THE DEN10: MAY 18TH

SHAUN TREAT

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Dang, y’all. Temps are hovering near 90 so Summer 2018 is officially settling in! Keep in mind that we’re nearing High School Graduation rotations, so you can bank on busy streets and more smartphone-gazing teens on the Square. We help navigate your bountiful #DENTONING options this week and weekend with these top #DEN10 events, but post your faves we missed in the comments.


THURSDAY, May 17th

Twilight Tunes | Denton County Courthouse On The Square | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  
The Denton Main Street Association proudly presents their award-winning FREE concert series in downtown Denton on Thursdays, this week featuring the Color Of Time! Admission for every event is always FREE, so there is no reason you shouldn’t come out every week with your lawn chair or picnic blanket! Thursdays are also always hoppin’ downtown with Glitterbomb at Andy’s, a bicycle social ride at Eastside, live jazz at Steve’s Wine Bar, trivia at Mulberry St. Cantina, and gnoshes at Wine2, so plenty of good choices around the Square.

Guy Clark Tribute | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM  
Hearing our favorite local artists pay tribute to the music of Texas legend Guy Clark seems like an ideal way to slide into a Summertime state of mind, with proceeds going to DMAC. If your notion of summertime might instead include craft beer and skateboards, then Bearded Monk has you shredders covered.

FRIDAY, May 18th

2018 Community Arts Recognition Awards | Patterson-Appleton Arts Center | 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM  
The Greater Denton Arts Council celebrates their 50th Anniversary by honoring past CARA awardees and inaugurating this year’s winners! $50 for the black-tie gala.

Freedman Town 2.0 Reloaded | Fred Moore Park | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  
"Freedman Town 2.0: Reloaded" is an encore presentation showcasing a newly edited compilation of videos associated with the Freedman Town 2.0 interactive documentary. Enjoy an outdoor film screening under the stars that celebrates the rich history of Denton's black community. Activities begin promptly at 7pm with a digital scavenger hunt in Fred Moore Park and free food for early birds. 

Second-Chance Prom | Andy’s Bar | 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM  
Life rarely offers do-overs, but here’s your shot to revisit some bad decisions with an entirely new set of summer possibilities. Music, photo booth, spiked punch, and a roving chaperone to make sure ya got enough room for a Bible between you and your dance partner.  

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SATURDAY, May 19th

Farm Heritage Day | Denton County Historic Park | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
Denton County Farm Heritage Day will have antique tractors, blacksmiths, Texas Master Gardeners and much more  to check out. The beloved Denton Community Market is also back, and this weekend you can find all kinds of nifty crafty swag! Browsing always pairs nicely with Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Chestnut Tree after some Yoga On The Square.

Denton County Farm Heritage Day will have antique tractors, blacksmiths, Texas Master Gardeners and much more  to check out. The beloved Denton Community Market is also back, and this weekend you can find all kinds of nifty crafty swag! Browsing always pairs nicely with Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Chestnut Tree after some Yoga On The Square.

First Year Anniversary | Denton County Brewing Company | 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Denton County Brewing Company turns one with an all-day celebration! Live music, t-shirt printing, games with prizes and sweet swag will accompany some special craft beer selections.

Expression Expo | Studio E | 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM  
Local artists assemble for this special night of psychedelic sounds, sights, and shenanigans! Advertised as all-ages and BYOB with painting & art vendors, fashion, live music and free candy.

SUNDAY, May 20th

2018 Salsa Contest | II Charlies Bar & Grill | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM  
For 11 years, the II Charlies have hosted this salsa showdown between some of Denton’s food industry titans vying for the title. Vote in their taste test competition while enjoying Happy Hour prices all day and $3 Bloody Marys. Be sure to swing by the Backyard Market at Eastside while you’re out and about!

Secret Sunday Supper Club | Chestnut Tea Room | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  
As underground as Fight Club but more sought-after than seats with Anthony Bourdain, Sunday Supper with Chefs Rossana and Suzanne (and Ryann and Daniel) offers a tantalizing 4-course affair if you can secure seats.  


Sound off in the comments if you have other fave events to add, and be sure to tag your pretty Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review!