Election day, Graduation, Mothers Day, Blog Relaunching and Elvis on The Square (yes this is a real thing) are a great way to wrap up a semester am I right? With so much to do it will be a good way to learn how to multitask. Stay hydrated and warm up a little before you get out there to prevent injury and make sure to be safe and look both ways before crossing Oak St. and start gearing up for what is promising to be a very eventful Summer Break. Start planning those impromptu trips to the lake for cliff jumping, sailing, swimming and picnics on the beach because you've only got till August to squeeze in all the ingredients for the most perfect and greatest Summer ever.
Thursday May 9
Friends of Friends Presents: Ralph White and Friends Brent Best, Kirkland James, William Bryan Massey III | Gloves | 9PM | $9
The psychedelic, Harry Smith-folk nods of Ralph White kick off this weekend.
UNT Senior Drawing & Painting Show Reception | Cora Stafford Gallery | 5PM | FREE
Friday May 10
Charlie Parr / Burnt Sienna Trio / Warren Jackson Hearne | Dan's | 9PM | $13
One of the greatest musicians traveling the country right now, Charlie Parr brings his Piedmont blues stylings to Dan's to kick off this packed weekend. He's the real deal and you've got to experience this man first hand to understand the depth of the form. Don't confuse his "roots" label for the watered down pretenders that are so common on today's "indie" circuit (kill me now please). This man lives it and breathes it and will speak as effortlessly about rare 78's and hard to find field recordings as he can about Plato's Theory of the Forms. In short, this man is the purest of gems.
Midnite Society / Cerulean Giallo / Curvette | Gloves | 10PM | $7
Saturday May 11
The We Denton Do It Election Launch Party | 109 Industrial St. (next door to Dan's) | 7-10PM | FREE
You knew we'd have to throw a launch party eventually and what a way to launch with a bang than to combine the gritty drama of a city election night with the relaunch of a local arts and culture blog. The themed dress code has been deemed "Patriotic Mad Men" so expect bow ties and lots of smoking (outdoors!). The aptly named BBQ supplier, Meat Guns and our favorite local brewer Armadillo Ale Works will be providing free food and libations while it lasts.
Mimosas + Mom | The DIME Store | 10AM | FREE
Chair massages at the $1 a minute rate plus some champagne in orange juice? Sign me up please. The DIME Store continues to impress us with it's engaging programing this Mothers Day Weekend. Outdoor Yoga and an Austin Street Apothecary trunk show round out the offerings this Saturday afternoon.
Bonfire Music Fundraiser Show: Querencia Community | Banter | 8PM
Sunday May 12
Hillfest: Round Two | 812 Hillcrest St. | 12PM | FREE
Since Hillfest rained out we've got Round Two this Sunday. At it's core this is a house party featuring live music, live painting, art, food and more than likely drinks.
Monday May 13
Denton Creatives Mixer: The Creative Marketplace | Oak St. Drafthouse | 5:30PM | FREE
Not enough can be said about the way our creatives have been increasingly mobilized the past few years. Some of our most promising creatives, Maker Space and Pan Ector will be on the panel at the third Creative Mixer.
Spooky Folk Farewell For A While Show | Dan's | 9PM | $10
Kaleo's getting hitched and making his escape to Denver so come out and say "hasta la vista, spooky" after the Creative Mixer. Some advice, Kaleo, don't tell them you're from Texas. They will be jealous and will resent you with good reason.