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Festival brings together writers, dreamers, authors

In Andrew Harris’ play, historian A.L. Rowse (Jake McCready) believes that his discovery of the “dark lady” (Annie Armenta) in Shakespeare’s sonnets will secure his place in English literature. (Courtesy photo/UNT)

he North Texas Book Festival turns 13 this weekend. The spring festival is a celebration of the written word and an organized meet-and-greet with authors, screenwriters and publishing professionals as well as aspiring writers. The event also raises money for libraries. The festival will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Admission is free. Local and regional authors will be present to autograph books for visitors, including renowned investigative journalist Donna Fielder, who will talk about her true crime book Ladykiller. Television and film actor Alex Cord, now a North Texas resident, will attend. Cord recently released a novel, Days of the Harbinger. All the authors will be gathered in Festival Hall at the visual arts center, and speakers and workshops for writers will be offered throughout the day in the craft room on the east side of the building. For more information, visit


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FIND IT INSIDE “Ladykiller” is the true crime novel by journalist Donna Fielder. The book tells Fielder’s story of covering the murder trial of Bobby Lozano, a former Denton police officer convicted in the murder of his wife, Vicki Farish Lozano. Fielder will be the featured speaker and author at the North Texas Book Festival on Saturday.

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REACH US FESTIVAL SCHEDULE 9 a.m. — Opening of 13th annual North Texas Book Festival 9:15 a.m. — Ventriloquist Stephen McKenzie performs with Cornelius the Monkey, Awesome Possum, Nip the Dragon and others. They will also appear in the Festival Hall throughout the day. 9:45 a.m. — Children’s Story

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 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time

Time with authors Laura Wintczak Eckroat, Jeanne Ann Macejko and Ellice Smart 10:30 a.m. — Little Free Libraries, the festival’s project to help start small libraries in communities and neighborhoods in North Texas 10:45 a.m. — 2013 Book Award finalists 11:15 a.m. — Featured author Donna Fielder, local investigative journalist and true crime author

11:45 a.m. — “Texas Dames” with author Carmen Goldthwaite. 1 p.m. — “Creating Characters and Writing Believable Dialogue” with Ken Farmer and Buck Steinke, authors of 2012 North Texas Book Festival’s Book Award winner, Black Eagle Force: Eye of the Storm. Authors will offer professional advice. 1:30 p.m. — “Navigating the Indie Publishing Jungle” with author Jeannette Vaughan. Vaughan

shares her insights and experience in independent publishing. 2 p.m. — “Writing and Selling Science Fiction” with Simon Lang (a.k.a. Darlene Hartman), a member of the writing staff of the original Star Trek series and the author of five novels, and James Nabi Michael, author of The Auroral Entanglement. 4 p.m. — Closing of festival

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. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Tresa Tatyrek will speak. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 7 to 9 p.m. — Thursday Night Music at UNT on the Square, 109 N.

Elm St. A Cruel Country will perform modern jazz and improvisation, and voice students of Carol Wilson Studio will sing art songs and arias. Free. Call 940-369-8257. 7:30 p.m. — UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre presents

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EVENTS Continued from Page 2 The Lady Revealed in the Studio Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Call 940-369-7546. 7:30 p.m. — Guitarists Carlo Pezzimenti and Brian Rowe perform selections from their new CD, Arbol Del Olvido (Tree of Oblivion), in concert in TWU’s Little Chapelin-the-Woods. Free. Call 940-8982500.

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FRIDAY 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. 1:30 p.m. — Benjamin Lyon Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution meets at Denton Good Samaritan Village, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Georgia Caraway will speak about caring for antiques. Call Diana White at 940387-4741 or 2:30 to 4 p.m. — “Get Started With E-Books” class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Bring your device and any equipment needed to download and/or transfer to your device, such as a laptop and cord. Free. Call 940-3498752 or visit 6 to 10 p.m. — Health Services of North Texas’ “Rockin’ Roundup” at Diamond T Arena, 6900 E. Sherman Drive. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and younger. Visit 7:30 p.m. — UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre presents The Lady Revealed in the Studio Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Call 940-369-7546.

SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Denton Dash for Public Schools, a 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk, at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. Presented by the Denton Community Council of PTAs. Cost is $25 per runner, with a discounted rate of $15 for teachers and students. Onsite registration begins at 7 a.m. For more information, e-mail 8 a.m. to noon — Denton County MHMR Center rummage sale in the parking lot at 2519 Scripture St. Proceeds benefit the center’s Holiday Helping Hands Program. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Electronics recycling at The Cupboard Natural Foods, 200 W. Congress St. Drop off computer-related items and electron-

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DanceMakers is a buffet of new dance and explosive, athletic moves. Still, the concert will feature choreography that is nuanced and subtle. Pictured, from left, are Nestor Perez, Megan Yankee, Erin Bailey, Megan Marcano, Amie Davis, Annabelle Chen and Elyse Cox.

Up close and personal In recent years, Texas Woman’s University has incubated some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s most recognized emerging modern dance companies. Graduate Jose Zamora created CholoRock Dance Theatre while he was studying dance, and the dancer-choreographer continues to make fascinating mash-ups of folk, rock and electronic music and dance that embraces the artistic director’s Hispanic heritage. (Locals may have seen the troupe all painted up for Denton’s Day of the Dead.) Simple Sparrow Dance Company has spent the last few years giving Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth artists a chance to present and perform in new work. And Big Rig Dance Collective was born in Denton before it became a creative pod for dancers from Austin, Houston and elsewhere in Texas. This weekend, dancers, dance lovers and those who are

DANCEMAKERS DANCE CONCERT What: Eight dances choreographed by TWU students, alumni and faculty When: 4 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Where: Margo Jones Performance Hall, on the first floor of the TWU Music Building, at Pioneer Circle and Oakland Street Details: Tickets cost $9 for adults, $7 for non-TWU students and $5 for TWU students with ID. Seating is general admission.

