Weekend Update: 11/24 - 11/27

Dentonites, November is ending, December is upon us. In this week of giving thanks, stuffing our faces, and getting in some quality family time, there are plenty of events to enjoy with the fam or escape to solo. Start by preparing for Thanksgiving dinner with a 5k, dance your way into the weekend with DJ sets and live music, a Queen tribute band, and or also wrap it up with the last Denton Community Market day of the season. Let this quick list guide you to your next Denton adventure.

Thursday, November 24


Tom’s Daiquiri, 9 p.m.

If you don’t have crazy family plans for Thanksgiving (or perhaps you’d like to step away from said crazy family), Tom’s Daiquiri invites anyone and everyone to FriendsGiving. Grab some of their grub or bring your own to share, and enjoy a night of giving thanks among friendly company. Plus, Tom’s promises to have “pretty gnarly” drink specials. We’re thankful for that! They’ll graciously open their doors at 9 p.m.

Friday, November 25

Omni-Freak 4: Mindleak Edition

Mable Peabody’s, 9 p.m.

Take a tip from En Vogue, free your mind and the rest will follow. Do something for your mind and shake your body and free your spirit with Omni Freak 4: Mindleak Edition. Featuring live DJ sets from Kimmy Worldwide, Waterboi, and 3six. Resident DJs Nancy and P2PDJ will be showcasing their best spinning skills. If you get there before midnight, the cover is $1, after midnight $2. 21+.

Flintlock Gypsy, Remain, and Jacob Vaughn

BackYard On Bell, 7 p.m.

Shake off those Thanksgiving feast calories with a night of rock ‘n’ roll at BackYard On Bell. There will be plenty of drinks to keep you cheery and pizza/food trucks to keep you merry. Plus, they have several outdoor heaters to keep you comfy. Jacob (Cob) Vaughn starts the night with a solo indie-folk set. Festivities begin at 7 p.m.

Quantum: Black Friday Affair

Hangout Bar and Dine, 10 p.m.

Join Quantum, Denton’s premiere techno house event, as they bring the best in underground dance music to Hangout Bar and Dine. Featuring resident DJs Andrew Gleboff and Tyler Brown, Quantum showcases some of DFW’s best DJs. A full bar with $3 bottled beer will be available. Did we mention there will be FREE shots every hour on the hour? ‘Cause, yeah, that’s a thing. Dance party begins at 10 p.m. 21+.

Saturday, November 26

Celebration Holiday Market – Last Market Day

Denton Community Market, 9 a.m.

Join the Denton Community Market for the last market day of 2016. They’ll be celebrating another successful year with a festive farewell. Featuring holiday-themed booths, a silent auction, and holiday music singers in costume, this will be one market day you don't want to miss! So, do yourself some good and burn off those Thanksgiving leftovers by taking one last stroll around the market until spring. They’ll be extending hours until 3 p.m. for this farewell event.

Queen for a Day

Harvest House, 8 p.m.

Queen for a Day, a Queen tribute band, reunites for one DFW show at Harvest House. Founded in 2003, this four-piece is dedicated to performing Queen’s music to perfection. Focusing on songs from 1973–81, QFAD will rock you without synthesizers or vocal processors. Take a step back in time and a brief escape from reality with this celebratory show. We think Freddie Mercury would be proud. Come see for yourself! $5.

Beers, Beards, and Boards Fundraiser

The Bearded Monk, 10 p.m.

Join iDentonfy at The Bearded Monk for their Beers, Beards, and Boards Fundraiser. They’ll be collecting cash/check donations to help support Denton Skate Supply in their effort to build a new skate park that will offer free entry and will be accessible for all ages. In honor of No-Shave November coming to an end, there will be a beard competition with prizes. If you’re ready to part ways with your whiskers, Grooming Parlor and Beard Emporium will be on-site. Drink a beer (or two), enjoy some food from one of the Austin St. food trucks, and donate to a good cause.

Thankskilling Show

House of God, 8 p.m.

Sometimes what you really need to wake yourself up after a two-day long turkey coma is a good ol' fashioned house show. Message the good folks over at House of God for the address, be sure to BYOB and settle in for some garage rock goodness to punctuate your (hopefully) long weekend.


Audacity Brew House, 7 p.m.

Good news, Dentonites: you won’t even have to spend money to catch PocketBook this Saturday. If you haven’t checked out this Jazz/R&B/Soul group yet, this week is your chance to do it for free over at Audacity Brew House. Their soul-soothing sounds are the perfect way to ease into your “Where did the weekend go?” panic mode.

Richard Gilbert, Moniker and Jared and the Jewelers

BackYard on Bell, 7 p.m.

Saturday night is full up on musical choices, folks. As if you weren’t already faced with some tough decisions, we’ve thrown yet another killer lineup into the mix. Bring a coat, grab a slice of some of that delish pizza and enjoy some tunes from some of the DFW’s best and friendliest.

Sunday, November 27

Walking Dead Watch Party

BackYard On Bell, 8 p.m.

Calling all The Walking Dead fans! Join BackYard On Bell for a watch party of this week’s episode. Anticipating another highly-suspenseful episode (which is pretty much every episode, right?), they’ll be offering $4 pints and $3 shot specials. Plus, BackYard On Bell has killer pizza and food trucks. Zombies + cocktails + food? Sounds like a successful Sunday.

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