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ON THE COVER DENTON ARTS & JAZZ FESTIVAL The Denton High School Lab Band 1 performs on the Celebration Stage in Quakertown Park last year. (Photo by David Minton) Story on Page 9

FIND IT INSIDE MUSIC Concerts and nightclub schedules. Page 4

DINING Restaurant listings. Page 13

MOVIES Reviews and summaries. Page 7

TO GET LISTED INFORMATION Include the name and description of the event, date, time, price and phone number the public can call. If it's free, say so. If it's a benefit, indicate the recipient of the proceeds.

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Maniacal4 is an adventurous, Denton-based quartet that isn’t afraid to take on the likes of Queen or Kansas with their (wait for it) trombones. The quartet is Matt Jefferson on bass trombone, Nick Laufer on tenor trombone, Carl Lundgren and Alex Dubrov, both on tenor trombone. Three of the members appear at UNT on the Square today in a free concert.

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Four trombonists walk into a gallery... Rock music is serious business for brass quartet NT on the Square wraps ups its spring Thursday night music series today. The downtown gallery and venue, which doubles as the headquarters of the University


of North Texas Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, hosts free music during the school year. The series often features faculty, students and guest artists. The Maniacal4 trombone group has received more than half a million hits on their YouTube video, a cover of the rock band Kansas’ song “Carry On.” The group will be minus one

trombone for the local performance, and will perform some original works written for them by a professor at Texas Woman’s University. The group has a new CD out that is almost all classic rock covers, though the trombones get some more typical rock accompaniment — guitar and drums, especially. The Maniacal4 starts the evening concert at 7 p.m., and

then cedes the stage to UNT music faculty members Jennifer Lane, vocalist, Derek Chester, guest tenor, Susan Dubois, violist, and Elvia Puccinelli, vocalist and pianist. The concert for voice, viola and piano starts at 8 p.m. UNT on the Square is located at 109 N. Elm St. on the downtown Denton Square. — Lucinda Breeding


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EVENTS 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 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. 1:30 p.m. — Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas benefit golf tournament at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 Oakmont Drive in Corinth. Cost is $125 and entrants will get a round of golf, lunch, dinner and a goody bag. To register, visit http:// 3:30 p.m. — Afternoon Adventure Club, stories and a handson workshop for kids in kindergarten

through third grade at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 6:30 p.m. — Training class for Denton’s Neighborhood Project Matching Grant program in the city’s Facilities Management Building, 869 S. Woodrow Lane. Call 940-349-8541 or visit neighborhoodplanning. 7 p.m. — Trinity Forks Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas meeting features a program on urban forestry by Courtney Blevins of the

Texas A&M Forestry Service, in TWU’s Ann Stuart Science Complex. E-mail or visit 7:30 p.m. — UNT Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at Winspear Performance Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 N. I-35E. Cost is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors, non-UNT students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees; free for UNT students. Visit www.the

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EVENTS Continued from Page 2 or call 940-369-7802. 8 p.m. — UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by Rodney Booth, in Kenton Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit

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FRIDAY 5 to 11 p.m. — Denton Arts & Jazz Festival at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free live music on seven stages, fine arts and crafts, children’s activities, food and games. Today’s headliner is David Sanborn at 9 p.m. Visit 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.

SATURDAY 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Shoot for the Stars Festival at Argyle High School, 191 S. U.S. Highway 377. Event includes three-on-three basketball tournaments, free-throw contests, heart screenings, a blood drive, vendors, music, food and games. Benefits the Alex Betzhold Memorial Foundation and Project Graduation 2015. For information about the tournaments, e-mail jesses23@ For table and booth information, e-mail parrington@ 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Denton Arts & Jazz Festival at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free live music on seven stages, fine arts and crafts, children’s activities, food and games. Today’s headliner is the “Original” Blues Brothers Band at 9 p.m. Visit 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. 2 to 5 p.m. — Babysitter’s workshop for ages 12-18 at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Presented by the Denton Fire Department. Free; register by calling 940-349-8752 or visiting

SUNDAY 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Denton Arts & Jazz Festival at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free live music on seven stages, fine arts and crafts, children’s activities, food and games. Today’s headliner is Brave Combo at 7 p.m. Visit 3:30 p.m. — Pianist Jeaneane Dowis performs in a guest artist recital in Voertman Hall at the UNT Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-

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Boris, the Japanese drone metal legend, returns to Denton for a rare show at Rubber Gloves on Friday night.

Boris to play show in Denton apanese experimental rock outfit Boris hits Denton just three days into a big U.S. tour. And when the trio comes back to Denton on Friday night, it returns to Rubber Gloves and one of its biggest (albeit selfprofessed) fans, Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios owner and new dad Josh Baish. Boris wears a number of labels. Sludge rock. Doom rock. Drone metal. Truth is, this three-piece (Guitarist Wata, bassist Takeshi and drummersinger Atsuo) unpacks a concert hall of sound. The band’s latest album, New Album, is poppy without being treacly, driving without being too adolescent and unpredictable. Club-worthy ambient sounds, like the siren effect on “Flare” and the whisper vocals of Atsuo and Takeshi are laid over metalstyle bass and drumming. A grinding guitar crashes in during the middle of “Hope” just in time for synth strings to blunt


what could be industrial-thrash edges. If Boris were less Japanese and more Top 40, it would give tracks like “Party Boy” a bad-girl grimace and growl and make the soundtrack of Twilight. Boris is musical enough to lure club kids onto the floor, and artistic enough to keep a jazz fiend interested. If you haven’t hit Gerhard’s, the new-ish German restaurant and bar just a stride west of the Square, check it out today. Why? Because Brave Combo’s Carl Finch teams up with former Brave Combo bassist Ann Marie Hopp, Copper Box’s Danny Jerabek and drummer Matt Thompson as the Nice Musics. This outfit is a mix of accordionfueled roots rock (Copper Box), music and lyrical wit (Brave Combo). Best thing about it? You can savor a stein and sample the German fare while listening to them let her rip. The Nice Musics go on at 9 p.m. at Gerhards, at 222 W. Hickory St. No cover.