curious about the seat of Denton’s dance scene can get a taste of the sensibilities that have led to a surging, if small, dance community. The DanceMakers dance concert is a yearly tradition for TWU dance students. Student choreographers bring their end-of-semester projects to

the stage for audience and faculty alike. Eight dances were selected from more than 40 pieces that were auditioned. Undergraduate and graduate students will present their work along with TWU alumni and faculty. TWU’s International Dance Company opens the concert with a folkloric dance from northwestern Mexico, “Caranval del Toro,” choreographed by alumnus Karla Canamar. “In Between Blooms,” choreographed by graduate student Leslie Conner, is a solo piece that features the unraveling of two main dance sequences to their simplest state. Undergraduate Ciceley Fullylove choreographed and performs in a duet, “Mental Hydraulics.” The piece is about mental, emotional and physical disassociation. Doctoral candidate A’Keitha Carey showcases a 13-minute work, “Personal Is Political,” expressing the perspec-

tives of women of color throughout history. Adjunct dance faculty member Christie Nelson presents “Upheld Flight.” The quintet looks at emotional, physical and structural support. “Dissociative Hindsight,” choreographed by graduate student Lauren Schieffer, is a quartet exploring altered states of consciousness. “The Flower Duet” is a quartet by graduate student Whitney Coleman. The piece evokes curiosity through the use of unexpected actions and unfolding relationships. Closing the show is “Proximity Script,” choreographed by TWU assistant professor of dance Jordan Fuchs. The work features an original sound composition by composer Keith Fleming and a cast of seven dancers pushing the limits of partnering work at close quarters. — Lucinda Breeding

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EVENTS Continued from Page 3 ics for recycling; hard drives will be crushed onsite. Some fees may apply for certain items. For more information and a list of accepted items, visit 9 a.m. to noon — “Walk Back to LIFE,” benefiting Woman to Woman Pregnancy Resource Center. Walkers will meet at 420 E. McKinney St., behind Zera Coffee Co., and walk through downtown Denton. Visit 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Denton County Master Gardener Association’s plant sale at 6333 Hobson Lane. Sale includes grasses and ground covers, perennials, herbs, roses and more, plus advice from Master Gardeners. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — North Texas Book Festival at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Book signings, speakers, readers, workshops and children’s activities, including story time at 9:15 a.m. Event includes featured author Donna Fielder (Ladykiller) at 11:15 a.m., plus author and actor Alex Cord (Airwolf). Free. Visit 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 940-5662688. 10 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. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Denton High School band’s mattress sale fundraiser in the school cafeteria at 1007 Fulton St. Call band director Brian Wilson at 940-369-2000. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — “The Write Stuff,” a writing workshop with CJ Critt, narrator and author, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www. 11 a.m. — “Hope and Healing,” a worship service and fellowship lunch dedicated to helping children, at Morse Street Baptist Church, 921 Morse St. Event features speakers and a video presentation. Call 940320-5364 or visit www.msbc 6 to 11 p.m. — “Take Aim at Cancer” event at Cinnamon Creek Ranch, 13794 Old Denton Road in Roanoke. Tickets cost $65 in advance or $75 at the door. Charity event includes archery, a silent auction, raffle prizes, music, dancing and dinner. Visit www.swim 7:30 p.m. — UNT’s Department of Dance and Theatre presents The Lady Revealed in the Studio Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Call 940-369-7546.

SUNDAY 2 p.m. — UNT’s Department of

Or, meet the man who burgled pop culture to find his own voice oes Found magazine move you? Do you find yourself making daily trips to the witticisms at UNT on the Square has just the thing for you. Meet artist and New York Times best-selling author Austin Kleon from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the gallery, 109 N. Elm St. Kleon uses a permanent marker to redact newspaper articles. Big blocks of heavy black ink change the entire meaning of the presented material, and Kleon is deft at editing to make wry, funny observations that — though they be full of stinging snark or burdensome despair — are close to the mark. Kleon wrote Newspaper Blackout (2010), a poetry collection he created by applying that trusty Sharpie. He’ll have 30 new works in his exhibition at UNT on the Square — including some pieces that ask the viewer to drop that old “do not touch” gallery maxim to join in the art-making., Kleon’s site dedicated to redaction poetry (our phrase, not his), has posted poems by people all over the world. Kleon’s book Steal Like an Artist came out last year. The book is both his list of “things to tell college students” about being creative, and an elaboration of his list.


Dance and Theatre presents The Lady Revealed in the Studio Theatre at the Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Call 940369-7546. 4 p.m. — Gospel musician Dallas Holm in concert at Gateway Baptist Church, 2401 N. Bell Ave. Free; donations will be accepted. Call 940-3829367. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Denton Bach Society presents “Choral Gems of the Romantic Period” at First Presbyterian Church of Denton, 1114 W. University Drive. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and

Artist Austin Kleon created this piece with a newspaper and a permanent marker. Kleon’s poetry collection, “Newspaper Blackout,” is a volume of his work created by the same technique. Courtesy photo/ Austin Kleon

ON THE WEB Learn more about artist and author Austin Kleon by checking out his online hotspots. ■ ■

Oh, and when Kleon uses the term “steal,” he doesn’t mean people ought to shamelessly plagarize. Instead, he aims to inspire people to borrow small ideas around you and either turn seniors. Visit

MONDAY 4 to 5 p.m. — Laughs and Crafts at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Kindergartners through third-graders can read funny picture books and make fun crafts. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 6:30 p.m. — “Eternal Life: Could It Be That God Didn’t Intend You to Age?”, a lecture by Mark Swinney, at First Church of Christ Scien-

AUSTIN KLEON IN DENTON What: Opening reception and artist talk with Austin Kleon, presented by the UNT Fine Arts Series and the UNT Institute for the Advancement of the Arts When: Kleon speaks during an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. today. The exhibition runs through May 6. Where: UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Details: Free. For more information, visit

them into bigger ideas, or use them as starting points for your

own creative life.

tist, 402 Texas St. Call 940-3870607. 6:30 to 8 p.m. — Texas Connections Academy information session at Hilton Garden Inn Denton, 3110 Colorado Blvd. Open to families currently enrolled and families considering enrollment in the virtual public school for grades 3-11. Visit 7 p.m. — Chess Night at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Players of all ages and skill levels welcome. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 7 to 8 p.m. — Romance in the Stacks Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call

940-349-8796 or e-mail kimberly.

