On Tap: State of Higher Education, South Side Art Walk, & Entrepreneur Summit

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 event website or registration page for the latest details.


‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’
March 22 & 23
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., in Fort Worth
8 p.m.

General admission $40. VIP tickets are available for $75 which includes an exclusive pre-show reception at the Café Modern featuring Middle Eastern cuisine and a meet and greet with the stars.

March 24 & 25
Amphibian Stage Production, 120 S. Main St., in Fort Worth
8 p.m.

General admission tickets are $25.

March 26
Amphibian Stage Production, 120 S. Main St., in Fort Worth
2 p.m.

General admission tickets are $25.

“White Rabbit Red Rabbit” is by award-winning Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour. Soleimanpour distils the experience of a whole generation — well informed, computer-literate and born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq — in a wild, utterly unique play.


WEAddison: Women in Tech
Addison TreeHouse, 14682 Midway Rd., in Addison
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

The Addison TreeHouse and Girls in Tech Dallas are partnering together to put on “WEAddison: Women in Tech.” Celebrate women in technology and entrepreneurship on Thursday, March 23rd, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Addison TreeHouse, where they will empower female entrepreneurs as well as give school-going aged girls exposure to successful women and the opportunity to showcase their ideas to the community.

Free. Register for the event here.


Crafting a Business for Your Art
Stoke, 608 East Hickory St. #128, in Denton
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Crafting a Business for your Art: Lessons from film, music, and photography entrepreneurs. Thin Line Fest and Stoke are working together to host the panel on media entrepreneurship. Come out to hear a panel of experts share their knowledge on creating a successful business from their creative passion.

Free. Register for the event here.

Head-to-Head Happy Hour: A HeadSpace Happy Hour for Entrepreneurs
4100 Midway Rd. Suite 2110, in Carrollton
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join HeadSpace the last Thursday of each month for your chance to hear a noteworthy speaker from the creative community. While you’re there, get your fill of free local brews and snacks — and rub shoulders with like-minded creators, developers, and entrepreneurs in the area’s hottest new coworking and meeting space.


  • A panel with JP Villa, founder ofVMN+, and Brian Douglas, CEO of BDC Software, with a panel on how to successfully outsource tech projects in our current political climate
  • Handcrafted pizza from i Fratelli
  • An assortment of local craft beers

Free. Register and find more information here.


State of Higher Education
The Fairmont, 1717 N. Akard St. in Dallas
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Retired four-star admiral and former Navy SEAL William H. McRaven served as the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, overseeing the operation that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. Leading a force of 69,000 men and women, McRaven was responsible for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide and is a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy, advising presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama on defense issues.

Join the Dallas Regional Chamber as Admiral McRaven discusses his thoughts on the future of public higher education in Texas, the important relationship between workforce and higher education, and the 85th Texas Legislative Session.

Free. Register for the event here.


Beyond Measure: The Best Education for All
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, 2719 Routh St. in Dallas
March 24 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.; March 25 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Throughout its history, the purpose of American public schooling has swung between two poles: a practical education focusing on skills and/or job preparedness and a more liberally spirited education like the top private schools typically provide, one that is focused on helping students lay the foundations for lifelong learning and growth as persons and citizens. The mode of practical education dominates public education, reducing our youngest citizens and fellow human beings to measure their worth by what they can contribute to the economy. Likewise, the emergence and tyranny of standardized testing have reduced the curriculum to those subjects that can be quantified and measured.

Through talks, panels, and discussions, citizens, and Pre-K–12 educators are invited to consider the idea of universal liberal education–from the Latin liber, an education designed to liberate students’ hearts and minds –- exploring its purposes and how it might look in core disciplines. Dr. Donald Cowan’s “Universal Liberal Education” will be the focus of the final session, a plenary panel, and discussion with the audience. A pdf of the chapter will be sent to each registrant.

Register for the event and receive more information here.


South Side Art Walk 
1409 S. Lamar, in Dallas 
4 – 8 p.m. 

The South Side Art Walk and Open Studios is an event centered on community and creativity. Discover the Artist Quarter at South Side on Lamar in the historic Sears building and discover a myriad of artists and talents while listening to the fresh sounds of DJ Frances Jaye and sipping a delicious beverage from Checkered Past Winery or Opening Bell Coffee Shop.

Free. Find more information here. 


State of the State with Governor Greg Abbott
Union Station, 400 S. Houston St. in Dallas
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

The Dallas Regional Chamber will host Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for his State of the State address. Gov. Abbott will highlight his 2017 priorities and share his vision for the future of Texas.

Free. Register for the event here.

Love & Wisdom In A Time Of Stress
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium — SMU, 6405 Boaz Lane, in Dallas
7 p.m.

