Please join us for Pecha Kucha Columbus Volume 17 on Thursday, May 12 at Eartha Limited. The festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. with local band Earwig and presentations begin at 7:30. Each speaker will follow the international Pecha Kucha format of showing 20 images and speaking about each image for 20 seconds. Presenters include food educator Rachel Tayse Baillieul; branding designer Justin Bryant; Kate Dowell and Eric Rausch from ARTillery Ohio; performance artist Heidi Madsen; Mike Minnix with Eartha Limited; animal activist Lynne Petitti; poet Hannah Stephenson; architect Eric Thompson; and chef Magdiale Wolmark. Chief Johnny Lonesome will perform during intermission. Earth’s Crust Pizza, Families Mobile Kitchen, Leslie’s Creperie, Mojo Tago, The Cheesy Truck, and Three Babes and a Baker will sell refreshments, as organized by The Small Business Beanstalk (SBB). FREE BEER will be available to guests 21 years of age and older. THOUGHTco will screen print T-shirts for guests throughout the evening ($4 for shirts brought from home and $10 to buy a new one). Nash Imaging will provide a free photo booth, and Scott Vayo of BPM Productions will deejay the event. The suggested donation is $2 per person, benefiting Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which has sent medical teams to support the government-led earthquake and tsunami response in Japan. Coinciding with the event will be a used book drive. Used book donations, including children’s books and textbooks, will be redistributed to local schools and libraries or recycled. Eartha Limited is located at 371 Maier Place, next to the Scioto Audubon Metro Park in the Brewery District. Free parking is available in Eartha Limited’s parking lot. Carpooling and bicycling are encouraged.