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TUESDAY 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

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‘Cherry Orchard’ adaptation tailor-made for TWU nton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard has been a riddle for directors since the playwright penned it in the early 1900s. Is it a comedy? Or is it a tragedy? It’s been directed as both, and it’s been directed as a mix of both. Steven Young, a Texas Woman’s University theater professor, said his first aim in producing the classic was to make it accessible for present-day audiences.

Young got input on the play from an actress who trained with the Moscow Art Theatre. The production features TWU students, with 12 principal and ensemble cast members: graduate students Ariana Cook, Shane Strawbridge, Paul Engle and Heather Alverson and undergraduate students Brittany Fowler, Jessica Shields, Colton Jones, Ryan Davila, Jo’Von Wright, Jonathan Charles, Jacob Drum and Kolby Campbell.

Assistant professor Rhonda Gorman serves as set and costume designer, and technical director Michael Stephens provides the lighting design. Graduate student Kristi Smith designs the properties, and undergraduate student Chelsea Reeves is the sound designer. Undergraduate students Elizabeth Blake and Shawney Rogers are the stage manager and assistant stage manager.


ers at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. A librarian will read I Wish That I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss while each child follows along. Each session will also include literacybased games, a craft and/or a simple writing activity. Best for children in pre-K through second grade. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 7 p.m. — Denton Organic Society presents "The Importance of Humic Acid in the Health of Our Soils, Plants and Human Lives,” a talk by Randy Mosley, at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Free. A seed and information exchange will start at 6:30 p.m. Call Mike Mizell at 940382-8551. 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. 8 p.m. — TWU Drama presents The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov in the Redbud Theater Complex, on the north side of Hubbard Hall. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Visit or call 940898-2020.

7:30pm; Winston Watts, 10pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7025. Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: The Trishas, Charlie Shafter, 9pm, $10-$15. Fri: Baby Atlas, 8pm, $8. Tues: Paul Slavens and Friends, 8pm, free. Wed: Hayes Carll, 8pm, $25. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-3202000. Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Brian Lambert, 8:30am; Milonga Tango, 7pm. Fri: MoSon, 7:30pm. Sat: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm. Sun: Dallas Comedy House, 2pm; Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merritt, 7pm. 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940-323-9800. www.publichouse Fry Street Tavern Fri: Joseph SoMo. 940-383-2337. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226. The Garage 113 Ave. A. 940-3830045. Gerhard’s German Restaurant Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 6:30-9pm. Sun: Quentin Bohrer on accordion, 11am-3pm. Mon: CQ Improv Comedy, 7-7:30pm; Tim Mank, 8-9pm. Wed: Uver, 7:30-9pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. The Greenhouse Mon: Tito Charneco. Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurant Hailey’s Club Thurs: New Fumes, Datahowler, Summer of Glaciers, Juve, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Hope Trust, the Holler Time, Pinebox Serenade, Dim Locator, 8pm, $7-$10. Sat: Nervous Curtains, Warren Jackson & Le Leek Electrique, Deep Throat, 9pm, $5-$7. Sun: Denton Comedy Collective, free-$5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Grind Violin, Evelyn McHale’s Psychedelic Freakout, Assblood, Bitch Teeth, 9pm, free-$5. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160.


Continued from Page 4 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. 6 to 8 p.m. — “Dementia Loving Care,” a free seminar for caregivers, at Select Rehabilitation Hospital of Denton, 2620 Scripture St. 7 to 8 p.m. — Plant a Seed Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For children ages 1-5 and their families. Free. Call 940-3498752 or visit 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 or visit 8 p.m.— 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, tickets cost $45-$50. Call 940-565-3805 or visit http://

WEDNESDAY 9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at 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 4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. This month, discuss The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Read-Along Story Time for Beginning Read-

MUSIC The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: Earl Bates’ “Celtic Sessions,” 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940566-5483. The Abbey Underground Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Gypsy Bravado, Molotov Dogs. Sun: Open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, 7pm. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. Andy’s Bar Fri: Birds of Night (CD release), Savage and the Big Beat, Blessin’, 8:30pm, $5-$7. Sat: Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward, AM Ramblers. 122 N. Locust St. 940-5655400. Banter Bistro Thurs: Joel Cross and Collin Hauser, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Emmeline, 8pm; the Offenders (Pat York, Caleb Coonrod, Bone Doggie, Jake Laughlin), 10pm. Sat: Bonduris Studio Music, 4pm; Robert Ize, 6pm; Baloney Moon,

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THE CHERRY ORCHARD What: TWU Drama presents an adaptation of the Anton Chekov play. When: 8 p.m. Wednesday and April 19-20; 4 p.m. April 18; and 2 p.m. April 21 Where: Redbud Theatre Complex, on the first floor of Hubbard Hall, just off of Administration Drive on the TWU campus Details: Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID and senior citizens. For reservations, visit or call 940-898-2020.

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EVENTS Continued from Page 5 J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-3827769. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. 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 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 Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: “Bayou Bash,” 9pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-5656611. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Savage and the Big Beat, Biographies, Siberian Traps, Dog With a Black Tongue, Old Potion, 9pm, $5-$7. Fri: Def Rain, Peopleodian, Cutter, 9pm, $5-$7. Sat: Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things, Diamond Age, Wirewings, Frauen, 9pm, $5-$7. Wed: Ghetto $lang, the Monco Poncho, the Trimbles, 9pm, $5-$7. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Sun: Diaspora featuring Tito Charneco,

Brad Leali, Stefan Karlsson, Fred Hamilton, Jose Aponte, Tony Baker & Evan Weiss. Tues: Evidence/Music of Thelonious Monk. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-4842888. www.sweetwatergrill Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. UNT on the Square Thurs: A Cruel Country, 7pm; voice students of Carol Wilson Studio, 8pm, free. 109 N. Elm St. 940-369-8257. http://untonthe VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St.