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Boris bassist Takeshi plays forcefully and sings softly. The Japanese cult drone metal band plays a rare Denton show on Friday at Rubber Gloves. Doors open at Rubber Gloves at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $17. The club is at 411 E. Syca-

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MONDAY 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.

TUESDAY 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

WEDNESDAY EVENTS 11 a.m. to noon — Mother’s Day Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. For ages 1 to 5. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 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.

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: Star Party, Gravies & the Main Dish Sauce, 9pm. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s Retro Dance Party”; each Mon, karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. Andy’s Bar Fri: Keith Owens Band, Dangle Dixon, How’s My Driving, Class Action, 9pm, $10. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400. Banter Bistro Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Mockingbyrd Station, Karyna Micaela (EP release), Zach Balch, 8pm. Sat: Denton Off Fossil Fuels meet-and-greet with music by Meagan Storie, PurlSnapShirts, Eamon Danzig, 6pm. Mon: Poetry, 6:30pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm. Live local jazz at 8pm each Fri and 6pm each Sat. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. www.denton Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940-382-7025. Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Ray Wylie Hubbard, 8pm, $15-$25. Fri: Clinic, No Joy, HI Jr., 10pm, $12-$15. Sat: Mike Dillon Band, 10pm. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. Mon: Goat, Holy Wave, Strange Towers, 9pm, $10-$13. Tues: “Raw & Underground 5” with Yeahdef, DJ Spinn Mo, DJ Dawodu, DJ Imperial D, 9pm, $5. Wed: Mount Moriah, Telekinesis, Pageantry, 9pm, $10-$13. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. Denton Square Donuts Thurs:

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UNT alumnus Tyler Patterson is pictured. Dance alumni will take part in Celebrating the Power of Dance starting today and running through Sunday at UNT.

Concert to celebrate ‘power of dance’ niversity of North Texas dance students and guests take flight this weekend during the annual faculty dance concert at the University Theatre on campus. The concert, Celebrating the Power of Dance, presents the work of one of the dance faculty’s most prolific choreographers: Shelley Cushman. The longtime dance professor has

nine modern dance works in the concert. She brings back the Saving Private Ryan-inspired “En I Me,” which was performed at the 2008 National College Dance Festival. Cushman studied both film and documentary treatments of war to flesh out her meditation on peace. She’ll also stage “Entrance,” “Exit” and “Floods and Other Torrents.”

UNT alumnus and former faculty member Daniel Lewis, who worked closely with modern dance pioneer Jose Limon, will be back on campus to lead a symposium. Lewis is the founding dean of the dance division at the New World School of the Arts. The faculty dance concert performances are at 8 p.m. today and on Friday, Saturday and

Sunday, April 26-28. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7.50 for UNT faculty and staff, UNT students with valid ID and seniors. For reservations, call 940-5652428. The University Theatre is located on the first floor of the Radio, Television, Film and Performing Arts Building, at West Prairie and Welch streets.

Brian Lambert, 8:30am. Sat: Dallas Comedy House class, 2pm. Sun: Dallas Comedy House class, 2pm; Kent Shores Group, 5pm; Zach Merrit, 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 940-383-2337. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 115 Industrial St. 940-380-8226. The Garage 113 Ave. A. 940-3830045. Gerhard’s German Restaurant Thurs: The Nice Musics (CD release). Fri: Ron and the Finkensteiners, 6:30-9pm. Sat: Lovesick Mary, 8:30-10pm. 222 W. Hickory St. 940381-6723. The Greenhouse Mon: Lane Gar-

ner. Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouserestaurant Hailey’s Club Thurs: Ynfynyt Scroll, Air DJ, Shooknite, 10pm, free-$5. Fri: Roaming Soldiers, Tump, Delmore Pilcrow, 9pm, $5-$10. Sat: Mouth of the South (CD release), Indirections, Even Cameras Lie, I Am Man, I Am Monster, The Great American Mischief, Sail the Sky, A Candle Lit City, Azurah, 7pm. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Each Tues, ’90s music, 10pm, free-$5. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. J&J’s Pizza Wed: Breakdancing Ronald Reagan, Dromez, Ulnae, Michael Alexander Morris, Sobering, Ascites, 8pm, free. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. www.jandjpizza The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-293-

4240. 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: Josh Weath-

ers, Chris Watson, 8pm. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockin Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Woodsman, A Giant Dog, Midnite Society, 9pm, $6-$8. Fri: Boris, Thrones, Pinkish Black, Bludded Head, 8pm, $17. Sat: New Science Projects (CD release), Spooky Folk, Two Knights, Ryan Thomas Becker & Last Joke, Losing, 9pm, free-$3. Mon: Good for You, Greg Ginn & the Royal We, Arcane Timpani, 9pm, $8-$11. Wed: Denton Spoken Word Collective, 9pm, free-$3. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubbergloves Sweetwater Grill & Tavern Tues: Los Patos Poderosos. Shows on the


