Editor’s Picks: Calendar for June 16-23

Beers and cheers

From sampling craft beers in Lewisville to discussing best crowdfunding practices, we found some great events that are sure to enrich your work and play.


THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 16-19

OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL  Tickets start at $11.50 for this event in the Bishop Arts District. The 5th annual festival brings indie movies to Dallas including some from local filmmakers, and Hollywood is the theme this year. For a full schedule of movies and ticket prices, check it out here.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

‘TIL MIDNIGHT AT THE NASHER  6 p.m. to midnight, admission is free at Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St., in Dallas. The annual Dallas Arts District Summer Block Party features music, films showing in the garden, and food. Stick around for the movie and a picnic or get a street taco and enjoy the music. See the schedule of events here.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

BEST LITTLE BREWFEST IN TEXAS  Tickets range from $10 to $85, at Old Town Lewisville, 151 W. Church St., in Lewisville. Those ages 21 and older, can try more than 300 craft beers from 90 different breweries in the streets of Lewisville. Along with food trucks and local bands performing, this event and all of the profits will support Cloud 9 Charities help with Alzheimer’s and Teen Suicide Prevention. Find the schedule and purchase tickets here.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 18-19

LET’S PLAY GAMING EXPO  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Plano Centre, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in Plano. 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.

MONDAY, JUNE 20

DALLAS COMMISSION ON HOMELESSNESS COMMUNITY MEETING 6 to 8 p.m. at Dallas City Hall, L1FN Auditorium, 1500 Marilla St., in Dallas. The first of six weekly meetings hosted by the Dallas Commission on Homelessness to discuss concerns and solutions for homelessness in the city. This panel discussion will focus on sheltering the homeless. Find more information here.

GLOBAL INNOVATORS PITCH CHALLENGE 2016  7 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center, 311 N. Market St., Suite 200, in Dallas. June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and FWD.us and its partners are celebrating the contributions made by this community of entrepreneurs. This free event allows startups owned by immigrants to compete for cash and press coverage. To learn more, visit the event website.

MONDAY, JUNE 20 – FRIDAY, JUNE 24

NEWTON’S LAB SUMMER CAMP  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, in Frisco. For $300, children in fourth through eighth grades can create and build spy gadgets in the week-long spy school. Students will focus on making tools to survive and “save” the world. Similar programs within the camp and more information can be found here.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

CROWDFUNDING ROUNDTABLE  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at IDEA Works FW, 600 E. Rosedale St., in Fort Worth. Come learn about “Best Practices & Expectations” of crowd funding campaigns and network with other startups. Modern Lantern, who found success with KickStarter, will share the ins and outs of this fundraising approach. For more information, check it out here.

COMMUNITY PUBLIC MEETING 6 to 8 p.m. at Dallas City Hall, L1FN Auditorium, 1500 Marilla St., in Dallas. The second of six weekly meetings hosted by the Dallas Commission on Homelessness to discuss concerns and solutions for homelessness in the city. This panel discussion will focus on the homeless in East Dallas. Find more information here.

ROBOT BUILDERS NIGHT OUT  6 p.m. at Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton. Bring your own robot and learn tips and tricks from fellow robot builders. For more information and to sign up, visit the page here.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

TEXAS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND LAUNCHDFW JOINT HAPPY HOUR  5:30 p.m. at Eastwood’s Bar, 3407 McKinney Ave., in Dallas. Young professionals can mingle and network at this free event. For more information, check out the page here.

Amanda Hayes contributed to this report.


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