Editor’s Picks: Calendar Oct. 27-Nov. 3

From DIY Aquaponics to Digital Dallas' Surround Sound to Del Frisco's 5K run benefitting CitySquare, we found plenty of things for you to do this week.

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From DIY Aquaponics to Digital Dallas’ Surround Sound to Del Frisco’s 5K run benefitting CitySquare, we found plenty of things for you to do this week. 


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 breakout 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 start at $25. Register here

Friday, Oct. 28

THE LAWYERS LUNCH SERIES @ THE BELO MANSION – 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave., in Dallas. This event is designed to educate, connect, and engage the Dallas community on legal, business, and technology topics. Tickets are $20. To learn more, visit the event page

THE FIFTH ANNUAL JAMES HILLMAN SYMPOSIUM –  The two-day event will be hosted at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2719 Routh Street, in Dallas. This event will explore Volume 5 of Hillman’s uniform edition, Alchemical Psychology. Special speakers will be there including the magician, Tom Verner. Times vary. Tickets prices range from $95 to $25. For more information, visit the event page

ICK-OR-TREAT – 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., in Fort Worth. This two-day event will have exciting activities for the whole family. Tickets range from $8 to $10. Visit the event page to learn more. 

Saturday, Oct. 29

DEL FRISCO’S 5K BENEFITING CITYSQUARE – Beginning at 8 a.m. at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, 2323 N. Olive St., in Dallas. This event will host its third annual race to raise money for hunger, health, and housing. VIPs will enjoy a free brunch, a race t-shirt, and a swag bag. Tickets are $35 for the 5K run and $100 for Patio Race Brunch Party. For more information, go  here

FASHION FOR A PASSION- 6:30 to Midnight at Sixty Five Hundred, 6500 Cedar Springs Road, in Dallas. Supporting Asian American artists all proceeds will go towards orphanages and underprivileged children in Asiascholarships, and  outreach programs. The cost of tickets ranges from $65 to $125. For more information, visit the event page

Sunday, Oct. 30

DIY AQUAPONICS – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This free event will explore how to build, and design aquaponics. The designing process will include system sizing, irrigation, grow media, lighting, plant, and fish selection. For more information, visit the website

Monday, Oct. 31

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.  

Tuesday, Nov. 1 

BASIC INTRODUCTION TO THE NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS VIRTUAL BENCH – 7 to 8 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This free event will explore the basics of the virtual bench including the use of tools such as an oscilloscope, multimeter, signal generator, and power supply. For more information, visit the event page

Wednesday, Nov. 2 

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. 

Thursday, Nov. 3

KEYS TO SUCCESSFULLY CREATING YOUR COMPANY’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Whitebox Real Estate, 400 S. Record St., Suite 200, in Dallas. This lunch-and-learn presentation on corporate governance and equity retention “will highlight secrets that no investor and very few attorneys will (or can) tell you about how and when to form a board, and why; and how to protect the equity you have from dilution as you bring in investors, and even increase your equity.” The presentation by Board of Director Advisor Dennis Cagan is targeted to owners, entrepreneurs, and executive leadership of private companies. $30 includes lunch and a digital copy of the soon-to-be-released book, The Board of Directors for a Private Enterprise. For more information and to purchase tickets, go here

ROOM TO READ DFW PRESENTS BOOKTOBERFEST – 5 to 9 p.m. at Community Beer Co., 530 Inspiration Drive, Suite 200, in Dallas. All proceeds from this charitable event will go towards educational uses for African and Asian children in need. Food trucks from KB Brats will be available. Tickets are $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Booktoberfest website

Friday, Nov. 4

SPACES – 5 to 8 p.m. at Spaces Mckinney Ave., 1919 McKinney Ave., Suites 100 and 200, in Dallas. This will be its inaugural First Friday community art showcase. For more information, go here

Rachel Hawkins contributed to this report.

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