Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2018

    Children’s Museum gets rid of ‘Don’t Touch’ rule

    Denton has everything. A great music scene, food of every kind, craft beer and not one, but two universities. And soon, Denton will have a children’s museum. Opening Fall of 2018, Explorium Denton Children’s Museum brings learning and fun together. The mission? Disregard the usual ‘don’t touch’ rules and teach kiddos through interaction instead. Located […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2018

    Denton’s newest Asian restaurant brings a taste of Tokyo Ramen to town

    Stepping inside Hanabi Ramen & Izayaka is like being transported to an entirely different time and place. The restaurant’s minimalistic décor, the complex and enticing smells drifting from the kitchen, and the large family-style tables in the center of the dining room work together to create a unique dining experience. In fact, letting their patrons […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2018

    North Texas Fair & Rodeo cowboys up for the 90th time this August

    The North Texas Fair & Rodeo will celebrate its 90th year in 2018. Many things have changed, but one thing has not: hats. A sea of cowboy hats will be visible everywhere. Some will wear one from their collection at home, while others will purchase one from a vendor at the fair. George Stetson manufactured […]

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    Denton Live Issue:
    Featured, July-Dec 2018

    Take Home or Make Your Own Piece of Denton

    The walls are filled with bright and colorful artwork. Each piece is a physical representation of the talent many Dentonites possess. Owner Robin Huttash opened A Creative Art Studio to inspire support for local art and in turn, the artistic hub brought Denton’s creativity to life. The gallery features affordable artwork from 45 local artists. […]

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    All Events


    Meet Santa! @ Golden Triangle Mall

    Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Meet santa 2014

    Get Ready for a sleigh full of fun when Santa arrives for the holidays at Golden Triangle Mall, with UNT cheerleader “elves” handing out treats from Great American Cookie, plus music, and merriment. Afterwards, Santa will be available for visits and photos through Christmas Eve.

    Life Stories Told through Quilts @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

    Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Life Stories Told through Quilts @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    Greater Denton Arts Council and Denton Black Film Festival presents LIFE STORIES TOLD THROUGH QUILTS
    By: Barbara McCraw
    Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Opening Reception: Thursday, December 6
    December 7 – February 15, 2019

    Retired professor and pathologist Barbara McCraw is a Master Quilter whose pieces have been exhibited across North America and Europe. She has created quilts celebrating figures like Nelson Mandela, Bishop Desmond Tutu and the Obamas. Her pieces are in numerous collections including the Smithsonian, the Denton County African-American museum, the Denton County Courthouse museum, the University of Michigan and North Carolina Central University.

    Under Tension @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

    Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

    Under Tension @ Patterson-Appleton Arts Center | Denton | Texas | United States

    By: Amie Adelman
    Festival Hall, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
    Opening Reception: Friday, September, 7, 6-8 PM
    September 8 – December 15, 2018

    UNT Professor and Fibers Program Coordinator Amie Adelman returns to GDAC for the first time since completing her installation in Festival Hall’s Foyer last fall. Adelman showcases her mastery of fibers on canvas and in the space, exploring patterns and colors.

    Texas Hold’em & 8-Ball Pool Tournaments @ Jack's Tavern

    Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    Calling all Denton gamblers! Jack’s Tavern will be hosting a series of Texas Hold’em and 8-Ball tournaments every Thursday until December 27th. Come out and try your hand against some of Denton’s finest gamesters while enjoying some cold beer.

    Two Session of Texas Hold’em
    7 & 9:30 PM
    Up to $150 Cash Payout each session

    Double Elimination 8-Ball Tournament (BCA Rules)
    Sign-Up starts at 7:30 PM
    Tournament at 8 PM
    $5.00 Entry w/ Pot Matched

    Comedy Open Mic Night @ Killer's Tacos

    Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    Comedy Open Mic Night @ Killer's Tacos | Denton | Texas | United States

    Open mic night at Killer’s Tacos is back! Every Thursday from 7:30PM TO 9:30 PM find cheap beer, delicious food, AND live comedy performances.

    East Side Social Ride @ Eastside Social Club

    Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


    Thursday social ride from Eastside. We usually go 15-20 miles at a moderate pace. This is a no drop ride. Lights required. Helmet and water bottle encouraged.

    After the ride we hang for adult beverages at Eastside those over 21 who would like to join.

