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et you didn’t know the Mellow Mushroom had a patio. Or live music. The downtown Denton pizza joint has had both and puts them together tonight for an acoustic set featuring emerging singersongwriter talents Megan Storie (left), Dalton Kane and Ally Barnes. If you frequent the live music nights at Banter Bistro on Oak Street, you’ll find something to like about this set. The acoustic set is open to all ages, and there is no cover, but patrons can share pizza and other menu items and enjoy drinks on the patio. Mellow Mushroom is located at 217 E. Hickory St., and the music starts at 8 p.m. For menus and more information, visit www.mellowmushroom.com /store/denton.
Denton Time ON THE COVER HOLIDAY EVENTS This “MERRY XMAS” sign is part of the Courthouse-on-theSquare Museum’s exhibit “Neon Cowboys & Pink Ladies.” Denton boasts many flavors of holiday celebrations — for festivities with an indie rock flair, there’s “A Spune Christmas” on Friday night at Dan’s Silverleaf. (Photo by David Minton) Story on Page 11
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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 940349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 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.
FRIDAY 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. — TWU commencement ceremonies at Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, on Bell Avenue. Open to students and their guests with tickets. Visit www.twu. edu/registrar/graduation-info.asp. 3 p.m. — UNT doctoral and master’s degree commencement ceremonies in the UNT Coliseum, at Highland Street and North Texas Boulevard. Visit www.unt.edu/ commencement. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Denton
Bronco Junior Cheer Clinic at the Denton High School gym, 1007 Fulton St. For 5-year-olds through eighth-graders. Participants should wear workout clothes and tennis shoes and bring water. Girls should wear their hair in a ponytail. Participants will perform at the Denton-Guyer basketball game Dec. 21. Registration costs $35 on the day of the clinic. Visit www. dentonisd.org/dhs or call Courtney Swindle at 940-369-2114. 7 to 10:30 p.m. — Kids Rock! at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. A night of supervised activities for children in grades 1-5. Cost is $9 per child. Call 940-3497275. 7 p.m. — UNT undergraduate commencement ceremony in the UNT Coliseum, at Highland Street and North Texas Boulevard. Visit www.unt.edu/commencement.
SATURDAY 9 a.m. to noon — Ryan High School holiday basketball camp for boys and girls in first through fifth grades in the main gym at the school, 5101 E. McKinney St. Cost is $25. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information or to make reser-
vations, contact Bryce Overstreet at 940-369-3164 or boverstreet@ dentonisd.org. 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. — UNT undergraduate commencement ceremonies in the UNT Coliseum, at Highland Street and North Texas Boulevard. Visit www.unt.edu/ commencement. 10 to 11 a.m. — Preschool Play and Read at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.denton library.com. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. — TWU commencement ceremonies at Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, on Bell Avenue. Open to students and their guests with tickets. Visit www.twu. edu/registrar/graduation-info.asp. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Author Lynn Sheffield Simmons will sign copies of her children’s books at the Lake Cities Library, 302 Shady Shores Road in Lake Dallas. Call 940-4973566.
MONDAY 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.
7 to 8 p.m. — Romance in the Stacks Book Club at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Free. Call 940-349-8796 or e-mail kimberly. email@example.com.
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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 www.dentonlibrary.com.
WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Preschool Play and Read at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. For children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 3 p.m. — “The E-Book Extravaganza” at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn how to download e-books, audiobooks and more on your e-reader, tablet or smartphone. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.
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HOLIDAY EVENTS “Gift of Lights” at Texas Motor Speedway features more than 600 displays with some 2 million LED lights. Courtesy photo
10 a.m. and 11 a.m. — Santa Story Time at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Stories, songs and puppets with Santa, for pages 1-5. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com. 6 to 9 p.m. — Free festival of lights display at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The display features thousands of lights, a living nativity, refreshments, live music and gift shopping. Visit www.globalspherescenter.com. 7 to 8 p.m. — Star book class for ages 16 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Learn to make a three-dimensional “star book” that can be displayed as an ornament. Free. Call 940-3498752 to register or visit www.denton library.com. 7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002. 7 p.m. — The Secret of Snowflake County, performed by thirdand fourth-graders at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Visit www.libertychristian. com/events.
FRIDAY 11 a.m. — Santa Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Stories, songs and puppets with Santa, for pages 1-5. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www. dentonlibrary.com. 4 p.m. — “Christmas Decorations” for ages 5 and older at Emily Fowler Central Library, 402 Oakland St. Members of the Garden Culture Club will demonstrate how to make gourd ornaments and other Christmas decorations. Call 940-349-8752 to register. 4 p.m. — “Russia at the Holidays” for ages 7 and older at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Learn Russian folk tales, sample treats and take part in hands-on activities. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register. 6 to 9 p.m. — Free festival of lights display at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The display features thousands of lights, a living nativity, refreshments, live music and gift shopping. Visit www.globalspherescenter.com.
7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002. 7 p.m. — Liberty Christian School band students in grades 5-12 perform a concert, including Christmas favorites, at the school, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Visit www. libertychristian.com/events. 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity theatre.com.
SATURDAY 9 to 11 a.m. — Breakfast With Santa at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Event includes a bounce house, face painting and holiday crafts following breakfast. Cost is $10 per child ages 1-12. Adults can eat for $3 per plate. Register by Thursday by calling 940-349-7275. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Denton Humane Society’s Santa Paws poses with pets and kids at Calloway’s Nursery, 1601 Dallas Drive. Proceeds benefit the society’s rescue program. Call 940-382-PETS or visit www.dentonhumanesociety.org. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Holiday Drop & Shop for ages 3 1/2 to 12 at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Parents can drop off kids for a candy cane hunt, bounce house, hot chocolate, snack and a movie. Children should bring a lunch. Cost is $15. Register by Thursday at the Civic Center. Call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002. 6 to 9 p.m. — Free festival of lights display at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The display features thousands of lights, a living nativity, refreshments, live music and gift shopping. Visit www.globalspherescenter.com. 7 p.m. — Christmas on Broadway at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle, performed by middle school musical theater and Upper School Chorale students. Tickets cost $5 for adults,
$2 for students. Visit www.liberty christian.com/events. 7:30 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity theatre.com.
SUNDAY 2 p.m. — Denton Community Theatre presents It’s a Wonderful Life at the Campus Theatre 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Call 940-3821915 or visit www.dentoncommunity theatre.com. 6 to 9 p.m. — Free festival of lights display at Global Spheres Center, 7801 S. I-35E in Corinth. The display features thousands of lights, a living nativity, refreshments, live music and gift shopping. Visit www.globalspherescenter.com. 7 p.m. — Christmas on Broadway at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle, performed by middle school musical theater and Upper School Chorale students. Tickets cost $5 for adults, $2 for students. Visit www.liberty christian.com/events.
MONDAY 7 p.m. — Christmas Time, a musical set in the 1970s, presented by fifth-graders at Liberty Christian School, 1301 S. U.S. Highway 377 in Argyle. Visit www.libertychristian. com/events.
FRIDAY, DEC. 21 10 a.m. to noon — Pictures with Santa at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Cost is $4 per child, $2 per extra print. Call 940-349-8575 or visit www.dentonparks.com. 7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002.
SATURDAY, DEC. 22 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — A Christmas Carol musical presented by the Denton High School Fine Arts
Department at 1007 Fulton St. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 940-369-2002.
ONGOING Through Dec. 24 — Santa Claus is available for visits and photos at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Denton Community Food Bank and receive a $2 off coupon for photo packages at the Guest Services Booth. Visit www.shopgoldentriangle.com. Through Dec. 31 — Model train exhibit at the Wood House, 516 N. Locust St. Admission is a donation of canned goods for Denton County Friends of the Family. Display features trains and more than 200 miniature buildings. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. To schedule viewings outside of these hours, call 940-387-4098.
