Editor’s Picks: Calendar for May 12-19

We know you’re busy, so we’ve pulled together some events that will keep you on the forefront of innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth. Here’s what’s on our radar this week:

Thursday, May 12

ART TALK — 6 to 9 p.m. at The MAC, 1601 S. Ervay St. in Dallas. Artist K. Yoland from London, England will showcase her video installation at The MAC. Letters without an address uses images shot in Dallas with fictitious letters written in response to news reports and historical events. To learn more, visit the-mac.org.

YAPPY HOUR — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 500 in Dallas. Cyber Dust will host a business networking event where attendees are welcome to bring their dogs. Proceeds from the event will benefit Mazie’s Mission, a Frisco-based nonprofit animal rescue group and veterinary clinic. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of food sales during “Yappy Hour.” To learn more, visit the event page.

Saturday, May 14

SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St. in Dallas. Empowering Your Passion will host its Small Business Owner Conference and Pitch Competition at the library Saturday. The event will include educational sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. To learn more, visit planempowergrow.org.

RISE LAUNCH & FASHION EVENT 7 p.m. Saturday at ALOFT Dallas Downtown, 1033 Young St. in Dallas. Dallas-based RISE Clothing Co. will launch its fashion brand with an event Saturday. The athleisure brand by Terrence and Tim Maiden aims to increase public awareness of poverty and provide financial support to organizations focused on alleviating poverty. Saturday’s event will also give recognition to local organizations who address poverty in Dallas. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit riseagainstpoverty.com.

Wednesday, May 18

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT — a.m.  p.m. at the University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road in Richardson. The UT Dallas Office of Information Technology will host its inaugural Innovation & Technology Summit, which will bring together the innovators and consumers of information technology with a focus on research, teaching, learning, and tech support. To learn more and to register, visit utdallas.edu/oit/innovation-technology-summit.

Thursday, May 19

PRESERVING CULTURE HERITAGE PANEL — 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2719 Routh St. in Dallas. Preservation Dallas and The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture will host a panel discussing the challenges and triumphs in preserving local cultural heritage. Panel participants will be representatives from various Dallas culture organizations. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. To learn more and to register, visit dallasinstitute.org.

MAKE THE PERFECT PITCH 7 p.m. in the lecture hall at the Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104 in Carrollton. Elliott Brackett will offer tips in “Inventors’ Education: How to Make the Perfect Pitch,” including what decision makers need to make a decision on new ideas. The presentation will be about 40-45 minutes. To learn more, visit dallasmakerspace.org.

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