PechaKucha Night Providence #71: The Dude Abides

BreakTime Bowl and Bar

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Announcing the 71st consecutive PechaKucha Night (PKN) in Providence! This month they’re celebrating another brand new location: the all new BreakTime Bowl and Bar in the Hope Artiste Village. It’s a genuine antique duckpin bowling alley with a great bar.

To honor this unique location, PechaKucha Night Providence will be hosting a special night inspired by the classic comedy, “The Big Lebowski.” In keeping with the spirit of The Dude, the theme for this month’s PKN will be “abide,” which presenters should feel free to interpret literally, loosely, or not at all. (That’s just, like, your opinion, man.) Lebowski-themed attire is welcome and encouraged.

They are still recruiting presenters for this magical evening of league games and White Russians. If you’re interested in presenting, hit them up at providencepkn@gmail.com.

As always, PechaKucha Night is FREE and all are welcome. Voluntary $2 donations to help fund the global PechaKucha movement and your local chapter will be accepted.

If you haven’t heard of this global yet unpronounceable phenomenon, PechaKucha is a monthly format for sharing ideas in which, unlike Vietnam, there are rules: presenters are allotted 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide. Simply put: it’s 6 minutes and 40 seconds of show and tell for grown-ups. It began in Tokyo in 2003, has since spread to over 780 cities worldwide, and first landed in Providence in March of 2009. To the best of our knowledge, Providence is the only chapter in the entire world that hosts a PKN every month of the year.

Doors open at 7:20, presentations start at 8:20, and schmoozing goes down throughout.

Photo via The Rhode Less Traveled: A Rhode Island Blog.

Author: Tim Blankenship

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