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EVENTS THURSDAY 9:30 a.m. — Toddler Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs and activities for ages 12-36 months and their caregivers. Followed by Toddler Play Time at 10 a.m. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 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 9:30 to 11 a.m. — Basic chain mail class at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Beginner’s class teaches techniques that can be used for jewelry making or cosplay. Supplies will be provided. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-3498752. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs, puppets and more for children ages 1-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. Noon — “Traveling With Bonnie and Clyde,” a lecture by historian and author Robin Cole Jett, at the Courthouse on the Square, 110 W. Hickory St. Presented by the Denton County Office of History and Culture. Jett will present accounts of the outlaw couple’s life on the road as they traveled through Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas and Texas, including Denton County. Free. Visit 3:30 p.m. — Book Adventures for ages 5-8 at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free. Call 940349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary. com. 4 p.m. — TWU Drama presents Celebration, a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, in the Redbud Theater Complex, on the northwest side of TWU’s Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, children and seniors. Visit or call 940-898-2020. 6:30 p.m. — Denton County Genealogical Society meets at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 7 p.m. — Sign language class at the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, 3000 Old North Road. All are welcome. Call 940-300-5404. 7 to 8 p.m. — Conversation Club, for those wishing to practice their English language skills with others, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. No registration required. Call 940-349-8752. 7:30 p.m. — Guyer High School presents Pippin, a musical by Stephen Schwartz, at the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets cost $10. Visit 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Best Man by Gore Vidal at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $15 for students, $10 for children 12 and younger. Call 940-382-


The house wins t’s casino night at the PattersonAppleton Center for the Visual Arts on Saturday. No matter how you bet, the Greater Denton Arts Council wins. The Arts Guild, the fundraising branch of the council, stages an annual fall fundraiser for the arts to raise money that will go back into the community through the council’s grant program. The beneficiaries are nonprofit organizations that promote the performing and visual arts through programs, performance or gallery seasons or educational outreach that stimulates the creative skills and practices of Denton’s children, teens and adults. “Bettin’ on the Arts” is the theme of this year’s fundraiser. Instead of the guild’s traditional auction for the arts, patrons get gambling chips for the price of a single or couple’s ticket. And for those who don’t want to gamble? The guild will serve heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and desserts. Local talent will perform. “Bettin’ on the Arts” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the arts center, 400 E. Hickory St. Individual tickets cost $25 and couples tickets cost $40. For tickets, visit or contact Adam R. Reese at 214-682-5829 or Tickets will also be available at the door.

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1915 or visit www.dentoncommunity 7:30 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Booby Trap by Ed Monk in Room 127 of UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Visit or call 940-565-2428. 8 p.m. — UNT Third Street and West End vocal jazz ensembles in Kenton Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www. 8 p.m. — UNT Women’s and Men’s Choruses in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $8-$10, free for UNT students. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.the 8 p.m. — UNT African Ensemble

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presents “Ritual and Harvest Music and Dances of Africa” in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Tickets cost $5. Call 940-565-2791 or visit

FRIDAY 9:30 a.m. — Mother Goose Time, stories, songs and activities for infants up to 18 months and their caregivers, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940349-8752. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Finish It Fridays at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Bring a craft project for the come-and-go program and visit with other crafters. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 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. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Lego Builders Club for ages 6 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8718 or email 7:30 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Booby Trap by Ed Monk in Room 127 of UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Visit or call 940-565-2428. 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Best Man by Gore Vidal at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $15 for students, $10 for children 12 and younger. Call 940-382-

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‘Celebration’ bookends Benge’s TWU career 3 By Lucinda Breeding Features Editor

haron Benge said Texas Woman’s University’s Celebration is a bookend to The Fantasticks, the show she directed to open the Redbud Theatre Complex when it was moved into a renovated space in Hubbard Hall about 10 years ago. Celebration is a rarely produced show by the creators of The Fantasticks, Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt. “All in all, it’s a pretty slim plot,” said Benge, a theater professor emerita. Celebration is the final show she’ll direct as a fulltime professor. “It’s a love triangle between the boy, Mr. Rich and the girl,” Benge said. “It’s about contrast, too. Youth versus age, old versus young. Rich versus poor, greed and gluttony versus benevolence. Summer and winter.” Schmidt and Jones wrote Celebration after The Fantasticks opened. They wrote it after they’d shepherded I Do! I Do! and 110 in the Shade to score raves and ticket sales. “They made themselves some money, and so they rented a former Italian wedding chapel somewhere down in the village and they called this their portfolio — Portfolio Studio. And it was a place for experimentation with them,” she said. At Portfolio Studio, Schmidt and Jones started playing with simplicity and theater, and some of the experimentation would grow into Celebration. “They got to thinking about what is theater? How much do you have to have? What is required? What is the simplest you can do and still do theater?” Benge said. The creators arrived at ritual — that ancient ceremony that reduces all of life down into things like water, wine and blood, food and flame. “They got to looking at various rituals and the way people experience what I’m going to call feast days,” Benge said. “I like ritual, and theater is about ritual.” Benge said Celebration would challenge student performers to think through archetypes — the fire of the sun, the


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Texas Woman’s University drama and music departments present “Celebration,” a rarely performed musical that originally appeared on Broadway in 1969, written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones — the same team responsible for “The Fantasticks.” rush of young love and something that only a few experience — a life so full of feasts and excess that life loses its meaning and the wealthy are dulled by treasures. The 16 musical numbers include everything from ballad to ballet, from soft-shoe

to drum-circle rhythm. The story is simple. On New Year’s Eve, the world is ice cold. Orphan, a young boy who has been living in the garden of an orphanage, finds his home surrounded by bulldozers. The force behind them is Mr. Rich, a

man with so much wealth that he’s utterly bored with life. Potemkin, a trickster and the narrator (think El Gallo in The Fantasticks) brokers a deal with Mr. Rich: If Orphan makes him feel again, Mr. Rich will restore the garden. But both the man and

the boy trip over Angel, a girl who hopes singing and dancing for Mr. Rich will make her a star. Potemkin leads all three around by the nose before leaving them to figure everything out on their own. Benge said the costume designer Rhonda Gorman has set the show in steampunk style, which merges Victorian lines with Industrial-era flair — bolts, clockworks, leather and metal. Benge has borrowed ritual symbols to underline the feast-day gravitas of the musical. “This show opens with some banners coming through the audience,” Benge said. “First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fort Worth begins the service with banners coming down the aisles.” The show makes use of large carnival puppets inspired by gigantes, Mexican carnival puppets that sport large heads and bodies that can be worn by a dancer or performer. Benge said the musical is allegorical and broad, just as its creators intended. “So they open it on Broadway [in 1962] and what was about the simplest form of creating theater had to be blown up. The show played three months on Broadway,” she said. “It was like the Broadway people didn’t get it.” In the modest Redbud Theatre, though, Benge expects the simplicity to translate and the pageantry to speak to the heart. The performers dance and move on a two-level stage dressed up in gears and one pole (that’s right, of the pole dancing variety) and Potemkin takes a few turns on a short staircase up the side of the stage. A ladder doubles as a tree and a chorus animates it. Performances are at 4 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Redbud Theatre, on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall on Administration Drive. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. TWU Drama offers a “pay what you can” option at the 2 p.m. Saturday performance — pay cash at the door. LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-566-6877.

