OMG its October with some cooler weather and Fall festival events a’plenty, y’all!! How excited are we?!? Very so much, thank you, and once you take a gander at the top #DEN10 events going on this next week, bet you’ll also get pretty durn excited about your social prospects filled with pups, parties, live music, and a comedy festival!
THURSDAY, October 5th
First Thursday Le Not So Hot Klub du Denton | Barley & Board | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Alright, we’re going out on a limb to point out that if’n you ain’t putting some Gypsy Jazz into your after-work Thursdays, then you maybe need to rethink your life. At least throw in some Boxcar Bandits with Whiskey Folk Ramblers at Dan’s or maybe the Paschall Anniversary Speakeasy Party, fer cryin’ out loud!
GDAC Presents The Hope Trust | Campus Theater | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Denton’s critically-acclaimed rock band The Hope Trust kicks off this inaugural live music event for the Greater Denton Arts Council’s “Concerts at the Campus” series at Denton’s historic Campus Theater. The Hope Trust blends rock and electronic elements with a southern-gothic tinge and will be performing music from their forthcoming release Passengers. All proceeds from the show will go to the Greater Denton Arts Council!
North Texas Comedy Festival | All-Over Denton | 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM nightly
You’ve heard us crow about the growing comedy scene in Denton, and here’s your chance to savor an epic weekend sampler of local jokers and out-of-town talent. The Fest is jumping and bumping all over Denton: Thursday at Killer Tacos, Friday at BYOB and Abbey Underground, Saturday at Bearded Monk and Black Box Theatre… then Mondays with Paul Slavens weekly wonder at Dan’s Silverleaf! Go pay a lil’ money for heaping tons of funny, tix here, proceeds benefiting LOL For A Cause!
FRIDAY, October 6th
First Friday Denton | Denton Civic Center | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Stroll the Denton Arts scene by browsing A Creative Art Studio then check out SCRAP Denton’s Found Art Show, the DIME Store, and the Denton Welcome Center for free beer! Our kinda exercise.
“Sense & Reason” Opening Reception | UNT On The Square | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Opening the art exhibition by UNT Professor Matthew Bourbon, its free and open to the public!
Doug Burr & Beau Jennings | Redwood Studios | 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
We love us some listening to these beloved balladeers, but if the show is already sold out then you can meander over to check out the KUZU Classic Car Kruize-In on Fridays!
SATURDAY, October 7th
Hispanic Heritage Festival | Denton County Historic Park | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Denton County rejoices in National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Denton County residents whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America with a fiesta of music, food, vendor booths, door prizes, and family fun!
Dog Days of Denton | North Texas Fairgrounds | 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
It’s the 24th year for Dog Days of Denton, a celebration of [hu]man’s best friend with a ton of pooch-friendly activities like a Canine Couture Contest, doggie dancing contest, Doggo singing competition, pup agility courses and much more!! Who will be the new Spokesdog?
She Beasties Drag-ish Show | Andy’s Bar | 9:00 PM - 1:30 AM
The Missesfits and Drag Queens of the Stone Age join the formerly-known-as-Wee Beasties for this sure-to-be raucous and irreverent night of punk shenanigans.
SUNDAY, October 8th
Twilight Tunes | Downtown Denton Courthouse Lawn | 4:30 AM - 6:00 PM
The Guitar George Trio headlines this Sunday’s Twilight Tunes, a free concert series presented by the Denton Main Street Association and sponsors each Sunday afternoon through the end of October. C’mon down to the courthouse lawn to enjoy live local music, but bring a blanket or lawn chair and get a meal to-go from one of downtown's eateries while you enjoy a great evening of music as the sun sets.
As always, holla in the comments if you have a fave to add, but be sure to tag your pretty Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review.