FUTURE BOOKINGS 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18 — “Improving Care for Veterans Facing Illness and Death,” presented by the Denton Area Partnership for End-of-Life Care, at Foundation Management Services, 2800 Shoreline Drive. Registration and breakfast begin at 9 a.m., and the program starts at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $30, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register, visit DAPEC, 300 N. Elm St., Suite 203. 11:15 a.m. April 19 — TWU Accolades Luncheon, honoring Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Carolyn Ann “Cad” Dennehy and other award winners, in Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Tickets cost $25 and must be purchased by Thursday. Call 940-898-2586. 1 p.m. April 19 — “Fore the Future,” Selwyn College Preparatory School’s golf tournament and barbecue dinner fundraiser, at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch, 9400 Ed Robson Blvd. Golf tournament at 1

Sotto voce uitarists Carol Pezzimenti and Brian Rowe will perform American and Latin compositions at 7:30 p.m. today in the Little Chapel-inthe-Woods on the Texas Woman’s University campus. Pezzimenti, a student of Andres Segovia, is known for his sensitive touch and artistic approach to music. He’s performed and recorded extensively. He is an adjunct professor of music at TWU and at Brookhaven College. Rowe is a graduate student, studying guitar at TWU. The duo will perform music by Leo Brouwer, Ernesto Garcia de Leon and Manuel De Falla. The Little Chapel-in-theWoods is located on Bell Avenue, just south of University Drive, on the TWU campus. The concert is free.

p.m. costs $100 per player. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. costs $30 per person, or $50 for two. Call 940-382-6771 or visit 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 For Project Graduation, e-mail klou@garnett For table and booth information, e-mail parrington@ 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://, or contact Brian Wheeler at 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:// 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

Duo to perform acoustic, classical guitar concert


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Classical guitarist Carlo Pezzimenti will perform with guitarist Brian Rowe this evening in the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods on the Texas Woman’s University campus.

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

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DENTON PARKS & RECREATION Join the upcoming family campout this weekend at Eureka! playground in South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane. 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, but only a limited number are available. Setup starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, and camp breaks at 8 a.m. Sunday. Register online at http:// For more information, call 940-349-7275. ■ Basic progressive country dancing lessons for adults will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, April 16 to May 28. Classes are at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. For fees and to register, call 940-349-8285. ■ Water exercise classes are ongoing at the Denton Natatorium, at 2400 Long Road. Season passes to the natatorium cost $132 for residents, $147 for non-residents. Annual passes cost $396 for residents, $426 for non-residents. Cheaper options are available through punch cards, which allow entry for 10 to 20 classes. To register or for more information, call 940-349-8800. ● 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. ■ Registration is open through April 19 for Women’s Self Defense at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. This course will be offered from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays, April 22 through May 20. Women will be empowered by learning proper striking techniques, kicking statics, locks, chokes and restraints. To register, call 940-349-7275 or visit ■ 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 seniors, 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. ■ The Denton Spring Open, a USSSA youth golf tournament, is this Saturday. 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. Registration deadline has passed. Call 940-349-7275.



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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. 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. Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery in Sanger displaying a

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

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 www. 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 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

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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. $-$$. 940-243-7300. www.dustys Hooligans 104 N. Locust St. 940442-6950. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 940-565-0770. www.loopholepub .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. $-$$. 940-484-7455. Rocky’s Sports Bar Big games on big screens plus some pretty big tastes, too. Now open for lunch. For finger food, roll chicken chipotle and battered jalapeno and onion strips are standouts. Homestyle burgers; savory Caesar salad with chicken. Full bar. 2000 W. University Drive. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-6090. Rooster’s Roadhouse “We Ain’t Chicken” is what the eatery claims, though the menu kindly includes it on a sandwich and in a wing basket — plus barbecue, burgers and hangout appetizers (cheese fries, tamales, and queso and chips). Beer. 113 Industrial St. Sun-Wed 11-10; Thurs-Sat 11midnight. $. 940-382-4227. RT’s Neighborhood Bar 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124. 940-381-2277. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern It may claim a place among the world’s other memorable pubs, rathskellers, hangouts and haunts where the food satisfies as much as the libations that wash them down. 115 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 11-2am, Sun-Mon 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-484-2888. Treehouse Bar & Grill 1512 W. Hickory St. Mon-Sat 11am-2am, Sun noon-midnight. 940-484-7900. 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, 940-5659700. Crickles & Co. Breakfast, pastries, desserts, coffee and tea. 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 7am-3pm. 940-382-6500. 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.nv 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 barbecue 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. SunThurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940566-3073. Sweet Y Cafe 511 Robertson St. 940-323-2301.

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 I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Thurs 8-3, Fri-Sat 8-9, Sun brunch 8-3. $$. 940-387-3354. Cachette Bistro 144 N. Old Town Blvd., Suite 1, Argyle. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. 940464-3041. The Chestnut Tree Salads, sandwiches, soups and other lunch and brunch options served in back of small shop on the Square. Chicken pot pie is stellar. Tasty quiche. Decadent fudge lava cake and rich carrot cake. Revolving dinner menu. No smoking. 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 940-591-9475. www.chestnuttea Sidewalk Bistro 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 132. Sun-Mon 7am-3pm, Tues-Sat 7am-9pm. 940-591-1999.

BRITISH The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Full bar. 101 W. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11-10, Thurs-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-566-5483.

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 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. Daily 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.

CHINESE 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. Bochy’s Bistro Fusion menu grabs

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. Big Mike’s Coffee Shop Fair-trade coffee and smoothies near UNT. 1306 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

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DINING Continued from Page 8 S. Loop 288, Suite 108. Daily 7am-10pm. 940-387-4848. www. 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 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 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 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.all

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). $-$$. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse Hannah’s Off the Square Executive chef Sheena Croft’s “upscale comfort food” puts the focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Steaks get A-plus. Tempting desserts. Full bar. Smoking on terrace only. No checks. 111 W. Mulberry St. Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-3. Brunch: Sun 10:30am-3pm. Dinner: Sun-Mon 4:30-9; Tues-Thurs 4:30-10; Fri-Sat 4:30-11. $$-$$$. 940-566-1110. www.hannahsoffthe The Wildwood Inn Elegant dining room tucked away in a bed and breakfast. Excellent food like hearty soups, Angus rib-eye, meal-size salads and daily specials. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway. Thurs-Sat 6-10pm. $$$. 940-243-4919.

