Skip to main content

.@Beakerhead - Beakerhead 2016 Program Launch🚀






Beakerhead 2016 program:  a science and art spectacle of unusual proportion

 From a robotic whale outfitted with sensory equipment to fire-breathing botany, Beakerhead is at it again with this year’s smash up of art, science and engineering, Wednesday, September 14 through Sunday, September 18.

The Calgary-born spectacle brings together more than 150 arts and engineering collaborators from across the globe to build, compete and exhibit interactive works of art and entertainment throughout city venues and public spaces.  Now in its fourth year, Beakerhead ‘s program promises to, once again, delight curious minds and allow cultural creativity to emerge.

“We like to think of it as a giant sandbox of human ingenuity – an experience where you learn by doing,” said CEO and co-founder, Mary Anne Moser.  “When you throw open the doors to science and engineering to a welcoming world of art and entertainment, a lot can happen.”

The Beakerhead line-up for 2016 stages over 65 mechanical sculptures, interactive street art, classrooms of creators, unexpected culinary delights, larger-than-life theatre and spectacular performances – all in five days.

And if that’s not enough, prepare for a night full of quirky surprises (of unusual proportion) in a massive outdoor gallery of art and engineering feats, like you’ve never seen before.  BEAKERNIGHT will illuminate the streets of Bridgeland on Saturday night with live music, beakerbar . . . and of course, the odd pedal-powered brain, can-crushing cow, ray gun rocket (or is it a UFO?), hamster wheel-powered tricycle and the international public premiere of Calgary’s own Blazin’ Lily Gals and their fire-breathing botany, to name a few.

Beakernight:  Saturday, September 17, 8:30 – 11:30 pm.

Beakerhead events take place indoors and out, and most are FREE.  Ticketed performances include: 



  • Torched: A secret warehouse that uses cold steel and hot fire for an unusual and exquisite dining experience, including blow-torched shanks and skateboard-churned ice cream.  Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 pm.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll History of Space Exploration: Back by popular demand, this part science, part rock ‘n’ roll live show, led by Jay Ingram, former host of Daily Planet on Discovery Channel, explores the scientific imagination and our quest to reach Mars. Two shows:  September 17, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
  • Love Lab:  The Darker Side of Relationships: Dr. Susan Boon from the University of Calgary and Dr. Stephen Yoshimura from the University of Montana, explore revenge in this animated evening, held in one of the world’s oldest love labs – a pub! Thursday, September 15, 8:00 pm
 Last year 112,000 people took part in Beakerhead, including 24,000 school students, all made possible through the generous support of community donors, corporate sponsors, and government funding.

“Beakerhead is a fantastic opportunity for Albertans and visitors to enjoy a celebration of imagination and innovation,” said Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism.  “We are proud to help support Beakerhead in its efforts to inspire local, national and international visitors, artists, engineers and scientists to come together to create a unique cultural experience.”

“Bringing art and science together to inspire innovation and creative thinking has a powerful role to play in our community,” said Gary Bunio, General Manager, Strategic Technology, Suncor. “Having an opportunity to support Beakerhead as they open the doors to science and engineering through a world of art and entertainment creates possibilities larger than any of us can imagine on our own.”

Beakerhead 2016 will take place in Calgary, September 14 – 18, 2016.  The preliminary event schedule can be found at beakerhead.com. Most events are free. Tickets for Rock ‘n’ Roll History of Space Exploration, Industrial Arts Culinary Event, and Love Lab: The Science of Revenge on sale now.  All other ticketed events go on sale in August. Please check the website for program updates and ticket sales.

Web:  www.beakerhead.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/beakerhead
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/beakerhead
Instagram:  www.instagram.com/beakerhead

Comments

Most Popular Post

Mouthwatering Food and Drink Trends at the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo // .@gfwe

Mouthwatering Food and Drink Trends to Keep an Eye Out For The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is back, celebrating its 23rd year

The world is coming to Toronto this November, as beer drinkers, food lovers, and wine connoisseurs come together to experience the best in each industry, at Canada’s biggest food and drink event.
“As creators of this fantastic show, we’re always on the lookout for the best new bites and beverages from across the world,” says Melanie Klie, Sales and Event Manager of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. “This year is all about those delectable cheeses, craft beer and homebrews, roses and sparkling toast, and innovative new whiskys. 
Running from November 16-19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Toronto staple will be back with more than 1,500 wines, beers, spirits and gourmet foods to experience. Journey around the globe with cooking pros, talk one-on-one with industry experts and taste the newest dishes, drinks and foodie trends everyone is raving about. Che…

