Don’t Miss This Shit is our weekly installment of live music events happening in and around Denton. We’re proud to keep you up to date with acts from the festival and some of our local favorites as well. We want you to be connected to all of the best shows happening in our area, all of the time. Period.
Have an event that didn’t make the list? Email Christen in advance so it makes the next round!
Words by Ryan M. Creery | Image by Hilary Head
Thursday February 4
Dan’s Silver Leaf — Isaac Hoskins, Kim Nall and Carson McHone — 9 p.m.
Set your dial to country with a twist and head to Dan’s Silver Leaf on Thursday for the soothing tunes of Denton’s Isaac Hoskins, Kim Nall and Austin’s Carson McHone. Tickets are $7 and available on PreKindle.
Andy’s Bar — The Rotation: Samsara + Ararat + Yu Nishiyama — 8:30 p.m.
Jazz/funk/blues fusion takes the stage once again at Andy’s. This week, Samsara brings on the fusion, Ararat gets nasty with some thick Armenian metal-jazz and Yu Nishiyama brings it all home with the good time standards. 21+, no cover.
Linda McNatt Animal Adoption Center – Downdogs for the Pups and Cats! – 6:15 p.m.
We have a soft spot in our hearts for all the furry little ones that don’t have homes this winter. If you do too, join Karma Yoga at the Linda McNatt Adoption Center for an all-levels yoga experience and mini social hour. They’ll be taking $5 donations to help support the center. Plus, if you join them any time this month, a small portion of the proceeds they earn during the month of February will go toward helping out. Let’s support local animals!
Mulberry Street Cantina – Walking Dead Trivia Night – 8 p.m.
If you’re a fan, you and your friends need to come out and test your knowledge of this wildly popular series. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to teams of up to 12 people (you make your own teams). These trivia nights have become incredibly popular, so you might want to come out a little early and claim a spot.
940’s Kitchen and Cocktails – DCYP Monthly Mixer – 5:30 p.m.
(Pick up from last month)
Friday February 5
The DIME Store — February First Friday — 6 p.m.
The romance holiday — Valentine’s Day — is right around the corner, and The DIME Store is the perfect stop to find a gift for the one you love. Score some handmade goodies and cards, and pre-order a v. special ValenDIMEs bouquet for your honey. Per usual, they’ll have some sangria and crafty goodness for your enjoyment too.
Dan’s Silver Leaf — An evening with Jason Eady — 9 p.m.
Jason Eady, described as “honkeytonk at its best” on the event’s Facebook page, takes the stage at one of Li’l d’s fave venues to serenade us with his crooning. Show starts at 9, tickets available for $10 on Prekindle.
SCRAP Denton — SCRAP’s 1-Year Belliversary & First Friday Event — 6 p.m.
Come celebrate First Friday and the anniversary of SCRAP’s move from it’s Oak St. location to the new spot on Bell. Featuring the opening night of the DISD art show, cupcakes, crafts, drinks and plenty o’ fun. Free!
Sweetwater – Artist’s Enclave of Denton Presents a Love/Un-Love Poetry Open Mic – 5:30 p.m.
You may not hear anything quite “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways” at this poetry event. World Poetry Slam Champion Joaquin Zihuatanejo will be performing, and Joshua Butler of Thin Line Film Festival will show a short film. If you want to perform, get there at 5:30 for sign-up.
Velo Republic – Meeting For Women: Denton Bicycle Coalition– 7 p.m.
No matter what your cycling habits are, come out for this two-hour meeting to discuss biking in the Denton area and to consider future events to participate in. This is a great time to ask any questions you might have regarding everything bikes, so take advantage of this great opportunity.
Saturday February 6
Rafes Urban Astronomy Center at UNT — February 6 Star Party — 7 p.m.
The Rafes Urban Astronomy Center hosts a star party on the first Saturday of every month, and this month is no exception! Includes a tour of semi-scale models of neighboring planets, a chance to view celestial bodies and tons of educational opportunities. Admission is $5.00 per person. Children 4 and under are free. Cash/check only.
The Bearded Monk – Crafty for a Cause! – 5 p.m.
Crafts, beer and friends? Count us in! Come out and get crafty, making chalkboard paint mason jars. The $7 cover gets you all the supplies you’ll need and the proceeds will all go to Denton County Friends of the Family. If you can’t make this event, don’t worry. Every month, Karma Yoga will be hosting a different Crafty Hour for you to attend. Stay tuned!
Voertman’s Gallery – The Sustainable Artist: Workshop with Zarina Kay – 6 p.m.
Are you an artist, but not quite sure how to get your work out there? Here’s your chance to workshop with an artist that’s got the tips and tricks to make it happen. Entrance is $25, but students get a $10 discount. Your ticket automatically enters you to win a drafting table! Limited spaces are available, so don’t hesitate getting your ticket.
SCRAP Denton – Embroidery 101 Workshop – 4 p.m.
Put those nimble fingers to good use and learn embroidery techniques. Our ancestors have been doing it for centuries, so there’s no reason we shouldn’t learn a little. This is a beginners class, so you’ll be taught the very basics, as well as get a couple small projects ready for you to tackle on your own. Sign up on their website soon before it fills up.
Mable Peabody’s – Steam Punk Mardi Gras Costume Ball – 10 p.m.
Fat Tuesday is coming up and Mable’s is celebrating a little early — with a steampunk style twist. In true Nawlins style, they’ll be serving jambalaya, beans and King cake to fill up yer bellies. Just bring yourself in celebratory gear and your $7 cover to join the festivities.
Sunday February 7
East Side – East Side Super Bowl Watching Party – 3 p.m.
Join the crowd on the patio to watch the Panthers and Broncos face off during Super Bowl 50. To celebrate, there’ll be two guest celebrity bartenders and a chili cook off with the top prize winners. Around 4, they’ll be serving chili dogs and Frito pies — FOR FREE! Don’t worry if it’s cold, they’ll have the heaters on full blast.
Lucky Lou’s – Lucky Lou’s Super Bowl 50 Potluck! – 3 p.m.
It’s no surprise quite a few events are going on surrounding Super Bowl 50. Lucky Lou’s is throwing a potluck party, so you’re gonna want to make sure you come hungry. The event is live on Facebook and you’ll want to make sure you post what you’ll be bringing. Thankfully, there’s no cover, so your food item gets you in.
Need something to do post-Super Bowl watching? Thrash your brains around with these five metal bands. There’s a good balance of industrial, electronic, and guitar screaming metal in the set, so any die-hard listeners won’t want to miss this show.