Denton in November is a busy time! The month comes with a host of activities to enjoy with your family. We’ve compiled a list of ones that are completely FREE. So check them out and let us know which ones you plan to attend!
Boxcar Bandits at Mulberry St. Cantina
When: Monday nights from 11 PM to 1 AM
Where: Mulberry St. Cantina, 110 Mulberry St., Denton
So What? Boxcar Bandits play every Monday night at Mulberry Street Cantina! Come out to enjoy a drink and great local music.
Real Texas Radio Live Broadcast
When: Tuesdays in November from 7-9 PM
Where: 113 West Hickory Street
So What? Every Tuesday night from7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Real Texas Radio has a live broadcast from LSA Burger on the Downtown Denton Square.
Open Mic Night
When: Tuesdays in November
Where: Muddy Jake’s, 222 West Hickory St., Denton
So What? Every Tuesday at Muddy Jake’s is open mic starting at 9 PM.
County Rexford at the Abbey Inn
When: Every other Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM
Where: The Abbey Inn, 101 W Hickory
So What? County Rexford plays at The Abbey Inn every other Wednesday at 7:30!
Wednesday Night Social Run
When: Wednesday evenings in November at 7 PM
Where: Oak St. Drafthouse, 308 East Oak Street
So What? A free 5k group run through Denton. Runners of all levels and abilities are welcome. The group meets at Oak Street Draft House every Wednesday night at 6:45, and the run starts at 7:00. Join in on the fun!
DentonRadio.com at LSA Burger
When: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in November from 7-10 PM
Where: 113 West Hickory Street
So What? Local musicians perform at LSA Burger courtesy of DentonRadio.com every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Acts like Ellie Meyer, Ed Vargas, and more take the stage.
When: Wednesdays in November, 8:30 AM
Where: Golden Triangle Mall
So What? Twisted Bodies is offering FREE YOGA classes every Wednesday morning at the mall near the food court area. Bring a mat and join us at 8:30AM for a little Namaste to Start your Day!
Jazz at the Whitehouse
When: Wednesdays in November from 8-10:30 PM
Where: 424 Bryan Street, Denton TX
So What? A different jazz artist performs every Wednesday evening at the Whitehouse. There is no cover charge for enjoying the great music.
Open Mic at Audacity
When: Thursdays in November from 7 to 10 PM
Where: Audacity Brew House, 1012 shady Oaks Dr., Denton TX
So What? Join us at Audacity for a musical Open Mic night! Always free to play, never a cover charge. Sign up starts at 6:45, music runs from 7 to 10pm.
When: Thursdays in November, 7:30 PM
Where: Mulberry St. Cantina
So What? Join us for a fun night of trivia game play. Create a team and win prizes.
Karaoke at Muddy Jake’s
When: Fridays in November at 8 PM
Where: Muddy Jake’s, 222 West Hickory St., Denton TX
So What? Every Friday night at Muddy Jake’s is karaoke night.
Denton Community Market
When: Saturdays in November from 9 AM-1 PM
Where: Denton County Historical Park, West Mulberry Street
So What? This weekly community market hosts local produce and art vendors as well as on-site food and music. Community groups and local businesses will also be present. More information is at dentonmarket.org
Saturday Arts and Crafts Fair
When: Second Saturdays in November from 2-6 PM
Where: Mulberry St. Cantina, 110 Mulberry St. Denton
So What? Mulberry Street Cantina hosts an indoor community market every Saturday at 2:00 P.M. It’s a wonderful way to meet and greet your local vendors, crafters and artists. Stop by and shop for some unique gifts or items for the house. It’s a kid and family friendly environment. Shop local while having a tasty margarita or craft beer.
Afternoons at Audacity
When: Saturdays in November from 3-7 PM
Where: Audacity Brew House, 1012 Shady Oaks Dr., Denton TX
So What? Cold beer and hot tunes, every Saturday afternoon at Audacity Brew House.
Brewery tours at 3 and 7pm (always free)
Live music from 4 to 6 pm.
When: Sundays in November (November 8-Nov. 29), 1:30-4:30 PM
Where: 502 Oakland St., Denton TX
So What? Writers are welcome to come to the library anytime. The library has work areas, study rooms, and WiFi. For those NaNoWriMo participants who want the fun of writing in a group, we have special “Write Ins” using library’s meeting room. Meet your fellow novelist, have a snack, and build your word count. We will have plot prompts, and word count goal prizes.
When: Sundays in November at 10 AM
Where: Audacity Brew House, 1012 Shady Oaks Drive
So What? Yoga fans of all levels are welcome to enjoy free yoga taught by teacher trainees and bring a canned good to benefit the Denton Community Food Center.
Day of the Dead
When: November 1, 2015
Where: Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, TX
So What? In partnership with Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival, the Greater Denton Arts Council presents an exhibition of traditional and contemporary ofrendas honoring departed loved ones and ancestors. Altars will be presented by the Tri County Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, students of the Hispanic Honor Society and Denton Independent School District, Denton Public Library, Ghosts of Denton and more. Throughout the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to bring a personal item of remembrance to add to our community altar.
