First Friday Denton is October 7th at various locations in downtown Denton and features local arts and talent with many stops along the way.
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center hosts the Day of the Dead: Una Exhibición Opening Reception
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. Come to the opening reception from 6 – 8 PM, FREE admission.
Altars will be presented by the Tri-County Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, students of the Hispanic Honor Society and Denton Independent School District, Ghosts of Denton, and LULAC Denton.
Explore the exhibition and enjoy a performance by Teatro Dallas at 7:30 PM. Complimentary food samples and traditional treats will be available for purchase from Boca 31.
Following the opening reception, the celebration continues as Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance and the Artists Enclave of Denton County present “Day of the Dance”, a short dance concert with a variety of dance works and live music honoring the Day of the Dead traditions beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 East Hickory Street, Denton. A suggested donation of $5 can be made at the door with no advance ticket sales for the Day of the Dance.
To learn more, visit dentonarts.com
Concert of Dance and Music Celebrates Day of the Dead
Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance and the Artists Enclave of
Denton County present “Day of the Dance”, a short dance concert with a variety of
dance works and live music honoring the Day of the Dead traditions on Friday, October
7, 8:30 p.m. at the PointBank Black Box Theatre, 318 East Hickory Street, Denton. A
suggested donation of $5 can be made at the door with no advance ticket sales.
“Day of the Dance” will feature a variety of performers including Sarah Ruth
Alexander, whose haunting vocal virtuosics will accompany the etherealities of TWU
Dance professor Sarah Gamblin (formerly Stereo Sarah); Tara Baker, who will share
her astounding hoop artistry; the smart, evocative dance work of Yeajean Choi of Korea
with music composed by Matt Dixon (of Denton’s Mr. Molly) and a quartet with a live
jazz music trio, featuring Chad Underriner and choreographed by TWU alumnus
DIME Hand-Made is hosting Jude Landry for a print launch and signing First Friday. The image above shows just one layer of ink on this newest multi-layered screen printed work by the “Oh no you Denton” mastermind. Stop by for sangria and do a make n take craft of some sort! Also, DIME Handmade is giving out FREE tickets to their Handmade Harvest market coming up October 22nd at Texas Woman’s University’s Hubbard Hall.
DentonRadio.com Event at Discover Denton Welcome Center
It’s another First Friday at the Discover Denton Welcome Center and we’ve got Stephanie Untch with some tunes!
Ben Esely with the Bearded Monk will also be dropping by with some beer samples, so come on in and get your fill!
Stop on by between 5 pm and 10 pm to hear some great music and get some shopping in at the Welcome Center!
And, as always A Creative Art Studio will host an art party full of music, community art project and a featured artist of the month, so be sure to stop in at 227 W. Oak Street every First Friday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m..
And, don’t forget to drop in for a bite or drink at Mellow Mushroom and spin the prize wheel to test your luck.