Can it just be summer already? Wearing a sweater in May just seems unnatural. It's about as odd as Mr. Rogers trying to moonwalk. At any rate, don't forget to get out there and hit the square this weekend, there's a bunch of stuff happening.
Thursday May 2
Twilight Tunes Sponsored by The Denton Community Market | Courthouse Lawn | 6:30 | FREE
Known to square dwellers as "the night of the week during the summer when you have to park a mile away". Well that's because this award winning music series hosted by our own award winning Denton Main Street Association is a pretty incredible and successful grass roots effort that for better or worse defines our town. Music on the square. How much more Denton can you get? Tonight's offering comes from Los Patos Poderosos and weather permitting, a bounce house. Go for the Chicha, stay for the bounce house.
Hares on The Mountain / Flashpoint / Fall River Footmen | Hailey's | 9PM | $5
Friday May 3
WFAA Good Morning Texas in Denton | Downtown Square | 8:30AM | FREE
Beards, cowboy hats and "yeehaws" are what they're looking for here. Gather up the whole family and make a clever sign and you might just be on that them there tee vee strummin' on yer banjo. Can I suggest a "PUT THE DENTON TIME CAPSULE BACK" sign?
"Recueerdos" A Night Of The Arts Honoring The Music and Culture of Cenobio Hernandez | Greater Denton Arts Council | 6:30PM | FREE
They sure know how to name 'em over at the GDAC. What a great space they've got over there and it's always nice to see it going to good use.
First Friday | Downtown Square | 7PM | FREE
Music and art take over the square this Friday (I'm sensing a theme here). Be sure to check out our friends at SCRAP Denton's aptly named Fashion Trashion Show which returns after a successful run at Redbud Festival. What will you make of it?
Saturday May 4
Austere Magazine Does Neo-Woodstock | Bullseye Bike Shop | 4PM | FREE
Lots of music and live art - plus food trucks, vendors, alcohol and the obligatory photobooth.
Drink & Think: REM | 322 Texas St. | 9PM | FREE
Some local and industrious film folks decided to make a feature length movie (REM the movie, not the movie about the band) and they're needing the scratch to finish. Please be advised this is not a Drink & Think focused on the work and influence of the American pop band R.E.M. Although that's not a bad idea for a future Drink & Think. Kevin Roden hosts this discussion adequately socially lubricated in his beautiful Texas street home. Hey Kevin, is your new kegerator up and running? Well you better go and catch it. Thanks folks, I'm here all week. Show again at 9.
Free Comic Book Day | Your favorite local comic store | until supplies run out | FREE
Remember Record Store Day a few weeks ago? Well, this is like that except you go to the comic book store instead and they give you free stuff! Keep in mind that these events aren't just to help you score free/rare stuff, but to help promote your local suppliers of goods that you dig. With that in mind, go ahead and make a purchase in addition to the free stuff you're picking up. The free books look pretty interesting this year and we've heard that new Ultron storyline in the Marvel books is good, but if you've never read Y: The Last Man, maybe go with that.
Sunday May 5
Denton Cinco de Mayo | Quakertown Park | 10AM | FREE
There's something about how the square can just shutdown for a parade and that is something we can definitely get behind. Don't be the guy checking the date on his phone when the Mexican cultural festivities roll through downtown this Sunday. Bring the little ones out to this as the main theme (beside the obvious) seems to be the throwing of candy at children. Also keep an eye out for J&J's potbelly pig - cause that's also a thing.