terror feels like. But the sardonic wit is lost in a sea of blood and guts. Above all else, this Dead misses Bruce Campbell, who graduated from The Evil Dead and its sequels to become a Bmovie icon. The set-up is similar. Friends and family of Mia (Jane Levy) have dragged her from Michigan State to a remote cabin to clean her up, get her off drugs. Her brother David (Shiloh Fernandez), who rarely sees her, is a reluctant intervener. But he’s brought his new girlfriend (Blackmore) along, because nothing bonds a couple like detoxing one’s sister. The nurse Olivia (Lucas) and bookish school teacher Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci of The Chumscrubber and Thumbsucker)
are there to help, though there’s friction because David, a big-city mechanic, hasn’t been involved in any of their lives. And here they are, caring enough to clean up a mess he should deal with himself. There’s a stench in the semitrashed cabin. It turns out there isn’t room to swing a dead cat in the basement because it’s full of dead cats and blood stains. We’ve seen the prologue. We know what’s coming. They’ve only seen the dead cats. But that would be enough to make a sane person leave. Which they don’t. That gives bookish Eric a chance to find the skin-covered book of witch curses and spells, and to stir up The Other Side. As Mia is menaced ad possessed by the forest, as the rains come and wash out the road and as others are injured, brutalized and tested by their first encounter with the supernatural, Eric is the one who doesn’t think everything will work out in the end. “Everything’s going to be fine? I don’t know if you’ve no-
ticed this, but everything’s been getting worse. Every second.” The makeup effects, with piercings, scalding, dismemberments and the like, are spectacular. You will believe that’s a human face, peeled off with a sharp object. Characters are chased, by the camera, through the woods and through this oddly roomy tiny cabin. They reach for the camera and are yanked back out of the frame, a favorite horror movie staging trick these days. And occasionally — not often — you feel something for the dead and the doomed. None develop real empathy, and those we mourn for we do simply because nobody deserves their fate. David, in particular, is under-developed and blandly played in spite of all the tragedy and trauma happening around the character. That transforms Evil Dead from a cut-rate romp through horror conventions into a bythe-book bloodbath, chilling at times, not the sort of film that invites a cult following the way Raimi and Campbell did back in 1981.
Living in a material world
Local gallery makes being green essential to exhibiting By Cindy Breeding Staff Writer email@example.com
One person’s trash could very well be another’s muse. It can also be another person’s art medium. That’s the simple idea behind the two exhibits that officially open the expanded ReVision Gallery at SCRAP Denton, a local nonproft that wants to inspire “creative re-use,” said the group’s community engagement coordinator Heather Gregory. “We do that by providing affordable materials, and we also inspire creative re-use by showing people examples of what that means,” Gregory said. One exhibit, “Shred to Sell,” took a heap of University of North Texas T-Shirts and turned them into an inventory of new products. The other, “3ARTHWURX,” features artists who find media in unlikely places — like your company break room, just by the coffee pot. One artist takes styrofoam cups and fashions them into objets d’art. The ReVision Gallery will only show art that is created mostly with recycled, found or surplus materials. In fact, the gallery’s policy is that 75 percent of any exhibited artwork must be made of re-used or reclaimed material. “It can be hard to figure out exactly what 75 percent means when you’re talking about a piece of art, so the way we explain it to the artists is that the majority of any piece of art has to be made with material they didn’t go out and purchase,” Gregory said. “And you can use that broadly. If you’re using paint that you already had, or any other material that you found, already had or got without buying it.” Chesley Williams is a fiber arts student at the University of North Texas and an accessories
You’d never know that this “festival fanny pack” was created with a surplus University of North Texas T-shirts. This is one of many items developed and workshopped by UNT fiber arts students for an exhibition called “Shred to Sell” at the SCRAP Denton ReVision Gallery.
