Weekend Update 10/19 – 10/22

Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet, Denton? October marches on with cooler nights and spooky vibes this week as Halloween approaches us with every passing day. Music is taking center stage this October weekend with events like the Industrial Street Pop Festival. Esteemed rapper Astronautalis will be making his long-awaited return to Denton at Andy’s, and the wildly popular Consider the Source will be putting on a comeback show at Harvest House.
Use this weekend as an opportunity to help out your fellow man, Dentonites. Keep Denton Warm is collecting gently used cold weather gear at their Ghostbusters movie event on the square this Saturday, and on Sunday, Dan’s Silverleaf is raising money for those in Puerto Rico who are still in need of supplies after Hurricane Maria. Here’s your weekend update, Denton.

Thursday 10/19

Bearded Monk Funk
The Bearded Monk
9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Body English is hosting another open jam session at the Bearded Monk. Every third Thursday of every month, Body English, Denton’s funkiest jam band, takes the floor at the Bearded Monk for freeform grooves and moves. Grab a beer, sit back, and enjoy the jazz, cats. 

Stranger Things Trivia
Mulberry Street Cantina
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

No Demagorgons allowed! Test your knowledge of the Upside Down at Mulberry’s Stranger Things Trivia night! The event is being put on just a week before the release of the Netflix hit’s second season, which premieres on the 27th. Teams of two or more are encouraged to meet up for the chance to win Cantina bar cash — $40 for the first place winners, $20 for the second place winners, and $10 for third. 

Tarot on the Square
Denton Town Square
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

What lies in your future? Come find out this Thursday at Tarot on the Square, where local tarot and oracle readers will be in attendance to give special discount readings. Those who are interested in getting a reading done or want to learn more about the world of astrology are welcome to join. 

Friday 10/20

Park After Dark
Denton County Historical Park
10/20 and 10/21
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

What really happened on the night of November 22, 1919? Who shot the owner of the Bayless Selby house? Does the ghost of Mr. Bayless still walk the halls of the Selby house? The Denton County Office of History and Culture is providing two nights of free spook-tacular tours through the infamous Bayless Selby house this weekend. Starting on Friday night and ending on Saturday night, the organization will be leading groups of 20 through the landmark every half-hour. There’s no need to make call-ahead reservations for this event, as groups will be formed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Consider the Source + Mother Tongues + MONTU
Harvest House
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
$10 advance, $12 at the door

Help Denton welcome back Consider the Source this Friday at Harvest House. The progressive metal band has an extensive and loyal following due to their other-worldly sound and jazz fusion influence. Experimental psych rock group Mother Tongues and electronic jamtronica band MONTU will be setting the stage for Consider the Source. This stacked show is modestly priced at $10 for advance tickets, so get ‘em while they’re still available. 

Saturday 10/21

Industrial Street Pop Festival
Dan’s Silverleaf Parking Lot
1 p.m to 8 p.m.

Far out, dude! Go back in time with the Industrial Street Pop Festival as several local artists and bands perform the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s. Music of iconic groups like The Lovin’ Spoonful and Fleetwood Mac will be played by DFW bands and singers such as Taste of Herb and Pete Weise. This event is kid-friendly, so families are encouraged to bring the little ones.

FWB Movie on the Square: Ghostbusters
Denton County Courthouse Lawn
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“Who you gonna call?” Join Friends with Benefits for a free movie night on the square. This event kicks off a weekend campaign called Keep Denton Warm, a community outreach event created by Friends with Benefits to help Dentonites who need cold weather attire during the fall and winter seasons. The featured film for this movie night is Ghostbusters, the hit 1984 classic starring comedy legends Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. All who attend are asked to bring lightly-used cold wear such as jackets, hats, and gloves to donate to Keep Denton Warm.  This event is family-friendly.

Astronautalis + SuperSonic Lips + Character
Andy’s Bar
8 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.

Astronautalis is returning to Denton, and it’s about time. The last time the talented and poetic rapper was in Little D was over two years ago, and boy how Denton has missed him. His return will be at Andy’s Bar this Saturday, headlined by eclectic rock band SuperSonic and hip hop artist Character. Tickets are $20 online, and by the looks of the event response on social media, they will most likely be sold out by the day of the show, so act fast.  

Sunday 10/22

Denton Hearts Puerto Rico
Dan’s Silverleaf
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Show your love and support for Puerto Rico at Dan’s Silverleaf this Sunday. The Industrial Street bar is hosting a fundraiser event for those that were affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. There will be live music from A Taste of Herb, El Nuevo Mi Son, and Jose Aponte & the Caribe Club, as well as a silent auction featuring local artwork. All money raised at this event will be used to send much-needed supplies and cash to the Puerto Rican-based families of Denton residents. 

10th Annual Bloody Mary Battle
II Charlies Bar & Grill
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bloody Mary, bloody Mary, bloody Mary! This Sunday marks the tenth year for the Annual Bloody Mary Battle at II Charlies. Try a wide array of different Bloody Mary cocktails from 14 different Denton bars, including spots like Harvest House, Caskey’s, Paschall’s, and Eastside Social Club. II Charlies is also having drink specials all day as well as a free taco bar before the event at 11 a.m. Bottoms up!