We know you’re busy, so we’ve pulled together some events that will keep you on the forefront of innovation in Dallas-Fort Worth. Here’s what’s on our radar this week:
THURSDAY, JUNE 9
DALLAS MAKERSPACE OPEN HOUSE — 7 p.m. at 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104 in Carrollton. Meet other makers and bring special projects you’d like to show the group. This weekly event is open to the public. For more information, visit the website.
AUTHOR LECTURE — 7:30 p.m. at Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Drive in Allen. Author Rena Pederson will discuss her book, The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for the Soul of a Nation. Aung San Suu Kyi received the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to bring peace and democracy to Burma. Here’s more about the event.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10
DRONE TECHNOLOGY FORUM — 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Tech Titans Board Room at 411 Belle Grove Drive in Richardson. This event is for educators who want to learn how to introduce drone technology in the classroom. Learn more information here.
DALLAS SOLO FEST — 7:30 p.m. at 1121 First Ave. in Dallas. Audacity Theatre Lab presents a festival showcasing one-person productions. The event includes both local performers and those from around the country. Visit the festival website for more information.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
DISCOVERY DAYS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N Field St, Dallas. The second Saturday of every month, Discovery Days are free for museum members and included in the cost of general admission for non-members. Learn more or purchase tickets here.
KIXPO — noon to 8 p.m. at The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St. in Dallas. Sneakers and Streetwear Expo where shoe-lovers can buy, sell, trade, and show sneakers, clothing, and accessories. There will also be live music and performances. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
ART AS A SECOND LANGUAGE — 2 to 4 p.m. at Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas. The Creative Arts Center of Dallas will offer free family-friendly activities in the park including hula hoop weaving, Father’s Day felt card-making, and Picasso portraits. To learn more, visit creativeartscenter.org.
DEVELOPING iOS 9 APPS — 3 to 4:30 p.m. at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St., in Denton. This series will teach the tools and fundamentals of modern iOS development. Visit the meetup website for more information.
MONDAY, JUNE 13
MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS PROGRAM — 9 a.m. to noon through June 24 at Southern Methodist University. The two-week camp will introduce robotics to incoming sixth through eighth graders using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 System. This camp fulfills requirements for the Robotics Boy Scout Merit Badge and the Robotics Girl Scout Badge. Registration is currently full, but interested participants can be put on a waiting list. To learn more visit. smu.edu.
WHITEBOARD SESSIONS AT THE DEC — noon to 2:15 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., second floor in Dallas. The speaker this week is Magnus Stjernstrom, vice president of Cyber Group who has more than 20 years of security experience from McAfee, PGP, and IDology. Free to members and non-members. Learn more or register here.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14
TECH TUESDAY HAPPY HOUR — 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Proper on Magnolia, 409 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Worth. This meetup is for entrepreneurs in software, apps, IT, and alike in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to socialize and share ideas. Visit the meetup website for more information.
SARAH HEPOLA BOOK SIGNING — 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St. in Dallas. Author and East Dallas resident Sarah Hepola will discuss her memoir, Blackout. Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget. The book detailing her years as an alcoholic and internal struggles with insecurities garnered national attention for its honesty. In a 2015 Q&A with D Magazine Hepola explained why she devoted so many pages to life after drinking: “I started to realize that maybe part of the story had to be life after drinking, which is something I didn’t see in a lot of other recovery memoirs.” Visit thewilddetectives.com for more information about the event.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
NETWORK AFTER WORK — 6 to 9 p.m. at Bar Louie, 2973 W. 7th St. in Fort Worth. Entrance fee is $15 for this social and networking event for professionals.
WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BREAKFAST — 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Dallas Country Club, 4155 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Entrepreneur and former Wall Street executive Sallie Krawcheck will speak along with Whitney Martin, current managing director of Texas Women Ventures Capital Management, during a breakfast hosted by the Dallas chapter of Ellevate Network. The discussion will cover everything from closing the investing gap for women to the business case for gender equality. Tickets are $25 for Ellevate Network members and $35 for non-members. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the Ellevate Dallas website.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
MORTGAGE LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tower Club Dallas, 1601 Elm St. Mortgage experts will gather to discuss the future of the industry and opportunities for innovation. Keynote speaker Allan Weiss, CEO of Weiss Residential Research, will discuss best practices for managing home price risk.To learn more and register, contact Tracy Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sneak peek ahead:
LET’S PLAY GAMING EXPO — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dallas gamers are invited to play all weekend long at the Let’s Play Gaming Expo. This interactive video game convention is back for a second year with more than 85 vendors, arcades, tournaments, and much more.
Amanda Hayes and Julia Falcon contributed to this report.
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