The Summer is half over -- are you halfway through your Summer to-do list? If not you better get on it. This week we've got another handful of things to keep you busy including a homegrown musical about the history of Denton. Sometimes the parallels between our town and Blaine, Missouri are frightening. Tonight there is an opportunity for a get together at Council Member Roden's house to discuss the recent political climates. This should be a lively discussion considering the strong positions held. The irony is that this sort of engagement is why no other council member puts themselves out there like this. But tonight we will see our community come together even in the light of profound differences of opinion and beliefs. We welcome this sort of discourse and are thankful we're among some of the brightest and thoughtful minds in the world and are able to voice our opinions without fear for ours or our families safety.
Wednesday July 10
A Beer Summit | 322 Texas St. | 9PM
Council Member Kevin Roden opens his home again to meaningfully engage the community over beers. Everyone from all sides of the issues are invited and encouraged to attend and take part.
Thursday July 11
The Calmative / Tiger Tooth & Paw / Walker Smart | Rubbergloves | 9PM | $5
Second Greatest Dad Ever / Cat People / Aokigahara / ANGER HOUSE | Gatsby's Mansion | 9PM
Check out this solid line up at Gatsby's Mansion off 1400 Teasley Ln. Cat People have a new record out and "maybe Anger House will bring working demos this time". Yes, we hope so.
Friday July 12
Gentleman Jackson Benefit w/ Fly Gallery / Swedish Teens / Bad Machine / The Spectacle / Brent Best | Rubbergloves | 8PM | $10
It's all fun and games until you break your neck and then it's time for a benefit. Neck health is a good cause and this is a good way to pitch in and help a neighbor in need.
Saturday July 13
Jimbo Mathus & The Tri-State Coalition | Dan's | 9PM | $13
Jimbo of the Squirrel Nut Zippers takes the stage with his band this Saturday.
MTD Presents: SQUARE ROOTS | Campus Theatre | $15
A hilarious parody of the history of Denton brought to you by members of City Council, School Board members, police and fire. Written and Directed by Donna Trammel, Assistant Directed by Melissa Sims, Stage managed by Tony Capps and with David Pierce of Cirque Du Horror, banging it out on piano. Our community theater can beat up your community theater.
Spiderweb Salon at Denton Community Market | Denton County Historical Park | 9AM
Spiderweb Salon curates the sights and sounds of Community Market this Saturday. Also make sure to drop by the Coffeewright Roasters (Denton's newest roasters) table to check out their ice coffee and tell them we sent you.
Spiderweb Salon + SCRAP Reused Art Workshop I 2PM I FREE
Sunday July 14
Christmas In July! | Dan's Silverleaf |4PM | FREE
The Holiday Lighting Festival Association is launching a kickstarter campaign to produce a CD compilation of performances that "capture the sound and spirit of this Denton holiday tradition". The square is full of sound and I end up full of spirits during the Tree Lighting
Monday July 15
Boxcar Bandits | Hailey's | 10PM | FREE
Best deal in town. Hands down.