Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Sept. 8-15

Big Design

From a conference uniting designers and UX professionals to relaxing with adult coloring or yoga, there’s plenty to keep you busy in the next week. 


BIG DESIGN CONFERENCE — beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday 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.

PROJECTEDU — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Addison TreeHouse, second floor of 14681 Midway Road, in Addison. 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 fundraising. Individual classes are $20. To learn more information and view a full class schedule, visit the Addison TreeHouse website.

CUTTING EDGE COLORING — 7 to 9 p.m. at Creating in Cahoots, 1827 W. Louisiana St., in McKinney. The makerspace will begin an adult coloring book night on the second Thursday of each month. Attendees can bring their own supplies or buy some with a $5 donation. 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].


WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Road, in Richardson. The Texas Diversity Council and the University of Phoenix Dallas Campus have partnered to host an event series discussing women in technology on Fridays in September. Friday’s session will be titled, “Challenges and Career Strategies: Breaking Down Barriers.” To learn more and register, visit the event page

REMIX: CARNIVAL AT THE SYMPHONY — 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. This intimate symphony concert presented by Dallas Symphony Orchestra includes complimentary drinks and appetizers beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Attendees can hang around after the performance to talk with musicians. Tickets are $19. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit mydso.com.


LOCAL MOTION: FALL 2016 9 a.m. in Sammons Park outside the AT&T Performing Arts Center, 2403 Flora St., in Dallas. The free, outdoor fitness series, Local Motion, will kickoff its fall semester Saturday. Classes include yoga, Zumba, and dance fitness. Free parking is available at the Winspear Opera House in Lexus Red Parking. To learn more, visit attpac.org.

COMMUNITY HISTORY WORKSHOP — 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd St., in Fort Worth. The Center for Texas Studies at Texas Christian University and Fort Worth Library will present a free workshop titled, “From Louisiana to Texas to Spain: Searching in Spanish Archives for an American Story.” Dr. Gene Allen Smith, professor of history and director of the Center for Texas Studies at TCU, will lead the discussion. For more information, visit the event page or call 817-257-6896.


ROBERT HOGE: OWN YOUR FACE — 3 p.m. at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., in Dallas. Author Robert Hoge, who was born with a tennis ball-sized tumor on his face and short, twisted legs, will share his story of dealing with physical imperfections. Ticket are $10 for students, $15 for DMA members, and $20 for nonmembers. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit dma.org.


PUBLIC KNOWlEDGE  7 p.m. at Varsity Tavern, 1005 Norwood St., in Fort Worth. As part of the museum’s monthly adult gathering series, learn how the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Collections and Archives team manages its vast collections in “Collections 101: Catalog, Conserve, Curate.” Attendees must be ages 21 and older. Seating is limited. Learn more and see a full series schedule at fwmuseum.org/public-knowledge.


FALL GARDEN CHAT SERIES 11 a.m. at The Mix Coworking & Creative Space, 9125 Diceman Drive, in Dallas. Professional gardener Kato Crow will offer gardening tips and tricks in this free September event series. This week’s topic will be organic gardening. Each session will be 30 minutes followed by a question-and-answer time. To learn more and see a full series schedule, visit the event page.

AIR TIME — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 100 S. Central Expressway, in Richardson. Arts Incubator of Richardson will begin its seventh season of AIR Time, an event series pairing lectures from local artists with film screenings. Wednesday’s event will feature Dr. Robert Gregg, assistant professor of bioengineering and mechanical engineering and the director of the Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory at the University of Texas at Dallas. AIR is also partnering with Richardson Reads One Book program in the opening event. This year’s selection is Spare Parts by Joshua Davis. The film adaptation of the book will be screened at the event. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit artsincubatorrichardson.org.


THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN noon at McGannon Showrooms, 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 700, in Dallas. Lynn Harker, co-founder of Woodland Furniture, will discuss what it takes to overcome struggles and build a successful interior design business. To learn more, visit the event page or call 214-748-1828. To RSVP, email [email protected].

HEALTH WILDCATTERS GRAND OPENING PARTY — 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Health Wildcatters, 20th floor of Pacific Place, 1910 Pacific Ave., in Dallas. Come tour the health care accelerator’s new space, enjoy food, and network. To learn more and RSVP, visit the event page

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