Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Aug. 11-18


We have quite a mix of events for you this week. From Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk to the Dallas Cat Cafe pop-up event to a Social Media and Pancakes discussion at The Mix Coworking & Maker Space.   


DOWNTOWN PLANO ART & WINE WALK  5 to 9 p.m at 1013 E. 15th St., in Plano. Start off your weekend and “Wine Down” with this month’s wined-theme event. Sample from 17 different locations in the Arts District while listening to performers Isaac Tauaefa and Benton Lawson in McCall Plaza. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door. Visit the event website to purchase tickets and see a full list of sampling locations.

TRIVIA ON THE PATIO  7:30 p.m. at West Irving Library Patio, 4444 W. Rochelle Road, in Irving. Test your knowledge on a variety of topics, from history to pop culture, against local trivia lovers. The event takes place every other Thursday night, and participants must be ages 16 or older.


WALKING CONNECTIONS  Walk begins at 2 p.m. at Bank of America Plaza, 901 Main St., in Dallas. Explore the Main Street District with a walking tour hosted by Downtown Dallas Inc. on the second Friday of each month. Each month focuses on a different area of downtown and encourages participants to debrief and discuss ideas after. Following the walk, there will be a complimentary happy hour from 4 to 5 p.m.

MOVIES IN THE PARK  8:30 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, in Dallas. Enjoy a summer night at this free screening of the family-friendly movie, Iron Man


DALLAS CAT CAFE  11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cat Connection, 14233 Inwood Road, in Dallas. Cat lovers won’t want to miss this final pop-up event of the Dallas Cat Cafe monthly summer series. Come adopt a feline friend from a local rescue shelter, or simply enjoy coffee while supporting the cause. Visit the Facebook event for updates on the cats available for adoption and special guests. 

BUTTERFLIES AND BUGS FAMILY FESTIVAL — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Dallas. This annual celebration is geared toward insect-lovers of all ages. Activities, crafts, and a butterfly tour will take place indoors. The festival is included with regular admission to the gardens. Visit texasdiscoverygardens.org to learn more about the event.


PROJECT SHOW N TELL N WORK  3 to 5 p.m. at TheLab.ms Education Center, 1915 N. Central Expressway, Suite 370, in Plano. All makers are invited to show off their latest projects, or get inspiration from discussing ideas with others. Visit the Meetup website for more details. 


GAMING OPEN COFFEE CLUB  8 to 9 a.m. at Nerdvana Coffee, 5757 Main St., Suite 111, in Frisco. The weekly Gaming Open Coffee Club has expanded to its newest location in Frisco. Start off your day with other members of the gaming community to discuss what’s happening in the industry over coffee. Find more information on the Meetup website


ADDISON LUNCH N LEARN  noon at The Egg and I, 15203 Knoll Trail Drive, in Dallas. If your business is already thinking about marketing for the holidays, come brainstorm with the Glazer/Kennedy Insider’s Circle North Texas chapter. The meeting will be followed by networking. Find more information on the Meetup website

DALLAS RUBY BRIGADE HACKNIGHT  7 to 9 p.m. at OrgSync, 13140 Coit Road, Suite 405, in Dallas. Hackers of all skill levels are invited to meet others in the tech community and gain new skills. Food and drinks will be provided. RSVP here


ONE MILLION CUPS DALLAS — 9 to 10 a.m. at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas. This weekly event showcases two local startup companies and provides a space for entrepreneurs to share ideas. Learn more about the national event here

CODELAUNCH PITCH DAY — 3:30 p.m. at Dr Pepper Arena, 2601 Avenue of the Stars, in Frisco. Seed accelerator CodeLaunch will host its annual pitch day Wednesday. Five finalists will present their app ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to make them a reality. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. To learn more, visit codelaunch.com.

USING TECH FOR GOOD 6 p.m. at Rooftop Event Spot, 1000 E. 14th St., Suite 400, in Plano. If you’re interested in learning more about the intersection of technology and doing good, come meet with like-minded individuals in the community. Find a full schedule of lightning talks and breakout sessions here


SOCIAL MEDIA AND PANCAKES — 8:30 a.m. at The Mix Coworking & Maker Space, 9125 Diceman Drive, in Dallas. Start your day with breakfast and a social media discussion with others in the creative community. Visit the event website for more details. 

MEET THE PATENT EXPERTS — 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Texas Regional Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 207 S. Houston St., Suite 159, in Dallas. Learn the steps in the patent process and ask experts questions about your patent application during this free event.To learn more and register, visit the event page

Amanda Hayes and Julia Falcon contributed to this report.

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