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Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you. As always, events may change at any time, so check the event website or registration page for the latest details. 


THURSDAY, FEB. 22

HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE 
Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Road, Suite 1009B, in Dallas
6:30 – 8:30 p.m

SMU Design Council and the Master of Arts in Design and Innovation program collaborate each semester by hosting a seminar revolved around the exploration and emergence of human-centered design.

Free
For more information go here.


FRIDAY, FEB. 23

FINDING SHELTER: AFFORDABILITY SQUEEZE IN A TIGHT TEXAS HOUSING MARKET
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., in Dallas 
8:30 a.m – 3:15 p.m

At this one-day conference, industry experts will discuss the U.S. and Texas residential real estate markets. This event is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University. 

Tickets by request.
To register and find more information, go here.

PITCH UTA
Lonestar Auditorium @ the MAC, 500 W Nedderman Drive, in Arlington
5-8 p.m.

Join UTA for its annual entrepreneur event, Pitch UTA. Thirty students will have 120 seconds to pitch and sell their original concepts. The top two winners will receive an Interactive SXSW registration and a chance at to compete for a grand prize of $10,000, according to the event page. 

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


SATURDAY, FEB. 24

DMA SPEAKEASY
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., in Dallas
8:00 – midnight

The Dallas Museum of Art invites you to this year’s prohibition-themed Speakeasy. Come join the DMA for a night inspired by the Roaring 20s. There will be live entertainment, dance lessons, prohibition-crafted cocktails, scavenger hunts, a costume contest, and more. Don’t forget to state the secret password upon entry.

Tickets are $70 for DMA members and $85 for the public.
To register and find more information, go here.

ART IN THE DARK
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St., in Fort Worth
7-10 p.m

Fort Worth Community Arts Center will host the Art in the Dark Exhibition. This exhibition allows North Texas artists to submit and showcase their designs for a chance to win a monetary prize. According to the event page, the artists will utilize light and new media to push the boundaries of their art.

Free
For more information go here.


SUNDAY, FEB. 25

DINNER DIALOGUES: MINORITY WOMEN’S EQUALITY, WAGES + FEMALE LEADERSHIP
11325 Pegasus St., in Dallas 
6:30 – 9:00 p.m

DFW GlobalCoWork invites you to join its Dinner Dialogues event to engage in a thought-provoking discussion regarding minority women’s equality as well as female leadership. DFW GlobalCoWork will provide a safe space for guests to share experiences with one another and gain insight on this subject matter. Dinner will be provided.

Tickets are $35.
For more information go here.


MONDAY, FEB. 26

AT THE TABLE: A SYMPOSIUM ON TEXAS WOMEN
Communities Foundation of Texas’ Mabel Peters Caruth Center, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, in Dallas
8:30 a.m – 2:30 p.m

A Symposium on Texas Women, hosted by the Texas Tribune, is a discussion forum that will explore the current societal trends on Texas women in the workplace. Speakers, including U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, will discuss a variety of issues in a comfortable, roundtable setting. According to the event page, a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Tickets are $25.
To register and find more information, go here.

MONEY-SMART WORKSHOP: PLANNING FOR A HEALTHY BUSINESS
IDEA Works FW, 600 E. Rosedale St., in Fort Worth
6-8 p.m.

Thinking about starting your own business? IDEA Works FW will hold a worksop for those interested in starting or developing their own business. Topics will include business plan implementation, lender relationships, personal credit, resource development, and more. 

Free
To register and find more information, go here.


TUESDAY, FEB. 27

THE BRAIN: AN OWNER’S GUIDE: 2018 BRAINHEALTH LECTURE SERIES
Center for BrainHealth, 2200 W. Mockingbird Lane, in Dallas
7-8 p.m.

The Center for BrainHealth continues its monthlong lecture series with best selling author, Shawn Achor. His talk will address the correlation between making others better and the rise of our potential happiness. He will discuss the potential we have to return our happiness to schools, works, and families. This is the final lecture series for February.

Tickets are $50 for the Reception Hall and $60 for the Auditorium.
For more information go here.

LOST & FOUND FACTORY
UNT University Union Art Gallery, 1201 W. Mulberry St., in Denton
8 a.m. – midnight

We can all think of a special item that we have lost in our lifetimes. Michelle Illuminato presents an interactive art installation at the Lost & Found Factory to help find our lost items. According to the event page, guests will inform the clerk of a lost item of theirs that they wish to be found. Guests will then watch artists recreate their lost items in an assembly line. At the end of the process, guests will then be able to reclaim their lost items.

Free
For more information go here.


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28

ULI NORTH TEXAS FEBRUARY BREAKFAST FORUM: THE INTERNET OF THINGS — THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE SCARY
Fort Worth Club, 306 W. 7th St., in Fort Worth
7:30 – 9:15 a.m

The Urban Land Institute of North Texas, an extensive network of real estate and land use experts, will host a forum discussing internet of things and cybersecurity. 

Free for ULI members.
To register and find more information, go here.

2018 SOCIAL INNOVATION LUNCHEON SERIES: INVESTING IN NETWORKING TO ADVANCE SOCIAL IMPACT
Network Bar, 331 Singleton Blvd., in Dallas
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Social Venture Partners Dallas will host its annual Social Innovation Luncheon Series to discuss networking opportunities and social impact in the professional world. Come connect with business professionals, innovators, and leaders in the region.

Panel Speakers:

  • Jennifer Sampson: CEO of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Phil Romano: American restaurateur

Tickets are $40 – $180.
For more information go here.


THURSDAY, MAR. 1

TRADE VS. TECHNOLOGY: WHAT’S TO BLAME FOR EXPANDING INEQUALITY IN THE U.S.?
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., in Dallas 

This two-day conference to discuss the impact of international trade and technology on the U.S. economy. The event is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU.

Tickets by request.
To register and find more information, go here.

INSPIRE FRISCO LAUNCH PARTY
Hall Park Sip Lounge, 3001 Dallas Parkway, in Frisco
5:30 – 7:30 p.m

Calling all entrepreneurs, business professionals, community members, and city officials. Come join Inspire Frisco for its official launch party. Attendees can network with entrepreneurs in the region. Food and drink will be provided. 

Free
For more information go here.

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Please visit the event websites for the latest updates on days, times, and location.


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