Spiders, sex and jumping off mountains highlight 15th PK Night at the Ellen Theatre

Featured presenters at the next Pecha Kucha Night at the Ellen Theatre April 21 and April 22 include Laurie Kerzicnik on “The Allure of Spiders”; Billy McWilliams, owner of Bozeman-based Erotique, with a PG-rated presentation on “Sex in Bozeman from 1981-2015”; and Jeff Schlabs with “Just Wing It” on a life jumping from high places, culminating in a wingsuit jump from 10,000 feet in Glacier National Park.

 Other presenters include: Paul Stouffer on “The Plaque: Golden Ghosts of 1941 Bobcat Football Team”; Mark and Kelly Harro with “Teardrop Trailer for Two”; Lorena Payne with “2-Wheeler Biker Chick”; Josh DeWeese with “History of Ceramic Arts in Montana”; Russell Rowland with “Getting Back on the Horse,” a story about the Montana ethic;  Diana Proemm with “The Bigger Picture,” combining her passions for recreational therapy and photography; Larry Newman with “Bicycle Touring: Consider the Possibilities”; and Loretta Domaszewski with “Nature Inspires Creativity en Plein Air.” 

 All presentations will be featured both nights.

Broad Comedy stars and local personalities Cara Wilder and Missy O’Malley will each emcee one night. 

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 pechakuchabozeman@gmail.com   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 theellentheatre.com 

Tickets also are available at the box office and at the door for $8 ($5 for students) space permitting.