Past Calgary Event: VOL 36

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VOL 36

March 25, 2019
@ Vertigo Theatre

Ready for PKN 36?!

"?!" -- Interrobang -- it's the punctuation mark that combines the function of a question and an exclamation. Essentially, a shouted question. "You call that a hat?!"

What questions do PKNYYC's next ten speakers need to exclaim?! What keeps them curious?! What do they need to let out?!

Be part of the 'bang. Monday, March 25. 7:30 PM Show. Lobby and Bar Open at 6:30 PM. Vertigo Theatre.


Meet The Speakers:

  • Berson - Born in Fort McMurray, Alberta but moved to Calgary in 2016. Hobbies: Talking , exploring nature, building with Lego, ‘science’ in mom’s kitchen. Wishes his superpower would be running supper fast.
  • Joseph W. Windsor, PhD - Holding a PhD in linguistics, Joseph is President of the Language Creation Society, a knowledge translator and scientific writer, making Inflammatory Bowel Disease research accessible to the public.
  • Sarah Bannister - Sarah loves finding creative connections between the arts and the sciences, first studying plant science and theatre, and then science communication through theatre. Also fungi are super cool.
  • Skye Louis - Skye Louis is a Goan artist from Toronto who believes that art is a foundation for healing and liberation. Skye’s creative collaborations revolve around human connection, memory, grief, and hope.
  • Alexia Sabau - Calgary's resident Junior Reporter, oft featured online and hosting news features, Alexia is a 13-year-old who has spent a lot of time in front of the camera, including as a finalist on CBC's Canada's Smartest Person Junior.
  • Kat Thomas - Kat is a sex work activist who is working with Shift Calgary to produce a Safer Guide to Escorting. They own their own perfuming business, Evocatif Perfume, and volunteer part time with HIVCL.
  • Ian Kinney - A PKN alum, approaching ?! from a different viewpoint, Ian Kinney holds an MA in creative writing from the Department of English, University of Calgary. This bisexual settler poet lives in Calgary, and often cares for his family’s net-zero Kinnship House.
  • Katherine Ziff - Teaches social innovation and entrepreneurship at Mount Royal University and develops exhibits for museums and science centres. Katherine is passionate about punctuation and valiant failures.
  • Sarah Rankin - Sarah practices as a criminal defence lawyer at Sitar Milczarek in Calgary. She has an MA & a JD (Hons) from the University of Toronto. When she's not being a lawyer she pets her cat and eats snacks.
  • Jason Long - You probably remember him as Cowboy #3 in Silver Springs Elementary School’s 1980 production of "Roundup On The Moon".

?! will be hosted by Alyssa Bradac.




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

PechaKucha is an all ages show but we recommend it for 16+. We do not control speakers' content and as such, adult language or difficult images may be showcased. If you want to drink at the bar, you definitely need to be 18+; please bring ID and drink responsibly.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Vehicles: Street parking is free after 6 PM, $6 evening parking is available in the adjoined Calgary Tower parking lot. We definitely encourage carpooling.

Bikes: It's cold out but there're bike racks outside the venue.

Transit: The closest CTrain station is Centre Street Station which is two blocks directly north of the venue (Vertigo Theatre is in the basement of the Calgary Tower).


What can I bring into the event?

Friends, foes, lovers, strangers, people you want to hang out with.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


What's the refund policy?

Request a refund through Eventbrite and we'll deal with it as quickly as we can. Or, give your tickets to a friend.


Ticket Info

PechaKucha Night Calgary is part of a global community of PechaKucha Nights. Each time we host an event we pay forward $1 of every ticket sold to PKN HQ in Tokyo to help ensure PechaKuchas the world over can keep bringing communities together to share ideas.


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