Video: What’s In the Petri Dish?!

On September 16, 2015, the third year of Beakerhead exploded with hundreds of photons and science advocate and Grammy-winning rapper, GZA, Canadian astronaut, David Saint-Jacques, and Canadian broadcaster, Jay Ingram.

Directed by: Jarett Sitter – www.jaretts.com
Edited by: Cody Giles, Jarett Sitter
Videographers: Erik Johnston, Cody Giles, Jarett Sitter, JJ Westbury, Ashley Ohman
Aerial Videography: Matthew Allen
Music: Smalltown DJs – See Thru feat. Lisa Lobsinger
Event Art Direction by Kate Newby

Check out images from Opening Night with GZA by the Beakerhead Photo Crew. Top photo by Brett Morrison.

Catharsis Catapult Competition

Deliberately Destructive

Beakerhead winds down by winding up the most delightful catapults built! Teams as small and four and as large as a mini-brigade will design and build catapults with the intention of tossing love-to-hate items, whether a gang of Barbie dolls or a box of an ex’s stuff. As far as design goes, the quirkier the better!

The competition is free to the public and promises to be both a great tension release for competitors and the audience. Bring your own chair or picnic blanket. Food trucks on site.

For more information and to participate, e-mail catapult@beakerhead.com

 

 

Station B

A PLAYGROUND FOR HUMAN INGENUITY!

Sandbox of Human Ingenuity: The world’s most ingenious sandbox is Beakerhead’s gathering hub and playground for 2015.

The Claw: What’s the best possible giant-size toy to go with a giant sandbox? The Claw! Pay to play.

Beakerstreet: While the big and little kids are playing, some people will want to bring the feeling of Beakerhead home. Click here to find out the vendors, including a special collection of Limited Edition Beakerhead Prints.

Open to the public September 17 – 20

ROLL UP YOUR CUFFS!

DAILY ACTIVITIES AT STATION B

Wednesday, September 16

  • Opening Night with GZA from Wu-Tang Clan | 7:00 – 11:00 pm BUY TICKETS

Thursday, September 17, 1:00 – 8:00 pm open to the public

  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Chaos and Order DROP IN
  • 5:30 – 8:00 pm – Live music from 50 Days YYC DROP IN

Friday, September 18, 1:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am – Happiness Hour: Yoga in the Sand BUY TICKETS
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Speakerhead in the Sand DROP IN
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm – Live music from 50 Days YYC DROP IN

Sunday, September 20, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Water, Water Everywhere … and on Your Head DROP IN
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Catharsis Catapult Competition DROP IN

Smart Beakers Puppet Workshop

Transform an ordinary beaker into an animated companion by learning about pupating mechanics to create blinking eyes. Your puppet can be as intelligent as you are brave enough to make it!

Limited to 25 participants for ages 4+ (please note that children and teens must participate with an adult or senior). Presented as part of WP Puppet Theatre‘s Puppet Pop-Up series. 

Cost:
  • Adults: $15 + GST
  • Children (4-12): $15 + GST
  • Youth (13-19) and Seniors (55+): FREE (need to register on Eventbrite)
  • Registration at the door: $20 if not sold out
This event was listed as free in the print program guide, however the cost is $15 for adults and children to cover materials. We apologize for any confusion.

Station B

A PLAYGROUND FOR HUMAN INGENUITY!

Sandbox of Human Ingenuity: The world’s most ingenious sandbox is Beakerhead’s gathering hub and playground for 2015.

The Claw: What’s the best possible giant-size toy to go with a giant sandbox? The Claw! Pay to play.

Beaker street: While the big and little kids are playing, some people will want to bring the feeling of Beakerhead home.

Open to the public September 17 – 20

ROLL UP YOUR CUFFS!

DAILY ACTIVITIES AT STATION B

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am – Happiness Hour: Yoga in the Sand BUY TICKETS
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Speakerhead in the Sand DROP IN

Sunday, September 20, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Water, Water Everywhere … and on Your Head DROP IN
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Catharsis Catapult Competition DROP IN

Station B

Sandbox of Human Ingenuity: The world’s most ingenious sandbox is Beakerhead’s gathering hub and playground for 2015.

The Claw: What’s the best possible giant-size toy to go with a giant sandbox? The Claw! Pay to play.

Beakerstreet: While the big and little kids are playing, some people will want to bring the feeling of Beakerhead home. Click here to find out the vendors, including a special collection of Limited Edition Beakerhead Prints.

Open to the public September 17 – 20

ROLL UP YOUR CUFFS!

DAILY ACTIVITIES AT STATION B

Wednesday, September 16

  • Opening Night with GZA from Wu-Tang Clan | 7:00 – 11:00 pm BUY TICKETS

Thursday, September 17, 1:00 – 8:00 pm open to the public

  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Chaos and Order DROP IN
  • 5:30 – 8:00 pm – Live music from 50 Days YYC DROP IN

Friday, September 18, 1:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am – Happiness Hour: Yoga in the Sand BUY TICKETS
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm – Speakerhead in the Sand DROP IN
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm – Live music from 50 Days YYC DROP IN

Sunday, September 20, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Water, Water Everywhere … and on Your Head DROP IN
  • 2:00 – 5:00 pm – Catharsis Catapult Competition DROP IN

Opening Night with GZA

 

Gather your friends and family for a musical blast-off of Beakerhead 2015 where the audience will be lounging in a 6,400-square-foot sandbox.