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EVENTS Continued from Page 2 1915 or visit www.dentoncommunity 7:30 p.m. — Guyer High School presents Pippin, a musical by Stephen Schwartz, at the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets cost $10. Visit 8 p.m. — TWU Drama presents Celebration, a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, in the Redbud Theater Complex, on the northwest side of TWU’s Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, children and seniors. Visit or call 940-898-2020. 8 p.m. — UNT Opera presents Lehar’s The Merry Widow in Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $15-$35. An “In the Know” lecture starts at 7:15 p.m. in the Winspear balcony. Call 940-369-7802 or visit 8 p.m. — Jazz guitarist Mike Moreno in Kenton Hall at UNT’s Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Admission is $5. Call 940-565-2791 or visit

SATURDAY 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Denton Community Market, a local artist and farmers market, at Mulberry Street and Carroll Boulevard. Visit http:// 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Blue Ribbon Bazaar at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave., featuring 40 booths selling handmade items, jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, wood creations, Christmas decorations and more. 9:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Paws for a Cause 5K and concert, hosted by Friends With Benefits, in the parking lot behind Lucky Lou’s and Riprocks on Hickory Street at Avenue A. Dogfriendly 5K starts at 10 a.m. on Fry Street; $20 registration fee includes an all-day pass to the concert. Concert starts at noon; $10 entry fee for ages 12 and older, $1 for kids and dogs. Bands include Off the Wall, voltREvolt, Woody’s Rampage, Chase Ryan and the Grave, Kaleo Kaualoku of Spooky Folk, the Rhythm and the Beards and the Effinays. All proceeds go to the Denton Humane Society and Mazie’s Mission. To register or for more information, visit http:// 9:45 a.m. — Bicycle to Recycle community bike ride for all ages and tour of the Pratt Recycling facility at Denton’s ECO-W.E.R.C.S. complex at Mayhill and Spencer roads. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Courthouse on the Square, then ride the rail trail with police escorts to the facility. Return to the Square area at noon for a free lunch at East Side Denton, courtesy of Pratt Industries. Visit or email alana.presley@ 10 a.m. — Read to Rover at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.

The Mothers — from left, Jake McCandless, Naomi Kliewer, Adriana Valls and Kyle Williams — and singer-songwriter Melissa Ratley, below, play tonight at Dan’s Silverleaf. Courtesy photos

Label mates Evia artists take a spin at Dan’s via Music is a small shop out in Sanger, but the indie label is making the most of its nascent roster. The label showcases its three acts at 9 p.m. today at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Cover is $5. Denton four-piece the Mothers will play a set from their self-titled debut. The band specializes in smooth harmonies and sophisticated rhythms that founder Naomi Kliewer calls jazzy-folk-funk. Kliewer writes most of the chords and progressions and supplies most of the lyrics. She and co-founder Adriana Valls


Free. Children ages 6-11 struggling with reading can read one-on-one with a trained therapy dog from Therapy Pals of Golden Triangle. Parents or guardians must register their children in person and sign a permission slip. Call 940-349-8752. 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. — Math tutoring for children in kindergarten through 12th grade at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. For more information, email Dr. Gil Lee at

work on the songs and then take the material to the band, which also includes Jake McCandless and Kyle Williams. Singer-songwriter Melissa Ratley dabbles in jazz, indie folk and country. The California-born artist speaks Texas like a native, with an ear for pop-rock and a talent for lo-fi attitude. Label founder and private guitar teacher Victor Gann, a guitarist who’s played with Dallas acts Psychosis, Tripline and LSD, will perform some of his own catalog. — Lucinda Breeding Registration is required; call 940-349-8752. 2 to 5 p.m. — International Game Day at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St., South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane and Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Play tabletop games, life-size board games, video games and more. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. — TWU Drama presents Celebration, a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, in the Redbud Theater Complex, on the northwest side of TWU’s Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration

Drive at Bell Avenue. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, children and seniors. The 2 p.m. matinee is a “pay what you can” show ($3 suggested donation). Visit drama or call 940-898-2020. 2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Call the Campus Theatre box office at 940-382-1915 or visit 5:30 p.m. — 239th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Charity Ball at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd., held by the Lance Cpl. Jacob R. Lugo Detachment of the

Marine Corps League with the UNT Veterans Center. Event features food, music, dancing and guest speaker Michael Jernigan. For ticket information, visit, or contact Mark Roy at 940-395-0236 or or Nathan Hanson at 940-390-7992. 6 to 9 p.m. — “Bettin’ on the Arts,” The Arts Guild’s casino night fundraiser for the Greater Denton Arts Council, at the Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, desserts and

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EVENTS Continued from Page 4 entertainment. Tickets cost $25 each, or $40 for couples. For tickets, visit or contact Adam R. Reese at 214-682-5829 or Tickets will also be sold at the door. 6:30 p.m. — UNT Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Latin Jazz Ensembles in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-5652791 or visit 7:30 p.m. — Guyer High School presents Pippin, a musical by Stephen Schwartz, at the school auditorium, 7501 Teasley Lane. Tickets cost $10. Visit 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Best Man by Gore Vidal at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $15 for students, $10 for children 12 and younger. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity 7:30 p.m. — UNT Department of Dance and Theatre presents Booby Trap by Ed Monk in Room 127 of UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at Welch and Chestnut streets. Tickets cost $5. Visit or call 940-565-2428.

SUNDAY 2 to 4 p.m. — Family fun with board games at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit 2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Best Man by Gore Vidal at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $15 for students, $10 for children 12 and younger. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity 2 p.m. — TWU Drama presents Celebration, a musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, in the Redbud Theater Complex, on the northwest side of TWU’s Hubbard Hall, northwest of Administration Drive at Bell Avenue. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, children and seniors. The 2 p.m. matinee is a “pay what you can” show ($3 suggested donation). Visit or call 940-898-2020. 3 p.m. — UNT Opera presents Lehar’s The Merry Widow in Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $15-$35. An “In the Know”

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lecture starts at 2:15 p.m. in the instrumental rehearsal room. Call 940-369-7802 or visit www.the 8 p.m. — Tuba/euphonium quartet from the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” in the Recital Hall at UNT’s Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit www. 8 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents The Mercy Seat by Neil LaBute at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Call the Campus Theatre box office at 940-382-1915 or visit

MONDAY 4 to 6 p.m. — Write-in sessions for National Novel Writing Month participants, at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Work on your book, meet fellow novelists and get help from writing coaches. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 6 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. 8 p.m. — UNT Nova Ensemble in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit

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 for toddlers (12-36 months) and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752. 11 a.m. — No Paintbrushes Allowed: “Painting With Leaves” for ages 3-5 at North Branch Library,

3020 N. Locust St. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752. 4:30 p.m. — Edible Art for Teens: “S’mores Art” for ages 11 and older at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Free, but registration is required by Sunday. Call 940-3498752. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — “The Mockingjay Lives,” a Hunger Games movie release party, at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 7 to 8:45 p.m. — North Branch Writers’ Critique Group, for those interested in writing novels, short stories, poetry or journals, meets at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. 8 p.m. — UNT Jazz Repertory Ensemble in Kenton Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-5652791 or visit 8 p.m. — UNT A Cappella Choir presents “When You Wish Upon a Star” in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $8-$10, free for UNT students. Call 940-369-7802 or visit 8 p.m. — “Night of Percussion,” UNT classical percussion ensembles, in Voertman Hall at the Music Building, at Avenue C and Chestnut Street. Free. Call 940-565-2791 or visit



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

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The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Each Wed, County Rexford, 7-9pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-5665483. The Abbey Underground Thurs: Big Band. Fri: Soul Patrol, the Demigs. Weekly events: Each Sat, “’80s and ’90s RetroActive Dance Party”; each Sun, open mic hosted by Bone Doggie, signup at 7:30pm; each Mon,

karaoke. 100 W. Walnut St. www.face American Legion Post 550 Each Fri, free karaoke at 9pm; each Tues, free pool. Live band on the last Sat of the month, free. 905 Foundation St., Pilot Point. 940-686-9901. Andy’s Bar Fri: Creole Bombshell Productions presents “A Burlesque Tribute to Prince,” 10pm, $10-$12. Each Wed, karaoke at 10pm. 122 N. Locust St. 940-565-5400. Banter Bistro Thurs: Amanda Ekery, 6pm. Fri: Classical guitar, 6pm; Richard Gilbert, 8pm; Richard Haskins, 10pm. Sat: The Ben/Jess Incident (Ben Garnett and Jessica Curran), 6pm; Isaac and Josh Tauaefa, 8pm; Ellie Meyer, 10pm. Each Thurs, open mic at 8pm; each Sat, live local jazz at 6pm. 219 W. Oak St. 940-565-1638. Crossroads Bar Each Thurs & Sat, karaoke. 1803 Elm St. 940-808-1177. Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: Evia Music Showcase with Melissa Ratley, the Mothers, Victor Gann, 9pm, $5. Fri: Tim Easton, Isaac Hoskins, 8:15pm, $10; Micah Schnabel, Sour Boy, Bitter Girl, 11pm, $5. Sat: The Blues Crew featuring Don Bell and friends, 7pm, free; Danny Diamonds, Erik Lee Thompson, Dim Locator, 10pm, $7. Tues: Nice Up Tuesday, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-320-2000. www.danssilverleaf. com. The Garage 113 Ave. A. 940-3830045. The Greenhouse Mon: Gregory Santa Croce Quartet. Each Mon, live jazz at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse Hailey’s Club Sat: Shapes and Faces, Daylight Industries, Manny the Martyr, the Circle, Generation Wasted, 9pm, $5-$8. Weekly events, 9pm, free-$10: each Thurs, “Throwback Thursdays”; each Fri, “Top 40 Friday

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Available Now at Recycled Books on the Downtown Denton Square. © © 2009 2011Allstate AllstateInsurance Insurance Company Company 2:30 p.m. — Homeschool Science Club for ages 6-10 at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Free, but registration is required. Call 940-349-8752. 7 p.m. — Baby and Toddler Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Books, songs and play time for children ages 3 and younger. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton 7 to 8:30 p.m. — Exploring Philosophy at North Branch Library, 3020 Locust St. Join the ongoing discussions of time-honored philosophical issues with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, professor of philosophy. Free and open to the public. Call 940-349-8752. 7:30 p.m. — TWU University Chorus and Chamber Orchestra concert in the Little Chapel-in-theWoods, on Chapel Drive at Bell Avenue on the TWU campus. Free. Visit 7:30 p.m. — UNT Concert Band in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Tickets cost $8-$10, free for UNT students. Call 940-369-7802 or visit 9 p.m. — Wednesday Night Jazz with the Nine and Eight O’clock Lab Bands at the UNT Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. between Eagle Drive and Highland Street. Admission costs $4. Call 940-565-2791 or visit

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EVENTS Continued from Page 5 Night Live” with DJ Jay-T; each Tues, “’90s Night” with DJ Question Mark. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940-323-1160. J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-3827769. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 7:309:30pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470. Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. 113 W. Hickory St. 940-383-1022. 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 Thurs, Phoenix Downs and the Lower Third, 9:30pm, free. Each Sun, Shay Fox’s Dames of Deception, DJ Tom Tom, 10pm. 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-566-9910. Mulberry Street Cantina 110 W. Mulberry St. 940-808-1568. http:// Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: George Dunham & the Bird Dogs, Vegas Stars. 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: Screening of Faust, 10pm, free-$3. Fri: Mount Sherpa, Animal Spirit, 9pm, $1-$3. Sat: Fishboy (album and book release show), Def Rain, Criminal Birds, 9pm, $5-$7. Tues: Sick/Sea, Felt & Fur, Notlando, 9pm, $6-$8. Wed: “’80s Night” with Yeahdef, 10pm, free-$3. No smoking indoors. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-3877781. www.rubberglovesdentontx. com. Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. 940-369-8257. VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St. The Whitehouse Espresso Bar and Beer Garden Each Thurs, open mic at 7:30pm, sign-up at 7pm; each Wed, Jeffry Eckels presents “Jazz at the Whitehouse,” 8-10:30pm. No cover. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. Zera Coffee Co. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002.

IN THE AREA 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday — Local Author Fair at Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. Meet local authors, ask questions about writing and discover new titles. Call 972-2193570.

VISUAL ARTS Banter Bistro 219 W. Oak St. 940565-1638. The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. 940-591-9475.

DENTON PARKS & RECREATION Preschool Master Naturalists, a program for ages 3-6, will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 3310 Collins Road. The topic will be “Texas Native Americans,” and the class will be followed by a hike in the area. Cost is $8 per person. For more information and to register, visit or call 940-349-7275. ■ Kids’ Day Off is Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 24-26, for students in grades K-6. Drop-off begins at 7 a.m. at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St., with pickup by 6 p.m. The full-day camps offer a field trip each day and lots of activities to keep kids busy on days away from school. Kids must bring snacks and a lunch. Register at least two days prior to each camp, and register for each camp day individually. The programs are: ● Monday, Nov. 24: Peter Piper Pizza & Arcade, and Movies 8; ● Tuesday, Nov. 25: Bobby V’s Sports Cafe & Arlington Skatium; and ● Wednesday, Nov. 26: Elevate Trampoline (cost includes two slices of pizza and a bottle of water). Cost is $28 per child daily. For more information and to register, visit or call

A Creative Art Studio Gallery, classes and workshops. 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251. Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe 200 W. Congress St. 940-3875386. The DIME Store Denton Independent Maker Exchange’s store carrying local art, crafts and vintage items, plus workshop/gallery space. TuesSat 10-6. 510 S. Locust St. 940-3812324. Green Space Arts Collective Studio/gallery available for rental. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. Impressions by DSSLC Store selling ceramics by residents of Denton State Supported Living Center. 105 1/2 W. Hickory St. 940-3823399. Jupiter House 114 N. Locust St. 940-387-7100. Oxide Gallery Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, 10am-3pm Sat. 115 W. Eagle Drive. 940-483-8900. Patterson-Appleton 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. PointBank Black Box Theatre Denton Community Theatre’s black box performance space. Mon & Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10:30am-1pm, and during performances. 318 E. Hickory St. SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store

