On Tap: Sports Injury Prevention Event, DIY Electronics Club, & DMA’s Off the Wall

Start the year with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, diving into your maker project at the DIY Electronics Club, or one of our editor's other event picks.

Editor’s Picks of events for Jan. 5 – 12.


BUILDING A SERVERLESS ARCHITECTURE — 6 p.m. at TheLab.ms Education Center, 1915 N. Central Expressway, Suite 370, in Plano. Linux Academy instructor Johnny Jelinek will go over the basics of serverless technologies. To learn more and register for the event, visit the event page


SPORTS SCIENCE & INJURY PREVENTION WEEKEND — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 Dallas Parkway, in Frisco. Parents and their children can hear injury prevention tips from Scottish Rite Hospital sports medicine experts during this two-day interactive event. To learn more and reserve a spot, visit the event page

FORT WORTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — THE LEGEND OF ZELDA —  7:30 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St., in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will immerse attendees into the world of Zelda in this multimedia concert featuring music and a video presentation from The Legend of Zelda franchise. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the symphony’s website.  

TYLER STATION OPEN HOUSE —  2 to 3:30 p.m. at Tyler Station, 1300 S. Polk St., in Dallas. Come see the developer Monte Anderson’s new coworking village in the former home of the Dixie Wax Paper Co. Learn more about the entrepreneurial hub here

PANEL DISCUSSION: ADDRESSING ISSUES OF RACE & ETHNICITY THROUGH THE ARTS — 3 p.m. at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., in Dallas. Leaders in the arts community will come together for a free panel discussion tackling topics such as depictions of racial and ethnic identity, art as social critique, and how art can unite communities. Panelists include Terence Blanchard, composer and trumpeter; Carlos Donjuan, visual artist and senior lecturer at University of Texas at Arlington; Janeil Engelstad, Make Art with Purpose founding director; Curtis King, founder and director of The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc.; and David Lozano, executive artistic director of Cara Mía Theatre Co. The discussion will be followed by Blanchard and the E-Collective’s 8 p.m. performance at the Wyly Theatre. To learn more and purchase ticket’s to Blanchard’s performance, visit the event page.


ULTRA-SEEING FILM SERIES — 2 p.m. at the Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., in Dallas. The Nasher Sculpture Center continues its “Ultra-Seeing Film Series” exploring experiential cinema. To learn more and see the schedule lineup, visit the event page


TACA GRANT AWARDS & 50TH ANNIVERSARY — beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Wyly Theatre, 2400 Flora St., in Dallas. The Arts Community Alliance will present its 2017 TACA Grant Awards along with celebrating it’s 50th year of impacting the arts in Dallas. Guest artist and keynote speaker will be Regina Taylor. The event kicks off with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the grant awards at 6 p.m., and anniversary party at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public, but limited seating is available. A reservation is required by calling 214-520-9253 or sending an email to [email protected].

DIY ELECTRONICS CLUB — 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Panther Lab Makerspace at the Northwest Branch Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Drive, in Fort Worth. In this monthly meet-up group, participants are invited to bring their own maker projects or collaborate with others in the group. Topics covered will include robotics, programming languages, micro controllers, wearable technology, and other design projects. To learn more and see a full schedule of meet-up times, visit the event page


VELLUM OUROBOROS — 7 p.m. at Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce St., in Dallas. Deep Vellum Books is inviting writers to share their work in this poetry open mic salon. Those interested in presenting should bring four poems to share including at least one penned by another writer. To learn more, visit the event page


INTRO TO BLENDER — 2 to 3 p.m. at the Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Learn the basics of using the Blender design and animation software in this free event. To learn more, visit the event page

DWE BEAUTY EXPO — 6 to 9 p.m. at the Addison Conference Centre, 15650 Addison Road, in Addison. Dallas Women Entrepreneurs networking event includes complimentary cocktails, spa treatments, and more. Tickets are $10, free for DWE VIP members. Go here for more information or to purchase tickets.


DMA’S OFF THE WALL — 5 to 9 p.m. at the Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., in Dallas. The Dallas Museum of Art continues its Off the Wall series in the new year connecting pop culture to its artworks. Thursday’s event titled “Plot Twist,” will include storytelling, custom poems from Typewriter Rodeo, and short theatrical plays. Attendees can also learn what Back to the Future has to do with 17th-century tulip mania. Cost is $10, but in honor of the museum’s 114 birthday, the first 114 visitors will get in free. To learn more and see a full line up in the Off the Wall event series, visit the museum’s website

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