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5 solid reasons Dallasites should attend the next CultureMap Social

5 solid reasons Dallasites should attend the next CultureMap Social

Emma golden, aquia Francisco, choni James, CultureMap Social
Look how much fun these girls are having at CultureMap Social. Photo by Desiree Espada

Our CultureMap Social series returns Monday, October 3, and we agree, it’s been too long since we’ve hosted a young professionals happy hour. This one takes place at Fearing’s, and ours is one of the first events to be held at the Ritz-Carlton restaurant since its refresh. Exciting.

Tickets are normally $25, but if you use the code SOCIAL5, you can save $5. Read on for five more reasons to attend the CultureMap Social.

1. You get to meet the Top Texans Under 30.
This is the first year for our Top Texans Under 30 program, in which we celebrate the twentysomething trailblazers making stuff happen across the state — and, in some cases, the world. We can’t wait to introduce you to Dallasites Adam Kraus, Hunter Pond, Jon Alsup, Nick Marino Jr., and Matt Alexander — five of the 26 winners. Worth noting: You don’t have to be under 30 to attend this shindig. Which is a good thing, because I’m not. 

2. You can partake in fancy food and drink.
In addition to bites provided by celebrity chef Dean Fearing’s team, there is an interactive drink station from sponsor Patron tequila, as well as two beers from Deep Ellum Brewing at the main bar, and a sampling station with more. This would be enough, but we did not stop there. For dessert, there are pairings of Patron XO liqueur — Cafe (coffee) and Incendio (spicy) — and treats from Miss Naughty Brownie.

3. You get to experience our famous party tricks.
We could just dial it in, serve some good food and drink, and call it an evening. But that is not our style. We like to keep our guests entertained and engaged. This round, that means a succulent bar from Jade & Clover, tarot card readings, and a pop-up performance by Red Bull Flying Bach.

4. You could take home some serious swag.
We also have become kind of famous for our swag bags. This time, the first 50 attendees get their pick from loot by Foot Cardigan, Jack Black Skin Care, Plum Yoga, Read Between The Lines, and Susie Cakes. Please, people. Keep it civilized.

5. You contribute to charity just by attending.
All ticket sales go to charities selected by our Top Texans Under 30. So you get all of the above, and the following nonprofits reap the rewards:

  • Alzheimer’s Association, selected by Matt Alexander
  • Behind Every Door, selected by Hunter Pond
  • Dallas Autumn Ball, selected by Adam Kraus
  • Project Ladybug, selected by Jon Alsup
  • Union Coffee, selected by Nick Marino Jr.

Round up your friends, and RSVP now. We’ll see you there.