940-349-7275. ■ Dance lessons begin next week for kids ages 2 and older at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Classes are 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the class. Ballet and tap are offered. Cost is $23 to $40 per student. For a complete listing of classes and times, visit or call 940-349-7275. ■ Bitty Basketball, for 3- and 4-year-olds, meets from 6 to 6:45 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday from Nov. 17 through Dec. 10 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. This coed class teaches the basics of basketball and ends with a fun scrimmage for parents to enjoy. Fee includes a jersey and awards. Registration ends Friday. Cost is $50 per child. For more information and to register, visit www.denton or call 940-349-7275. ■ A coed basketball league for ages 5-10 will start on Dec. 13 and includes eight games, jerseys and awards. Practices are on weekdays and games are on Saturdays. Division winners will enter the TAAF Regional Tournament for ages 8 and older. Age determination is as of Sept. 1. Fee is $70 per player. Registration has ended, but for

selling reused materials for arts and crafts, with the Re:Vision Gallery featuring art made of reused and repurposed items. Classes and workshops. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. tAd The Art Den, a small, artist-run space inside the Bowllery, 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Tues-Sun 11am-9pm. 940-383-2695. TWU Blagg-Huey Library MonThurs 7:30am-midnight, Fri 7:30am-10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-midnight. 1322 Oakland St. 940-898-3701. TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. Mon-Fri 9-4, weekends by appointment. 940-898-2530. visual-arts. TWU Gallery 010 Student-run exhibition space in the lower level of the Student Union, on Bell Avenue at Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Building also includes the North Gallery and the Lightwell Gallery. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316. ● College of Visual Arts and Design annual faculty and staff exhibition, through Dec. 6. UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNT’s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. Tues-Fri 10am-2pm or by appointment. 940-565-4005.

availability, call 940-349-7275. ■ An adult ballet workout class will meet from 5:20 to 6:20 p.m. on Thursdays from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18 at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. The class is a low-impact, full body workout that incorporates the barre into the exercises. Cost is $40. For more information and to register, visit or call 940-349-7275. ■ Les Mills’ Grit Series is a 30minute high-intensity interval training class offered at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Classes are offered many times during the week and on Saturdays. Cost is $50 per person. For a complete listing of dates and times, call 940-349-8287, or visit ■ Country-Western line dancing classes will be offered on Tuesdays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 9 at the Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. A beginner class meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and an intermediate class meets from 6:35 to 7:35 p.m. These classes are for adults of all ages, not just seniors. Cost is $15 per person. For more information and to register, visit www.denton or call 940-349-7275.

UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. Free. Mon-Fri 9am-noon & 1-5pm, with extended hours Thurs until 8pm; Sat 11am-3pm. 940-369-8257. http:// Visual Arts Society of Texas Member organization of the Greater Denton Arts Council offers community and continuing education for local visual artists, professional and amateur. Meetings are at the PattersonAppleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Monthly meetings include mini-shows and demonstrations by visiting artists. Two annual juried exhibits. Critique groups and workshops. Visit or call Executive Director Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG. Zera Coffee Co. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. 940-239-8002.

POINTS OF INTEREST The Bayless-Selby House Museum Restored Victorian-style home built in 1898. 317 W. Mulberry St. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. Handicapped accessible. Regular special events and workshops. 940349-2865. 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 ● “Made in Denton County,” an exhibit featuring locally made products, now on display. Denton Community Market, a local artists and farmers market, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from April through November at the Denton County Historical Park, on Mulberry Street near Carroll Boulevard. Visit 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. 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, TWU campus. 940-898-3644. Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch Nonprofit 126-acre ranch with rare and exotic animals. Exhibits, tram ride, animal presentations and restaurant. Open to the public 10am-5pm Sat & Sun. Tickets cost $10 for ages 13 and older, $8 for ages 3-12, $8 for seniors. 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point. 940-686-4600. www. UNT Rafes Urban Astronomy Center UNT’s astronomy center, open to the public once a month. 2350 Tom Cole Road. For directions and more information, visit www. ● Star Party on the first Saturday of the month, beginning 30 minutes after sundown, weather permitting. Admission is $5, free for children 4 and younger. UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213. ● Star Stories, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. each Saturday. Tickets cost $3-$5, cash only. ● ExoPlanets: Worlds of Wonder, children’s matinee at noon each Saturday. Tickets cost $3, cash only.



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Couple thrives despite odds in ‘Theory’ By Boo Allen Film Critic

In the early parts of the touching new biopic The Theory of Everything, it’s easy to see why Jane falls in love with fellow Cambridge University student Stephen. He’s funny, boyishly goodlooking, playful and — not so coincidentally — he’s the smartest guy to walk the planet since Albert Einstein. And walk he does until he can walk no more, because Stephen is Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne), the British astrophysicist and author of several world-changing theories on black holes and time’s relativity. Some of the technical jargon spouted in the film might be erroneous, but it doesn’t matter because the film is really a love story, a realistic rendering of a marriage subject to intense pressures and obstacles. Director James Marsh bases his film on Jane Hawking’s memoir My Life With Stephen, with a screenplay by Anthony McCarten. The Oscar-winning Marsh (Man on Wire) deftly juggles the film’s romantic elements with an adequate but not dominant recognition of Hawking’s scientific accomplishments and building celebrity. Marsh could have easily succumbed to mawkishness, whether in soliciting sympathy for the main characters, or in presenting the always tricky visual challenge of capturing Hawking’s creative process. Not long after Hawking is in-

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troduced as a Cambridge Ph.D. candidate in physics, the budding scientist begins his relationship with Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Then he receives a diagnosis of ALS — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — and is given two years to live (he’s still alive at 72). He suffers through the progression: limp, stumble, a cane, two canes, and then finally the wheelchair. Despite his protestations, Jane stays with him, marries him and eventually has three children by him. Marsh beautifully, delicately and honestly delineates this young romance, even when the pressures eventually prove too much. Once in a wheelchair and using a mechanical box to speak, Redmayne’s performance still connects with his impish smile and raised eyebrows. He perfectly captures Hawking’s nowfamiliar posture and movements. Felicity Jones turns in an impressive performance while carrying the film’s last half. Her Jane must be persuasively loving, self-sacrificing and attentive, but only while she retains her own identity. Marsh may sometimes let the treacle overflow, driving his narrative into mundane soapy territory, but for the most part, he has delivered a strong, resonant portrait of two special people. BOO ALLEN is an awardwinning film critic who has worked for the Denton RecordChronicle for more than 20 years. He lives in Dallas. Drive. 940-566-FILM (3456). Carmike Hickory Creek 16 8380 S. I-35E, Hickory Creek. 940-3212788. Silver Cinemas Inside Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. 940-387-

The Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne plays astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones is his bride, Jane Wilde, in “The Theory of Everything.”

Rated 123 minutes. Opens Friday at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas and Cinemark West Plano. Opens wide on Nov. 21.

Focus Features


OPENING FRIDAY Beyond the Lights A rising music superstar and a young cop assigned

to her detail fall hard and fast for each other, despite being urged by those around them to put their career ambitions first. With Gugu MbathaRaw, Nate Parker and Minnie Driver. Written and directed by Gina PrinceBythewood. Rated PG-13, 116 minutes.

— Los Angeles Times Dumb and Dumber To Two idiots go on a road trip to locate the daughter one of them had but never knew existed in this sequel to the 1994 film

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MOVIES Continued from Page 7 Dumb and Dumber. With Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Laurie Holden. Directed by Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly. Rated PG-13, 109 minutes. — LAT Saving Christmas A man tries to save his sister’s annual Christmas party from his dour brother-in-law by showing him the biblical basis of the holiday celebration. With Kirk Cameron, Darren Doane and Bridgette Ridenour. Rated PG, 80 minutes. — LAT

