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Make a Night of it at Makers’ Night Out

July 19, 2016
Posted By: TELUS Spark

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is it?

Makers’ Night Out is a unique get-your-hands-dirty workshop for adults. This is an 18+ program run on the second Thursday of every month, running at the same time, but separately from Adults Only Night. The workshop themes vary from month to month but they all have one thing in common: you will make something with your hands. Come play with us and experiment with molecular gastronomy, cocktail science, coffee roasting and DIY apothecary. It’s a great idea for a date, friends’ night out or a solo adventure to learn a new skill and do some making. Workshops are kept small to ensure the best experience, so be sure to buy your ticket in advance.

What do I get for my money?

The full 90-minutes workshop is facilitated by stellar TELUS Spark staff. Your $30 workshop fee also includes all the ingredients to make all the evening’s concoctions. If you would like to check out Adults Only Night either before or after the workshop you can purchase both of these experiences in a combo ticket for $45 + GST.

Tips:

Get here early

With a full evening of Adults Only Night running at TELUS Spark at the same time, plan to be here early if you want to snag a spot in our lot, or take the CTrain to the Zoo station and walk over or if it’s super chilly outside catch our free shuttle bus to TELUS Spark.

Check in

When you arrive be sure to check in at the front desk so we know you’ve arrived.

Timing

You’ll want to be in the lobby at least five minutes prior to the start time of your workshop. If your workshop starts at 6:00 p.m., be there by 5:55 p.m. If your workshop starts at 8:30, be there by 8:25 p.m. If you’re part of the 8:30 workshop, chances are you’ll have to park in the overflow parking at the Zoo and catch the shuttle so be sure to leave 10-15 minutes for that.

Plan for a safe ride home

For a workshop like cocktail science, you’ll often get to experiment with two or three samplings of alcoholic beverages and may be swayed by enticing disco music/bar at Adults Only Night – be sure you have a safe ride home. The CTrain is a great option and you can always call for a cab from the front desk at TELUS Spark too. On that note, take it easy on the drinks before your Makers’ Night Out workshop begins, you’ll be operating some sciency-equipment and sharp tools, so don’t overdo it beforehand!

Wear comfy shoes

This is an interactive workshop! You’ll be the one creating something and that can sometimes mean standing for long periods of time. That being said, we know sometimes you can’t help but bust out your fanciest kicks, so we’ve got some child-sized stools for you to rest your weary feet.

Use the lockers

There are day lockers available just off the lobby and the café. They’re only $1.00 and you can use them for the entire length of your visit to store any jackets and personal items.

Hope to see you at the next Makers' Night Out!

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