September 17, 7 - 11 p.m.
Bridgeland, McDougall Road NE
Prepare for a night full of quirky surprises in a massive outdoor gallery of art and engineering. Beakernight will illuminate the streets of Bridgeland with interactive works and performances, live music (including UCalgary Cumming School of Medicine alum, Dr. Raj Bhardwaj and Dr. Darren Markland), the Beakerbar, just to name a few.
THE SANDBOX FOR HUMAN INGENUITY
Fort Calgary, 750 9 Avenue SE
September 14 - 18
The world's most unbounded sandbox is back! Robots and humans of all ages are invited to go on an archaeological dig, bring a picnic or just roll up your sleeves and get sandy. This ingenious programming is supported by the Schulich School of Engineering.
Dining is a whole new experimental experience when chefs and bartenders become scientists. University of Calgary researcher from the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Paul Gordon, recruited 24 restaurants to ensure that Beakerhead goers have something to eat and drink that's as creative as the art they are taking in.
September 14 - 16, 4 - 6 p.m.
Stephen Avenue between 1 Street SE and 3 Street SW
The Biological Sciences Graduate Student's Association presents "Petri Dish Picasso" and "Let's Talk Science" from the Faculty of Science will be present on Stephen Avenue to engage with the public in a variety of science, engineering and art activities.
Friday, September 16, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Performance Hall at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, 850 4 Street SE
Some say science holds the greatest adventure stories on earth - in the hands of the right storytellers! This evening of sparkling storytelling will take you to the frontlines of science - seven stories with music to match - all brought to life by researchers, broadcasters and brilliant minds. Kory Czuy, a PhD candidate at UCalgary, wonders why math is such a dreaded and acceptably unattainable subject when it is created, taught and practised by human beings with senses, feelings and culture. Listen to her work on sensual mathematics and the way math could be a more positive experience, especially within Aboriginal communities.
ROCK 'N ROLL HISTORY OF SPACE EXPLORATION
Saturday, September 17, two shows 2 and 7 p.m.
Theatre Junction Grand, 608 1 Street SE
Join Jay Ingram and his band, the Cosmonauts, on a visual and musical journey through an era when the idea of space exploration was only a dream. Those dreams created the space age and have indeed come true. Meet a real astronaut, and current Chancellor of the University of Calgary, Dr. Robert Thirsk, at the 7 p.m. show.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
September 14 - 18
Eau Claire Market
Here's a location that lights up as you explore! A giant eight-foot Lite Brite-inspired toy illuminates your best pixel art, while a quadrant maze tests your sense of direction. Sarah Hewitt, PhD graduate in neuroscience at UCalgary, is one of the site leads. Please stop by and say hi!
ADVENTURES IN SCENT SCIENCE
September 16, 6 -8 p.m.
Kent of Inglewood, 1319 9 avenue SE
Take a fragrant journey into the captivating world of perfumes and scent science. Learn how your olfactory system work with your brain to recognize smells. Sarah Hewitt, PhD graduate in neuroscience at UCalgary and UCalgary alum Josephine Tsang, named as one Chatelaine Magazine’s “80 Amazing Canadian Women in Watch” will help you understand scent at the molecular level.