Has anyone noticed how full the square is feeling? Head down there and sit on the lawn on any weekday or even Sunday night right now and you’ll be impressed with the amount of foot traffic and activity there is. Why do you think that is? We’d like to suggest that the combination of East Side Social Club, Oak Street Draft House, and LSA are pretty big factors. Couple the crop of new businesses with some good weather and you’ve got the perfect storm of foot traffic downtown that results in some real strides made in economic development. We’re going to predict that First Friday at the end of the week is going to be gang-busters and it’s our hope that the long-term effect is more shops, open later, more variety and higher quality. Just make sure ya pick up your trash, though. We will have hit our apex when the first late night artisanal toast shop opens. How’s that for vision?
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Wednesday, April 22nd
The Band Of Heathens | Dan’s Silverleaf | 8PM | $15
One of the greatest live bands you’ll see at Dan’s. Hands down.
Thursday, April 3rd
Gasland 2 Screening: A Denton Premier | Dan’s Silverleaf | 7:30PM
We wonder what they’ll light on fire for this one. This free event is put on by the Frack Free Denton folks who are collecting signatures for a referendum on tracking in Denton so there’s an agenda behind the screening but it’s still a free movie at Dan’s and there will probably be free popcorn.
Friday, April 4th
Mother Falcon / Leoncarlo / Chinaski | Dan’s Silverleaf | 8PM | $15
This fantastic young band of string players rolls through Denton on an already packed night of events. This will be a good place to end up after taking in all the square’s got to offer. Thank us later.
DIME Store Birthday Bash | The DIME Store | 6PM
One of our favorites turns one this Thursday. Time to PAR-TAY. Also, this party continues on over to Saturday, yo.
First Friday | Downtown | 6PM
Shops stay open late and the streets will be full of folks taking in our beautiful square. There’s no excuse to not go to this and check out all that downtown’s got going for it right now.
Saturday, April 5th
Market Opening Day 2014 | Denton County Historical Park | 9AM
Finally it’s here! Saturday mornings really aren’t the same when you can’t meet up with a few folks, down a locally roasted coffee and sample some food-truck faire while counting the goat soap. We can’t wait to see what new stands, new items and fresh faces will be out. Spring is here, y’all.
Denton Mud Run | Sharkarosa Wildlife Ranch | 7:30AM
If running a 5K through mud and obstacles sounds like your idea of awesome then have we got an event for you.
Dan’s & Little Guys Annual Crawfish Boil | Dan’s Silverleaf | 3PM | $15
This is as Denton as it gets. Complete the incredible Jay B and the Zydeco Posse. Eat and dance your face off.
Monday, April 7th
Saintseneca / Blessed Feathers / Nite | Dan’s Silverleaf | 8PM | $13
Here’s a nice Monday offering. Touring bands supported by Nite. Not bad for a Monday at Dan’s.
Sip’nScience | Oak Street Draft House | 4PM
Another fundraiser for the Explorium Denton people which will feature bar games and food trucks. You know, normal Denton stuff. We’d like to suggest a Slip’nSip benefit featuring a gigantic slip’n slide going down the hill on Oak St. past ESCC.