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27 things to do at Beakerhead today: Wednesday, September 13

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27 things to do at Beakerhead today: Wednesday, September 13

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DH Calgary Staff Sep 13, 2017 11:00 am 109

Beakerhead is here, and it has turned Calgary into a shining, blinking, dazzling spectacle of lights and science and sounds.

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!

Meet the Maker Tour

  • What: Meet the artist and creators that are the masterminds behind some of Beakerhead’s most amazing installations.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • Admission: $15.50, available at Eventbrite

Virtual Experiences: Making Stuff Easier, Cooler, and Better

  • What: Check out what’s going on with virtual reality in this very hands on workshop.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13
  • Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Enmax District Energy Building – 407 9th Avenue SE
  • Admission: $30 for Adults, $20 for students, available at thechicgeek.ca

Butcher This Anatomy Class

Beakerhead

Butcher This Anatomy Class (Beakerhead/Facebook)

  • What: Drink some beer and east some meat at this culinary and biology experiment.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: The Cookbook Co. Cooks – 722 11th Avenue SW
  • Admission: $125, available at Eventbrite

Field of Dreams Tour

  • What: Three restaurants. Three hours. A whole lot of delicious eats.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Calgary – 711 4th Street SE
  • Admission: $75, available at Eventbrite

Spectral Illuminations II

  • What: See the Memorial Park library light up and shine from projection mapping.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13
  • Time: 8 to 11 pm
  • Where: Memorial Park Library – 1221 2nd Street SW
  • Admission: Free!

Scent Bar

Woman smelling peonies (Patramansky Oleg/Shutterstock)

Woman smelling peonies (Patramansky Oleg/Shutterstock)

  • What: Mesmerize your nostrils with some special smells at this theatrical sensory experience.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13
  • Time: 8 to 9 pm
  • Where: 604 8th Avenue SW
  • Admission: $50, available at brownpapertickets.com

Calgary Municipal Space Station

  • What: Take a trip to Calgary’s Space Station by blasting off via the Calgary Tower Space Elevator.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13
  • Time: 4 to 8 pm, at 15 minute intervals
  • Where: Calgary Tower – 101 9th Avenue SW
  • Admission: $25, available at Eventbrite

The Ape In You

  • What: A show put on by some of Calgary’s best improv actors, The Ape In You may cause an existential crises.
  • When: Wednesday, September 13
  • Time: At 7:30 and 9 pm
  • Where: Engineered Air Theatre, Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Admission: $26, available at artscommons.ca

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

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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