IN THE AREA 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Texas Family Musicals presents It’s a Wonderful Life at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $28-$33, and discounts are available for seniors, children or groups of 12 or more. For tickets, visit www.texasfamily musicals.com. For information, call 800-547-4697. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday — The Pony Express Players present Believe!, a holiday play, at Butterfield Stage Theater, 201 S. Denton St. in Gainesville. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 12. Call 940-665-1284 or visit www.butterfieldstage.org. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday — Greater Lewisville Community Theatre presents Sanders Family Christmas at the theater, 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Tickets cost $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and older and youths 18 and younger. Call 972-2217469 or visit www.glct.org. 7:30 p.m. Friday — Handel’s Messiah at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 602 N. Old Orchard Lane in Lewisville. Free. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday — “Homestead Christmas” at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Tour the Minor-Porter log house, make a cornhusk doll or
ornament, create a hand-dipped candle and hear seasonal music. Snacks will be served. 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, or visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela. 7 p.m. Saturday — “Home for the Holidays” benefit concert featuring pianist/vocalist Brent Wallace, soprano Angela Doss and flutist Cindy Carter at NCTC’s First State Bank Center for the Performing Arts, on West California Street at Bonner Road in Gainesville. Free, but donations will be collected for the Abigail’s Arms Cooke County Family Crisis Center. Call 940-668-3355. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-23 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22 — 3 Redneck Tenors’ “Christmas Spec-Tac-Yule-Ar Show” at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theatre, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Call 1-888-407-8025 or visit http://3rednecktenors.com. Through Jan. 6 — “Gift of Lights” at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. Holiday spectacle features more than 600 displays with some 2 million LED lights. Open 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and holidays. Cost is $15 per car Mondays through Thursdays; $20 per car Fridays through Sundays and holidays. For advance tickets, go to Walgreens or visit www.giftoflightstms.com. Call 817-215-8500.
IN THE REGION 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 21 — “Winter SolstiCelebration” at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs in Dallas. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors. Advance tickets cost $13-$17. Call 214-261-5599 or visit www.earthrhythms.org. Through Jan. 1 — Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail in Grapevine, includes decorations, a life-size gingerbread house, 1.5 million pounds of snow and the “Ice” exhibit, which features characters from Merry Madagascar. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Admission to “Ice” is $11.95-$26.95. Regular parking costs $12-$17. Call 817-778-1000 or visit www.christmas atgaylordtexan.com.
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EVENTS Continued from Page 2 4 p.m. — It’s a Girl Thing! book club for girls ages 8-12 and their female relative or friend, at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. This month, bring your favorite book. Call 940-349-8752. 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 940-3498752.
MUSIC The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Wed: County Rexford, 7:30-10pm, free. 101 W. Hickory St. 940-5665483. The Abbey Underground Fri: Brian “Beerman” Houser. Each Tues, “Boombox” with DJ Big J, 10pm. Each Wed, “Bassment.” 100 W. Walnut St. Andy’s Bar 122 N. Locust St. 940565-5400. Art Six Coffee House Music, plays and gallery shows in a house converted into an arts space. No cover. No smoking inside. 424 Bryan St. 940-484-2786. www.facebook.com/ artsixcoffeehouse. Banter Thurs: It Is What It Is (hand drumming), 6pm. Fri: Lindon McCarty (jazz), 6pm; Flat World Fusion, 8pm. Sat: Oui Bis, 8pm. 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. dentonbanter.com. Cool Beans 1210 W. Hickory St. 940382-7025. Dan’s Silverleaf Thurs: The Mastersons, Bonnie Whitmore, 8pm, $10. Fri: “A Spune Christmas” with Strange Towers, Air Review, Chambers, Robert Gomez, Biographies, Mary Walker, 8pm, $7-$10. Sat: Petty Theft, 9pm, $10. Sun: Hares on the Mountain, 5pm, free. Mon: A Taste of Herb, 9pm, free. Wed: Joe Pat Hennen, 5pm, free. No smoking indoors. 103 Industrial St. 940-3202000. www.danssilverleaf.com. Denton Square Donuts Thurs: Sein Oh Jazz Quartet, 8pm. Fri: Michael King, 6:30pm. Sat: The Mothers, 8:30pm. 208 W. Oak St. 940-2209447. www.dentonsquaredonuts.com. Fry Street Public House Each Tues, karaoke, 9pm, free. 125 Ave. A. 940323-9800. www.publichousedenton. com. Fry Street Tavern 940-383-2337. www.thefrystreettavern.com. The Garage Each Thurs, “Whiskey Jam” hosted by Matt Dunn, 10pm, free. 113 Ave. A. 940-383-0045. www.thedentongarage.com. The Greenhouse Mon: Adam Hutchinson. Live jazz each Mon at 10pm, free. 600 N. Locust St. 940484-1349. www.greenhouse restaurantdenton.com. Hailey’s Club Fri: Oso Closo, the Colurs, 9pm, $10-$12. Sat: Coat Rack, Kid Beer, Top Hat Ted, Beaver, 9pm, $6-$10. Sun: Stray Nimbus, Hello Lover, the Unlikely Candidate, 9pm, free-$5. Mon: Boxcar Bandits, 10pm, free-$5. Wed: Timeless, DJ Beta-
Funk, soul intersect Mingo Fishtrap comes back to spawning grounds
ingo Fishtrap is coming back to its birthplace. The funk-soul-N’Awlins band lifted its name from an intersection in eastern Denton. The group makes a stop here tonight for a gig at Rockin’ Rodeo.
IN THE REGION Through Dec. 23 — Our Productions Theatre Company presents Pump Boys and Dinettes, a musical, in the Black Box at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St. in Old Town Lewisville. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets cost $30 on Saturday, $25 for all other shows, with discounts available for seniors, students, children and groups of 10 or more. For tickets, visit www.ourproductionstheatreco. org or call 972-724-2147.
TURN IT UP Best bets for music this weekend
The band born in Denton — and now based in Austin — has been gigging long enough to have honed a sound that’s just this side of raucous and soulful to the marrow. Mingo Fishtrap has performed with Sting, Blues Traveler, George Clinton (and, yes, Mingo Fishtrap brings the funk) and Jonny Lang. Trumpet player Steve Butts unloads serious sound with saxophone steward Dan Bechdolt and supporting sax man Greg Wilson. Think the Saturday Night Live house band circa 1990, when G.E. Smith cut the brass section loose in sweet spots that lasted just 10 seconds for the television audience. Add in Roger Blevins Jr.’s husky vocals and that good old R&B baroque styling and sure-handed drumming and percussion work, and you’ve a house party. Sounds like: that magical night in the city when you take a shot at a local bar and
maxx, DJ Psymatic, Pierre Patrick and DJ C-Row, DJ Space Chase, Mooseka, 9pm, free-$5. Weekly dance nights at 10pm, free-$5: Thurs, ’80s music; Sun, Denton Dance Collective; Tues, ’90s music. 122 W. Mulberry St. 940323-1160. www.haileysclub.com. J&J’s Pizza 118 W. Oak St. 940-3827769. www.jandjpizzadenton.com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. www.thelabbdenton.com. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant Each Fri, Mariachi Quetzal, 8pm. 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470.
Old Warhorse, 8pm, free. Wed: Denton Spoken Word Collective, 10pm, free-$5. 411 E. Sycamore St. 940-387-7781. www.rubbergloves dentontx.com. Sweetwater Grill and Tavern Tues: Stefan Karlsson Quintet. Wed: Argyle Wind Quintet, 7pm. Shows on the patio, 7-9pm, free. 115 S. Elm St. 940-484-2888. www.sweetwater grillandtavern.com. Trail Dust Steak House 26501 E. U.S. 380 in Aubrey. 940-365-4440. www.trailduststeaks.net. UNT on the Square 109 N. Elm St. 940-369-8257. http://untonthe square.unt.edu. VFW Post 2205 Free karaoke at 8pm each Thurs, Fri and Sat. 909 Sunset St.
Roger Blevins Jr. belts out a tune while Dan Bechdolt plays the tenor saxophone. Mingo Fishtrap, an Austin soul-blues-funk band, was born in Denton. The group plays Rockin’ Rodeo tonight. discover a band so into its live set the musicians leave scorch marks on the floor. They’re with the band: Roger Blevins Jr., vocals and guitar; Dane Farnsworth, vocals, organ and keyboards; Chip Vayenas, vocals and drums; Mikel Urdy, percussion; Roger Blevins Sr., bass; Steve Butts, trumpet; Dan Bechdolt, alto and tenor saxophone; and Greg Wilson,
Lowbrows Beer and Wine Garden 200 S. Washington St., Pilot Point. 940-686-3801. www.lowbrows.us. Mable Peabody’s Beauty Parlor and Chainsaw Repair 1125 E. University Drive, Suite 107. 940-5669910. Mad World Records 115 W. Hickory St. 940-591-3001. Mellow Mushroom Thurs: Megan Storie, Dalton Kane, Ally Barnes, 8pm, free. 217 E. Hickory St. 940-323-1100. www.mellowmushroom/store/ denton.
baritone saxophone. Details: Mingo Fishtrap shares the stage tonight with Denton’s Chris Watson Band, an emerging blues and bluesrock band. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 10 p.m. Tickets cost $10. For reservations, visit http://bit.ly/ UgOiLS. Rockin’ Rodeo, at 1009 Ave. C, is open to ages 18 and older. — Lucinda Breeding
Oak St. Drafthouse 308 E. Oak St. 940-395-1950. oakstdrafthouse.com. Rockin’ Rodeo Thurs: Mingo Fishtrap, Chris Watson Band. Sat: “Stuff the Pantry” toy and food drive, 8pm2am. Each Wed, “Wild West Wednesdays.” 1009 Ave. C. 940-565-6611. www.rockinrodeodenton.com. Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios Thurs: “Discipline,” 9pm, free. Fri: Morning Glory, Dead City Riot, Half Truths, Not Half Bad, 8pm, $8-$10. Sat: Baring Teeth, Megatherian, Enormicon, 9pm, $1-$3. Tues: Bad Design,
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 26-28, Dec. 31, Jan. 2-4 and Jan. 7 — Winter Blast Camp, offering field trips and activities for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, at the Denton Civic Center, at 321 E. McKinney St. Cost is $28 per day. To register, visit the Civic Center. Visit www.denton parks.com.
