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North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond.
As a reminder, to our Dallas Innovators who are headed to Austin for SXSW Interactive 2017, March 10-16, Marc Nathan at Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter has put together an insider roundup on Medium. Shoot him an email to request a curated list of VIP/invite-only events.
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, MARCH 9 & 10
Java Developers of Dallas: MVP Mix Dallas
Begins March 9 at 1 p.m. – March 10 at 10 p.m.
Addison Convention Center, 15650 Addison Road, in Addison
To see the line-up of speakers and register for the training visit http://www.mvpmix.com/dallas.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
North Texas Drone User Group: Meet the FAA Day!
Noon – 4 p.m.
The University of Texas at Arlington, 416 S. Yates St., Nedderman Hall, room 100, in Arlington
Representatives will be available for a panel discussion on anything drone that you would like to ask. For example, Drone business questions, FAA policy, Airspace issues, “I’ve heard that the FAA…”, and even the question what do you recommend I do?
Receive more information about this event here.
TheLab.ms Open House
3 – 5 p.m.
1915 N. Central Expressway Ste. 370, in Plano
Come see the space and see what TheLab.ms is all about!
The facility includes an electronics lab with two workbenches, 3D printing facility with three FDM 3D printers, 16-seat classroom, and meeting room/lounge area. Meet members, get a tour of their makerspace, and learn about some of the groups that meet on a regular basis.
For more information, go here.
ArtLoveMagic’s 10th Anniversary
7 – 11 p.m.
The Janette Kennedy Gallery, South Side on Lamar, 1409 S. Lamar St.
Celebrating a decade of producing live art experiences in the DFW area, ArtLoveMagic is known for hosting live events, children’s workshops and mentoring experiences. The opening reception is on March 11, and the event runs through March 30.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
Ultra-seeing Film Series
Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., in Dallas
Ultra-seeing is an exploration of experimental cinema from the perspective of synesthesia, visual music, and visualization of music. Each hour-long session will bring together major works from the rich collection of Light Cone, a French organization dedicated to the diffusion and conservation of experimental cinema, and contemporary productions from local and international artists.
Free admission with RSVP. More information can be found here.
MONDAY, MARCH 13
Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes
Strauss Square, 2389 Flora St., in Dallas
Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden.
Since then, the band has gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London.
Learn more about Pink Martini and buy tickets here.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, MARCH 15 & 16
9:30 a.m., Keynote begins at 1 p.m.
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., in Dallas
Build Expo offers over 20 expert seminars and workshops covering many topics. Education is essential for any successful company or professional. This Expo will teach attendees new techniques and strategies to foster growth. The Build Expo also allows companies to meet many of their buyers all at once at one place.
Register for the Build Expo and learn more information here.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Business Diversity & Development
Capacity Building Program Series: DFW Orientation | 2017 Training Classes
2400 Aviation Drive, in DFW Airport
As part of the commitment to serve as a catalyst for the growth of small, minority and women-owned businesses, DFW offers the Capacity Building Program series designed to provide business skills training and guidance on doing business with DFW. The Capacity Building Program Series is a six-month educational program which offers a variety of customized training for those interested in doing business with DFW and those who are already doing business with DFW.
SAVE THE DATE
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
Dallas 2030 Professional Series Breakfast: Sustainable Energy Management Program & Process
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
13737 Noel Road, 2nd floor, in Dallas.
Learn how to create a Sustainable Energy Management Program and Process (SEMPP) to achieve sustained energy cost, repair and maintenance and cost avoidance reduction that will lower overall costs (capital and R&M). The four areas of the program Conscientious and Continuous Operational Changes (CCOC) and the seven steps of the process will be covered in detail. A case study will be presented to show actual results comparing the same store over a six-year period.
Go here for more information.
The Entrepreneurial City Forum
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 North Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas
The Entrepreneurial City Forum seeks to continue building awareness and support for the city’s entrepreneurial community, with a special emphasis on training and access for minority communities. Join the Dallas Festival of Ideas and The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center at 6:30 for a forum from Dallas’ leading entrepreneurs. Reception begins at 6 p.m.
Event is free to the public.
Register for the event here.
TRAINSTATION by CollabFeature
Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, 2600 Live Oak Street
Watch as a single main character is played by different actors from different countries. Written and directed by 40 filmmakers from 25 countries, watch the free, one night only feature following a reception.
More information can be found here.
Boshell Lecture: Women of the Ancient World
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., in Dallas
DMA curators Dr. Anne Bromberg, Dr. Kimberly L. Jones, and Dr. Roslyn A. Walker will highlight objects from their respective collections that tell the story of trailblazing women throughout history. Pre-lecture reception begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets are for sale for $5 here.
