UNT’s Got Talent

Juliana Leon

Make a school night fun and support your peers as they showcase their talents at the University of North Texas talent show Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the UNT Lyceum. UNT’s Got Talent is a UPC sponsored event. The free event is from 7 to 9 p.m. and is open to the UNT community. For further information on UNT’s Got Talent or other UPC sponsored events, contact Preston Falconer at 940-565-3825 or

Take the stage at open mic

Nolan Fowler

Get a start in show business during open mic night Feb. 22 at Killer’s Tacos. Anyone with a talent in music, comedy or poetry is welcome to take part in the free show. . Sign up is at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Killer’s Taco’s, 424 Bryan St. in Denton. For more information, call 940-566-3808 or email

Modern retelling of popular novel on stage

Nicholas Lawrence

Fans of literature and theatre won’t want to miss the classic novel Flowers for Algemom performed on stage Feb. 22-24 by UNT’s Dance and Theatre Department. The retelling of the story by Daniel Keys will be directed by senior theatre major Matthew Rodriguez in a classroom setting vs. the traditional stage for a minimalist approach to the play. Performances start at 7:30 in Room 127 of the RTFP Building on UNT’s campus. Tickets can be purchased at the RTFP Building from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before each performance.

Orchestra joins opera for production

Josh Wilbanks

Experience a night of singing, acting, and music as the UNT Concert Orchestra joins with the UNT Opera to create the production of Weills Street Scene Feb. 22-25 at the Murchison Performing Arts Center. Directed by Johathan Eaton in collaboration with Stephen Dubberly, the American opera focuses on both romance and tragedy. Discounts are available for Senior Citizens 55+, Non-UNT Students, children, UNT faculty, staff and retirees. Free parking spaces will be set aside in Fouts Field for patrons attending performances. Overflow spaces will be available in Lot 26 (Highland Street between Bain Hall and Music Practice South. Tickets to the concert are available at The production begins at 8 p.m. For more information, email or call (940) 565-2791.

A Wall in Denton

Lola George

Houston native and Billboard Top 100 rapper Paul Wall will perform on Friday, Feb. 23 at Andy’s Bar, making his comeback through local tours in DFW nightlife. Guests can dress up, enjoy drinks and live entertainment at the local venue. The show will open with local rappers AV the Great, Gas House Smitty, with other entertainment to be announced. Customers have the option to purchase general admission tickets starting at $20 or meet-and-greet tickets to get up close and personal, and take photos with the rapper. Purchase your tickets before they sell out.Tickets are available for sale online at Purchase them before they sell out. Andy’s Bar is located at 122 North Locust St. and doors open at 9 p.m.

Creations and hobbies featured at faire

Ariel DeLong

Celebrate a plethora of inventions and creations at the Denton Mini Maker Faire Feb. 24 at the Denton Civic Center. All curious people who love to learn are welcome. The faire will consist of showcase projects, hobbies, and experiments made by engineers, artists, scientists, crafters and anyone who loves the act of creating. This family friendly event will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be free of charge for people ages 18 years old and under. For adults, tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance online or at the door. Register to participate in the Mini Maker Faire, at For more information, visit

Mixed media to be featured in art classes

Jessie Griggs

Mixed media and acrylic will help students get in touch with their creative side during classes Feb. 24 at A Creative Art Studio. Beginners to expert will gain general skills in art techniques. Students will need to bring two 12” by 12” canvases. All other supplies will be provided. Classes begin at 7 p.m. at 227 W. Oak St. Cost is $90. For more information, go to .

Blast from the Past

Tuere Robinson

Are you looking for a Saturday night out on the town dedicated to a good cause? Check out the music event at Dan’s Silver Leaf’s: The ‘90s Classic: A Benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Classic will feature musicians from the North Texas music scene in the ‘90s like Chris Flemmons of The Baptist Generals, Brent Best of Slobberbone and Chris Plavial of Stumptone. Round up your friends and family for a night of entertainment on Feb. 24. The event is open to all ages. Entry is $8 ahead of time or $10 at the door, doors open at 7 p.m., Showtime is 8 p.m. and proceeds will benefit persons with cystic fibrosis. Dan’s Silver Leaf is located at 103 Industrial St. Visit to purchase tickets.

Dont let the walkers scare you

Marilyn Velazquez

Relive the post-apocalyptic world of Rick Grimes and his crew on the big screen Feb. 25 at Andy’s Bar for the season premiere screening of the Walking Dead. The show will start at 8 p.m. at 122 N Locust St. So, grab a seat quick before the “walkers” get you. For more information, call Andy’s at 940-312-8985 or visit their Facebook page at Andy’s Bar for future events.

