Weekend Updates: 11/3-11/6

Well, Dentonites, October came and went rather quickly (no cooler), and November is upon us. Relish in the cooler weather this weekend and kick if off with a slew of shows, stargazing at the UNT Space Observatory, and or even, get this, weenie dog races (yes, you read that right). Let this quick list help guide you to your next #dentoning adventure.

Thursday, November 3rd

Birthday Club / Wesley Jensen / Dome Dwellers / Abacaba
Harvest House, 6 PM
Join Birthday Club as they continue on their Lighten Up Tour and make their Denton debut at Harvest House. This Houston-based post-post-vaporwave (an electronic music genre) group will be showcasing their uplifting, new wave-esque melodies through their premiere EP, “Lighten Up”. Wesley Jensen joins the bill, bringing the poetically dark side of indie rock to the stage, along with neo-psych duo Dome Dwellers. Abacaba starts the night off with a little rock ‘n’ roll, and the best part is it's FREE! 

Fall/Winter Menu Release!
Wine Squared, 6 PM
Wine Squared is releasing their fall and winter menu which includes wines such as Carpene Malvolti, Milou Chardonnay, Noir 46 Malbec, and The Huntsman Cabernet Sauvignon. They taste even better than they sound. They’re also releasing a brand new dessert menu. That means cream puffs, y’all. Cream puffs. Only $15 gets you into all of this awesomeness. 

The Infamists / Kites and Boomerangs / Hen and the Cocks
The Abbey Underground, 10 PM
Free show alert! Kites and Boomerangs start out the night with indie rock goodness followed by The Infamists and their brand of what they call Stoner Blues/MILF Rock/Whiskey Punk in what may be an acoustic set. Ending the night is Hen and the Cocks. Music starts at 10:30, no cover.

Friday, November 4th

Rock N Roll Cannibals / Monoculture / Jenna Clark / The So Help Me’s
Andy’s Bar, 9 PM
Shake off the week’s vibes and swiftly sway into the weekend with the psychobilly melodies of Rock N Roll Cannibals. This hillbilly rock ‘n’ roll-meets-horror-punk band will be sharing the stage with Dallas-based psychedelic/blues rock band Monoculture and Denton’s own Jenna Clark. Watch Oklahoma City’s The So Help Me’s weave in shoegaze/dream-pop riffs into their existential rock sound (Camus or Sartre, anyone?) as they open the show. Only $5! 21+. 

First Fridays at the Arts Center: Heroes in the Making
Join the Greater Denton Arts Council and celebrate First Fridays with Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production. Continuing through December 10th, this interactive exhibition explores the history and future of comic production through original scripts, sketches, illustrations, and published works. Bonus: There is a reading lounge and a create-your-own-comic station, so you can delve into your favorite storylines before you make your own. And although Halloween is over, you can dress up all over again by sporting your favorite superhero costume. And yes, there will definitely be a costume contest with special guest judge Jessie Frye. They’ll be closing the night with a screening of Superman (1978). This all-age event is FREE TOO.

Guma & Mountain Song
Taps & Caps, 9 PM
If you haven’t noticed yet, Taps & Caps have been booking amazing shows every other weekend and this one is no exception. Guma is coming up from Austin, and goes on at 9, followed by Denton’s own Mountain Song to close out the night with their Fireplace Cathedral Music. Be at Taps and Caps Friday and you can find out what this awesome genre sounds like.

Saturday, November 5th

Walk the Line – An Intro to Slacklining
Karma Yoga, 3 PM
Find your balance for the weekend by joining Karma Yoga Denton for an introductory class to Slacklining. You know, where those people make walking barefoot across a rope in between trees or other things look like a cinch? That could be you! This YET ANOTHER FREE class will help you find that balance by figuring out the basics. All levels of experience are welcome. It’ll be at Clark Park at UNT.

A Night Under the Stars
UNT Space Observatory, 6 PM
Spend Saturday under the stars at the UNT Space Observatory. In addition to stargazing, this stellar event will feature (more) space activities, space talks, food, a raffle, and live music. Admission is $5 (cash only), with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Explorium Denton—a mobile children’s museum (rad!). Let’s get starry, y’all. 

D&L Denton Annual Weenie Dog Races
D&L Farm and Home, 10 AM
There isn't anything cuter than watching a bevy of weenie dogs trying to race each other. Join D&L Farm and Home—a local, family-owned feed store that focuses on high-quality pet nutrition—for their annual Exclusive Weenie Dog Races. Along with a complimentary lunch, there will be a costume contest (for the pups, we presume) at this fun-for-the-whole-family event. Register via the event page. Festivities begin at 10a.m. 

Vice Palace: The End Vol. 1
Brick Haus Collective, 9 PM
Join Vice Palace for a night of rock ‘n’ roll rhythms and psychedelic sounds as they present The End: Vol. 1, a split-tape release party, at the Brick Haus Collective. This Dallas-based DIY cassette tape label and roving music venue will be out for release number four, featuring Pearl Earl and Abacaba. These two Denton gems will be playing as well, along with Dallas-based Dead Mockingbirds. Draculas and Shitstorm will start off the night. There is a $5 cover charge for this all age show.  

Sunday, November 6th

Jared and The Jewelers / The Head (Atlanta) / Thrill Bill
Dane Manor, 7 PM
If you’ve never been to a house show, go see Jared and The Jewelers perform their first adventure in playing one. This “heartfelt alternative rock [band] with pop sensibilities” will be joined by Denton alternative rock band Thrill Bill and Atlanta-based rock ‘n’ roll trio The Head. Come catch these cool cats as they rock their way into the night—music starts around 7: 30p.m. FREE, but there is a suggested donation of a measly 5 bucks. 

Walking Dead Watch Party
BackYard on Bell, 8 PM
Zombie fans, unite. BackYard on Bell is hosting a Walking Dead watch party every week while the show is in season. Yes! We’ll spare you the spoilers, but if you haven’t watched last week’s episode you should make plans to be at the BYOB on Sunday night. Zombies and pizza, what more could you want from a Sunday night?