FROZEN YOGURT Yogurt Fusion 209 W. Hickory St. 940-597-6367. Yogurt Story 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 393. 940-898-0131. Second

DINING PROFILE AND LISTINGS POLICY Restaurant profiles and listings are compiled by the Denton Record-Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News. A comprehensive list of Dallas-Fort Worth area restaurants is available at Denton Time publishes restaurant profiles and a guide of restaurants that have been featured in the weekly dining section and online at Profiles and listings are not related to advertising and are published as space is available. Denton Time does not publish reviews. Incorrect information can be reported by e-mail to, by phone to 940-566-

location: 2700 W. University Drive, Suite 1080. 940-484-5407. www.

GERMAN Gerhard’s German Restaurant 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723.

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. 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. 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


6860 or by fax to 940-566-6888. To be considered for a profile, send the restaurant name,address, phone nuber, days and hours of operation and a copy of the menu to: Denton Time Editor, P.O. Box 369, Denton, TX 76202. Please indicate whether the restaurant is new or has changed ownership, chefs or menus.

Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Parlor with lots of yummy treats, including more than 40 ice creams made on 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.



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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. rgs.html.


10001 U.S. Highway 380, Cross Roads. Daily 7:30am-10pm. $-$$. 940-4409760.

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 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. 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 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.

Bawarchi Biryani Point 909 Ave. C. 940-898-8889. www.bawarchi 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.

ITALIAN Bagheri’s 1125 E. University Drive, Suite A. 940-382-4442. Don Camillo Garlic gets served straight up at family-owned restaurant that freely adapts rustic Italian dishes with plenty of American imagination. Lasagna, chicken and eggplant parmigiana bake in woodfired oven with thin-crusted pizzas. 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 103, Corinth. Mon-Wed 11-2:30, 5-9; Thurs-Sat 11-2:30, 5-10. 940-321-1100. Fera’s Excellent entrees served bubbling hot. Rich sauces, firm pastas and billowing garlic rolls. Dishes served very fresh. Desserts don’t disappoint. Beer and wine. No credit cards. 1407 W. Oak St. 940-382-9577. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. Genti’s Pizza and Pasta 4451 FM2181, Suite 125, Corinth. Mon-Sat

11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-4975400. Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Romantic spot in bed and breakfast serves Northern Italian and Southern French cuisine. Beer and wine. 821 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs, 11-2, 5-9, Fri 11-2 & 5-10, Sat 5-10. Sun 10:30-2. $-$$. 940-381-2712. Luigi’s Pizza Italian Restaurant Family-run spot does much more than pizza, and how. Great New York-style pies plus delicious southern Italian dishes, from $3.95 pasta lunch special to pricier meals. Nifty kids’ menu. Tiramisu is dynamite. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Sun & Tues-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. 940-591-1988.

JAPANESE Avocado Sushi Restaurant 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 126. 940-383-9812. I Love Sushi 917 Sunset St. MonThurs 11am-3pm & 5-10pm, Fri 11am-3pm & 5-10:30pm; Sat noon-10:30pm; Sun 12:30-9pm. $$. 940-891-6060. J Sushi 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 100. 940-387-8833. Keiichi Sushi chef Keiichi Nagano turns eel, fluke, squid, salmon, yellowtail and tuna into sashimi. Daily fish specials and pasta dishes served with an Asian flair. Homemade tiramisu and fruit sorbets. Reservations recommended. Wine and beer. 500 N. Elm St. Tues-Sat 5-11. $$-$$$. 940382-7505. Shogun Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 3606 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940-3827800. Sushi Cafe 1401 W. Oak St. 940380-1030.

KOREAN Czen 408 North Texas Blvd. 940383-2387.

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DINING Continued from Page 9 atmosphere at small, diner-style restaurant that caters to the morning and noon crowd. Known for homemade flour tortillas and authentic Mexican dishes from barbacoa to menudo. BYOB. 508 S. Elm St. MonFri 7-7; Sat-Sun 7-5. $. 940-387-2675. Chilitos Delicious guacamole; albondigas soup rich with chunky vegetables and big, tender meatballs. Standout: savory pork carnitas. Attentive, friendly staff. Menudo on weekends, breakfast anytime. Daily lunch specials. Full bar. No smoking. 621 S. Lake Dallas Drive, Lake Dallas. Mon-Fri 11-9, Sat 10-9. $-$$. 940-321-5522. El Chaparral Grille Restaurant serves a duo of American and Mexican-style dishes for breakfast, lunch and catering events. Daily specials, and breakfast buffet on Sundays. 324 E. McKinney St., Suite 102. Mon-Fri 7am-2pm; Sun 8am-2pm. $. 940-2431313. El Guapo’s Huge menu encompasses Tex-Mex and Mexican standards as well as ribs, brisket and twists like Santana’s Supernatural Quesadillas (fajita chicken and bacon) and jalapeno-stuffed shrimp. Ilada Parilla Asada steak with avocado was a little salty; enchiladas are very good. Full bar. 419 S. Elm St. Mon-Fri 11-10, Sat-Sun 11-11. $$. 940-566-5575. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Eatery stakes claim of wide variety in local taco territory. Soft and crispy tacos available with shrimp, fish, chicken, garlic shredded beef and veggies. Breakfast burritos too. Beer, wine and margaritas. 115 Industrial St. Mon-Wed 6:30am-10pm, Thurs 6:30am-midnight, Fri 6:30am-2am, Sat 8am-2am, Sun 8am-10pm. $. 940-380-8226. La Mexicana Strictly authentic Mexican with enough Tex-Mex to keep locals happy. Chili relleno is a winner, with earthy beans and rice. Chicken enchiladas are complex, savory. Also available: more than a dozen seafood dishes, and menudo served daily. Swift service with plenty of smiles. Beer. 619 S. Locust St. Daily 9-10. $. 940-483-8019. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-3828470. Los Toreros 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-390-7693. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican dining includes worthy chicken enchiladas and flautas. Fine standard combo choices and breakfast items with reasonable prices. Quick service. Beer and wine. 1928 N. Ruddell St. Tues-Fri 11-9:30, Sat 8am-9:30pm, Sun 8-4. $. 940566-1718. Mi Casita Mexican Food Fresh, tasty, no-frills Tex-Mex at good prices. Tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, chalupas and more plus daily specials and breakfast offerings. Fast and friendly service. Beer and wine. 110 N. Carroll Blvd. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm. $. 940-891-1932. Mi Casita Express: 905 W. University Drive, 940-891-1938. Mi Casita: 2221 S. I-35E, 940-891-1500. Miguelito’s Mexican Restaurant The basics: brisk service, family atmosphere and essential selections at a reasonable price. Sopapillas and

