Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Sept. 22-29


From Joel Salcido’s Mexican photo exhibit on tequila at the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas Gallery to the city of Dallas’ Green Fest to Tech Wildcatters’ Pitch Day, there’s something for everyone in this week’s list of events. 


CONSTELLATIONS — Runs through Oct. 9 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Wyly Studio Theatre, 2400 Flora Street, in Dallas. When a theoretical physicist and a beekeeper meet, their spellbinding, romantic journey breaks the boundaries of the space-time continuum. Tickets are $20. Times vary. For more info., see the event page.


ALIENTO A TEQUILA — Runs through Oct. 23 at the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas Gallery, 1210 River Bend Drive. This exhibit of 39 photographs taken by Austin-based fine arts photographer Joel Salcido documents his travels across Mexico among growers and distillers of Mexico’s national drink. The exhibit highlights work originally published in Texas Monthly in the December 2013 issue. His photograph Atotonilco El Alto from this series (shown above) was inducted into the National Heritage Art Collection of Mexico and is on exhibit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City. Free. 

WHAT MAKES A CITY? — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. The conference will feature talks about nature and public space including a keynote address from Trinity River Park concept designer Michael Van Valkenburgh about the vision for the park project. Free, but registration is preferred. To register, visit the website

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, “Securing the Future: Building a Sustainable Pipeline.” To learn more and register, visit the event page


DALLAS GREEN FEST — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the future home of Farmers Assisting Returning Military (F.A.R.M.) Urban Park, 700 S. Good Latimer Expy, in Dallas. This is an event for the entire family. There will be more than 30 green vendors ranging from colleges to renewable energy companies to honey bee experts and gardening and farming groups will be. Ten city of Dallas departments will be highlighting their own green programs and initiatives. Plus, there will be food trucks, children’s activities, live solar power demonstrations, and a live taping of Shootin the Breeze on 1190AM. F.A.R.M will also have their groundbreaking at noon. Free admission. Visit Green Dallas for more information. 


RETAIL DIGITAL SUMMIT — Beginning at 7 a.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 Griffin Street, in Dallas. This three-day conference hosted by shop.org invites professionals to attend sessions, network, and discover what’s new in the digital retail world. The convention runs through Wednesday. Expo is free and conference tickets start at $1,025. Find out more here

RETAIL INNOVATION LOUNGE — various times Monday through Wednesday at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas. The free 3-day event will feature speakers from retailers, brands, agencies, and technology. To learn more and see a schedule of speakers, visit retailinnovationlounge.com.


#BIGDOCC — From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. will be held at Serj, 400 N. Saint Paul Street, in Dallas. This is the place to be if you love talking tech, startups, and digital lifestyle. Free to attend, plus there will be free coffee and breakfast burritos. RSVP here.  


CONVERSATION WITH A LIVING LEGEND — noon at The Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy, in Dallas. Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, founder of the Cooper Clinic and the Cooper Institute, will be honored at the 27th annual luncheon. Cooper, a pioneer in preventive medicine, is the first physician to take the spotlight at the event. Tickets start at $300. For information call 866-262-9029 and press 8 to leave a message or email [email protected].

GAUNTLET PITCH DAY — 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., in Dallas. Tech Wildcatters became the first accelerator in the world to unveil The Gauntlet, a milestone-driven program created to identify the top startups from all over the world. Meet the startups who rose to the challenge. The show begins at 2:15, networking and after-party at 4 p.m. Free. Grab your tickets here


CONTAINERIZETHIS beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 30 and 8 a.m. Oct. 1 at Dr Pepper StarCenter, 12700 N. Stemmons Freeway, in Farmers Branch. The free conference focuses on all things containers, big data, and development and operations. Attendees can learn about the entire container ecosystem through presentations, workshops, Q&A sessions, and panel discussions. To learn more and see a schedule of events, visit containerizethis.com/conference-overview/.


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