Weekend Update: 8/18 - 8/21
Dentonites! Rejoice in the surprisingly pleasant weather and do a little Dentoning this weekend. Music? Check. Trivia? Check. Disney-themed tacos and karaoke? Double check! Plus, Armadillo Ale Works has something special to share with Denton!
Thursday, August 18th
Oak Street Photo Contest
Oak Street Drafthouse, 1 PM
Oak Street Drafthouse is bringing back their Summer Photo Contest! Take a picture sporting your Oak Street garb (t-shirt, hat, sunglasses, stickers, etc.) at any scenic spot, whether you’re on vacation or taking a trek around the state. Photos will be accepted until September 1st, and voting will take place October 1st via Facebook. First place winner gets $300, so get creative and rep the drafthouse proper.
Eric Daino’s Tour Kickoff
The Abbey Underground, 8 PM
Eric Daino will be trading one tour for another, finishing up his summer stint with The Holophonics and heading back out solo. This Skacoustic Tour kicks off at The Abbey Underground, featuring local singer-songwriters Lydia Low, J.R. Byrd, and more! Show is FREE, but you must be 21+.
II Charlies Bar & Grill, 9 PM
Level-up your Thursday night by showcasing your Nintendo Universe trivia skills, hosted by II Charlie’s Bar & Grill. There will be cheap drinks and prizes aplenty—did we mention it’s FREE to play? II Charlie’s is in between two pokéstops, if that’s more your thing.
Friday, August 19th
Armadillo Ale Works Honey Please Release
East Side, 6 PM
Join East Side as they welcome Armadillo Ale Works back to the market. As we eagerly await their brewery to open (slated to open downtown later this year), Armadillo Ale Works will debut their new beer, Honey Please. We heard this blonde ale is brewed with mesquite beans and Texas wildflower honey—yum! Customized glassware for this release is available, so buy the beer and keep the glass. Pan Ector will be out creating prints.
Cash & Respect/Masa Muzik Presents #CWDMF2 + Masa Lopez B-Day Bash
Andy’s Bar, 9 PM
Cash & Respect and Masa Musik bring the beats to Andy’s Bar for Campaign with Da Mayor Fest 2 (#CWDMF2) and Masa Lopez’s birthday bash! Hosted by Mz Bossy, DJ Imperial D will be spinning in between performances by Masa Lopez, Ghetto Box, and more! Show is free before 10 PM; doors are at 9.
Quiet on the Set, I Happy Am, Jared and The Jewelers
The Abbey Underground, 10 PM
Get your second wind at The Abbey Underground with the high-energy sounds of Quiet on the Set. This theatrical pop/rock band will be joined by the folk-fuzz project from Fort Worth, I Happy Am. Jared and The Jewelers opens. FREE!
Saturday, August 20th
Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar
Denton County Elections Administration, 10 AM
The League of Women Voters Denton invites you to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (you know, those rad people working hard to register voters). With the November elections right around the corner, it’s time to make sure Denton County is registered, and they need your help. This FREE event lasts about an hour, and you’ll leave a trained Volunteer Deputy Registrar. Get out there, Dentonites!
PolaWalk at the 88th North Texas State Fair & Rodeo
North Texas State Fair, 6 PM
Join the Instant Film Society for a PolaWalk at the 88th Annual North Texas State Fair and Rodeo. Bring your instant film camera and explore (and capture!) what the North Texas State Fair has to offer: food vendors, exhibits, games, rides, concerts, and more. If you don’t have an instant camera, bring a pack of Impossible or Fujifilm’s Instax wide film and you can borrow a camera. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids 7–12. Children 6 and under are free. (Tip: Print your tickets ahead of time to beat the line. This event takes place rain or shine, so grab a raincoat, slip on your galoshes, and get your cameras ready!
Black Box Theatre Presents Andrew “Jr Boy” Jones Blues
Black Box Theatre, 7 PM
The Denton Campus Theatre and the Denton Black Filmfest is bringing a night of classic Blues to the Point Bank Black Box Theatre. This two-night event showcases the talents of Andrew “Jr Boy” Jones, an established Texas Blues guitarist. Don’t miss the opportunity to be serenaded by the melodic moods fronted by Jones’ rhythmic roots. Tickets are $15.
Dieselbeast, In Spite of Madness, & More!
Andy’s Bar, 9 PM
Put the petal to the metal—well, ear to the metal in this instance—and headbang your way through the weekend with the rugged sounds of Diselbeast. In Spite of Madness brings the 90’s grunge undertones to the table. Obern and Tungsten Wake join the bill. $10.
Sunday, August 21st
August Brunch – Disney Karaoke
Killer’s Tacos, 11 AM
Calling all Geek Girls! Join Killer’s Tacos for Disney-themed tacos (interested piqued) and Karaoke, so come dressed as your favorite character. Hosted by Geek Girl Brunch Denton, this event will be collecting supplies for low-income children and donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters Denton. Tickets are $16 and will include two tacos, a side, a canned drink, and champagne or juice. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. Tacos, Disney, and karaoke for a good cause? We’re in.
Sunday Fun-Day Market
Mulberry Street Cantina, 2 PM
The Mulberry Market has returned, y’all! In case you missed it before, Mulberry Street Cantina has teamed-up with the Denton Community Market for a day of shopping and sipping. Local vendors will be showing off (and selling!) their goods inside, so you can stay cool while enjoying a refreshing cocktail. A silent auction will be held, and a portion of sales will be donated to the DCM. A Sunday Fun-Day indeed!