We’re almost through with Denton’s National Holiday, Halloween and what a Halloween it has been so far! Last week we saw the coffin races, Denton’s Day of The Dead Festival and an incredible Cirque du Horror. All that continues through this Thursday when the contests get underway and we discover the true meaning of Halloween: making cold hard cash for your Sexy Mustard costume. So get out there and gram and hashtag #WDDI and get featured in our What We Did post on Monday.
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Wednesday, October 30th
UPC Boo Bash / Children’s Halloween Carnival | The Coliseum | 6PM - 8PMThis is a Halloween carnival for the local elementary students and families put on by UNT student organizations hosting the activity booths and games where the kids win candy and prizes.
This is the annual Octuba Concert of music celebrating Tubaween. This is a very real thing that we have discovered for you to go enjoy. Get out there and get video and/or pictures!
Thursday, October 31st
North Texas Football vs. Rice | Apogee Stadium | 6:30PM
Alright, we’ve become pretty big fans of going to football games this year. Thanks to a better than decent team, a good coach and an incredible marching band, home games are now something we really look forward to. Right now we’ve got to win one more game to #Hit6 which means we get considered for an actual Bowl game. So get your Eagle Talon ready, wear green, black or a costume and let’s keep our 3-0 at home record by whipping Rice in this Thursday’s battle of the birds. GO MEAN GREEN!
Monster Mash Part Deux w/ Mountain Sounds / Valise / The Days / Goldilocks & The Rock | 817 Anderson | 9PM | FREE
It’s a good old fashioned Halloween house party!
The Savage Beatles: Halloween Costume Contest | Sweetwater | 9:30
Is this the top halloween costume contest this year?
Halloween Dress Up Pub Crawl | Oak Street Draft House / East Side Social Club / Mulberry Street Cantina | 9PM
Here’s a novel idea: a pub crawl & a costume contest wrapped up into one. First prize is $150 cash and a $150 bar tab.
Friday, November 1st
Spooky Folk / Pageantry / Peopleodeon | Dan’s Silverleaf | 9PM | $7
Kaleo is back in town to participate in Rock Lottery 12 and he handily set up a reunion show at Dan’s for Spooky Folk.
First Friday | Downtown Square | 6PM | FREE
This is something that we really hope turns into something bigger - because what’s better than grabbing a bite downtown and then shopping into the evening before hitting one of our favorite watering holes?
Saturday. November 2nd
The DIME Handmade Harvest | Center for Visual Arts | 10AM - 4PM
One of our favorite events and if you check it out you’ll know why. Our town has an amazing collection of crafty people doing some incredible things and The DIME Store has become the center for the best our town has to offer. This weekend's Handmade Harvest will feature 40+ makers, selling their goods. The first 100 shoppers get a goody bag stuffed with handmade local merch and a little something from We Denton Do It. If you #WDDI a picture of our item from the goody bag you will win the weekend and a high five from Will.
Good / Bad Art Collective Presents: Rock Lottery 12 | Dan’s Silverleaf | 8:30PM | $15
Twenty five hand picked musicians get put into 5 bands at 10AM and have to write and rehearse a set to be preformed at Dan’s that night. This is the 12th such event and it is always a sellout so be prepared to get there at 8:30 if you want to experience this evening. For $5 extra you can go to the selection ceremony, get breakfast and watch the official band portraits get made. All proceeds this year will go to the Denton County Friends Of The Family.