Well, that was one hell of a weekend wasn't it? Those days in which there are so many events happening concurrently that making it to everything is a physical impossibility are just frustrating. It didn't help that the events in question were Redbud Festival, Thin Line X, the return of Twilight Tunes, the March for Science, and just so many other things that my fingers get tired at the thought of typing them. Oh well. So you didn't make it to everything. Don't worry -- we have plenty of photos of everything below.
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Once again, Thin Line’s strategic planning and hopeful execution made waves across Downtown Denton this weekend for Thin Line X. The free festival featured documentary films, live music, and photography and somehow managed to do a great job with all three. We had a wonderful time at the festival this year. Here’s a quick recap on what we managed to catch this weekend and why Thin Line X was one of the best festival experiences we have ever had. Read More
Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic congressman from El Paso, is about as far away politically from Senator Ted Cruz as a person can get, which is part of why O’Rourke aims to unseat Cruz from the US Senate in 2018. Read More
Proving that history can indeed be a heckuva lot stranger than science fiction, today’s installment revisits a wacky wave of “Mystery Airship” reports that flooded Texas newspapers in 1897. Long before the infamous Roswell UFO crash sparked the public imagination and endless alien conspiracy theories in 1947, folks were spying odd “Aerial Travelers” during an outbreak of sightings between 1896 and 1897 that sounded like something straight out of a Jules Verne novel. The earliest autumn sightings were in California, but hundreds of reports quickly spread east into the Midwest and Texas by the following spring. You may have heard about the most famous sighting that occurred in Aurora, TX on April 17, 1897, which has been the subject of several books and numerous TV investigations, because it spectacularly crashed and locals purportedly buried it’s pilot thought to be “a native of the planet Mars” in their cemetery. The Aurora Spaceman’s graveyard even has a State Historical marker! The literally hundreds of other eyewitness encounters with various Mystery Air-Ships across Texas both before and after, however, are even more insanely entertaining and fantastically bizarre. Read on for more craziness! Read More
Keep Denton Beautiful's annual Redbud Festival is one of our favorite festivals in Denton. The Arbor Day celebration takes place every year at the Denton Civic Center and features music, classes, environmental information, food, a fashion show and plenty more (did we mention free baby trees?). The award-winning festival is now in its 24th year and keeps getting better and better. One of our favorite aspects of the festival is the TRASHion Fashion program which promotes creative reuse by creating "wearable art" out of materials that would otherwise have been discarded. Read on for more info on Redbud and a preview of this year's TRASHion Fashion designs! Read More
Day One of Thin Line Fest X was nothing short of a family affair as Dentonians of all ages gathered to celebrate what we’re confident will be another successful year of film, music and photography. Read on to discover what you missed out on. Read More
UNT's Fine Art Series has brought Luminarium: Architects of Air to Denton for this week. The world-renowned, traveling art exhibit features groups of inflatable structures open for exploration and viewing. Even better, the event is free for the general public. From the outside, the exhibit looks like a group of gigantic, real-life Mario Kart weapons, but once you enter the sculpture, you are greeted with a maze of cave-like colorful rooms to walk through and explore. Read on to find out why you need to check this out before the exhibit leaves town at the end of the week. Read More
Whoa. People. Slow down, y’all. Tap those brakes. No need to have a public meltdown because there are so many things happening with Denton life. We get it, this town is awesome. But at a certain point, we have to resign ourselves to Taoist level intensities because admit it, we can’t do every single thing in our top ten list. Read More