Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    All Dogs Go to Dog Days of Denton

    Story by Laura Cortez Photos courtesy of Sheila Wilson I take center stage, wearing nothing but my hiking backpack and a bandana tied around my neck. Self-conscious? Naw. I’m feeling good. It is, after all, a warm September day. The sun even makes me glow, and everybody’s looking at me. Hey! I smell a corndog […]

    Read the full article

    Doll Selfie at LSA

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Morganne Cameron
    Photos courtesy of Darien Orr

    Barbie Does Dentoning!

    Greetings from Little d, the cool North Texas city packed with creative aesthetics, culture, history, and unforgettable experiences. Denton is an original culture of arts, music, entertainment, shopping and community. Visitors are captivated by the city’s local businesses, shops, and deep-seated history, because it is here that self-discovery and inspiration permeate the city’s sense of […]

    Read the full article

    Arts & Jazz crowd courtesy Denton Festival Foundation

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, Jan-June 2015

    Story by Olivia Sylvain

    Getting Jazzy with It

    The sounds of saxophones, trumpets and drums resonate through Quakertown Park and electrify the city. Crowds gather on the grass to see all-day music. Nightly concerts feature world-renown headliners, this year Randy Brecker, Dr. John the Night Tripper and Denton’s own Grammy winners Brave Combo. An array of cold beer combines with aromas of everything […]

    Read the full article

    MURAL_Mick_HousesMural- Kristen Watson

    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2015

    In Living Color: A Mural Tour of Denton

    Story and photos by Kristen Watson Welcome to Denton, an art mecca that’s home to painters, sculptors, printmakers and designers. Denton’s creative community cultivates the best art around, especially fantastic public art. From Fry Street to the Historic Downtown Denton Square to the halls of UNT, there’s a wall, fence or building to display every […]

    Read the full article


    All Events
    Day of the Dead: Una Exhibicion @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Oct 9 all-day

    center for visual arts

    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.

    Permanence and Impermanence @ UNT Art Gallery
    Oct 9 all-day

    unt logo

    The work in this exhibition has been organized around ideas of permanence and impermanence, with each of the selected artists challenging our expectations of what is constant and what is mutable. The notions of permanence and impermanence influence our observation and comprehension and may be measured in terms of a lifetime (ongoing) or half-life (decreasing). The artists remind us that when considering environmental change, what may appear to be temporary may in fact inadvertently become longstanding; and conversely, the ground underneath our feet, although seemingly steadfast, may be shifting.

    Mellow Mushroom’s 4th anniversary Celebration @ Mellow Mushroom Denton
    Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

    Mellow Mushroom FB

    Mellow Mushroom Denton is turning 4 years old, and wants you to celebrate with them!

    There will be a special $4 menu available ALL DAY! Choose from:
    -bruschetta appetizer
    -order of cheese bread
    -1/2 grilled chicken hoagie
    -small cheese pizza

    They will also be hosting a Lakewood Brewing Co. Tap Takeover and Pint Night (5pm-9pm)! Including:
    Lakewood Lager
    Lakewood The Temptress Nitro
    Lakewood Mole Temptress
    Lakewood French Quarter Temptress
    Lakewood 2014 Raspberry Temptress
    Lakewood St. Dymphna
    Lakewood Lion’s Share III

    If all of that wasn’t enough, there’s more!! They will also be doing a prize raffle during the tap takeover!!

    -Every kid (12 & under) will get a raffle ticket upon entry and will be eligible to win a prize every 30 minutes.

    -Adults who purchase a Lakewood beer or an item off our $4 menu will receive a raffle ticket and will be entered to win prizes once an hour. Plus you get to keep the glass!

    But wait, there’s eveeeen moreeee!!

    The Celebration will have a caricature artist, corn hole, and balloons on the patio for the kids and their family. Plus, you might even get to take your picture with Dude Shroomington!!


    THE BOXES – Art Exhibition by CHUNG CHAK @ tAd Gallery
    Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

    tAD gallery-FB

    tAd presents THE BOXES, featuring the work by Chung Chak, who is Associate Professor of Graphic Design at The College of New Jersey. His large-scale photomontages are created by randomly connecting numerous photographs of unrelated people, events, and environments. The aftereffects of the process are the deconstruction of the “ordinary” world into abstract visual codes, or the hyperreal.

    DentonRadio.com at LSA Burger @ LSA Burger
    Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    DentonRadio.com at LSA Burger @ LSA Burger | Denton | Texas | United States

    Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday DentonRadio.com brings local acts to LSA Burger! 90% of all of the talent you see at LSA Burger is local Denton talent! Check the DentonRadio.com Calendar to see who’s playing.

    FINAL FIGHT: Can you survive the Zombie Apocolypse @ Final Fight
    Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

    the final fight

    Like The Walking Dead? Come out and live it, in live-action zombie apocalypse survival event. Come see if you can complete the missions or become Zombie Food..

    Experience the latest in combat simulation with the most realistic tactical laser tag equiptment available.

