Weekend Update: March 4 - 6, 2016

Happy Jagoe Fest Weekend! We are one week from 35 Denton invading downtown, one more sweet week until we can all sing that one song Biz Markie has that we all know.. you know it.. We’ve outlined the daytime programming as well as the full festival schedule on the blog this week, too.

Besides 35 Denton, there are plenty of other things to keep you busy. Have you been to the Greater Denton Arts Council lately? Arts Open Call opens today at 6 pm (with the opening reception during the festival next weekend), and the Materials Hard & Soft exhibition is up until April 1, 2016. More than that, there are weekly rotating exhibits at UNT, and there’s a new exhibit at UNT on the Square as well.

While you are out and about, getting your arts on this weekend, be sure to use #thedentonite on your instagram posts so we can see what you’re up to! We’ll have a 35 Denton wristband giveaway next week, so stay tuned!


Greater Denton Arts Council, 6 p.m.
Arts Open Call is a fantastic community exhibit featuring works from all your favorite local artists. The best part? You can purchase these works online via The Greater Denton Arts Council’s beautiful, new online marketplace. What is even better than that is that 50% of the sales of artworks benefit the exhibition’s artists while remaining funds will support the education programs of the Greater Denton Arts Council. Go buy some art, already.

Jagoe Fest
Jagoe House, 5 p.m.
This fest is a 2-night even, y’all. Tickets are five-freaking-dollars (read $5), so why not? There will be 22 bands and tons of local artists. They’ve worked super hard to book some Jagoe House virgins, and promise a great headliner! Please checkout their website.

Artists Enclave presents THE EGGS-IBITION
Sweetwater Grill & Tavern,  5:30 p.m.
Local business owners, artists, and community leaders and handcrafting over 30 one-of-a-kind Eggs for a Silent Auction held at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern. Proceeds of the event will go toward theDenton High School Family Assistance Foundation.

WILDlife Coloring Book release party
The DIME Store, 6 p.m.
Matty Sallack with Otter Illustrations is releasing his first ever coloring book, and it features 101 different animals. We featured him on the blog earlier this week and strongly encourage you go purchase this coloring book, as soon as possible.

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Sprockets Bicycle and Coffee Shop, 7 p.m.
An evening of visual arts, audio, and performance. Free entry, free keg. Art. Done. What else do you really need to know? Okay, more details.. visual arts from Grey Vracin, Shane Geerah, MKVM, and Rob Buttrum. Vinyl spinning all night from DJ DREAMLOVER69, MKVM, and R-N-D-L. Performance pieces courtesy of foodscold, and ghostbae.


North Texas Vintage Variety Marketplace
North Texas Fair & Rodeo grounds, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Running both Saturday and Sunday, The North Texas Vintage Variety Marketplace is self-described as an “upscale trade day’s” experience. There will be food, entertainment, and of course - plenty of shopping.

Lumberjack Fest
Dan’s Silverleaf, 1 p.m.
Lil’ day fest to prep for the big one next week. A gruesome lineup of some of our favorite flannelly clad men (note: I just made a grunting noise?) will come together and play Dan’s Silverleaf. Performance from Kody Jackson, Daniel Markham, Isaac Hoskins and the Glass Mountain Orchestra, PVC Streetgang, Chris Welch, Travis Bolt, and Future Self.

Gas House Smitty Mixtape Release Party
Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios, 9 p.m.
Gas House Smitty is releasing his new mixtape, Tha Re-Up and will be joined by Trey Detroit, AV the Great, Jo Roguish, and Ratchetasswooda. Personally speaking, if you’re free on Saturday night and love hip hop, you have no better place to go. This is the place, right here.


Bird Meets Winter w/ Shayna Rain & The Demigs
Harvest House, 5:30 p.m.
Oh, hey! The Demigs!!! Can you believe that Harvest House hasn’t even been open for an entire year yet?! It seem’s like its been a Denton staple for years. Come out to catch Bird Meets Winter, Shayna Rain, and the Demigs.