Fall Festival season is our favorite time of the year, and this weekend’s Denton Blues Festival is always a guaranteed good time! This week in #DENTONING adventures has plenty of amazing events, 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!
THURSDAY, September 13
Denton Diablos Launch Happy Hour | LSA Burgers rooftop | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Didja hear that Denton is getting our own semi-pro soccer team in 2019?!? Come hear about the plans and people driving it during this happy hour launch party. Thursdays are also always hoppin’ downtown with a bicycle social ride at Eastside, live jazz at Steve’s Wine Bar, gnoshes at Wine2, wacky music at J&J’s Undercrust ODB, a Zine & Art Party at Voertman’s Gallery, and out at Horny Toad Café they’re hosting a Funny Car Chaos pre-party!
FRIDAY, September 14
The Graduate | Campus Theater | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Sept 14-23)
The Denton Community Theatre stages this infamously racy romp, filled with rapid fire dialogue, dysfunction and bitter but hilarious comedy, as the new college graduate gets schooled on life and love by a disillusioned Mrs. Robinson. This production is for mature audiences due to subject matter and partial nudity, so that’s maybe a bonus.
Pearl Earl | Harvest House | 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
The all-femme rock band Pearl Earl has gotten a ton of great buzz, and you can catch them burning up the Harvest House stage with Ecstatic Union and Delicate Boys.
Denton Blues Festival | Quakertown Park| SEPT 14-16
Filling the cooler air with the sounds of music, the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce celebrates 20 years with a weekend party that’s totally FREE amazing fun! From festival food to bounce houses and twangy Blues acts from across the South, its where your friends are hanging this weekend.
SATURDAY, September 15
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 (now with Front Porch Stories), and live music! Browsing always pairs nicely with Saturday Jazz Brunch at The Chestnut Tree after some Yoga On The Square.
Beto O’Rourke Does Denton | Backyard on Bell | 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
The traveling Democratic challenger has made a lot of news lately with his blue-hair-tofu-agenda, an appearance on The Colbert Show, and upcoming gig with Willie Nelson, but you can meet this firebrand as he pitches himself for US Senate.
Shonen Knife |Dan’s SilverLeaf| 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM
If Beto ain’t punk enough for you, then go hear for yourself why Shonen Knife was one of Curt Cobain’s favorite acts as these high-energy Japanese femme fatales rock the stage with their uniquely eclectic style. Mind Spiders and Hey Cowboy will sho nuff keep the dance floor warmed up!
The Brave Boys LIVE in Dallas with Kevin McDonald |Stomping Ground Comedy| 11:00 PM – 12:01 AM
Okay, we are totally breaking protocol to mention a Dallas event in our venerable #DEN10, but trust us that its for good reason. Our beloved Brave Boys Podcast are traveling to the dirty D to hang and riff with comedy legend Kevin McDonald, who you know from Kids In The Hall, That 70s Show, and Arrested Development at least. Laugh along with our emerging talents part of Denton’s burgeoning comedy scene in this showcase of nutcases.
SUNDAY, September 16
Backyard Market | Eastside| 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Picture the perfect Sunday afternoon: football on the TV's, art and handmade goods on display and for sale in the yard, food trucks out back, and the finest craft beers and signature Sunday cocktails from the friendliest bar staff in Denton as you shop for a unique gift or artwork from local artists and makers.
Denton Zine Party & Drone Church | Dan’s SilverLeaf | 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
It’s the reception for MULTILOCATION with Drone Church and a slew of our fave ‘zine and art vendors! But don’t you dare miss out on the final evening of the Denton Blues Fest…
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!