It’s the Holiday Season, ready or not. There is plenty of other awesome #Dentoning to see and do around town, so here’s our top #DEN10 event picks for you to check out in town this week.
THURSDAY, December 7th
First Thursdays | Barley & Board | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
In what seems to be a new monthly tradition, you can enjoy Gypsy Jazz standards from Thad Bonduris’ krewe of flâneurs while gnoshing on the Square.
Glitterbomb | Andy’s Bar | 9:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Glitterbomb’s Drag & Burlesque Show is throwing a Pajama Party and you’re invited.
FRIDAY, December 8th
Holiday Open House | Denton County Historical Park | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Bayless-Selby House and Quakertown House museums will be decorated for the holidays and open for us to tour in this come-and-go event with light refreshments and holiday music.
A Christmas Story | Denton Community Theater | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Even if you never get that Red Rider BB Gun, you can still enjoy this holiday treasure as interpreted by the DCT troupe! Performances run through December 16 with matinees scheduled, but tickets go fast.
Brave Combo | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 9:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Our beloved Denton music legends bring their toe-tapping tunes to Dan’s for this hometown show. Forecast says mostly Punk Polka with 98% chance of sweaty dancing. If your tastes are more traditional, the UNT College of Music has their Sounds of the Holiday concert at MPAC.
SATURDAY, December 9th
Salsa & Swing | Green Space Arts Collective | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Denton Community Market is on hiatus, but you can pick-up some smooth new dance moves for the Holidays! Saturday dance lessons at the GSAC are also a great gift (*wink*) then you can go practice your moves at Shift Coffee!
Winter Market | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Local artists and craftspeople will be gathering together for a Winter Market to sell their collections of unique and handmade art and other works. Items for purchase will include wood & leather crafted items, stained glass & jewelry, colorful & abstract paintings, drawings, unique photography prints, handmade candles, ceramics, fibers, macramé, books, paper crafts, and delicious PAMFOOD will also be available!!! While you’re making the rounds, hit Bearded Monk’s Monthly Market!
3rd Annual Yületyde | CCSD DTO | 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7Feathers is co-hosting this Viking-inspired house party celebration that promises kegs, live music, ax throwing, and a Nordic feast (with vegan options) around open fires. Sounds like a home-grown Bacchanalia, FYI, so don’t tell mom and watch out for Krampus.
SUNDAY, December 10th
The Back Yard Market | Eastside | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Come celebrate the end of another fantastic season of the "Arts and Craft Beer" Backyard Market at Eastside. Shop local and stock up on holiday gifts for loved ones. Support your neighborhood makers and artisans with unique, handmade goods! As always, Eastside will have specialty Sunday mimosas!!
Holiday Sip-n-Sign | Steve’s Wine Bar | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
This event unites book lovers and wine lovers, offering a rare chance sample wines from Steve’s Wine Bar and find that special gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list while you meet local authors.
TUESDAY, December 12th
Nerd Nite 21 | Bearded Monk | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Denton’s monthly nerdfest is back with a little something different for “Perfect Pitch,” wherein the audience gets to brainstorm topics for talks that y’all want to hear in 2018… or maybe even bring yourself!
As always, holla in the comments if you have a fave to add, but be sure to tag your pretty Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review.