Fall has fallen, sorta, like it both does and doesn’t in Texas. Heat, humidity, rain showers, and my garden so dang confused it doesn’t know whether to bloom or swim. Luckily, Fall also means a full dance-card with local shenanigans. This week in #DENTONING adventures has scads of fun stuff, but here is what's happening in our top #DEN10 weekly events!
THURSDAY, September 20
North Texas Giving Day | Denton Courthouse Square | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join Communities Foundations of Texas and dozens of Denton Non-Profits on the square for an exciting evening of games, prizes, live music, shopping, and fantastic entertainment! Show your support for your favorite non-profit, and come learn about others in your community! All donations made on Giving Day will be matched, increasing the impact of your generous donation! I’m gonna plug our amazing Denton County Office of History & Culture, and you can also check out this month’s LGBTQIA+ Adult Social.
FRIDAY, September 21
Free Movie in the Park: COCO | Denton Civic Center | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
If’n it don’t rain and the creeks don’t rise, its FREE movie time! Join Denton Parks & Rec in the park after dark for Disney/Pixar's animated adventure Coco! Bring a blanket and/or chairs and enjoy a free marshmallow roast and crafts at 7 p.m. and a movie on the giant screen at 8 p.m.
Benefit Show for JW| Dan’s SilverLeaf | 5:00 PM – 12:01 AM
The Baptist Generals pull together a show to help their good friend Jayson Wortham (Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, Mandarin, Greenella) who's been battling Hodgkins Disease for a good part of a year. Some great people [like Scott Danbom of Static Diary Tim Delaughter of The Polyphonic Spree/Tripping Daisy, Wirewings Ashley Leer of Def Rain] have offered to donate their time and talents at Dan's Silver Leaf to raise necessary funds to help alleviate tJW’s soaring healthcare costs. Please consider attending this show, buying some of Jason's artwork, of if you cannot physically attend you can donate to Jason's GoFundMe.
DCTAR Kick-Off Benefit Bash| Q’s Café | 6:30 PM - 12:01 AM
Denton County Trans Assistance and Resources hosts their very first benefit show at Q’s, with some awesome Trans/NB vendors selling their products! Entry is free but from 10pm-12am they will have Trans/NB performers from Drag to live music and even some comedy for a door price of $10!!
You’re the DJ Dance Party | Studio E | 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Maybe you’ve heard about the hidden BEAR’S DEN door just off the Square, but it’s recently launching as a BYOB DIY performance/party venue! Go see what they’re all about.
SATURDAY, September 22
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, but also stop by the Historic Preservation Fair at the Historic Courthouse!
Wine Squared Birthday Party | Wine Squared| 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
The Square Winos are celebrating one year with free tastings, live tee printing by PINT Services, Pickled Carrot, and Kind Beats serving up the jams. Go wish ‘em well, and if you talk theatre, then discuss The Graduate at Campus Theater and Ann Richards at Black Box Theatre.
Taste For A Cause| Monroe Pearson Bldg | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Denton Friends of the Family host their Un-Gala of the year, a 1920s Speakeasy-themed costume party and fundraiser! Live swinging music, tastings, nomnom gnoshes, cocktails, and more special surprises are promised in their always-entertaining evening.
SUNDAY, September 23
PamFood Brunch w Kim Nall |Armadillo Ale Works| 11:59 AM – 3:00 PM
Boy howdy, we do love our Sunday brunch and this PamFood menu for $16 promises an amazing menu with the sultry sounds of Kim Nall AND our favorite Armadillo Ales beer?!? (Full disclosure: they’re all our favorite.) Also can’t go wrong now that Chestnut Tree is serving brunch on Sundays now. Dangit, I’m drooling.
TUESDAY, September 25
Nerd Nite Denton | The Bearded Monk | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
With 3 speakers on a variety of topics, its like the Discovery Channel and NatGeo partying with Drunk History for an informative evening of fun! This month’s topic is “Horsing Around,” with talks on Equine Therapy and more!
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!