Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Sept. 1-8

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From the kickoff of the Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Thursdays Concert Series and Big Design Conference to art exhibits and startup pitches, here’s a list of events happening in the next week. 


PROJECTEDU — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas. The DEC and Addison TreeHouse have partnered to present a nine-part educational series for North Texas entrepreneurs. The next class in the series will discuss tips on marketing. The Sept. 8 class at the Addison TreeHouse will be focused on fundraising. Individual classes are $20. To learn more information and view a full class schedule, visit the Addison TreeHouse website.

COOL THURSDAYS CONCERT SERIES 7 p.m. at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, in Dallas. The Dallas Arboretum will kick off its Cool Thursdays Concert Series with a 1960s cover band called Paisley Craze. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Learn more and purchase tickets at dallasarboretum.org.


SLEEPING LIONS POP-UP PARTY — 7 to 9 p.m. at Sunset Art Studios, 1811 Balboa Place, in Dallas. Sunset Art Studios will offer a one-night only art display from local artists. Art will be available for sale as well as live drawings for donation. Learn more on the event page.

SYMPHONY CONCERT — 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., in Dallas.The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Grammy Award-winner Arnie Roth for “Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy.” Learn more and purchase tickets at mydso.com.


FIND INSPIRATION WORKSHOP 1 to 5 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. The Dallas Screenwriting Crew will host a workshop discussing how to find inspiration and maintain the dedication it takes to follow through with creative works. At the conclusion of the workshop, Thomas Manaugh will screen his documentary for feedback. Visit the event page to learn more. 

EYE OF THE COLLECTOR — 10 a.m. at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., in 
Dallas. Labor Day weekend will be the last chance for visitors to see the museum’s Eye of the Collector exhibit, which closes Monday. From Star Wars movie props to wearable works of art, the exhibit features a wide array of items. Saturday through Monday, the museum will also offer extra activities including bookwork readings, “science on the spot” demos, and art making. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit perotmuseum.org.


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


SOAR TO SUCCESS BUSINESS PITCH COMPETITION — 6 to 8 p.m. at Addison TreeHouse, second floor of 14681 Midway Road, in Addison. Finalists in the Southwest Airlines “Soar to Success” Business Pitch Competition will present to a panel of four judges Wednesday. The winner will take home free flights for a year for their business. From subscription-based spice kits to a platform that gives the virtual reality treatment to real estate showings, the five finalists have a range of offerings. Visit addisontreehouse.com to learn more about the event. 


FREEFALL 2016 — 2 to 4 p.m. at El Centro College, 801 Main St., in Dallas. Freefall 2016: A Festival of Disputed Ideals begins Thursday with the art exhibit, “Utopia: Impossible States.” The arts festival unites art exhibitions, film, and performance art pieces in a series of events throughout Dallas.See a full schedule of events at freefallfest.com.

BIG DESIGN CONFERENCE — beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Sept. 9-10 at the Crowne Plaza, 14315 Midway Road, in Addison. This three-day conference for UX and usability professionals, digital marketers, designers, content strategists, and developers brings together a diverse mix of “industry brainiacs,” say organizers. We hear a few well-known authors, Oscar and Emmy winners, web influencers, and app development rock stars will be in the house. Local experts from Sabre, Universal Mind, Dialexa, Verizon, Bottle Rocket Apps, University of Texas at Dallas, Spacee, and others will also be on the scene. Visit bigdesignevents.com to learn more.

DIGITAL RETAIL SHOWCASE — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., in Dallas. REVTECH will host its fourth Digital Retail Showcase. The theme for the Sept. 8 event will be augmented reality and feature 900lbs of Creative, Spacee, and Kwest. To learn more, visit the event page.

AUTHOR LECTURE — 7 p.m. at the Davidson Auditorium in The University of Texas at Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, 800 W. Campbell Road, in Richardson. Sales strategist and bestselling author, Jill Konrath will give a free lecture at the university discussing strategies for securing more sales in a less amount of time. For questions about the event, email [email protected].

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