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DENTON PARKS & RECREATION Learn how to salsa dance, or build on what you already know, in Salsa I and Salsa II classes. Adults can learn about the techniques, posture and basic steps of the high-energy Latin couples’ dance in Salsa I, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1-22, at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Meanwhile, more experienced salsa dancers can learn variations and new combinations from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May 1-22, also at Denia. Salsa II students must have completed Salsa I or get approval from instructor. Each course costs $20. Partners are not required. To register, call 940-349-8285 or visit ■ Kids Rock Friday Night will be offered from 7 to 10:30 p.m. May 3 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Cost is $10 per child in grades 1-5. Event includes DJ, bounce house, basketball and soccer tournaments, Xbox Kinect on a giant screen and more. Glow products and concessions will be sold at the event. For more information, call 940-349-7275. ■ Denton Cinco de Mayo will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. The free family festival includes mariachi and Latin music, lots of Mexican food, La Reina contest, a parade and more. ■ 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 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 940-349-8800. ● Deep challenge includes interval training, stretching and strength training in the deep end of the competition pool. Meets from 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. Meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Water shoes are recommended. ● Senior water workout includes strength training from 9 to 10 a.m. and water 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, heated to 88 degrees, in the colder months, and moves to the Water Works Park’s lazy river in the warmer seasons.

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IN THE AREA 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

and 2 p.m. Sunday — LakeCities Ballet Theatre presents Coppelia at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $15. For advance tickets, call 972-966-8006. For more information, visit www.lakecities Friday through May 12 — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents All the Great Books (Abridged) at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $16 for adults, $13 for ages 65 and older and 18 and younger. Call 972-221-7469 or visit 6:45 a.m. May 8 — 14th annual Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast honoring Lewisville, Flower Mound and

Highland Village, in the Family Life Center at Lakeland Baptist Church in Lewisville. Event includes keynote speaker James Robison and music by Andy Edwards of Prestonwood Baptist Church. For ticket information, call 972-436-4561.

FUTURE BOOKINGS 7 p.m. May 2 — “Let’s Band Together,” a joint concert with the Denton Community Band and members of the Krum High School and Krum Middle School wind ensembles, in the Krum High auditorium, 700-A Bobcat Blvd. Free. 6:30 p.m. May 3 — “Recuerdos: A Tribute to Cenobio Hernandez,” presented by the Greater

Denton Arts Council, at the Center for Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Event features a dinner buffet, dancing and music, with a focus on MexicanAmerican composer Cenobio Hernandez, grandfather of Denton musician Bubba Hernandez. Tickets cost $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call 940-382-2787 or visit www.denton 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4 — Denton Cinco de Mayo at Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Free family festival includes music, Mexican food, La Reina contest, a parade, a 5K fun run and 1-mile walk, and more. Visit 6 to 8 p.m. May 18 — Fajita

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EVENTS Continued from Page 5 dinner fundraiser at Calhoun Middle School, 709 Congress St. Dinner catered by Mi Casita Mexican Food, with music by Mariachi Dorado and Mariachi Quetzal. The dinner will benefit Denton ISD’s Mariachi Dorado. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children younger than 5. Call Miguel Cantu at 940-234-8580 or the Denton ISD Bilingual/ESL Department at 940369-0150. Noon June 17 — People Helping People Golf Tournament benefiting United Way of Denton County, at Denton Country Club. Registration begins at 11 a.m. For registration and sponsorship information, visit www. 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 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. Visit maybornconference.

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

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A chicken teriyaki bowl with white rice is pictured at Genghis Grill.

Bowling for art Go Mongolian, support campus galleries ho knew a heaping helping of noodles and marinated beef could help a local gallery print the catalog for an upcoming art exhibit? A bowl from the Denton franchise of Genghis Grill, a national Mongolian chain restaurant, can do exactly that and a bit more, but only on May 1. Should you dine in or order takeout from the local eatery any time between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday, mention the University of North Texas galleries. That split-second plug will result in a portion of the check being donated to the galleries. Director of Galleries Tracee Robertson said the money will help get artwork to the


● 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. 940-

galleries and installing them for exhibits. “Depending on the amount raised, we hope to designate funds to support a scholarly catalog to accompany an exhibition opening this fall,” Robertson said. “This show is curated by an expert in the field and will include sculpture, ceramic and fiber works by nine American artists.” The university galleries that stand to benefit from a Genghis lunch or dinner are the UNT Art Gallery, which is the principal exhibit space. The donations will also benefit the Lightwell Gallery and the North Gallery, also on the first floor of the UNT Art building. The Cora Stafford Gallery in Oak Street Hall stands to benefit from the grill’s generosity. Genghis Grill is located at 2416 Lillian Miller Pkwy, Ste. 100. — Lucinda Breeding

349-2865. 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 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 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 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. 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, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213.

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 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@ 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. 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.



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Cinemark Denton 2825 Wind River Lane off I-35E. 940-535-2654. www. Movie Tavern 916 W. University Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). Rave Cinemas 8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-321-2788. Silver Cinemas Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-3871957.

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OPENING FRIDAY The Big Wedding A long-divorced couple are forced to pretend otherwise for the sake of their adopted son’s wedding when his ultra-conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway around the world to attend. With Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. Written and directed by Justin Zackham. Rated R, 90 minutes. — Los Angeles Times Mud (★★★1⁄2) Matthew McConaughey stars as the title character, Mud, in this third film from Austinbased writer-director Jeff Nichols. Mud hides on a deserted island from the police when two local boys help him escape and also find his lost girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon). Before long, the hunt becomes violent and frighteningly intense. Moody and atmospheric, with plenty of surprises. With Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Sarah Paulson and Ray McKinnon. Rated PG-13, 130 minutes. At the Angelika Dallas and Plano. — Boo Allen

NOW PLAYING 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 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 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. — B.A. 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 effective-

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Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg, right) has a little chat with Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) in “Pain and Gain.”

