Yep, the universities are back in session and our two-college town is hopping, and a welcome Labor Day Weekend beckons. This week in #DENTONING adventures has plenty of happening stops to consider, like the new O’Neil Ford exhibit at UNT On The Square, so we yet again offer our top #DEN10 weekly events you should check-out!

The Boxcar Bandits play Dan's this Thursday!

The Boxcar Bandits play Dan's this Thursday!

THURSDAY, August 30th

Boxcar Bandits/Kiel Grove/Country Rexford | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM  
This line-up promises an evening of Irish music, grease folk, and twangy skunkgras to better prepare your soul for the coming weekend shows like Small Houses/Brent Best on Saturday. Thursdays are also always good for live jazz at Steve’s Wine Bar, Glitterbomb at Andy’s, a bicycle social ride out of Eastside, or Trivia at Mulberry St. Cantina. Plenty of options, always.

FRIDAY, August 31st

Dapper Apple Launch Party| Armadillo Ale Works | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM  
The brewmeisters trot out their fall seasonal selection, an apple pie spiced amber ale sure to bring to a smile! The event invites us to come “dressed to the nines” for a best dressed and most creative contest, but I have no idea how that translates for Denton. Observe and report, with photos pls.

Undefined Fest | The Bearded Monk | 5:00 PM – 2:00 AM  
Fall means festivals, and this new offering promises the Denton trifecta of art, music, and beer! The Bearded Monk (who recently got blessed by honest-to-gosh real bearded Trappist monks) teams with Denton County Brewing and Eastside to sample Sixpoint selections, all while prize raffles and silent auction benefit Explorium Denton.

Six Piece Comedy Deal | J&J’s ODB Undercrust | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM  
Laugh along with some of the emerging talents that make up Denton’s burgeoning comedy scene in this showcase of nutcases.


SATURDAY, September 1st

Denton Community Market | Denton County Historic Park | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  
The beloved Denton Community Market is the best way to ring in Saturdays, with all kinds of nifty crafty swag, produce, veggies, food, tours of the Bayless-Selby House, and live music! Browsing always pairs nicely with Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Chestnut Tree after some Yoga On The Square.

UNT vs SMU + Von Erichs| Apogee Stadium| 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM  
Whomever came up with this idea deserves a raise. UNT football hosts its season opener against the SMU Mustangs, but after the game it’s World Class Revolution wrestling featuring Denton’s own Von Erich family! Tickets start at $20 here.

SUNDAY, September 2nd

Drag Story Time |Q’s Cafe| 11:59 AM – 1:30 PM  
Reading can be such a drag, but in the best way possible! Entertain your squad with this amazing weekly storytelling session while you Sunday Brunch thru Q’s menu. Also, looks like Q’s Spoopy Saturday Amateur Night with Enchanté LeFay could be a fun weekend addition!

Eastside 5 Year Anniversary| East Side | 11:59 AM - 2:00 AM  
Go show some love for this favorite watering hole as they celebrate with 20-25 special tappings, live music, Pan Ector tees, and more! 

PAWSitive Vibes Benefit| BackYard On Bell | 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM  
The Denton Community Market is holding its 2nd Annual Pawsitive Vibes fundraising event, with  dog-friendly swag, live music, and dog treats available for purchase from local DCM vendors!


MONDAY, September 3rd LABOR DAY

Labor Day Dart Tourney |Dusty’s Bar & Grill| 7:00 PM – 11:45 PM  
After you’re done lounging around a pool or a patio, you can check out this annual Doubles Blind Draw Dart Tournament and try one of their tasty sammiches.

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!