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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 –
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.

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.

You Can Unlock Tickets to Opening Night For At-Promise Youth

What’s hard?
Getting check-mate in five moves (or less)!

What’s easy?
Getting people to be a part of the ruckus called Beakerhead.

Beakerhead is a sandbox for human ingenuity.
Jump in, friends, and bring someone else.

As soon as 500 people sign up for a volunteer shift at Beakerhead, 50 opening night tickets will be unlocked for Wood’s Homes so adolescents “at-promise” can get inspired by GZA of Wu-Tang Clan. He is a champion of science education!

Target deadline is August 15!

Sign in here as a new volunteer and then pick your shift.

Existing volunteers, login and then pick your shift.