Weekend Update: 6/8–6/11

School may be out, but Denton isn’t slowing down. There are plenty of events taking place around town this weekend to suit your fancy. Need help discovering what’s going on? Fret not, as we’ve highlighted a few of the events taking place Thursday–Sunday to help you along your next adventure. So, take a moment and peruse our Weekend Update, and prepare yourself for a little #Dentoning.

Thursday, June 8

What’s the Scoop? Pop-Up Art Show

Patterson–Appleton Arts Center, 6 p.m.

Want the scoop? ‘Cause we’ve got it! Join the Greater Denton Arts Council and yours truly, The Dentonite, for the second annual fundraising event for the Denton Community Market. This year, things will shape up a little differently than last year’s What’s Your Angle pop-up art show. Artists will be creating their art on an ice cream scoop-shaped pattern, and each “scoop” will come with a commemorative laser-engraved “cone” plaque with the event name and date. Plus, there will be complimentary ice cream from Beth Marie’s, food and wine from Hannah’s, beer from Armadillo Ale Works, and piano tunes by Mercury Rev’s Jesse Chandler. All proceeds benefit the Denton Community Market. Y’all, this is going to be one helluva pop-up show.


Dustan Louque, Wesley Jensen, Harry Zimm

Denton Music Workshop, 8 p.m.

Start your weekend off by discovering (or rediscovering) the magic Denton offers through music at the Denton Music Workshop. Located right off the Square, this recording studio/rehearsal space headed by Midlaker Eric Nichelson will become the stage for three talented folks: Dustan Louque, Wesley Jensen, and Harry Zimm (Andrew Rothlisberger from Birds of Night). This all-ages show is FREE, so come show your support! Rock ‘n’ roll starts at 8 p.m. sharp.


Friday, June 9

Little Guys Lifter – Beer Release Party

Dan’s Silverleaf, 4 p.m.

Little Guys Movers is throwing a party to celebrate their 25th anniversary, and everyone's invited! They've teamed up with Audacity Brew House to create Little Guys Lifter, a light lager that is meant to encapsulate what it means to be a Little Guy. They invite you to raise a glass (or two) to all the folks that made their last 25 years possible and help celebrate this one-of-a-kind beer. Bonus: Tex Tapas will be catering, Pan Ector will be screen-printing tees (the first 100 are on Little Guys!), and Bigloo will be performing live. It's FREE, y’all.


Mellow Mystery-Pint Night

Mellow Mushroom, 6 p.m.

Did you know Mellow Mushroom has been in Denton for six years now (geez, already?!)? They've hosted dozens of pint nights throughout their time in the Li'l D and have collected a serious amount of random glassware from several breweries. Due to this pint glass overflow, they're doing a little house cleaning. Swing by and grab a pizza (not necessary, but come on...pizza), and purchase any draft beer and take home a random pint glass. You can't go wrong with pizza, beer, and free glassware, can you? This offer is good while supplies last, so snag one while you can!


Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke

Harvest House, 8 p.m.

Head to Harvest House Friday night as they welcome Whiskey Folk Ramblers back to the Li'l D. This five-piece rock ‘n’ roll/country band from Fort Worth will be shakin’ things up, along with Denton’s own seven-piece folk/rock band Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke. So, dust off those boots and scoot on over to the square for a very special showcase and some very tasty cocktails. Free!


Criminal Birds, Wesley Jensen & The Penny Arcade

Dan’s Silverleaf, 9 p.m.

All month long Dan’s Silverleaf will be celebrating their 15th anniversary with live music. On Friday, Denton bands Criminal Birds and Wesley Jensen & The Penny Arcade help celebrate this milestone by delivering a little (but, maybe a lot of) indie rock to the stage. Come support one of Denton’s finest establishments and the man himself, Mr. Dan Mojica. Tickets are $7 in advance via www.danssilverleaf.com or $10 at the door. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. 21+.


Saturday, June 10

Fruit, Vegetable, Herb, and Flower Show

Denton County Historical Park, 9 a.m.

Calling all gardeners! The Denton County Master Gardener Association invites all Denton County gardeners to enter the 2017 Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb, and Flower Show. Gardeners who enter will have their lot of greens judged for first, second, and third place, and ribbons will be awarded. Division champions and Best in Show will receive rosettes and cash awards. This event will take place Saturday morning at the Denton Community Market, so come showcase your green-thumb skills. (Maybe it's easy being green after all.) Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information, visit www.dcmga.com.


Art Swap Two

The Bearded Monk, 6 p.m.

Reigniting the fires of sharing, caring, art, music, beer, and friendship, The Bearded Monk is hosting Art Swap Two. Artists are invited to bring as much art as they're willing to trade, and art lovers can buy the artists beer(s) in trade for their art. After you're done wheelin’ and dealin’, stick around for the live performances by Lofty Beats, Rebel Planet, YSA, Bataa Tek, and Michael Kokkinakis. Bonus: The Bearded Monk staff will be serving up delicious beer and maybe even some sexy dancing (ooh-lala). Let's swap!


Live Music at BackYard On Bell

BackYard On Bell, 8:30 p.m.

This Saturday, post up at BackYard On Bell to enjoy a night of live music from a few Texas musicians. Dentonites Evan Moore and Richard Gilbert start off the night. Moore showcases his ‘60s-inspired folk-with-a-modern-edge sound and Gilbert exercises his singer-songwriter skills. Joining the bill is Rock Bottom String Band, a five-piece bluegrass/punk/country/folk band from San Marcos. Closing out the night will be indie-pop singer-songwriter Tori Sloan from Grapevine. Show up around 8:30 p.m. to grab a delicious homemade pizza and/or food truck food and a cocktail or two. Music starts around 9 p.m. This all-ages show is only five bucks!


The Dump Trumps, Podunk Parliament, Super Hero/ Super Villain

Midway Craft House, 9 p.m.

Join Midway Craft House as they host a night of live music for a good cause. In an effort to raise funds for Planned Parenthood, local bands The Dump Trumps, Podunk Parliament, and Super Hero/Super Villain will be taking a stand by showcasing their individualistic sounds. If you’re unable to make this show but still want to support local music and a worthy organization, all proceeds from The Dump Trumps’ album benefit Planned Parenthood. It’s free, but donations for Planned Parenthood will be taken. Let’s get rowdy and let’s resist, y’all.


Sunday, June 11

Nice Dudes Anniversary Party

The Bearded Monk, 2 p.m.

Nice Dudes Servicing Craft—a local screen-printing and embroidery shop—is celebrating one year of business! This one-stop-shop for all your craft beer mercy and more invites you to party with the at The Bearded Monk on Sunday afternoon. There will be food, craft beer (of course), and a photo shoot, so come hungry, thirsty, and in your Sunday best. Plus, Nice Dudes Servicing Craft will be live printing tees. Party starts around 2 p.m.  


Boca 31 and Mulberry Street Food Pairing

Mulberry Street Cantina, 3 p.m.

Join Boca 31 and Mulberry Street Cantina as they collaborate for a food and drink pairing. They invite you to experience the fusion of Latin flavors Boca 31 has to offer and pair them with a Mulberry Street Cantina margarita or cocktail. Is your stomach growling and your mouth watering yet? Tickets are $35 and are available via www.eventbrite.com. Let's grub and guzzle, y’all.  


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