23 things to do at Beakerhead today: Friday, September 21

Sep 20 2018, 5:57 pm

Finally, the real fun begins!

Beakerhead has been running in Calgary since Wednesday, but this is the first weekend day where Calgarians will really get to unwind while discovering some fascinating exhibits.

Get out into the city and check out any and all of these cool events.

See also

Zorbathon

What: Get inside one of those human bouncy balls at Currie Park.

When: Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23

Time: 3 to 6 pm

Where: Currie Park, Trasimene Crescent SW

Admission: Free

Beakerbar

What: The perfect place to taste some experimental brews during Beakerhead.

When: Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23

Time: 3 to 11 pm on Friday, noon to 11 pm on Saturday, noon to 6 pm on Sunday

Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free admission, beverages by token

Writing About Awe

beakerhead

@agnieszka/Pexels

What: Find out how to master the power of Awesome in your own writing in this interactive session with author Jessa Gamble.

When: Friday, September 21

Time: 1 to 3 pm

Where: Treehouse cSPACE King Edward — 1721 29th Avenue SW

Admission: $55

A Taste of That Thing in the Desert

What: Get a taste of Burning Man all the way north in Alberta at this interactive gathering.

When: Friday, September 21

Time: 6 to 11 pm

Where: Park Plus Lot 6 — 311 8th Street SW

Admission: Free

Chocolatsaurus

What: It may seem like a strange combination, but chocolate and dinosaurs will collide at this Beakerhead workshop.

When: Friday, September 21

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Where: Pranic Forest — 1, 1145 Kensington Crescent NW

Admission: $75

Intuitive Geometry

What: Combine movement and math (of all things) for this fun and interactive workshop.

When: Friday, September 21

Time: 6:30 to 8 pm

Where: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks — 111 12th Avenue SE

Admission: $15

The Locked Library

beakerhead

Library (cosma/Shutterstock)

What: Hundreds of people all locked into a library together, the first group to escape wins the grand prize.

When: Friday, September 21

Time: 7 to 10 pm

Where: Central Public Library – 616 Macleod Trail SE

Admission: $42

Car Rides to Cosmos

What: Take a trip out to the stars at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory with some seriously high-powered telescopes.

When: Friday, September 21

Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm

Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory — 210 Avenue W

Admission: $30 per car

Spectral Illuminations III

What: Memorial Park Library will be lit up with projection art for one night only, and you can check it out for free.

When: Friday, September 21

Time: 9 to 11 pm

Where: Memorial Park Library — 1221 2nd Street SW

Admission: Free

Local Music Lab

What: Join local indie bands as they form a supergroup and put on a memorable performance.

When: Friday, September 21

Time: 9 to 11 pm

Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: $10

Dung Beetle

What: Check out this massive insect made entirely from recycled materials.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: All day

Where: SAIT corner of 16th Avenue NW and 10th Street NW

Admission: Free

Treeter Totter

What: Explore the balance between humans and nature with this take on a childhood playground favourite.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: All day

Where: C-Square 4th Street and 7th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

LEDance

What: Hit the dance floor at this impromptu swing dance party as figures groove along with your moves.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: All day

Where: Kensington Crescent NW

Admission:  Free

Beakereats

beakerhead

Spread from Deane House (Deane House/Facebook)

What: Calgary’s chefs will be trying out some scientific experiments to concoct some delicious new dishes during Beakerhead, check them out at multiple restaurants around town.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: All day

Where: 

  • Shokunin — 2016 4th Street SW
  • Deane House — 806 9th Avenue SE
  • Burger 320 — 814 1st Avenue NE, 126 10th Street NW, 1314 9th Avenue SE
  • Home and Away — 1331 17th Avenue SW
  • Oxbow — 1126 Memorial Drive NW
  • Yellow Door Bistro — 119 12th Avenue SW
  • Brasserie Kensington — 1131 Kensington Road NW
  • River Cafe — 25 Prince’s Island
  • Avec — 105, 550 11th Avenue SW

Cost: Prices vary

Skybridge Syncopation

What: You’ll be able to see sound on Calgary’s +15 walkways thanks to “rippling luminous composition.”

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: All day

Where: 500 Centre Street S

Admission: Free

Dreams Never Die

What: Calgary’s own version of the UP house might not be floating but it will host a serious amount of colourful balloons.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: All day

Where: 1405 4th Street SW

Admission: Free

Hidden Territories

What: It might look like a normal recycling bin, but if you take a look inside you’ll be sure to find a wonderful surprise.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: All day

Where: 120 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Sextant Tesla Coil

What: An 18-foot spark will jump between two 32-foot tall towers — and you can be the one to ignite the action.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: 

  • Wednesday to Friday: 3 to 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 11 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Four to Six on Fourth

What: Check out the human-sized hamster wheel, walk on water (well, cornstarch), and see artists and performers along 4th Street.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Friday, September 21

Time: 4 to 6 pm

Where: 4th Street between 23rd Avenue and 26th Avenue SW

Admission: Free

Within Measure

What: This exhibit uses synchrotron technology to create interactive artwork.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Saturday, September 22

Time: 8 to 11 pm

Where: Phil & Sebastian — 2043 33rd Avenue SW

Admission: Free

The Intuition Project

beakerhead

Haunted Place (Anki Hoglund/Shutterstock)

What: Observe, analyze, and participate in activities that will delve into whether or not paranormal forces actually exist.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: 8 pm to 10 pm, Late night midnight to 2 am on Saturday

Where: West Village Theatre — 2007 10th Avenue SW

Admission: $32, student discounts available

Garden Party

What: Get green by checking out all the living things at this beautiful garden, and join in on some yoga on Saturday from 11 am to 12:15 pm.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: 

  • Wednesday to Friday: 3 to 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 11 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday: Yoga in the Garden 11 am to 12:15 pm. Bring your mat!
  • Sunday: Bicycle Repair in the Garden noon to 4 pm (Drop-in)

Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Pulse and Bloom

What: A 22-foot lotus will pulse along with your heartbeat once you place your hand on a specific sensor. Up to 20 people can participate at once.

When: Wednesday, September 19 to Sunday, September 23

Time: 

  • Wednesday to Friday: 3 to 9 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 11 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

See also
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT