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Where Eagles Dare

By Kiera Geils

Give your family a sneak beak into what life is like as an eagle. Family Weekend will take place Sept. 22 through Sept. 24 with events that include a showing of “Wonder Woman,” a BBQ-style dinner, and for the early birds, a 5K Family Fun Run, starting 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.. Before families take flight, the weekend will conclude with a farewell breakfast at the Coliseum Floor. The cost for the weekend is $60 for each adult, and admission for one UNT student is included in each family registration. Children under 17 can be registered for $30, and children under 4 are free. Registration covers entrance into most Family Weekend events; included are tickets to the UNT football game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Family Weekend T-shirt. For more information or to register, go to http://studentaffairs.unt.edu/orientation-and-transition-programs/programs/family-weekend.

All That Jazz

By Kiera Geils

Are you jazzed about the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band? They will take the stage as the Steinway Piano Red Carpet Performance at the second annual Frisco Arts Walk. This event will be held at the Texas Sculpture Garden in Frisco’s HALL Park from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. The Frisco Arts Walk will also feature UNT Jazz Singers and the Two and Three O’Clock Lab Bands. The event will include street performers, food trucks, and an arts tour through a mobile app. And the kids won’t be left out either; they can busy themselves with bounce houses, face painting and carnival games. The event is free to the public and is a good way to experience the UNT music scene as it breaks out of Denton. For more information on all of the artists and interactive events, go to www.friscoarts.org/frisco-arts-walk.

Source: UNT One O’Clock Lab Band at Frisco Arts Walk Facebook Event

No Escaping Reality

By Rylee Curtis

Time’s up! Get it together! It’s your senior year at UNT and you’ve got to get your name out there—out into the vast, real world. So come to Free South Denton Networking Event at Lakeside Craft Kitchen, located at 3350 Unicorn Lake Blvd. in Denton. This opportunity may not be once in a lifetime, but it could be your one chance to introduce yourself to the many corporations networking there. This free event is being held from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 20 and powered by Rockstar Connect. Every college major is welcome because every industry and profession will be represented. Appetizers and a bar will be provided. Bring your ID, a business card or maybe a resume, and take that next terrifying step into the real world, because you’ve got this.

Autumn Buzz

By Rylee Curtis

Can you smell the pumpkins in the air, or feel the cool breeze on your face? Your autumn will arrive in style if you come to the East Oak Oaktoberfest in Denton. Showcased will be 40 taps of different Oktober and pumpkin-style beer. Enjoy authentic German food and live Oktoberfest music. Who wouldn’t like spending their Sunday at the Oak St. Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor, 308 East Oak St,  between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  on Sept. 24. This is a family friendly event, so bring your children and pets.. Tickets are $10; there are also Oktoberfest T-shirts and stein mugs for sale. So start your autumn carefree with a chilled mug and a buzz, (age permitting).

All Skate

By Victoria Falcon

Grab your dancing shoes! Or, your skating shoes? Either way sprained ankles are in your future if you choose to attend the first Skate Night Dance Party on Saturday, Sept. 23. The event, hosted by Denton Together, begins at 6 p.m. and will be a 4-hour jubilation featuring Denton band, Puddin Taine at Lone Star Indoor Sports and Events Center. The venue also has arcade games and a snack shack just in case you need to take any breaks between busting all those moves. There is a $5 admission fee plus $5 for skate rentals, if needed. Puddin Taine brings the fun wherever they go with their party-funk music style alongside their eclectic performances. So, be ready to get down, figuratively and literally based on your coordination, all while listening to one of Denton’s funkiest bands. Google image:

Laugh Riot

By Victoria Falcon

Make way musicians! The comics of North Texas are taking over Denton the weekend of Oct. 5 to 7 with the First Annual North Texas Comedy Festival. Denton is known for its incredible music scene, but in recent years the comedy scene has made some waves hosting several shows and building a solid community. Enough to wrangle a packed festival featuring 42 acts from North Texas. Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 5, the festival will have four showcases at five beloved Denton venues. These venues include Killer’s Tacos, BackYard on Bell, The Abbey Underground, The Bearded Monk and the Black Box Theatre. With sets guaranteed to make you chuckle, this fest is also giving 35 percent of all proceeds to a charity that promotes the advancement of literacy and the distribution of children’s books. By attending you will be giving to two good causes: Literacy and the growth of the local comedy scene. Head over to the events Facebook page for further information on performers and start times.

God and Grins

By Sara Campbell

Who says the Bible can’t be funny? Comedian John Crist certainly disagrees. Crist has tons of jokes and skits prepared as he brings his “Thoughts Captive” tour to the First United Methodist Church of Denton at 7p.m. Sept. 28.  The comedian is one of America’s top stand- ups and if you’ve seen his skits, you know why. Come see the creator of “Church Hunters,” “UberChristian,” and “Millennial International.” Take a night out on the Square with family and friends as you listen to the stories of a homeschooled, church-raised Christian kid. There’s enough laughs for everyone, believer and non-believer alike. If you love stand-up, you won’t want to miss this guy. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The church is located at 201 Locust St.

DACA Drama

By Sara Campbell

The touring production of Cara Mia Theatre Company’s “Deferred Action” will take the stage at the University of North Texas in the RTEF building for three nights, from Sept. 21-23. The story centers around a Javier, a Dreamer who was brought into the United States as a minor. Now Javier faces many challenges as an immigrant, particularly with the current administration. Can he trust politicians who say they are a friend to Dreamers like himself?

After each night’s production, the Cara Mia Theater Co. will collaborate with the North Texas Dream Team to discuss issues brought up by the play.

To purchase tickets, please visit the Department of Dance and Theater box office, which is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information call 940-565-2428.

Hispanic Heritage Festival

By Chelsea Conway

Celebrate the heritage and cultures of Spain, Mexico, South and Central America, and other Hispanic cultures in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Enjoy food, festivities, and live music for the entire family at the annual Hispanic Heritage Festival. The celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 7 at the Denton Community Market in the Denton County Historical Park, 317 W. Mulberry Street. The free event offers fun and rich culture for families and people of all ages as well as a diverse shopping experience. This festival was brought together by the Denton County Office of History and Culture, the Denton Community Market, and the Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Denton Community Market features over 100 vendors selling everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods and relishes to clothing, accessories, and pottery and candles. The community market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from April to November. For more information visit http://www.dentoncommunitymarket.com.

Dog Days of Denton

By Chelsea Conway

Surround yourself with pooches of all shapes and sizes at the 24th annual Dog Days of Denton. Owners and their furry friends are welcome at the dog celebration 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the North Texas Fairgrounds.

This fur-filled festival features a variety of canine talent contests including Dancing with the Dogs, the Canine Couture Costume Contest, Pet Tricks, and the Spokesdog Pageant. The Canine Lure Course and agility course will be available for a $5 donation to the Leader Dog Project. Demonstrations and performances will be put on by trainers and their dogs. And for $5, your canine companion can be accessorized and costumed and photographed for their “GlamFur “ shot.

Dog Days of Denton is free for any friendly dogs and their owners. Dogs must be on a leash and have up- to- date vaccinations. Donations of pet food for the Denton Animal Shelter will be accepted at the Information Booth. For more information visit www.dentondogdays.com

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