Acoustics, Cliff Eberhart (Photo courtesy Louise Mosrie)

Acoustics, Cliff Eberhardt (Photo courtesy Louise Mosrie)

Jan. 5
Building with LEGOS
Recreate the Chicago and London skylines with LEGOS that will be displayed in-store.
The hands-on event begins at 7 p.m. and gives participants the chance to create their own masterpiece.
Barnes&Noble, 5959 Royal Lane, suite 616, 214.363.0924,, free

Jan. 6
Singer-songwriter and Pennsylvania native Cliff Eberhardt is Uncle Calvin’s first act of the year. Eberhardt is joined by Americana songwriter Louise Mosrie, who opens the show at 8 p.m.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, 9555 N. Central Expressway, 214.363.0044,, $15-$18

Jan. 12
Hate speech
“The Impact of Hate Speech” analyzes modern forms of hate speech and provides strategies to speak against it. Cheryl Drazin, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, leads this event at 7 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of Dallas, 7900 Northaven Road, 214.239.7178,, free

Jan. 13-June 30
Poster child
The historical poster exhibition, titled “A Place for All People,” examines African American culture. The exhibition is one of several nationwide events that celebrates the opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., 214.350.3600,, free

Jan. 19
Money talks
Learn about the seven pitfalls of estate planning from 6-7 p.m. Lisa Sharp, estates and elder law attorney for the McGee Law Firm, leads the discussion.
Preston Royal Library, 5626 Royal Lane, 214.670.7128,, free

Jan. 19
Uruguayan artist Rafael Barradas coined the term Vibrationism and inspired artists such as Salvador Dali and Joan Miró. Jed Morse, chief curator of the Nasher Sculpture Center, leads the discussion at 6 p.m. about Barradas’ life in the 20th century.
Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., 214.768.2516,, free

Jan. 27
Economic outlook
The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Economic Outlook Forum includes several guest speakers who will examine the future of business in the metroplex. Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO of Ebby Halliday Companies, moderates the event from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Cooper Hotel and Conference Center, 12230 Preston Road,, $40-$450

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