On top of a week full of incredible things to do, possibly the most important thing you can do is vote early. With four of the seven seats up for grabs, this is possibly the most important election in the history of voting. With District 2 being won by 14 votes in the past (seriously, 14 votes, y'all. That's fewer people than were at your band's last show), every single ballot cast this week counts. With only 3% of the city showing up to vote in city elections, nowhere else will you be able to have your vote count so much. Your vote can make a difference. TUESDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO EARLY VOTE. There's still other stuff going on for some reason, though. Let's take a gander...
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Thursday, May 1st
Glen Farris Fundraising Bash | Oak Street Draft House | 6PM
On May 10th your vote can make a difference. The District 2 race is turning out to be very close and it’s going to take everyone pitching in to push us to the finish line. So come out, have a beer and drop a donation in the hat. There’s also a silent auction and there will probably be speeches made. Editor's Note: Glen wrote this, but we at WDDI love conflicts of interest. Also, he promised me that there'd be a megaphone and those are always fun.
An Evening With Slaid Cleaves | Dan’s Silverleaf | 8PM | $20
One of the regions greatest songwriters hit’s the stage at Dan’s on Thursday. If song-craft is your thing, this one’s for you.
Friday, May 2nd
The DIME Store Sidewalk Sale | 510 S Locust | 6PM
We’ve really come to love the sidewalk shopping that comes with First Friday. We’re hoping someday, it becomes a weekend tradition in the vein of Bishop Arts. This even features discounted or older merchandise from several DIME makers. It'll be from 6pm until close on Friday and all day on Saturday. Cheap stuff, y'all!
Seryn / voltREvolt | Dan’s Silverleaf | 9PM | $15
Go get changed.
Saturday, May 3rd
CrossFit 940 Grand Opening | 3801 N I-35 Suite 226 | 8AM - 2PM
Vendors and free community work outs topped with a good old fashioned ribbon cutting ceremony. Some of the WDDI crew will be on hand to check out this new cross fit facility.
FREE Comic Book Day | More Fun Comics & Games | 11AM
Hundreds of graphic novel fans will descend on the square Saturday and line up for their free comic. Here’s a sneak peak at this year's titles. Of course, UNT has a trove of comics in it’s collection at the Willis Library because, why not? This is, after all, Denton. Go get your nerd on and make sure you actually purchase a trade or graphic novel while you're there. Have you read Y: The Last Man yet?
UNT Short Film Club Spring Screening | RTVF Building | 6PM - 8PM
Time for the Spring 2014 Short Film Screening. Check out the work of some of our town's blossoming film talent.
The Ever’s Mansion Open House | 1035 W. Oak St 10AM
Wanna poke around in an old historic mansion? Be careful, that’s $267 a square foot you’ll be walking on which works out to $1.775 million. Not bad for a house that cost $8k to build in 1903 and has gone through two fires. There’s a bunch of stories around this residence, do some digging and you’ll be rewarded with a little bit of our rich history.
Sunday, May 4th
Sunday Spins | Dan’s Silverleaf | 5PM
Hosted by some local folks with deep record collections, this is a prefect way to wind down the weekend and get ready for this last, final campaign push to Election Day May 10th.
Fishboy / Bellow / Delmore Pilcrow / Sunnybrook | Macaroni Island | 6PM