NOW PLAYING Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day An 11-year-old boy experiences a calamitous day and learns that he’s not alone when his family members face their own tribulations in this comedy based on the Judith Viorst children’s book. With Ed Oxenbould, Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner. Directed by Miguel Arteta. Rated PG, 80 minutes. — LAT The Best of Me Two former high school sweethearts find themselves reunited after 20 years apart when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend, but the forces that drove them apart live on. With Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden and Luke Bracey. Directed by Michael Hoffman. Rated PG-13, 118 minutes. — LAT Big Hero 6 In this animated film, a tech prodigy enlists an inflatable robot and his friends to help save the city of San Fransokyo from a supervillain. With the voices of Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter and Daniel Henney. Written by Robert L. Baird and Daniel Gerson. Directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams. Also in 3-D. Rated PG, 108 minutes. — LAT The Book of Life In this animated movie, a conflicted hero and dreamer embarks on an epic quest through magical worlds to rescue his one true love and defend his village. With the voices of Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana and Channing Tatum. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. Rated PG, 95 minutes. — LAT Fury (★★★) Brad Pitt stars as a top sergeant in World War II in charge of a tight-knit tank crew (Jon Bernthal, Michael Pena and Shia LaBeouf) joined by a raw soldier (Logan Lerman). Writer-director David Ayer delivers a fairly standard war movie. The special effects help render a grim, realistic portrait of men in battle. Rated R, 135 minutes. — Boo Allen Gone Girl (★★★★) Ben Affleck stars as Nick, whose wife, Amy (an excellent Rosamund Pike), goes missing. Initially an object of pity, Nick becomes a public pariah when it looks like he may have killed her. Then the tables turn with a string of unexpected surprises. Director David Fincher works from the novel by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay. Fine supporting cast includes Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens and Neil Patrick Harris. Rated R, 145 minutes. — B.A.

Interstellar (★★★) Writer-director Christopher Nolan creates a specialeffects extravaganza about a crew of astronauts leaving a doomed Earth for parts unknown to find a habitable environment where humans can live. Matthew McConaughey heads an impressive cast dwarfed by the special effects and an overly talkative script. With Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck. Rated PG-13, 169 minutes. — B.A. John Wick (★★★) Keanu Reeves stars as the title character, a retired hit man brought back into the business when Russian mobsters steal his 1969 Mustang and kill his beagle puppy. Directors and former stuntmen David Leitch and Chad Stahelski choreograph a series of violent fight scenes punctuated with a sardonic sense of humor that gives the film flair and its own personality. With Willem Dafoe, Ian McShane and Adrianne Palicki. Rated R, 101 minutes. — B.A. The Maze Runner In a postapocalyptic future, an amnesiac teen wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys and has to find a way to escape. Directed by Wes Ball. Rated PG-13, 113 minutes. — LAT Nightcrawler (★★★★) Jake Gyllenhaal’s bold, committed performance makes Nightcrawler one of the most entertaining movies of the year — though hardly the most profound. Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a forlorn petty thief who discovers the “nightcrawlers” — freelance cameramen who follow police scanner traffic to grisly scenes. Acquiring explicit footage one night of a gasping carjack victim, Lou takes it to KWLA, where Nina (Rene Russo), news director on the graveyard shift, knows she’s found a great source of sleaze. Gradually Lou’s camerawork gets better, and he gets bolder. It’s a compelling and altogether impressive directorial debut for screenwriter Dan Gilroy (The Bourne Legacy). Rated R, 117 minutes. — AP Ouija A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears after awakening the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. With Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith and Bianca Santos. Written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Directed by White. Rated PG-13, 89 minutes. — LAT St. Vincent (★★★1⁄2) Movie about a curmudgeon stars the singular Bill Murray at his grumpy best — annoyed by anyone and everything, but somehow earning affection from those who annoy him. Retired and residing alone in a ramshackle house in Brooklyn, he indulges in booze and gambling — and pregnant stripper/ prostitute Daka (Naomi Watts). Maggie, a newly single mom (a refreshingly sweet Melissa McCarthy) and her 12-year-old son, Oliver (the appealing Jaeden Lieberher) move in next door. Vincent needs money, and soon he’s baby-sitting Oliver every afternoon. Oliver learns the ways of the world, Vincent-style. Written and directed by Theodore Melfi. Rated PG-13, 102 minutes. — AP

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The ghost of Topsy the elephant haunts Thomas Edison in this page from “An Elephant,” a graphic nove nies his band Fishboy’s album of the same name.




Ill-fated elephant inspires great big music-comic project for Denton’s Fishboy

By Mariel Tam-Ray Staff Writer

n Elephant, Fishboy’s new album and book about the ghost of a pachyderm, is a study in the 12 stages of revenge — where Stage 1 is the bloodthirsty desire to avenge your death; Stage 10 is forgiveness, paving the way for the final stage, redemption; and Stage 5 is revulsion and disgust over discovering that your body’s been repurposed as an electrical vessel to keep Thomas Alva Edison alive. Singer-songwriter and comics artist Eric Michener, whose band’s name comes from a middle school stunt, has been making music as Fishboy since his teens. He’s paired music and comics before: Fishboy’s 2011 album Classic Creeps came with brief comics about each song’s characters, and the band’s cross-country tour for that album inspired a tour diary in comic form. Last year brought IMAVOLCANO, a four-song EP and a mini-comic about a man who, through a bit of foolhardiness, becomes a volcano. An Elephant is something of a different beast, though — a self-released project of 12 songs and a 160-page, mostly wordless graphic novel inspired by the true story of Topsy, an ornery elephant electrocuted before a crowd at Coney Island in 1903. Topsy had killed at least one man, a drunken circus-goer who reportedly burned her with a cigar, and her execution for her crimes was exploited as Edison’s spectacular demonstration of the supposed dangers of alternating current. Michener’s indie rock band now includes the versatile Samuel Escalante on guitar, keyboard and trumpet, in addition to the steady, heavy rhythm section of bassist Scarlett Wright (who also plays in New Science Projects) and drummer Grahm Robinson (also in Criminal Birds). Over the years, Michener has also played solo, but this rock band version of Fishboy has a hefty, Who-sized sound, with a dose of the endearing quirk of Daniel Johnston, the Texas outsider who’s been able to distill decades of rock into deceptively simple lo-fi pop songs. Fishboy has been waiting months for a proper vinyl pressing of An Elephant, though the CD and book are available and the release show is Saturday night at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. The album and the graphic novel, with some


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Legend has it that Denton musician Eric Michener, a.k.a. “Fishboy,” picked up his nickname when he swallowed a live fish during a middle school field trip to a Dallas aquarium. His band Fishboy started out as a solo project.

Fishboy With Def Rain and Criminal Birds. Doors open at 9 p.m. Saturday at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. Cover is $5 for ages 21 and older, $7 for those younger than 21.

simple animation, can be seen and heard for free at Def Rain and Criminal Birds will open for Fishboy on Saturday night. Michener promises an “all-out” show. The Rubber Gloves stage just might see the resurrection of the dancing gravestone of John B. Denton, as seen in Fishboy’s latest music video, “Bury My Body.” We had a chat with Michener about his creative process last week at Shift Coffee, and here are some excerpts: Denton Time: I want to start off by saying the first time I saw you at Rubber Gloves … in 2002, I saw [thenDenton artist] Cavedweller’s little brother, with a guy playing on trumpet [longtime Fishboy member Adam Avramescu], with a bunch of stuffed

animals all lined up. I thought, “This is pretty cool but goofy,” and I told my friend, “This guy is not going to be doing this five years from now.” And you weren’t. Michener: Whoever they had playing that night canceled, and I was dying to play Rubber Gloves because it was really competitive at the time to get a slot, and someone told me, “Hey, there’s no one playing this night. You should ask to see if you could play.” … I remember the stuffed animals — it was like, well, we’re playing by ourselves, let’s make it feel like there’s more people here. And for some reason I had garbage bags of stuffed animals. That’s usually the reason behind ideas — some sort of prop that I already have. What about the concepts for your albums? That usually starts off with a song that I already have, and then I expand it. So on this new one, I have this song [“Electrical See ELEPHANT on 10

