Weekend Update: 9/15 - 9/18

Hey, Denton! Did you know Kevin Smith will be in town this weekend? You’ve probably seen the town painted with posters of his face, or at least had one peering back at you at one of your daily stops around town—I know I have. On that note, we have another amazing weekend upon us—lots of music, a little art, a few pups to play and eat pizza with, and a night of nerdom with the comic book connoisseur Kevin Smith. 

Thursday, September 15

Meet and Greet Your Elected Officials
Mulberry Street Cantina, 6 PM
The League of Women Voters and Women Do Local Politics—both groups who work to give a voice to ALL Americans—are co-hosting a happy hour meet and greet at Mulberry Street Cantina. Mix and mingle with our most recent re-elected officials of Denton at this low-key event. Take a moment to get to know these hardworking folks—did we mention there will be margaritas and beers aplenty? 

LZ 129 – A Led Zeppelin Tribute
Dan’s Silver Leaf, 9 PM
LZ 129, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, will be bringing the blues and psychedelia rooted guitar-driven sounds of Led Zeppelin to the Dan’s Silver Leaf stage. They’ll be kicking this night into high gear with the classics as well as deep cuts from several albums, making for a killer tribute. Tickets are $7 and are available through Prekindle. This salute through song begins at 9 PM. 

Friday, September 16

Wax Logic at Andy’s
Andy’s Bar, 10PM
Don’t miss the chance to see Wax Logic, a very new Denton group, showcase their talents with their unique blend of jazz and hip hop guided by some of the town’s best MCs. Taking place at Andy’s Bar, this will be Wax Logic’s second show ever. Come out to support local music and see what this new Denton band is all about—it’s only $5! Show starts at 10 PM. 21+. 

Lucas Cook / Soul Patrol / Moniker / Puddin’ Taine
The Abbey Underground, 9 PM
Delve into the subterranean depths of The Abbey Underground for a night of melodious fun in our musical town. Lucas Cook from ATX starts the night off with a taste of the rhythmic stylings of Americana, and Puddin’ Taine will end the night on a high-energy note. This show will also constitute as Denton garage-pop band Moniker’s CD Release Show. Music starts at 9:30 PM. 

Saturday, September 17

Intro to Aerial Arts
Twisted Bodies Pilates * Yoga, 11 AM
Are you intrigued by the aerial arts? Have you ever wondered how aerialist can make contouring their body look so easy and elegant? Well, here’s your chance to learn the basic skills and safety of aerial hammocks, lyra hoops, and silks with Twisted Bodies. This class is $10 for members and $25 for non-members. Sign-up to get twisted into shape while you still have the chance! 

An Evening with Kevin Smith in Denton, TX
Murchison Performing Arts Center, 7 PM
Join the Greater Denton Arts Council at the Murchison Performing Arts Center for An Evening with Kevin Smith: The Art of Comics. Don’t miss the opportunity to rub elbows (well, close enough) with this famed writer, comedian, podcaster, director, and the Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men. Kevin Smith has written and directed notable films such as Clerks, Dogma, and Tusk, and will be sharing his enthusiasm for comics and film for one night only. Tickets are available via Prekindle. 18+. 

Family Tree / The Clubhouse / Robert Trusko
Dane Manor, 7:30 PM
There are definitely a plethora of house shows these days. Join the cool cats of Dane Manor for a night of artful composition, tumulting jazz, and pop-like melodies. With performances by Robert Trusko, The Clubhouse, and Family Tree, each project will deliver a unique and energetic vibe to this show. There is a suggested donation of $5 to help the artists. Music starts at 8 PM. 

Baptist Generals $5 Harvest Renewal Show
Dan’s Silver Leaf, 8 PM
Longtime Denton indie band Baptist Generals are back to deliver their “pristine artistic bastardry” at their annual Harvest Renewal Show at Dan’s Silver Leaf. If you’re a fan or have yet to hear these fine folks, make your way to this sure-to-be-incredible show for a night of poetic folk. Tickets are $6 and are available through Prekindle or at the door. Show starts around 8:30 PM. 

An Un-Evening Without Kevin Smith! The Official Afterparty!
The Bearded Monk, 9 PM
After your evening with Kevin Smith—or even if you were unable catch the nerdiest one of them all—join Nerd Nite Denton at The Bearded Monk for the official afterparty. Though Kevin Smith will NOT be in attendance, this event will pay tribute to, discuss, and lightly roast the visiting nerd legend. In cooperation with the Greater Denton Arts Council, this fan-based evening will feature trivia and an Askewniverse costume contest with prizes from More Fun Comics & Games. Nerd out on a budget, because this event is FREE. 

Obsolete Machines / Thrill Bill / The Dimaggios / Teenage Sexx
The Yellow Sub, 9 PM
If you’re down to scope out a little of what’s going on with the alternative and post-punk scene these days, check out this show at The Yellow Sub—another local house show venue. Denton band Thrill Bill starts off the night, while The Dimaggios (ATX) and Teenage Sexx (Waco) bring it to a close. The event page doesn’t mention donations, but I’m sure they’ll be accepting on behalf of the touring bands. 

Colere: An Art Happening
Taps & Caps, 9 PM
Join Granatum—a short film collage and art exhibit that showcases Denton-based artists—for a creative arts experience at Taps & Caps. This event will explore the definitions of Colere through modern dance, short film, art, comedy, and the music of Sudie. Tickets for those 18–20 are $3 and are $1 for 21+. Proceeds from art sales will benefit the Greater Denton Arts Council. 

Sunday, September 18

Pizza Party with Pups & Pals
Denton Community Market, 3 PM
Hey, do you love pizza and pups? Unless you have no soul, then chances are you probably do. Head over to the Denton County Historic Park (where the community market is held) with your friends and dog(s) in tow. Enjoy fresh pizza (Note: There will also be canine pizza!), a photo booth, caricatures, crafts, vendors, and more! This event is FREE. As our own Mateo Granados said, “Pizza + pups + pals?! Is this Heaven?” Well, Mateo, it very well could be.