flan are winners. Beer and margaritas. 1412 N. Stemmons St., Sanger. 940458-0073. Mi Ranchito Small, family-operated, authentic Tex-Mex spot with $5.50 lunch specials Tues-Fri. Beer. 122 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Thurs 11am-3pm, 5-9:30pm; Fri-Sun 11-10. $. 940-3811167. Raphael’s Restaurante Mexicano Not your standard Tex-Mex — worth the drive. Sampler appetizer comes with crunchy chicken flautas, fresh guacamole. Pechuga (grilled chicken breast) in creme good to the last bite, and beef fajitas are juicy and flavorful. Full bar. 26615 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. Tues-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$. 940-440-9483. Taco Lady 1101 E. McKinney St. 940-380-8188. Taqueria El Picante 1305 Knight St., Suite A. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat-Sun 8-5. 940-382-2100. Tortilleria Tierra Caliente 1607 E. McKinney St., Suite 800. 940-5916807. Tortilleria La Sabrocita 201 Dallas Drive. 940-382-0720. Veronica’s Cafe 803 E. McKinney St. 940-565-9809. Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant 12000 U.S. 380 East, Cross Roads. 940-365-1700. Denton location: 2530 W. University Drive, 940382-6416.

MIDDLE EASTERN Green Zatar Family-owned restaurant/market does it all from scratch, and with speed. Meats like gyros and succulent Sultani Kebab, plus veggie combo and crunchy falafel. Superb saffron rice and sauteed vegetables; impressive baklava. BYOB. No smoking. 609 Sunset St. Daily 11-10. $-$$. 940-383-2051.

NATURAL/VEGETARIAN The Bowllery 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Daily 11am-10pm. 940-383-2695. Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe Cozy cafe inside food store serves things the natural way. Winning salads; also good soups, smoothies and sandwiches, both with and without meat. Wonderful breakfast including tacos, quiche, muffins and more. No smoking. 200 W. Congress St. Mon-Sat 8-8, Sun 10-7. $. 940387-5386.

PIZZA Crooked Crust 101 Ave. A. 940-5655999. J&J’s Pizza Pizza lovers can stay in touch with their inner-collegiate selves through cold mugs of premium draft. Bountiful, homemade pizza pies, in N.Y. style or deep-dish Chicago style. Salads, hot and cold subs, calzones, lasagna and spaghetti. Beer. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. MonSat 11-midnight. $-$$. Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-323-1100. Palio’s Pizza Cafe 1716 S. Loop 288. 940-387-1900. TJ’s Pizza Wings & Things 420 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 102. 940-3833333.

SANDWICHES New York Sub-Way 305 W. University Drive. 940-566-1823.

New York Sub Hub Bread baked daily and fresh ingredients, even avocado. Broccoli and cheese soup is impressive; “All Stops” features almost every cold-cut imaginable. $. 906 Ave. C. Mon-Sat 10-10, Sun 11-10. 940-383-3213. Other locations: 1400 S. Loop 288, Suites 102-2, in Denton Crossing; Mon-Sun 10:30-10; 940383-3233. 4271 FM2181, No. 308, in Corinth; Mon-Sat 10:30-9, Sun 11-7; 940-497-2530. Vigne Wine Shop & Delicatessen 222 W. Hickory, Suite 103. 940-5661010. Weinberger’s Deli Chicago-style sandwiches including the Italian beef bistro, sausages, gyros, soups and more. 311 E. Hickory St., Suite 110. Mon-Sat 11-8, Sun 11-7. 940-566-5900.

SEAFOOD Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen 2303 S. I-35E. Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. 940-898-1404. Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen Plenty of Cajun standards and Texas fusion plates. Everything gets plenty of spice — sometimes too much. Sides like jalapeno cornbread, red beans and rice are extra. Beer and wine. 1925 Denison St. Sun-Thurs 11-9,

Fri-Sat 11-9:30. $$. 940-243-2126. Hoochie’s Oyster House 207 S. Bell Ave. Sun-Wed 11am-9pm, ThursSat 11am-10pm. 940-383-0104.

STEAK Ranchman’s Cafe Legendary cafe sticks to old-fashioned steaks and tradition. Oversized steaks and delicious chicken-fried steak. Homey meringue pies; order baked potato ahead. BYOB. 110 W. Bailey St., Ponder. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$$. 940-479-2221. www.ranch Trail Dust Steak House Informal dress (neckties will be clipped). Dance to live C&W. 26501 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. $$. 940-365-4440.

THAI Andaman Thai Restaurant Extensive menu continues trend of good Asian food in Denton. Fried tofu is a home run. Pad Thai noodles have perfect amount of sweetness. Homemade coconut ice cream, sweet rice with mango. Beer and wine. No smoking. 221 E. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm & 4-9:30pm; Sat-Sun noon-9:30pm. $$. 940-591-8790. Oriental Garden Restaurant Thai

stir-fried dishes, with some Japanese and Chinese specialties. Homemade ice cream: coconut, green tea, Thai tea & lychee. 114 Ave. B. Mon-Sat 11-9. $-$$. 940-387-3317. Siam Off the Square Fresh flavors set curries apart at comfortable dining spot. Winning starters: shrimp satay, Tum Yum Gai and Tom Kah soups. Excellent Thai seafood, including tilapia fillet. BYOB. 209 W. Hickory St., Suite 104. Lunch, Mon-Fri 11-2; dinner, Mon-Sat 5-9. $-$$. 940382-5118. Sweet Basil Thai Bistro 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224. 940-484-6080. Sukhothai II Restaurant 1502 W. Hickory St. 940-382-2888. Thai Ocha Dishes that are as tasty as they are pretty. Lunch specials can be made with chicken, pork, vegetables or beef; hot and spicy sauce makes even veggie haters go after fresh veggies with zeal. Quiet setting. BYOB. No smoking. 1509 Malone St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-10pm; Sat 11:30-10; Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-5666018.

