Weekend weather keeps us guessing, but spring is definitely here in predicatably unpredictable Texas fashion! What is predictable, tho, is a ton of events to keep our social dance card full! Here is a look at our top #DEN10 events to check out as y’all are out and about #DENTONING this Friday 13th weekend.
THURSDAY, April 12th
Acid Koolaid Festival | Backyard On Bell | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday at Backyard On Bell kicks off a slew of music venues taking part in the 2018 Acid Koolaid Festival through Sunday, a trippy North Texas based music fest, gathering the best local artists and musicians from the DFW Metroplex and beyond to totally obliterate our brains!!! The festival features (5) stages showcasing more than 40+ live bands along with a variety of visual installations and installments provided by the amazingly talented Weird Destiny Productions and newly founded Rotsnaze Artists Collective. Thursdays are also always poppin’ downtown with Glitterbomb at Andy’s, a bicycle social ride at Eastside, Salsa dancing at Mulberry St. Cantina, live jazz at Steve’s Wine Bar, and Business of the Arts panel at GDAC, so plenty of good choices around the Square.
FRIDAY, April 13th
Java Rocket Launch Party | Austin St. Truck Park | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
You may’ve read about this new entrepreneurial venture in Denton Dammit, now go taste the flavors these mobile baristas are slingin’ for yourself.
Homeless to Housed | UNT On The Square | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join the Denton County Homeless Coalition for an exhibition of the 2018 Denton County ‘Point-In-Time Count’ results. Learn about the barriers Denton County individuals and families face on their journey from homeless to housed. We will also be promoting the Denton County Barriers Fund, an innovative fund that strengthens nonprofits working to promote housing stability and promote self-sufficiency for families across Denton County.
Industrial Knight Does Friday 13th | Abbey Underground | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
An evening of EDM/ Industrial/ Goth and a costume contest for you freaks who think it’s a holiday. And as an FYI, we noticed Jason has already confirmed his attendance on Facebook.
SATURDAY, April 14th
Denton Market Opening Day 2: The Re-Do | Denton County Historic Park | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
DCM is taking another run at it. Our favorite day of spring is when the beloved Denton Community Market returns with a new season of bountiful delights, live music, local produce and crafty artisans, all punctuated with some Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Chestnut Tree after some Yoga On The Square.
Big Benefit Show 4 Mini Mall | Parker House | 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
DTXDnB Entertainment and Laconic Sound have come together for a BIG benefit show for ALL ages to come and help raise money for the Denton Downtown Mini Mall that caught fire December 26th, 2017. $10 entry, with 100% of proceeds presented to the family of the mini mall and vendors.
Explorium Open House | Stonehill Center | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join the Golden Triangle Mall Kids Club and Explorium to experience the Big Blue Blocks! For children of all ages and abilities, and parents too! This event is free and open to the public!
KUZU Hootenanny | Harvest House | 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Your favorite local radio station KUZU presents the Harvest House Hootenanny, a night of blues & bluegrass hosted by Master of Ceremonies: Colonel Burns!! Twangy toe-tapping tunes guaranteed, pardnuh!
SUNDAY, April 15th
3rd Annual Denton Kiwanis Crawfish Boil | Eastside | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wooooo-eee, pardner!!! A spring Crawfish Boil with the side fixin’s is what we’re talkin’ about, with proceeds from the merry mudbug fête going to Denton Kiwanis and live music from 12-7. Put on your stretchy eatin’ pants and don’t be late cuz 2,000lbs of crawfish go a heckuva lot faster’n you might think!!
Bawdy Burlesque Brunch | Andy’s Bar | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
People, I feel like we’ve been doing brunch all wrong. Join Salty Lady Burlesque for one of their two Sunday matinees of “Show Me the Money, Honey: A Fiscally Frisky Burlesque Brunch”! With beautiful babes, side-splitting comedians, mimosas, bloody marys, and yummy waffles with all kinds of fixins, they can't think of a better way to spend your tax refund!
Sound off in the comments if you have other fave events to add, and be sure to tag your pretty Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review!