From a musical and cinematic event at the Nasher Sculpture Garden, to the Moon Day 2016 event, the “geeky, passionate individuals of Ignite DFW, and a Star Trek movie marathon, we’ve found some interesting events that give you the opportunity to “boldly go where …” Well, you know what we mean.
FRIDAY, JULY 15
‘TIL MIDNIGHT AT THE NASHER — Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Nasher Sculpture Garden at 2001 Flora St., in Dallas with acoustic singer-songwriter, Casey Reid. At 7 p.m., Northern National will perform and at 9 p.m. there’s a screening of Weekend at Bernie’s. Guests have the chance to engage in social media scavenger hunts, progressive tours and to view the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
SATURDAY, JULY 16
MOON DAY 2016 — Event begins at 10 a.m. at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., in Dallas. This is the biggest annual space exposition in Texas, honoring past space accomplishments and will focus on current and future explorations in space.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
3-D PRINTING CERTIFICATION CLASS — 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., at Dallas MakerSpace, 1825 Monetary Lane No. 104 in Carrollton in the 3-D fabrication room. Learn how to properly use a 3-D printer from Joseph Bright. Contact him here, link to event here.
TUESDAY, JULY 19
IGNITE DFW — This is the first anniversary of the fast-paced, fun evening celebrating the “geeky, passionate individuals of the Dallas/Fort Worth area with a random series of 5-minute talks (using auto-advancing slides).” Ignite DFW is a volunteer-run event at the intersection of TED talks, Saturday Night Live, and that really cool block party you went to that one night. The event begins at 6 p.m. Visit the event’s website to learn more or sign up to speak.
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.
ARDUINO FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Dallas MakerSpace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, in Carrollton in the interactive classroom. Bring your laptop and other arduino gear for this no experience required class, taught by David Riewe. More info., go here.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
SCIENCE ON TAP — 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., in Fort Worth. It’s date night! There will be a cash bar and small plates to enjoy alongside a very large Paluxysaurus jonesi. You’ll be able to explore the exhibits and galleries with activities, including live music and speakers in the chat lounge, all geared toward adults 21 and over. $20 per person for non-members and $15 per person for members. Plus, a free drink with advance ticket purchase. Members call 817-255-9540. For more information or to purchase non-member tickets, go here.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
< Art / Code > — The event will bring together 15 digital artists who will exhibit their cutting-edge work at the Aria Stone Gallery. The event is curated by David Rodriguez (aka Dr. Gorilla) and hosted by Digital Dallas. Featured will be works made by artists pushing pixels, writing code, and doing crazy things with light, electronics, and (we hear) brain waves. Find out more here.
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