22 things to do at Beakerhead today: Saturday, September 22

Sep 21 2018, 10:11 pm

Saturday is arguably Beakerhead’s biggest day, mainly due to the fact that it ends with the always-enjoyable Beakernight!

Whether you’re planning to party it up all night long or just check out some cool installations during the day, we’ve got you covered with our list of stuff to check out at Beakerhead today.

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Beakernight

What: Beakerhead’s big send-off party, featuring a night of installations, fire, lasers, and more.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 6 to 11 pm

Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: By donation

Hack the Flyer

What: Turn a red wagon into a speed racer with whatever you have at your disposal in this Beakerhead competition.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 6 to 7:0 pm

Where: East Village Riverwalk Plaza – 618 Confluence Way SE

Admission: Free

Crime TV Hasn’t Taught You Anything

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What: All those hours of watching Law & Order were apparently something of a waste if you thought you were learning anything. Experts from the Calgary Police Service explain how they actually solve crimes around the city.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 11 am to 3 pm

Where: YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre — 5111 47th Street NE

Admission: $35

Soapstone and Science

What: Check out how soapstone is used to make both decorations and utensils dating back thousands of years.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 1 to 3 pm

Where: Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary — 427 51st Avenue SE

Admission: $52

Ramzilla: The Ramsey Monsters Convention

What: This is the biggest monster get-together in East Calgary, so get dressed up and head over for one serious convention.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 1 to 3 pm

Where: Ramsey Rink — 2040 Ramsey Street SE

Admission: Free

Move Over, Jurassic Park

What: Create your own Jurassic Park prop at this hands-on workshop, and you’ll even get to take home your creation.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 1 to 4:30 pm

Where: University of Calgary EEEL Building — 3115 32nd Avenue NW

Admission: $75

A Time To Shine

What: Create the perfect Beakernightoutift using LEDs.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 6 to 11 pm

Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Beakernight Afterparty

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What: Keep the party going after Beakernight at the Palace Theatre for dancing and drinks.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 9 pm to 2 am

Where: Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW

Admission: Free if RSVP before 11 pm, $20 after 11 pm

Make Fashion — Luminary Experience

What: Head over to this MakeFashion show for performances and music to accompany models walking the runway.

When: Saturday, September 22

Time: 7 to 11 pm

Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: $120

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

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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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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

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