From Beakerhead to #PandaliciousYYC, here’s what’s up this week in YYC.
September 19th-23rd at Various Times
Beakerhead converts Calgary into one big hands-on experiment. From September 19th to 23rd, explore more than ten larger than life jaw-dropping art and engineering installations. The interactive exhibits include three full blocks of open-air experimentation on 4th street, a human-sized hamster wheel, big-time science buskers and numerous artists and performers. Don’t miss Beakernight on the 22nd where fire, lasers, light and music come together to create science’s biggest street party.
2. Speed Dating
September 19th from 6pm-8pm
Bourbon Room, 341 10 Ave SW
Get off your couch and join us for Speed Dating. Spend the evening mixing and mingling with other singles. The women stay in the same seat and the men rotate. Each date lasts 4-5 minutes – it’s the perfect opportunity to practice your flirting skills while meeting new people. We collect your matches at the end of the night and will contact you with your matches the following day. This is so you don’t have the awkward phone number exchange at the end of the conversation. Your contact info is only shared with permission and if you have a match. Happy dating.
3. Man Enough YYC – Let’s Hit the Barre
September 20th from 7pm-8pm
Barre Body Studio Ramsay, 1202 20 Ave SE
Calling all dudes. If you love a good challenge, prepare to step outside your comfort zone and try a new fitness class. Man Enough YYC will be hitting the barre at Barre Body Studio Ramsay this week. Come discover what the classes are about and challenge yourself to grow your perspective, network with local business leaders and have a good laugh. Post-class, there will be a mandatory beer at a local brewery at Cold Garden where you can continue to mingle with new friends. Class is free with a suggested donation of a minimum of $10 to the studio so they can donate to a local charity.
4. Limbus Launch
September 21st from 6pm – 9pm
Yoga Nova Studio and Nova Coffee House
Live on Purpose. Come try this revolutionary workout that blends emotional wellness and high intensity movements through phases of connection, challenge, play and growth. Next, learn about the workout through listening to a brief overview by Limbus Founders MC & Darby. Then stay for champagne, elixirs, sampling and shopping with their vendor partners. Bring a yoga mat and workout clothes along with something to change into afterward. Clean indoor shoes are an option if you need the extra arch support.
5. Calgary Zoo Adult Night: Black and White Affair
September 20th from 6pm-11pm
The Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Dr NE
Dim the lights, the Calgary Zoo wants to party in black and white. Slip on your best black and white attire and spend time with the Giant Pandas after hours at the Zoo’s elegant adult only cocktail reception. Come learn more about these incredible bears and why they’re so important to the planet. Make sure you come photo ready so you and your date can take advantage of their conservation themed photo booth.
BONUS: The Locked Library
September 21st from 7pm-10pm
Central Library, 616 Macleod Tr SE
Prepare for an escape room science fiction themed experience on a massive scale. Bring your crew to solve puzzles throughout all six stories of the old Central Library and win your escape (and some bragging rights). Proceed support the Calgary Public Library Foundation.
BONUS: Visit the pandas at the Calgary Zoo
The Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Dr NE
Go visit the adorable pandas and grab some panda ice cream from Fiasco Gelato, delloR Ice Cream and UTCA Chimney Cakes. No judgement if you try all three. Snap a picture of your ice cream, post it to social and tag us (@datenightyyc), the Calgary Zoo (@thecalgaryzoo) and all three ice cream companies (@fiascogelato, @delloricecream and @utcachimneycakes) for your chance to win more delicious treats. Be sure to use the hashtag #pandaliciousyyc.