Editor’s Picks: Calendar for July 21-28

From a public information session that will recap the Dallas CityMAP study to Science on Tap at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to Startup Grind with The Container Store Co-founder Garrett Boone, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite events for the upcoming week. 


CITYMAP RECAP SESSION — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the 70th floor of Bank of America Plaza, 901 Main St., in Dallas. Texas Department of Transportation will host a public information session to discuss the Dallas CityMAP study, which explored potential solutions for improving the area’s aging highway system. For more information, contact Michelle Raglon at 214-320-4483 or send an email to [email protected].

OPEN TOUR NIGHT — 7 to 9 p.m. at Dallas MakerSpace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This weekly free event is open to the public. Makers have the opportunity to meet other makers and get a tour of the Dallas MakerSpace. More information can be found here


SCIENCE ON TAP: CHEERS TO SCIENCE AND HISTORY — 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., in Fort Worth. People ages 21 and older are invited to explore the museum, enjoy refreshments, play games, and listen to speakers talk about the latest NASA projects and the Arlington Archosaur Site. Entry is $20 for nonmembers and $15 for members, and includes one free drink if purchased in advance. See a full event schedule and purchase tickets here


PROGRAMMING ELECTRONICS WITH ARDUINO AND MORE  2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Denton North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St., in Denton. This meetup is open to anyone from beginners to intermediate hackers and makers alike. More about the meetup can be found here

FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT THEATRES various times at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, in Dallas. The four-week long festival continues this weekend with a rotating lineup of one-act plays. Individual tickets are $18. Find a complete schedule on the festival website.

PROJECT UNITY — noon to 8 p.m. at LEVEL Gallery, 2722 Logan St., in Dallas. LEVEL Gallery is inviting police officers and residents to create a collaborative art piece that “symbolizes a vision for Dallas as the city of love and unity.” The piece will be auctioned off during a future private dinner to raise money for the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation. The gallery will also donate 10 percent of its sales to the foundation during Saturday’s Dallas Gallery Day, which features 31 participating art spaces spread across the city. Learn more about Dallas Gallery Day and Saturday’s art project here.


PROJECT SHOW N TELL N WORK  3 to 5 p.m. at TheLab.ms Education Center, 1915 N. Central Expressway, Suite 370, in Plano. Bring your latest project to the Plano makerspace, or check out what others are working on. Find more information on the Meetup website


STARTUP GRIND EVENT WITH GARRETT BOONE — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas. Join The Container Store co-founder Garrett Boone in a night of networking, food, and chats. Tickets are $10, and can be found here

HACKNIGHT AT MODERN MESSAGE OFFICES — 7 p.m. at Modern Message, 750 N. Saint Paul St., Suite 1230, in Dallas. This networking event is open to all skill levels and is an opportunity to learn more about hacking. Learn more and register for the event here


1 MILLION CUPS-DALLAS — 9 to 10 a.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas. Watch as two local entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a crowd of mentors, advisers, and fellow entrepreneurs. More information can be found here

DIGITAL DALLAS PRESENTS <ART / CODE> — 6 to 9 p.m. at the Aria Stone Gallery, 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 310, in Dallas. The worlds of art and code will collide when Dallas’ top digital artists show us how they’re taking digital design to new electronic heights. Drinks, food, and music from Digital Dallas’ roster of DJs will be provided. $20 per person. Group packages are available. Check it out and get your tickets here.


WERX OPEN COFFEE HOUR — 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at The WERX, 610 Elm St., Suite 700, in McKinney. This is a weekly coffee event open to the community. Light breakfast and refreshments will be served to visitors and other McKinney WERX members. More about the event can be found here.

PROJECT EDU — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road, in Addison. The Dallas Entrepreneur Center and Addison TreeHouse have partnered to present a nine-part educational series for North Texas entrepreneurs. “Layman’s Law,” the second class in the series, will focus on the legal aspects of starting your own business. Individual classes are $20. To learn more information and view a full class schedule, visit the Addison TreeHouse website.

DALLAS WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE — 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, in Dallas. Enjoy a morning with coffee, networking, and discussing the future of the workplace in Dallas during this Bisnow event. Speakers include Nick Clark, CEO and founder of Common Desk, and CEO of Tech Wildcatters Gabriella Draney Zielke. Cost is $89. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the event website.

Julia Falcon contributed to this report.

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