On Tap: Leaders & Daughters, DMA Off the Wall, Envisioning the Trinity

We've pulled together some of our favorite events to help keep you informed, inspired, and entertained.

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. Browse our curated selection of events to plan your next week — and beyond. 

Many of our Dallas Innovators will be heading to Austin for SXSW Interactive 2017 from March 10-16, and Marc Nathan at Texas-Squared Startup Newsletter has put together an insider roundup on Medium. Shoot him an email to request a curated list of VIP/invite-only events.


THURSDAY, MARCH 2

LEADERS AND DAUGHTERS: CULTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN LEADERS 
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Blvd. in Dallas  

Egon Zehnder is hosting an event to commemorate International Women’s Day and remember the importance of empowering women to achieve their career potential. The event asks that you attend with your daughter or female mentee. Barbara Bush will be the keynote speaker and several panelists including David Holl, president and CEO of Mary Kay Inc., Nina Vaca, CEO and chairman of Pinnacle Group, and Robert Isom, president of American Airlines Group and American Airlines, will all be in attendance with their daughters. 

Free. To register, go here


FRIDAY, MARCH 3

PATENTS FOR STARTUPS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW & WHY NO ONE WILL TELL YOU
9:30 -10:30 a.m.
Addison TreeHouse, 14681 Midway Road in Addison

This session, led by Ophir Marko, is focused on helping you understand:

1. What entrepreneurs really need to know
2. How to increase your business valuation using IP
3. Case studies like Facebook, ARM, etc, and analyze those as ways of monetizing know-how

$10. Free tickets available for a limited time. For more information, go here.

NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL: Educator Day
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 West Las Colinas Blvd. in Irving

One of the largest teen book festivals in the country, with more than 10,000 students, parents, and educators expected to attend, according to the website. Educator Day is reserved for teachers, school administrators, and librarians. The festival will “teach the teachers” ways to get students excited about reading.

Free. For more information, go here.

FIRST FRIDAYS AT SCI-TECH DISCOVERY CENTER
6 to 8 p.m.
Sci-Tech Discovery Center Makerspace, 8004 N. Dallas Pkwy., in Frisco

The Sci-Tech Discovery Center will hold its monthly event inviting veterans and their families to tinker in its makerspace. Friday’s event will include workshops on laser cutting and lamp making. Cost for the workshops is $8 per person. 

Learn more and register here


SATURDAY, MARCH 4

NORTH TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, 500 West Las Colinas Blvd. in Irving

Third annual North Texas Teen Book Festival: The festival’s keynote panel of authors includes R.L. Stine, the author of Goosebumps, the acclaimed series known all over the world. Also among the authors set to attendChris Grabenstein (Welcome to Wonderland) series, Jason Reynolds (Ghost) and Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle series). Fans can meet and hear from authors at book signings and panel discussions.

Free. Full list of authors and event schedule here.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

ENVISIONING THE TRINITY: THEME PARK OR NATURAL WONDER?
5:30 to 8 p.m.
CityPlace, Joe C. Thompson Amphitheater, 2711 N. Haskell Ave. in Dallas

D Magazine is hosting a symposium on the future of the Trinity River in conjunction with Trinity United and the Coalition for a New Dallas. The history of the Trinity will be discussed along with what the future could hold. Moderated by Peter Simek of D Magazine.

Free. To register, go here.


THURSDAY, MARCH 9

OFF THE WALL: ET TU, BRUTE?
5 – 9 p.m. 
Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood in Dallas

Off the Wall takes a unique and unexpected look at the museum’s collection with a pop culture twist: Beware the Ides of March and take a closer look at classical art, historic betrayals, and everyone’s favorite Roman import — wine:

• Find out which artworks pair well with your favorite wine with our self-guide.
• Ask local psychic Valentina Burton what your future holds. 
• Watch the classic slapstick comedy Carry On Cleo and follow along with “pop-up” trivia. 
• Learn to draw the human form like artists from the past through classical sculpture with artist Riley Holloway. 
• Stabbed in the back: There’s danger around every corner during this tour about betrayal.
• Themed cafe and cocktail menu

Cost: $10, FREE for DMA members. Learn more here

NEAR DARK – 35MM – BILL PAXTON TRIBUTE PT 1
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 
Texas Theatre in Dallas

Part 1 of the Texas Theatre salute to the career of Bill Paxton is a 35mm screening of the best vampire movie released in 1987, Kathryn Bigelow’s NEAR DARK.

For more information, go here.


