Pump up the Volume: Where to be This Weekend: Valentine's Weekend

Valentines Weekend, y’all! What will you be doing? Stop! Don’t even think - we’ve hand picked some great events happening this weekend in beautiful Denton that you won’t want to miss. Need to do some last minute V-Day shopping? We’ve got you covered. Live music? Check. Dancing? You know it! What’s that? The sound of gratitude & joy all around? Nailed it.

Friday February 12

Birds of Night, Field Division: Live at Redwood Studios
Redwood Studios, 7:00 p.m.
Party at Redwood? Heck yes. Birds of Night and Field Division have both recorded music co-produced by Midlake member McKenzie Smith, who’s studio they will be playing at. $10 gets you live music, keg beer, and snacks. Doors are at 7 p.m., show starts 8:00 p.m.


Saturday February 13

Intro to Beekeeping
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, 11:00 a.m.
This is a free event, you guys. Thats right - you can take an introductory workshop on the history, art, and science of beekeeping in an urban and suburban setting. Why not learn about where honey comes from with your honey before Valentine's Day?

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Valentine's Market
Evers Building, 12:00 p.m.
Join some of your favorite Denton makers and creatives at the Valentine’s Market this Saturday. Pastrana Studio, Bell & Oak, West Oak Coffee, Denton Flower Garden, Denton Camera Exchange, and other vendors will be taking part in this lovely event. The stores open until 8:00 p.m., and there will be wintery beverages and snacks to help you get in the Valentine’s mood.

Sweetheart Chair Dance Workshop
Twisted Bodies Pilates & Yoga, 12:00 p.m.
Okay ladies now let's get in formation. I mean… yeah, let’s get in formation. Come to Twisted Bodies and learn the art of the striptease with the use of props and a chair. Even if you don’t have a sweetie to perform it to later, we’re pretty sure it’ll come to good use in the future.

Sweetheart Market
Golden Triangle Mall, 12:00 p.m.
There will be more than 40 different vendors participating in this event, including some of our local favorite artists, Jude Landry of Jude Landry Print Co., and Matthew Sallack of Otter Illustrations. Event brought to you by the Denton Community Market.

Keep Denton Thrashing!
Oak Street Draft House
This event to remember Denton’s beloved Nick Trasher will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Mulberry Street Cantina where it will eventually lead to Oak Street Draft House. Later following at show at Rubber Gloves and then back to Oak Street Draft House at midnight. There will be commemorative glasses & shirts available at Oak Street Draft house that night, as well as a Zine produced by Spiderweb Salon, all honoring Nick.

Cygnus, Spice Boys, DJ Cymatic, Drunk in Public
Pink Cactus, 9:00 p.m.
Want to dance your hearts out? It’s officially V-alien-tine's Day in Denton, and this Denton house will be bumping to Dallas’ darklord Cygnus. No underage drinking allowed. DIY house show rules apply: don’t be a jerk.

 Courtesy of Facebook event page

Courtesy of Facebook event page

Sprockets Bicycle & Coffee Shop, 10:00 p.m.
I have never seen a “deal” on cover prices, but you can get one ticket for $7 or 2 for $12, so - might as well save two bucks and cover bae. (Ugh, don’t stop reading because I wrote “bae”). The bill is pretty dope, and includes local acts Elijah Heaps + Nikolai Rya, Alexander McCoy, Gorgeous Panda, The Kundalini Kids, & special performances by Tahja & The Stereotype.

Sunday February 14

Denton For Bernie Rally
Greater Denton Arts Council, 2:00 p.m.
Not taking a political side, but how awesome is it to have an official Bernie rally in Denton? On the trend of awesome, Jim Hightower, syndicated columnist and former elected commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture, will be there along with local pop-rock artist Jessie Frye. David Sanchez, Deputy State Director for Bernie 2016, will be hosting the rally.

El Campo, Old Potion, Blake Vaughn, Exit Glaciers
Dan’s Silverleaf, 9:00 p.m.
El Campo has decided to spend their Valentine’s Day with Denton, and what better place to spend it than at Dan’s Silverleaf, amiright? Join this Austin folky-act along with three local bands.

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