Weekend Update 10/5 – 10/8

How’s October treating you, Denton?

While we all love October for its scares and fanfare, it’s important to remember that October is so much bigger than just Halloween. October is also the second Hispanic Heritage (half-)Month (through the 15th) as well as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, both of which will receive attention at the Hispanic Heritage Festival and the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Kick-Off on the square. 

As always, this weekend will be filled to the brim with events, some of which overlap on dates and times, so you’ll have to choose your weekend excursions in advance. The multi-day North Texas Comedy Festival is coming to Denton for its first year, utilizing five venues across Denton while featuring over 15 talented DFW comics. There’s also a two-day music and art event at Harvest House that’s sure to be a hit, as well as the revival show of our beloved Glitterbomb family. 

But enough small talk, Dentonites. Here’s your full weekend update.

Thursday 10/5

North Texas Comedy Festival 10/5-10/7
$20 weekend pass

Three days. Five venues. One hilarious weekend! There hasn’t been a comedy-centric event this large in Denton since 2016’s Joketopia at the Denton Community Theatre, and we’re excited. 2017 marks the first year for the North Texas Comedy Festival, an event created by local comics across Dallas/Ft. Worth and Denton County. The fun starts with the festival kick-off show at Killer’s Tacos this Thursday at 8 p.m. and goes on throughout the weekend at venues like Backyard on Bell, The Abbey Underground, The Bearded Monk, and The Black Box Theatre. 35 percent of all funds raised will benefit local organizations, like LOL for a Cause, that promote literacy among children. Buy a ticket and have a few laughs — it’s for a great cause! For tickets and more info, please visit https://www.ntcomedyfest.com.

Glitterbomb: Glitter Revival
Andy’s Bar
8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
$5 before 9:30 p.m.
$7 after 9:30 p.m.

Don’t call it a comeback — it’s a revival! Glitterbomb has been Denton’s favorite team of drag, queerlesque, and burlesque performers for a hot minute, and ever since the untimely and unfortunate closing of Mable Peabody’s, the Glitterbomb community has banded together to find a new home. We’re proud to announce that their new home is Andy’s Bar on the square.
Help welcome the Glitterbomb family break in their new spot this Thursday!

Milf-toberfest Talent Show and Art Hanging
Bearded Monk
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Can you sing? dance? swallow swords? The Bearded Monk is hosting an open (albeit crassly named) talent show! This event is open to all those who didn’t have a chance to perform at their middle school talent show. There will be a few undisclosed prizes up for grabs for the top three performances. Apart from live talent performances, local artist Scott Milford of DrofliM Art will have his pieces hung up for viewing. Spots are scarce, so be sure to message host Scott Milford if you’re interested in participating in the talent show.

Friday 10/6

HH Super Champion Extravaganza Kinda Fun Time — 2 Day Frenzy (10/6, 10/7)
Harvest House
5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

It’s a music and art extravaganza! Harvest House is hosting a two-day event featuring bands such as The Birds of Night and Dancy Doctor on Friday andSunbuzzed and Mother Tongues on Saturday. On Saturday, there will also be a super-cool art show going on during the live music sets. This is a free event, but donations for the bands are always welcome. Let’s party!

Domestic Violence Awareness Kick-Off
Denton County Courthouse on the Square
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Did you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)? Join your fellow Dentonites in a moment of solidarity honoring those who have experienced domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (previously known as "Day of Unity") was started by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in October 1981. This month calls for awareness of victims of domestic violence. One in four women are victims of domestic violence, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. DVAM kick-off will be hosted by Denton County Friends of the Family, a local organization that renders aid and support to those who have been affected by domestic violence. A vigil will take place, as well as a Clothesline Project, in which victims will have a chance to decorate shirts that reflect their own struggles with domestic violence, which will be displayed on a clothesline for all to see.

SCRAP Found Art Show
Scrap Denton
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
All Ages

SCRAP, Denton’s premier craft stop, will be showcasing donated artwork given to them.
This show will shine a light on art pieces that might have otherwise gone ignored and unappreciated had they not been donated to SCRAP. Many pieces will be up for purchase, so be sure to bring some extra cash in case you spot a must-have item. Support local art!

Saturday 10/7

Hispanic Heritage Festival
Denton County Historical Park
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

¡Celebramos el Mes de la Herencia Hispana! October is National Hispanic Heritage Month, and the city of Denton is celebrating with a Hispanic Heritage Festival. The event will be taking place at the Denton Community Market on Mulberry Street. Hispanic food, music, and vendor booths will appear at this local celebration of Hispanic culture, and so should you. This is an all-ages event; families are encouraged to bring their little ones.

MC900 feat. Jesus
Dan’s Silverleaf
$12 presale
$15 at event

Hip hop musician MC900 feat. Jesus is returning to Dan’s Silverleaf for the first time in years, and we’re here for it. Using his traditionally trained music talent, MC900 feat. Jesus has a special, experimental sound all his own with elements of old-school hip hop and cool electronica. Tickets are only $12 online right now, so get yours while you still can.

Sunday 10/8

Sunday Yoga Drum Jam
Audacity Brew House
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ohhhhhhmmm, yeah! Karma Yoga and 7Feathers are hosting their second Sunday Yoga Drum Jam at Audacity Brew House this Sunday. There’s a $5 fee to participate, with all proceeds going to 7Feathers, a non-profit organization that creates events supporting local arts and music throughout Texas. Drummers from across Denton will be present to create unique beats while you strike a yoga pose. All skill levels are welcome at this event.

Fall Twilight Tunes: Guitar George Trio
Denton County Courthouse Lawn
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Twilight Tunes is back in full swing for the fall, and if you missed last week’s installment, you’re not going to want to miss this one. The weekly event, put on by the Denton Main Street Association, will be taking place every Sunday from now until October 29 on the Denton courthouse lawn. The Guitar George Trio is this week’s featured artist, a bluesy group with old-school Texas twang. 

Header image by Christopher Rodgers