Beakerhead continues in Calgary, War Horse is on at the Jubilee and the YYComedy Festival enters its second year. Here are your arts and entertainment picks for the weekend. 

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Beakerhead, a five day smash-up of science, engineering and culture, is taking place in Calgary right now, with events through Sunday.

The citywide interactive movement features the world's first robot band, a visit by commander Chris Hadfield, outdoor artwork and late-night lab experiments — and, of course, there’s a food component as well.

Engineered Eats (and drinks) brings the city a whole new experience when chef and bartender play scientist.

This weekend, Calgarians can explore special molecular cocktails and specially engineered edibles at Beakerhead’s participating bars and restaurants, including downtownfood, Candela Lounge, Mango Shiva, Charcut, Muse, Raw Bar and Taste.


Chef Duncan Ly’s Tom Yum bubble tea soup with coconut pearls, tomato caviar, B.C. spot prawns and clams — available during Beakerhead at Raw Bar. (Courtesy Neil Zeller Photography)

You can also catch Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre’s premiere of an original play called i-Robot Theatre at Artbox. The show integrates cutting-edge technology to create a live sci-fi performance.

Various times this weekend.

Various venues across the city.

War Horse

The award-winning show War Horse is on now at the Jubilee, presented by Broadway Across Canada. This show is a spectacle — with life-size and truly life-like puppets portraying the horses in the performance. The show chronicles the life of one horse named Joey — and his owner's quest to be reunited with him during World War I.

Saturday at 2 p.m .and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Southern Jubilee Auditorium.

YYComedy Fest

YYComedy Festival continues this weekend.

On Saturday night, the Canadian Champs of Comedy Show will feature six comedians who have all won best stand-up act at the Canadian Comedy Awards.

The Champs of Comedy show is happening at the Boyce Theatre at Stampede Park.

Award-winning improv troupes and comedians will be performing at different shows over the weekend.

Various times this weekend.

Various venues across the city.

With files from Julie Van Rosendaal