Well, it’s finally December and it’s the most wonderful time of year in Denton, we think. Holiday Lighting Festival and Wassail Weekend is this upon us, and we cannot wait to fill up at some of our favorite Wassail Stops! We hope you’re somewhere warm right now, maybe with a cup of hot coffee and some smooth jazz on in the back, because baby, we’ve got your Den10 right here.
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Wednesday, December 2nd
Tacos & Tequila | Mulberry Street Cantina | 7:00 p.m. | $25
Who doesn’t want to try a new food truck, El Rudo, with tequila pairings? Mezcalount us in.
Thursday, December 3rd
Paschall's Annual Prohibition Repeal Party | Paschall Bar | 4:00 p.m.
Come dressed in your prohibition era clothing and raise a glass, because you damned well can. Join local Paschall Bar on their annual Prohibition Repeal night. To hell if you’ve been able to do so for 82 years. Here’s to another 82!
West Oak Coffee Bar 1 Year Anniversary! | West Oak Coffee Bar | 7:00 p.m.
Can you believe it's been an entire year since we’ve had freaking chocolate milk on tap in Denton? We can’t! But it has. Come out and celebrate WOCB’s 1 year anniversary! Pan Ector will be there screen printing some newly designed tee’s, we hear there will be a brand new West Oak Coffee Ale being tapped by Audacity, and so much more!
Friday, December 4th
Denton Holiday Lighting Festival 2015 | Downtown Denton | 5:30 p.m. | Free
Come and take part of one of Denton’s most cherished holiday traditions with our annual Holiday Lighting Festival. Did you know that the trees on the courthouse lawn are lit and maintained all year? Did you also know that you can donate to help keep those lights on? Because you can, and the city doesn’t. Link here.
Wassail Weekend | Downtown Denton | Friday 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Free
Yeah buddy! Wassail it to us! We really love our wassail around these parts, and this year isn’t any different. I mean, would it really be the holiday time if you didn’t pack your own flask of whiskey to add to said wassail? The answer is no, and we will see you this Friday! and Saturday!
Dripping Wet, Goldenjoy, The Single Issues, Playlists | Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios | 9:00 p.m. | $1
After you get your wassail on, head to Rubber Gloves for a show that will cost you one smarkeroo. Killer lineup, one freaking dollar, you Friday night plans have basically been made for you.
Saturday, December 5th
Help-Portrait: Denton 2015 | Calhoun Middle School Gym | 10 a.m. | FREE
The concept of Help-Portrait is simple: find a person in need, take their photo, print said photo, and give it to them for free. That’s what a group of volunteer photographers, hair and makeup artists, and other community volunteers will be doing on Saturday, bringing the third annual installment of Help-Portrait to Denton.
Cory Patrick Coleman & Skagg Philips Album Release | Dan’s Silverleaf | 9 p.m. | $5
Why release one album on this glorious evening when you could release two albums on this glorious evening. Denton’s beloved Cory Patrick Coleman will be releasing his new album on the same night, during the same show as Skagg Philips - where they will be releasing their new album. We see what you’re doing here. Also, Daniel Markham!
Food Truck Night | Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios | 9:00 p.m. | Come and have a beer and some barbecue! Rubber Gloves first Food Truck night will be held this weekend, encouraging patrons to come enjoy cocktails, beers, and of course Coochies BBQ. No cover.
Sunday, December 6th
Holiday Haus Art Market | Brick Haus Collective | 12:00 p.m.
Come and enjoy seven different creative vendors as well as live music and hot cider on the first holiday art market of the season!