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Lake Ridge @ Tall Oaks Community Center
Feb 20, 2010


Sheffield @ The Chimney House, Kelham Island
Apr 22, 2010


Kyoto @ UrbanGuild
Sep 19, 2014


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Apr 19, 2016


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Apr 20, 2016


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Feb 22, 2017


Bozeman @ The Ellen Theatre
Mar 23, 2017

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Damn Fine Bourbon

@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Conor O'Driscoll discusses the origins of bourbon and what it really is. He then moves on to talk about the common components of bourbon. Finally, he goes into excruciating detail on how to make really good bourbon.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 2, 2013.

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It Comes in Whispers

@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

"I was driven by this insane inner urge to do something...the only way to deal with it was to abandon myself."

Based in Paris since 2012, Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In 'It Comes in Whispers', from PechaKucha Night BeirutVol. 21. he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes.Little whispers, great ideas!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2015. It was featured again on November 16th, 2015 in a show of solidarity with the cities of Paris and Beirut who, over the weekend, both experienced harrowing tragedies.

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Rockin' in the Free World

@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"We learned so many lessons, not just about playing on the stage but also about each other. We learned how very strong our friendship is compared to others."

Local rocker and bassist for the independent Tokyo-based 3-piece band "Tits, Tats, and Whiskers", Astrid Sison shares some of the trials, tribulations, wonders, and joys of fearlessly rocking the stage, self-recording and releasing, touring the world, and being a part of a band of friends with a shared musical vision. Sison's charisma comes through as she touches on the hard work and passion that she and her bandmates pour into their musical aspirations. No doubt, these rockers are living the dream!

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Double Jeopardy... or Double Indemnity... or Something...

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 26, 2016

Jonathan Eagle describes a memorable weekend... a journey... and the aftermath... all thanks to a bottle of whiskey.

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From Barrel to Bottle

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Will Drucker is a sustainability practitioner and whiskey lover. At PechaKucha Night NYC, Will takes us through the history and process of whiskey making - from the tree to the bottle!

Will is devoted to building businesses that support the circular economy. Will hails from the cities and farms of the Midwest. College took him to Vermont where he studied neuroscience and deepened his love for the natural world. Will can't resist music, birds, biking, good food and adventure.

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The story of Nikka Whiskey

@ VOL 3 ON MAY 13, 2018


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The Infinity Bottle

@ VOL 0 ON OCT 31, 2018

Mike Renaud is the Founder the integrated creative studio Varyer, and was Vice President and Creative Director of Pitchfork for a decade. In his PechaKucha presentation Mike reflects on the bond between him and his father and the Infinity Bottle.

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PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 3

Champaign-Urbana is having its PechaKucha Night Vol. 4 tonight (July 30), so to put you in the mood here's a look at this past April's Vol. 3, courtesy of organizer Christina Tapp. Third time's a charm! Champaign-Urbana's PechaKucha Night Vol. 3 was held in April at the ever-so-accommodating Canopy Club. The anticipated event, held during our annual Boneyard Arts Festival, featured local spinner DJ Mertz and boasted over 350 people. Environment designer and rockin' emcee Andy Warfel jumpstarted the show into high gear and kept it rolling along with his trademark laid-back humor. 1. Our first presenter, Thorsten Bösch (who also happens to be, ahem, one of the PKN Chicago co-organizers) started off the night with interactive, collaborative light painting. 2. Artist, mural painter, educator, and curator Glen Davies talked about his travels with circuses and carnivals, as well as his exhibits in museums and galleries across the country. 3. Fishing With Dynamite presented on being Champaign-Urbana's only professional comedy troupe. Best of all? They also provided hilarious entertainment for the after party! 4. Kevin Coulton, co-founder of software and trans-media design start-up Doomlaser, talked about the relationship between graphic arts and mathematics. 5. Songwriter Paul Kotheimer sang two songs—including the ever-popular "31 True Facts About My Girlfriend"—and discussed his music label Hand Made Records. 6. Andy Borbely discussed his journey from Ivy Leaguer to bar manager to whiskey connoisseur, providing his special libations at the bar (mmmmm!). 7. Joel Gillespie, representing Champaign-Urbana's Bike Project, presented on how the organization educates and empowers the community with a welcoming space for bike repair, maintenance, and safety. 8. Architect Stewart Hicks showed us the way he thinks about the design of building and spaces—mixing the real and imaginary, combining existing structure with high-concept modern additions to create buildings that are works of art in their own right. 9. Chocophile Daniel Schreiber talked about his company, Flatlander Chocolate (one of only a handful of bean-to-bar chocolate companies in the U.S.) and discussed how eating chocolate should be treated as an event, just like sipping wine (or whiskey!). 10. Special guest presenter and fashion designer Ping Wu (from Project Runway) flew in from New York to talk about fulfilling her dream as a designer—and how her friends in Champaign-Urbana helped to foster that dream. 11. Entrepreneurial mastermind Matt Gornick discussed his commitment to building solutions based on what customers really want. 12. Sculptor—and aspiring naturalist—Chris Berti discussed ways he finds the beauty in the not-so-obvious aspects of nature and art. Just wait until PKN Vol. 4—it's an outdoor event, taking place OUTSIDE at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, July 30! Photographs by Wallo Villacorta and Thorsten Bösch.

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5 days away!!!