First Friday Denton
When: November 6, 2015
Where: Denton Courthouse-on-the-Square
So What? Experience Denton’s art scene in many forms on First Friday. These businesses and galleries will have activities throughout the evening between the hours of 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with hours varying. It’s a great way to stroll through downtown, experience and observe local art activities.
Most activities begin at 6 p.m. and some will end at 9 p.m. and others will end at 10 p.m., but please check hours listed below for each participating location on Friday, September 4th.
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. – UNT Gallery on the Square, 109 Elm St., is hostings public opening reception for the exhibition “Fulfillment Center” featuring UNT faculty artist Susan Cheal.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – DIME Store, 510 S. Locust St., will hold a “Make & Take” craft activity. Make a hand sewn cactus. Complimentary beverage.
Mellow Mushroom, 217 E. Hickory, will have a prize wheel. Stop in for spin and maybe you will win a prize.
Harvest House, 331 E. Hickory, is the last stop on the Velo Republic/ New Belgium Brewing Co. Bike Ride starting at Velo Republic Bike Shop on Fort Worth Dr. at 7 p.m., ending at Harvest House at 9 p.m. with cool bike stuff giveaways. Check out FREE live music at Harvest House at 8:30 p.m. featuring Robert Cody Maxwell and Jack Kerowax.
Be sure to stop by before 9 p.m. to check out specials, activities, and see some great art:
A Creative Art Studio, 227 W. Oak St.
Serendipity on the Square, 108 W. Oak St., invites you to come by and observe a workshop and see what they do and check out some great shabby chic art.
Hoochies, 214 W. Hickory
Dusty’s 119 S. Elm
Hailey’s, 122 W. Mulberry
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Painting with a Twist will have a class, so stop by an observe to see if you want to try one out.
Artists Enclave Launch Party
When: November 6, 5:30-8:30
Where: 115 S Elm St., Denton TX
So What? During Downtown Denton’s November 6 First Friday event, the artistry of Chad Duckworth, Kit King, Bonnie Norris and Misty Wiseley will be featured at Artists Enclave of Denton County’s Launch Party, held at Sweetwater Grill and Tavern—Walnut Street Annex, 5:30—8:30 p.m.
Artists Enclave of Denton County (AEDC) is a new networking organization for artists and arts supporters, co-chaired by Susan Carol Davis, owner of Curious Dog Creative and artist Randall Good, Good Studios of Denton.
“Our hope is to provide regular opportunities for artists and art supporters to meet, exchange ideas, collaborate and participate in the growing creative world of Denton County,” Davis said. “We are excited about launching Artists Enclave during Downtown Denton’s popular First Friday event and we are delighted to have four talented individuals sharing their artistry with us that evening.”
Stream Clean 2015
When: November 7, 8:45 AM-12:00 PM
Where: Denton Civic Center
So What? Stream Clean, Denton’s fall waterway cleanup event, is sponsored by the Water Utilities Department and Keep Denton Beautiful. You can make a difference in our community by volunteering for this event, which improves the appearance of our city and impacts our quality of life by targeting specific waterways in and around Denton. When litter makes its way into our storm drains and drainage ditches, it doesn’t stop there — it ends up in our lakes, streams, and rivers.
By pre-registering, you will be able to pick up your T-shirt and supplies during early check-in. If you are registering a group, you will be able to pick up for members as long as you have signed waivers. Pre-registration ends Nov. 1, but on-site registration will be available the day of the event from 8 to 8:45 a.m
Alternative Gifts Fair
When: November 6, 5-9 PM, November 7, 9 AM-3 PM, November 8, 9 AM-1 PM
Where: 201 S. Locust St., Denton TX
So What? FUMC-Denton has been hosting the Alternative Gifts Fair for over 28 years. This fair is different than most. It is not a fundraiser for the church, but an opportunity for shoppers to purchase unique and one-of-a-kind items with all proceeds going to missions and non-profits. In the last three years FUMC has raised over $100,000 for missions at this event.
Come out on November 6 for “First Choice,” from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and see first hand all the incredibles gifts. Or, you can shop for unique gifts on November 7, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and November 8, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Admission is $5.00 on Friday. and free on Saturday and Sunday.
Twilight Toddler Time
When: November 10, 6:30 PM
Where: 502 Oakland St., Denton TX
So What? Stories, songs, and activities in this evening StoryTime for toddlers ages 1-3 and their caregivers.
Mobile Food Pantry
When: November 14 9-11 AM
Where: SERVE Denton 1980 E University Dr.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank is partnering with the Denton Hunger Coalition, a group of agencies and organizations throughout Denton County committed to ending hunger, to send a mobile food pantry to the Serve Denton parking lot with free fresh or frozen food for families in need.
Make sure to arrive early and bring plenty of bags to take home your food!
With this many things going on in Denton this month, your schedule is going to be full. However, we can’t think of a better time to take a moment and enjoy all that our beautiful city has to offer.