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. North Branch Library 3020 N. Locust St. 9am-9pm Mon-Wed, 9am6pm Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm Sun. 940-3498756. Chess Night Casual, non-tournament play, 6-8:45pm Mondays. 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 Tuesdays. South Branch Library 3228 Teasley Lane. Noon-9pm Mon, 9am-6pm Tues & Thurs-Sat, 9am-9pm Wed, 15pm Sun. 940-349-8251.
POINTS OF INTEREST The Bayless-Selby House Museum Restored Victorian-style
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home built in 1898. 317 W. Mulberry St. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. Handicapped accessible. Regular special events and workshops. 940-349-2865. www.denton county.com/bsh. Denton County African American Museum Exhibits of historic black families in the county, including artwork and quilting, and personal items of the lady of the house. 317 W. Mulberry St., next to the BaylessSelby House Museum. Tues-Sat 10am-noon and 1-3pm. Free. www.dentoncounty.com/dcaam. Bethlehem in Denton County Small gallery in Sanger displaying a personal collection of 2,900 nativities. Open evenings and weekends, by appointment only. Free. Small groups and children welcome. To schedule your visit, call 940-2314520 or e-mail jkmk@advantexmail. com. www.bethlehemindentonco. com. Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum Exhibits include photos of Denton communities, historic Hispanic and black families, farm and ranching artifacts, and special collections including Southwest American Indian and Denton County pottery, pressed glass and weaponry. Research materials, county cemetery records, genealogical info, photographs. 110 W. Hickory St. 10-4:30 Mon-Fri and 11-3 Sat, closed holidays. Free. Special monthly exhibits and lectures. Call 940-349-2850 or visit www.dentoncounty.com/chos. “Neon Cowboys & Pink Ladies: A Photographic Exhibition of Southwestern Neon Signs From the 1970s” by Mike Cochran, on display through Dec. 31. Denton Firefighters Museum Collection at Central Fire Station, 332 E. Hickory St., displays firefighting memorabilia from the 1800s to the present. 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Closed on city holidays. Free and handicapped accessible. Gowns of the First Ladies of Texas Created in 1940, exhibit features garments worn by wives of governors of Texas. 8am-5pm MonFri. Administration Conference Tower, TWU campus. Free, reservations required. 940-898-3644. Hangar Ten Flying Museum WWII aircraft on display including Lockheed 10A, Beech Aircraft Stagger Wing, PT22 and Piper L-4. Mon-Sat 8am-3 pm. 1945 Matt Wright Lane. Free. 940-565-1945. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Three hiking trails; camping, fishing and more on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River; restored 1870 log home. Winter hours: Fri-Sun 7am-5pm. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 5 and younger. Front gate is at Jones Street and North Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Call 972-219-3930 for directions. www.ias.unt.edu/llela. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods Built in 1939, one of 20 outstanding architectural achievements in Texas. Daily 8am-5pm, except on university holidays or when booked for weddings, weekends by appointment only, TWU campus. 940-898-3644.
“All the World’s a Stage: Anita Lobel,” an exhibit of work by the children’s book illustrator, is on display through Jan. 18 in the Meadows Gallery at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is free. Courtesy photo UNT Sky Theater Planetarium in UNT’s Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building, 1704 W. Mulberry St. 940-369-8213. http://skytheater.unt.edu.
SENIORS American Legion Hall Senior Center 629 Lakey Drive in Fred Moore Park. 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, 69pm Thurs. 940-349-8298. Denton Senior Center Offers daily lunches, classes, travel, health servic-
es and numerous drop-in activities. 8am-9pm Mon-Fri. 509 N. Bell Ave. 940-349-8280. www.dentonsenior center.com. Ongoing activities: Aletha’s Craft Store, open 9am1pm Mon-Fri. Call 940-349-8720. 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
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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
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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 Village Good Samaritan, 2500 Hinkle Drive. Dues are $3 per month. Participants may bring a sack lunch. Call 940565-9331 or e-mail donnasgregory@ gmail.com. Friday night community dances at Denton Senior Center from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Dances are open to all adults and include live music and refreshments. Dance hosts will be present to dance with unaccompanied ladies. Admission is $5. The Senior Center is at 509 N. Bell Ave. Call 940-349-8720. Green Space Arts Collective Ballet, tap, modern, and hip-hop dance classes for children and adults. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com. Harps Over Texas Autoharp Club Jamming as well as help for new and experienced players. All acoustic instruments welcome. 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1424 Stuart Road. 940-382-3248. The Triangle Squares Local square dancing group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays each month at Denton Senior Center, 509 N. Bell Ave. Starts with early rounds and workshops. Grand march starts
Kids ages 1 to 12 can join in for Breakfast With Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Kids can hand-deliver their letters to Santa after breakfast and enjoy face painting, bounce house fun, storytelling and crafts. Photos with Santa will also be available. Cost is $10 per child. Adults may eat for $3 per plate. Register by the close of business today. Call 940-3497275 or visit www.dentonparks. com. Parents can get last-minute shopping done during Holiday Drop â€™n Shop, for ages 3 1/2 to 12, from 11
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 Art Six Coffee House 424 Bryan St. Mon-Sat 9am-midnight. 940-4842786. Banter 219 W. Oak St. 940-5651638. Bolivar Street Gallery 212 Bolivar St., Suite 100 in Sanger. Fri-Sun 11am5:30pm. 940-390-4559. Center for the Visual Arts Greater Denton Arts Councilâ€™s galleries, meeting space and offices. 400 E.
a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Activities will include a candy cane hunt, a holiday craft, bounce house fun and a movie. Hot chocolate and a snack will be provided, but kids need to bring their own lunch. Cost is $15 per child. Register by the close of business today. Call 940-349-7275 or visit www.dentonparks.com. Kids can visit with Santa and have their pictures taken from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 21 at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Cost is $4 per child.
Hickory St. Free. Tues-Sun 1-5pm. 940-382-2787. www.dentonarts.com. â€œBlissful Blues and Pointillism Purples,â€? an exhibition of paintings by Susan Mapes Kemper, through Dec. 28 in the Gough Gallery. â€œAll the Worldâ€™s a Stage,â€? an exhibition of art by Anita Lobel, through Jan. 18 in the Meadows Gallery. The Chestnut Tree 107 W. Hickory St. Mon-Fri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am2:30pm, Sun 11am-2pm. 940-5919475. www.chestnuttearoom.com. A Creative Art Studio 227 W. Oak St., Suite 101. Mon-Sat 12-6pm, Sun by appointment only. 940-442-1251. www.acreativeartstudio.com Cupboard Natural Foods and Cafe 200 W. Congress St. 940-387-5386. Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak
Itâ€™s time to register for Winter Blast Camp. Kids in kindergarten through sixth grade can enjoy field trips and activities on Dec. 26-28, Dec. 31, Jan. 2-4 and Jan. 7. Each day, drop-off begins at 7 a.m. at the Denton Civic Center, at 321 E. McKinney St. Children must be picked up by 6 p.m. Cost is $28 per day. Register at the Civic Center. Register now for adult winter sports leagues, including flag football, kickball, volleyball, basketball and softball. For details and to register, visit www.dentonparks. com or call 940-349-7275.