Mayhem buffet By Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

It’s too bad that Pain & Gain comes out at a time when drivein theaters are all but extinct. Michael Bay’s comedic drama wouldn’t be negatively affected by tinny speakers, scenes missed during make-out sessions or long walks to the nacho stand. Distractions are actually a plus when watching this film. Is there a cineplex that allows patrons to bring in a lawn chair? It’s a nice surprise from the action director, who is working with a budget that might have covered his electricity bill for Armageddon. Just as Robert De Niro will some day be forgiven for every Fockers European Vacation that he makes, nothing at this point can save Bay from the career stain of Pearl Harbor and the second Transformers movie. The filmmaker had little to

Pain & Gain Rated R, 130 minutes. Opens Friday.

gain from leaving his comfort zone, and he should be commended for trying. The story is based on real-life events involving 1990s Miami bodybuilders, who stole from rich clients in an escalating scheme that involved kidnapping and torture. It’s a homemade protein-and-steroids smoothie of a plot, combining elements of gore, self-parody, 1990s nostalgia overload and the attempt to say something — while actually saying absolutely nothing — about the American dream. This might have been a

Empty calories make up fast-moving feast of ‘Gain’

hopeless mess if not for the talented cast, starting with Mark Wahlberg, who seems to be using the shallow, over-pumped Daniel Lugo character to deconstruct his own myth. (The Calvin Klein underwear is a nice touch.) Rounding out the bumbling gang is Dwayne Johnson as an ex-con who found Jesus and Anthony Mackie as a frustrated steroids user. The reliable Tony Shalhoub is excellent as a jerk businessman whose knack for survival becomes a running joke. Pain & Gain is filmed in a frenetic style, with all the quick edits, excessive slow-motion and attention deficit directing that you’d expect. But that style fits much better here, in part because the protagonists are over-energized juicers. It shouldn’t be lost on anyone that Lugo is exactly the type of person who would own Bad Boys

II on VHS. The introduction to each character and the Sun Gym workplace includes some solid writing, setting a comically depraved tone. Intentional or not, there are signs that everyone on set was having fun. During an especially Goodfellas-esque scene where the authorities are bearing down on Lugo, a Mick Taylor-era Rolling Stones song blares. The Scorsese fans who aren’t offended will smile. Problems start surfacing midway through the second act, when the bottomless buffet of mayhem continues, as the narrative momentum is lost. The filmmakers exhaust their best moves in the first 40 minutes of the two hour-plus movie. Pain & Gain actually rewards taking frequent five-minute breaks from the theater — if Bay doesn’t want to edit his films, audiences can do it themselves.

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MOVIES Continued from Page 7 ly. 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. Rated PG, 92 minutes. — The Associated Press 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. 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. Directed by Jon M. Chu. Rated PG-13, 110 minutes. — LAT Home Run After a DUI arrest and a team suspension, a pro baseball

player is sent to his hometown in the sticks, where he is forced to coach a local youth team and enter a recovery program. With Scott Elrod, Vivica A. Fox and Dorian Brown. Rated PG-13, 113 minutes. — LAT 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. — LAT Oblivion After humans have evacuated a decimated Earth, one of the last drone repairmen on the planet has a startling encounter that causes him to question the past. With Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and Olga

Grad studies Theater makes date with classic Cinemark continues its film series on Wednesday with 1967’s The Graduate, starring Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman. Young malcontent Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) is listless and anxious after his college graduation. What are his options, aside from marching into business and family or into graduate school? Unmoored, Benjamin embarks on an affair with Mrs. Robinson (Bancroft) — the wife of his father’s business partner. His moral morass gets murkier when he starts to fall for Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s daughter. Directed by Mike Nichols. Rated R, 106 minutes. Cinemark’s Classic Series brings groundbreaking films back to the big screen. Denton’s Cinemark 14 will screen The Graduate at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets for the afternoon screening cost $6.50. Tickets for the evening screening cost $8.50. For advance tickets, visit Cinemark 14 is located at 2825 Wind River Lane. Coming up on May 8: Alien. — Staff report

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Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman star in “The Graduate.”

Kurylenko. Directed by Joseph Kosinski. Rated PG-13, 124 minutes. — LAT 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. — 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. 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. Rated PG, 130 minutes. — AP The Place Beyond the Pines When a motorcycle stunt rider commits a robbery to support his infant son, he’s thrust into a conflict with a police officer that has far-reaching consequences for both their families. With Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Rose Byrne. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. Rated R, 140 minutes. — LAT 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. Rated PG-13, 85 minutes. — LAT



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Alto saxophone player David Sanborn brings his trio to close out Friday night’s lineup at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. Courtesy photo

Jam-packed By Lucinda Breeding Staff Writer

t’s just what college kids dreading dead week need and everything workwhipped grown-ups in Denton look forward to: Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. It unfolds on Friday — and it doesn’t matter that, as of Wednesday, there was rain in the opening-day forecast. The festival happens rain or shine. Bring a poncho and some old shoes. Quakertown Park will be lined with scores of fine arts


booths, and stages will be aswirl with music and dance. Bounce houses will be at the ready, and the greasiest confections will be good and plenty. And for the festival troupers — the folks who stake out a spot at the Jazz Stage in the morning and guard it jealously until the headliners go on — there is almost too much music. If you’re looking for the best of the fest, head out to see the headlining acts.