“The students knew they needed to make something that someone else could buy The whole idea was to model a closed system. People make a mess, you clean it up and sell it back to them.” — Lesli U. Robertson, a lecturer in the UNT fibers and weaving program designer. She helped lead other fiber students in making sustainable designs for “Shred to Sell.” “I got T-shirts from the Environmental Science Department and the Office of Sustainability,” Williams said. “Basically, the idea was to be using an existing product, making it into another product. We pretty much just put the T-shirts into a big pile
and started talking about what we could do with them. And students brought in images of things they thought they’d like to make. Some pretty interesting ideas came up.” Lesli U. Robertson, a lecturer in the UNT fibers and weaving program, said it wasn’t as simple as chatting around a pile of UNT shirts — which were dark green and a shade of light saber-like
SHRED TO SELL & 3ARTHWURX Who: UNT fiber arts & weaving program, UNT Office of Sustainability What: joint exhibitions at the ReVision Gallery Where: SCRAP Denton, 215 W. Oak St. When: Friday through April 27. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. How much: Admission is free. Art is for sale. For more information, visit www.scrap denton.org.
yellow-green. “The students knew they See REVISION on 10D
SCRAP DENTON 215 W. Oak St. www.scrapdenton.org The nonprofit’s mission is to inspire creative re-use and environmentally sustainable behavior through educational programs and affordable materials. It opened it’s doors in January 2012. SCRAP accepts donations of clean reusable art, craft and office supplies and makes them available to the community at low prices. It also offer workshops and other inspiration for creative reuse. The agency is part of the larger SCRAP family whose original location is in Portland, Oregon. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
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needed to make something that someone else could buy,” she said. “The whole idea was to model a closed system. People make a mess, you clean it up and sell it back to them.” Williams said the students didn’t design products just for the sake of reshaping the shirts. The artists and designers wanted to create something of value and meaning for potential shoppers. “They came up with a lot of things,” Williams said. “Scarves, bandos [strapless tops for women] and festival fanny packs.” Robertson said one designer took a shirt, cut out a portion that had text on it, and made it into a hair bow. “These are fiber students, so a lot of these are surface designs,” she said, point out a scarf with an abstract, watercolor-like pattern. The class also hit on a useful design: a triangular pouch (which were likely made out of cut-off sleeved) with a zipper for coin purses and cosmetic bags or purses. Totes were woven using strips of shredded shirts. Williams used some of that light-saber yellow-green shirt material to craft business card holders. The result? A host of durable and touchable items that kept unused shirts from a date with a landfill. They made jewelry, too. Williams has a signature line of fiber earrings. They look structured and substantial, but are feather light. Robertson said the class and the students evolved into quality control. “If we came upon an idea and most people said ‘You know? That’s not going to work,’ it stopped there,” she said. “I think all of the pieces are well done. I think the designs are good and I think they’re well-made. They really put time and attention into this.” In the end, the students decided the prices of the goods in “Shred to Sell.” “They tracked their labor and materials at [critique] because they needed to ask the question ‘What do I need to ask?’ so that they could pay themselves,” she said.
Fiber students in the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts & Design found countless ways to “re-purpose” UNT T-shirts in a sustainable-design project. A number of the products the students designed will be on exhibit starting Friday in “Shred to Sell,” one of two exhibits in the newly-expanded ReVision Gallery. The gallery is inside SCRAP Denton, a downtown store and nonprofit that inspires creative re-use.
Tatum and Adrianne Palicki. Written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. — Los Angeles Times Identity Thief (★★) Identity Thief strands ordinarily enjoyable comics Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman in the middle of nowhere with no help for miles. Bateman’s mild-mannered accounts processor, Sandy Patterson, discovers that a con artist (McCarthy) has stolen his identity and racked up thousands of dollars in charges. Sandy schleps to Florida to track down the perpetrator and drag her back to Denver to face charges. Rated R, 107 minutes. — AP The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (★★) The only incredible thing here is the way this comedy makes Steve Carell so thoroughly and irreparably unlikable. In a film about magic tricks, this is the most difficult feat of all. Carell plays Burt Wonderstone, a selfish and flashy Las Vegas magician who once ruled the Strip alongside his longtime friend and partner (Steve Buscemi), but now finds his act has grown outdated and unpopular. Even within the confines of a comedy sketch, Burt would seem one-dimensional and underdeveloped with his hacky jokes and tacky clothes. Stretched out to feature length, the shtick becomes nearly unbearable. Jim Carrey gives it his all as an upand-coming gonzo street magician, but Olivia Wilde gets little more to do than serve as Burt’s assistant. Rated PG-13, 101 minutes. — AP Jack the Giant Slayer (★★★1/2) A big-budget, 3-D retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk legend may seem like the unlikeliest pairing yet of director Bryan Singer and writer Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects, Valkyrie), but this ends up being smart, thrilling and a whole lot of fun. It actually ends up being pleasingly old-fashioned. Shot in 3-D — rather than one of those muddled 2-D re-dos — the film looks crisp and clean. Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tom-
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A University of North Texas fiber arts student used pieces of a UNT T-Shirt to re-imagine the traditional college pennant flag. The project eventually created a brand — Shred. The class created a simple label. A graphic of a T-shirt, the top half whole and the bottom half shredded in long strips. The tag will be attached to all the goods sold in the show. Gregory said the show is part of Scrap’s mission and vision to educate people about what they discard and what they assume has no value.