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Elephant Elephant”] which was a revenge song against the electrocution of Topsy the elephant, and I wrote it as a self-contained song. And then later I started thinking, “Well, how can I expand this into a full album?” By the end of the album it’s less about revenge and more about forgiveness. Because revenge is fun, but … I don’t know if it’s really satisfying to get revenge. … You can do certain thing in comics that you can’t do in any other form. And I realized, well, I have this medium of musical stories, and also I’m pairing it with comics. And I realized you couldn’t really make an animated movie this dark. … And so from the get-go I was thinking, let’s make this something unique that couldn’t be made in any other form. Because with comics and music, it’s essentially a no-budget medium — which is also something that appeals to me. Going back to the comic thing — you were basically doing three projects at once, the music, with the comics and the [online looping] animated version. How hard was it to sync all that together, as far as planning and conceiving it? Well, my process was I wrote the songs in order, and once a song was written I would take it to the band and we would flesh it out as a band. … There wasn’t a lot of multitasking. We went to the studio last February and recorded, and after getting out of the studio, then I wrote a script and I storyboarded what was going to be on each page, and how I was going to flesh out the story. … There’s specific details that are not in the lyrics, and vice versa, there’s specific details that are not in the book. … I wanted each to stand on their own, and I think they do stand on their own, but when combined it’s even more powerful. To me it seems like there’s a lot to latch on to for people who weren’t into Fishboy’s music previously, like Thomas Edison versus

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Denton band Fishboy is, from left, Scarlett Wright (bass), Eric Michener (guitar, vocals, songwriter), Samuel Escalante (keyboard, trumpet, guitar) and Grahm Robinson (drums). Tesla, cruelty to elephants, just comics. Like I could see the book being sold in an indie comic shop. Well, I really want to get into writing comics — not so much drawing comics. But no one else would draw this [laughs], so I had to draw it myself. I’m happy with the way it turned out; I’m happy with the way it looks. But it’s something I’d really like to further get into, and the only way to do that is to make comics. Attaching it to an existing fan base with the music gives me a way to make a comic and not completely lose money on it. And it’s nice to have an interconnected project like that. I think it’s something unique that not a lot of people are doing. Yeah, I couldn’t really think of any comparisons. [Vermont artist] James Kochalka makes music and comics … They’re mostly separate but he does have stuff that’s combined. Or it’s usually comic artists who makes the music soundtrack to their thing afterwards. … But James Kochalka

is a big inspiration. I could kind of see it in the line work, as far as it’s really simple lines but you can still express a lot — the body language, the characters. Having really simple line work really isn’t a choice [laughs]. I was kind of wondering about that. … I guess it is a choice. Because I’m not necessarily attempting to become a classically trained illustrator or whatever. And it’s really hard to do simple illustration like that and still give off expression. [Peanuts artist] Charles Schultz is a master at it, and I’ve read from really skilled artists that stuff is harder because you have to distill things down to less lines. So I don’t know, I’m just kind of teaching myself at this point. So this version of the band I really like — it seems kind of heavier to me, or is it just my perception? Part of it’s like Scarlett’s bass playing, the music itself. Definitely the Albatross

lineup had a lot of drums, but … I know what you’re talking about — we have more rockout songs on this one. No, we have two rock-out songs. You play them all like rock-out songs. Well, recently I’ve gotten into this habit of doing, like, rock moves onstage when I feel the audience isn’t on board — or even when the audience is on board. It’s a form of stress relief. And now that we have a second guitar player, which we’ve never had, it kind of frees me up to be a little bit more loose. There’s a couple points in the album that are a little bit more loose, where I maybe have like two bars to do something weird and then jump back in front of the mike. … So, I have been doing dumber things onstage. Like I hit my head really hard at that [last] show by jumping off my amp … and just slammed my forehead into a beam. It really hurt. And I play a really light guitar so I’m afraid I’m going to break it, and I should probably stop doing that. … But it is really cathartic. So, I don’t

know, I really should stop. Kind of like the theme of going for it and just doing it. Right. And when we play that song off Volcano, “Babyfood Jar,” where the lyric is “If you’re sitting on the fence about something just do it … even if it seems like something really stupid,” we leave like a big gap in the middle of the song for me to do something really stupid. I don’t know if anyone has ever connected the lyrics to the fact that I’m doing something really stupid. … One time at J&J’s I announced that the song had 15 guitar solos and I was like counting down until like the seventh guitar solo — people started walking out. But yeah, just do it. It’s a good phrase. Some sporting goods company should use that somewhere. If there’s any advertising agencies out there, you can hire me. “Just do it” is this idea I’ve been working on. MARIEL TAM-RAY can be reached at 940-566-6883.


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. $-$$. 940-243-7300. www.dustys The Great American Grill at Hilton Garden Inn, 3110 Colorado Blvd. Dinner: Daily 5-10pm. 940-891-4700. Hooligans 104 N. Locust St. 940442-6950. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 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. 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-12. $-$$. 940-484-7455. Rocky’s Sports Bar Big games on big screens plus some pretty big tastes, too. Now open for lunch. For finger food, roll chicken chipotle and battered jalapeno and onion strips are standouts. Homestyle burgers; savory Caesar salad with chicken. Full bar. 2000 W. University Drive. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-6090. Rooster’s Roadhouse “We Ain’t Chicken” is what the eatery claims, though the menu kindly includes it on a sandwich and in a wing basket — plus barbecue, burgers and hangout appetizers (cheese fries, tamales, and queso and chips). Beer. 113 Industrial St. Sun-Wed 11-10; Thurs-Sat 11midnight. $. 940-382-4227. RT’s Neighborhood Bar 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124. 940-381-2277. II Charlies Bar & Grill 809 Sunset St. 940-891-1100. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern 115 S. Elm St. $-$$. 940-484-2888.

ASIAN Gobi Mongolian Grill and Asian Diner 717 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940387-6666. 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.

BARBECUE Bet the House BBQ 508 S. Elm St.,

DINING 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 Incorrect information can be reported by email to drc@, by phone to 940-566-6860 or by fax to 940-566-6888. To be considered for a profile, send the restaurant name, address, phone number, 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.

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Suite 109. Wed-Sat 11am-8pm or until sellout; Sun 11am-3pm or until sellout. 940-808-0332. 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.

BISTROS AND CAFES Banter Bistro Gourmet sandwiches and salads, breakfast items, coffee and espresso. Beer and wine. 219 W. Oak St. Daily 10am-midnight. $. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter. com. 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. 107 W.

Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 940-591-9475. 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. 309 Fry St. Tues-Sun 8am-3pm. $. 940-387-1696. 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. 603 N. Locust St. Mon-Fri 6am-2pm; Sat-Sun 7am-3pm. $-$$. 940-387-1413. Rising Sun Cafe 3101 Unicorn Lake Blvd. Tues-Fri 6am-2pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm. 940-381-1500. www.face Royal’s Bagels & Deli 503 W. University Drive. Daily 6:30am-2pm. $. 940-808-1009. http://royalsbagels. com. Seven Mile Cafe Breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, including vegan options. 311 W. Congress St. Daily 7am-3pm. 940-808-0200. www.

CHINESE Buffet King Dining spot serves more than 200 items of Chinese cuisine, Mongolian grill and sushi. 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.

mended. For schedule and menu, visit In UNT’s Gateway Center across from Fouts Field. Mon-Fri, with seating 11am-12:15pm. $. 940-565-4144.

