A few tips for people getting to their office at 4:45AM to prepare a top ten event list for a local blog: make sure your office’s alarm is functioning properly. Maybe you triggered some alarm that’s not audible. This is a common occurrence for you but maybe somethings off because of some renovations that were just completed. You might have even put on some headphones and were enjoying some Erik Satie in preparation for UNT On The Square’s event next week commemorating his 150th birthday. Even with headphones on, you noticed the slight shift in the air indicating the side door was just pulled open. At that time you think “This is why I carry this pocketknife." Opening the blade while simultaneously pulling off your headphones you creep around the corner and look up to find yourself looking down the barrel of a couple of .45’s held by body armored Denton Police Officers. You may or may not need to clean your shorts. We are awake. Very, very, very, ridiculously awake. Hashtag your photos #WDDI and be thankful your alive. That’s what this is all about, right?
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Thursday October 6
Bootstrap Denton | Stoke | 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Register for the event here. This tech community event is put on by TechMill and is a chance to mix and mingle while organizations startups and individuals are showcased. This years event is held at the brand spanking new co-working space: Stoke.
Parallax Presents: Distance | Cora Stafford Gallery | 5PM - 8PM
This semester’s show gets the opening reception treatment this week and the theme is: Distance.
Dr. Shaun Treat: A History of Hooch in Denton County | Witherspoon Distillery | 7PM
Here’s a great reason to leave Denton. Witherspoon Distillery is in Lewisville but our favorite doctor of all things interesting is putting on his lecture based on his research on the bootlegging that went on in Denton County.
Friday October 7
Oktoberfest on Walnut | Walnut Street | 5PM - 11PM
Denton Kiwanis Club puts this awesome event on. Typically it’s the best weather weekend you’ll come across so go check it out. This is coupled with First Friday happening downtown, so be prepared for massive amounts of people on the square this Friday evening and make a point to get out in it.
October First Friday | The DIME Store | 6PM - 9PM
Our favorite shop just south of the square is putting on a First Friday event and it looks like Jude Landry of “oh no you Denton” fame will be selling his newest screen print of the most photographed and screen printed building in Denton - the courthouse. We’ll be picking one up for sure.
Day Of The Dance Concert Celebration | Black Box Theatre | 8:30PM - 9:30PM
The Artists Enclave of Denton County & Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance are putting on this short dance concept honoring the Day of The Day traditions. This is put on by TWU students, faculty, alumni and local musicians and is hosted by one of our downtown treasures, the Black Box Theater, inside the Record Chronicle building.
Saturday October 8
Denton Mini Maker Faire | Denton Civic Center | 10AM - 4PM
This promises to be the “Greatest Shot (and Tell) on Earth” and that’s pretty much in a nutshell what the spirit of Denton is. Tech enthusiasts, crafters and tinkerers will all gather under the domed Civic Ceiling roof to show each other what they tinker on.
Fry Street Oktoberfest & 5k Run! | Fry Street | 10 AM - 7PM
Fry Street gets it’s own Oktoberfest and is throwing in a 5K hosted by our favorites of favorites, Friends With Benefits. This years ‘fest will be benefiting Denton Goal, the Denton Community Food Center and Koan School.
Sunday October 9
Twilight Tunes: Chris Watson Band | Courthouse Lawn | 4:30 PM - 6PM
Twilight Tunes is doing a Fall series which is smart because it’s the prettiest time in Denton. This Sunday evening, check out the hot licks of the Chris Watson Band.
Tuesday October 11
Movie Night on The Square: The Goonies | 8PM - 11PM
Guys, what a time to be alive! One of our favorite things without a doubt is hosting the bi-annual movies on The Square. Our Fall movie is going to be Goonies. Partially inspired by our love of Stranger Things. Anyways, come out and watch this beloved movie on our front lawn. Enjoy the weather and enjoy being alive.