Get ready for Beakernight

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Beakernight is tonight.

I was out this afternoon as the robots were getting set up for the music concert in East Village.  The kids will love it and so will the adults.  It all starts at 8pm and will cover the area around Olympic Plaza, East Village, the RiverWalk and Victoria Park.

What you will see tonight:

Come for the fun.  Stay for the dancing and party!!!

It will be a plethora of sensory overload!!!  How awesome is that!!

Remember also that tomorrow is the final day of Maker Faire YYC at Alberta College of Art and Design from 10:00am – 5:00pm (see http://www.makerfaireyyc.ca/)

Oh, oh, OH, Oh!!!

And the Catharsis Catapult is happening to see how far you can toss your crap (or your ex’s crap) using a catapult on the grounds of Fort Calgary between 1:00-3:00pm.

How much more awesome is when you put it all together!!!!  It might almost be as awesome as Nuit Blanche was last year!

Excitement galore

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This afternoon as part of Beakerhead there was a bunch of science buskers along Stephen Avenue Mall.  It is part of a program called Four to Six, and it will happen tomorrow after the work day between 4:00-6:00pm.

A couple highlights to look for:

  • Drivable furniture
  • Roaming scientists and laboratories – the one hosted by Telus Spark was very interesting and perfect for someone like me that has the attention span of a gnat.  I plan to write about it later.
  • Art cars.
  • Get your fortune told by a giant Chinese Fortune Cat (see picture above)
  • Giant motorized spider (see picture above)
  • Drummers drumming
  • Lego
  • A hand-held Theremin
  • Drinks and cocktails at Art Gallery of Calgary with the BassBus (see invitation in photo above)

It all adds up to an enjoyable way to end the work day.  If you have children bring them to work for the afternoon and then spend an hour or so visiting the various activities.  Or you if you are interested in someone at the office, invite them to join you after work and make a date ending up at the Art Gallery of Calgary.  It all adds up to a fun time where you can learn something new.

Another event to be aware of this weekend is the Calgary Mini Makers Faire.  It is kind of a big deal.  It started in California a number of years ago and it is finally here.  It will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Alberta College of Art and Design (1407 – 14 Avenue NW) located on the crest of the hill beside SAIT and the Jubilee Auditorium.  There is a C-Train Station located close by too – SAIT/ACA/Jubilee.  Tickets are selling briskly, so I would make an encouragement to purchase as soon as possible.  Prices are $15-20 daily or $27-37 for the weekend, children under 12 are free and can be purchased online at http://www.makerfaireyyc.ca/

For more info on Beakerhead and other activities planned for the weekend visit their website http://beakerhead.org