FINE DINING 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). $-$$. 940-484-1349. www.greenhouse Hannah’s Off the Square Executive chef Sheena Croft’s “upscale comfort food” puts the focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Steaks get A-plus. Tempting desserts. Full bar. No checks. 111 W. Mulberry St. Lunch: Mon-Sat 11-3. Brunch: Sun 10:30am-3pm. Dinner: Sun-Mon 4:30-9; Tues-Thurs 4:30-10; Fri-Sat 4:30-11. $$-$$$. 940-566-1110. Horny Toad Cafe & Bar 5812 N. I-35. Sun-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11ammidnight. $-$$. 940-383-2150. http:// Queenie’s Steakhouse Chef Tim Love’s steakhouse just off the downtown Square. Live jazz nightly. Full bar. 115 E. Hickory St. Lunch: Fri 11:30-2:30. Dinner: Wed-Thurs 4:3010pm, Fri-Sat 4:30-11pm. Sun brunch, 10:30am-3pm. $$-$$$. 940-4426834. 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. 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway. Thurs-Sat 6-10pm. $$$. 940-2434919.

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN Caesar Island Mediterranean Food 7650 S. I-35E, Suite 112, Corinth. 940-269-4370. Jasmine’s Mediterranean Grill and Hookah Lounge 801 Sunset St. Sun-Thurs 11am-1am, Fri-Sat 11am-2am. 940-898-1800. http:// 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.



Bears Den Food Safari Dine with two rescued bears at Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch’s restaurant, specializing in brick oven pizza. Full bar. 11670 Massey Road, Pilot Point. Tues-Fri 5-9pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-4pm. $-$$. 940-686-5600. www.bearsden The Club at Gateway Center Three-course meal for $7.50 at restaurant run by hospitality management students. Reservations recom-

Burger Time Machine 301 W. University Drive. 940-384-1133. 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. Beer. 715 Sunset St. Mon-Sat 11-8. $. 940-382-3037. Lone Star Attitude Burger Co. Gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more in a joint that doubles as a shrine to Texas music and has a rooftop view of the Square. Full bar. 113 W. Hickory St. Mon-Wed 11ammidnight, Thurs-Sat 11am-2am, Sun 11am-midnight. $-$$. 940-383-1022. 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.

HOME COOKING Babe’s Chicken Dinner House 204 N. Fourth St., Sanger. Tues-Fri 4:30-9pm, Sat 11-9 and Sun 11-3. $-$$. 940-458-0000. Bonnie’s Kitchen 6420 N. I-35. 940-383-1455. Cartwright’s Ranch House Restaurant on the Square serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring chicken-fried steak, hamburgers and steaks. Family-style service available. 111 N. Elm St. 940-387-7706. Jay’s Cafe 110 W. Main St., Pilot Point. 940-686-0158. OldWest Cafe As winner of the Best Breakfast and Best Homestyle Cooking titles in Best of Denton 2009 through 2014, this eatery offers a wide selection of homemade meals. Denton location: 1020 Dallas Drive. Mon-Sat 6am-2pm, Sun 7am-2pm. $. 940-382-8220. Sanger location: 711 N. Fifth St. Daily 7am-2pm. 940-4587358. 817-442-9378. Prairie House Restaurant Open since 1989, this Texas eatery serves up mesquite-grilled steaks, baby-back ribs, buffalo burgers, chicken-fried rib-eyes and other assorted dishes. 10001 U.S. Highway 380, Cross Roads. Daily 7:30am-10pm. $-$$. 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 Rasoi, The Indian Kitchen Housed in a converted gas station, this Indian

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dining spot offers a small but carefully prepared buffet menu of curries (both meat and vegetarian), beans, basmati rice and samosas. 1002 Ave. C. Daily 11am-9:30pm. $. 940-5666125.

ITALIAN Aviano Italian Restaurant Traditional Italian fare, including lasagna, pastas with meat and marinara sauces. Lunch specials till 2 p.m. on weekdays. BYOB. 5246 S. U.S. Highway 377, Aubrey. Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri & Sat 11am-10pm. $. 940-365-2322. 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. 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 lunch specials 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.


Czen 408 North Texas Blvd. 940383-2387.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX Casa Galaviz Comfortable, homey atmosphere at small, diner-style restaurant that caters to the morning

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. 609 Sunset St. Daily 11-10. $-$$. 940-3832051.

NATURAL/VEGETARIAN The Bowllery Rice, noodle and veggie bowls featuring sauces and dressings made from scratch, with teriyaki and other meats as well as vegan and gluten-free options. Fresh juices and smoothies. 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Tues-Sun 11am-9pm. $-$$. 940-383-2695. http://thebowllery. com. 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. 200 W. Congress St. Mon-Sat 8-8, Sun 10-7. $. 940-387-5386.

SANDWICHES Sub Shack 207 S. Bell Ave. Mon-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-6. $. 940-483-8100. O’Philly — A Cheesesteak Cafe Restaurant specializing in Philadelphia cheesesteaks, along with hot dogs, wraps, sandwiches and melts. 2430 I-35E, Suite 164. Sun-Thurs 11-8, Fri-Sat 11-9. 940-488-9219. http:// New York Sub-Way 305 W. University Drive. 940-566-1823. New York Sub Hub Bread baked daily and fresh ingredients, even avocado. $. 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; 940-383-3233. 4271 FM2181, No. 308, in Corinth; Mon-Sat 10:30-9, Sun 11-7; 940-497-2530. Weinberger’s Deli Chicago-style sandwiches including the Italian beef bistro, sausages, gyros, soups and more. 311 E. Hickory St., Suite 110. Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-3pm. 940-566-5900. www.weinbergers

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.


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 214 E. Hickory St. 940-383-0104.

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. 221 E. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm & 4-9:30pm; Sat-Sun noon-9:30pm. $$. 940-591-8790. www.andamanthai Oriental Garden Restaurant Thai stir-fried dishes, with some Japanese and Chinese specialties. Homemade ice cream: coconut, green tea, Thai tea & lychee. 114 Ave. B. Mon-Sat 11-9. $-$$. 940-387-3317. Thai Square Restaurant 209 W. Hickory St., Suite 104. Tues-Thurs 11am-3pm & 5-9:30pm; Fri 11am-3pm & 5-10pm, Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sun 11:30am-9pm. $$. 940-380-0671. Sweet Basil Thai Bistro 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224. 940-484-6080. Thai Ocha Dishes that are as tasty as they are pretty. Lunch specials can be made with chicken, pork, vegetables or beef; hot and spicy sauce makes even veggie haters go after fresh veggies with zeal. Quiet setting. BYOB. 1509 Malone St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-10pm; Sat 11:30-10; Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-566-6018. www.



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PIZZA Bosses Pizza 420 E. McKinney St. Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am11pm. 940-382-8537. www.bosses 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 11am-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.

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Haru Sushi & Grill 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 126. 940-383-3288. 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.

458-0073. 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 E. U.S. 380, Aubrey. Tues-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$. 940-440-9483. Rusty Taco 210 E. Hickory St. 940483-8226. 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 E. U.S. 380, Cross Roads. 940-365-1700. Denton location: 2530 W. University Drive, 940-382-6416.