VIETNAMESE Viet Bites 702 S. Elm St. 940-8081717. Mon-Thurs 11-8:30; Fri-Sun 11-9.



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Emilia Lanier (Annie Armenta) tries to get through to Cornish historian A.L. Rowse (Jake McCready) in Andrew Harris’ “The Lady Revealed,” a comedy about the pomp, pain and politics around the unveiling of a Shakespearean mystery. The play opens today at the Studio Theatre at the University of North Texas.

A complicated man By Lucinda Breeding Staff Writer

t takes an academic to appreciate an academic. That’s how things shake out if you talk to Andrew Harris about his latest play, The Lady Revealed. “A.L. Rowse is probably the best-known Shakespeare historian,” said Harris, a member of the University of North Texas theater faculty. “He wrote more


A.L. Rowse, the Bard’s best-known researcher, gets his hour to fret on the stage than a hundred books, and it was Rowse who claimed he discovered the identity of the ‘dark lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets.” It’s Rowse, a difficult and obsessive sort of man, whom Harris champions in a play that both humanizes the Bard and gives a rare voice to the otherwise anon-

ymous Elizabethan lady. Harris spent a few years studying Rowse. The Cornish academic was born to a humble home in Cornwall. His father was a clay worker and his mother a former servant. Both brilliant and dogged, Rowse was a little on the prodigious side. He

penned poetry that earned attention in school, and he nabbed the only county scholarship to the University of Oxford. Rowse studied at Oxford’s Christ Church College, where he was persuaded to study history. He Continued on Page 12

THE LADY REVEALED What: World premiere performance of the play by UNT theater faculty member Andrew Harris When: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Studio Theatre in the UNT Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, 1179 Union Circle Details: Tickets cost $5. Seating is general admission. For reservations, call 940-5652428. The box office opens about an hour before performances. On the Web: www.danceand

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO ... TEXAS? In his research for “The Lady Revealed,” UNT professor and playwright Andrew Harris found that celebrated Oxford historian and Shakespeare authority A.L. Rowse had one very important link to the Lone Star State. That link is Emilia Bassano Lanier, the woman now believed to be the “dark lady” in a famous series of Shakespearean sonnets. In researching a play about Shakespeare’s mistress, Harris traced the Laniers to Paris, Texas, and a man named Pat Bassano. Bassano didn’t know about his connection to a Shakespearean snub, but Harris said Pat and wife, Julie, have a copy of the new play and plan to attend the opening tonight. Emilia came to Shakespeare’s bed by way of Venice. The Bassano brothers, musicians from Venice, were invited to join the court of Henry VIII. They were court musicians until 1641, Harris said. “Don’t you think it’s interesting that Shakespeare put a character named Bassanio in ‘The Merchant of Venice’?” Harris said. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence. And doesn’t it seem funny that Emilia published her own book of poetry [“Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum”], which was about her conversion [from Judaism] to Christianity, but also condemns men for blaming women for their own sins, was published a year after the sonnets?” The Bassano brothers were housed in a monastery by the king to protect them from pogrom — from being hustled out of England by a centuries-long decree that exiled Jews like the Bassanos from the country. “At that time, there were fewer than 100 Jewish families in all of England,” Harris said. He said music has been a recurring profession for the later Bassanos. The Bassano penchant for writing was passed on, too. Emilia married Alphonso Lanier, another court musician. Among the dark lady’s descendants: poet Sidney Lanier and playwright Thomas Lanier Williams, also known as Tennessee Williams. — Lucinda Breeding

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Continued from Page 11 was given a fellowship at All Souls College, where students pursue research rather than degrees. Harris said he found a meaty subject in Rowse. The historian had political aspirations, hopes that he might have fulfilled if World War II hadn’t dealt a crushing blow to Britain. Even as Rowse’s tenure at All Souls ended, the historian kept studying and kept publishing. And Rowse wasn’t a shrinking violet; his book Homosexuals in History was a scandal when it was released in 1977 — his own homosexuality wasn’t a secret. In his older years, Rowse became a celebrity scholar — sort of England’s answer to Truman Capote. Rowse had a sharp wit and a sharper tongue, and was noted for his ability to wrap a lecture hall around his little finger with his authority as a historian and a famous, strong personality. Rowse didn’t spare his fellow historians his blistering critiques, going so far as to declare himself better than those he recalled in Historians I Have Known, which came out in 1995, just two years before his death. Harris’ play is about Rowse’s controversial and historic claim during the 1970s — that he’d discovered the “dark lady” skewered in William Shakespeare’s sonnets to be Emilia Bassano Lanier, the daughter of a JewishItalian family protected by Henry VIII. Emilia’s father was a musician in Henry’s court — a job that exempted the family from the exile of Jews from England that started in the 1200s and remained through the mid-17th century. “The play is largely about Rowse and how he thought his discovery would make him a celebrity,” Harris said. “Instead, he was embroiled in controversy. But even after all that, A.L. UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213.

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Professor and playwright Andrew Harris is pictured at the University of Oxford, where he went as a part of his research on historian A.L. Rowse.