(photo courtsey of the Cleveland Museum of Art) On this coming Friday, October 4th, the 20th PechaKucha Night Cleveland is going to take over the Atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art as we join MIX:Muse for a Friday evening of art, discussion and cocktails! Four reasons you don’t want to miss this event: PechaKucha is going to be amazing in the beautiful new atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art as we project directly on the recently renovated 1916 building. Everyone else you know is going to be there. With over 1,250 people typically attending the monthly MIXatCMA event and the normal 500-700 crowd at PechaKucha, this is not going to be the event you want to miss. Tickets to get in are only $8! It has never been more affordable to see the world renowned special exhibition Sicily: the Art of Invention The slate of PechaKucha Night presenters is amazing. At PKN-Volume 20, you will hear Mark Krieger speak about his incredibly ambitious art project, the Children of Honduras; Tom Nix from Cleveland Whiskey will give some insight into his passion for Whiskey and his revolutionary idea that could  change the process of distilling - forever; Mark Reigelman, who more of you know than probably realize, will talk about his passion for remarkable, site specific public art; master storyteller Mansfield Frazier leave us wanting more as talks about urban redevelopment, job creation and the fight against recidivism and incarceration; swing dance extraordinaire Valerie Salstrom will enlighten the crowd not only with a remarkable presentation, but also short demonstration by her 14 year old international dance competition winning student duo; Tony Hughes will discuss the relationship between technology and invention and his desire to – from right here in Cleveland - revolutionize the way people create…well…everything; Jack Ricchuito will illuminate the why, what and how of happiness; we will hear from CMA European Art Assistant Curator Cory Korkow and also none other than the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Director, David Franklin; Cleveland Metroparks Executive Director Brian Zimmerman will surely WOW us all with his passion for the most beautiful park system in Ohio; and to top it all off, Leslie Friend is going to discuss her passion for aerial acrobatics and then demonstrate the Cirque del Soleil style performances she loves. The Cleveland Museum of Art will open its doors at 5:00pm and the PechaKucha Night Cleveland presentations will begin PROMPTLY at 7:00pm. You do need tickets. Purchase them prior to the day of the event for $8 here: You can also purchase tickets at the door for $10.

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Make It So

"Sometimes a bad idea is only a bad idea because you're not hanging around with the right people -- or drinking enough whiskey." In today's Presentation of the Day, "Make It So" from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, Shannon Downey tells us of a night she and her friends were out drinking and took pictures with a Captain Picard action figure. Upon returning home she created a Facebook fan page for the photos. What happened next resulted in Shannon exploring strange new worlds.

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Damn Fine Bourbon

Did you know? To this day, 95% of all bourbon whiskey is made in the state of Kentucky.  In today's Presentation of the Day, "Damn Fine Bourbon" from PKN Louisville Vol. 7, Conor O'Driscoll makes it clear from the get-go: he's here to talk about bourbon. The subtleties of the spirit are not by any means lost on Conor, who goes into great depth on the history of bourbon's origins. He then goes into detail on the process of crafting a truly great bourbon -- down to the type of wood used (charred white oak) to make the barrels! 

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It Comes in Whispers

“Creativity abides by no rules, but does not necessarily create chaos.” Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In ‘It Comes in Whispers’ from PKN Beirut Vol. 21, he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes. Little whispers, great ideas!

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It Comes in Whispers

"I was driven by this insane inner urge to do something...the only way to deal with it was to abandon myself."Based in Paris since 2012, Lebanese-Canadian pianist & composer Jad Salameh shares with us the story of his life-long affair with creativity. In 'It Comes in Whispers', from PechaKucha Night Beirut, Vol. 21. he goes through his composition process and how he came to understand the relationship between his own mind and the music he writes.Little whispers, great ideas! "Presentation of the Day" on March 30, 2015.


Volume 19 Presenters Announced

Spam, aerial acrobatics and the Gallatin Roller Girlz take center stage at the Ellen for PK Night  Spam—both the Internet and meat kinds--gravity-defying acrobatics, and those rough, tough roller girlz will take center stage at the Ellen Theatre for the 19th PechaKucha Night Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20. Randall Russo will present “ Glorious Spam”;  Kelsey Clark (aka “Mauled Whiskey”) will describe the not-so-sedate life of the “roller girlz” in “Playing Chess While Someone Throws Bricks at Your Head”; and  Galen Eldridge will talk about living the high life in “I’m off to Join the Circus: Aerial Arts for All.” Jenny McCune, mental health therapist, avid bicyclist and quadriplegic for nine years will recount how she found the strength to forge a new life and help others with chronic pain. And, since it’s April, Jeff Milchen will offer  “A Thrilling Discussion of Tax Policy.” In keeping with the eclectic line-up, gay rights activist and MSU senior Alex Paterson will present “Four years a Queer: My MT Experience.” Entrepreneur Ryan Duarte will discuss the development of a remarkable new smartphone app that can detect skin cancer in his presentation, “Freckles”; Wren Kilian will describe a surprisingly simple, but  effective way to improve Montana’s poor record for recycling;  and Kareen Erbe will describe how she  became a  backyard farmer. Finally, Thomas Schieffer will talk about his transition from a high-paying, exciting and very stressful job through his embrace of ancient healing arts and Lissa Barber and Jan Strout will take us on a photographic journey of personal and cultural discovery through Cuba. Local morning television anchor, Broad Comedy star and snowboard instructor Missy O’Malley will emcee the event. All presentations will be featured both nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the first presentation starting at 7:20 p.m. Pecha Kucha (peh-chak-cha) offers anyone with a passion or a vision--designers, artists, inventors, architects, adventurers, entrepreneurs—an opportunity to share their ideas with the community during a fast-paced, friendly social get-together. There's just one catch—presenters have only 20 slides x 20 seconds each, a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds! Pecha Kucha (sounds like chit-chat in Japanese) was created 12 years ago by a Tokyo architectural firm. Events are now held in more than 800 cities around the world.  More information is available on Facebook at pecha-kucha-bozeman or by emailing   You are encouraged to come early to socialize.  There will be a 20-minute intermission. Advance tickets ($7 plus $1 restoration fee) are available online at . Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting.