Gotta admit, July has a weird wet one by Texas standards, but the heat ain’t letting up. As we shudder at the slow creeping realization that only a few short weeks are left until school begins again, we also remind ourselves that is a lot of time to squeeze in some local adventure! Here’s our top #DEN10 picks for this week’s happenings… and remember to hydrate and use sunscreen.
THURSDAY JULY 27
Firefly Trivia | II Charlie’s Bar & Grill | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Think you know Captain Tightpants better’n any other Browncoat in the ‘Verse? Here’s your chance to prove it at one of Denton’s favorite watering holes. Reckon they’ll rumble later with the Harry Potter Trivia at Mulberry St. Cantina? Shiny!
The BoomBachs | Harvest House | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Come enjoy the funky Space Gospel sounds of The Boombachs, a 6-piece band that just may be your favorite Thursday night jam.
FRIDAY JULY 28
Dueling Drums | Bearded Monk | 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Bree Hill (In Spite of Madness, The Trannies & Soul Patrol) and Zack Haygood (Puddin Taine & Super Hero/ Super Villain) will try to out-drum the other in the first of the new Duel Series taking place at The Bearded Monk. And the Bens will have Raspberry Whitbeer from Noble Rey on Saturday!
Pearl Earl / Mydols | Lonestar Taps & Caps | 9PM | $1 / $3
Beer and tunes. If you are into either of these two things check this one out.
SATURDAY JULY 29
NTX Roller Derby Open House | Lone Star Indoor Sports | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Curious about roller derby or want to see what it's all about? Check out their July Open House and meet their skating Mermaids!! 18+ to skate, all shapes and sizes, no experience skating required. Afterward, you of course have to check out Denton Community Market!
A Very Monkberries Farewell | Andy’s Bar | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Adam Millard and Marissa Hunt of The Monkberries are chasing opportunity all the way into Durango, Colorado so this afternoon of music and friendship is their big send-off. Oh yeah, and you should also catch Andy’s ‘Sunday Sundown Cinema’ pick “The Royal Tenenbaums.”
Leilapalooza 1 Year Anniversary Show | BackYard On Bell | 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Leila’s Food Truck turns one with live music, t-shirt live-prints from Nice Dudes, and a raffle!
Riveting Women Comedy Show | Lakeside Craft Kitchen | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
While you drink and laugh with some of the best comics in NTX, Language of Laughter uses proceeds towards the purchase of a book grant and a Junior Author Workshop for Kyle's Place, an emergency shelter for High School-aged homeless youth.
SUNDAY JULY 30
Madisons Free Show | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
#SundayFunday was made for slow-sippin to summertime jams at Dan’s following their Gospel Brunch at noon.
FREE Waterpark Party! | Denton Water Works | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
You gotta snag a ticket to attend this 100% FREE evening at the waterpark, sponsored by The Bridge Church. Lazy River or Wave Pool, anyone?
Rick & Morty Watch Party | BackYard On Bell | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Get Schwifty! Watch episodes of Rick & Morty on the backyard screens!!
Denton has plenty of other indoor stops to keep you cool when you ain’t enjoying that new Water Works Park Wave Pool or chilling in City Pool. You also still have time to catch our WDDI top picks for “Denton Summertime Fun” or “Kid Camps” and maybe these “Denton Podcasts” to pass time in your cubicle or that dang long drive down the apocalyptic heckscape that is I-35.
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.