Holy Craptober, you guys. There is so much going on in Denton this week. But really, are you surprised? Are you? No… You want things to do, and darnit, you want them now! Between keynote speakers, five million great shows, a couple of benefit concerts, and a Maker Faire -- we’ve got you covered. After all, this is the Den10 - the 10 best events in Denton this week. We're just doin’ our job here, keeping you informed and all that fun stuff.
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Wednesday, October 14th
The Jewish Wife | UNT, RTFP Building | FREE
UNT’s Dance & Theatre Department in coordination with the Jewish & Israel Studies program brings you ‘The Jewish Wife’ by Bertolt Brecht. This one act play is part of a larger piece of work by Brecht entitled The Private Life of the Master Race. This play is directed by UNT professor Dr. Andy Harris and is free to the public.
Thursday, October 15th
La Vida Latina | Denton County Courthouse on the Square | 6:30pm | FREE
Keynote speaker Mercedes Olivera, a columnist for the Dallas Morning News, brings Hispanic Heritage Month to our backyard (read: the Square). Any aspiring writers and journalists should do themselves a favor and make their way downtown to hear Olivera. Afterwards enjoy a performance by TWU’s Ballet Folklórico.
Spiderweb Salon Presents: Colin Winnette and Sarah Gerard | Paschall | 6pm | FREE
Our friends at the Spiderweb Salon have spun something real nice for ya this week. Join travelling novelists as well as a handful of local performers, writers, and musicians at Paschall for an evening of words and wisdom. As always, please get there on time and don’t be the late one who interrupts the performance, making everyone awkwardly draw their attention towards you - the non-performer. Yeah, just be on time.
Friday, Ocotober 16th
No Label Beer Dinner | Chestnut Tree | 6:30pm | $35
No Label Beer is hosting a special evening of beer tasting paired with a three-course meal on the square at Chestnut Tree. For $35 you can treat yourself to three decadent dishes including a slice of chocolate marquise cake. Y’all. We want that cake.
Rock ‘n’ Stroll | Harvest House | 8pm | FREE
Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? An evening of raising community awareness will include a survivor speaking, local police officers sharing their knowledge on the subject, as well as some great tunes. Join our community on Friday evening as we band together against violence. If you or someone you know is victim of domestic violence - there is help available for you. Call this toll-free number to be put in touch with someone who can help you today - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Saturday, October 17th
North Texas Hot Shots Concert | McKinney St | 12pm | FREEEEEEE
FREEE SHOW, THIS SHOW IS FREEEE. Come and celebrate a great cause brought to you by our pals at Friends with Benefits. Seyrn will be there! The freaking Holler Time will be there. What more do you want, DENTON!?
Denton Mini Maker Faire | Denton Civic Center | 10am | $5
Denton’s 3rd (we think) annual Maker Faire is bigger & better than ever. Did you know we have a company in Denton building satellites to go into outer space? Uh, we do. They’ll be there and they’re called Kubos. Also check out dozens of other local makers (and maker organizations) like SCRAP, The DIME Store, Sunday Print Shop, and much more.
Cardo’s Fall Farm Party | Cardo’s Farm | 9am | $8/adults - free/kids
What better way to spend a fall morning than on a farm? Join some of our favorite local farmers in a morning of celebrating cool temperatures, return of healthy crops, and plenty of smiles. There will be an all you can eat picnic bar, farm tours, flower picking, bouquet making and other fun farm activities! B.Y.O. Picnic Blanket!
Sunday, October 18th
Twilight Tunes: Cliff Temple | Courthouse Lawn | 4:30pm | FREE
Downtown Denton’s Courthouse Lawn is home to Twilight Tunes every Sunday in October. Bring a blanket, grab a glass of wine or a cold beer to-go at West Oak Coffee Bar, and cuddle up next to that special someone (read: your dog) whilst listening to the tunes of Cliff Temple. Everyone’s meeting for post-music burgers at LSA, right guys? Right.
Day of the Dead Parade Puppet Workshop | GDAC | 2pm | $15
You wanna make some puppets? Personally, I am terrified of puppets but it is October..so, I guess it makes sense. Plus, these are more than just creepy puppets that may or may not come to - they are Day of the Dead Sugar Skull parade puppets. Join artists Robert Hamilton and Amy Delp as they help participants create fun!