August 16 Downtown Bismarck News

TEDxBismarck + Startup Drinks

Get your ticket for the 4th Annual TEDx Bismarck event: a full day of dynamic speakers, entertainment, and connecting with like minded people in our community. The TEDx Bismarck team has carefully selected nine speakers to challenge your thinking and encourage you to Level Up.
At a TEDx event, TED talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection.

After the TEDx Bismarck event- join Start Bismarck and crew at Stonehome Brewing in the new First International Bank & Trust location from 4:30-7:30pm. Startup Drinks is an agenda-free meetup designed to connect and celebrate entrepreneurs in the community.

What’s Next?  5th & Main Ave

Last week Bismarck’s NDDOT ND Moves demonstration project wrapped up.  The short-term project used low-cost materials to test pedestrian bulb-outs and highly visible crosswalks.  NDDOT will now look at the before and after data and study whether the project improved safety and accessibility, and how the configuration may have affected traffic etc.  Next the data will be presented to the Bismarck City Commission for consideration.

Beer & Boutiques

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Beer & Boutiques Event!  It turned out to be a great night. Thank you to our participating businesses, McQuade Distributing, Bismarck Cancer Center and all our volunteers.
Grand Prize Sponsored by McQuade Distributing
Grand Prize Winner: Laurie SchwartzBest Business: Voted on by Passport Holders of the Event: Boutique 23.

Downtown Events
August 16
Urban Harvest 
Downtown Bismarck

August 16
Startup Drinks
Stonehome Brewing

August 16
ND Heritage Center

August 17
Trivia Night 
Sixteen03 Main Events

August 18
Go! Play at BisMarket 
Kiwanis Park

August 20
10 Minute Face
Glance Spa & Salon

August 24
Sixteen03 Specialty Tasting 
Sixteen03 Main Events

August 27
GC101 Communiversity: This Chair Rocks 
Bismarck Public Library

August 30
Artificial Intelligence w/ a focus on on Neural Networks 
Juniper Workantile

Come join the the YP’s 3rd Annual Young Professionals Day. This year the YP will be helping to revamp buildings at Sleepy Hollow, putting a new shine on the “Welcome to Bismarck” sign at 26th & Main, and bringing the United Blood Services bloodmobile on site to gives attendees an opportunity to give blood. YP will be sponsoring a BBQ after the service events. Anyone 21-39 years old is welcome for any of the events throughout the day.

Makewell is bringing the ultimate short film experience to the heart of Downtown Bismarck with (3) local short films projected in classic outdoor 1960’s style on Friday, August 24 at 5th and Thayer (projected on the Provident Life Building).  This event is both family and pet friendly! Films are all rated PG-13 so view at your own discretion. BYOB blanket and chair.

North Dakota Humanities Council event GameChanger, an annual ideas festival focused on a major event or issue significantly changing the face of our world.  This year’s focus is titled ‘The Pursuit of Health & Happiness’, explores how the Humanities can impact medical care and why creating a meaningful life full of purpose has more health benefits than ever thought before, and listen to profound authors and speakers. The event is Saturday, October 13 at Belle Mehus. Advanced tickets are limited.