INSTANT FILM CONVENTION FURTHER DEVELOPS IN SECOND YEAR

PolaCon, the annual convention dedicated to all things instant film, is slowly developing into one of our favorite Denton festivals (see what we did there?). The annual convention centered on instant film photography will take place September 29th - October 1st) in Dallas and Denton. Read on to find out more about Polacon 2017 and how you can take part in our Polawalk/workshop next Saturday morning!

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THE DEN10: SEPTEMBER 20TH 2017

Looks like another weekend is jam-packed with the sights, sounds, and flavors that make Denton a favorite destination, so here is your go-to guide to the top #DEN10 events that you need to squeeze in this week… Mondays are tough enough without regrets.

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WHAT WE DID: SEPTEMBER 18TH 2017

With all of the various events going on in town, we know you can't make it to everything. You know what you can do, though? Check out the 18 great photos embedded below for today's edition of What We Did so you can pretend for a moment like you were there. 

The images below were shot in Denton and posted on Instagram within the last seven days.

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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THE DEN10: SEPTEMBER 13TH 2017

Here we go, Denton’s Fall Festival season is upon us even if Texas summer ain’t quite done with us yet. One of our favorite annual events is this weekend, the Denton Blues Festival, but there is no shortage of fun stuff to see, hear, and do around the vicinity of our jumpin’ town. Post a favorite we missed in the comments, because we can’t be everywhere at once. Not always.

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MAKING DENTON SMARTER

Habib hopes to learn what kind of services residents want, as well as to educate them on what services are currently available that residents might not know about. An example of a project from elsewhere that Habib would like to see in Denton is real-time traffic information. Chicago and New York City are able to offer this service thanks to sensors in the roads that can report the amount of traffic at any given moment. However, most traffic-related services, such as Google Maps, currently give predictions based on past traffic patterns for that time period.

Of course, traffic data is helpful for planning where to drive, or even more importantly, where not to drive, but such data can have other uses. For example, if a person is planning to open a business, knowing the traffic patterns in the area could be extremely useful. While there are methods currently in place to estimate this information, such methods are expensive and labor-intensive and still only provide approximate answers.

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WHAT WE DID: SEPTEMBER 11TH 2017

What We Did is our weekly roundup of a few photos that have been tagged with #WDDI on Instagram. Together, they give you a great idea of what all has been going on in town over the past week. 

Below are 18 photos from the past seven days of life in Denton, TX. They include scenes from Saturday's Arts and Autos event, live music, gaming on the square, and much more (but no food this week strangely enough). 

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 to check out a bunch of other great photos of stuff happening in town. You can click the images below to be led back to that photographer's Instagram page. Follow us on Instagram to see more Denton imagery. 

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

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ARTS AND AUTOS 2017

Denton has a lot of festivals. And while Oaktopia is about to cause all sorts of ruckus in a few weeks, we really enjoy the smaller ones. KDB's Redbud Festival and Denton Main Street's Arts and Autos events are two of our favorite Saturday mornings in Denton year in and year out. This Saturday just so happens to be one of those Saturdays. Arts and Autos (no more antiques - more on that later) is taking over the Denton square this Saturday morning from 9am until 3pm. Yes, the downtown Denton square will be cleared of cars to make room for...tons of cars! Check out some of our favorite aspects of the event in the post below so you can make the most of your time there!

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A FAREWELL TO MABLE PEABODY'S BEAUTY PARLOR AND CHAINSAW REPAIR

Labor Day weekend was a dark news cycle that included Hurricane Harvey footage and terrible rumors Denton's legendary LGBTQ+ haven Mable Peabody's Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair was suddenly closing. Sunday was the secret finale for this Grand Dame of Denton hangouts, whose quiet passing can only be fully understood if we survey this venue's storied history from back in the day.

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