Calgary Telus Spark partnered with Beakerhead this year to bring adults an innovative one-night playground for arts and science.
On Sept. 11, the Telus Spark held its monthly Adults Only Night with a special theme to tie into the annual city-wide Beakerhead event.
“Every month we have special programming just for adults. This month’s theme is ‘Hack it,’ devising intelligent solutions,” said Cassandra Dicken, communications specialist at Telus Spark.
The night featured a live DJ, two bars, and a 3D printer that manufactured hors d’oeuvres made with goat cheese.
Special guests at the event included Lamborghini, the University of Calgary, and FESTO- a German automation and electrical engineering company that featured an automated jellyfish.
Colleagues, couples, and friends were gathered throughout the entire facility for a fun night out.
The whole centre boasted activities such as “creating your own water filtration system” and “cardboard city,” where adults could build art projects out of cardboard.
“I built a tree out of cardboard,” said Megan Donahey, a young professional who attended the event.
She and two friends started off their first experience as Telus Spark with a beer in hand while creating their own cardboard art project, while musical beats played in the background.
The special night was a precursor to the city-wide series of Beakerhead events, which ran for its second consecutive year from Sept. 10 – 14.
Throughout the Beakerhead festivities, Calgarians could take part in interactive workshops, engineered food tastings, robotic concerts, and a variety of educational programs that promote engineering, art and science.
Calgary Telus Spark hosts the Adults Only Night on the second Thursday of every month.