Editor’s Picks: Calendar for July 28 – Aug. 4

From watching performances at the Modern Dance Festival to the kick off The Grove’s Think Like an Innovator series, here’s a list of events happening in the next week we thought you might like.


3D PRINTING TRAINING — 9 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, Lecture Hall, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Anyone interested in learning about DMS 3D printers are invited to this free class. Membership is required to use printers. 


HEALTH TECHNOLOGY LUNCH N’ LEARN  11:30 a.m to 1 p.m. at BravoTech Heritage One Building, 4835 LBJ Freeway, Floor 10, in Dallas. Come learn about the technology trends reshaping health care at the presentation, “The Bleeding Edge of Health Technology: Hot Trends & Cool Devices.” Find more information here


HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA  1 to 3 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Lessons in social media management could be just what your business needs to grow and succeed. Tickets are $25 and can be bought here

REUNION LAWN PARTY  6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at 692 Sports St., in Dallas. The monthly summertime tradition continues this weekend at the base of the Reunion Tower. Admission is free, but bring money for food trucks, beer garden, and parking. Check out the website for a full music lineup. 

MOVIES IN THE PARK  8 p.m. at Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St., in Plano. The Historic Downtown Plano Association presents a free movie series in the Plano Arts District. Film screenings take place the last Saturday of every month during the summer, and this month’s showing is Disney’s Zootopia. Find more information on parking and food trucks here


THE GIVING TABLE AT TRINITY GROVES  6 to 10 p.m. at 3015 Gulden Lane, in Dallas. This evening of entertainment and silent auction supports the Dallas Police Department and its families. Guests will also enjoy dinner and drinks, with proceeds benefitting the department and community outreach services. General admission is $65, and tickets can be purchased here

MODERN DANCE FESTIVAL  1 p.m. at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., in Fort Worth. This free event wraps up the two-weekend celebration of the 13th annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern. Visitors can also enjoy the current exhibition, Frank Stella: A Retrospective. More event details can be found here


AUGUST DOLLAR DAYS  Opens at 9 a.m. at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, in Dallas. Monday kicks off monthlong discounted admission to Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Through Aug. 31, general admission is $1, and parking is $5. Learn more about what’s happening this summer at the arboretum here


URBAN SCENE POP-UP GALLERY — 6 to 9 p.m. at 3624 Dartmouth Ave., in Dallas. Come see Wren Browning’s new construction home in Highland Park transformed into an art gallery. Enjoy the work of local artists and complimentary food and beverage tastings, all while benefitting the SPCA of Texas. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased here

POUR YOURSELF INTO HISTORY  6:30 to 8 p.m. at Community Beer Company, 1530 Inspiration Drive, Suite 200, in Dallas. The Dallas Historical Society and Culture Map will be co-hosting a happy hour where you’ll have a chance to learn about the history of brewing and beer in Texas with brewer Jamie Fulton! Complimentary brewery tour included! Attendance is free. Attendees are responsible for the cost of food and drinks. Want to know more, go here

PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE  7 p.m. at Magnolia Motor Lounge at 3005 Morton St., in Fort Worth. Quench your thirst for knowledge with this event hosted by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This monthly gathering features brew and this month’s topic is urban farming. Admission is free, and more information can be found here


GAMING OPEN COFFEE CLUB 8 a.m. on the ninth floor at Dallas “Fort Work,” Coworking Space, 211 N. Ervay St., in Dallas. Start your day off right with free coffee and conversation with others in the video game industry. Find more information on the Meetup page

ONE MILLION CUPS DALLAS — 9 a.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., Floor 2, in Dallas. This weekly event showcases two local startups who present their companies and receive feedback from the community. Learn more about the event or apply to present here


THINK LIKE AN INNOVATOR 6 to 8 p.m. at The Grove, 501 Elm St., Suite 450, in Dallas. Cheri Garcia will kick off Think Like an Innovator, a new summer speaker series presented by The Grove. During the event, Garcia will discuss her PR secrets, how to use Cyber Dust, and tips on growing your brand. The series features speakers from Dallas Innovates‘ stories and contributors. Dallas Innovates is the exclusive media sponsor of the summer series. Cost is $25. Learn more here.

PROJECT EDU — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., Floor 2, in Dallas. The DEC and Addison TreeHouse have partnered to present a nine-part educational series for North Texas entrepreneurs. “Master of Coin,” the third class in the series, will focus on the financial 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.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE: MATERIALS — 7 to 11 p.m. at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., in Dallas. Come experience the Eye of the Collector exhibition after hours at this adults-only event. Food and signature cocktails by Wolfgang Puck also will be available. Tickets are $20 for nonmembers, $15 for members, and can be bought here.  

Amanda Hayes contributed to this report.

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