Beakerhead – Sponsored by The Camera Store

  By Evelyn Drake

The Camera Store is a proud sponsor of Beakerhead which is a Smash up of Art Science & Engineering. There is a ton of cool things to photograph or film around the city. It is a spectacle of unusual proportion, with mechanical sculptures, interactive street art, feats of creativity and engineering, larger-than-life theatre and spectacular performances. It takes place indoors and outdoors, and involves venues and public spaces throughout the city. Most events are free. Explore with abandon! Mark it on your calendars for Sept. 14-18.

Click here for more information including the schedule of events and to purchase tickets for select events. 

NEED AN EASY BUT DELIGHTFUL EVENING?

Choose an adult night out featuring a variety of themes or grab the kids for the best playdate ever!

Torched
Touch
Seven Wonderers
Science of the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Pop-up Puppet Studio

WANT SOME FUN ON A BUDGET?

Head down to Riverwalk and enjoy a leisurely stroll between a magical space ocean dweller and an extraterrestrial communications device. Find your zen with some yoga in the Sandbox of Human Ingenuity!

Saturnian
BASS Ship
Sandbox of Human Ingenuity

HAVE TIME IN THE MORNING?

Enjoy breakfast at one of the Engineered Eats restaurants and follow it up by checking out the immersive experience of Cloud 17 at Tomkins Park. Continue on your journey by visiting the baby bunnies at Central Memorial Park in their warren!

The Beltliner
Blue Star Diner
Cloud 17
Nibbles

HAVE TIME AFTER WORK?

Indulge your inner child or bring the kids to Four-to-Six on Stephen Ave Walk! Head over to Kensington for an Engineered Eats experience (or two!) and to try out Social Circuit, the interactive bench in Kensington. Make sure you visit Calgary’s first scaffold art on your way!

Four-to-Six
Social Circuit
Scaffold Art
Engineered Eats Restaurants

TRY A SUPER SATURDAY INTENSIVE!

Start your morning on the Riverwalk and stroll from Inglewood to Fort Calgary to East Village to Eau Claire, visiting some of Beakerhead’s biggest installations. Afterwards head up the Theatre Junction Grand for the 2 pm show of the Rock ‘n Roll History of Space Exploration! Fuel up with an Engineered Eats meal before heading to Bridgeland for the highly anticipated annual Beakernight!

Saturnian
Bass Ship
Message in a Bottle
Engineered Eats Restaurants
Rock ‘n Roll History of Space Exploration
Beakernight

SUNDAY FUNDAY!

Hop on your bikes or rent one from Hotel Arts and take in a unique workshop where you make something, like the perfect cookie!. Take in a matinee performance at ATP and then head to the Catharsis Catapult Competition as you bring your Beakerhead adventure to a close. But first, one last Engineered Eats meal for the road!

The Science of the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Women in Wartime
Catharsis Catapult Competition
Engineered Eats Restaurants

Evelyn Drake

Evelyn Drake

Evelyn Drake has been in the camera business since 2004. She has been involved in every aspect of The Camera Store's operations with a focus on marketing and event-based initiatives and recently began co-hosting our YouTube channel The Camera Store TV.