St. 940-220-9447. www.denton squaredonuts.com. Farmerâ€™s & Merchantâ€™s Gallery Early and contemporary Texas art. 100 N. Washington St., Pilot Point. Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. Appointments encouraged. 940-6862396. www.farmersandmerchants gallery.com. Gallery 010 in the TWU student union, at the corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Mon-Thurs 8-9; Fri 8-5; Sun 1-9. Free. Green Space Arts Collective Studio/gallery available for rental. 529 Malone St. 940-595-9219. www.greenspacearts.com. Impressions by DSSLC Store selling ceramics by residents of Denton State Supported Living Center. 105
1/2 W. Hickory St. 940-382-3399. Jupiter House 114 N. Locust St. 940-387-7100. La Meme Gallery At Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 411 E. Sycamore St. www.lamemegallery.com. Oxide Fine Art & Floral Gallery 211 N. Cedar St. 940-483-8900. www. oxidegallery.com. PointBank Black Box Performing Arts Center Denton Community Theatreâ€™s black box performance space. Mon-Wed 1-4pm, Fri 10:30am1pm, and during performances. 318 E. Hickory St. Paintings by Fran White Shurtleff through December. SCRAP Denton Nonprofit store selling reused materials for arts and crafts. 215 W. Oak St. 940-391-7499. www.scrapdenton.org. TWU Blagg-Huey Library MonThurs 7:30am-midnight, Fri 7:30am10pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-midnight. 1322 Oakland St. 940-8983701. www.twu.edu/library. TWU East and West galleries in the TWU Fine Arts Building, at Oakland Street and Pioneer Circle. Free. Mon-Fri 9-4, weekends by appointment. 940-898-2530. www.twu.edu/visual-arts. Work by M.F.A. candidates Tina Meschko in the East Gallery and Barbara Core in the West Gallery, through Saturday. A reception for the artists will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. UNT Art Gallery in the UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St. at Welch. Tues noon-5pm, Wed-Thurs 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat noon-5pm. Free. 940-565-4316. http://gallery.unt.edu. UNT Cora Stafford Gallery In UNTâ€™s Oak Street Hall, 1120 W. Oak St. Tues-Fri 10am-2pm or by appoint-
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ryan Patrick, left, plays George Bailey and Jack Nance Garner plays his guardian angel, Clarence, in the stage adaptation of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life. Denton Community Theatre wraps up its holiday show this weekend. The play follows George and his guardian angel as they look at what the lives of his friends and family would have been like if George had never lived. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $10 for students and children. For reservations, call 940-382-1915, or choose your seats online at www. dentoncommunity theatre.com.
ment. 940-565-4005. 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://untonthesquare.unt.edu. David Blow retrospective through Feb. 9. Closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1. UNT Union Gallery Level 3, UNT Union, 400 Ave A. Mon-Sat 8am10pm, Sun noon-10pm. 940-5653829. www.unt.edu/union/gallery. htm. Visual Arts Society of Texas Member organization of the Greater Denton Arts Council offers communi-
ty and continuing education for local visual artists, professional and amateur. Meetings are at the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. Monthly meetings include minishows and demonstrations by visiting artists. Two annual juried exhibits. Critique groups and workshops. Visit www.vastarts.org or call Executive Director Lynne Cagle Cox at 972-VAST-ORG.
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DOG PARK Wiggly Field Dog Park at Lake Forest Park, at 1400 E. Ryan Road, between Teasley Lane and FM1830 (Country Club Road). Free. Closed 7am-3:30pm Wed for mowing and maintenance. For rules, visit www.dentonparks.com or call Kathy Schaeffer at 940-349-8731.
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wood and John Goodman all give strong supporting performances. Rated R, 135 minutes. — AP Killing Them Softly (##1/2) With sounds and fleeting images in the background of the 2008 financial crisis and the presidential election campaign, two inept meatballs (Scoot
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Any Day Now (###1/2) Alan Cumming turns in an expansive, heartbreaking performance as Rudy, a drag queen in 1979 Los Angeles. About the same time he begins a relationship with a repressed but loving lawyer, Paul (an excellent Garret Dillahunt), Rudy befriends and eventually takes custody of a 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome. The two men then fight for legal custody against the era’s unfriendly legal system. Touching, thoughtful film directed by Travis Fine and led by Cumming’s powerful turn. Not rated, 97 minutes. Opens Friday at the Magnolia in Dallas. — Boo Allen Hyde Park on Hudson (##1/2) Bill Murray plays President Franklin D. Roosevelt during a time he has an affair with his cousin (Laura Linney) while also preparing to entertain England’s King George at his Hyde Park home. Murray won’t make anyone forget Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, but he turns in a credible performance in a film that plods along, lacking much narrative spark or dramatic tension. Rated R, 94 minutes. Opens Friday at the Angelika Dallas. — B.A.
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Martin Freeman stars as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Warner Bros.
Return of the lionhearted By Boo Allen Film Critic
Many faces from the old gang turn up in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. But to keep things interesting, director Peter Jackson also adds some fresh new creations for the continuation of the franchise he built on the novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Fans of the Lord of the Rings trilogy will recognize much in Jackson’s new prequel, while neutral observers should be entertained enough, even if the bumpy screenplay lacks the seamless stories of its predecessors. The Hobbit sports the requisite action scenes filled with extravagant special effects, all
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Rated PG-13, 169 minutes. Opens Friday.
filmed at an innovative 48 frames a second for maximum beauty and clarity. At its core, however, the story is not about a quest for a ring, but an attempt to prove bravery and worth. In addition to Jackson’s masterful filling of his screens from top to bottom, his production
is called in to rectify the situation. Later, he calls in another man (James Gandolfini). This latest film from writer-director Andrew Dominik, based on George V. Higgins’ novel, has plenty of scenes of two guys talking in cars and bars, punctuated by
Bilbo proves himself in spite of bumpy story in ‘Hobbit’
crew turns in astonishing work all around, including the flavorful costumes and colorful sets. Jackson also uses his New Zealand countryside to great advantage, spreading his creations across its vast fields. Four writers provide the screenplay from Tolkien’s novel, which is then told in flashback by the older Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm). The wordy narration harks back 60 years to when young Bilbo (Martin Freeman) is tapped for action by the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen). They join a group of 13 rowdy dwarfs, headed by legendary warrior Thorin (Richard Armitage), who doubts Bilbo from the start,
forcing him to prove his worth. The challenge paves the way for Bilbo’s current and future adventure, one headed here by a generous offering of new creatures — orcs, wargs, shapeshifters and various other nightmarish monsters. The scenario lends itself to Jackson’s penchant for CGI spectacle, particularly in a cave scene near the end when everyone involved faces off over breathtaking cliffs, rope bridges and fiery pits. He compensates for earlier drawn-out scenes by finishing with rousing battles. Since Gandalf takes a greater role here than in Lord of the Rings, McKellen has more spoken lines, enabling
bursts of brutal violence. Moderately entertaining, Tarantino-lite mug fest. Rated R, 97 minutes. — B.A. Life of Pi (##1/2) Ang Lee directs from Yann Martel’s allegorical novel about a boy, Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma), who travels with his family from
India to Canada. A shipwreck lands him in a small boat with a group of zoo animals, all quickly reduced to a tiger. Man and beast coexist, supposedly giving Zen-like life lessons to the boy, who grows into a man (Irrfan Khan) who tells the story in flash-
his perfect diction to clearly and distinctly outline the proceedings, and, particularly, the names of the players burdened with Tolkien’s unpronounceable names. Freeman’s meek persona works to his advantage while playing the mousy, diminutive Hobbit. The film is a boys’ club until Cate Blanchett makes a perfunctory, brief reappearance as Galadriel. Hugo Weaving, Christopher Lee and select others reappear, as does Andy Serkin as Gollum, an unpleasant character who ominously promises to return in future installments, all presaged by the film’s ironic, last spoken words, by Bilbo: “I do believe the worst is behind us.”
back. Moderately entertaining pseudo-spiritual diversion with elaborate but not particularly awe-inspiring special effects. Rated PG, 127 minutes. — B.A.
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Dallas band Air Review will headline the Denton installment of “A Spune Christmas” on Friday night at Dan’s Silverleaf. The band — which includes singer and pianist Douglas Hale, left, bassist Jeff Taylor and guitarist Dragan Jakovljevic — is shown performing at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas.
Merry music, locally made Spune Christmas show serves smorgasbord of North Texas songcraft By Lucinda Breeding Features Editor
s Denton’s university students finish their last final exams, Spune has a show to celebrate. (Non-students whose circadian clock is synched with the university calendar might feel like a brew and a show, too, for that matter.) Spune, a Dallas-Fort Worth production company and record label, has a goodly number of Denton acts on its roster, and it is the official booking agency for Dan’s Silverleaf. That has conspired to make Friday’s show — “A Spune Christmas” at Dan’s — a mix of Dallas and Denton bands.
