Editor’s Picks: Calendar for May 5-12

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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, May 5

SMALL BUSINESS BIG IDEAS PANEL — 6:30 p.m. at The WERX, 610 Elm St., Suite 700 in McKinney. The Collin College Center for Workforce and Economic Development will host a panel of local entrepreneurs sharing stories about their business ventures. To learn more, visit collinsbdc.com/small-business-big-ideas.

Friday, May 6

UTDESIGN COMPUTER SCIENCE EXPO — 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the TI Auditorium at the University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W. Campbell Road in Richardson. UTDesign students will present the capstone projects completed during their computer science senior design course. Oral presentations begin at 1 p.m., followed by the poster presentation during which visitors can talk to the teams and ask questions. To learn more, visit utdallas.edu.

EDGES & INTERSECTIONS ANNUAL ART SHOW— 7 p.m. at 2914 Taylor St. in Dallas. The nonprofit, Edges & Intersections, will hold its annual art show, which celebrates the collision of art and technology. Cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Ticket sales and 30 percent of all art sales at this year’s event will fund a new Arts and Science scholarship at the University of North Texas. To learn more and see a list of featured artists, visit edgesandintersections.com.

Saturday, May 7

WOMEN’S CHOREOGRAPHY PROJECT — 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. Avant Chamber Ballet will present its second annual Women’s Choreography Project, which offers a platform for women choreographers to showcase their dance pieces. Tickets are $20-$30. To purchase tickets and see a list of this year’s choreographers, visit avantchamberballet.org.

LEMONADE DAY — all day at various locations in the Dallas area. Lemonade Day’s online program offers instruction in entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and other business skills. On Saturday, kids in the Greater Dallas area are invited to put their business skills into action by opening their own lemonade stands and adding their locations to the online map. To learn more about the event, visit dallas.lemonadeday.org.

Sunday, May 8

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 yarn bombing with Sally Ackerman, Mother’s Day felt card-making with Suzanne Morgan, and watercolor flowers with Robert Moore. To learn more, visit creativeartscenter.org.

Tuesday, May 10

WORKBENCH@THEGROVE — noon to 1 p.m. at The Grove, 501 Elm St, Suite 450 in Dallas. The Grove will host the next event in its ongoing speaker series. Tuesday’s event will feature, Ami Doshi, founder of Milaap USA and the Director of Global Outreach at Milaap Social Ventures. To learn more, visit the event page.

ROBOT BUILDERS NIGHT OUT — 6:30 to 11 p.m. in the Interactive Classroom at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104 in Carrollton. Attendees are invited to bring their robot for an informal evening of robot building. Host Doug Paradis will be present to offer help with problems or attendees can feel free to share their own tips. To learn more, visit dallasmakerspace.org.

ARTS & LETTERS LIVE — 7:30 p.m. at the Charles W. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson. As part of the Dallas Museum of Art’s Arts & Letters Live series, author Elizabeth Gilbert will talk about her book, Big Magic, in which she shares her perspective on creativity. Gilbert is also the author of Eat, Pray, Love. Tickets are $25-$60. To learn more, visit dma.org/all

Thursday, May 12

YAPPY HOUR — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, 5100 Belt Line Road, Suite 500 in Dallas. Cyber Dust will host a business networking event where attendees are welcome to bring their dogs. Proceeds from the event will benefit Mazie’s Mission, a Frisco-based nonprofit animal rescue group and veterinary clinic. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of food sales during “Yappy Hour.” To learn more, visit the event page.

Heather Noel contributed to the report.


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