“I would love to see the idea of re-use elevated,” she said. “The ReBoutique is about sewing everyday, useful objects. The ReVision Gallery elevates the whole space. I don’t want to say that I want to bring down fine art. I’d really love to see people really want to inspire others. And artists can do that the way other people can’t.”
Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940566-3073. Sweet Y Cafe 511 Robertson St. 940-323-2301.
BISTROS AND CAFES Banter Bistro Gourmet sandwiches and salads, breakfast items, coffee and espresso, plus traditional Spanish tapas (small savory dishes) by reservation only. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 219 W. Oak St. Daily 10ammidnight. $. 940-565-1638. www. dentonbanter.com. Bochy’s Bistro Fusion menu grabs elements of European cuisines with many salad and sandwich selections. Winning Greek chicken lisi panini. Artful desserts: tuxedo cake, cream cheese brownie. No smoking. 2430
linson, Stanley Tucci and Bill Nighy star. Rated PG-13, 117 minutes. — AP Olympus Has Fallen A disgraced Secret Service agent is called back to duty when the White House is taken over by terrorists. With Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Melissa Leo. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day). Rated R, 119 minutes. — Los Angeles Times Oz the Great and Powerful (★★1/2) This prequel aims for nostalgia in older viewers who grew up on The Wizard of Oz while simultaneously enchanting a newer, younger audience. It never really accomplishes either successfully. Director Sam Raimi also is trying to find balance between creating a big-budget, 3-D blockbuster and placing his stamp of kitschy, darkly humorous horror. The results are inconsistent. At its center is a miscast James Franco as the circus huckster who becomes the reluctant Wizard of Oz. Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams play the three witches he meets. Rated PG, 130 minutes. — AP Spring Breakers (★★★) Harmony Korine seems to want it both ways, all day, in this super-stylized descent into a sun-baked hell where bikiniclad, gun-toting college babes serve as our guides. As writer and director, Korine wants us to be appalled and aroused, hypnotized and titillated. He wants to satirize the debauchery of girls gone wild while simultaneously reveling in it. And he pulls it off. The corruption of formerly squeaky-clean Disney superstars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens may be Korine’s cleverest trick of all: They get to show some range, we get to gawk. But James Franco steals the whole movie away when he arrives about halfway through as a wanna-be gangster rapper named Alien. Rated R, 92 minutes. — AP Tyler Perry’s Temptation A marriage counselor throws her own marriage and career into chaos when she falls for her newest client, a handsome young billionaire. With Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Lance Gross and Robbie Jones. Written and directed by Tyler Perry. Rated PG-13, 111 minutes. — LAT
I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Thurs 8-3, Fri-Sat 8-9, Sun brunch 8-3. $$. 940-387-3354. www.bochys.com. Cachette Bistro 144 N. Old Town Blvd., Suite 1, Argyle. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. 940464-3041. www.cachettebistro.com. The Chestnut Tree Salads, sandwiches, soups and other lunch and brunch options served in back of small shop on the Square. Chicken pot pie is stellar. Tasty quiche. Decadent fudge lava cake and rich carrot cake. Revolving dinner menu. No smoking. 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 940-5919475. www.chestnuttearoom.com. Sidewalk Bistro 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 132. Sun-Mon 7am-3pm, Tues-Sat 7am-9pm. 940-591-1999. www.sidewalk-bistro.com.
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The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Full bar. 101 W. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11-10, Thurs-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-566-5483.
