20 things to do at Beakerhead today: Sunday, September 23

Sep 21 2018, 10:11 pm

It’s the last day of Beakerhead 2018!

It’s wild to think that we’ve already been through five straight days of science, art, and engineering, but unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end.

Make the most of it by checking out any installations you haven’t already, or by attending a Sunday-specific event!

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Wander and Wonder

What: Stroll through the nature at Weaselhead/Glenmore Park while adding to the iNaturalist database.

When:  Sunday, September 23

Time: 10:30 am to noon

Where: Meet in the parking lot — 6634 37th Avenue SW

Admission: Registration required

AI at the Movies

What: Beakerhead and Calgary film unite to screen Alpha Go! a story of an AI Go player.

When: Sunday, September 23

Time: 11 am to 2 pm

Where: Eau Claire Cineplex 2nd floor — 200 Barclay Parade SW

Admission: By donation

Bicycle Repair at the Garden

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Biking in a Park / Shutterstock

What: Bring your broken bikes over to Fort Calgary for a free fix up — and you might even learn a thing or two.

When: Sunday, September 23

Time: Noon to 4 pm

Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Astronomical Afternoon Adventure

What: Travel around the solar system with interesting experiences at every planet.

When: Sunday, September 23

Time: Noon to 4 pm

Where: Start at the Sextant Tesla Coils at Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Small Things, Big Paintings

What: Learn to paint starting small and leave with a brand new skill.

When: Sunday, September 23

Time: 1 to 4 pm

Where: McHugh House — 1515 Centre Street S

Admission: $65

Build Your Own Cell Phone Charger

What: In case your phone runs out of juice and you forgot your charger at home, you’ll find out how to put one together on your own!

When: Sunday, September 23

Time: 1 to 4 pm

Where: Light Up The World — 1121 14th Avenue SW

Admission: $75

Ecru Extraction

What: Find out exactly how Phil & Sebastian get the flavour that they’ve become so famous for.

When: Sunday, September 23

Time: 1 to 3 pm

Where: Phil & Sebastian — 618 Confluence Way 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

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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