Some of the acts are in their formative years (or months) — Strange Towers, Mary Walker, Biographies — and the others — Robert Gomez and Air Review — are established. Chambers, a Denton trio in the process of expanding, did its first gig at Index Fest in Dallas just a few months ago. Guitarist Judson Valdez said the indie-folk band grew out of a friendship and collaboration between himself, drummer Chase Johnson and singer and keyboardist Sam Robertson. “Our manager [and Spune booking agent] Glen Farris approached us and asked if we wanted to be on this show,” Valdez said. “It was cool because we actually got to book a couple of bands on the bill.” Valdez and Robertson knew of each other from seeing each other’s solo acts. See SPUNE on 12
Chambers is Judson Valdez, left, Chase Johnson and Sam Robertson. The Denton trio, which played its first show just a few months ago, is on the bill for Friday’s “A Spune Christmas.”
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Johnson has long backed Robertson on drums for a while now as she’s built her solo performance. Valdez was a member of Denton’s Baruch the Scribe, which disbanded over the summer. Chance Maggard, also a Baruch alumnus, is now playing with Biographies. Friday’s show will be a mix of each act’s music and Christmas songs. “We’re going to do a Rich Mullins song,” Chambers’ Valdez said. “I kind of grew up with my parents playing his music in the car, listening to it. He’s always been in my head and my heart because he reminds me of my dad.” The song, “You Gotta Get Up,” is a simple song about a child’s anticipation on Christmas morning. Valdez said mutual admiration brought the musicians together to form Chambers. “I like to work with people who have something I don’t,” he said. “I like to think I know my strengths and weaknesses, and I like to work with people who complement what I do musically. I feel like I’ve got that with Sam and Chase.” When nudged to put Chambers on the spectrum of Denton’s music scene, Valdez borrowed a term from Johnson. “Chase calls it sludge pot, because it’s slow and moody,” Valdez said. It also seems to fit Chambers’ blend of sound, from Robertson’s folk to Valdez’s experimental “noisy” solo work and Johnson’s pop and worship background. Mary Walker will release her first album, Heavy Hearts, at the show. The 21-year-old singer-songwriter is unabashed about her stylings. “My music is pop,” she said. “I think pop makes the world go around. I love a beautiful melody that gets stuck in your head, and that’s what I want my music to do.” Pop is an apt brand for the record, though it’s easy to hear the jazz influences she picked up during her freshman year at the University of North Texas, where she devoted a year to getting into the vocal jazz program. She didn’t make the pro-
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A SPUNE CHRISTMAS Who: Air Review, Biographies, Chambers, Mary Walker, Robert Gomez and Strange Towers When: 8 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Where: Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. Details: Tickets cost $7 in advance, $10 at the door. For tickets, visit http://spune tickets.com.
The lineup at Dan’s Silverleaf on Friday includes BIographies, right; Mary Walker, bottom right; and Robert Gomez. Courtesy photos
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gram, but instead of giving up, Walker went to shows and made music with jazz students. Walker said she contacted Farris when she wanted to book a choice date to debut the album she’s been working on for the last year and a half. He suggested Spune’s holiday concert, and she didn’t hesitate. She’ll add some Christmas songs into her set — and patrons should expect roasting chestnuts to get a vocal loop treatment. Walker said she put a lot of her resources into Heavy Hearts. She recorded most of the record with Sean P. Jones, a drummer and alumnus of UNT’s One O’clock Lab Band. She also worked with McKenzie Smith, of Denton’s Midlake, in his studio. “I wanted the album to be the best it could possibly be,” Walker said.
Walker plans to donate half of the proceeds of all CDs she sells at the Spune show to the Starkey Foundation, which provides hearing aids to children in developing countries. Walker and Valdez said they look forward to the show because it means a chance to see Dallas folk darling Air Review, as well as Gomez. Gomez has just released his latest album, Severance Songs, and backed Sarah Jaffe on Tuesday on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Strange Towers is made up of Denton music scene alumni Scott Porter, Lars Larsen, Tony Wann and Cory Ward. Biographies includes Maggard, Katie Slusarski, Michael Slusarski, Kollin Weaver, J.D. Perry and Ethan McClure. LUCINDA BREEDING can be reached at 940-5666877. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
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Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the 16th president in director Steven Spielbergâ€™s Lincoln. 143 minutes. â€” B.A. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn â€” Part 2 (###1/2) The first four adaptations of Stephenie Meyerâ€™s mega-best sellers were, for the most part, laughably self-serious affairs full of mopey teen angst, stilted dialogue and cheesy special effects. Now, Bill Condon (who also directed Breaking Dawn â€” Part 1) finally lets his freak flag fly. His final Twilight movie dares to have a little fun. Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) are now married vampires and parents to a daughter (Mackenzie Foy). With the help of the bloodsucking Cullen clan and vampires from around the globe, they must band together with Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and his werewolf
buddies to protect the half-human, half-vampire spawn from the evil and suspicious Volturi. Rated PG-13, 115 minutes. â€” AP Wreck-It Ralph Disneyâ€™s new animated film mixes retro eye-candy for grown-ups and a thrilling, approachable storyline for the tykes. Shorttempered, sledgehammer-fisted bad guy Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) journeys to Game Central Station, the gateway to every game in an arcade, to prove he can be a hero. Director Rich Moore (The Simpsons) ably manipulates the action by tantalizingly shifting the characters between game worlds. With Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Sarah Silverman Rated PG, 93 minutes. â€” HR
County Friends of the Family. Display features trains and more than 200 miniature buildings. Regular hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. To schedule viewings outside of these hours, call 940-3874098. Serve Denton blanket and coat drive at Wash It Kwik, 1825 W. University Drive, through Jan. 1. Gently used blankets, quilts, comforters and coats will be cleaned and then donated to Serve Denton. Visit www.servedenton.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Sweetwater Grill and Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., is collecting donations and gifts for a family in need. Call 940484-2888 or visit http://sweetwater grillandtavern.com. On Christmas Day, the restaurant will open its doors for 200 people unable to afford a Christmas dinner or who have no one to share it with. To make donations for the dinner, call Karen at 940-367-4135. Youth volunteers from the First United Methodist Church of Denton are wrapping gifts for $3 to $8 per package, in the Macyâ€™s Wing at Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. I-35E. For hours, visit http://www.shop goldentriangle.com.
