At this point we're assuming you're super excited about Oaktopia already. We certainly are! This year is a promising weekend of day panels and evening lineups that are incredibly well-curated and we encourage you to buy some tickets and go see all of it. These guys have got it going on, they’ve hit their stride in their third year and we expect bigger and better things from them for years to come. If you still need cliff notes, start here: go to Oaktopia and hashtag #WDDI.
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Thursday, September 24th
Downtown Food Truck Fest | East Side Drafthouse | 3PM
This will be huge. Mark our words. Go to this and go early. Dozens of trucks and options for what to eat. Tell them to come back on regular weekend nights, too.
Flight Night | Wine Squared | 7PM | $8
Great deal on great flights from our favorite wine shop downtown.
Open Mic | The White House | 7:30PM | FREE
Sounds like a good ol’ fashioned open mic down at White House.
Friday, September 25th
Oaktopia 2015 Kick-Off: Double Feature Movie | Travelstead Stage | 7PM
You know that lot between the elks lodge and Stockard’s building on Oak St.? Well that’s the Travelstead Stage and that’s where they’re showing a movie featuring some Dentonites this Friday to kickoff Oaktopia because people love movies!
Oaktopia 2015 | Downtown | 5PM | GET TICKETS
This three day festival held downtown and around Oak street is really something you can’t miss. Catch performances by Minus The Bear, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Sarah Jaffe and a ton more plus day panels where learned folks talk about the things they know and hypothesize about things they don't.
Saturday, September 26th
Dog Day’s Of Denton 2015 | North Texas Fairgrounds | 9AM
The most fascinating part of this event is the selection of Denton’s own “spokes-dog” for the year. Seriously, this happens people. People love dogs!
Panels at Oaktopia 2015 | GDAC | 11AM | FREE
This is a very important edition to the Oaktopia brand and an addition that we suspect will be very well-curated considering the people involved. Topics include Denton as a hub/hotspot for technology and more.
Sunday, September 27
Brunch! | Wine Squared | 11AM
After Oaktopia, you’ll need to eat and maybe have a little hair of the dog.
Monday September 28
Movie Monday | The White House | 8:30PM
People love movies in addition to dogs!
Tuesday September 29
Blood Drive with UNT Roteract | Carter BloodCare Bus on Maple St. | 10AM
Give blood, give life. Go donate, y'all.