UPCypher: Takin’ It to the Streets

Justin Grass

Come hear some of UNT’s most talented, up-and- coming student vocalists at the UPC-
hosted rap cypher Feb. 26 from 8 to 10 p.m. at the library mall. The free-to- attend UPCypher is not a rap battle, competition or spontaneous event, but rather will feature individual performances from artists taking turns on-stage. While the cypher focuses on rap, it’s open to singers of all genres. The goal of the event, per organizer Clarissa Medrano, is to provide a platform for students to showcase their talent and work in a casual, intimate setting. The performers, all UNT students, are screened beforehand by submitting samples of their work and will know going into the event what they are going to perform. UPCypher is a chance for music fans to experience the talent the UNT student body has to offer. Those who attend may one day be able to say they were a part of the early career of a household name.

Black History Month Lecture

Jessica Fowler

Listen to Richard Mizelle’s lecture on Deamonte Driver and the Subaltern History of Dentistry Feb. 27 in the Student Union. The lecture on a 12-year-old who made headlines in 2007 after he died after a routine tooth extraction is one of many events taking place on campus this month that revolves around Black History Month. The lecture will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in room 382. The lecture is sponsored by the Departments of History and English, and is free and open to the public. For more information, email Jennifer Jensen Wallach at, or call 940-565-3395.

Prepare for life after graduation

Victoria McNamara

Gain a better hold of the future and understand life after graduation at the next Senior Meet Up Feb. 28 in Wooten Hall. The monthly Wednesday events are sponsored by the University of North Texas Orientation and Transition Programs to discuss professional development. The free meeting is from 5 to 6 p.m. For full schedule, contact Isaiah Ross at or call 940-369-6222.

Artist to talk about how he was saved by ceramics

Arriss Woodward-Collins

Potter, poet, educator and social activist Roberto Lugo will show how art helped him channel life experiences when he takes the stage March 1 at the Greater Denton Arts Council to kick off the University of North Texas studio art department series, Platform. Lugo, a Puerto Rican and Philadelphia native, depicts his childhood experiences in award-winning ceramic and graffiti pieces that have set his career ablaze. The audience will share a close and intimate setting with the artist beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the free event at 400 E. Hickory St. For more information, contact Lauren Lake, UNT studio art chair, at, or Georgina Ngozi, executive director of the Greater Denton Arts Council, at RSVP for the event on Facebook at

Guest saxophonist featured in lab band performance

Isaias Ariza

Guest saxophonist and jazz great Jimmy Heath will perform with the Grammy award-winning One O’ Clock Lab band from the University of North Texas March 1 in the Murchison Performing Arts Center on campus. Heath has played with other jazz legends such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. Adult tickets will be $15 and student/staff/senior citizens will be $10. Parking will be available for free in the Fouts Field lot and parking lot 26. For more information, contact Megan Heber at 940-565-2791 or email

Skin Care Fair

Justin Grass

Treat your skin to some DIY remedies at the free Skin Care Fair, March 1 from 2 to 4
p.m., in room 382 of the Student Union. The fair, part of Love Yo’ Self Week, co-sponsored by UNT’s Counseling and Testing Services and the Student Health and Wellness Center, will feature recipes, ingredients and walkthroughs for the creation of salves, all-purpose balms, milk baths and even aromatherapy, among other treatments. The recipes are flexible and customizable for each participant. Fair organizer Courtney Batch says skin care, though important for overall health, is often neglected by younger people who don’t realize the consequences of poor skin maintenance until later in life. But by then, it may be too late. The fair aims to not just to help students have healthy skin, but also to provide ways to de-stress in the midst of the spring semester.

Walkers Wanted

Lola George

Pohl Recreation Center will host its annual National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) walk on Saturday, March 3. People are encouraged to come make a difference by educating themselves on the dangers of eating disorders as a mental illness. Adults, children and their dogs are invited to walk or volunteer for the event for free, though donations to the NEDA Foundation are encouraged. The NEDA Foundation hopes to meet its fundraising goal of $10,000 through this event. Participants may check in and pick up a free T-shirt at Pohl Recreation Center on Chestnut St. at 9 a.m. The opening ceremony and walk will begin at 10 a.m. The event is open to the public, but individuals are encouraged to register online or set up personal fundraising pages at Sign up, walk, and learn how you can save a life.

Get crafty with plants

Hope Alvarez

Say hello to spring March 6 at the Union South Lawn and paint an original pot. Hosted by the University Program Council, Painting and Planting is the time to get crafty and show off a green thumb. Supplies are limited, so come early to pick out the perfect plant. This free event begins at 2 p.m. and is open to the University of North Texas community. For more information, contact UPC at or 940-565-3825.

Electronic Musicians Get Together

Tuere Robinson

 Do you and your friends feel the need to feel the rhythm just a little bit? Join musicians from all over when UNT hosts the seventh annual National Student Electronic Music Event March 9 through March 10. The electronic music event will showcase music, technical demonstrations and audio and video installations of undergraduate and graduate students from various universities across the country. The event will feature guest artist Carla Scaletti, the mastermind behind Kyma sound design language. It is open and free to the public although seating is limited and prioritized for festival participants. Things will kick off Friday, March 9 in the Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theatre on campus in the music building. There are multiple concerts so check the UNT College of Music Facebook for updated information about show times. It’s first come, first serve! Don’t miss out experiencing some sick beats.

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