Weekend Update: 3/17 - 3/19
Dentonites! What are you getting into this weekend? Whether you missed out on spring break or you’re wishing you could get a second dose, we’re all working for the weekend, right? With a slew of shows to catch, a workshop to attend, and a backyard market to shop, there are several events to keep you out and about. So, if you’re not SXSW-ing this weekend, peep this list of a few events happening around town, and let it guide you to another fantastic weekend in Denton.
Friday, March 17
Shamrock Comedy Show
BackYard on Bell, 8 p.m.
Get lucky with laughter this St. Patrick’s Day with Language of Laughter’s annual Shamrock Comedy Show. Language of Laughter (LoL) is a nonprofit organization that works to enrich local students’ writing, reading, and collaborative skills. Hosted at BackYard on Bell, this year’s showcase will feature stand-up comedy by Taylor Higginbotham, Zachary Arredondo, and more! Stick around after the stand-up too as Levi Cobb and Jonah Sissoyev play a few folky tunes. Tickets for this charitable event are $10 and are available via www.lolforacause.com. Proceeds will benefit educational programs for children. Let’s LoL for a cause, y’all!
Juicy the Emissary, Pudge, Passarhino
Dan’s Silverleaf, 10 p.m.
What are you doing this St. Paddy’s Day? The folks at Dan’s Silverleaf are doing ... something else. Prepare for a night of brilliant beats with performances by artist and producer Juicy the Emissary, Pudge of Fab Deuce, and Brazilian group Passarhino. DJ Sanford Black will be spinning some records. So, wear green or something else. Either way, this show is FREE.
SeaFire, Kites & Boomerangs, Sunrise Pilots, American Heartthrob
Andy’s Bar, 8:30 p.m.
Granatum Film Fest — a short film collage and art exhibit that showcases artists from the DFW area — brings you a night of rock with four local up-and-coming bands. Discover the sounds of the prog-rock trio SeaFire, the Americana indie-rock group Kites & Boomerangs, the progressive post-hardcore threesome Sunrise Pilots, and alternative rock band American Heartthrob. Music starts around 9 p.m. It’s $5 and 18+.
Saturday, March 18
SCRAP Denton, 1:30 p.m.
Join SCRAP Denton for their Weaving Workshop. This class will focus on building pieces using a frame loom and various reused materials. They invite you to create texture and dimension by making fringe, tassels, and floating wefts — and, of course, you get to keep what you make. Come join the fun for $25. We be-weave in you, Denton.
Trunkweed, Delia Haunt, William Austin Clay
Taps & Caps, 7 p.m.
Saturdays are for discovering the diverse musical landscape of Denton and beyond. Delve into these depths at Lone Star Taps & Caps. Trunkweed makes their way from Maryland to showcase their post-surf/bedroom-punk/lousy-pop sounds, and Denton’s own Delia Haunt delivers the alt/new wave/psych-rock. William Austin Clay starts off the night at 9 p.m. There is a $3 cover for those 18–20 and a $1 cover for those 21+. Live music and cold brews? See you Saturday, Denton.
Puddin Taine, Strong Work, Lydia Low
Midway Craft House, 9 p.m.
Funk group Puddin Taine invites you to prepare your mind, body, and soul for a transcendent experience: a night of eclectic music at Midway Craft House. Lydia Low will serenade us with her singer-songwriter stylings, Strong Work will shake things up with their hip-hop infused prog-rock, and Puddin Taine will lay down the funk. Don’t forget to grab a brew or two at this craft house party. Free.
Sunday, March 19
East Side, 2 p.m.
Shop and sip local on this summery Sunday at East Side’s BackYard Market. They’ll be celebrating two years of this arts and craft beer event with — you can probably guess — arts and crafts and beers. A variety of wares from local vendors will be for sale, and onsite food trucks will be available for grub. Bonus: this is a pet and family event. Let’s celebrate, shall we?
Mom Jeans, Save Face, Radler, Sad Cops
The Dock, 7 p.m.
As the week comes to an end, hang on to those spring break sentiments by tapping into your inner emo(tional) self. Mom Jeans, self-described dirty little emo boys from California, makes a stop in Denton on their way back home from SXSW. Joining the bill is New Jersey indie punk/emo trio Save Face and Oregon emo aggressive-pop foursome Radler. Sad Cops opens. See event page for address. Free.
Matthew Silver, The Southpaw Preachers, You and Me
Andy’s Bar, 8 p.m.
Viral video star Matthew Silver makes his Denton debut at Andy’s Bar hosting a night of art and music. This performance artist has made appearances on MTV’s Ridiculousness and on Adult Swim, and has a recurring role on the British travel documentary The Moaning of Life. Come experience the works of Silver as he “promotes love with an added flavor of farts.” Joining the bill are Denton bands The Southpaw Preachers and You and Me. Only $8! 21+. Music starts at 9 p.m.
Before Sunday fades into Monday, explore the local music scene with an eclectic showcase at Load-In. This bill features the experimental art-rock stylings of Gay Cum Daddies and the riotous sounds of punk trio Thin Skin. William Austin Clay, Swine Flu, and Riches Hell join. See event page for address. Music begins around 9 p.m. $5.
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