Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Oct. 20-27

From Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017 to Operation Kindness' 40th Anniversary to an Introduction to Atomic Energy, we found plenty of things to keep you busy this week.

Editor's Pick

From Prelude: A Preview of Aurora 2017 to Operation Kindness’ 40th Anniversary to an Introduction to Atomic Energy, we found plenty of things to keep you busy this week.


MILLENNIUM TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE DISCUSSION — 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This free event is open to everyone and will have a discussion based on science and technology that is not normally taught in schools or by the media. To learn more, visit the event page


PRELUDE: A PREVIEW OF AURORA 2017 — 8 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St., Suite 500, in Dallas. This two-day free event will host art installations involving video, lights, and music from around the world. Visit the event page for more information. 


OPERATION KINDNESS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY— 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Flag Pole Hill, 8100 Doran Circle, in Dallas. This free event will celebrate and recognize dog supporters, adopters, and advocates. This event will host a puppy kissing booth, games, and canine contests. For more information, go to the Visit Dallas page


XM CORE BBS MEETUP —  6 to 7:30 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This free event, presented by SysOp of XM Core will host a conference to discuss anything relating to Ingress, coding, vintage computers, and retro bbsing. To learn more, visit the event page

6TH ANNUAL DOCTOR WHO DAY — noon to 4 p.m. at British Emporium, 140 N. Main St., in Grapevine. This free event is perfect for Doctor Who fans of all ages. Fans will be able to mingle with other fans and pose for pictures with props. Learn more here.


INTRODUCTION TO ATOMIC ENERGY — 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on various days at 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. In celebration of National Nuclear Science Week, this free event will host a lecture-and-demonstration class to discuss various topics on the basic building-blocks of matter, and how humans learned to harness it to our own purposes. Visit the event page to learn more. 


ARTS SCHOOL NETWORK CONFERENCE — This four-day conference is hosted by the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, 2501 Flora St., in Dallas. The theme of this year’s conference is partnerships. Rates and locations for the event vary. Register and learn more here.

WEDALLAS FIRESIDE CHAT WITH KIRA PLASTININA — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC), 311 W. Market St., in downtown Dallas. Fashionpreneur Kira Plastinina talks about launching a fashion line at age 15 and how she’s reinvented herself. Cary Broussard of Broussard Global will be the moderator. Free. Register here.  

FROM ASTRONAUTS TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE — 7 to 8 p.m. in the Simmons Biomedical Research Building at UT Southwestern Medical Center, 6000 Harry Hines Blvd., in Dallas. This free event will feature Dr. Benjamin Levine and Rong Zhang discussing,”From Astronauts to Alzheimer’s Disease: How Understanding the Heart-Brain Connection May Prevent Cognitive Impairment.” Seating is limited. Learn more and register here

2016 COUPLE OF THE YEAR — 6 p.m. at Dallas Country Club, 4155 Mockingbird Lane, in Dallas. The Les Femmes du Monde event begins with a VIP reception at 6 p.m. followed by a three-course seated dinner event and an awards presentation honoring the 2016 Couple of the Year, Nancy and W. Herbert Hunt. Tickets begin at $250. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Child Life Program at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and the International Education Program of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Find out more and get tickets here.


IC3 LIFE SCIENCE SUMMIT — 7:30 a.m. at The University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center, 600 S. Center St., in Arlington. BionorthTX’s second annual iC3 Life Science Summit will include presentations and panels from life science industry professionals and networking opportunities. Among those speaking will be Tom Kowalski, president and CEO of Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute and John McWhorter, COO of Baylor Scott & White Health System. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a welcome presentation at 8:15 a.m. General admission is $120. To learn more and see a full schedule of events, visit bionorthtx.org

EMBEDDED WORKSHOP MICROCONTROLLERS — 7 to 9 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This free workshop will help attendees design an Arduino Shield PCB. A laptop is needed for this workshop. For more information visit the event page


BIGBANG! — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Paul Quinn College, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road, in Dallas. BigBANG! is the longest running event for social innovation. This year’s topic of discussion will be “equity in action.”  There will be several speakers and break out sessions for attendees to enjoy. Ticket prices vary. Register and learn more here.

TEDXSMUWOMEN — 9 a.m to 8:30 p.m in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center at Southern Methodist University, 3140 Dyer St., in Dallas. This event will focus on women and women’s issues and is one of many TEDx events around the world. Tickets begin at $25. Register here



TECHWEEK DALLAS 2016 — various times Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., in Dallas, and other various locations. This week-long convention will spread and engage connections within the tech communities. Techweek Dallas will showcase new ideas and innovations, feature three concerts, and host a startup competition. To purchase tickets, visit the website.  


SURROUND SOUND: A MUSIC TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE — 7 to 11 p.m. at The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., in Dallas. This event presented by Digital Dallas will transform The Bomb Factory into an “immersive theatrical experience” by pairing music with interactive technology. Tickets are $35 plus fee through Oct. 26, $50 plus fee Oct 27-Nov. 2. Free for Tech Week executive or higher badge holders. Go here to purchase tickets. 

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