THE DEN10: JUNE 20TH 2017

SHAUN TREAT

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With the Summer Solstice, we are officially in peak summertime mode, y’all. That rascal Glen is still hunting down Tex-Mex spots in France, and we’re still a little bitter about it. But don’t fret, there’s a ton of fun to be had, so here’s our run-down of your best sure bets for We Denton Doings this week.


Tuesday, June 20th

Denton Pub Quiz Apocalypse | Dan’s Silver Leaf | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Do ya feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya?

Thursday, June 22

TWILIGHT TUNES with Crystal Yates | Downtown Courthouse Lawn | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Local lawn party promises to fill a hot night with cool music, ideally accompanied by cold adult beverages & a blanket from Wine2, or maybe a chilled growler of craft beer from Bearded Monk. Hustle early for a shady spot, if’n you’re smart. 

Raised Right Men & Fredy’s Special Brisket Sandwich | Juicy Pig | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Not entirely sure if the “Special Brisket Sandwich” is a menu item or musical act, but since its Juicy Pig we’re willing to give either a shot.

Friday, June 23rd

Granatum Film Fest Fundraiser | Game Changer’s Arcade | 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
We love supporting film festivals, retro-arcade games, short film screenings and beer so this “Give Back” FUNdraiser looks like a lot of win.

SLOBBERBONE & Danny Diamonds | Dan’s Silver Leaf | 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
I’m starting to think they’ll never “Gimme Back My Dog,” but dang if these local legends ain’t a hoot to singalong with over a cold Lone Star.

Saturday, June 24th

Splashpark Groundbreaking Picnic | Carl Young Sr. Park | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
It actually happened! Denton grit & persistence won city support for our very own splashpark, so celebrate the victory with shady playground fun and kid-friendly activities from Explorium Denton! Afterwards, you can wander over to check out the Brick Haus Collective’s fReeCycle Sale nearby. 

Denton Pride Weekend | Mable Peabody’s | nightly schedule
Denton’s only hooch-selling beauty parlor and chainsaw repair has a full weekend of events lined up, including the Glitterbomb Queer Variety Show, Queeraoke, dance parties and FREE hotdogs! Yeah, you read that right. 

We Denton Drag It | Backyard on Bell | 7pm | $11
A night of comedy, djing, and drag (featuring Sharon Needles) all of which goes to a good cause. Friends with Benefits Denton is a great local nonprofit group that is a big help to those in need and this event sounds like a blast. But your ticket in advance (click the link above!

Sunday, June 25th

Big Pride in Little D | Oak Street Draft House | 2:00pm-8:00pm
A cabal of groups are sponsoring this LGBTQ+ social that celebrates Denton diversity with drinks, food trucks, and Pan Ector live-printing special Pride Month tees after the TransMarch on the Denton Square.

Bluegrass Brunch with Boxcar Bandits & PamFood | Dan’s Silver Leaf | 2:00pm-8:00pm
Do not even ask. Do it. You’ll thank us later. But hey, if not, reckon there’s a Vegetarian Society BBQ Potluck you can check out.

Tuesday, June 27th

Nerd Nite Denton | Bearded Monk | 8:00PM – 11:30PM
Holy Beer-Fueled Hijinks! This month’s nerdy speakers are bringing talks on Wolf Brand Chili, Kombucha, and a tribute to the late Adam West. Added bonus is a musical set by the soulful crooning of Denton’s own Cowgirl Music darling Kim Nall, so don’t miss it!
 

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Feel free to add your fave that we missed in the comments, and tag all your picture-perfect Instagram adventures with #WDDI for a chance to become Denton infamous in our What We Did photo round up on Monday!