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BYOW: Bring your own Wheels  

The epitome of rebellion- the roller rink, the place where teens and the young-at-heart skate the day away—will undergo radical change once again as Bearded Monk and Queer Sk8Den10 co-host Denton’s first outdoor roll out. They are calling the event “Roll Out Denton 2019” and it’s happening on Oct. 5 outside the Bearded Monk, 122 E. McKinney St.  Although this LGBTQ+ friendly event invites all those who bring their own wheels, it limited to those with wheels on roller skates, skateboards, longboards, and inline skates. No bikes and scooters please.  Besides skating, the event will feature local bands such as Kira Jariand local artists such as Marrow and MossAll ages are welcome, with check-in beginning at 5:3p.m and roll out at 6:30 p.m A 

8:30 p.m.a special 21+ beeralley skate will commence.  At check-in, adults 21 and over will receive one free drink coupon to be redeemed later during the event. So, grab your gear and unleash your inner rebel. 

 

Gabriel Belmonte  

Poster by Bryan Kelly Draws 

 

 

 

Diversity Festivity  

In a college town like Denton, diversity flourishes. People of different cultures and ethnicities share their stories and passions. The Hispanic Heritage Festival, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Denton Community Market, is a kid-friendly event celebrating the cultural diversity within the Hispanic population of Denton. This event highlights the different cultures within the Hispanic community in Denton, including Mexican, Mayan, Brazilian and all other South American countries. “It’s about getting together and letting people learn about us,” said Bellann Hyte, one of the coordinators of the event. Featuring a wide variety of music, dance, and food, there will be musical performances of Tejano singersmariachi bands and Mayan Dancers. Just like in the past two years, the event will host kids activities and various vendors serving food from different parts of Latin America. The Denton Community Marketplace is located at 317 W. Mulberry St.   

 

 Gabriel Belmonte 

 

 

 

Denton Folk Festival- now, more than ever 

If you have the whole weekend free with nothing to do, the third-annual Denton Folk Festival’s got you covered. Presented by the Denton Songwriter’s Festival, the three-day event will be held from Oct. 4 to 6 at Backyard on Bell, known as one of Denton’s most popular music venues, just south of Denton Square. The festival is open to all ages and offers a large variety of music, with 24 bands playing. The first two days will feature folk, Americana, and bluegrass bands from the DFW area and elsewhere. For the first time, the festival will add a third day, which features various musical genres from around the world. Tickets are $10 per day or $20 for all three days, if purchased in advance. On top of the diversity of music you will hear, plenty of food and drinks will be available. Backyard on Bell has food trucks, hand-crafted pizzas, and a full bar to satisfy all tastes.
 

 

–Brooke Colombo 

 

 

 

Pooches, People and Pageants 

Dogs, Dogs, and more Dogs! This year marks the 26th annual celebration of the Dog Days of Denton festival, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the North Texas Fairgrounds. The event is free and will feature arts, crafts, canine competitions, and educational demonstrations. Event organizers ask that dogs remain on a leash and owners provide current shot records for all animals in attendance. The Spokesdog this year is Jazz. He is a 10year-old Bichon Frise that loves attention. He would have to love attention to be spokesdog, right?! His favorite hobby is traveling with his mom, and he’s already been to Canada and Mexico. The festival will include a Spokesdog pageant to find the new Spokesdog for 2020. If you think your pup has what it takes, all entries must be delivered by Monday, Sept. 23 to be considered. If selected, your pooch will represent Dog Days throughout the year at community parades, events and even on social media.  For more information visit: https://www.dentondogdays.comThis festival is perfect for people—and dogs of all ages. 

 

Abigail Esau 

  

 

 

 

GET SCRAPY (not the mascot) 

 

Throw it all together with this unique event hosted by SCRAP Denton, a creative reuse store and donation center located on 420 S. Bell Ave.  SCRAP will hold a Garage Sale and Creative Reuse Carnival on Oct. 5 and 6 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. The event features a fill-the-bag sale, fabric by the pound, as well as carnival games for kids ages 4 to 12. Creative reuse material for the fill-the-bag sale will be available under a $5 fee. Carnival tickets are $1, with games costing one to three tickets each. All proceeds will benefit SCRAP and their educational programs provided for kids and adults.                                                            

Meredith Holser

 

 

 

A Real Game Changer

Do you like video games, prizes and your competition on the friendly side? If so, swing by Game Changers Arcade Bar and Grill at 122 W. Mulberry St. Tuesday evening, Oct. 15 for a Super Smash Bros. tournament. The competition starts at 7 p.m. and is free but the stakes are high for the top four contestants who will vie for, among other things, gift cards and T-shirts. All ages are welcome. Those competing or just wanting to hangout and watch are encouraged to bring their own consoles and TVs. This tournament is held every Tuesday so mark your calendars and join in.

–April Kitch

Have a Ball at Backyard on Bell

Come support local artists at Plus Fest Math Rock Festival at Backyard on Bell, located at 410 N. Bell St. in Denton. The festival, held Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13, is co-hosted by BLVR Booking & BackYard On Bell to showcase the unique musical talent of Denton artists. Listen to the sounds of The Speed of Sound in Seawater, Cousins, Le Grand, halfsleep, VELOCIRAPTURE, Challenger Deep, and Trying Science. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday with the festival starting at 3:30. Presale tickets cost $20 for one day and $35 for two. To purchase tickets, visit their website: See you there.

–April Kitch

Pagan Pop Up, Vol. 2

Get in touch with your mystical side! Denton’s own pagan collective Brujaus will host the second installment of Pagan Pop Up on Sunday, Oct. 13 at Armadillo Ale Works, 221 S. Bell Ave. This event highlights witchy artists and creatives in the greater D-FW area. Bands and musicians like The High Moons, Lorelei K, and Hextape will be providing spooky tunes throughout the evening. Shops and vendors from around the area will be setting up small pop-up stores throughout the Denton brewery. Attendees can peruse and purchase jewelry, wares, and all things magical while enjoying one of Armadillo Ale Works’ many craft beers. The festivities begin at 12 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. All proceeds from this event will go toward the Texas Conservation Alliance, an organization that works to conserve Texas ecosystems and educate Texans about local plants and wildlife. Kick off the autumn season with what is sure to be a charming event.

–Amelia McBride

Obsessed

This show is sure to get you in your ~feels~. Indie rock powerhouse, The Obsessives, will take the stage at the Denton outdoor venue Backyard on Bell on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Obsessives, who are currently playing its U.S. tour, draw inspiration from emo pop and post-punk, with soft and dreamy vocals backed by pensive guitar riffs. Denton’s favorite emo bands Sad Cops and

Record Setter will be opening for this Washington, D.C. group. Grab a cocktail from the bar at Backyard on Bell, 410 N. Bell Ave., order one of its specialty pizzas, and join the jam to some sweet and sad tunes. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. This is an all ages event, so feel free to bring the whole family. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show, To purchase tickets, please visit here.

–Amelia McBride

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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