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Lincoln (####) This is more a wonky, nuts-and-bolts lesson about the way political machinery operates than a sweeping historical epic that tries to encapsulate the entirety of the revered 16th presidentâ€™s life. That was a smart move on the part of Steven Spielberg and Pulitzer-winning screenwriter Tony Kushner. Talky and intimate but also surprisingly funny, Lincoln focuses on the final four months of Abraham Lincolnâ€™s life, and Daniel Day-Lewis inhabits the role fully. With Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes and David Strathairn. Rated PG-13, 150 minutes. â€” AP Playing for Keeps (zero stars) It is truly baffling that all these talented, acclaimed people actually read this script and then agreed to devote their time to this movie. Judy Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Uma Thurman play soccer moms shamelessly throwing themselves at George Dryer (Gerard Butler, still struggling with comedy), a oncegreat Scottish soccer star whoâ€™s now divorced and in financial straits. He moves to suburban Virginia to reconnect with his ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and their young son (Noah Lomax). Director Gabriele Muccino veers wildly between wacky high jinks and facile sentimentality. Rated PG-13, 105 minutes. â€” AP Red Dawn (#) The army invading the U.S. in this ill-advised remake of the campy 1984 original was changed in post-production from Chinese to North Korean. With a few snips here, a few re-dubs there, the filmmakers re-edited and re-shot, fearful of offending China. In director Dan Bradley's remake, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki and Chris Hemsworth mount an insurrection on the North Koreans controlling their hometown. The implausibility is dizzying all around. Rated PG-13, 93 minutes. â€” AP Rise of the Guardians A very odd assortment of mythical childhood figures â€” the fearsome team of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost â€” are thrown together as an unlikely set of action heroes in DreamWorks Animationâ€™s attractively designed but overly busy and derivative mishmash of kid-friendly elements. Jack (voiced by Chris Pine) is hard-pressed by a muscular Santa, known as North (Alec Baldwin), to join in the battle against a diabolical figure (Jude Law) who threatens to throw Earth into darkness and provide nightmares to kids everywhere. Rated PG, 97 minutes. â€” The Hollywood Reporter Skyfall (###1/2) Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in the 23rd film based on 007â€™s exploits. Britainâ€™s MI6 comes under attack, with M (Judi Dench) as the chief target. Bond finds and brings back the villain (Javier Bardem), but that just sets the stage for further action and adventure. Between the action sequences, director Sam Mendes takes time to build a personal drama that distinguishes this Bond film from its predecessors. Rated PG-13,
The Arc of Denton County is seeking donations of electronic readers to enhance clientsâ€™ reading skills. Call 972-436-8471. Classic Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Mazda employees are accepting donations, food, unwrapped toys and clothes for deserving families in their ninth annual Christmas Drive, at 4984 S. I-35E. On Dec. 21, gifts will be delivered to about 50 families. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Denton Animal Shelter donations can be brought to the Christmas tree at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St., through Dec. 31. Needed items include clay cat litter, cat beds, washable throws for bedding, pet toys, pet food, kitten food (no red dye), Dawn brand dishwashing detergent and bleach. Call 940-349-8776 or e-mail terri.gibbs@cityofdenton. com. The Denton Brookshireâ€™s at 719 S. I-35E is partnering with the Denton Rotary Club for its â€œSpirit of Christmasâ€? food drive. Donate nonperishable food or make a monetary donation to help feed families who need assistance. Denton County Friends of the Familyâ€™s Adopt-a-Family program is under way. Donors can fill a familyâ€™s wish list and help provide Christmas dinner. Contact Michelle Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-387-5131, ext. 104. Visit http:// dcfof.org. Model train exhibit on display through Dec. 31 at the Wood House, 516 N. Locust St. Admission is a donation of canned goods for Denton
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DINING RESTAURANTS AMERICAN CUISINE Central Grill 1005 Ave. C. 940-3239464. Dusty’s Bar and Grill Laid-back bar just off the Square serves a beltbusting burger and fries, a kitchen homily for meat and cheese lovers. Seven plasma TVs for fans to track the game, or patrons can take part in interactive trivia and poker. Darts, pool, video games and foosball. Kitchen open throughout business hours. 119 S. Elm St. Daily noon-2am. $-$$. 940-243-7300. www.dustys bar.com. The LABB 218 W. Oak St. 940-2934240. www.thelabbdenton.com. The Loophole Square staple has charming menu with cleverly named items, like Misdemeanor and Felony nachos. Decent range of burgers. 119 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am; food served until midnight. Full bar. $-$$. 940-565-0770. www.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. $-$$. 940-484-7455. Rocky’s Sports Bar Big games on big screens plus some pretty big tastes, too. Now open for lunch. For finger food, roll chicken chipotle and battered jalapeno and onion strips are standouts. Homestyle burgers; savory Caesar salad with chicken. Full bar. 2000 W. University Drive. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-6090. Rooster’s Roadhouse “We Ain’t Chicken” is what the eatery claims, though the menu kindly includes it on a sandwich and in a wing basket — plus barbecue, burgers and hangout appetizers (cheese fries, tamales, and queso and chips). Beer. 113 Industrial St. Sun-Wed 11-10; ThursSat 11-midnight. $. 940-382-4227. www.roosters-roadhouse.com. RT’s Neighborhood Bar 1100 Dallas Drive, Suite 124. 940-381-2277. Sweetwater Grill & Tavern It may claim a place among the world’s other memorable pubs, rathskellers, hangouts and haunts where the food satisfies as much as the libations that wash them down. 115 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 11-2am, Sun-Mon 11-midnight. $-$$. 940-484-2888. www. sweetwatergrillandtavern.com. II Charlies Bar & Grill 809 Sunset St. 940-891-1100.
ASIAN Little Asia 7650 S. I-35E, Corinth. 940-269-1110. Mr. Chopsticks This pan-Asian eatery does a little Chinese, Japanese, Thai and even Indian food. Offers a plethora of tasty appetizers and entrees. Many vegetarian dishes (some with egg). Beer and wine. 1633 Scripture St. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun 11:30-9. $-$$. 940-382-5437. Royal East Hefty Japanese offering (including sushi bar) plus Korean and Chinese dishes. Pleasing Fire Mountain Roll. Fish tastes very fresh and
firm. Mochi ice cream is a dessert unlike anything else. Beer, wine and sake. No smoking. 1622A W. University Drive. Mon-Sat 11-10. $-$$. 940383-7633.
BAKERIES Davis Purity Bakery Denton’s oldest bakery has sculpted but simple and flavorful cakes, soft egg bread, cookies and more. 520 S. Locust St. Mon-Sat 5am-5:30pm. 940-3876712. Ester’s Tortilleria & Bakery Mexican bakery offers panoply of scents: cakes, pastries and sweets, lunch-able entrees, and tortillas in bulk. 710 Elm St. Mon-Sat 6am-9pm, Sun 6am-2pm. 940-591-9105. NV Cupcakes Gourmet cupcakes and other sweets. 4251 FM2181, Suite 216, Corinth; 118 E. McKinney St., Denton. Tues-Sat 11am-6pm or until sellout. 817-996-2852. www.nvcupcakes.com. Ravelin Bakery Gourmet bakery offers fresh-baked bread, mouthwatering sweets and a fine cup of coffee. 416 S. Elm St. Tues-Sat 6:30am-5:30pm, Sun 8am-5:30pm. 940-382-8561.
BARBECUE Metzler’s Bar-B-Q Much more than a barbecue joint, with wine and beer shop, deli with German foods and more. Smoked turkey is lean yet juicy; generous doses of delightful 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. $. 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. $-$$. 940566-3073. Sweet Y Cafe 511 Robertson St. 940-323-2301.
BISTROS AND CAFES Banter Gourmet sandwiches and salads, breakfast items, coffee and espresso, plus traditional Spanish tapas (small savory dishes) by reservation only. Free Wi-Fi. Live music on some nights. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 219 W. Oak St. Daily 10am-midnight. $. 940-565-1638. www.dentonbanter.com. Bochy’s Bistro Fusion menu grabs elements of European cuisines with many salad and sandwich selections. Winning Greek chicken lisi panini. Artful desserts: tuxedo cake, cream cheese brownie. No smoking. 2430 I35E, Suite 136. Mon-Thurs 8-3, Fri-Sat 8-8, Sun brunch 8-2. $$. 940-3873354. Cachette Bistro 144 N. Old Town Blvd., Suite 1, Argyle. Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-3pm. 940464-3041. www.cachettebistro.com. The Chestnut Tree Salads, sandwiches, soups and other lunch and brunch options served in back of
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 www.guidelive.com. Denton Time publishes restaurant profiles and a guide of restaurants that have been featured in the weekly dining section and online at DentonRC.com. 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 drc@denton rc.com, by phone to 940-566-
small shop on the Square. Chicken pot pie is stellar. Tasty quiche. Decadent fudge lava cake and rich carrot cake. Revolving dinner menu. No smoking. 107 W. Hickory St. MonFri 9am-3pm, Sat 9am-2:30pm; dinner Thurs-Sat 5:30-9pm. $-$$. 940591-9475. ww.chestnuttearoom.com. Sidewalk Bistro 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 132. Sun-Mon 7am-3pm, Tues-Sat 7am-9pm. 940-591-1999. www.sidewalk-bistro.com.
BRITISH The Abbey Inn Restaurant & Pub Full bar. 101 W. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11-10, Thurs-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. 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. $. 940-387-1696. 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. No smoking. 603 N. Locust St. Mon-Fri 6am-2pm; SatSun 7am-3pm. $-$$. 940-387-1413. Seven Mile Cafe Breakfast, brunch and lunch spot, including vegan options. 311 W. Congress St. Daily 7am-3pm. 940-808-0200. www. sevenmilecafe.com.
CHINESE Buffet King Dining spot serves more than 200 items of Chinese cuisine, Mongolian grill and sushi. No smoking. 2251 S. Loop 288. Mon-Thurs 119:30, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $-$$ 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 mus-
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sels. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Mon-Thurs 11-9, Fri 11-10, Sat 11:30-10, Sun 11:30-10. $. 940382-8797. 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. $. 940-5665588. Taipei Railroad Restaurant 4405 Pockrus Paige Road. Mon-Sat 5-9pm. 940-387-3871. 299 Oriental Express 1000 Ave. C. 940-383-2098.