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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. 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. $. Multiple locations. Downtown Denton: 115 Industrial St. Mon-Tues 6:30am-10pm, Wed 6:30am-11pm, Thurs 6:30am-midnight, Fri-Sat 7am-2am, Sun 6:30am-10pm. 940380-8226. I-35E location: 2412 S. I-35E, 940-488-4779. La Estrella Mini Market 602 E. McKinney St. 940-566-3405. 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. 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. 940-




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Now hiring all positions for Taco Bell/Pizza Hut located inside Denton Travel Cente r at 6420 N I-35 Denton, TX . MBP Texas, LLC a multi-family Inerested applicants please apply company seeking a Bilingual in person and ask for Daniel. (English/Spanish) Property Manager for our community locat- NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE ed in Denton off of N Loop 288. Candidate must have 3-5 years of Now hiring experienced BAKERS property management experience for Bonnie’s Kitchen located in a multi-family environment with inside Denton Travel Center at some sales/marketing background 6420 N I-35 Denton, TX . or related field. If interested send Starting wage is $12.50 per hour. resume to humanresources@mbp All interested applicants, or come by the office Please apply in person and 2727 LBJ Freeway, Ste. 135, ask for Jim Mullins. Dallas, TX. 75234 between the NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE hours of 9:00am – 1:00pm Monday - Friday. Now hiring housekeeping. Late afternoon and evening MEDICAL ASSISTANT shift. Must be available needed for an Internal weekends. Apply in person Medicine office in Denton. Monday- Thurday, 9-5. Bilingual is a plus. At main church office. Fax resume 940-384-7744 1100 Malone St. Denton, Tx

Little Guys Movers is now hiring DCMHMR is seeking proposals responsible individuals who for Bank Depository Services. possess strong communication ELECTRICIAN, HELPERS & Visit skills, a positive attitude, and a CABLE PULLERS for Tempera- valid driver’s license. Background contract.html to view RFP. ture Control. 3-5 yr. Minimum To request RFP, contact checks. Apply in person, Experience. Some Travel Contracts Specialist at 520 S. Elm St, Denton. Required. 469-203-7944. Starts at $9.00/hr. Deadline for applications is Looking for Lead Maintenance. 2:00 pm, January 9, 2015. ELECTRONIC REPAIR Must be HVAC Certified. Must TECHNICIAN with the ability to have knowledge of Industry Immediate Openings troubleshoot and repair digital and Computer Programs. Great Hours MBM is Growing in Lewisville! analog controls to component & Benefits. Well Maintained level without schematics. Must Class-A Delivery Drivers Property. Please Apply to: possess advanced soldering skills $6,000 Sign-On Bonus , with experience in both surface (for a limited time) click on Join our team, careers, mount and through-hole technolo- search, selected state and city, $68,000 avg. gy. Must be willing to take on 1st yr. earnings choose your position. additional tasks and work well with HOME EVERY WEEK National Wholesale MEDICAL others. Email resumes to + Generous Benefits Greenhouse is seeking general Front Office CDL-A, 1 Yr. Exp. Req. laborers. Duties include planting Full Time position Good Driving/Work History watering, loading, unloading and Excellent communication & ********* greenhouse maintenance. Experienced Nurse Practitioner computer skills required. Also Hiring Yardman/ Employees will work with a variety NEEDED Busy family practice in Monday thru Friday hours Local P&D and Line Hauls of plants and flowers. search of full time nurse and rotating Saturdays. (sign-on does not apply) Call 817-542-6190 or apply in practitioner. Some Saturdays Apply within ********* person Mon-Fri at 9 am or 1 pm. required. email resume to WAREHOUSE SELECTORS The Family Doctors 4122 Cowling Rd. or Ability to lift 25-100 lbs. 1512 Teasley Lane Sanger TX, 76266 fax to 940-383-2224 Work Weekends and Denton, Texas 76205

Now Hiring Servers Must be able to work any shift. Bonnie’s Kitchen Restaurant located in Travel Center of America at 6420 N I-35 Denton, Tx 76207 Please apply in person and ask for Dennis. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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How would you like to make a difference in a child’s life? Join us at Texas Neighborhood Services and be a part of helping educate children ages 0-5. TNS needs Substitute Teachers for all locations and has the following positions available: Johnson County Head Start Teacher and Teacher Assistant at our Alvarado location 2 Head Start Teachers at our Lillian location Head Start Teacher, 2 Teacher Assistants and PT Cook Assistant at our Cleburne location Wise County FT and PT Child Care Worker at our Boyd location Early Head Start at our Decatur location Hood County PT Cook Assistants and Child Care Worker at our Granbury location Parker County Head Start Teacher at our Weatherford location Quality Assurance at our Administration office in Weatherford Palo Pinto County 2 Head Start Teacher Assistants at our Mineral Wells Location Health Assistant offices out of our Mineral Wells Location Somervell County Center Assistant at our Glen Rose location Erath County Head Start Teacher Assistant at our Stephenville location Navarro County FT/PT Cook Assistant, Early Head Start Teacher and 2 Head Start Teachers at our Corsicana location Head Start Teachers must have at least Associate’s degree in ECE with at least 1-2 years experience. Early Head Start Teacher and Teacher Assistants must have a CDA unless a degree in ECE has been completed with at least 1-2 years experience. Quality Assurance prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Business or closely related field with 2-4 years experience in a similar position. Health Assistant must have Medical Assistant Certification through the state of Texas, current Texas driver license and car insurance. Child Care Workers, Cook and Center Assistant must be 21 years of age with a current Texas driver license and have at least a HS Diploma/GED. Salary based on education and experience. Complete benefit package for FT employees includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k and much more. Please submit resume along with transcripts via mail, email or fax to Kimberly Eltiste. No phone calls, please. Texas Neighborhood Services PO Box 1539 Weatherford, TX 76086 Fax: 817-598-5748 Email:


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• Competitive Pay • Quarterly bonuses, night differential, night shift bonus • Drive locally • Medical, dental, life, supplemental insurance • Paid vacation, paid holidays • 401(k) Match Sign On • Unused vacation paid out • Annual Safety Bucks Bonus Minimum age 22 yrs, class a CDL + Tanker, some driving experience required; acceptable MVR; medical card or the ability to obtain one. For more information about BTT and open Driver positions, call Ronny at (940)577-3553 or Equal Opportunity Employer KG

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Denton ISD Hires Paid Training for Class B CDL, Driving Rate $13.00+ Hr (after training), School Holidays Off, Paid Personal/Sick Leave, Teacher Retirement Service, Child Ride Along Program... • Times vary depending on Route Assignment and Trip Availability • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check • Possess acceptable driving record for driver positions Apply • online at • call 940-369-0371

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Enjoy Denton Square living! BEAUTIFULLY renovated 2 bedroom, 1 ½ bathroom 2512 Roselawn, Denton apartment right on the square! 2B/1B Frame House, Fenced Stainless steel appliances, back yard, $645/M + $645 Dep. granite countertops, secure $40 app. fee Call 940-390-4309. passcode building entry, open floor plan! 3/2/2, 2801 Emerson, Denton. Schedule a tour today! Split bedrooms, tile floors, fire940-243-7368 ! place, fenced yard, walk in closet, $1050/mo + dep. 940-390-4391 FREE CABLE & WATER Low elec. bills. 6/9/12 mo. lease. 1 & 2 Bedrooms available. Starting at $630 and up. Walk to UNT. Call our friendly staff at 940-382-3100. GRANDVIEW GARDENS Ask about our special! Walk to TWU, enclosed patio, onsite laundry. 940-442-6919 JUSTIN 2 Bdrm 1 Bath Studio $610/mo $200 deposit, $60 application fee, 1 yr lease term only. Call 940-382-3100

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