Weekend Update 9/21 - 9/24

This Friday, September 22nd, officially marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Summer fans, the weather is still warm, so don’t fret just yet. The pools might have long since been closed, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t due for at least another month of 90-something degree weather. Cicadas are still humming, for Pete’s sake.

Fall fiends, get ready--- October is just around the corner and Halloween décor is lining up the shelves of just about every store in town. Pumpkin spice everything is starting make a comeback, and Oktoberfest-themed beers are starting to pop up everywhere. 
Whether you love or hate it, fall is here. 

Luckily for you, Denton, that just means more fun stuff to fill up your days off with.
Here’s your weekend update. 

Thursday 9/21

Meet the New Dentonite Staff Social Mixer
Paschall Bar

Shameless self-promotion, you guys, it’s a thing!

Come out for fancy cocktails and good conversations at Paschall’s with the new Dentonite team. This Thursday we’re welcoming all of Denton to come out for a meet and greet at our favorite hangout.

Got a story? Share it with us! Want to talk Denton stuff? Let’s chat! Want an excuse to grab a Moscow mule at 6pm on a Thursday? This is it! See you there, Denton.

Deferred Action Production at UNT
UNT Department of Dance and Theatre

Get cultured at the UNT Department of Dance and Theatre as students perform the touring production of the critically acclaimed play Deferred Action, originally written by Cara Mia Theatre’s David Lozano and Dallas Theatre Center’s Lee Trull. 

This play was written as an ode to the lives of Texas DREAMers who strive to live fully and resist discrimination and deportation in the face of adversity and ignorance.

 This energetic and poetic performance will be featured on the 22nd and the 23rd as well if you can’t make the opening night.

Whistle Pig Launch Party
East Side Social Club

Treat yo’self with a much-needed stiff drink this weekend at East Side.

East Side Social Club has had some highly anticipated select barrels of 10-year Whistle Pig Straight Rye and 12-year Old World brought in for the fall season. Whistle Pig Whiskey shirts will be up for grabs and free pork sliders will be given out with each drink ordered at this launch event. 

Sad Cops, Madeline Crisman at DCBC!
Denton County Brewing Company

Sad Cops has been a house show and alt venue favorite amongst Denton recently. Those who know they can’t handle the sweat and smoke of the crowds that inhabit Jagoe House, this is your chance to see the new school emo boys in all their glory at a larger venue with central AC. Madeline Crisman, the too-cool, dreamy indie band will be sure to mop up your tears and make you feel lovely and warm inside post-Cops.

Friday 9/22

Free Movie in the Park: Sing
Quakertown Park

This weekend marks the first of many Free Movie in the Park events put on by Denton Parks and Recreation this fall. The feature film playing this Friday in Quakertown Park will be the 2016 animated children’s film, “Sing”, a quirky comedy that follows a town full of animals competing to win a singing competition. 

Popcorn, drinks, and cotton candy will be available for purchase at the event. There’s also going to be a free open-fire marshmallow roast that begins at 7pm, an hour before the film begins. 

Bring some friends and a few blankets for this fun and free movie night event.

National Velvet, Modern Modem, Adrian Casas
Midway Craft House

Come for the live music and stay for the convenient beer and snack selection. 

Adrian Casas, an acoustic artist from Katy, Texas, opens the show with his classical guitar melodies and soft voice. Modern Modem follows with their all-American, indie-influenced tunes, and Denton rock band National Velvet closes with some mellow lyrics and powerful vocals. 

Saturday 9/23

Grandma's Cooking, Veganized
Denton County Courthouse

This one’s for the foodies.

There’s a vegan potluck/picnic happening this weekend, and you’re invited!
Bring your favorite vegan dishes to the square on Saturday and sample some local veg-friendly eats. The theme of this event is “Grandma’s Cooking”, so be prepared to indulge in some veganized holiday dishes. 

Notecards listed with all the ingredients featured in the dish are required for safe eating.
Power to the veg!

Denton County Farm Heritage Day
Denton County Historical Park

This Saturday, the Denton County Office of History and Culture as well as the Denton County Antique Tractor Club are putting on the city’s first Denton County Farm Heritage Day. 
This educational event is open to all ages and will be taking place at the Denton Community Market on Mulberry Street. 

Farming and gardening demonstrations, agricultural booths, and crafts make this a fun and informative family event you won’t want to miss. 

DTX DnB presents AK1200
Backyard on Bell

One of the nation’s longest-running and prolific drum n bass DJs, AK1200, takes the stage at Backyard on Bell this Saturday. AK1200 has maintained a notable prowess in the drum n bass community, having produced and performed original beats for more than 20 years while also founding Big Riddim Recordings. Artists DAR, J-Trip, RCA, Aaron Hensley, and Lump will be setting the tone for AK1200s headlining performance.

As always, kids and dogs are welcome at Backyard on Bell!

Sunday 9/24

Bearded Monk Open Mic
The Bearded Monk

End your weekend with some craft brews at the Bearded Monk’s weekly mic night. Comedy, live music, poetry, and a few cold ones make this mic night a great place to wrap up another busy and eclectic Denton weekend.