Editor’s Picks: Calendar for Sept. 15-22

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From Parking Day Dallas to the inaugural Plano Artfest to the National Drive Electric Week event, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15

HEALTH WILDCATTERS GRAND OPENING PARTY — 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Health Wildcatters, 20th floor of Pacific Place, 1910 Pacific Ave., in Dallas. Come tour the health care accelerator’s new space, enjoy food, and network. To learn more and RSVP, visit the event page

REIMAGINE CROWDUS — various times on Crowdus Street, in Deep Ellum. Crowdus Street will transform into a pedestrian walkway featuring concerts, performances, movie screenings, and other activities in September. Visit reimaginecrowdus.com to learn more and see a full schedule of events.

ADDISON OKTOBERFEST — 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to midnight Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, in Addison. The four-day event will feature Polka, German food, drinks, music, and entertainment. Entry is free Thursday. Admission for Friday through Sunday is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12, and free for ages 3 and younger. Visit addisonoktoberfest.com to learn more and purchase tickets.

FRAME4FRAME FESTIVAL — various times around city of Arlington. The inaugural festival will feature various types of arts, films, and music, through Sunday. To learn more and purchase tickets visit frame4frame.org 

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16

PARKING DAY DALLAS  11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Main Street between Harwood and Field streets in downtown Dallas. Parking spots will be transformed into temporary public “park” installations throughout the city to encourage social interaction and re-invision spaces. The celebration will move over to Deep Ellum 6 p.m. to midnight for more activities. To learn more, visit parkingdaydallas.org.

CARMEN AND DANSE A GRANDE VITESSE — 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m Sunday at Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., in Dallas. The Texas Ballet Theater will present two performances in one accompanied by the Symphony Musicians of Fort Worth, and co-produced with The Royal Ballet and Queensland Ballet. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit attpac.org.

FIESTAS PATRIAS 5 to 11 p.m. at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak St., in Dallas. The Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts and Latino Cultural Center will present a festival featuring traditional folkloric dance, performances, food vendors, exhibitors, and the Grito for Mexican Independence Day. To learn more, visit dallasculture.org.

PEACE DAY DALLAS — beginning 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sammons Park, 2403 Flora St, in Dallas. The four-day celebration will kick off with a symposium on Dallas and peace featuring Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings followed by a candle lighting ceremony and walk to Arts District for the Block Party. Other activities include a Peace Day Dallas International Fun Festival at City Hall Plaza on Saturday and Vickery Meadow Community International “Sharing” Festival on Sunday. The event series will conclude with a closing ceremony and music celebration Wednesday (International Day of Peace) at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Visit peacedaydallas.com to learn more.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK EVENT  — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, in Grapevine. The North Central Texas Council of Governments and DFW Clean Cities Coalition will host an event to celebrate National Drive Electric Week. The free event will include information about electric vehicles, hands-on activities, entertainment, and ride-and-drive opportunities. Last year’s event set a state record for most electric vehicles in one place. To learn more, visit dfwcleancities.org.

CLAY BETWEEN TWO SEAS  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St., in Dallas. The Crow Collection of Asian Art in partnership with Museo Internacional del Barroco will present a new exhibition of more than 120 objects spanning 11 centuries and three continents called, “Clay Between Two Seas: From the Abbasid Court to Puebla de Los Angeles.” Visit crowcollection.org for more information and tickets. 

AUTUMN AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road, in Dallas. The arboretum’s annual fall exhibit will feature more than 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash and more than 150,000 fall blooming plants. The Pumpkin Village will have various activities that take place throughout the garden. For more information, visit dallasarboretum.org.

PLANO ARTFEST — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th St., in Plano.This free event will include several art programs, gallery exhibitions, theatrical performances, art panel discussions, film screenings, and concerts. In the Apprentice Studio, local professional artists will conduct hands-on learning experiments for all ages. To find more information visit planoartfest.com

MONDAY, SEPT. 19

FT33 GUEST CHEF SERIES — 7 p.m. at 1617 Hi Line Drive, Suite 250, in Dallas. Each month, FT33 and Chef/Owner Matt McCallister host different chefs to show off their different styles in the FT33 kitchen. This month’s special chef is Chef Jonathan Brooks from Milktooth. Visit ft33dallas.com for more information and to buy tickets.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 20

RENT — 7:30 pm. at Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., in Dallas. The Tony Award-winning Broadway production, Rent, will be performed through Oct 2. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows the lives of seven artists. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit attpac.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21

THE TEMPEST  8 p.m. at Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre, 1500 Tenison Parkway, in Dallas. Directed by Shakespeare Dallas’ artistic associate René Moreno, Shakespeare Dallas completes its 2016 season of Shakespeare in the Park with the play, The Tempest. For more information and to buy tickets, visit  shakespearedallas.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 22

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY: DALLAS DONATION STATION & KIDSGIVE — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway, in Dallas. Communities Foundation of Texas will present the nation’s largest giving day to raise money for local nonprofits. The donation station at NorthPark will offer free performances and activities from nonprofits. Visit northtexasgivingday.org/dallas for more information and see a list of other donation stations and events.

SNEAK PEAKS:

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28 

TECH WILDCATTERS GAUNTLET FALL PITCH DAY — 1:30 to 6 p.m. at the House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St. in Dallas. Some of Tech Wildcatters most accomplished Gauntlet startups will hit the stage to show you what they’ve got. Sneak preview for accredited investors at 12:30 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Pitches begin at 2:15 p.m., followed by networking. Free. Register here

THURSDAY, SEPT. 29

WORKBENCH AT THE GROVE — 6 to 8 p.m. at The Grove, 501 Elm St., Suite 450, in Dallas. Salah Boukadoum, co-founder of Soap Hope, a company designed to empower women to escape poverty around the world, will be the featured speaker. He will share nuts and bolts advice for social entrepreneurs who share a vision of Dallas as the Impact City and tackle your questions about entrepreneurship and sustainable impact. Soap Hope is offering a $15 gift card for attendees. Cost is $15 for Grove members and $25 for nonmembers. To learn more and purchase tickets, go here. 

MONDAY, OCT. 3

SIGNPOSTS OF INNOVATION — 4 to 7 p.m. at The Dallas Regional Chamber, 500 N. Akard St., Suite 2600, in Dallas. Bart van Ark, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer of The Conference Board will lead a panel discussion between area corporate innovation leaders on the innovation ecosystem, how companies manage and assess their innovation activities, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced when developing new innovation capacities. Cost is $20 for members, $40 for non-members. To learn more, go here

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Rachel Hawkins contributed to this report.


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