Editor’s Picks: Calendar Aug. 18-25


From festivals celebrating women film creators and internet cat videos to events designed to boost coding or WordPress skills, there’s a plethora of offerings to choose from in the next week.


OPEN TOUR NIGHT AT DALLAS MAKERSPACE — 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about the makerspace. Register for the tour here


WOMEN TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL — various times at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Dallas. The inaugural event runs through Sunday. All of the films have one thing in common: a lead woman behind the scenes. For more information, specific show times, and ticket prices. Check out the website here

UBER LAUNCHES UBERSCHOOL — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Uber will be picking up any school supply donations you have and deliver them to students in need in the Dallas area. During the scheduled times, users can open the app, move the slider to the “school” option, and wait for a free Uber to pick up your donations. 


7TH FLOOR REOPENS AT DALLAS CENTRAL LIBRARY – 10:30 a.m. at the Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, inside the Central Library at 1515 Young St. in Dallas. The public is invited as the newly remodeled floor reopens, featuring a touch screen video wall and an updated O’Hara Hall with state-of-the-art audio and video technology. The archive showcase the history of Dallas and has a fine and rare book collection, among other features.

NODE SCHOOL DENTON: NODE.JS AND JAVASCRIPT MEETUP — 2 to 4 p.m. at Denton Public Library North Branch, 3020 N. Locust St., in Denton. This free NodeSchool workshop is open to beginners and those who are seasoned in the tech world. For more information visit the website here


BUILD YOUR OWN WORDPRESS WEBSITE FOR FREE — 5 to 7 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Learn how to make your own website for your business. More information about the free event here


DIGITAL FIGHT CLUB — 6 to 9 p.m. at the Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville Ave., in Dallas. Dallas locals will be putting a twist on the typical panel event, “fighting” over undecided topics in digital technology. Topics that will be tackled Wednesday include virtual reality, internet of things, and digital content. For a full list of “fighters” and to RSVP, go to the website here

INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL — Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m., at Texas Theatre, 231 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Dallas.  Watch a plethora of cat videos that went viral. Tickets are $15 for this all ages event. Learn more and purchase tickets here


[email protected] 6 to 8 p.m. at The Grove, 501 Elm St., Suite 450, in Dallas. Join the Grove for part 2 of 3 in its summer speaker series. Daron Babcock of Bonton Farms will lead the evening’s discussion: Oasis in the Food Desert. The series features speakers from Dallas Innovates‘ stories and contributors. Dallas Innovates is the exclusive media sponsor of the summer series. Cost is $25. Complimentary light dinner and beer and wine are included. For tickets or more information, go here.

MCKINNEY NETWORKING MEETING — 7 p.m. at the McKinney Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St., Suite 700, in McKinney. Mingle with business professionals in the McKinney area. Cost is $20 for an annual membership or $1 per a meeting. Learn more information here.  



AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL HINGSON — 7 to 8 p.m. at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., in Fort Worth. This free event commemorating the 15-year anniversary of 9/11 will feature Michael Hingson and his guide dog, who both survived the attacks on the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. RSVP is required


WHAT MAKES A CITY? —  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. Hear from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings about the future of the Trinity River Park. Tickets range from $15 to $50. 

Julia Falcon contributed to this report.

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