Denton is always a special kind of festive during the days leading up to All Hallows Eve, and we cannot get enough of it. There are new events popping up left and right, things happening all around us and just when we thought the fun was going to fall short, Day Light Savings hits us on Sunday. Just what we needed. An extra hour of costuming, partying, and drinking on Halloween night.
With that said, here are our top ten event picks for the next seven days of your ghoulish lives. Spooky stories, comments, and mostly just future events can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 28th
Denton Zombie Costume Social Run with Altra | Oak St. Draft House | 7pm | Free
Ever wanted to run among zombies? Or, as darn close as you possibly can? This is your chance! Zombie attire is highly encouraged, eating brains is not required.
Thursday, October 29th
Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage into an Advantage | Murchison Performing Arts Center | 8pm | Free
RJ Mitte, from this little known TV show called Breaking Bad, will be speaking at UNT for their Fine Arts Lecture Series. Like his character in the Emmy winning television show, Mitte has cerebral palsy, and will be discussing how he has overcome the adversity of his disability.
Trick or Treat around the Denton Square | Downtown Denton Square | 6pm | Free
Bring the kiddo’s downtown for the 2nd annual Trick or Treating event on the the Square. There will be over 50 participating businesses within a 3-block radius. The event was rescheduled from Saturday due to the rain forecast over the weekend. This is the ultimate Denton Trick-or-Treating event, so get dressed up and bring the kids out for some family fun.
#YMEY | Voertmans Gallery | 6pm | Free
#YMEY is a progressive art installation that started earlier this month with an interactive show at Rubber Gloves. The installation is wrapping up tomorrow with a reception for the visual art from the show that will be displayed at Voertmans gallery. You can follow the movement on instagram under hashtag, YMEY and of course by going to Voertmans gallery and seeing it firsthand.
Friday, October 30th
Spiderweb Salon Presents: A Wild Masquerade | Dan’s Silverleaf | 7pm | $5
Join the Spiderweb Salon crew as they take over Dan’s for their 4th annual Wild Masquerade event. Come dressed as animals, or take your pick of literally anything else you want to be, because you can do that, and enjoy an evening of storytelling, music, and other literary performances. Oh, and booze!
Movie Night at Unicorn Lake | Unicorn Lake | 7pm | Free
Hosted by Beth Marie’s, there will be two family friendly movies playing at Unicorn Lake on Friday evening including ‘It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas.’ Grab a scoop of your favorite flavor and plop down for plenty of sugar and spooks during outdoor movie night!
Tic-Tac-Toe at Midway Mart | Midway Mart | 5:30pm | Free
Come buy beer between 5:30pm - 10:00pm at Midway Mart, as a portion of the sales will generously be donated to local charity, Friends with Benefits. There will be games and chances to win wristbands to Oaktopia & 35 Denton 2016 festivals. Games will be for 18+ and 21+.
Saturday, October 31st
Dark Side of Vinyl | Harvest House | 9pm | Free
Y’all wanna, like, listen to the Dark Side of the Moon on Halloween? If you fit that description, please join local band Vinyl as they do just that - play through Dark Side of the Moon, on Halloween night. There will be a costume contest at midnight, too.
Spooky Market! | Denton Community Market | 9pm
Ok, so, there is nothing actually spooky about the Community Market, unless of course you’ve never been. That is infact terrifying - you should go. As soon as possible (read: you have to wait until Saturday). There will be trick-or-treating for the kids, a doggie costume contest (aw!), and a halloween treasure hunt.
The B-53s, Swandiver and The Superbrowls | Dan’s Silverleaf | 10pm | $10
Treat yo’ self to an evening of cover bands brought to you by a lot of people in Denton you probably know. Swandiver will be covering the Violent Femmes, Super Browls will cover the Misfits, and the B-53’s will cover - you guessed it - the B-52’s. Come to Dan’s to ‘Dance this Mess Around’. And look, all of the good times? You’ll have to ‘Add It Up.’ (ba dum, ching)