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BRUNCH Cups and Crepes Eatery serves up both traditional American and European breakfasts and lunch. Get biscuits and gravy or test a crepe filled with rich hazelnut spread. Specialty coffees. Smoking on patio only. 309 Fry St. Tues-Sun 8am-3pm. $. 940-3871696. Join the Cups and Crepes group on Facebook.com. Le Peep Grill Breakfast/brunch/ lunch chain restaurant pushes the limits of the morning meal with exotic choices like omelets with chicken, spinach, mushrooms and cream cheese. No smoking. 1435 S. Loop 288, Suite 117. Mon-Fri 6:30am-2pm, Sat-Sun 7am-2:30pm. $-$$. 940-3815357. Loco Cafe Casual breakfast/lunch cafe that’s a sister restaurant to the Greenhouse Restaurant across the street. Signature plate is the Loco Moco: stacked hash browns topped with eggs, cheese, salsa or gravy with a fresh biscuit. No smoking. 603 N. Locust St. Mon-Fri 6am-2pm; Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. $-$$. 940-387-1413. Royal’s Bagels & Deli 503 W. University Drive. Mon-Sat 6:30am-2pm. $. 940-808-1009. www.facebook.com/RoyalsBagels. Seven Mile Cafe Breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, including vegan options. 311 W. Congress St. Daily 7am-3pm. 940-808-0200. www. sevenmilecafe.com.
CHINESE Buffet King Dining spot serves more than 200 items of Chinese cuisine, Mongolian grill and sushi. No smoking. 2251 S. Loop 288. Mon-Thurs 11-9:30, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$. 940-387-0888. Chinatown Cafe Bountiful buffet guarantees no visit need taste like another. Good selections include cucumber salad, spring rolls, orange chicken, crispy pan-fried noodles, beef with asparagus, steamed mussels. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri 11-10, Sat 11:30-10, Sun 11:30-10. $. 940-3828797. Golden China Small restaurant boasts quick and friendly service. Nice selections on buffet tables include wonton and egg drop soups, teriyaki chicken and hot pepper chicken. Beer and wine. 717 I-35E, Suite 100. Daily 11-10. $. 940-566-5588. Taipei Railroad Restaurant 4405 Pockrus Paige Road. Mon-Sat 5-9pm. 940-387-3871. 299 Oriental Express 1000 Ave. C. 940-383-2098.
COFFEE AND TEA Amitea 708 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-9pm. 940382-8898. www.amitea.org. Big Mike’s Coffee Shop Fair-trade coffee and smoothies near UNT. 1306
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Robert Linder, left, plays the role of Henry in “Carter Stubbs Takes Flight.” Kasey Tackett plays the title role in the play, a commissioned work by Denton’s Sundown Collaborative Theatre. The play opens in one week, runs for two weekends in Denton, and closes in Dallas.
Tales of an unhappy man Sundown premieres fresh play,‘Stubbs,’ by TWU alum undown Collaborative Theatre, Denton’s busiest indie theater company, will open its upcoming show April 11. Sundown Collaborative commissioned Carter Stubbs Takes Flight from Dallas writer Brad McEntire. The play finds Carter Stubbs in the quicksand of good old American ennui. He’s unhappy. His wife is unhappy. And Stubbs’ job isn’t the height of excitement either. When a handful of misfortunes hit at once, Stubbs opens the escape hatch. He lands on a strange Pacific island, where he can examine his true nature without being molested by the obligations of gainful employment or the happily-ever-afters promised by tradition. The play comes to the crucial question: Can Carter Stubbs make a new
CARTER STUBBS TAKES FLIGHT
Photo by Tiffany Hillan
Kasey Tackett, left, plays the unhappy Carter Stubbs in Sundown Collaborative Theatre‘s upcoming play, “Carter Stubbs Takes Flight.” Lauren Belmore plays Felicia in the play, a premiere of Dallas playwright Brad McEntire’s work. life? Tashina Richardson directs. McEntire gathered his theater education from the College of Santa Fe in New Mexico be-
fore venturing to Denton, where he earned a degree in playwrighting at Texas Woman’s University. He’s a familiar face in the North Texas theater
Who: Sundown Collaborative Theatre What: a fable by Brad McEntire When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13, 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, April 18-21, and 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 25-27 Where: April 11-13 and April 18-21 performances are at Green Space Arts Collective, 529 Malone. April 25-27 performances are at Nouveau 47, 1121 1st Ave. in Dallas. How much: $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens. For reservations, call 940-220-9302. Rated R for mature themes and strong language.
scene, as the founding artistic director of Audacity Productions from 1999 to 2006. He’s now the artistic director of Audacity Theatre Lab, a post he’s held since 2008. — Lucinda Breeding
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wine. No smoking inside. 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway. Thurs-Sat 6-10pm. $$$. 940-243-4919. www.dentonwildwoodinn.com.