    All shooters need to sign a waiver (parent if under 18)

    Age limit is 13 years old.

    This live-action zombie apocalypse survival event will be every Friday and Saturday night in October from dark until midnight.

    One Trail $15 or buy two trails for $20


    Ghosts of Denton @ Downtown Denton
    Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm

    Ghosts of Denton poster

    Make reservations to take a Ghosts of Denton tour with supernatural tour guide Shelly Tucker. The Ghosts of Denton tours meet at Jupiter House Coffee (on the east side of the courthouse square) for a 90 minute haunted history tour at 8:00 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night.  There are so many stories, that Shelly tells different ones each night.  On any night you might hear the tales of the ghostly hooligan, the dead Comanche’s bones, the librarian who never “checked out,” or the man who survived the Goliad massacre to die in a suspicious fire.  Perhaps you’ll hear tales of Sam Bass and his friend/nemesis Jim Murphy (who some say still haunt the streets of Denton), or the blind sheriff who protects and serves from beyond the grave.  Does John Denton’s ghost protect the town that bears his name?  Take a tour and find out! These tours are fun for visitors and residents alike.

    For more information, visit ghostsofdenton.com.

    Karaoke Night @ Muddy Jakes
    Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm

    logo- from web

    Head out to Muddy Jakes Every Friday Night for Karaoke Night!

    LITTLE YUKI’S NIGHTMARE Haunted House @ Dan's Haunted House
    Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    LITTLE YUKI'S NIGHTMARE Haunted House @ Dan's Haunted House | Lake Dallas | Texas | United States

    Take a journey into Japanese Culture and Folklore.
    Dan’s Haunted House breaks from the typical haunt template.


    Theme for the 2015 Haunt Season is:

    Dan’s Haunted House is an NEW and EXCITING Outdoor Japanese Themed Haunted
    Attraction that made it’s debut in the DFW Metroplex in 2014
    Dan’s Haunted House is centrally and conveniently located just west of Lewisville Lake toll bridge that connects W. Eldorado Pkwy. to E. Swisher Rd. Easy access from Frisco, Denton, Plano, Lewisville, Flower Mound, The Colony, Little Elm, Savannah,Corinth, Argyle, Dallas, Grapevine, Irving, McKinney, Prosper, Celina, North Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth.

    Mariachi Quetzal @ La Milpa
    Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm

    La Milpa Mexican Restaurant, Mexican food, Denton, TX

    Mariachi Quetzal performs every Friday night at La Milpa Mexican Restaurant at 8:00 p.m. – no cover.


    Denton Live Magazine Spring-Summer 2015

    Welcome to Denton, Texas.

    Guests in Denton, like the nearly 125,000 people who choose to live here, have something quite definitive in common: we all seek uniquely-customized, Dentoncentric adventures within the cool vibe for which Denton has gained international acclaim. We call it original, independent.

    Original is a spirit manifested in the physical fabric of our city. It is energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, business community, the North Texas Horse Country, and our vibrant, no-faux-about-it downtown square. We hold originality in high regard.

    Independent is more of the same spirit and springs from the same attributes as original. Consider our burgeoning music scene. Denton is known around the world for the music that’s been organically evolving here for many years. Interestingly, though, there is not a specific “Denton sound” that anyone can identify in a word. That is the result of original and independent. The sound is a combination of individual sounds where writers, musicians, poets and venues have their own messages, rhythms, tunes and atmospheres. Listeners get the entire breadth, as varied or not as they choose. And again, in the surrounding horse country, we have the most diverse equine population and disciplines in one area than anywhere else on Planet Earth. That’s independent, and it results in a lively, energetic culture.

    People come to Denton in pursuit of their passions. Take local artist Darien Orr. She gained Etsy fame when her “Barbie and Ken Live the Denton Life” photographic note card series took off several years ago. Now Barbie is stepping out of the note cards and authentically “dentoning” (the experience of enjoying/discovering/exploring all that the great City of Denton, TX has to offer). Scores of female and male Barbie dolls in various states of restyle sit in neat lines in her studio. Clothing and shoes just their size are piled to the side, all part of her new product line called Dentoning Dolls. Every doll is unique, rescued from someone’s discards then thoughtfully bathed, styled and dressed to fit into the many nuances of Denton life. People adopt their Dentoning Doll, each with a name, a background, an official dentoning tee shirt, and a hashtag for sharing its dentoning adventures on Instagram. The dolls come packaged in a clear box, the background an artistic image of our Courthouse.

    “Denton has cool things to offer,” Darien says while showing off a doll whose body was made in 1966. “Dentoning Dolls are a cool way of getting people interested in the bigger Denton experience.”

    See what I mean? Original. Independent. And Darien is one among hundreds whose expressions are visual or musical or architectural or environmental or something that is so unique it has no label or category.

    Now it’s your turn. This is your adventure. So, create! Make it original. Embrace independence. Go enjoy Denton!

    Kim Phillips,

    Vice President
    Denton Convention & Visitors Bureau

    Get some news!

    Don’t worry, we’ll never share your info.