Beakerhead
EVERYONE WELCOME

BEAKERHEAD

The mosts spectacular outreach program a science centre could ever dream of!

WHEN

September 23-25, 2022

WHERE

Sept 23 - TELUS Spark 6:30 PM start

Sept 24-25 - Century Gardens, 8 Ave and 8 St SW, 12:00 noon start

Admission is free

Donations are appreciated

BEAKERHEAD IS BACK

Presented by Suncor, Beakerhead is restarting and is FREE! September 23-25 experience a smash-up of science, technology, engineering and art. Featuring Prosthesis, a 14-foot 4000-kilogram human powered racing exoskeleton, Sounds of Science, the Dark Arts Market, live artists, a roving circus, Speakers Corner, Beaker Bar, Beaker Eats, the beloved bunnies, a brain computer interface, tentacles, and more.

September 23 at TELUS Spark and September 24 -25 at Century Gardens in downtown Calgary located at 8 Ave and 8 St SW.

Check out the daily schedules below!

  • SEPTEMBER 23
  • TELUS SPARK

The opening event runs 6:30 - 11:00 PM and dives into the mash-ups of art and science. Enjoy the whole science centre. No tickets required to enter Spark. Parking is free.

PechaKucha runs from 7:30-9:30 PM and guests must reserve a ticket.

Reserve PechaKucha Tickets
  • SEPTEMBER 24
  • CENTURY GARDENS + DARK ARTS

Beakerhead is restarting the annual spectacle featuring Prosthesis, a 14-foot 4000-kilogram human powered racing exoskeleton, Sounds of Science, the Dark Arts Market, live artists, a roving circus, Speakers Corner, Beaker Bar, Beaker Eats, the beloved bunnies, a brain computer interface, tentacles, and more.

Dark Arts Market | 12:00 – 9:00 PM

All Ages Cold Garden Beaker Bar | 12:00 – 9:00 PM

Beaker Eats | 12:00 – 9:00 PM

Sound of Science | 3:00 PM

Prosthesis Demo | 3:30 PM

Cirque Nuit, Geodome + more

Dark Arts 18+ After Party | 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM | 18+ Ticketed Event | $15

Buy Dark Arts Tickets
  • SEPTEMBER 25
  • CENTURY GARDENS + DICKENS PUB

Dark Arts Market | 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Beaker Eats | 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Yoga | 1:00 PM

Reading with Royalty | 2:00 PM

Prosthesis Demo | 3:30 PM

Sounds of Science | 3:00 PM

Cirque Nuit, Geodome + more

Dickens Pub | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Dickens Pub

BEAKERHEAD 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

  • SEPTEMBER 23
  • TELUS SPARK

PECHAKUCHA

PechaKucha is the Japanese word for chit chat and TELUS Spark is going to come alive with chit chat September 23 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. This unique storytelling format gives presenters 20 slides played automatically for 20 seconds each with a total run time of 6 minutes and 40 seconds in which to tell their story.

Location: 220 St. George's Drive NE

Reserve your seat
  • SEPTEMBER 23
  • TELUS SPARK

HACK THE HOUSE

Beakerhead welcomes creators, artists, technology fiends and engineering enthusiasts to the unveiling of its newest program; Hack-the-House. This collaborative challenge empowers teams of creators 14+, supported by a panel of experts, to bring creativity and engineering skills together and ‘hack’ a piece of used household furniture into a sustainably powered machine. September 23 from 6:30 - 11:00 PM.

Location: 220 St. George's Drive NE

  • SEPTEMBER 24 - 25
  • CENTURY GARDENS

BEAKERHEAD

Featuring Prosthesis, guests can expect to enjoy the some of the traditional Beakerhead favourites such as the luminary bunnies and octopus tentacles, and local performances.

Location: 8 Ave and 8 St SW

  • SEPTEMBER 24-25
  • CENTURY GARDENS

PROSTHESIS FROM EXOSAPIEN TECHNOLOGIES

Prosthesis, is the premier activation of Beakerhead, and will strut its stuff starting at 3:30 PM at Century Gardens, located at 8 Ave and 8 St SW. Prosthesis was a research and development initiative focused on bringing the dream of giant-powered mech suits to life.

Location: 8 Ave and 8 St SW

  • SEPTEMBER 24
  • THE DARK ARTS

DARK ARTS AFTER PARTY

Beakerhead loves a good party and this one is going to be a burner. Let the mood masters of The Dark Arts transport you to another world. A mesmerizing world of culinary creations, captivating cocktails, transformative art, feisty fashion and kicking music. Step through the door and step into the mystery of The Dark Arts. 18+

Location: The Dark Arts, 838 11 Ave SW

Buy tickets
  • SEPTEMBER 25
  • DICKENS PUB

DICKENS PUB WRAP PARTY

Join Jay Ingram and the Beakerhead Band at Dickens Pub to celebrate Beakerhead 2022 and the people who brought it to life. Builders, makers, game players, artists, scientists and engineers will take you behind the scenes of their creations and the band will rock the house. Admission is free and 18+.

Location: 1000 - 9th & 9th Avenue SW

Dickens Pub

2022 restarts the engines for a spectacular 10th anniversary in 2023!

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Keeping Beakerhead’s community connections vibrant and accessible requires support. Support that allows Beakerhead to continue making space for local artists, presenters, creators and innovators. Support that ensures stability for the community where the smash-up mash-up of art and technology are rooted in science, the power of art, collaboration, boundary-breaking ideas and social good. Join Beakerhead and help ensure community continues, thrives, grows, and opens doors for all.

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