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!
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!