We’re sure looking forward to the long Labor Day weekend, and there’s no shortage of sights and sounds to enjoy around town. Here’s our weekly round-up of the top #DEN10 events to fill your social dancecard, but feel free to add your own favorites or Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts in the comments. Seriously, this may be the only place on the internet where its advisable to read the comments.


THURSDAY, August 31st

LIVE Music | BackYard On Bell | 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM
This FREE showcase features local faves Pearl Earl at midnight, but an amazing line-up of musical talent all night long almost as good as the pizza and brewskis. Their Friday night line-up is also pretty dang awesome, too. 

FRIDAY, September 1st

2nd International Double Bass Solo Competition | UNT College of Music | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The Bradetich Foundation hosts the 2nd International Double Bass Solo Competition, September 1-5, 2017, hosted by the University of North Texas College of Music, in Denton, Texas, USA. The finest solo performers in the world are invited to compete for the most generous awards in double bass history, and you can listen to these international talents compete. Full schedule ahoy!

First Friday | The DIME Store | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Denton’s First Friday is always a good time to visit DIME for their free make-and-take craft class that includes sangria. Also stop in the First Friday Art Galleries to see what’s new!

Comedy Showcase | Audacity Brew House | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Several standing comedians perform… tho they seem kinda mysterious about who exactly will be fishing for yucks. We know for sure, however, they’ll have some pretty awesome craft beer on site. 

Star Party | Abbey Underground | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Go Underground for some late night live disco electronica, with some early evening vibes for bootyshaking. Ain’t no party like a Star Party!


SATURDAY, September 2nd

Datalus Showcase Event | Gainesville State Theater | 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This 8-hour showcase features the award-winning works of UNT alumni filmmakers, such as Don't Frack with Denton, The Great Hanging, Hustler of Providence, Circus City USA, Project Freeplay, and more!!! Definitely worth the drive.

Doug Burr | Harvest House | 9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
If you haven’t heard this singer-songwriter’s haunting ballads that frequent the “Best of” lists all over DFW, here’s your chance to experience the boot-tapping band live!

SUNDAY, September 3rd

4 Year Anniversary Party | East Side | 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Hard to believe John opened this beer garden 4 years back, but he’s celebrating in style with live music, special craft beer tappings, live printing anniversary tees from Pan Ector, and a special pint glass!

PAWSitive Vibes | BackYard On Bell | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Denton Community Market invites you to bring your pup out for a Sunday evening with dog-friendly atmosphere and live music sets appropriate for doggo ears. They will also have vendors from the Denton Community Market with handmade dog treats, dog toys, and dog accessories available for purchase. Shop local! 

MONDAY, September 4th

Labor Day Slay | Sneaky Petes Lake Lewisville | 3:00 PM - ?!?
If you’re looking for some lakeside chillin’ on your paid day off, the AhhFugYeahs are throwing a FREE SHOW uniting a myriad of DFW musicians out to explore decades of dancably familiar songs.

Be sure to tag pretty Instagram pics of your #Dentoning adventures with #WDDI so we can maybe share ‘em in next week’s “What We Did” photo review!