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SEPTEMBER 16 - 20, 2015 

One of the world’s most original and eclectic spectacles of art, science and engineering, will erupt this September 16-20 when the third annual Beakerhead hits the streets and venues of Calgary, Alberta.

Look for mechanical creatures, multi-story art installations, famous and soon-to-be famous scientists and inventors, and performances by people and machines. 

The dose of quirky spectacle that is coming to be associated with this annual five-day event will include more than 60 events, including:

  • Station B: The hub and “playground for human ingenuity” at Fort Calgary, with a larger-than-life (fits 400 comfortably!) sandbox, and The Claw, a massive 30foot high version of the arcade-style crane game. Open daily from September 16 to 20.
  •  A String (Theory) of Incredible Encounters: A sequence of public engineered artworks from 17th Avenue SW, Inglewood, Victoria Park, East Village to Kensington and Downtown Calgary. Open daily from September 16 to 20.
  • Opening Night: An outdoor musical kickoff at Fort Calgary with GZA, science advocate and rapper with the Grammynominated group Wu-Tang Clan, on Wednesday, September 16.
  • The Gorgeous Molecule: A sublime food and cocktail lab experience in the historic Barron Building, on Thursday, September 17. 
  •  Four-to-Six: Encounters with creative and somewhat nerdy buskers on Stephen Avenue Walk after work and school on Wednesday, September 16 to Friday, September 18 of Beakerhead.
  •  Engineered Eats: Restaurants across the city delighting you with the science of eggs. Foam-topped gimlet, anyone? Daily from September 16 to 20.
  • Rock n’ Roll History of Space Exploration: The international premiere of a live visual and musical journey through space exploration! Two shows, September 17 and 18.
  • Beakernight: A massive street spectacle on a fourblock stretch of 10 Ave SW with fire-erupting skee ball, rocket ship crane rides, 3D projection musical parties and handson encounters with technology, on Saturday, September 19. 

These cultural encounters with science and engineering are brought to life by more than 100 collaborators. Check for the full rosters of free and ticketed events.