In my opinion, Pecha Kucha Night is one of the most fascinating concepts I've ever come across. "What are you talking about!"...you might be wondering right now. "What on earth is Pecha Kucha?" Well, Pecha Kucha (pronounced pe-CHALK-cha; from the Japanese phrase meaning "chit chat") is a forum that believes that everybody has something interesting to say and should have the opportunity to share it with others. So, four times a year, the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville hosts an evening where people from the community present a topic and a slideshow to the Pecha Kucha audience. Now, to keep the lectures from getting out of hand, Pecha Kucha has a few ground rules. From their website: Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.
So within just a few short minutes, you can be educated on a variety of fun topics and have a great time in the process. Those topics can be anything ranging from "Why Bruce Wayne would have made a good architect" to a brief history lesson on "Hipsters." (See Pecha Kucha website for other past topics). Quirky? Absolutely! But this is a great way to know more about the people in your community. And you just need to dive in to enjoy the fun.
Now that you have a general idea of what Pecha Kucha night is, let's get to the details about the event.
Where: Warehouse Theatre When: March 27, 2012, presentations begin at 8:20 Cost: $5 at the door What: Come learn about anything and everything — 6 minutes and 40 seconds at a time. Learn more: http://www.pkngreenville.com/
So you might be wondering what our fascination with Pecha Kucha has to do with Indie Craft Parade. Well, Indie Craft Parade's very own Elizabeth Ramos, co-host of the event, has been heavily involved with Pecha Kucha for the past few years. She's been a presenter before (see presentation below), and this year Indie Craft Parade is actually one of the partners supporting Pecha Kucha night. We believe this event is fun, informative, and a great way to spend a night in Greenville. It's totally worth getting tickets, and who knows what you'll learn by the evening's end!