.@adidasoriginals Originals by wings+horns FW17 / #adidasoriginals

adidas Originals by wings+horns FW17

Man Missing the top half of his Head Appears in a Mugshot

This is inmate #100087196, also known as Carlos Rodriquez, who was recently charged with Prostitution/Solicit another to commit. The mugshot which can still be found at miami.whosarrested.com/inmates/214613-carlos-rodriguez, a database of Florida arrests, has being stirring up allot of controversy because of the fact that the pictures look like a fake. It looks as if the picture is real, as we found a previous arrest mugshot that show Rodriquez with a beard. The police report, posted on the Miami New Times website, shows that cops wrote “half a head” in the form’s “unique physical features” box, after the man was arrested for trying to purchase “street slang for vaginal” for $80 from an undercover detective. Rodriquez has been arrested many times during his young 25 years of life for disorderly intoxication, solicitation of a prostitute, possession of weed, and burglary. "Can u really blame a man who has half a brain"

True Religion Launches The Great Revolt Capsule // .@TRUERELIGION

True Religion Launches The Great Revolt CapsuleTrue Religion launches The Great Revolt Capsule, a limited-edition military-inspired streetwear collection today on their website.  True Religion will host 3 concurrent exclusive global launch events for this collection in Hong Kong (10/16), London (10/18) and New York City (10/20). The world-wide celebration will conclude with a 2-day consumer-driven pop up in SoHo (10/21-10/23)
The 30-piece unisex collection balances a refined street aesthetic with militaristic uniformity. Armed with a lineup of limited edition wares including an oversized parka, reversible Sherpa jacket, and a wide leg cargo pant, the collection uses tactical design elements, such as muted color palettes, exaggerated pocket details, and raw edge hems to deliver a modern spin on conventional utilitarian. Prices range from $89 - $499 and will be available on True Religion's website from 10/16 until it sells out (http://www.truereligion.com/military.html)








True Religion …

.@adidas Originals | Winter AF 1.3 PK & AF 1.4 PK | Launch Pack

adidas Originals | Winter AF 1.3 PK & AF 1.4 PK | Launch Pack
 Inspired by the unpredictable weather conditions of winter, adidas Originals introduces two new silhouettes this season designed to stand up to whatever the colder season has to offer, without sacrificing visual effect.
 First up is the AF 1.3 PK, a high-top silhouette inspired by Germany’s elite tactical police unit, the GSG 9. The shoe blends modern aesthetics with a range of technical elements to create a striking silhouette with practical considerations. The shoe’s full Primeknit upper is structured by coated overlays for waterproofing, reinforced by a weather-resistant lining for protection against the elements. This is strengthened further by an insulation sock-liner and full-length lacing system, finished with embroidered 3-stripes marks and essential branding details. This is then placed atop a rugged hiking outsole for a perfect heavy-duty look.
 Accompanying the high-top iteration, the AF 1.4 PK translates th…

The Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century

We lost a great man yesterday to Brain Cancer, "Gord Downie" lead singer of The Tragically Hip, for all our international followers, he was like a John Lennon...
This was one of the many songs I use to listen to growing up "Ahead By A Century", I will share more of his work in the next coming days... 
- TONY-
WE MISS YOU GORD YOU WERE A STAPLE....

Rap Season presents MAJID JORDAN + SPECIAL GUEST at REBEL #TORONTO

Rap Season presents MAJID JORDAN With Special Guests Wednesday April 4th, 2018
REBEL
All-ages
Doors open: 8 p.m General Admission Tickets $34.50* and are available at ticketmaster.ca
Rap Season pre-sale available Wednesday October 18th at 12 p.m. until Thursday October 19th at 10 p.m.
Tickets for April 4th will go on sale to the public on Friday October 20th at 10 a.m Rap Season is proud to present Majid Jordan, at an all-ages event at REBEL on Wednesday April 4th. Majid Jordan is a Canadian R&B duo composed of Majid Al Maskati, 25, and Jordan Ullman, 21. In 2011, the Bahrain-born Majid met the Canadian-born Jordan while attending the University of Toronto. Bonding over a mutual passion for music, they started recording under the name GOOD People, releasing the afterhours mix tape.  Their chemistry yielded a powerful dynamic, with Jordan handling instrumentation and production and Majid assuming mic duties. Producer Noah “40” Shebib heard their music on Soundcloud in 2013 and invited them …

Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood's .@LyricaAnderson Album "Adia"

Exclusive Jewellery Event by Anne Sportun Fine Jewellery

YSL Beauty opens its first pop-up shop in Canada / Yves Saint Laurent

POP-UP SHOP TORONTO
THE BRAND’S FIRST EVER FREESTANDING SHOP IN CANADA
On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, YSL Beauty opens the doors of its very first pop-up shop in Toronto. The 1100-square-foot shop is housed in Square One shopping center until December 31st, right in time for the festive season.
YSL Beauty is breaking new ground with the opening of its first boutique in Canada with a mission to recruit millennials and immerse them in a young, edgy and luxurious world. With a storewide assortment of over 400 units, the pop-up shop includes a focus on YSL’s best-selling franchises within lips, face and fragrances, including the recently launched Tatouage Couture and Teint Encre de Peau All Hours.
A two-month beauty temple. The pop-up will let the Canadian beauty girls and boys experience one of the hottest brands of the moment. They will have exclusive first access to the latest limited editions, create their own personalized lip wardrobe, enjoy free makeup consultations, enjoy always-…