School is back in session, and our universities are about to be, in case you hadn’t noticed those cars obliviously hurtling the wrong way down our one-way streets. Good news is this means more events to choose from when planning local adventure. Here are our patented top #DEN10 events that ya gotta check out this week. If we forgot your favorite, then pitch it in the comments below. No seriously, it is totes okay to read the comments around here.
THURSDAY, August 24th
Superhero Trivia! | Game Changers Barcade Grill | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Y’gotta love being able to drink and game while helping out local causes, which is why this Superhero Trivia Night benefiting our beloved Denton Community Market looks to be a blast. Kids eat FREE during August, so now you’re out of excuses.
FRIDAY, August 25th
5 Year Jamiversary Celebration | The (Ghost) Note | 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday these skinbangers celebrate opening their doors five years ago with a Live Showcase 2-5 PM, Southpaw Preachers 4 PM then an Open Drum Shed 6-9 PM to come get your free 5-minute drumset lesson. Complimentary beer (21+) provided by Bearded Monk but the event is FREE and all ages are welcome.
So So Topics + The BoomBachs | Harvest House | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funk it up with a traveling spoken word lead for a music collective followed up by Space Gospel. If you don’t get it, but especially if you do, you should go check out this show.
Popcorn & Beer Pairing | Audacity Brew House | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
If’n you’re in the mood for something different, DuPopIn is pairing 6 different popcorn treats with 6 Audacity brews. $15 gets 6 popcorn samples, 6 beer samples and then a bag and pint of your favorite combo.
Salsa & Bachata Dancing Workshop | Mulberry Street Cantina | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
For only $5 per class you can learn some fresh smooth moves with 1 hour of Salsa along with 1 hour of Bachata! No experience and no partner required!
SATURDAY, August 26th
North Texas State Fair & Rodeo | NTX Fairgrounds | 1:00 PM - 12:59 AM
Nine days & nights of family fun through September 10 but Saturday nights include a free shuttle from Denton High and the First Baptist Church on Crescent Street. Tons to do, see, hear & experience between 1pm-1am weekends on their schedule!
Garage Sale FUNdraiser | GDAC | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Of course your Saturdays should always begin at the Denton Community Market, but also check out the GDAC Garage Sale raising funds for the Arts Council. Doors open promptly at 9am with beverages and snacks for sale, then everything left at 3pm goes to 50% off. Hopefully it won’t turn into Fight Club for Pickers?
DIY Tie Dye Party | Mellow Mushroom | 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Soak up the last days of summer, Mellow-style, with this special Pan Ector Industries event! With white tee versions of MM’s elusive "Pizza & Beer" T-Shirts, and using a DIY Tie Dye station setup out front, you can make your very own custom Mellow Mushroom Tee! They also have Kids T-Shirts, nicknamed "Denton Pizza", perfect for all ages and even pets!!! That's right, doggie & kittie Tie Dye shirts are available! Be warned, pizza and beer are also on-site.
DMAC Kickoff Party with Brave Combo | Dan’s Silverleaf | 11:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Celebrate the formation of Denton's newest non-profit which seeks to preserve, promote, and sustain the unique, culturally significant musical & artistic heritage of Denton. Art. Music. Live Printing. An opportunity to sample some of the things we love most about our community, all under one roof, for the sake of one cause. There’s a FREE Maker's Market 4-7 pm then Music 9 pm- 12 am for just $12 pre-sale or $15 door.
SUNDAY, August 27th
Breakfast & Beats | BackYard On Bell | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lofty Beats is keepin the dad vibe alive, Sanford Black on some boy-next-door-wreck-yo-daughter type ish, and YSA bringin that micro dose of guitar shreddin next level biz. Come on out to Backyard on Bell for 2$ mimosas, breakfast pizza specials, and delicious food truck cuisine! Y’all had us at mimosas and pizza.
You also still have time to catch our WDDI top picks for “Denton Summertime Fun” or 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 Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review!