MTV Re:Define 2017
Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St., in Dallas
Dallas Contemporary will host the sixth annual auction and event featuring iconic and specially commissioned artworks by established and emerging talent; curated by Neville Wakefield.The evening will honor artist Eric Fischl and celebrate the achievements of fashion designer Johnson Hartig of Libertine. There will be an intimate performance by 10-time Grammy Award winner, Chaka Khan and a special tribute film to the late George Michael. Proceeds benefit the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and Dallas Contemporary.
To purchase tickets, visit the website.
THE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS FORUM: THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CITY
The Festival of Ideas community forums are focused on social equity from five different perspectives: The Physical City, Healthy City, Educated City, Cultural City, and Entrepreneurial City. The Entrepreneurial City is the final in the series of these five forums leading up to and culminating in the Dallas Festival of Ideas on April 29.
Go here for more information.
Launch Party: Dallas Innovation Alliance Living Lab
6 – 8 p.m.
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas
Come celebrate the launch of the DIA smart cities Living Lab, learn about the new technologies and what is coming next, and enjoy some great conversations and refreshments!
Learn more and register for the event here.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
The [email protected] Series: Stakeholder-Driven Innovation for Resilient Cities
Barbara Spang Minsker, Ph.D. will be speaking about emerging interactive and social computing and how they are enabling a new world where urban innovations are spurred by broad input from diverse stakeholders.
A complimentary buffet breakfast will be provided. Register by March 17 here.
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites & Convention Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, in Frisco
Keynote speaker: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec. Pre-conference intensive workshops and a VIP happy hour will be held March 29.
Tickets: $249/$349. Go here for more information.
CNU North Texas Happy Hour — Envision Hemphill
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
HopFusion Ale Works, 200 E. Broadway Ave., in Fort Worth
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) North Texas Happy Hour is a social gathering and networking opportunity for all. Planners, architects, landscape architects, developers, students and anyone else with an interest in great places. Everyone is invited and welcome. Come join the discussion about how to create great places in D/FW!
Learn more about Envision Hemphill here.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
2017 DALLAS CIO EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
7:30 am. – 5:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Ave., in Dallas
Leadership traits and skills required by technology leaders to help champion customer-centric efforts will be the focal point of the 2017 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit. Digital disruption is ushering a new wave of business model innovations, according to the event site. As technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and hyper-convergence offer new ways to do business, the CIO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business. Interactive sessions will provide many opportunities for attendees, speakers, and panelists to be engaged in both learning and discussion. The objective for the day is to deliver high-quality useful information that attendees can use to develop an action plan.
For registration and information, go here.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
DIGITAL DALLAS STARTUP COMEDY ROAST
6 – 9 p.m.
Dallas Comedy House, 3025 Main St., in Dallas
Five startups roasted by the DCH improv troupe,
Early Bird Tickets: $20. Go here for more information.
Want to be one of the five startups? Submit your startup to be roasted.
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 19 – 23
EARTH DAY TEXAS
THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – 21
IGNITING A SMART TEXAS REVOLUTION
Dallas Innovation Alliance, Fair Park
THURSDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 20 – 23
CROSSROADS OF TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL 2017
4th Annual Crossroads of Texas Film Festival. Founded in 2014, this festival celebrates Waxahachie’s cinematic history and also pays tribute to a few favorite Texas-made films and Texan filmmakers. The lineup includes appearances from cast and crew, panel discussions, music, tributes, Q&A sessions, and parties.
Tickets: $10-$125. For more information, go here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
THE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Dallas City Hall and Plaza
This year, the Festival has expanded with a partnership with the Dallas Book Festival to co-locate events in the Dallas Central Library and Dallas City Hall and Plaza. Community forums from November 2016 – March 2017 focus on issues of social equity from five different “City” perspectives — the Physical, Healthy, Cultural, Educated and Entrepreneurial — all leading up to and culminating in the Dallas Festival of Ideas April event. The Festival’s goal is to create a lasting, equitable impact for the city of Dallas and its citizens.
Go here for more information.
THE THIRD ANNUAL PHILANTHROPARTY: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
6 – 11 p.m.
Dallas Marriott City Center in Dallas
SVP Dallas’ third annual Philanthroparty is black tie optional. The theme, A Little Night Music, brings hidden musical talents from the nonprofit community to the stage for a night of performances, dining, dancing, and celebration. 2017 musical performances include:
Dallas Street Choir & Jonathan Palant
Laura Bennett Cameron, Principal Bassoon at Dallas Winds
Jim Garner, Pianist
Jordan Kahn Band
Individual tickets start at $125. Go here for more information.
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