Weekend Update 9.28 - 10.1.2017

It’s finally October. 


This Sunday marks the beginning of the spookiest month of the year, and we’re here for it. October is going to be jam-packed with fall-tivities, and this weekend is no exception. Start the month off this weekend with a night full of scares and screams at The Dark Path Haunt, or with magic and mystery at Denton County Brewing Company’s “Evening of Magic.” Got little ones? There’s a movie night on the square coming up. And Fry Street's gearing up for Oktoberfest. 

There’s a little something for everyone this weekend, so get out there, Dentonites.

Thursday 9/28

Thin Line Fest Staffing Day - Committee Members Needed!
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

If you’ve ever wanted to contribute to or be a part of the Denton arts scene, here’s your chance. The Thin Line Film Fest team has over 100 open volunteer positions needing to be filled. Photographer, public relations assistant, digital designer, and retail merchandiser are just a few of the many open positions needing applicants. Anyone interested in contributing is asked to come to this event to meet the Thin Line staff and get more information about volunteering.

5th Annual Taste of Industrial Street
Dan’s Silverleaf
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$35 ticket price

Delicious food and drinks from all corners of Industrial Street will be abundant at this year’s Taste of Industrial Street, hosted by Dan’s Silverleaf and Medical City Denton. Funds from every $35 ticket purchased will go toward the United Way of Denton County, a local organization that benefits those in need within the Denton community.

The BoomBachs + Kites and Boomerangs
Harvest House
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Music and craft cocktails: what more could one ask for on a Thursday night? The Boombachs, Denton’s favorite jazzy/experimental hip hop band of brothers, take the Harvest House stage alongside DFW group Kites and Boomerangs, an indie rock band with a wide array of musical influences ranging from alt-rock to funk.

Friday 9/29

An Evening of Magic
Denton County Brewing Company
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

No smoke and mirrors here, fellas. Ritchy Flo, Denton’s finest and most notable musician, will be performing at Denton County Brewing Company this Friday. Local artist YSA will be providing equally wondrous and magical beats as well. 

The Comics of Old
Killer’s Tacos
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Good food and great laughs will be available for your entertainment needs at Killer’s with their “Comics of Old” comedy show. Comedian Dan Danzy will be headlining, comic Luke Moore will be hosting, and local funny guys Nick Fields, Sal Michael, and Javoris James will be performing. There’s no cover show for this, so be sure to put that cash toward some tacos during the show.

Movie Night on the Square: Space Jam
Denton County Courthouse Lawn
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

“It’s yo' chance, do yo' dance!” Space Jam will be playing on the courthouse lawn this Friday for another installment of Denton’s Movie Night on the Square. The 1996 animated/live action crossover film features America’s favorite Looney Tunes as they enter the 4D realm and encounter intergalactic intruders who want to capture them. An epic basketball game between the two to determine their fate is planned, and hilarity ensues. This is a free, family-friendly event!

Saturday 9/30

Fry Street Oktoberfest and 5k
Hickory Street
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
$10 GA
All ages

Who knew running and beer went so well together? Fry Street’s Lucky Lou’s, Cool Beans, Riprocks, and Caskey’s will be hosting the 11th annual Fry Street Oktoberfest. This event also marks the third annual 5k charity run and costume contest, hosted by Denton county organizations Friends of the Family, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, and G.O.A.L. The $10 general admission ticket gets you entry into the event as well as an event bag, a shirt, and a limited-edition stein commemorating the event.  

Dark Path Haunt Opening Weekend
Dark Path Haunt
8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Denton’s creepiest outdoor haunt will be opening its gates this weekend for the Halloween season. The Dark Path Haunt is nestled in the thickets and trees near the infamous Goatman’s Bridge. The Dark Path Haunt gives each participating group of thrill-seekers a single lantern to light their way along the path as monsters, ghouls, and the Goat Man himself lunge toward guests. The Dark Path Haunt is open every Friday and Saturday night from now until the end of October. Guests beware: you’re in for many, many scares.

Sunday 10/1

Free Video Game Day
Freaks and Geeks LLC
12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Freaks and Geeks, Denton’s favorite place to geek out, is hosting their first Free Video Game Day event. The first 200 customers to walk through their doors will receive a free video game, dealer’s choice. They’ll also be having massive sales going on throughout the store if you happen to be that 201st person in line. Get your game on!

Header image by Christopher Rodgers