Weekend Update 10/12 – 10/15

October is already the spookiest month of the year, but having Friday the 13th fall in October makes for a perfect storm of scares!

This weekend might be filled with black cats and sidewalk cracks, but never fear: you’re in for a lucky weekend filled with lots of fun events to keep your superstitious minds at ease. The Bearded Monk is celebrating its second birthday this weekend, the Denton Community Market is hosting a Harvest Day event, and SCRAP Denton is hosting a 50s prom-themed fundraiser ball.

If you don’t scare easily, there’s a Friday the 13th celebration at Metropolis Tattoo this weekend as well as a frightening ghost tour throughout historic Denton on Sunday. This weekend is jam-packed with unmissable events that only come around once a year, so throw some salt over your shoulder and leave the house this weekend, Dentonites. Now here’s your weekend update.

Thursday 10/12

Chase Ryan and The Late Night/Hen and The Cocks/Richard Gilbert
Harvest House
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Begin your event-filled weekend with some eclectic music and fresh cocktails at Harvest House. Chase Ryan and the Late Night, (a bluesy rock band with a uniquely gritty sound) , Hen and the Cocks (a babe-filled rock group with energy to boot), and Richard Gilbert (a solo singer/songwriter with coffeehouse vibes) will take the Harvest House stage Thursday night. 
There’s no cover charge for this event, which means more money for drinks!

Friday 10/13

Friday the 13th Party
Metropolis Tattoo and Fine Art
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Turn your luck around this Friday at Metropolis Tattoo’s Friday the 13th party! There’s going to be an auto/bike show, tattoo specials, live music, and screen-printed shirts up for grabs. The Bearded Lady parlor truck will be there if you want a quick trim, and there will be tons of quality food from the Rachel's Riding Lawn Mower food truck. 
Free Beer Friday - Montucky Cold Snacks
Discover Denton Welcome Center
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There’s only one thing better than beer: free beer! The Discover Denton Welcome Center is hosting their weekly free beer-tasting event this Friday evening. Montucky Cold Snacks is the featured brewery this week, and will be sharing free samples of their beer after their call-in radio interview with DentonRadio.com.  

Monkiversary Shotgun Round 2
The Bearded Monk
9 p.m.

Cheers! The Bearded Monk kicks off a weekend filled with events commemorating their second anniversary by hosting their annual group shotgun. Last year, 300 people participated in the shotgun event, so naturally, the Bearded Monk has doubled that number to make this year’s shotgun goal 600 participants. A portion of the proceeds raised from drink sales at this event will go toward the Greater Denton Arts Council. 

Saturday 10/14

Harvest Day at the Denton Community Market
Denton Community Market
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All Ages

Start your Saturday off right with some fall inspiration! The Denton Community Market is hosting a Harvest Day celebration featuring homegrown Denton produce, arts and crafts, music, and live t-shirt screen-printing via Robot Monster Prints. They’re also hosting plenty of kid-friendly games and activities, such as their Harvest Day scavenger hunt. This is an outdoors event and is family- and pet-friendly.

Denton Rock Lottery 16
Dan’s Silverleaf
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$15 entry

It’s about that time for another annual installment of Dan Silverleaf’s Denton Rock Lottery, making 2017 the 20th year for the Rock Lottery project. 25 participating Denton musicians will throw their names into a hat the morning of the event, after which five names will be drawn at a time to make up a new “band.” Those groups have a full day to collaborate and create a band name as well as three to five songs to perform live. Pan Ector will be present, making quality screen-printed shirts for the event.

All benefits of this year’s Rock Lottery event will directly benefit KUZU 92.9 FM, Denton’s favorite local radio station. 

SCRAP Masquerade Ball
SCRAP Denton
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Did somebody spike the punch? It’s the fifth annual SCRAP Masquerade Fundraiser Ball, and you’re invited! The theme for this year’s fundraiser ball is “Retro Prom,” so all attendees are encouraged to sport unique 50s-style prom garb for a chance to be crowned prom king and queen! There will be live music from Westin Portillo, a dance performance, a silent auction, raffles, a photo booth, and of course, refreshments. 

Without Words: An Instrumental Showcase
Killer’s Tacos
2 p.m. to 11 p.m.
$5 cover

Instrumental music has the ability to move audiences without words, and as a hub for artistic creativity, Denton is unsurprisingly home to a few impressive instrumental artists. Local organization Denton Together will be hosting the event, in line with their mission to foster music appreciation within the Denton community. Instrumental artists like Leoncarlo, SeaFire, and Orenda will be taking Killer’s by storm for this two-stage, lyric-free event. 

The Bearded Monk 2 Year Anniversary Party
The Bearded Monk
10/14 and 10/15
6 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. Saturday
2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday

Happy second birthday, Bearded Monk! Come celebrate the Bearded Monk’s 2-year anniversary this Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday evening, there’s going to be live screen printing from PINT Printing and Meat Paw Studios. The fun keeps coming on Sunday with live music and great craft beers. It’s going "2" be fun. 

Sunday 10/15

Fall Twilight Tunes: Reggae Today
Denton County Courthouse on the Square
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
All Ages

Get your groove on at this weekend’s Twilight Tunes on the square! This edition of Twilight Tunes features Reggae Today, a collaborative music group made up of six different DFW artists whose sounds combine to create a soulful, funky reggae sound. As always, Twilight Tunes events are free and family-friendly, so attendees are encouraged to bring their little ones as well as blankets to sit on while enjoying the music. We’ll be jammin’ at Twilight Tunes this Sunday and you should, too.

Denton Haunts Ghost Tour
Denton County Courthouse Lawn
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$20 (students $10)

For those who like their history lessons sprinkled with a bit of mystery and a dash of horror, this event is for you. Dr. Shaun Treat, the founder and researcher behind the local ghost tours, will be leading a group across historic downtown Denton, sharing spooky stories about different iconic Denton landmarks. This tour will be filmed by a documentary film crew, so consent is implied with each ticket purchase. BOO!

Header image by Christopher Rodgers