Your guests for the evening? Science advocate and rapper GZA of the Grammy-nominated Wu-Tang Clan, alongside a Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques… talk about personifying a smash up of art, science and engineering!

After a 25-minute “countdown” filled with music, drumming and pyrotechnics, you’ll be part of launching a Beakerhead 2015! The party continues after sunset with Smalltown DJ’s. Proudly presented by Shaw.

Gates open at 7:00pm with showtime 7:30 pm

Please note that the event is outdoors in a sandbox, so consider Calgary’s unique weather and walking in a sandbox when deciding your clothing and footwear. All are welcome; recommended for ages 14 and up.

THE CLAW, what?!

The Claw is a 30-foot crane game that is being designed by some incredibly talented structural engineers based in Calgary for Beakerhead 2015. Everyone involved is excited to bring together a unique project that will be unveiled this September 16 to 20 at Station B in Fort Calgary, and the team want to share this experience with you!

So starting today, the T3rr0rByte13’s HobbyWare.org will be documenting the entire build of The Claw for you to enjoy. Beakerhead is stoked to be able to share in this experience to pull-off a challenging concept (in both build and playing!).

Click here for full story

HBO Brazil parties with Beakerhead

HBO Brazil visited Alberta and detoured to Beakerhead 2014 to take in the Periodic Table ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room experience with Sustainival and Chef Nicole Gomes at Fort Calgary, El Pulpo Mecanico in Inglewood, and the League of Extraordinary Albertans‘ “A Taste of that Thing in the Desert” event at containR in Sunnyside.

Eating the Periodic Table

Doing loops in this month’s Wonderment of Beakerhead 2014: Photo Recap is of course The Periodic Table.

In 2014, hundreds got to dine on the Periodic Table — Canada’s first sustainable energy ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room. It may have been snowing (remember Snowtember?!), cold or muddy, but that didn’t deter people from enjoying a multi-course meal based on the Periodic Table created by esteemed Calgary chef Nicole Gomes and the views atop a gently rotating wheel. It was both lovely and guilt-free… the ride was powered with used cooking oil from downtown restaurants using Sustainival‘s conversion technology.

Delighting diners was also a mechanical installation, entitled Invasion of the Space Ponies, by local artist, Lisa Brawn.

Thanks again to Fort Calgary for housing the ferris wheel, and Sustainival, Boom Goes the Drum, The Rocket House, Absolut Canada, Big Rock Brewery, Lisa Brawn, local Calgarian bands, like Jocelyn & Lisa, and of course, Chef Nicole Gomes (we’re still dreaming of the cotton candy desert!).

Jocelyn & Lisa and an astronaut groupie. Photo by: Curtis Anderson
Jocelyn & Lisa and an astronaut groupie. Photo by: Curtis Anderson
Hon Joan Crockett and co-founder Jay Ingram. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Hon Joan Crockett and co-founder Jay Ingram. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Chef Nicole Gomes. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Chef Nicole Gomes. Photo by Neil Zeller Photography
Invasion of the Space Ponies by Lisa Brawn. Photo by Kelly Hofer Photography
Invasion of the Space Ponies by Lisa Brawn. Photo by Kelly Hofer Photography

Top photo by: Life Unscripted Photography by Jackie Ho

 

Click here to see more photos

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table is Canada’s first sustainable energy ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room. The 16-bucket wheel gently rotates while diners are treated to a multi-course molecular gastronomy meal created by esteemed Calgary chef Nicole Gomes, a contestant on Top Chef Canada.

Enjoy both a lovely view and a guilt-free conscience. This ride is powered with used cooking oil from downtown restaurants. Bon appetite!

Minimum height 36 inches with an adult or 48 inches unaccompanied on carriage.

The Periodic Table seatings are 12:00 (noon), 12:30, 1:00, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 pm between September 11 to September 13

SOLD OUT

The Periodic Table

The Periodic Table runs September 11 to 13

Canada’s first sustainable energy ferris-wheel-turned-dining-room

Your hosts … are an astronaut and a robot.

A MENU BY AN AWARD-WINNING CHEF
Begin with a cocktail or two in the Good Chemistry Lounge – anyone for an Absolut Vodka Sno Cone or a Big Rock Beer?
Then, take in one of the most creative menus you can imagine, creatively engineered and presented by Chef Nicole Gomes, Top Chef Canada contestant. Click here for the menu

GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
All proceeds from the Periodic Table sales go to Beakerhead, a registered charity whose mandate is to advance education at the crossroads of art, science and engineering.

SURROUNDED BY MUSIC AND RIVER
You’ll enjoy a gentle ride on the ferris wheel for the main course.

TAKE IN A TOUR
of Sustainival’s Flower Power that converts used cooking oil from downtown Calgary restaurants to biodiesel to fun the ferris wheel.

INTERACT WITH ART
at Lisa Brawn’s mechanical horses art installation, Invasion of the Space Ponies.

CUDDLE UP
The weather will be gorgeous.
And if it’s not, we have blankets and patio heaters to keep you toasty.

The Periodic Table seatings are 12:00 (noon), 12:30, 1:00, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 pm between September 11 to September 13 – Lunch duration is 1 hour and dinner duration is 1 1/2 hours.

Minimum height 36 inches with an adult or 48 inches unaccompanied on carriage.