FROZEN YOGURT W. Hickory St. Open 24 hours daily. $. 940-383-7478. Jupiter House Coffeehouse on the Square offers espresso, coffee, smoothies, shakes, teas and other drinks, as well as pastries and snacks. No smoking inside. 106 N. Locust St. Daily 6am-midnight. $. 940-387-7100. Kaleo Bubble Tea & Coffee 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 108. Daily 7am-10pm. 940-387-4848. www. cafekaleo.com. Naranja Cafe Famous for its bubble tea, this shop also serves teas, juices, smoothies and coffee. 906 Ave. C. Suite 100. $ 940-483-0800. Seven Mile Coffee 529 Bolivar St. Daily 7am-8pm. www.sevenmile coffee.com Zera Coffee Co. Features artisan coffee and specialty coffee drinks and light snacks. Free Wi-Fi. No smoking. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. Mon-Sat 6am-midnight. $. 940-2398002.
ECLECTIC The Club at Gateway Center Three-course meal for $7 at restaurant run by hospitality management students. Spring season runs through April 26. For schedule and menu, visit http://cmht.unt.edu/theclub. In UNT’s Gateway Center across from Fouts Field. No smoking. 940-565-4144. Mon-Fri, with seating 11am-12:15pm. $. 940-565-4144. Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.ds donuts.com. All About Mac This “macaroni and cheese emporium” near UNT offers more than two dozen flavors. 1206 W. Hickory St. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11am-3am. 940-808-1003. www. allaboutmacrestaurants.com.
FINE DINING The Great American Grill at Hilton Garden Inn, 3110 Colorado Blvd. Dinner: Daily 5-10pm. 940-891-4700. The Greenhouse Restaurant Casual dining atmosphere complements fresh seafood, beef and chicken from the grill. Even vegetarian selections get a flavor boost from the woodpile. Starters are rich: spinachartichoke dip, asiago olives. Refined cocktails and rich desserts. Patio dining available. 600 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri 11-11, Sat 12-11, Sun noon-9 (bar stays open later). $-$$. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse restaurantdenton.com. Hannah’s Off the Square Executive chef Sheena Croft’s “upscale comfort food” puts the focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Steaks get A-plus. Tempting desserts. Full bar. Smoking on terrace only. No checks. 111 W. Mulberry St. Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-3. Brunch: Sun 10:30am-3pm. Dinner: Sun-Mon 4:30-9; Tues-Thurs 4:30-10; Fri-Sat 4:30-11. $$-$$$. 940-566-1110. www.hannahsoffthe square.com. The Wildwood Inn Elegant dining room tucked away in a bed and breakfast. Excellent food like hearty soups, Angus rib-eye, meal-size salads and daily specials. Beer and
Yogurt Fusion 209 W. Hickory St. 940-597-6367. www.yofusion.com. Yogurt Story 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 393. 940-898-0131. Second location: 2700 W. University Drive, Suite 1080. 940-484-5407. www. yogurtstory.net.
GERMAN Gerhard’s German Restaurant 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www.gvrestaurants.com.
GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN Caesar Island Mediterranean Food 7650 S. I-35E, Suite 112, Corinth. 940-269-4370. Michael’s Kitchen Family-owned restaurant offers a Greek/Lebanese menu — hummus, gyros, dolmas and kafta — plus American food, for all three meals. Breakfast buffet weekdays. BYOB. 706 Fort Worth Drive. Daily 5:30am-10pm. $. 940-382-3663. www.michaelskitchengreek.com. Yummy’s Greek Restaurant Small eatery with wonderful food. Tasty salads, hummus, falafel, dolmas and kebabs. Good veggie plate and gyros. Yummy cheesecake and baklava. BYOB. 210 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-383-2441.
HAMBURGERS Burger Time Machine 301 W. University Drive. 940-384-1133. Burguesa Burger 214 E. Hickory St. 940-442-6113. www.burguesa.com. Cool Beans Funky atmosphere in old building. Menu offers foodstuffs that go well with a cold beer — fried things, nachos, hamburgers, etc. Veggie burger too dependent on salt, but good fries are crispy with skin still attached. Full bar. 1210 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-7025. Denton County Independent Hamburger Co. Custom-built burgers with a juicy, generous patty, fresh fixings on a worthy bun. Also available: chicken sandwich and limited salad bar. 113 W. Hickory St. Mon-Sat 11-9. 940-383-1022. 2nd location: 715 Sunset St. Mon-Sat 11-8. 940-382-3037. $. No credit cards. Beer at 2nd location. Mr. Frosty Old-timey joint has all your fast-food faves but with homemade quality, including its own root beer. Atmosphere and jukebox take you back to the ’50s. 1002 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Sun 11am-11pm. $. 940387-5449. RG Burgers & Grill 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 172. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. 940-383-2431. www.bochys.com/ rgs.html.
