On Tap: Downtown Wanderland, Hour of Code Workshops, and Diversity Entrepreneur Day

From Hour of Code workshops to Diversity Entrepreneur Day at The DEC, we’ve got plenty of events for you to choose from in the coming week.

Thursday, Dec. 8

DOWNTOWN WANDERLAND Thursdays through Saturdays until Dec. 17 at different downtown Dallas locations. Downtown Dallas transforms into a holiday “wanderland” with free moving screenings, pop-up shops featuring local startups, live music, children’s activities, photos with Santa, and more. For a full schedule of events and locations, visit the event page

Friday, Dec. 9   

TALENTNET LIVE DALLAS 2016   Beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Southwest Airlines headquarters, 2702 Love Field Drive, in Dallas. This event will include presenters from companies such as Southwest Airlines, Schneider Electric, CA Technologies, TrueBlue, Whole Foods, CBRE, and more. Topics discussed include employer and recruiter branding, hiring manager relations, and how to leverage social platforms to find talent. Ticket prices range from $125 to $350. For more information visit here

BLACK ON BLACK  6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Dallas Black Dance Theatre Studios, 2700 Ann Williams Way, in Dallas. In this intimate studio event, attendees can enjoy performances from Dallas Black Dance Theatre and DBDT: Encore! along with music, light bites, and cocktails. The night begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by performances at 7:30 p.m. An after party at 8:30 p.m will feature a live DJ, photo booth, and caricature sketching. Attendees must be age 21 or older. Ticket prices are $32.50. To buy tickets and for more information, visit the event page

12 BARS OF CHARITY —  8 to 11:59 p.m. at participating bar locations in Dallas. This pub crawl is designed to support local charities such as Friends of the Katy Trail, Dallas Margarita Society, Leukemia Texas, The Birthday Party Project, Animal Rescue of Texas, Kidds Kids, The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, and Autism Speaks. Attendees must be age 21 or older, and have a valid photo ID. Ticket prices are $33.11. To register and learn more, visit the event page

Saturday, Dec. 10

BIOHACKING FOR DALLAS GROUP MEETING — 3 to 4 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. The Biohacking for Dallas Group will hold its initial meeting to discuss plans for the group and the latest developments in the industry. For more information visit the event page

HOUR OF CODE WORKSHOPS 10:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., in Fort Worth. As part of the worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, the museum is offering one-hour introduction to coding workshops. Attendees must be age 11 or older. Computers will be provided. Museum members can attend member-only workshops at 10:30 a.m. and noon for $10 per a computer station. A workshop at 2 p.m. for the general public will be $13. Each computer station will seat up to three people. To register and learn more, visit the event page.  

Monday, Dec. 12

DALLAS INNOVATION ALLIANCE HOLIDAY PARTY 2016  — 6 to 9 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas. Holiday party attendees can get an update on the Living Lab project and enjoy foods and beverages from West End restaurants. To register, and for more information, visit the event page

Tuesday, Dec. 13

DECEMBER LADIES THAT UX DALLAS 1ST BIRTHDAY PARTY — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Sixty Vines, 3701 Dallas Parkway, in Plano. There will be an optional gift exchange and plenty of conversation to celebrate Ladies that UX’s first year in Dallas. The group gathers women monthly to discuss user experience practices. Get more information and register here.

Wednesday, Dec. 14

TECH TITANS HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR — 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Eastwood’s, 3407 McKinney Ave., in Dallas. This free networking event will connect tech enthusiasts in the Dallas-Forth Worth area and feature holiday drink pricing and free appetizers. For more information, visit the event page.

Thursday, Dec. 15

DIVERSITY ENTREPRENEUR DAY — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas. Diversity Entrepreneur Day is meant to inspire North Texan minority entrepreneurs and small business owners. The event includes workshops on business development, vendor showcases, and free dinner and drinks. For parking information, visit this website. Admission is free. For more information and to register, visit the event page


Friday, Dec. 16

LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER ADULT NIGHTS — 7 to 9 p.m. at Legoland Discovery Center, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway., in Grapevine. This holiday-themed event is for adults who want to visit and explore Legoland. Adults can enjoy a “no kids allowed” night while competing in build competitions for prizes. Attendees must be age 18 or older. Tickets prices are $13.50 in advance, and $21 at the door. For more information and to register, visit the event page

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