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Oboy, festival season is back in Denton and we couldn’t be more tickled!! Lots of options and hard choices in delegating your time, but that’s a good problem to have, right? We can try to help you narrow down the options with our top #DEN10 events to check out as y’all are out and about #DENTONING this weekend.
THURSDAY, April 19
Twilight Tunes | Denton County Courthouse On The Square | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Denton Main Street Association is proud to present their award-winning concert series in downtown Denton, kicking-off their spring season on Thursdays with High School Caesar! Admission for every event is FREE, so there is no reason you shouldn’t come out every week! Afterward, music-minded folk should check out the Business Of The Arts series at DMAC or the LGBTQ Social at Harvest House.
Thin Line Film Fest: Elk River Sessions | Downtown Denton | 7:00 PM film
We are really pumped about this year’s Thin Line Fest schedule, now bursting with film, music, and photography, and sometimes all 3 at the same time in the much-anticipated Elk River Sessions documentary! After the film, the band reunites at Dan’s for a show. Peruse the TLF full Thursday thru Sunday fest schedule here and preview some of our picks for Short Films and Feature Films. Spoiler Alert: there are no bad choices.
FRIDAY, April 20
The Carl Finch Sound | LSA Burger | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
You may’ve read about Brave Combo’s Carl Finch being inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame last year, but didja know his new band reimagines some of the old Brave Combo standards as well as offering brand new, never-before-heard music? Listen for yourself with the prettiest rooftop view in town.
Swing Dancing | Green Space Arts Collective | 8:00 PM – 12:00 Midnight
Get into the swing of things with swing lessons and a social dance, which tend to happen on the first and third Friday of every month. Heckuva fun way to get in some cardio!
Concert for Puerto Rico | Backyard On Bell | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
An evening with three bands and one great cause.
4/20 Show | J&J’s Pizza ODB | 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Yeah so it's 4/20 and the Ole Dirty Basement celebrates with music and comedy. We know Beto O’Rourke is schmoozing at UNT earlier in the day, which seems totally unrelated. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
SATURDAY, April 21
2018 Denton Redbud Festival | Denton Civic Center | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The 25th Annual Arbor Day event has vendors, workshops, fashion, inflatables, music, and a lot of other shenanigans. The beloved Denton Community Market is also back, pairs nicely with Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Chestnut Tree after some Yoga On The Square.
TOGA PARTY! | RT’s Bar | 11:00 AM - 12:01 AM
Denton’s friendly neighborhood sports bar is hosting a throwback for their 8th Anniversary, an old-school Animal House-style Toga Party! No word yet on the likelihood of a food fight, but Trey promises to have some special menu items, prizes, and surprises in store.
| Dan’s Dan’s Spring MarketSilverLeaf | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A small group of Dan's folk, local artists, craftspeople, photographers, designers, writers, and musicians are gathering for Dan's Spring Market to sell their collections of unique and handmade art and other creative works. Did we mention that delicious PAMFOOD ♥️ will also be available??! Afterwards you can check out Red Death, Birds, & Unicorns at Andy’s.
SUNDAY, April 22
Sunday Supper with Rossana & Suzanne | The Chestnut Tree | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Shut up and take our money!! If there are seats still available, get in on this culinary adventure ‘cuz these two chefs do not disappoint!
TUESDAY, April 24
Nerd Nite Denton 25 | Bearded Monk | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Oh, lookie, its Nerd Nite Denton’s 2nd Birthday! They are kinda like the Discovery Channel paired with Drunk History and TEDtalks, and their “Making Loves (Outta Nothing at All)” evening includes speakers on the marvels of 3D Printing, Autism Programs, and Green Infrastructure.
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!