By now you should have come up with a handful of reasons to explain to your love of Denton to your family. You know this will come up at the dinner table. You know this is going to happen and you’re going to be compared to your little sister who went to New York after graduating from Rice to get a “real job”. Well guess what, shredding papers and sitting by a phone that doesn’t ring for a temp agency isn’t a real job, folks and I’d argue that unless you can get a weekly dose of Royal Bagel’s cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee than you’re aren’t really living. This week's list comes to you as ten more reasons Denton is the finest place you can call home. Get back as safely and as soon as y’all can - but not before snapping photo’s of what you’re thankful for and tagging #WDDI so we can feature them in our What We Did post on Monday.

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Wednesday November 27
Uver | Dan’s Silverleaf | 8PM | $5

Thursday November 28
Be Thankful For What You Have | Internal Dialouge | Always | FREE
Seriously. Take a moment, perhaps as you’re sipping on an Armadillo Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale, and be thankful for what you’ve got, who you are and the good folks that you get to be around. It doesn’t take much of the evening news at your folks house to remind you that we live charmed lives in the best city on Earth. Let’s all be reminded that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

Thanksgiving Banquet | Calhoun Middle School Cafeteria | 11AM - 2PM
Are you thankful for what you’ve got and want to serve your community this Thanksgiving? Or are you a college student stranded away from your family? Well have we got the Thanksgiving Banquet for you. Click through for volunteer sign up and info.

Thanksgiving: Are You Sick Of Your Family Yet?!!!?!?! | Rubbergloves | 10PM
Got leftovers? Bring ‘em to this no cover cheap drink night in the Dallas Observer proclaimed “Best Bar in Denton”. You’re welcome for the videos, guys - not that you asked. Get ready for our “Best Bar in Dallas” post next week.

Friday November 29
Elevenhundred Springs | Dan’s Silverleaf | 9PM | $15
Best band around. You should quit playing music.

“Book Friday” Weekend Sale | Recycled Books | 9AM through Sunday

Twenty percent off of the entire store and a chance to win one of four $50 gift cards is a really good reason to visit the purple giant on the square. 


Saturday November 30
Stage Fright: Denton Does THE BAND | Dan’s Silverleaf | 9PM | $10
Some of our greatest musicians are banding together to form a tribute to one of the greatest bands ever: The Band. 

Small Business Saturday | Denton, TX
With the Denton Community Market, SCRAP Denton, The DIME Store and everything, there’s way more than enough to check out this Saturday after you’ve Black Friday’d your face off. There’s something sickly poetic about trampling your fellow man the day after being thankful for what you have.

last call. | Panhandle House | 7PM
The Painting and Drawing Association of The University of North Texas hosts the Senior Show this Saturday complete with food, music and libations. DJ Yeahdef has the tunes covered.

Denton Community Market | Denton County Historic Park | 9AM
This is your last chance to go check out some goat soap while sipping on some Coffeewright coffee while nom nom nomming on a Pickled Carrot banh mi so get out there!