    Glitterbomb! @ Andy's Bar

    Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

    Come on out to Andy’s Bar and see some of the greatest Drag and Burlesque performers in the DFW Area at Glitterbomb!

    Born in March, 2015, Glitterbomb Denton has presented more than 150 shows featuring incredible talent from across North Texas and around the world. Weekly events are hosted at Andy’s Bar on the historic square in Denton, Texas!

    With a brand new lineup every week, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat. Every Thursday, come out for drinks, dancing, contests, and the very best drag, burlesque, queerlesque, sideshow, magic, and musical talent Denton has to offer. Shows start at 9pm, then stick around afterwards to see DJ D Gay playing your favorite songs upon request at our 11pm dance party. Get there by 8pm for a discounted ticket!


    Nov 1st – Rocky Horror Stripper Show

    Nov 8th Glitter Against Humanity

    Nov 29th – Product Displacement

    Dec 6th – Glitter Gayme Show

    Dec 13th – Musical Sing-Along

    Dec 20th – Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrrrrrder: A Nativity Murder Mystery

    Dec 26th – It’s Called Prider, M**********r: Vol IV


    Karaoke Night @ Denton County Brewing Company

    Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Karaoke Night @ Denton County Brewing Company | Denton | Texas | United States

    Karaoke every Thursday night! If the whether is nice, we’ll sing outside! Come join us for some awesome craft beer, sake shots, and entertaining vocalists!

    Live Jazz @ Steve's Wine Bar

    Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Wine down during the week with live jazz at Steve’s Wine Bar!

    Jazz this week:
    Tuesday December 11, 8-10pm: Rosana Eckert and Dave Meder
    Wednesday December 12, 8-10pm: The Lineage crew of Jeffry Eckels,  Brad Leali, Quincy Davis, and Sergio Pamies.
    Thursday December 13, 8-10pm: The Legacy trio of Jim Riggs, Neal Slater, and Lynn Seaton
    Friday December 14, 8-10 pm: Vocal Jazz with Gwynne Montgomery

    Steve’s Wine Bar is a casual and relaxed place where you can enjoy a great glass (or bottle) of wine, a few local craft beers, and good conversation. Several of the restaurants nearby will deliver directly into our wine bar which allows for you to choose what you would like to enjoy along with your wine and beer.

    There will be a $5 cover charge at the door. This also applies to club members doing their tastings during live music.


    Haunted Mansion @ Harvest House

    Dec 13 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm


    Come enjoy some groovy surf rock to warm you up under our heated pavilion and around our fire pits!! FREE SHOW!!!

    Doors open at 8:30, seating will be open


    #DENTON: Where Original Meets Independent

    CVB LogoDenton.  Original.  Independent.

    Mull it over for a minute.  Look at the image; think about the words.  What does it mean?  What is it saying?

    This is our brand.  It conveys in a single image the essence of this place:  Denton, Texas.  Understanding our brand is the first step to understanding our vibe.  And tuning to our vibe is the key to unlocking your own uniquely-customized, Denton-centric adventure.

    The word original is a broad application.  It’s more a description of spirit than physical attribute, though the spirit is manifested in the physical fabric of our city.  The creative energy fueled by our universities, arts community, music industry, small business community, the North Texas Horse Country – it drives originality.  Another example of our originality is our vibrant downtown.  It’s the real thing, no faux about it.  We hold fast to our history while progressively moving ahead.  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, for instance.  Denton is known around the world for the music movement 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.


    The weathered appearance of the brand is quite intentional.  Think about your favorite pair of jeans.  They’re likely a bit worn-looking, because they are your favorite.  They fit you perfectly, comfortably.  And they wouldn’t fit anyone else in just the same way.  Our brand says that’s how Denton fits too.

    Denton is a place where people come to pursue their passions, and we’ve shared their dreams and journeys for more than 150 years.  You’ll see it in our year-round festivals, museums, galleries and shops.  You’ll taste it in the delectable art of local chefs and unique dining.  You’ll feel it in our vibe.

    Welcome to Denton.  Now get ready for something different, an experience no other has had before, because this one is yours:  Original.  Independent.

    Guests in Denton, like the 128,000 people who choose to live here, have something quite definitive in common: we all seek uniquely customized, Denton-centric adventures in our internationally acclaimed way-cool vibe. We call this vibe original, independent.

    Original is a spirit manifested in the physical fabric of our city. It is creative energy fueled for the past 125 years 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.