21 things to do at Beakerhead today: Thursday, September 20

Sep 19 2018, 8:28 pm

We’re in the thick of it now!

Beakerhead has been underway for a full day already, and there are plenty of new events happening today that weren’t running yesterday.

Take a look at our list of fun things to do around the city today to discover something awesome!

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What’s So Special About a Weasel’s Head

What: Head over to Weaselhead Park for a day of VR installations that show the importance of the area.

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 10 am to 6:30 pm

Where: Immersive Studio, Mount Royal University — 74 Mount Royal Circle SW

Admission: Free

Startup Open House (SOH) Calgary

What: Check out the offices of companies all over Calgary to see just how startups get their start!

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 4 to 8 pm

Where: Various locations around the city

Admission: Free, though registration is required

The Laboratory of Spatial Bemusement

What: Art and kinetic engineering mix for this special exhibition that is being put on for one day only.

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 5 to 8 pm

Where: Herringer Kiss Gallery — 709A 11th Avenue SW

Admission: RSVP required

How to Make Vegan Canola Carrot Cake

What: Following this year’s Beakereats theme of canola oil, this workshop shows how to make a delicious (and completely vegan) dessert.

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 6 to 8 pm

Where: The Cookbook Co. — 722 11th Avenue SW

Admission: $32.50

Here’s to Your Roast

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What: Take a look at what makes different coffees taste so unique and the connection between the roasting process and how it affects your health.

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 6 to 9 pm

Where: Rosso Coffee Roasters — 803 24th Avenue SE

Admission: $25

Have You Ever Wondered

What: This presentation will answer questions you never even knew you had! You’ll also be able to check out a pop-up science carnival before the presentation, complete with hands-on experiments.

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 7 to 8 pm

Where: Ross Glen Hall, Mount Royal University – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

Admission: Registration required

Science of Sweat

What: Take part in a specific exercise and have your data stored and analyzed by both a doctor and yourself to see just how fit you actually are.

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 7 to 8 pm

Where: VIVO for Healthier Generations — 11950 Country Village Link NE

Admission: $15

Seven Wonderers

What: Storytelling meets science at this Beakerhead original, which will include a twist for this year’s performances.

When: Thursday, September 20

Time: 7:30 to 9 pm

Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE

Admission: $45

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

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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

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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

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