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31 things to do at Beakerhead today: Friday, September 15

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DH Calgary Staff Sep 15, 2017 2:00 am 229

The work week is over, the weekend has just begun, and things are happening at Beakerhead that you do not want to miss.

There’s a lot to do and a lot to see, so here’s our list of all the awesome events to check out—with some happening today, and today only!

Soundscapes of the Weaselhead

  • What: Live music and spoken word that captures the essence of the Elbow River Wetlands.
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Blank Page Studio – 1221 B Kensington Road NW
  • Admission: Suggested $10 donation

A Taste of That Thing in the Desert

Beakerhead (Cynthia Radford/Beakerhead Facebook)

A Taste of that Thing in the Desert (Cynthia Radford/Beakerhead Facebook)

  • What: Get a taste of Burning Man all the way north in Alberta at this interactive gathering.
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 6 to 11 pm
  • Where: Parking Lot 311 8th Street SW
  • Admission: Free!

Spinal Tap: Edible Vertebrae

  • What: Create your own chocolate bones—and eat them after!
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Alex Community Food Centre – 4920 17th Avenue SE
  • Admission: $75, available at Eventbrite

That Sounds Different: A Listening Party

  • What: Hear songs that you’re familiar with—but from an entirely different perspective.
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Grace Presbyterian Church
  • Admission: $10, available at Eventbrite

Creating Cool: The Intriguing World of Special Effects

  • What: Check out how award-winning special effects artists pull of some of the craziest effects in movies and TV.
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Bleeding Art Industries – #3 3815 61st Avenue SE
  • Admission: $20, available at shopbleedingart.com

The Locked Library

Locked Library

Library (cosma/Shutterstock)

  • What: 1,000 people all locked into a library together, the first group to escape wins the grand prize.
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Central Public Library – 616 Macleod Trail SE
  • Admission: $40, available at librarystore.ca

Science of Good Grooming

  • What: Learn the science behind grooming the Victorian way—including cocktails from mixologist Nathan Gareau.
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Kent of Inglewood – 1319 9th Avenue SE
  • Admission: $40, available at Eventbrite

Play Your Way to Great

  • What: Discover the importance of play in laying the foundation of a healthy adult.
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 7:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • Admission: Free!

Cosmos Canadiana

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Night stars with sunset (Stefano Garau/Shutterstock)

  • What: Learn about how Canada has contributed to humankind’s journey into the cosmos.
  • When: Friday, September 15
  • Time: 8 to 11 pm
  • Where: Rothney Astronomical Observatory – Highway 22 South, Priddis
  • Admission: $30 per carload

And here’s all the events and installations that will be sticking around throughout the week:

Cooking in the Arctic

  • What: Discover the culinary traditions of Nunavut from the Arctic Institute of North America.
  • When: Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16
  • Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen – 909 11th Avenue SW
  • Admission: $110, available at Eventbrite

Night Light Walking Tour

Beakerhead

Night Light Walking Tour (Beakerhead/Facebook)

  • What: A two kilometre tour of the Beakerheads brightest lights.
  • When: Thursday, September 14 to Saturday, September 16
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm for Thursday, 7:30 to 10 pm on Friday, and 6:30 to 8 pm on Saturday.
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • Admission: $15.50, available at Eventbrite

Market Collective

  • What: A gathering to celebrate art, science, and music, with food truck, DJs, and shopping.
  • When: Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: 4 to 9 pm on Friday, 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday
  • Where: Inglewood Warehouse – 1309 17th Avenue SE
  • Admission: $5 for the weekend

Engineered Eats

  • What: 24 different bars and restaurants participating in Beakerhead experiments.
  • When: Tuesday, September 12 to Sunday, September 17
  • Where: Participating Restaurants throughout Calgary

Metamorphosis

  • What: Interactive artwork that can communicate through sensory metaphors.
  • When: September 7 to October 7
  • Time: 11 am to 6 pm Tuesday to Friday, 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays
  • Where: Herringer Kiss Gallery – 709 11th Avenue SW
  • Admission: Free!

Bee Kingdom’s Inflatable Space Invasion

Beakerhead

Bee Kingdom’s Inflatable Space Invasion (Beakerhead/Facebook)

  • What: Huge space invaders blown up and ready to be gawked at.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 6 to 10 pm Thursday as well, and 1- am to 5 pm on Saturday
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Admission: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $16 for youth, and $13 for kids

Snakes and ladders

  • What: A journey of 14 different Beakerhead sites to visit the ups and downs of invention.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Where: Throughout downtown Calgary
  • Admission: Free!

Kensington Alley

  • What: Check out the Beakerhead version of one of Calgary’s tightest squeezes.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Where: Alley beside 1145 Kensington Crescent NW
  • Admission: Free!

Loop

  • What: Your own motion will activate images in this two metre wide illuminated cylinder.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Where: 4th Street SW, between 20th Avenue and Elbow Drive SW
  • Admission: Free!

Love in the Age of Machines

  • What: An installation created by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and the Alberta College of Art + Design.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Where: Visible from the shared traffic corridor and C-Train platform by SAIT and ACAD
  • Admission: Free!

Serpent Mother

Beakerhead

Serpent Mother (Beakerhead/Facebook)

  • What: An awesome, gigantic, fire breathing serpent.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Saturday, September 16
  • Time: Nightly shows at 8 and 9 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at 8, 9, and 10 pm on Saturday
  • Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free!

Impulse

  • What: 15. Giant. Interactive. Teeter-totters.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Where: 6th Avenue and 6th Street SE
  • Admission: Free!

Nest

  • What: A nest of dragons hiding behind construction barriers—keep your eye out!
  • When:Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Where: Victoria Park – 201 10th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free!

Nucleation

  • What: 5,00 white balloons attached to Legion No. 1—don’t worry, it won’t be floating away.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Where: Legion No. 1 – 116 7th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free!

Enoch Park

  • What: Check out the bunnies during the day, then see the amazing light shows at night.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: Noon to 10 pm Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Enoch Park – 314 12th Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free!

Skybeings

Beakerhead

Skybeings (Beakerhead/Facebook)

  • What: Learn about the stars and the story of the Big Dipper
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: Noon to 10 pm Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Eighth Avenue Place – 525 8th Avenue SW
  • Admission: Free!

Mars 112

  • What: A show home on Mars in the first Martian colony.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: Noon to 8 pm Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Loft 112 – 535 8th Avenue SE
  • Admission:

Up Against All Odds

  • What: A game that pits you against fate at the roll of the dice.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: Noon to 8 pm Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Where: McDougall Centre – 455 6th Street SW

Claw

  • What: An industrial-sized claw game that puts you in the driver seat.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: Noon to 8 pm Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • Admission: Free!

BowWave

Beakerhead

BowWave (Beakerhead/Facebook)

  • What: Play the Bow River with illuminated, interactive shapes cast across the gravel beach.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: 5 to 11 pm Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
  • Where: On the banks of the Bow River east of Centre Street
  • Admission: Free!

Beaker Bar

  • What: The perfect place to taste some experimental brews during Beakerhead.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Sunday, September 17
  • Time: 4 to 9:30 pm Wednesday to Friday, noon to 11 pm Saturday, noon to 5 pm Sunday
  • Where: Fort Calgary – 750 Avenue SE
  • Admission: Free admission, beverages by token

Four to Six

  • What: Human and technology collide for a street full of interactive installations.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13 to Friday, September 15
  • Time: 4 to 6 pm
  • Where: 8th Avenue and 1st Street SE
  • Admission: Free!

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