David Sanborn Trio David Sanborn isn’t afraid to play “Da Butt” on a boat.

There’ll be plenty of tunes and treats to take in at Quakertown Park this weekend

Among the alto sax player’s serious, serious work, there’s a man who knows how to throw a party — and there’s video proof from a cruise Sanborn played just last year. Sanborn headlines the festival’s opening night on Friday with the David Sanborn Trio, which includes Joey DeFrancesco and Byron Landham. Sanborn has racked up Grammy Awards — six in all. He can work his way around the studio — he’s played sessions for David Bowie, and has lent his composition and arranging chops to the movies (if you’ve seen all the Lethal

Weapon movies, you’ve heard a lot of Sanborn). The Denton Arts & Jazz Festival has brought in a lot of flavors of jazz to open the free festival. Past years have featured New Orleans sax man Branford Marsalis, Cuban trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval and brainy jazz pianist Chick Corea. Sanborn represents a jazz that lives in the middle of soulful R&B, the organic rock of Eric Clapton and all the excess of the 1980s. It was Sanborn’s “Seduction” that See FEST on 12D

DENTON ARTS & JAZZ FESTIVAL When: 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday Where: Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Details: Admission is free. Parking is available in the Wells Fargo parking lot in downtown Denton. Street parking is also available. No coolers or pets allowed in the Jazz Stage area. An information booth will be located near concessions, and look for the volunteer badges. On the Web: www.dentonjazz

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DENTON ARTS & JAZZ FRIDAY JAZZ STAGE In the field at Bell Avenue and Withers Street 2:30 p.m. — Duane Durrett Quartet 4 p.m. — Gale Cruz 5:30 p.m. — Official Texas Jazz Orchestra 7 p.m. — Keith Anderson 9 p.m. — David Sanborn Trio

COURTYARD STAGE Behind City Hall 3:30 p.m. — Melanie Skybell 5 p.m. — Bamboo Boat Band 7 p.m. — The Domino Effect 9 p.m. — Ricki Derek and the Vegas Six

ROVING RIVER STAGE Next to Emily Fowler Central Library 5:30 p.m. — Baloney Moon 7 p.m. — Rivers West

UNT SHOWCASE STAGE Next to the Denton Senior Center 5 p.m. — Brian Ward Jazz Small Group 6 p.m. — The AMP Trio 7 p.m. — UNT Mariachi Aguilas 8 p.m. — UNT Zebras 9 p.m. — UNT Latin Jazz Lab Band

FESTIVAL STAGE In the amphitheater by the Denton Senior Center 4:30 p.m. — Crownover Middle School Jazz Band 5 p.m. — Strickland Middle School Jazz Band 5:30 p.m. — McMath Middle School Jazz Band 6 p.m. — Mans Middle School Jazz Orchestra 6:30 p.m. — Ryan High School Strutters 6:45 p.m. — Prosper High School Jazz Band 7:45 p.m. — Calhoun Middle School Jazz Band 8:45 p.m. — Bonduris Music School 9:45 p.m. — Foyil Music Studio

CELEBRATION STAGE In front of City Hall 4:30 p.m. — Howard R. Music and Friends 5:15 p.m. — Three Strands 6:15 p.m. — Guyer High School Jazz Band 7 p.m. — Ryan High School Raider Jazz Band 8 p.m. — North Central Texas College Jazz Band 9 p.m. — First United Methodist Church’s Foo McBubba (big band) and Connection Band

CENTER STAGE Inside the Denton Senior Center 5 p.m. — Joyful Noise 6 p.m. — McNair Elementary School Commander Choir 6:30 p.m. — Stephens Elementary School Spotlights 7 p.m. — Providence Elementary School Performers 7:30 p.m. — Calhoun Middle

School Swing Strings 8 p.m. — Gainesville High School Jazz Band

SATURDAY JAZZ STAGE In the field at Bell Avenue and Withers Street 10 a.m. — Noel Johnston 11:30 a.m. — John Adams 1 p.m. — Brasuka 2:30 p.m. — UNT Faculty Jazz Ensemble 4 p.m. — Kirk Covington 5:30 p.m. — Phyrework 7 p.m. — Buster Brown Band 9 p.m. — The “Original” Blues Brothers Band

COURTYARD STAGE Behind City Hall 10:30 a.m. — Le Not So Hot Club du Denton Noon — 3 Fools on Stools 1:30 p.m. — 2 Tone 3 p.m. — Lincoln George 4:30 p.m. — Good Shive Low 6 p.m. — Fingerprints

7:30 p.m. — Bonnie & Nick Norris 9 p.m. — Bubba Hernandez

ROVING RIVER STAGE Next to Emily Fowler Central Library 10 a.m. — Jazzcats 11 a.m. — Don McRay Noon — Kelly 1 p.m. — Charley Lee 2 p.m. — Rhythm Tribe 3 p.m. — Yancey Stevens 4 p.m. — Eric Bailey 5 p.m. — Joe Tucker 6:30 p.m. — Inner City All-Stars 8 p.m. — Chris Watson Band

CIVIC CENTER 11 a.m. — Ron Fink Dixieland 2 p.m. — Thad Bonduris

UNT SHOWCASE STAGE Next to the Denton Senior Center 10 a.m. — Ronan Delisle Jazz Small Group 11 a.m. — UNT U-Tubes Noon — UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble 1 p.m. — Nine O’clock Lab Band 2 p.m. — Eight O’clock Lab Band 3 p.m. — Seven O’clock Lab Band

4 p.m. — Six O’clock Lab Band 5 p.m. — Five O’clock Lab Band 6 p.m. — Four O’clock Lab Band 7 p.m. — Three O’clock Lab Band 8 p.m. — Two O’clock Lab Band 9 p.m. — One O’clock Lab Band

FESTIVAL STAGE In the amphitheater by the Denton Senior Center 9:30 a.m. — Denton High School Big Band 10 a.m. — Nelson Elementary School Music Makers

10:30 a.m. — Rya Dance Department 11 a.m. — Denton Fillies 11:30 a.m. — Cro School Fiddle Club 12:15 p.m. — Silh



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Baloney Moon performs on the Roving River Stage behind Emily Fowler Central Library during last year’s festival. The local band is back to help kick things off on Friday evening.