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A.L. Rowse, who died in 1997, is “probably the best-known Shakespeare historian,” according to professor and playwright Andrew Harris. Rowse is still the most respected scholar of Shakespeare. If you are into Shakespeare, a serious student of him, chances are you’ve read some of Rowse’s work.” Harris takes his audience on a trip through three time periods. We meet Rowse in 1993, on the historian’s 90th birthday. Harris then transports the audience to the 1970s, when Rowe announces his discovery of Emilia Lanier as the “dark lady.” Harris then indulges his playwright’s license, and takes the play to

Elizabethan England. “These are my inventions, scenes between Shakespeare and Emilia that are in Rowse’s imagination,” Harris said. The dark lady finally has her say in Harris’ play. Shakespeare wrote a series of sonnets printed in 1609 that mention three unidentified characters: the patron, a rival poet and a dark musical lady. Rowse unveils them all. Harris said Emilia Lanier is a compelling historical figure, too. “She was the first woman to

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publish an original of poetry in the English language,” Harris said. “That’s quite a distinction, considering that the majority of women in Elizabethan England were illiterate. Most of the men were, too.” Harris said history has revealed Emilia to be the paramour of one Lord Richard Chamberlain. “Chamberlain was the head of Shakespeare’s theater company,” Harris said. Theater professionals were noted for their appetites for liquor and lust, and Harris said a tryst between Emilia and Shakespeare is plausible. And, Harris said, it was Emilia Lanier who penned the words “This world is but a stage where all do play their parts. ... Here’s no respect of persons, youth, nor age.” Harris said he hopes his play will score another run after its world premiere at UNT, where the production is directed by faculty member Sarah Vahle. “I don’t think I’m finished with it,” Harris said. “You don’t really write a play as much as you rewrite it. I’d like to see it produced in a professional theater, and of course I’d love to see it produced in London.” ● Bridge Party bridge, 12:30pm Thurs; duplicate bridge, 1pm Wed ● Benefits counseling 1:30-4pm third Thurs ● Bingo 12:45pm first and third Fri ● 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.


MOVIES rably unlikable. 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. Stretched out to feature length, the shtick becomes nearly unbearable. Jim Carrey gives it his all as an up-and-coming gonzo street magician. Rated PG-13, 101 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

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OPENING FRIDAY The Company You Keep (★★★) A wanted fugitive from the 1960s (Robert Redford, who also directed) goes on the run when uncovered by a journalist (Shia LaBeouf). With the reporter on his trail, he travels across the country to find another former radical (Julie Christie), the one person who can clear his name. Redford, directing from Lem Dobbs’ script from Neil Gordon’s novel, maintains a good level of suspense throughout despite some glaring plot holes. Excellent casting of old and new faces: Susan Sarandon, Chris Cooper, Brit Marling, Sam Elliott and Brendan Gleeson. Rated R, 125 minutes. At the Angelika Dallas and Plano. — Boo Allen 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. — Los Angeles Times Scary Movie 5 Two happily married young parents — a ballet dancer and an ape researcher — have to grapple with a malevolent supernatural presence in this fifth installment of the horror parody series. With Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex and Erica Ash. Written by David Zucker and Pat Proft. Directed by Malcolm Lee. Rated PG-13, 85 minutes. — LAT

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. — B.A. 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

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Robert Redford stars as a wanted fugitive who’s on the run again in “The Company You Keep,” opening Friday. 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. With the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman. Rated PG, 92 minutes. — AP Evil Dead In this remake of the 1981 horror film, five 20-something friends holed up in a remote cabin discover a strange book and unwittingly summon dormant demons from the nearby woods. With Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci. Directed by Fede Alvarez. Rated R, 87 minutes. — LAT 42 A biopic about the legendary ballplayer Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. With Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie and Christopher Meloni. Written and directed by Brian Helgeland. Rated PG-13, 128 minutes. — LAT

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 Tatum and Adrianne Palicki. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. — LAT The Host On a future Earth occupied by alien parasites that take over human bodies, one of humanity’s last survivors fights to protect her loved ones. With Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel and Chandler Canterbury. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol. Rated PG-13, 125 minutes. — LAT Identity Thief (★★) A mild-mannered accounts processor, Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman), discovers that a con artist (Melissa 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 irrepa-

Day). Rated R, 119 minutes. — LAT 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

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Look here Misdirection and speed used to fool viewers of ‘Trance’ By Boo Allen

Trance Rated R, 101 minutes. Opens Friday.

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The new psychological thriller Trance looks great. In the wandering opus, director Danny Boyle shows off his internationally renowned skill for projecting visual imagery, as evinced previously not only by his films (Slumdog Millionaire) but also by his staging of the opening ceremonies at the London Olympics. Here, he again paints striking portraits that seem to reflect the inner chaos of his characters. But unfortunately, in doing so, he loses track of his narrative, resulting in an erratically confusing, jumbled unraveling of Joe Ahearne and John Hodge’s screenplay. The main difficulty in staying attuned to Trance and its endless divergences — many of which may or may not be imagined — is that its plot hinges on the audience accepting the efficacy of hypnosis and the hoary plot device of amnesia. (At one point, one of the minor charac-

MOVIES Continued from Page 13 reluctant Wizard of Oz. Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams play the three witches. 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 to satirize the debauchery of girls gone wild while simultaneously reveling in it. And he pulls it off. With Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, and James Franco 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

ters says, “Amnesia is bollocks.”) To overcome audience reluctance in accepting these two blatant contrivances, Ahearne and Hodge’s script throws in a surfeit of scientific and medical-sounding terms. Boyle confuses matters by not delivering the faux explanations somberly, but instead with quick cuts, Caligariesque camera angles and a speedy pace. Trance revolves around Simon (James McAvoy), an employee at a London auction house where a priceless Goya painting is stolen. During the robbery, Simon suffers a blow to the head, giving him amnesia. But it is also quickly revealed he was part of the heist by a gang led by Frank (Vincent Cassell). Before long, Frank’s crew tortures Simon to “help” him remember where the painting is. Then, as one big happy family, they all decide Simon should go to a hypnotherapist to help him

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James McAvoy stars in the baffling psychological thriller “Trance.” retrieve his memory. And that’s when things turn loopy. It seems the therapist, Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson), has an agenda of her own, and it may include sleeping with Frank, or Simon, or whomever it takes. Boyle keeps back certain details

about everyone’s relation to everyone else, so that plot points can be revealed intermittently and it will appear to be grossly dramatic. Or not. Since Simon and Elizabeth deal mostly with Simon’s repressed memories, and his

dreams, the director throws in a series of scenes that may be dreams (or not), may be hallucinations (or not), and may belong to Simon (or not). And it could become confusing for anyone staying tuned in to the end. Or not.

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