Seen and Heard is our weekly foray into family-friendly activities going on in Denton, TX every week. This week you're gonna have your hands full. Aside from the beautiful weather that will probably have you outside before 8am, there are free comics, fashion shows, parades, bowling, pizza and plenty more.
Friday, May 1st
Even the Fresh Prince’s mom would agree that you DO go to school for a fashion show, if you live in Denton, Texas that is. It’s time for the Annual Montage Senior Fashion Show for all the fashion majors at TWU. Your older child will enjoy seeing student-produced show, student-made clothing and accessories, and will walk away feeling inspired!
Movie Night | Courthouse Lawn | Free | 8:00pm
Don't forget that we're co-hosting a showing of Edward Scissorhands on the square this evening. Grab a picnic blanket, some snacks, and come watch a Tim Burton classic with us.
Saturday, May 2nd
Free Comic Book Day | More Fun Comics and Games | Free | All Day
There will be plenty of free comics for all age groups at More Fun on Saturday. Some of the more interesting ones may be gone sooner rather than later, so getting there early is in your best interest. In addition, all graphic novels will be "buy 2 get 1 free," and The Chestnut Tree will be outside at 8am with breakfast burritos for those waiting in line. It should definitely be a great time!
Keep Denton Beautiful | Denton Community Market | Free | 9am-1pm
Stop by the Denton Community Market for some local goodies, and stay for the kids’ activities provided by Keep Denton Beautiful! The program will involve making necklaces and environmental education.
Cinco de Mayo Parade | Downtown Denton | Free | 10am
It’s not just a festival-it all starts with a parade! The Cinco de Mayo parade features beautiful floats and includes princesses, horses, colorful dancers, mariachi music, and more. Andale pues!
Kids Fest | Brunswick Bowling | $1 and up | 1-5pm
Head over to Brunswick on Saturday afternoon for dollar hot dogs, free bowing with shoe rental, and special discounts for adults, too! Strike!
Make a Pizza | Golden Triangle Mall | Free | 2pm
(NOTE: We just found out that this event is actually next week. Sorry if you ran over there for free pizza makin'. You've got an extra seven days of saliva to build up before then now.) Kids can join the Kids Club at GTM for free, and this Saturday’s activity is Make a Pizza! The group will meet at Italia Express inside the mall. Mangia!
Anyah Martinez is the mother of three busy boys and the founder of Explorium Denton, an emerging children's museum taking shape in Denton.