ABOVE: The Jazz Stage, where the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival’s headliners perform each night, was moved to the large open field next to the Civic Center Pool last year. LEFT: Denton Dance Conservatory’s advanced ballet class performs on the Festival Stage at the 2012 Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. David Minton/DRC file photos

3 p.m. — Denton Dance Conservatory 4 p.m. — Denton City Contemporary Ballet 4:30 p.m. — UpSwing Jazz Band 5:30 p.m. — Leil Nahar MidEastern Dance Troupe 6 p.m. — House of Funk Theatre Company 7 p.m. — Rayzor Elementary School Marimba and Coppell Austin Elementary School Marimba 8 p.m. — Denton High School Lab Band I 9 p.m. — Bella Nantana & Friends 9:45 p.m. — Zaara Belly Dance Fusion

CELEBRATION STAGE In front of City Hall 10 a.m. — Denton Community Band Jazz Ensemble 11 a.m. — Rocky and Roland Noon — Brookhaven College Lab Band 1 p.m. — O’Neal 2 p.m. — Texas Sky 3 p.m. — NCTC Jazz Combo 4 p.m. — SKY 5 p.m. — Immigrant Punk 6 p.m. — The Fiddle Rascals 7 p.m. — Mansfield High School Jazz Choir 8 p.m. — 11:40 9 p.m. — Frisco Jazz Band 10 p.m. — Bone Doggie & the Hickory Street Hellraisers

CENTER STAGE Company 1 p.m. — Denton Celtic Dancers 1:30 p.m. — A Time to Dance Studio 2:15 p.m. — Pecan Creek Elementary School Spirit Squad 2:30 p.m. — Syncopated Ladies

Inside the Denton Senior Center 10 a.m. — Cross Oaks Elementary School Choir 10:30 a.m. — Owasso Mid-High Choir 11:30 a.m. — Houston Elementary School Singers

Noon — The Handbells at Strickland Middle School 12:30 p.m. — Wilson Elementary School All-Star Choir 1 p.m. — Ginnings Elementary School Choir 1:30 p.m. — New Horizons BandDallas 2:30 p.m. — Denton Childbloom Guitar Program 3:30 p.m. — Pecan Creek Elementary School Bear Tones 4 p.m. — Evers Park Elementary School Choir 4:30 p.m. — Denton ISD Mariachi 5:30 p.m. — Denton State Supported Living Center Band 6 p.m. — Ryan Elementary School Wrangler Choir 6:45 p.m. — Blanton Elementary School Squire Choir 7:15 p.m. — Blanton Elementary School Ars Orffeus 7:45 p.m. — First Baptist Denton Praise and Worship Band 8:45 p.m. — The Enablers

SUNDAY JAZZ STAGE In the field at Bell Avenue and Withers Street 10 a.m. — Michael Palma 11:30 a.m. — Jennifer Barnes 1 p.m. — Drew Phelps Group 2:30 p.m. — Mario Cruz 4 p.m. — Eric Scortia with Clint Strong 5:30 p.m. — N’Awlins Gumbo Kings 7 p.m. — Brave Combo

COURTYARD STAGE Behind City Hall 10:30 a.m. — Riggs/Slater Jazz

Quintet Noon — Greg Waits’ Jazz Refugees 1:30 p.m. — Texas Gypsies 3 p.m. — Tex Zimmerman 4:30 p.m. — Little Jack Melody and His Young Turks 6 p.m. — Los Wedos 7 p.m. — Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat

ROVING RIVER STAGE Next to Emily Fowler Central Library 11 a.m. — Chisholm Trail Cowboys Noon — Razzmajazz 1 p.m. — Lico Reyes 2 p.m. — Ensemble du Jour 3 p.m. — Island Boogie 4 p.m. — Linda Atwell 5 p.m. — Joe Pat Hennen 6:30 p.m. — Brian Houser

CIVIC CENTER 11 a.m. — Ron Fink Dixieland 2 p.m. — Thad Bonduris

UNT SHOWCASE STAGE Next to the Denton Senior Center 11 a.m. — Mejee Jacoba Group Noon — Mihwa Kim Jazz Group 12:15 p.m. — Jimin Lee Group 12:30 p.m. — Monica Gastelumendi Group 1 p.m. — UNT West End 1:30 p.m. — UNT Third Street 2:10 p.m. — UNT Avenue C 3 p.m. — UNT Jazz Singers 4 p.m. — UNT Super 400 5 p.m. — UNT L-5 6 p.m. — UNT African Percussion Ensemble 7 p.m. — UNT Steel Drum Ensemble

FESTIVAL STAGE In the amphitheater by the Denton Senior Center 10:30 a.m. — Music Academy Garage Bands 11:30 p.m. — Colony High School Topcats Drill Team 11:45 p.m. — The Tune Pilots 12:45 p.m. — Krum High School Jazz Band 2 p.m. — Green Space Dance 3 p.m. — Bird Meets Winter 4 p.m. — Authentic Belly Dancing Academy 5 p.m. — Vigilantes Brass 6 p.m. — Sonlight Concert Band 7 p.m. — TWU International Dance Company 7:45 p.m. — The Doozies

