NERD ROMANCE: No better place to meet your match than the library, discerning readers. The Denton Library system is just one of many in the area to plan matchmaking mixers, but a session tonight focuses on Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese and not explicitly on pairing off behind the shelves. Check out Dr. Carl Smeller's presentation at South Branch Library, 7PM.
BEAUTIFUL BACKGROUND: Compulsive Grammy winner Bela Fleck disappears into the chorus of African culture and tradition as he jams with Anania Ngoliga and others for Bela Fleck / The Africa Project at the Granada. Tickets start at $25; find them here. 7PM.
CO-ED UTOPIA: Rockin' Rodeo in Denton has always nursed the University of North Texas campus across the street with a populist mix of red dirt, Texas country and pop. But now the club has go-go dancers and a "girl on a swing," charged with Mardi Gras and some dirty South hip-hop courtesy of Big J and his XS weekly on Wednesdays. So, bonus? 9PM.