COFFEE AND TEA Amitea 708 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-9pm. 940382-8898. www.amitea.org. Art Six Coffee House Coffee, espresso, tea and other drinks, plus snacks, sandwiches and soup in a spot where lounging is encouraged. It’s an arts venue to boot. No smoking. 424 Bryan St. Mon-Fri 10am-midnight, Sat noon-midnight and Sun 211pm. $. 940-484-2786. Big Mike’s Coffee Shop Fair-trade coffee and smoothies near UNT. 1306 W. Hickory St. Open 24 hours daily. $. 940-383-7478. Jupiter House Coffeehouse on the Square offers espresso, coffee, smoothies, shakes, teas and other drinks, as well as pastries and snacks. No smoking inside. 106 N. Locust St. Daily 6am-midnight. $. 940-387-7100. Second location: Jupiter House Europa, 503 W. University Drive, 940-566-2891. Kaleo Bubble Tea & Coffee 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 108. Daily 7am10pm. 940-387-4848. www.cafe kaleo.com. Naranja Cafe Famous for its bubble tea, this shop also serves teas, juices, smoothies and coffee. 906 Ave. C. Suite 100. $ 940-483-0800. Zera Coffee Co. Features artisan coffee and specialty coffee drinks and light snacks. Free Wi-Fi. No smoking. 420 E. McKinney St., Suite 106. Mon-Sat 6am-midnight. $. 940-
ECLECTIC Denton Square Donuts 208 W. Oak St. 940-220-9447. www.denton squaredonuts.com. 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: spinach-artichoke dip, asiago olives. Refined cocktails and rich desserts. Patio dining available. 600 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11, Sun noon-9 (bar stays open later). $-$$. 940-484-1349. Hannah’s Off the Square More room, more mid-price items and more casual atmosphere. Fish tacos filled with grilled tilapia, key lime sauce and mango salsa. Steaks, with any of 10 sauces or toppings, get Aplus. Tempting desserts. Full bar. Smoking on terrace only. No checks. 111 W. Mulberry St. Sun-Mon 11-9 (brunch until 2pm), Tues-Thurs 11-10; Fri-Sat 11-11. $$-$$$. 940-566-1110. The Wildwood Inn Elegant dining room tucked away in a bed and breakfast. Excellent food like hearty soups, Angus rib-eye, meal-size salads and daily specials. Beer and wine. No smoking inside. 2602 Lillian Miller Parkway. Thurs-Sat 6-10pm. $$$. 940-243-4919. www.dentonwildwoodinn.com.
FROZEN YOGURT Yogurt Fusion 209 W. Hickory St. 940-597-6367. www.yofusion.com. Yogurt Story 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 393. 940-898-0131. Second location: 2700 W. University Drive, Suite 1080. 940-484-5407. www. yogurtstory.net.
GERMAN Gerhard’s German Restaurant 222 W. Hickory St. 940-381-6723. www. gvrestaurants.com.
GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN Caesar Island Mediterranean Food 7650 S. I-35E, Suite 112, Corinth. 940-269-4370. Michael’s Kitchen Family-owned restaurant offers a Greek/Lebanese menu — hummus, gyros, dolmas and kafta — plus American food, for all three meals. Breakfast buffet weekdays. BYOB. 706 Fort Worth Drive. Daily 5:30am-10pm. $. 940-3823663. www.michaelskitchengreek. com. Yummy’s Greek Restaurant Small eatery with wonderful food. Tasty salads, hummus, falafel, dolmas and kebabs. Good veggie plate and gyros. Yummy cheesecake and baklava. BYOB. 210 W. University Drive. MonThurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-383-2441.
HAMBURGERS Burger Time Machine 301 W. University Drive. 940-384-1133. Cool Beans Funky atmosphere in old building. Menu offers foodstuffs that go well with a cold beer — fried things, nachos, hamburgers, etc.
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DINING Continued from Page 14 Good fries are crispy with skin still attached. Full bar. 1210 W. Hickory St. Daily 11am-2am. $. 940-382-7025. Denton County Independent Hamburger Co. Custom-built burgers with a juicy, generous patty, fresh fixings on a worthy bun. Also available: chicken sandwich and limited salad bar. 113 W. Hickory St. Mon-Sat 11-9. 940-383-1022. 2nd location: 715 Sunset St. Mon-Sat 11-8. 940-3823037. $. No credit cards. Beer at 2nd location. Mr. Frosty Old-timey joint has all your fast-food faves but with homemade quality, including its own root beer. Atmosphere and jukebox take you back to the ’50s. 1002 Fort Worth Drive. Tues-Sun 11am-11pm. $. 940-387-5449. RG Burgers & Grill 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 172. 940-383-2431.
HOME COOKING Babe’s Chicken Dinner House 204 N. Fourth St., Sanger. Tues-Fri 4:309pm, Sat 11-9 and Sun 11-3. $-$$. 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, WedFri 5-8pm. $. 940-365-9881. Bonnie’s Kitchen 6420 N. I-35. 940383-1455. Cartwright’s Ranch House Restaurant on the Square serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring chicken-fried steak, hamburgers and steaks. Family-style service available. 111 N. Elm St. 940-387-7706. www.cartwrightsranchhouse.com. Jay’s Cafe 110 W. Main St., Pilot Point. 940-686-0158. Krum Diner Offers homestyle cuisine, seafood and Italian food, along with Greek and assorted desserts, and sandwiches, burgers, dinner plates and more. 145 W. McCart St., Krum, Mon-Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 9am2pm. $. 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 7am2pm. $. 940-382-8220. Sanger location: 711 N. Fifth St. Daily 7am-2pm. 940-458-7358. 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. $-$$. 940-440-9760. www.phtexas.com.
ICE CREAM Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and Soda Fountain Parlor with lots of yummy treats, including more than 40 ice creams made on premises. Soups and sandwiches at lunch at the downtown Square location, all day at the Unicorn Lake location. 117 W. Hickory St. and 2900
Wind River Lane. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11 (Wind River shop open until 11:15pm), Sun noon-10 (lunch daily 11-4). $. 940-384-1818.
INDIAN Bawarchi Biryani Point 909 Ave. C. 940-898-8889. Rasoi, The Indian Kitchen Housed in a converted gas station, this Indian dining spot offers a small but carefully prepared buffet menu of curries (both meat and vegetarian), beans, basmati rice and samosas. No smoking. 1002 Ave. C. Daily 11am-9:30pm. $. 940-566-6125. www.dentonindian food.com.
ITALIAN Bagheri’s 1125 E. University Drive, Suite A. 940-382-4442. Don Camillo Garlic gets served straight up at family-owned restaurant that freely adapts rustic Italian dishes with plenty of American imagination. Lasagna, chicken and eggplant parmigiana bake in wood-fired oven with thin-crusted pizzas. 1400 N. Corinth St., Suite 103, Corinth. Mon-Wed 11-2:30, 5-9; Thurs-Sat 112:30, 5-10. 940-321-1100. Fera’s Excellent entrees served bubbling hot. Rich sauces, firm pastas and billowing garlic rolls. Dishes served very fresh. Desserts don’t disappoint. Beer and wine. No credit cards. 1407 W. Oak St. 940-3829577. Mon-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. Genti’s Pizza and Pasta 4451 FM2181, Suite 125, Corinth. Mon-Sat 11-10, Sun noon-9. $-$$. 940-4975400. Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant Romantic spot in bed and breakfast serves Northern Italian and Southern French cuisine. Beer and wine. 821 N. Locust St. Mon-Thurs, 11-2, 5-9, Fri 112 & 5-10, Sat 5-10. Sun 10:30-2. $-$$. 940-381-2712. Luigi’s Pizza Italian Restaurant Family-run spot does much more than pizza, and how. Great New Yorkstyle pies plus delicious southern Italian dishes, from $3.95 pasta lunch special to pricier meals. Nifty kids’ menu. Tiramisu is dynamite. Beer and wine. 2317 W. University Drive. Sun & Tues-Thurs 11-10, Fri-Sat 11-11. $-$$. 940-591-1988.
JAPANESE Avocado Sushi Restaurant 2430 S. I-35E, Suite 126. 940-383-9812. I Love Sushi 917 Sunset St. MonThurs 11am-3pm & 5-10pm, Fri 11am3pm & 5-10:30pm; Sat noon10:30pm; Sun 12:30-9pm. $$. 940891-6060. J Sushi 1400 S. Loop 288, Suite 100. 940-387-8833. jsushibar.com. 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. $$-$$$. 940-382-7505. Shogun Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 3606 S. I-35E, Suite 100. 940-3827800. Sushi Cafe 1401 W. Oak St. 940380-1030.