CELEBRATION STAGE In front of City Hall 11 a.m. — TWU Jazz Ensemble Noon — The Lead Pipes 1 p.m. — Josh Knight 2 p.m. — Miss Polly and Her Tiny Big Band 3 p.m. — Crosswinds Jazz Band 4 p.m. — The Texas Instruments Jazz Band 5 p.m. — The Future Eyes 6 p.m. — PS 150 7 p.m. — The Doubledown Band 8 p.m. — Redouble Band

CENTER STAGE Inside the Denton Senior Center Noon — Isis and the Star Dancers 1 p.m. — Young at Heart 2 p.m. — Strictly Dixie 3 p.m. — Denton New Horizons Band 4 p.m. — Denton Bell Band 5 p.m. — Tribal Evolution 5:30 p.m. — Taylor and Bailee

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Fest was featured in American Gigolo. DeFrancesco joins Sanborn at the keyboard. Known for his ease at the keys, DeFrancesco‘s Hammond B-3 should bring a cool edge to Sanborn’s heat. Crack drummer Landham can keep the trio in the pocket, but he can also turn a song around on a pin, going steady to blistering without blinking. Sanborn’s last release, Only Everything, came out in 2010, followed in 2011 by an anthology of his work, Then Again. Fans will get a little bit of everything Sanborn plays on stage: some pop, some funk, some rock and lots of jazz.

The ‘Original’ Blues Brothers Band One O’clock Lab Band alumnus and saxophone player “Blue Lou” Marini returns to Denton this weekend with one of his longtime gigs: the Blues Brothers. What began as a sketch on Saturday Night Live (that’s before Tina Fey and Amy Poehler became SNL juggernauts) grew into a band and, eventually, a movie. Marini was a member of the SNL band when Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi conceived and staged the sketch, and Lake Dallas resident (and former Wings member) Steve Howard still wields a trumpet in the band. (University of North Texas alumnus Tom “Bones” Malone was on Briefcase Full of Blues in the late 1970s.) Today, Marini and Howard share the lineup with guitarists Steve Cropper and Joe Tropea, keyboardist Leon Pendavaris, bassist Eric Udel, drummer Lee Finkelstein and trombone player Larry Farrell and vocalist Bobby Harden. The group also performs with special guest Johnny Rosch on vocals and harmonica. The Blues Brothers seemed fated for success. Aykroyd and Belushi are iconic comedians, but it doesn’t hurt that some music royalty is in the band members’ history — Late Show with David Letterman bandleader Paul Schaffer, for one. At the turn of the millennium, Blues Brothers 2000 got the band back together to hit movie

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The “Original” Blues Brothers Band headlines the Jazz Stage on Saturday night.

Local favorites Brave Combo will play their traditional slot on Sunday night to close out the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. screens again, and the group still performs internationally every year. The Blues Brothers band still slings the music that gave it legs. Straight-up blues, blues rock and soulful laments reminiscent of the good old days of doo-wop. Aykroyd and Belushi brought the charisma in spades, but it was always the

band that carried it.

Brave Combo Business hasn’t slowed a bit for Denton’s Brave Combo. A frequent guest of Westfest, the two-time Grammy-winning polka band is calling fans to help out the residents of West after last week’s enormous plant explosion devastated the small

Central Texas town. Brave Combo has performed at Westfest since 1979, and the band is asking fans on its website to consider doing what they can to help the town. It’s a busy weekend for Brave Combo founding member and frontman Carl Finch, who’s also celebrating a CD release with the Nice Musics, a side project

run by Copper Box member Danny Jerabek. Sunday is Brave Combo’s first jazz fest appearance since the release of the band’s intense, feverish 2012 release, Sounds From the Hollow. The record is a musical melting pot of the band’s influences. There are the Czech sounds, some Italian attitude, Mexican moves, German musings and some very Texas tastes. As for a particular track, “Zombiefied,” it’s not clear what geographical home it hails from, but it’s most definitely the product of an imaginative band. These days, the combo is made up of Finch, longtime saxophone and clarinet player Jeffrey Barnes, longtime trumpet player Danny O’Brien and drummer Alan Emert, bassist Little Jack Melody and accordion player Ginny Mac. In the past, Brave Combo has always gifted festivalgoers with the Chicken Dance, but the band continues to bring some surprises to the stage. If fans are lucky, Brave Combo will perform “History of a Love,” “Jesusita en Chihuahua” or maybe even its nuanced version of “America the Beautiful” from Hollow. LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-566-6877.


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. 119 S. Elm St. Daily noon-2am. $-$$. 940-243-7300. Hooligans 104 N. Locust St. 940442-6950. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 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. Beer, wine and sake. No smoking. 1622A W. University Drive. MonSat 11-10. $-$$. 940-383-7633.

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. Beer and wine. 628 Londonderry Lane. Daily 10:30am-10pm. $. 940-591-1652. 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.

BISTROS AND CAFES Banter Bistro Gourmet sandwiches and salads, breakfast items, coffee and espresso, plus traditional Spanish tapas by reservation only. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 219 W. Oak St. Daily 10am-midnight. $. 940-5651638. 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 I-35E, Suite 136. Mon-Thurs 8-3, Fri-Sat 8-9, Sun brunch 8-3. $$. 940-387-3354. Cachette Bistro 144 N. Old Town Blvd., Suite 1, Argyle. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. 940464-3041. The Chestnut Tree Salads, sandwiches, soups and other lunch and brunch options served in back of small shop on the Square. Tasty quiche. Decadent fudge lava cake and rich carrot cake. Revolving dinner menu. No smoking. 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 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. 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.

