QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN JESUS CHILI COOKOFF: 2016

QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN JESUS CHILI COOKOFF: 2016

Denton’s springtime weather may be kooky and unpredictable, but one thing you can always count on are the offbeat sights and wacky underground events that keep our weekend social calendars full of choices that’d fluster even wise ole Solomon. One of these backyard traditions is the legendary QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN JESUS Chili Cookoff, which ain’t too underground anymore but for years was held at various “undisclosed locations." 

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SHOW PREVIEW: TRANSCEND

SHOW PREVIEW: TRANSCEND

The weekend is here, you're ready for a few tacos and a margarita, and at least one of your friends is currently ranting about the demise of the Denton music scene, the death of Rubber Gloves, and the illuminati's money taking over our town. Escape that argument with a one night trip to some random dude's sweaty living room, where you and all your friends can get ready to rock those work week realities away. The Syndicate is hosting a free show at The Purple Palace, located at 521 Malone St, Denton, Tx, 76201, and featuring music from Donella DriveDome DwellersChildren of IndigoClass Action and Biscuit Head. Get this line up a snuggie and some flu medicine because it is sick!

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MIXTAPE: WDDIMT001

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In anticipation of the best summer of your life, we are offering up a monthly mixtape. These are songs handpicked by WDDI's Glen Farris. He thinks these are the tunes that ooze what it is to live, breathe, eat, and play in Denton, TX. Read on to check 'em out. 


So here is WDDIMT001. It is the first of many mix-tapes brought to you by our self-professed "musicologist in residence," Glen Farris. In the May edition of the WDDI mixtape (which is embedded below), we hear from the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Son Lux, Pollens, and more. All of them Farris believes put out the feeling of early summertime in Denton, TX.  Check it out and add it to your Spotify playlists. 

THE DEN10: MAY 25th

School is winding down and Summer is winding up. The time it takes to get to Kroger on University feels a little less "stab me in the neck now please" because the traffic is lighter. It's great how seasons change in our small town urban experience. Memorial Day is going to be chocked full of chili among other things so whip out your #WDDI hashtags and get featured in our incredibly popular What We Did post on Monday.

Questions yadda yadda you get it already, here: glen@wedentondoit.com

Wednesday May 25th
Convenient Comedy Show | 1115 W Hickory St | 7:30
The Midway Craftr House is hosting a comedy show. Not a bad way to check out the new digs.

Thursday May 26th
Raised Right Men / The Paychecks / The Lonesome Heroes | Harvest House | 8PM

Dale Watson and his Lone Stars | Dan's Silver Leaf | 9PM | $15

Saturday May 28th
KYD Juice Crawl | Karma Yoga Denton | $25 - $40
This is a real, and very Denton thing.

T-shirt Cutting Class | SCRAP Denton | $20
Get tickets  and learn how to cut up your shirts like one of the cool kids.

Bingo Night | Sweetwater Grill & Tavern | 6PM - 9PM
People love Bingo and people love Community Market.

MTN. AIR/Mother Tongue | Dan's Silver Leaf | 9PM | $10

Sunday May 29th
Vegan Picnic Potluck! | Evers Park | 12PM
The Denton Vegetarian Society (real thing) is hosting this potluck in the park.


Monday May 30th
3 Year Anniversary Ride - Monday Monk Ride | The Bearded Monk | 7:30PM

Tuesday May 31st
Gutterth Live: The Final Episode with Shiny Around The Edges / Knee Pad / Dear Human / New Science Projects / Cerulean Giallo | Rubber Glove Rehearsal Studios | 8PM

HOLY COMIC BOOK COVER, BATMAN!

HOLY COMIC BOOK COVER, BATMAN!

Tim Stoltzfus and his crew at More Fun Comics and Games are at it again. The Denton comic book shop on the square has put out two unique-to-Denton comic book covers in the past 14 months that blend iconic comic stars with Denton. This year, they've flown the Dark Knight in to Denton, TX all the way from Gotham. He'll be swinging by the courthouse in limited edition comic book form on June 15th. 

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WHAT WE DID: MAY 23RD

WHAT WE DID: MAY 23RD

What We Did is our weekly roundup of a few of the best photos that have been tagged with #WDDI in the past week on Instagram. 

Below are 18 photos from the past seven days of life in Denton, TX. 

If you'd like to be included in What We Did, tag your images with #WDDI on Instagram, and check back here next Monday. Search the hashtag #WDDI and check out all of the other awesome photos that we were unable to include this week. Click the images below to be led back to the photographer's Instagram page.

Got a question about What We Did? Send it to will@wedentondoit.com

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PREVIEW: EARL'S 377 PIZZA

PREVIEW: EARL'S 377 PIZZA

Ten minutes south of 35E on 377 is the new restaurant concept by Sparky Pearson and Chef Chad Kelley. On the edge of Denton and Argyle is their new Italian food and pizza parlor dubbed Earl's 377 Pizza. The space is perfect for a night out with friends, family, or just to satiate your pizza cravings. Read on to find out what we can't wait to go back for and why driving past Mr. Frosty is sometimes worth it. 

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DEN10: MAY 18, 2016

DEN10: MAY 18, 2016

Once again, there is no shortage of awesome events to attend in our tiny hamlet this week. We've got the best curated list of things to do you're going to find so take notes and get out there because our top ten list brings all the boys to the yard. Hashtag your 'grams #WDDI and if they're good enough, they might be featured in our Monday post, What We Did. On another note, isn't it nice that the town empty's out right as the summer begins?

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BACK IN THE DAY: OFFBEAT DENTON SITES 3

BACK IN THE DAY: OFFBEAT DENTON SITES 3

With the Spring graduation ceremonies of TWU and UNT now completed, and scant weeks left for our Denton ISD schools to ring their final bell, Summertime is officially looming just over our horizon. Now comes the inevitable question that reverberates: What can we do today? Since we love us some urban exploring close to home, in 2014 we began to catalog our favorite Offbeat Denton Sites then expanded with more Offbeat Denton Oddities in 2015. Because there is always more kooky stuff to check out around our beloved town, here are even more Strange Denton Stops that you’ll need to Instagram to believe!

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