HOME COOKING Babe’s Chicken Dinner House 204 N. Fourth St., Sanger. Tues-Fri 4:30-9pm, Sat 11-9 and Sun 11-3. $-$$. 940-458-0000. Betty’s Cafe Diners get buffet selections of homestyle standards: catfish, fried chicken, meatloaf and barbecue ribs. Homemade rolls and pie are available to go. Also: Mexican dinner buffets on Thursday. Breakfast buffets made to fill you up, and kids
Denton Community Theatre presents “The King and I” through April 14 at The Campus Theatre in Denton.
‘The King and I’ sets the stage enton Community Theatre will bring to the stage its production of The King and I beginning Friday. The show will run through April 14 at the Campus Theatre, located at 214 W. Hickory St. The King and I is a musical written in the 1950s by renowned duo Richard Rodgers and and Oscar Hammerstein II. It’s based on the true experiences of an English widow who travels to Siam, now known as Thailand, with her young son in the 1860s to live and teach the children of the royal family. The woman is al-
ages 1-5 eat for $2. 710 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Aubrey. Mon-Sun 6am-2:30pm, Wed-Fri 5-8pm. $. 940-365-9881. Bonnie’s Kitchen 6420 N. I-35. 940-383-1455. Cartwright’s Ranch House Restaurant on the Square serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring chicken-fried steak, hamburgers and steaks. Family-style service available. 111 N. Elm St. 940-387-7706. www.cartwrightsranchhouse.com. Jay’s Cafe 110 W. Main St., Pilot Point. 940-686-0158. Krum Diner Offers homestyle cuisine, seafood and Italian food, along with Greek and assorted desserts, and sandwiches, burgers, dinner plates and more. 145 W. McCart St., Krum, Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 9am-2pm. $. 940-482-7080. OldWest Cafe As winner of the Best
so sought in changing the king’s image. The musical focuses on how the woman and the king come to know one another as individuals. Notable music numbers from the show include “Shall We Dance” and “I Whistle a Happy Tune.” Denton Community Theatre’s production of the The King and I is directed by Pete Kelly. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 1113 and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 13. For more information and ticket prices, visit www.
Breakfast and Best Homestyle Cooking titles in Best of Denton 2009 through 2012, this eatery offers a wide selection of homemade meals. Denton location: 1020 Dallas Drive. Mon-Sat 6am-2pm, Sun 7am-2pm. $. 940-382-8220. Sanger location: 711 N. Fifth St. Daily 7am-2pm. 940-4587358. 817-442-9378. Prairie House Restaurant Open since 1989, this Texas eatery serves up mesquite-grilled steaks, baby-back ribs, buffalo burgers, chicken-fried rib-eyes and other assorted dishes. 10001 U.S. Highway 380, Cross Roads. Daily 7:30am-10pm. $-$$. 940-4409760. www.phtexas.com.
ICE CREAM Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Parlor with lots of yummy treats, including more than 40 ice creams made on
THE KING & I When: 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Saturday, April 11-13; and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 14 Where: Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Details: Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. For reservations, call 940-3821915. On the Web: www.denton communitytheatre.com
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premises. Soups and sandwiches at lunch. 117 W. Hickory St. Mon-Wed 11-10pm; Thurs 11-10:30; Fri-Sat 11-11:15; Sun noon-10pm. 940-384-1818. Unicorn Lake location: 2900 Wind River Lane. Mon-Wed 11-9; Thurs 11-10; Fri-Sat 11-11; Sun noon-9pm. 940-5911010. www.bethmaries.com.
INDIAN Bawarchi Biryani Point 909 Ave. C. 940-898-8889. www.bawarchibiryanipoint.com. Rasoi, The Indian Kitchen Housed in a converted gas station, this Indian dining spot offers a small but carefully prepared buffet menu of curries (both meat and vegetarian), beans, basmati rice and samosas. No smoking. 1002 Ave. C. Daily 11am-9:30pm. $. 940-566-6125.
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