From celebrations for National Chemistry Week to workshops giving tips on starting a business or nonprofit, here are some events in the next week both to enlighten and inspire.
THURSDAY, OCT. 13
WEDALLAS @THE DEC — 5 to 8 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas. This series focuses on women entrepreneurs. For Thursday’s event, Kristina Libby of IBM will discuss “How to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Business,” and Holly Mason and Jessica Nunez of EO Accelerator will present “How to Build Your Brand from Scratch.” The event is free. To learn more and register, visit the event page.
BUSINESS PLANNING WORKSHOP — 5 to 7 p.m. on the seventh floor of J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young St., in Dallas. Dallas B.R.A.I.N. will host the third workshop in its five-part Business Foundations Series. Thursday’s free workshop will focus on business planning. To learn more and to register, visit the event page.
GAME-CHANGING TEENS: BUILDING OUR FUTURE — 5 p.m. at Lofty Spaces, 816 Montgomery St., in Dallas. The C5 Youth Foundation of Texas will host an event to give teens an opportunity to meet and discuss technological innovations with businesses and researchers. The event begins with demonstrations and exhibitors showing off technology such as hover boards, robots helping in autism studies, and medical 3D printing. It will also include a Celebrity Speaker’s Panel moderated by Latin American journalist Glenda Umaña featuring GameStop CEO Paul Raines, a Google Earth Founder Michael Jones, Cancer Scientist Dr. Rong Li, and others. They will discuss “overcoming adversity in and out of the workplace,” according to a release. To learn more, visit c5texas.org/seethefuture.
OFF THE WALL — 5 to 9 p.m. at Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N. Harwood St., in Dallas. The museum will begin a new programming series called Off the Wall, which is designed to take an unexpected look into the collections and intwine it with pop culture. Thursday’s event, titled “Space Oddity,” will cover space, astrology, and the 1960s. Off the Wall will be held on the second Thursday of each month. Tickets are $10. To learn more about the program and the full schedule of events, visit dma.org.
FRIDAY, OCT. 14
MUSIC FOR SOCIAL CHANGE — 1 to 5 p.m. at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., in Dallas. Afrimma and the city of Dallas will present community discussions on the state of music, race relations, and more. Seating is limited. Event is free. To learn more and reserve a seat, visit the event page.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15
NONPROFIT WORKSHOP — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pinn Station, 201 E. Abram St., in Arlington. The Fort Worth Chapter of SCORE will host a workshop discussing the steps it takes to start a nonprofit organization. Cost is $50 and lunch is provided. To learn more and to register, visit the event page.
ART WALK WEST — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Erin Cluley Gallery, 414 Fabrication St., in Dallas. The event brings artists, artisans, and creative businesses in West Dallas together for a day of exploration, art, and community-building fun. Free. More information can be found here.
MAKE PEACE WITH WORDS — noon to 2 p.m. at Sunset Art Studios, 1811 Balboa Place, in Dallas. Make signs promoting peace in your neighborhood during this event presented by curator Iris Bechtol in partnership with Make Art with Purpose. MAP 2016: Use Your Voice is a series of monthly pop-up art events throughout North Texas. Free. To learn more, visit the event page.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16
NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK — The American Chemical Society aims to raise awareness of chemistry in local communities Oct. 16-22. This year’s National Chemistry Week theme is “Solving Mysteries Through Chemistry.” The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will host its Chemistry Connections programming beginning Saturday and Tuesday through Friday. The museum’s Innovation Studios will be filled with hands-on chemistry activities with a sleuth-like twist. Chemistry Connections activities are included in museum admission. To learn more, visit fortworthmuseum.org.
MONDAY, OCT. 17
UNION STATION CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION — 12:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Union Station, 400 Houston St., in Dallas. This event will celebrate the centennial of Union Station with remarks from Dallas-area leaders, a model train display replicating the way Union Station looked in 1916, tours, and ceremonial cake lighting. The Dallas City Council recently voted to rename Union Station as the Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station in honor of Congresswoman Johnson. The rail terminal is on the National Register of Historic Places.
LASER BASICS — 7 to 9 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Learn the basics of lasers such as file types for vectors and rastering as well as what materials you can etch, raster, and cut. Workshop is free. For more information, visit the event page.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18
LUNCHTIME LECTURE — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Richardson Public Library, 900 Civic Center Drive, in Richardson. Learn how Richardson transformed from a farming community to a center for technology in this lecture presented by Local History Librarian Stacey Davis. The lecture is free. To learn more, call Stacey at 972-744-4350.
DALLAS CHAMBER SYMPHONY’S UNSILENT SERIES — 8 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. The Dallas Chamber Symphony opens its fifth season with a screening of F.W. Murnau’s Academy Award-winning classic film, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, paired with a live performance of a new score by composer Joe Kraemer. Tickets are $15-$49. There will also be a free simulcast of the performance at Klyde Warren Park. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit dcsymphony.org.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19
AIR TIME — 7 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 100 S. Central Expressway, in Richardson. Arts Incubator of Richardson continues its seventh season of AIR Time, an event series pairing lectures from local artists with film screenings. Wednesday’s event will feature Jason Underwood and Blake Milton of Archie’s Guitars. The movie, Wayne’s World, will be screened at the event. Admission is free, but when reserving a seat online, a $5 food voucher which can be used at the event must be purchased. To learn more, visit artsincubatorrichardson.org. To reserve a seat, visit drafthouse.com.
Rachel Hawkins contributed to this report.
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