Weather is forecast to be cooler than usual after sunset this week, so don’t miss this opportunity to squeeze in more shenanigans onto your summertime bucket list! And – boy oh boy, believe us – Denton always has more than its fair share of shenanigans.
WEDNESDAY, August 2nd
History of North Texas State Fair & Rodeo | Courthouse-On-The-Square | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
This free evening lecture from the Denton County Office of History & Culture will offer an informative lecture on this 125-year local institution. Nanci Monroe Kimmey, Georgia Kemp Caraway, and Mickey McNary will be dishing true tales of Denton’s past, so check it out!
THURSDAY, August 3rd
FUNdraiser for Thin Line | Game Changers Sports & Arcade Grill | 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
We all love our local Thin Line Film Festival, so here’s our chance to give back while doing a little drinking and gaming!
Boozy Nerds OVERWATCH Tournament | Bearded Monk | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Have some craft beer-fueled fun as you watch hardcore gamers compete in a 1v1 Overwatch tournament on the Xbox 1 with $30 first place prize and a Boozy Nerds tee shirt! You can sign-up on their event page, walk-ins will be cut off at 8:15p… for competition entry, that is. Also check out their Fab Friday event with Our Daily Bread!
FRIDAY, August 4th
First Friday | Downtown Denton TX | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Peruse participating studios and businesses celebrating the local arts each month for First Friday Denton! Regular participants include A Creative Art Studio, Artists Enclave of Denton County at Bearded Monk, and Denton County Brewery! Admission is free and most locations have a community craft or art project or live music.
IPA Day | Mellow Mushroom | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
It’s a belated National IPA Day throwdown for Hop-Heads and IPA lovers as one of Denton’s favorite pizzerias trots out some rare and exciting brews! Daring enough for their double and TRIPLE selections?
2-Year Anniversary Dance Party | The Bearded Lady | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Looks like they’re breaking-in Austin Street with an ole-fashioned barnstomp hootenanny AND a “Best Bearded Lady” costume contest! Color us intrigued… tag them pics #WDDI, y’all!
SATURDAY, August 5th
Youth Art Competition | Denton Community Market | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Think your favorite kid has a shot at fame? Bring your young’uns (aged 5-12 years) to the Denton Community Market on Saturday to create an art piece (supplies provided) for the North Texas State Fair! The Denton Community Market is curating this fun event.
Harry Potter Roller Derby Mashup | Lone Star Indoor Sports & Events Center | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Muggles are also welcome to watch this magical mashup between The Order of the Phoenix and those dastardly Deatheaters, but wizards can donate dollars to cast “spells” on players during the bout! Wear your own HP costume, BYOB, and bring a chair for a track-side view as you discuss our Denton team’s odds in the upcoming 2018 Quiddich Cup!
Jack Kerowax | Harvest House | 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
The band billed as “a master class in moody Americana” charges the stage in Denton TX with other performances by The Speedlights and American Werewolf Academy. Sure to be a raucous show!
SUNDAY, August 6th
Dark Age Tattoo Studio Art Show | Andy’s Bar | 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Music, drink specials, giveaways, and more than 15 Artists showing their work in the cool of Andy’s sounds like a solid plan. Get to know your local tattoo artists and see neat art!
Denton has plenty of other indoor stops to keep you cool when you ain’t enjoying that new Water Works Park Wave Pool or chilling in City Pool. You also still have time to catch our WDDI top picks for “Denton Summertime Fun” or maybe these “Denton Podcasts” to pass time in your cubicle or that dang long drive down the apocalyptic heckscape that is I-35.
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.