Momentous Institute and The Lynn Lectures, welcome Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Elissa Epel, Ph.D., experts in the art and science of mindfulness and living younger, including the telomere/life-enhancing effects of nutrition, exercise, and meditation at any age.

Dr. Kabat-Zinn will elaborate on mindfulness as a way of being and as a love affair with life itself. He’ll discuss the psychological, physiological and immune-enhancing effects of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and its remarkable effects on daily life’s challenges, as well as enhancing well-being.

Dr. Epel, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, will discuss her groundbreaking results studying the effects of psychological stress and lifestyle on biological aging and how they can be modulated and possibly reversed by regular mindfulness practice, nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle practices.

Ticket start at $25. Purchase tickets and find more information here.


1 Million Cups – Dallas
The Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N. Market St. Suite 200, in Dallas
9 – 10 a.m.

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. The Dallas Chapter of 1 Million Cups meets every Wednesday at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center.

Free. Find more information about the event here.

Dallas Women Entrepreneurs Networking
InterContinental, 15201 Dallas Parkway, in Dallas
6 – 9 p.m.

If you’re a businesswoman in Dallas, don’t miss the chance to network with some of the state’s most inspiring women entrepreneurs.

Dallas Women Entrepreneurs is holding their next networking event. Connect with a thriving community of business women who meet monthly to share stories, generate ideas, form friendships, and simply relax and have fun.

Whether you’re an experienced professional or a budding entrepreneur, you’ll be inspired and welcomed by the DWE community. Everything we do is guided by a collaborative spirit, acceptance of others, and particular attention to the unique role of women in business today.

Free for DWE members and $20 for nonmembers. Purchase tickets here.

WeWork Founders Panel
WeWork Uptown, 1920 McKinney Ave. 7th Floor, in Dallas
6 p.m.

Please help us welcome five successful Dallas entrepreneurs to WeWork for Uptown’s first Founders Panel. These panelists have created successful companies here in Dallas and will be sharing stories, successes, failures and more insights on how they got there. 

Free. Find more information here.


Entrepreneur Summit
Embassy Suites & Convention Center, 7600 John Q Hammons Dr., in Frisco
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join the Entrepreneur Summit for a day of proven business growth strategies, innovative ideas, and leadership development from entrepreneurs like Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, GoodThink’s Amy Blankson, and Match.com Co-Founder and GrowthX Founder, Will Bunker.

Network with top entrepreneurs and business leaders and walk away with the resources, education, and relationships you need to take your business to the next level.

Tickets range from $39 to $349. Purchase tickets and learn more information here.


PeopleSpring –- Networking & Leadership for Women Entrepreneurs
IDEA Works FW, 600 E. Rosedale St., in Fort Worth
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join PeopleSpring for this interactive lunch and learn, meet, mingle, and marry business ideas with fellow women entrepreneurs. With fun, food, and the opportunity to learn from women leaders in your community, you’ll be sure to walk away with contacts and a new confidence.

Free. Find more information here.



City of Fort Worth Earth Party
Fort Worth Water Gardens, 1502 Commerce St., in Fort Worth
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Earth Party is an outdoor festival that celebrates the thousands of Cowtown Cleanup volunteers and kicks off “Earth Month.” It offers interactive exhibits about sustainable living and environmental education, entertainment, giveaways, the Trashion recycled fashion show and food vendors (free lunch for Cowtown Cleanup volunteers). 

Free. More information can be found here.


Education to Employment Outlook Lunch
Dallas Regional Chamber, 500 N. Akard St. Suite 2600, in Dallas
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Education legislation affects businesses, taxpayers, and families – not just our students. Residents and businesses may see fluctuations in property values and tax rates as a result of changes in school financing and school ratings. Join the Dallas Regional Chamber for the second installment of our 2017 Education to Employment Outlook Series where we will explore education and workforce legislative hot topics moving through the 85th Legislative Session.  Attendees will hear from thought leaders on these issues and how their businesses, future workforce, and property values could be impacted. 

Free. Register and find more information here.


Winning or Losing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Gardere, 2021 McKinney Ave. Suite 1600, in Dallas
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The rise of artificial intelligence represents a disruptive—and potentially destructive—force the likes of which mankind has never seen.  AI has the potential to change virtually every aspect of modern life, representing both an opportunity for and an existential threat to businesses everywhere.  In an informative and exciting discussion, Stephane Mallard, digital evangelist at Blu Age Corporation, draws examples from fields as diverse as medicine, banking, and art to paint a vivid picture of our digital future.  Navigating the heavy ethical issues such as artificial consciousness and our relationships with our soon-to-be indispensable artificial assistants, Mallard explains how business people can take advantage of this brave new world and not be left in the dust.

Cost is $35 for Global Chamber members and $45 for nonmembers. Reservations are due by April 3. Register and find more information here.


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