MONDAY, MARCH 14

COMMUNITAS
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
Dallas Institute, 2719 Routh St. in Dallas

Communitas is a monthly intellectual retreat for school teachers and campus administrators. Its purpose is to enliven educators’ minds with higher levels of discussion and thought than are typically available in the school day. No preparation is required. The group will read together and discuss poems and excerpts from works about teaching, learning, and education. CPE credit is awarded for this program.

COST: $10 members, $20 nonmembers. Learn more here.  


SAVE THE DATE

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

 

DALLAS 2030 PROFESSIONAL SERIES BREAKFAST: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM & PROCESS
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
13737 Noel Rd., 2nd floor, in Dallas.

Learn how to create a Sustainable Energy Management Program and Process (SEMPP) to achieve sustained energy cost, repair and maintenance and cost avoidance reduction that will lower overall costs (capital and R&M). The four areas of the program Conscientious and Continuous Operational Changes (CCOC) and the seven steps of the process will be covered in detail. A case study will be presented to show actual results comparing same store over a six-year period.

Go here for more information.

THE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS FORUM: THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CITY 

The Festival of Ideas community forums focus on issue of social equity from five different perspectives: The Physical City, Healthy City, Educated City, Cultural City, and Entrepreneurial City. The Entrepreneurial City is the final in the series of these five forums leading up to and culminating in the Dallas Festival of Ideas on April 29.

Go here for more information.


THURSDAY, MARCH 30

ENTREPRENEUR SUMMIT/DALLAS 
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites & Convention Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive in Frisco

Keynote speaker: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec. Pre-conference intensive workshops and a VIP happy hour will be held on March 29.

Tickets: $249/$349. Go here for more information.


THURSDAY, APRIL 6

2017 DALLAS CIO EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
7:30 am. – 5:30 p.m.  
The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas

Leadership traits and skills required by technology leaders to help champion customer-centric efforts will be the focal point of the 2017 Dallas CIO Executive Leadership Summit. Digital disruption is ushering a new wave of business model innovations, according to the event site. As technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and hyper-convergence offer new ways for doing business, the CIO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business. Interactive sessions will provide many opportunities for attendees, speakers and panelists to be engaged in both learning and discussion. The objective for the day is to deliver high quality useful information that attendees can develop into an action plan.

For registration and information, go here.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

DIGITAL DALLAS STARTUP COMEDY ROAST 
6 – 9 p.m.
Dallas Comedy House, 3025 Main St., in Dallas

Five startups roasted by the DCH improv troupe,
Early Bird Tickets: $20. Go here for more information.

Want to be one of the five startups?  Submit your startup to be roasted.


WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 19 – 23

EARTH DAY TEXAS 
Fair Park


THURSDAY & FRIDAY, APRIL 20 – 21

IGNITING A SMART TEXAS REVOLUTION 
Dallas Innovation Alliance, Fair Park 


THURSDAY – SUNDAY, APRIL 20 – 23

CROSSROADS OF TEXAS FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Waxahachie, TX

4th Annual Crossroads of Texas Film Festival. Founded in 2014, this festival celebrates Waxahachie’s cinematic history, and also pays tribute to a few favorite Texas-made films and Texan film makers. The lineup includes appearances from cast and crew, panel discussions, music, tributes, Q&A sessions, and parties.

$10-$125. For tickets and registration, go here.


SATURDAY, APRIL 29

THE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS
Dallas City Hall and Plaza  

This year, the Festival has expanded with a partnership with the Dallas Book Festival to co-locate events in the Dallas Central Library and Dallas City Hall and Plaza. Community forums from November 2016-March 2017 focus on issues of social equity from five different “City” perspectives — the Physical, Healthy, Cultural, Educated and Entrepreneurial — all leading up to and culminating in the Dallas Festival of Ideas April event. The Festival’s goal is to create a lasting, equitable impact for the city of Dallas and its citizens.

Go here for more information.

THE THIRD ANNUAL PHILANTHROPARTY: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
6 – 11 p.m.  
Dallas Marriott City Center in Dallas

SVP Dallas’ third annual Philanthroparty is black tie optional. The theme, A Little Night Music, brings hidden musical talents from the nonprofit community to the stage for a night of performances, dining, dancing, and celebration. 2017 musical performances include:

Dallas Street Choir & Jonathan Palant
Laura Bennett Cameron, Principal Bassoon at Dallas Winds
Jim Garner, Pianist
Jordan Kahn Band

Individual tickets start at $125. Go here for more information.


[Dallas Innovates feature illustration: Photos courtesy of the organizations, iStock, and iconfinder.com ]

Events may be updated or canceled at any time. Please check their website or registration page for the latest details.


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