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)