The Weekend Update: May 3 - May 6
The weekend is upon us, Dentonites, and there is plenty to do as we make our way into May. Of course, we have all the recurring weekly events like taking in the glitz and glam at Glitterbomb, picking up some local goods and fresh produce at the Denton Community Market, Twilight Tunes, and Game Changers hosting a giveback night every Thursday so you can challenge your BFF to some pinball while contributing to a local non-profit — this week is LOL for a Cause!
Thursday, May 3
Looks like the rain will be clearing up in time to move and groove with Dancy Doctor and Reggae Today this Thursday evening at 7 p.m.! Free show, 21+, and make sure to scoop up some delicious noms from The Pickled Carrot.
The monthly Dream Tour kicks off Thursday evening, presented by Laconic Sound and hosted by Chris Rodgers. The DJ set will comprise hits related to a certain decade or genre, will change each month, and will feature a lip sync battle. The event is free, but entry to the lip sync battle is $2 and the winner takes home the pot of entry fees. The party rages from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, May 4
Sundown Collaborative Theatre is holding a heck of a fundraiser full of all sorts of entertainment, stand-up, spoken word, games, raffles, and other “weird stuff” — all for just $8. Artist Director Chloe McDowell will be hosting, and the extensive lineup is full of local favorites. Festivities kick off at 8 p.m. at Killer’s Tacos.
Enjoy the mesmerizing sounds of Will Johnson as he graces the stage of Dan’s with a solo performance, and catch the sounds of Small Houses. Small Houses is a Michigan-based indie/folk project created by Jeremy Quentin. Tickets are available through the Dan’s Silverleaf website, and the music kicks off at 9 p.m.
If you have not seen Consider the Source in all their sci-fi, Middle Eastern, prog, fusion glory, do not miss them this Friday night along with Starparty's intergalactic party music. The show begins at 10:45 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m. I may even be staying out past my bedtime for this one. Cover is $12, and well worth it.
Saturday, May 5
The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m., with festivities going until 10 p.m. at Quakertown Park. Events include live music, activities for the kiddos, folkloric dancing, and delicious food vendors!
Celebrating their 35th birthday with live music and readings, Recycled is celebrating all weekend and pulling out all the stops. You can treat yourself to some books or records at the sweet deal of 20 percent off and enjoy the sounds of local artists while you peruse the shelves.
Cash & Respect x Pit Stop Collectives presents a Hip Hop Fiesta with a stacked lineup and headliners Mr.pookie, Masa Lopez, and Zilla. The event is hosted by 52 Savage and Ratchetasswooda. The party starts at 9 p.m., is 18+, and it's $10 for entry.
Hosted by Coyote Music Studio and Juice Lab, this open mic event allows teens and kids to sing, show off their skills on an instrument, tell some jokes, perform spoken word, or showcase any talent they would like to. Signups begin at 4:30 for 10-minute sets, and a PA and keyboard will be provided. This isn’t just for the solo performer; small groups or bands are welcome as well!
Sunday, May 6
Eastside and Oak St Drafthouse
Denton County Veterans Coalition is throwing a mini food truck fest in partnership with East Side and Oak St Drafthouse, with 10 percent of food sales and 10 percent of bar sales going directly to DCVC. Food trucks will be out at both locations and will include Milpa, The Saucy Hibachi, Leila’s, and Der-Sausagefest, to name a few.
The party kicks off Sunday at noon, and this 22nd edition of the Mudbug Boil will include live music, vendors, silent auction, and plenty of crawfish, corn, and potatoes. $25 gets you into the event, and it's all you can eat. Music starts at 1 p.m.
A weekly drag show called SinSational Sundays goes on each week, with showtime kicking off at 10 p.m. Hosted by Kylee Fatale and featuring special guest May May Graves, you can end your weekend with some amazing performances and some darn good shot specials. The event is 18+ with a $5 cover for those under 21, and free for those 21 and up.