Spark After Dark: Beyond the Rainbow
Spark After Dark (18+)

Beyond the Rainbow!

Adults only. A night of science, music, food, drinks and fun!

DATE

June 10, 2022

WHEN

6:00 - 11:00 PM (MT)

COST

Admission $26
Included in Spark membership

AGES

Adults Only 18+
Must have valid photo ID

Let's Go Beyond the Rainbow!

Hey besties! Spark After Dark is back, back, back again with another night of fabulousness and science (of course). Grab your best squirrel friends and come explore the intersections of gender and sexuality, with talks from partners like Calgary Pride, and Centre for Sexuality. Spark has partnered with local organizations to bring you an opulent night of workshops, talks, delicious eats and so much more.

Beyond the Rainbow will be hosted by Kylee Roman (she/her), an experienced event host with gigs including burlesque shows, drag performances, boat shows and even Calgary Pride!

What can you expect from an 18+ night at the science centre?

  • Cheer on local drag performers as they sashay & shantay down the runway!
  • Snatch some amazing hand-crafted goodies from the queer creators market.
  • Pull out your most vibrant looks & express your true colourful self, this is no monochrome event folks.
  • Shantay you stay and enjoy full bar service, featuring the night's speciality cocktail & themed snacks.
  • Paws click-clacking about, it's adorable furry friends from PALS (Pet Access League Society)!
  • Channel your inner glamazon and show it on the outside with face & body painting.
  • Tell them who you really are with the pronoun button maker!
  • Break it down on the dance-floor to music from DJ Chris Brennan.
  • The entire science centre is open for adults-only!

Spark Memberships for Adults and Students

During Spark After Dark, Spark Members receive all kinds of perks like free parking and admission to events, as well as a 15% discount at the Spark Eatery, Astronaut Ice Cream and the Spark Store! Buy a Spark Membership here, and always have exclusive access to science!

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FEATURED EVENTS & PERFORMANCES

  • LOCATION
  • FEATURE GALLERY

Fabulous Drag Performances, hosted by Queen Valerie Hunt

Cheer on local drag performers as they sashay down the Emerald City Runway! Catch performances by some of Calgary's best drag artists, including Osmos Cis Cosmo. This is a show you do not want to miss!

  • LOCATION
  • FEATURE GALLERY

Treat yo'self at the Queer Creators Market

Grab yourself some amazing handmade goods from local queer creators and support local businesses! Shop everything from cookies, art, clay dish-ware, jewelry, PUPPETS, and so much more.

  • LOCATION
  • FETAURE GALLERY

Maven Movement Dancing

Maven Movement is a professional dance company with dancers in varying expertise, they have performed at Calgary Pride, The Coors Light Mystery Mansion, Lilac Festival, The Taboo Show and various events throughout the city. They cannot wait to perform for you at Spark After Dark!

  • LOCATION
  • ATRIUM

Pole Dancers

Prepare to be gooped and gagged over the incredible pole dancing skills of these local performers!

  • LOCATION
  • BRAINASIUM

Food Trucks

Fill your belly with some delicious eats from local food faves, Jane Bond BBQ, Dog Father Hot Dogs and Calgary Mini Donuts!

  • LOCATION
  • EVERYWHERE

Play with PALS

Pet Access League Society (PALS) provides Pet Visitation Therapy to over 60 facilities in the City of Calgary. Boost those serotonin receptors in your brain by playing with these adorable fur-friends all night long!

FEATURED TALKS & SPEAKERS

  • CANCELLED

**Unfortunately Gabe A’tugwewinu Calderón (they/them, kiin/wiin) will not be able to join us at Spark After Dark.

A fusion of education and poetry, exploring contemporary storytelling of the historical and current roles that two spirit people carry within the community. From drag performing to traditional grass dancing to timelines and poetry rhymes!

  • LOCATION
  • INFINITY DOME

Intersectionality in the Pride Movement and Storytelling with Sumit Munjal (He/Him/ They)

8:15 - 8:45 PM Have you ever wondered what intersections you acquire through your lived experiences? This talk delivers insight into varying identities, including diversity in race, religion, disability, relationship styles, sexual orientation, and gender identity, based on presenters' intersection(s) from Calgary Pride.

  • LOCATION
  • INFINITY DOME

Empowering Physical Spaces with Kerrie Green (She/Her)

6:15 - 6:45 PM Explore the intersection of the relationship of space, gender, gender-based violence and disaster impacts. There is a notable trend of gender-based violence rates increasing against women following disasters. Come see how acknowledging and integrating the gendered experience of space can help empower women in our communities and help us all to be safer, happier and more resilient!

  • LOCATION
  • EARTH & SKY GALLERY

Naloxone Training

with Monica Dickson (She/Her)

Presentation times: 10-minute presentation every 15 minutes.

Calgary, as well as the rest of Canada, has been truly devastated by the unprecedented number of opioid poisonings and related deaths. Learn about opioid poisoning (overdose) recognition and response and get a free Naloxone Kit. We recommend all community members have naloxone and know how to use it - just one kit can save a life.

  • LOCATION
  • CKM

Onsite Testing

Come see our team of harm reduction nurses and outreach staff for free walk-in testing for:

Chlamydia

Gonorrhea,

Syphilis,

HIV,

Hepatitis C

As well as Harm Reduction Supplies including: HIV Self-Testing Kits

  • LOCATION
  • CREATIVE KIDS MUSEUM (CKM)

Safer Sex Studio: Safer Sex Supplies & Sex Jeopardy Games throughout the evening 

7:00 PM – Shifting the Sex Work Story with Hanako Rodgers (they/them)

7:30 PM – Condoms: What to Know Before You Go! with Lula Blue (she/her)

8:00 PM – Lubricate Your World with Karyn Jackson (she/her)

8:30 PM – Shifting the Sex Work Story with Hanako Rodgers (they/them)

9:00 PM – Condoms: What to Know Before You Go! with Lula Blue (she/her)

9:30 PM - Lubricate Your World with Karyn Jackson (she/her)

**Unfortunately Two Spirit Storytelling with Gabe A’tugwewinu Calderón (they/them, kiin/wiin) has had to be cancelled.

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