Boy howdy, you can almost grill a burger on your truck bumper as the Texas summer reaches full tilt boogie. Fear not, Denton has plenty of indoor stops to keep you cool when you ain’t enjoying that new Water Works Park Wave Pool or chilling in City Pool. It also ain’t too late to catch our WDDI top picks for “Denton Summertime Fun” or “Kid Camps” and maybe these “Denton Podcasts” to pass time in your cubicle or that dang long drive.
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WEDNESDAY, July 12th
A Taste of Herb | Dan’s Silverleaf | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The world’s premiere Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass tribute band will be sharing their groovy jams in the cool soothing shade of Dan’s following Happy Hour Yoga. Yep, totally a thing.
THURSDAY, July 13th
FWB Helping North Texas Homeless LGBTQIA | Game Changers Sports Barcade | 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Y’all can drink and game for charity, with a percentage of sales going to local homeless shelters, but don’t forget to bring along a few items to donate.
Reverb TX Book Release Party | Dan’s Silverleaf | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Harlin Anderson’s travelogue debuts with some special guest readings by Brent Best, Petra Kelly, and Scott Porter then some music from Hamell On Trial.
FRIDAY, July 14th
Rabbit Hole Brewery Invasion | Oak Street Drafthouse | 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Those mad hatters from award-winning Rabbit Hole Brewery are trekking up from Justin with their Wonderlust Saison, Rapture Fusion Brown Ale, and Off With Your Red Imperial Red IPA. Grab a free pint glass while they last, and ask ‘em about those two new shiny Gold Medals they just brought home!
Doggie Does Tom Waits | Abbey Underground | 10:30 PM - 1:00 AM
This annual birthday bash for local legend Brett “Bone Doggy” Coleman promises a hint of murderous tales, a dash of musical mayhem, and a fun evening full of offbeat entertainment.
SATURDAY, July 15th
4 Year Anniversary Fiesta | Mulberry Street Cantina | 3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Feliz Cumpleaños, mi amigos! The two-day celebration promises a lot of $4 drink specials, with Mariachi Rosas Divinas playing live at 7pm.
Pearl Earl Album Release Party | Dan’s Silverleaf | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
These Denton darlings are releasing their first full-length album, and the first 100 sold are bubblegum pink! Pearl Earl is the real deal, so don’t miss this show.
6 Years Prohibition Party | Witherspoon Distillery | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wow, it’s been six years since Witherspoon “went legal” to become legit bonafide, and they’re serving-up Prohibition-Era cocktails and Roaring 1920s tunes to celebrate their anniversary in style. You’d better RSVP tho, or you won’t know the secret password for entry.
SUNDAY, June 18th
‘Denton at Dusk’ #PolaWalk & Scavenger Hunt | Denton Camera Exchange | 6:30 PM – 8:30PM
The Instant Film Society is hosting this jaunt-about-town that includes prize swag for a scavenger hunt! Y’all be sure to tag those purty pictures on Instagram with #WDDI so we can follow the #InstantFilmSociety shenanigans!
DHLF Christmas in July | Dan’s Silverleaf | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We know, the Christmas holiday push keeps starting earlier every year, but before you launch into a Krampus-level Yuletide rant on Facebook, we can assure you it’s all for a good cause. The Denton Holiday Lighting Festival only happens with the dedicated efforts of a lot of folks, and this FREE evening of music and merriment celebrates them… so stop in and give ‘em all a big thank you!