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Foggy Tuesday begins Live Jazz week

December 9, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr. Joe Pinson

Christmas Time in Denton is underway, with all the lights, activities and music of the season. Take a break from your shopping, relax and take in some great Denton entertainment …Christmas vic bird

TONIGHT – Tuesday, December 9:

  • Sweetwater Jazz Quartet – Jim Riggs, Neil Slater, Lou Carfa and Ron Fink, play the patio stage at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m.  – FREE. This house band does it right, and always with style.

Wednesday, December 10:

  • Jeffry Eckels presents Jazz at the White House – A Vocal Showcase, (corner of Scripture and Bryan) from 8 to 10:30 p.m., with special guest
    Jim Riggs, Neil Slater and Jeffry Eckels at Dan's Silverleaf.

    Jim Riggs, Neil Slater and Jeffry Eckels at Dan’s Silverleaf.

    Heather Paterson, voted Jazz Performer of the Year 2011 by the Sammons Center for the Arts in Dallas. Heather’s band tonight features Neil Slater, Keyboard; Jim Riggs, Sax; Jeffry Eckels,

    Heather Paterson

    Heather Paterson

    Bass; and Lupe Barrera, Drums.

Thursday, December 11:

  • The Holler Time at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 8:00 pm – FREE
  • Come out to Wine Squared, 110 West Oak Street, every Thursday to sip on a glass of wine and listen to live jazz music, 8 p.m.
  • Kayla Highsmith (jazz) at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., Open Mic at 8 p.m. – FREE

Friday, December 12:

  • Denton Community Theatre presents A Christmas Carol in the Campus Theatre, 214 West Hickory Street, at 7:30 p.m. – performances also on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. – reservations at (940) 202-1020.Christmas wreath
  • Classical Guitar at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6:00 pm, Song & Story with Richard Gilbert at 8:00 pm, Andy Jones at 10:00 pm – ALL FREE
  • You and Me (featuring Gary Barnhart and Matt Woods) at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern, 115 S. Elm St., at 9 p.m. – FREE
  • Jambunctious + Vinyl + Sydney Wright + Brunettes Not Fighter Jets at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9:00 pm – $5
  • Mariachi Quetzel plays at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, 820 South Interstate 35 East, 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, December 12 & 13:

“Christmas in London Town, Denton County Historical Park – 317 West Mulberry Street, 6 and 8 p.m.Christmas-in-London-Town
Come and join us, the first interactive Victorian Christmas festival in Denton, for a time full of theater, music and fun for the whole family.

Bring a chair and enjoy the original one act play “The trouble with Charley,” set up in 1855 London as a classic Christmas story. This inaugural year, we’re presenting the first chapter in the life of Charley, a street ragamuffin. A great story of joy, mischief and redemption.

We welcome Victorian fans, Dickens lovers, Steampunk crowds and all sorts of time travelers. By the way, we will have Dr Who and a life-sized TARDIS for photo ops with the kids.

There will be food, vendors and plenty of entertainment for the entire family. Feel free to dress up Victorian, Steampunk or as Time Travelers!

Our friends are Rose Costumes, The Bridge Church of Denton, Lifegate Church in Denton, Denton County History and Culture office, UNT History Department and The Dickens Fellowship of Denton.

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Saturday, December 13:

  • Irish Session with John Murphy at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 3 p.m., Larry Clark Vocal Students at 6 p.m., followed by The Bone Handle Set at 8 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Denton Community Chorus presents its Holiday Concert at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2121 East University Drive, at 5 p.m. – FREE

    Denton Community Chorus

    Denton Community Chorus

  • Wire Nest + Merli & Spumante + Beach Priest + Les Lapins Sauvages at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 9 p.m. – price TBA

Saturday & Sunday, December 13 & 14:

The Festival Ballet of North Central Texas present the Nutcracker.

The Festival Ballet of North Central Texas present the Nutcracker.

  • The Nutcracker dances its way into the Margo Jones Performance Hall, Texas Woman’s University, 1322 Oakland Street, December 13  @ 7:30 p.m. and December 14 @ 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15-$35. The Festival Ballet of North Central Texas is a vibrant company with a broad reach. Now in its 27th year of production, Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker has become a holiday tradition in Denton.

Sunday, December 14:

  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut St., at 9 p.m. – FREE

Monday, December 15:

  • Vintage Jazz Society meets at the Patterson-Appleton Center for Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory St.,  at 9:30 a.m. for discussion, followed by a jam session at 10:30 a.m. FREE – everyone is welcome
  • Paul Slavens & Friends at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, at 10 p.m. FREE. Stump the songwriting ensemble with a title or concept. Give ’em larger tips for actual songs, instead of witty, adult-content banter.
  • Late Night Jazz with the Gregory Santa Croce Quartet at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, from 10 p.m. to Midnight. No cover

    Gregory Santa Croce Quartet

    Gregory Santa Croce Quartet

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