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. 600 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri 11-11, Sat 12-11, Sun noon-9 (bar stays open later). $-$$. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse Hannah’s Off the Square Executive chef Sheena Croft’s “upscale comfort food” puts the focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Tempting desserts. Full bar. Smoking on terrace only. No checks. 111 W. Mulberry St. Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-3. Brunch: Sun 10:30am-3pm. Dinner: Sun-Mon 4:30-9; Tues-Thurs 4:30-10; Fri-Sat 4:30-11. $$-$$$. 940-566-1110. The Wildwood Inn Elegant dining room tucked away in a bed and breakfast. Excellent food like hearty soups, Angus rib-eye, meal-size salads and daily specials. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway. Thurs-Sat 6-10pm. $$$. 940-243-4919.

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

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. 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. 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. 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.

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DINING Continued from Page 13 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. 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. $-$$. 940-458-0000. Betty’s Cafe Diners get buffet selections of homestyle standards: catfish, fried chicken, meatloaf and barbecue ribs. Homemade rolls and pie are available to go. Breakfast buffets made to fill you up, and kids ages 1-5 eat for $2. 710 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Aubrey. Mon-Sun 6am-2:30pm, Wed-Fri 5-8pm. $. 940-365-9881. Bonnie’s Kitchen 6420 N. I-35. 940-383-1455. Cartwright’s Ranch House Restaurant on the Square serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring chicken-fried steak, hamburgers and steaks. Family-style service available. 111 N. Elm St. 940-387-7706. Jay’s Cafe 110 W. Main St., Pilot Point. 940-686-0158. Krum Diner Offers homestyle cuisine, seafood and Italian food, along with Greek and assorted desserts, and sandwiches, burgers, dinner plates and more. 145 W. McCart St., Krum, Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 9am-2pm. $. 940-482-7080. OldWest Cafe As winner of the Best Breakfast and Best Homestyle Cooking titles in Best of Denton 2009 through 2012, this eatery offers a wide selection of homemade meals. Denton location: 1020 Dallas Drive. Mon-Sat 6am-2pm, Sun 7am-2pm. $. 940-382-8220. Sanger location: 711 N. Fifth St. Daily 7am-2pm. 940-4587358. 817-442-9378. Prairie House Restaurant Open since 1989, this Texas eatery serves up mesquite-grilled steaks, baby-back ribs, buffalo burgers, chicken-fried rib-eyes and other assorted dishes. 10001 U.S. Highway 380, Cross Roads. Daily 7:30am-10pm. $-$$. 940-4409760.

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 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.

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

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- 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. 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. $-$$. 940-381-2712. Luigi’s Pizza Italian Restaurant Family-run spot does much more than pizza, and how. Great New York-style pies plus delicious southern Italian dishes. Nifty kids’ menu. Tiramisu is dynamite. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Sun & Tues-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. 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.

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.

PRICE KEY Average complete inner per person, including appetizer, entree and dessert. $ Less than $10 $$ $10-$25 $$$ $25-$50 $$$$ More than $50

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. Wine and beer. 500 N. Elm St. Tues-Sat 5-11. $$-$$$. 940-382-7505. Shogun Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 3606 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940-3827800. Sushi Cafe 1401 W. Oak St. 940380-1030.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX Casa Galaviz Comfortable, homey 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. Full bar. No smoking. 621 S. Lake Dallas Drive, Lake Dallas. Mon-Fri 11-9, Sat 10-9. $-$$. 940-3215522. El Chaparral Grille Restaurant serves a duo of American and Mexican-style dishes for breakfast, lunch and catering events. Daily specials, and breakfast buffet on Sundays. 324 E. McKinney St., Suite 102. Mon-Fri 7am-2pm; Sun 8am-2pm. $. 940-2431313. El Guapo’s Huge menu encompasses Tex-Mex and Mexican standards as well as ribs, brisket and twists like Santana’s Supernatural Quesadillas (fajita chicken and bacon) and jalapeno-stuffed shrimp. Ilada Parilla Asada steak with avocado was a little salty; enchiladas are very good. Full bar. 419 S. Elm St. Mon-Fri 11-10, Sat-Sun 11-11. $$. 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. 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. Beer and wine. 110 N. Carroll Blvd. Mon-Sat 7am-9pm. $. 940-8911932. 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. 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. No smoking. 200 W. Congress St. Mon-Sat 8-8, Sun 10-7. $. 940-387-5386.

SANDWICHES 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. 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. BYOB. 110 W. Bailey St., Ponder. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$$. 940-4792221. Trail Dust Steak House Informal dress (neckties will be clipped). Dance to live C&W. 26501 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. $$. 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. BYOB. 209 W. Hickory St., Suite 104. Lunch, Mon-Fri 11-2; dinner, Mon-Sat 5-9. $-$$. 940-382-5118. Sweet Basil Thai Bistro 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224. 940-484-6080. Sukhothai II Restaurant 1502 W. Hickory St. 940-382-2888. Thai Ocha Dishes that are as tasty as they are pretty. Hot and spicy sauce makes even veggie haters go after fresh veggies with zeal. Quiet setting. BYOB. No smoking. 1509 Malone St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 510pm; Sat 11:30-10; Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-566-6018. www.thaiocha

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Weekly entertainment magazine of the Denton Record-Chronicle.