Looks like another weekend is jam-packed with the sights, sounds, and flavors that make Denton a favorite destination, so here is your go-to guide to the top #DEN10 events that you need to squeeze in this week… Mondays are tough enough without regrets.
WEDNESDAY, September 20th
Lecture: Aida Urquidez on Múzquiz | Denton Courthouse Museum | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Didja know that Denton has a friendship city in Mexico? Go listen to Denton resident and Múzquiz native Aida Urquidez as she shares the story of the mining city Múzquiz, Mexico and its long friendship with the city of Denton.
THURSDAY, September 21st
Dr. Sketchy’s | GDAC | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Denton has its very own anti-art school, and you should totally go drink-and-draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality!
Film: Mali Blues | Patterson-Appleton Center | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Denton Black Film Festival hosts this special community screening of the film Mali Blues, which tells the story of the West African birthplace of the blues, a musical tradition later carried by the transatlantic slave trade to America's cotton fields, but today finds itself in grave danger. As fundamentalist Islam and sharia law become more widespread, dance and secular music are prohibited, musical instruments are destroyed, and these musicians are forced to flee their homeland. This screening is FREE and open to the public.
Live Jazz | Steve’s Wine Bar | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Get your live jazz fix by swaying to the swingin’ sounds of Neil Slater, Jim Riggs, and Lynn Seaton in one of our favorite local hangouts.
FRIDAY, September 22nd
SING: Free Movies in Quakertown Park | Denton Civic Center | 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
What’s better than a free flick on a blanket under the stars in Denton’s civic park? Not much. Bring your change for popcorn, drinks, snacks, and fun glow in-the-dark cotton candy, but the open fire marshmallow roast with kids arts & crafts is free!
Mural Reveal! | Denton County Brewing Co. | 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM
We love our murals here in Denton, and DCBC is set for the big reveal of their own collaborative contribution to our growing collection! Come meet the artists and check out their art!
Harvest Thieves, Brave Little Howl & Western Youth | Harvest House | 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Folksy alt-country and Americana Indie-Rock share the stage in one of Denton’s best outdoor venues, and a dang fine way to spend a Friday night.
SATURDAY, September 23rd
Denton County Farm Heritage Day | Denton County Historic Park | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
As if the Denton Community Market ain’t enough, there’s a daytime celebration with the Antique Tractor Club, a blacksmith demonstration, AgriLife education booths, crafts, and all kinds of old-timey country fun.
Taste For A Cause | Witherspoon Distillery | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Denton County Friends of the Family is hosting this amazing charity benefit at our favorite Denton County hooch house, so you can bet there’s gonna be some tasty booze, deliciously creative cuisine, live music, a silent auction, and an entertaining tour of the distillery. Get tickets now, they go fast!
Skate Night Dance Party | Lone Star Indoor Sports | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join Denton Together and Puddin Taine at Lone Star Indoor Sports and Events Center for a night of skating, dancing, partying, and fun fun FUN with an all-star musical line-up!
SUNDAY, September 24th
OAKTOBERFEST | Oak Street Draft House | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Okay, sure, it’s still September and all, but when OSDH&CP wants to throw a block party… Let Them!! Promising over 40 different Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers on tap, authentic German Oktoberfest food from the food trucks, Oktoberfest music, stein hoisting and just an all around good time, they also have a Pan Ector Oaktoberfest T Shirt and 34 oz stein combo available for pre sale. Prost, y’all!!
As always, holla in the comments if you have a fave to add, but be sure to tag your pretty Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review.