Events Calendar: July 30 to Aug. 6

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30 – SATURDAY

DENTON COMEDY FESTIVAL — 7 p.m. at J&J’s Pizza, 118 W. Oak St. in Denton. The inaugural event features Shane Mauss and local comics including Paul Varghese, Bob Biggerstaff, Dan Danzy and Clint Werth. For more information, visit odbcomedyfestival.com.

KIDS CRAFTS AT MICHAEL’S — 10 a.m. to noon at Michael’s, 2325 Stemmons Freeway, Ste. 402, in Lewisville. Kids can take home a completed project from area Michael’s stores. Cost is $2 per child for 30 minutes of crafting, including supplies. Ages 3 and up. See a store associate to join the fun or sign up now! There are various projects each week. For more information, visit michaels.com.

DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT — 8 p.m. at Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle in Fort Worth. Bring lawn chairs and coolers to watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the infield. Proceeds benefit the Speedway Children’s Charities – Texas Chapter. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per car at the gate. For more information, call 817-215-8500 or visit bit.ly/2aB4uuj.

U-JAM FITNESS CLASS — 2 to 3 p.m. at Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane. Kids ages 8-12 can enjoy an athletic cardio dance fitness program using urban-inspired world beats. All fitness levels welcome. Free. For more information, visit bit.ly/2a5ZPRM.

RED SHAHAN — 9 p.m. at Hat Tricks, 101 E. Corporate Dr. in Lewisville. Country singer Red Shahan will perform at the Lewisville venue. For more information, visit hattricksdallas.com.

FRESH IDEAS — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The Visual Art League of Lewisville’s Fresh Ideas 2016 exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and during performances, through Sept. 10. The free exhibit includes pieces from regional artists from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. For more information, visit MCLGrand.com or call 972-219-8446.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER — 7 to 9 p.m. at The Shops at Highland Village, 1401 Shoal Creek. The concerts are held Saturdays through August. Gloria D’Arezzo & Friends, a smooth and contemporary jazz band, will perform. The schedule is subject to change. For more information, visit theshopsathighlandvillage.com.

BEAUTIMOUS WOMEN’S EXPO — 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Premier Event Center in Lakeland Plaza, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. The event features more than 100 food and fashion exhibitors. The event also runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Free. For more information, visit beautimousexpo.com.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD CELEBRATION — 8 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Highland Village, 4100 Deer Creek, Ste. 100, in Highland Village. Enjoy a party leading up to the release of the script book, which goes on sale July 31 at midnight. For more information, call 972-966-0099.

BONNIE AND CLYDE — 8 p.m. at Theatre Coppell, 157 S. Moore Road. The show runs at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through July 31. Children under 6 years of age are not permitted. For more information, call 972-745-7719 or visit theatrecoppell.com.

‘GOING LEGAL’ 5TH BIRTHDAY WINGDING — 7 p.m. to midnight at Witherspoon Distillery, 225 S. Charles St. in Lewisville. The distillery will hold a Prohibition-themed bash with a live performance by Hale Baskin and Her Jazz Addiction. The evening also includes a dinner and a special edition take-home bottle. Tickets start at $100. For more information, visit witherspoondistillery.com/tours.

COBRA BREWING TOURS — 5 to 10 p.m. at Cobra Brewing Co., 146 Whatley Ave. in Lewisville. Cobra Brewing is pet friendly. The brewery also has corn hole, ladder golf, cards, darts, ping-pong, pool, arcade games and life-size Jenga. For more info, visit cobrabrewingco.com.

WINE TASTINGS — 4 to 9 p.m. at LaRue Vineyard, 1491 N. Kealy Ave., No. 55, in Lewisville. The custom winery holds free wine tastings and can adapt its label to meet your specifications for weddings, anniversary’s, holiday gifts and promotional events. For more info, visit laruevineyards.com.

WITHERSPOON DISTILLERY TOURS — 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at Witherspoon Distillery, 225 S. Charles St. in Lewisville. Public tours of the distillery are held Fridays at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5.p.m. (excluding major holidays). Make reservations by calling 214-814-0545 or at witherspoondistillery.com.

GATEWAY GHOST TOURS — 6:45 p.m. starting at Tierney’s Café, 208 E. Main St. in Lewisville. Tickets are $20 for adults when purchased in advance or $25 at the door, and $10 for children 12-6 years of age. Purchase tickets by visiting gatewayghosttours.com or calling 972-922-4675.

BE THE DINOSAUR — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau, 636 S. Main St. The display uses video game technology in a hands-on exhibit featuring dinosaur bones and replicas, a paleontology field station and a Safari Jeep and more. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 18. For more information, visit grapevinetexasusa.com.

