Holy Cow, it is already UNT Homecoming weekend, y’all, and those Mean Green Eagles are headed to a bowl game bid! As you might expect, Denton has a heckuva lotta things to see and do, but here’s our curated top #DEN10 events for you to not miss. Feel free to add your own faves in the comments, because there’s always more to see and do around this town.
THURSDAY, November 9th
Song Swap | Andy’s Bar | 9:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Every Thursday the Denton Songwriters Guild struts their stuff with three local songwriters trading tunes for your listening pleasure. Definitely delightful!
FRIDAY, November 10th
Denton Startup Weekend | Stoke | 6:00 - 9:00 PM Fri-Sun
Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event where groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and presentation by Sunday evening. Get your tix here!
Richard III | Campus Theater | Nov. 10-19, 7:30pm
“Now is the winter of our discontent…” This historical play by William Shakespeare opens with King Richard III of England’s murderously conniving rise to rule, yet his doomed reign is short-lived as schemes, paranoia, and a greed for power make rebellion against him ultimately successful. Director Brad Speck has assembled a large cast of actors to bring this epic tragedy to the Campus Theatre stage, with magnificent full suits of armor custom-made for this production and sword fight choreography that is sure to be thrilling! Get your tickets now!
Farewell & Cheers | Audacity Brew House | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
We were deeply saddened to hear that Audacity Brew House will be shuttering its doors Nov 11, but meanwhile drink it up while you can! Go show some support and thank ‘em.
SATURDAY, November 11th
Denton Community Market | Denton Historic Park | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
As if the morning Denton Community Market and UNT Homecoming Weekend ain’t enough, with the parade rolling through Downtown starting at 11am, you can also celebrate America Recycles Day with Bicycle to Recycle along the rail trail.
Holiday Open House | Downtown Denton | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
During Holiday Open House you can get ahead the hustle and bustle of December shopping but actually enjoy your experience! Stroll the streets of the Square and beyond to discover antique treasures and eclectic specialty stores to snag Christmas gifts that are as original and independent as Denton! More than 40 stores & restaurants are participating on Sunday from 1-5pm as well, with special drawings for prizes!
Pistons & Paint Car Show | NTX Fair & Rodeo Grounds | 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The 16th annual little car show that could keeps getting bigger and better! Go check out the sweet rides & rods as you hear some mighty fine music from Dylan Bishop, Slobberbone, and Junior Brown.
The Derailers | Dan’s Silverleaf | 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
The Chupacabras are throwing the afterparty with these Honky Tonk barn-burners from Austin! Only $10 for one heckuva show!
Road To One City | Backyard On Bell | 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
This music and art festival is raising supplies for the Denton Community Food Center, so go hear some of our local talent for FREE by bringing a donated canned or non-perishable item to help those less fortunate this holiday season.
SUNDAY, November 12th
Pistons & Paint AfterParty | Oak Street Draft House | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday Funday means the Pistons and Paint Car Show Official After Party at OSDH&CP sponsored by Lone Star Beer, with live music from Summer Dean Band and Raised Right Men alongside some free burgers and dogs! Bet there will be a few cool cars to gander at, too!
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.