BEAKERHEAD 2017

Where Calgary - - ENTERTAINMENT - —Michaela Ritchie

From Septem­ber 13 to 17, sci­ence, art, and engi­neer­ing will com­bine forces to put on a city­wide spec­ta­cle to de­light the in­ven­tor in all of us. En­ter­ing its fifth year of ex­plo­ration, Beakerhead is a fes­ti­val of art­fully en­gi­neered dis­plays and in­ter­ac­tive labs through­out Cal­gary — merg­ing se­ri­ously cool sci­ence with mu­sic, food, and even fire shows to syn­the­size the per­fect fu­sion of en­ter­tain­ment and ed­u­ca­tion.

At­ten­dees are in­vited to try out En­gi­neered Eats at restau­rants across down­town, test their nose at the Scent Bar, and wit­ness the majesty of a gi­gan­tic fire-breath­ing Ser­pent Mother. Beakerhead is also cel­e­brat­ing an­other mile­stone: Canada 150. In a toast to an­other cen­tury and a half of in­no­va­tion, the ex­hibits in this year’s free Snakes and Lad­ders seg­ment will all cen­ter around the ups and downs of in­ven­tion — in­clud­ing Canada’s own. The fes­ti­val will also show­case works from great minds across the coun­try this year, in­clud­ing First Na­tions groups, who will lend their knowl­edge to ex­hibits such as Sky­be­ings, the Seven Won­der­ers, and Cook­ing in the Arc­tic. Other ex­hibits come from as far away as Mon­treal, San Fran­cisco, and Mars! (beakerhead.com)

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