KOREAN Czen 408 North Texas Blvd. 940-
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. Menudo on weekends, breakfast anytime. Daily lunch specials. Full bar. No smoking. 621 S. Lake Dallas Drive, Lake Dallas. Mon-Fri 11-9, Sat 10-9. $-$$. 940-3215522. El Chaparral Grille Restaurant serves a duo of American and Mexican-style dishes for breakfast, lunch and catering events. Daily specials, and breakfast buffet on Sundays. 324 E. McKinney St., Suite 102. Mon-Fri 7am-2pm; Sun 8am2pm. $. 940-243-1313. El Guapo’s Huge menu encompasses Tex-Mex and Mexican standards as well as ribs, brisket and twists like Santana’s Supernatural Quesadillas (fajita chicken and bacon) and jalapeno-stuffed shrimp. Ilada Parilla Asada steak with avocado was a little salty; enchiladas are very good. Full bar. 419 S. Elm St. Mon-Fri 11-10, SatSun 11-11. $$. 940-566-5575. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Eatery stakes claim of wide variety in local taco territory. Soft and crispy tacos available with shrimp, fish, chicken, garlic shredded beef and veggies. Breakfast burritos too. Beer, wine and margaritas. 115 Industrial St. Mon-Wed 6:30am-10pm, Thurs 6:30am-midnight, Fri 6:30am-2am, Sat 8am-2am, Sun 8am-10pm. $. 940-380-8226. La Mexicana Strictly authentic Mexican with enough Tex-Mex to keep locals happy. Chili relleno is a winner, with earthy beans and rice. Chicken enchiladas are complex, savory. Also available: more than a dozen seafood dishes, and menudo served daily. Swift service with plenty of smiles. Beer. 619 S. Locust St. Daily 9-10. $. 940-483-8019. La Milpa Mexican Restaurant 820 S. I-35E, Suite 101. 940-382-8470. Los Toreros 2900 Wind River Lane, Suite 134. Sun-Thurs 11am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-3907693. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant Authentic Mexican dining includes worthy chicken enchiladas and flautas. Fine standard combo choices and b’fast 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 b’fast 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, 940-8911938. Mi Casita: 2221 S. I-35E, 940891-1500. 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. 940-458-0073. 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. Papi’s Tex Mex Grill 421 S. U.S. Highway 377, Argyle. 940-240-1600. Raphael’s Restaurante Mexicano Not your standard Tex-Mex — worth the drive. Sampler appetizer comes with crunchy chicken flautas, fresh guacamole. Pechuga (grilled chicken breast) in creme good to the last bite, and beef fajitas are juicy and flavorful. Full bar. 26615 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. Tues-Sat 11-10, Sun 11-9. $$$. 940-440-9483. Tortilleria Tierra Caliente 1607 E. McKinney St., Suite 800. 940-5916807. Tortilleria La Sabrocita 201 Dallas Drive. 940-382-0720. Veronica’s Cafe 803 E. McKinney St. 940-565-9809. Villa Grande Mexican Restaurant 12000 U.S. 380 East, Cross Roads. 940-365-1700. Denton location: 2530 W. University Drive, 940-382-6416.
906 Ave. C. Mon-Sat 10-10, Sun 11-10. 940-383-3213. Other locations: 1400 S. Loop 288, Suites 102-2, in Denton Crossing; Mon-Sun 10:30-10; 940383-3233. 4271 FM2181, No. 308, in Corinth; Mon-Sat 10:30-9, Sun 11-7; 940-497-2530. Vigne Wine Shop & Delicatessen 222 W. Hickory, Suite 103. 940-5661010. Weinberger’s Deli Chicago-style sandwiches including the Italian beef bistro, sausages, gyros, soups and more. 311 E. Hickory St., Suite 110. Mon-Sat 11-7, Sun 11am-3pm. 940566-5900. www.weinbergers denton.com.
Green Zatar Family-owned restaurant/market does it all from scratch, and with speed. Meats like gyros and succulent Sultani Kebab, plus veggie combo and crunchy falafel. Superb saffron rice and sauteed vegetables; impressive baklava. BYOB. No smoking. 609 Sunset St. Daily 11-10. $-$$. 940-383-2051.
Ranchman’s Cafe Legendary cafe sticks to old-fashioned steaks and tradition. Oversized steaks and delicious chicken-fried steak. Homey meringue pies; order baked potato ahead. BYOB. 110 W. Bailey St., Ponder. Sun-Thurs 11-9, Fri-Sat 11-10. $-$$$. 940-479-2221. Trail Dust Steak House Informal dress (neckties will be clipped). Dance to live C&W. 26501 U.S. 380 East, Aubrey. 940-365-4440. $$.
NATURAL/VEGETARIAN The Bowllery 901 Ave. C, Suite 101. Daily 11am-10pm. 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. No smoking. 200 W. Congress St. MonSat 8-8, Sun 10-7. $. 940-387-5386.
PIZZA Crooked Crust 101 Ave. A. 940-5655999. J&J’s Pizza Pizza lovers can stay in touch with their inner-collegiate selves through cold mugs of premium draft. Bountiful, homemade pizza pies, in N.Y. style or deep-dish Chicago style. Salads, hot and cold subs, calzones, lasagna and spaghetti. Beer. 118 W. Oak St. 940-382-7769. Mon-Sat 11-midnight. $-$$. Mellow Mushroom 217 E. Hickory St. Sun-Wed 11am-10pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-midnight. 940-323-1100. Palio’s Pizza Cafe 1716 S. Loop 288. 940-387-1900. TJ’s Pizza Wings & Things 420 S. Carroll Blvd., Suite 102. 940-3833333.
SANDWICHES New York Sub-Way 305 W. University Drive. 940-566-1823. New York Sub Hub Bread baked daily and fresh ingredients, even avocado. Broccoli and cheese soup is impressive; “All Stops” features almost every cold-cut imaginable. $.
SEAFOOD Dani Rae’s Gulf Coast Kitchen 2303 S. I-35E. Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. 940-898-1404. Frilly’s Seafood Bayou Kitchen Plenty of Cajun standards and Texas fusion plates. Everything gets plenty of spice — sometimes too much. Sides like jalapeno cornbread, red beans and rice are extra. Beer and wine. 1925 Denison St. Sun-Thurs 119, Fri-Sat 11-9:30. $$. 940-243-2126. Hoochie’s Oyster House 207 S. Bell Ave. Sun-Wed 11am-9pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-10pm. 940-383-0104.
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. $$. 940-591-8790. Oriental Garden Restaurant Thai stir-fried dishes, with some Japanese and Chinese specialties. Homemade ice cream: coconut, green tea, Thai tea & lychee. 114 Ave. B. Mon-Sat 119. $-$$. 940-387-3317. Siam Off the Square Fresh flavors set curries apart at comfortable dining spot. Winning starters: shrimp satay, Tum Yum Gai and Tom Kah soups. Excellent Thai seafood, including tilapia fillet. BYOB. 209 W. Hickory St., Suite 104. Lunch, Mon-Fri 11-2; dinner, Mon-Sat 5-9. $-$$. 940-3825118. Sweet Basil Thai Bistro 1800 S. Loop 288, Suite 224. 940-484-6080. Sukhothai II Restaurant 1502 W. Hickory St. 940-382-2888. Thai Ocha Dishes that are as tasty as they are pretty. Lunch specials can be made with chicken, pork, vegetables or beef; hot and spicy sauce makes even veggie haters go after fresh veggies with zeal. Quiet setting. BYOB. No smoking. 1509 Malone St. Mon-Fri 11am-3pm, 5-10pm; Sat 11:30-10; Sun 5-9. $-$$. 940-5666018.
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2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, $1000/mo. 802 Cordell in Denton, close $330-$365/Month UNT/TWU, New Floors & Paint with Carport and/or Shed throughout. Call 940-458-5545S Up to $2000 Move In Incentive! Centrally located 940-387-9914 3/1/1, fenced backyard, quiet neighborhood. Wilson/Strickland schls, $500 dep, $875/mo. 940-391-0394 500 to 4000 square foot office spaces available. Ample parking, near Denton’s downtown square, walking distance to Denton’s finest offerings for lunch! call Eric 940-382-6611 3/2/1 ∂ 910 Mack Place ∂ 1400 sq ft, Very Clean, $1000/mo, $1000/dep. r Call Lance 940-300-3776 q
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4/2.5/2 furnished home 3.2 from UNT Rent as house or individual rooms $500/bedroom. Everything new. 817-680-4727 Room for rent for male, min to UNT, share kitchen, living & bath, pool $350/mo most bills paid. 940-594-4125
4/2/2 on large corner lot, trees, fireplace. Immediate occupancy. $1150/mo Call 817-430-1105
A townhouse for rent near UNT. Newly remodeled, 3 bdrm, 2 full 8895 Old Stoney in Ponder baths, washer & dryer, $850/mo 4/2, approx 2300 sf, CH/A, 940-300-5578 or 940-387-3454 storage barn, FP, covered porch, fenced backyard $1700/mo 940383-2141 C Bar T Properties In Sanger. 2br/1 bath, garage, brick home, fenced bckyd. Avail 12/20. No pets. $650/mo. + dep 940-458-3660
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