Editor’s Picks: Calendar for June 2 – 9

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:

Editor’s note: This weekend’s Bulladora Music Experience has been canceled due to the recent rainfall and the additional rainfall forecasted in the next couple of days. All purchased tickets will be refunded from the ticketing source. For more information, visit bulladora.com.


FIRST THURSDAY LATE NIGHT — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St. in Dallas. The first Thursday of every month, the museum has extended hours from 7 to 9 p.m. Purchase tickets here: Perot Museum tickets.

DALLAS MAKERSPACE OPEN HOUSE — 7 p.m. at 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Meet other makers and bring special projects you’d like to show the group. This weekly event is open to the public. For more information, visit the meetup website.


HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR INVENTION — 9 a.m. to noon at the Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center, 1402 Corinth St., Suite 1534, in Dallas. Biomedical engineer and entrepreneur Gareth Hughes will go over the basic knowledge and skills needed to commercialize inventions. To learn more, visit the event page

PROOF OF LUNCH: A BITCOIN & BLOCKCHAIN LUNCHTIME DISCUSSION — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Quarter Bar, 3301 McKinney Ave. in Dallas. The weekly meeting invites bitcoin and blockchain enthusiasts to chat over a casual lunch. To learn more, visit the event page.

TASTE OF DALLAS — 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fair Park, 3600 Grand Ave., in Dallas. With 13 areas inside Taste of Dallas, including food, art, and a free kids’ zone, there is something for everyone at this event. Kids ages 11 and younger are free. Check out the website to learn more or purchase general admission tickets.

GRAND OPENING EVENT — 6 to 9 p.m. at JOQ Wellness Center, 300 N. Akard St., in Dallas. Chef Jacques Laventure will celebrate the opening of his first wellness center, which will include a sit-down restaurant, fitness gym, event space, and more. The event will include food, drinks, prizes, massages, and a cooking demo. To learn more and to register, visit the event page


BULLADORA — The weekend-long music festival kicks off Friday at 7:30 p.m. with a free screening of Daft Punk Unchained at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave., in Dallas. On Saturday and Sunday, start the day with yoga at 11 a.m. There will be food, interactive experiences, and performances from 12:30 to 10 p.m. One-day admission is $49, 2-day admission is $99, and 2-day VIP admission is $189. For a full line-up of events or to purchase tickets, visit the festival’s website.


CODE COLLECTIVE — 10 to 11 a.m. at NoD Coworking, 17290 Preston Road in Dallas. This weekly meeting is geared toward new web/app developers who want to learn more about coding. Participants must RSVP or [email protected] with any questions.

GIOVANNI VALDERAS: FORGED UTOPIA — Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays June 4-25 at The MAC, 1601 S. Ervay St., in Dallas. As part of the New Urban Landscape series, The MAC will present new works by artist Giovanni Valderas. His show will address culture, history, and origins to bring awareness to the marginalization of Latino communities through gentrification. An opening reception will be held 6 to 9 p.m. June 4 and a closing reception will be held 6 to 9 p.m. June 25. To learn more about the exhibit, visit the-mac.org.

3D PRINTING WORKSHOP & 3D SELFIES —  1 to 4 p.m. at Creating In Cahoots, 1827 W. Louisiana St. in McKinney. Learn how to use free 3D software to create anything you can imagine. During the workshop, participants will also be scanned with a 3D scanner and learn how to manipulate their own selfie photo. To learn more about the workshop, visit the event page

FREE PERFORMANCE — 2 to 4 p.m at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. in Dallas. The Soluna Arts and Music Festival presents a performance by Sightings Artist Mai-Thu Perret. The event is free with advance registration.


FREE CODE CAMP WORKSHOP — 2 to 4 p.m. at NoD Coworking, 17290 Preston Road, 3rd floor, in Dallas. This workshop is open to everyone. Free. For more information, visit the meetup website.


WHITEBOARD SESSIONS AT THE DEC — 9 to 11:15 a.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., 2nd floor, in Dallas. Mike Orren will be on hand for this session. He is the president of Speakeasy, a content marketing, social media, and digital strategy agency, founder of Pegasus News, and has served in senior leadership roles at American Lawyer Media and D Magazine. Free to members and nonmembers. For more information and to register, visit the website.


STARTING A BUSINESS COURSE — 7 to 9:50 p.m. Tuesday nights June 7-July 26 in the Crow Building at Southern Methodist University, 6212 Bishop Blvd., Room 175, in Dallas. The SMU Entrepreneurship Certificate Program is an eight-week, on-campus course. Cost is $695. Group discounts are available. To register or learn more about the program, visit the website or call 214-768-3689. 

WORKBENCH — 12 to 1 p.m. at The Grove 501 Elm St, Suite 450 in Dallas. Workbench at The Grove is an ongoing speaker series designed to connect the community with Dallas innovators. Speakers cover a broad range of industries from professional freelancers to C-level executives, non-profit leaders to for-profit change agents. Register here.


TIA 2016: NETWORK OF THE FUTURE — The three-day conference will be held at the Renaissance Hotel, 2222 N. Stemmons Freeway, in Dallas. It’s hosted by the Telecommunications Industry Association. There will be educational sessions on Network of the Future (5G), Internet of Things, Cybersecurity and Virtualized Networks; workshops; keynotes; receptions; and a host of special events in addition to the IoT Design Workshop, including an AT&T Stadium Tour, Opus-3 Data Center Tour, Smart Cities Luncheon and the TIA ICT Startup Challenge. Pricing varies. Visit the event website for more details. 

UC & CLOUD CONNECT — 5 to 8 p.m. at Citizen, 2923 Fairmount St., in Dallas. A reception that brings together business leaders in Dallas to meaning of Better in Unified Communications (UC) and Cloud technologies. An open bar and complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available for all guests. Prizes will also be awarded. Free. For more information and to register, visit the event website.


The Pulse: Healthcare Innovation Breakfast Series — 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Health Wildcatters, 211 N. Ervay St., 2nd floor, in Dallas. The featured speaker will be Dr. Justin Smith. He is the Director for Primary Care Innovation at Cook Children’s Health Care System. Coffee and continental breakfast included.

LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE — 8 to 10:30 a.m at The Fairmont Hotel, 1717 N. Akard St., in Dallas. Valuation Research Corporation (VRC) will host the event. Free. For more information or to request a pass to attend, visit the event website.

BRANDING YOUR BRILLIANCE — 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 N. O’Connor Road, in Irving. Branding Your Brilliance: Strategies to Get You Noticed, Booked and Paid What You’re Worth! is an expo for women who want to stand out in the workplace. Cost is $39 for members and $49 for nonmembers. Visit the National Women Business Owners website to register.

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