VIOLET — 8 p.m. at Greater Lewisville Community Theatre, 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre production of Violet will run through July 31 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The musical, which opened off-Broadway, is based on Doris Betts’ The Ugliest Pilgrim. Rated PG-13. Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for seniors and minors. Call 972-221-7469 for reservations. For more information, visit glct.org.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. The Visual Art League of Lewisville presents the exhibit every Tuesday through Saturday until Aug. 27. The show features close-up views of various objects; Macro photography, paintings of small objects that fit the frame, and other artistic interpretations of magnified items that are personally meaningful to the artist. Free. For more information, visit visualartleague.org.

LES MISERABLES — 2 and 7 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Acting Studios Productions will also present showings at 2 and 7 p.m. July 31. Tickets for all shows are $22 for adults and $18 for children. For more information, visit actingstudiotx.com.

31 – SUNDAY

BOOK TO MOVIE — 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. See the Angelina Jolie-directed movie Unbroken about Olympian Louis Zamperini who survives a plane crash in World War II, then spends 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmembers before he’s captured by the Japanese navy. Rated PG-13. Free. For more information, visit library.cityoflewisville.com.

FREE VISION SCREENINGS — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. The Lions Club offers free vision screenings for all ages the last Sunday of each month. They will determine if there is a need to follow up with an eye doctor for glasses or other vision treatment. Registration is not required. For more information, visit library.cityoflewisville.com.

1 – MONDAY

CASH BINGO — 1 to 2 p.m. at the Flower Mound Senior Center, 2701 W. Windsor Drive. Play Bingo for cash prizes with Seniors in Motion members. For more information, call 972-874-6110.

NEEDLE NUTS — 1 to 4 p.m. at the Shirley Voirin Social Senior Center, 2121 Cross Timbers Road, Building C, in Flower Mound. Bring your latest project for fellowship and project ideas. A volunteer will teach a beginning crochet project. Free. For more information, call 972-874-6110.

2 – TUESDAY

SING-A-LONG — 3 to 4 p.m. at the Flower Mound Senior Center. Bring instruments or sing with Seniors In Motion each week. For more information, visit flower-mound.com.

NOVELS AT NIGHT — 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The monthly evening book club meets every first Tuesday. It’s open to Adults ages 18 and older. For more information, visit bit.ly/1JIuYa5.

POKÉMON GO RALLY — 7 to 9 p.m. at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St. in Lewisville. Freaks And Geeks and the city have teamed up to drop lures at every Pokéstop in Old Town. The event includes a Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament. GameStop will also hold a Pokken Tournament. The original Pokémon series will play on the Wayne Ferguson Plaza stage. Free.

3 – WEDNESDAY

OPEN MIC NIGHT — 8 p.m. at Elke’s Beer Haus, 165 W. Main St. in Lewisville. Warren Dunlevy Jr. and Chris Babler of RAW Acoustic host open mic night every Wednesday. A PA and drum kit are provided. For more information, call 972-221-7484 or email elkesbeerhaus727@yahoo.com.

YOGA FOR KIDS — 2 p.m. at Carrollton Public Library, 4220 N. Josey Lane. Children ages 6 and up can join a local yoga instructor and practice basic yoga poses that will increase strength, flexibility, balance and self-confidence.

EVENING FOR EDUCATION PRE-EVENT — 5-7 p.m. at Total Wine and More – 2325 S. Stemmons Fwy.  Sample wines and check out some of the auction packages that will be available at the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation’s “Evening for Education” fundraiser gala on September 10.  Pre-party is free, come-and-go.  Learn more about the gala, and consider buying and donating a bottle of wine for the auction.  For more info,  call 469-948-2022

INTRODUCTION TO ESSENTIAL OILS — 7 p.m. at Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. Becky Pearce will present an introduction to essential oils. Register by emailing fmpl@flower-mound.com or calling 972-874-6165.

4 – THURSDAY

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE — 8 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Our Productions Theatre Co. presents the modern American spin on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The cast of six and will be directed by Stephanie Riggs, with musical direction by Mark Mullino. It will also run at 8 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at ourproductions.org or by calling 972-724-2147.

GARDEN SECRETS — 6 to 8 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Keep Lewisville Beautiful will hold a two-hour class on fall vegetable gardening with Texas AgriLife. Free. For more information, contact 972-538-5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

5 – FRIDAY

ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION — 7 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The Visual Art League of Lewisville sponsors the weekly open jam and song circle. All acoustic instruments and levels are welcome. All music genres are welcome. Free. For more information, visit visualartleague.org.

TAX FREE WEEKEND STARTS — Texas law exempts taxes on particular items through Aug. 7. For more information, visit bit.ly/1JIuYa5.

6 – SATURDAY

MORNINGS WITH THE MAYOR — 8 to 10 a.m. at Pecan Orchard Park, 4700 Mesquite St. in Flower Mound. Mayor Tom Hayden invites residents in different neighborhoods every first Saturday of the month to share thoughts about the community. For more information, call 972-874-6075.

PREMIER GUN SHOW — 9 a.m. at Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. The show will also run Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 817-732-1194 or visit lewisvillegunshow.com.