From a Star Trek movie marathon and fun museum events with the kids to mingling with local entrepreneurs in North Texas’ startup scene, there’s a multitude of options to fill the holes in your schedule during the next week and beyond.
THURSDAY, JULY 7
MAKERSPACE OPEN HOUSE — 7 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. This weekly event allows makers to network and share their latest creations. Find more information on the Meetup website.
FRIDAY, JULY 8
DISCO KIDS — 6 to 9:30 p.m. at It’ll Do Club, 4322 Elm St., in Dallas. This dance party is fun for all ages with clean music, food trucks, and a variety of activities. Entry is $5 for children ages 13 and younger, and parents get in for free. Check out the Facebook event page for more details.
NORTH DALLAS STARTUP WEEKEND — 6:30 p.m. at NoD Coworking, 17290 Preston Road, Suite 300, in Dallas. NoD Coworking will host a 3-day startup crash course with speakers, help with pitches, and an opportunity to present business ideas in front of entrepreneurial leaders for feedback. To learn more and see a full schedule of events, visit the event’s website.
SATURDAY, JULY 9
DISCOVERY DAYS — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., in Dallas. Every second Saturday of the month families are invited to explore the museum with a variety of interactive activities and events. This event is free for members and included in general admission cost for nonmembers. Find a schedule of activities here.
KIMBELL KIDS DROP-IN STUDIO — 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., in Fort Worth. This free program inspires an appreciation for art at a young age. On select Saturdays children ages 12 and younger, who are accompanied by an adult, can participate in a gallery activity and art project. Sign-up begins one hour before the program.
HACKERSPACE TECH — 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Denton North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St., in Denton. Come learn more about programming and electronics, including the Arduino platform, to take your interactive projects to the next level. Visit the Meetup website to learn more.
ANNUAL IMPROV EVENT — 10:45 p.m. at Pocket Sandwich Theatre, E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 119, in Dallas. The J.I.M. Experiment 5th Anniversary Show is a one-of-a-kind, late night improv event. Tickets are $15 and the humor is intended for an adult audience. Visit the theater website for more information.
SUNDAY, JULY 10
BASICALLY BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL — 2:30 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St., in Dallas. This free weekly series features the Fine Arts Chamber Players performing renditions of classical composers. More information can be found here.
WORDSPACE PRESENTS: LOOPED — 7:30 p.m. to midnight at The Wild Detectives, 314 W. 8th St., in Oak Cliff. Experience poetry in a new way at this unique exhibition. Looped challenges the traditional medium by presenting poetry and prose using a visual installation and headphones. Read about the artists featured here.
TUESDAY, JULY 12
THE TRINITY CENTER AFTER HOURS — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Trinity Center, 1444 Oak Lawn Ave., Suite 200, in Dallas. This open house event takes place on the second Tuesday of each month to provide updates on the Trinity River Corridor Project. This week’s discussion will focus on the future of storm water. RSVPs are encouraged by emailing Events@TheTrinityTrust.org or calling 214-740-1616.
ANDROID STUDY JAMS — 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the lecture hall at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Android users can learn how to create their own app at this free class for beginners. Visit the Developer Study Jams website to learn more about the curriculum.
HEALTH WILDCATTERS HAPPY HOUR — 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 1910 Pacific Ave., Suite 7000, in Dallas. Health Wildcatters invites you to visit its temporary offices and mingle with the 2016 program finalists as well as mentors, investors, and alumni. Find more information or register here.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13
PLUGGED: INTRO TO DALLAS STARTUP SCENE — 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center Coworking Space, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas. Come learn about the North Texas startup community with a meet and greet, interview, tours, and more. Stay for the DEC relaunch after party to celebrate the finished renovation. RSVP for the free event here.
MEET THE FOUNDERS & FUNDRAISER — 7 to 10 p.m. at Eastwood’s Bar, 3407 McKinney Ave., in Dallas. Come chill with the innovators and creators in Dallas who are helping build the future. This informal session is meant to connect, learn, share and explore ideas, and everything startup. Developers and entrepreneurs will receive a complimentary drink. There will be a live DJ and sponsor giveaways. The fundraiser will help families affected by the recent tragedies in Dallas, Louisiana, and Minnesota. Eastwood’s will also donate 15 percent of proceeds of the night towards the fundraiser. For tickets or to make a donation, visit this link.
THURSDAY, JULY 14
INAUGURAL NORTH DALLAS TECH HAPPY HOUR — 5 to 8 p.m. at Mi Cocina at The Shops at Legacy, 5760 Legacy Drive, in Plano. Come out for networking, food and drinks, and a presentation on technology. Learn more on the Meetup website.
M-LINE LECTURE SERIES — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on car 186, The Green Dragon (don’t worry, it’s air-conditioned). Hop on board at the Uptown Station Turntable, 2700 Cityplace West Blvd., in Dallas. It’s the first-ever trolley series lecture featuring Jeremy Enlow, exclusive photographer to Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch. The lecture will end at Klyde Warren Park, where an outdoor concert will begin at 7 p.m. $50 per person and seats are limited. Purchase tickets here.
TUESDAY, JULY 19
VIDEO GAME DESIGN WORKSHOP — 1 to 4 p.m. at the National Videogame Museum, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, in Frisco. The National Videogame Museum will host a free video game design workshop geared toward middle and high school students. During the workshop, participants can create an original video game and learn how to enter the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Those attending must bring their own laptop. Space is limited to 30 students and registration is required by July 17. To learn more and to register, visit the event page.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
STAR TREK MOVIE MARATHON — 4:30 p.m. at AMC NorthPark 15, 8687 N. Central Expy., Suite 3000, in Dallas and Cinemark West Plano, 3800 Dallas Parkway, in Plano. Star Trek fans can get advance screenings of Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond on July 20 ahead of its official theatrical release. The one-night only event will also feature screenings of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. While supplies last, ticket holders will receive a Star Trek collector’s poster designed by a Gallery 1988 artist and a Star Fleet T-shirt iron on patch. For more information and to purchase tickets visit, amctheatres.com or cinemark.com.
Amanda Hayes and Julia Falcon contributed to this report.
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