SAN ANTONIO Posts
JUNE 06, 2014
Before the Prohibition, the craft of bar-tending took over 3 years to perfect.
Mixologist Jeret Peña would rather classify himself himself as a bartender, because it doesn't sound as pretentious. In "American Craft" from PKN San Antonio Vol. 11 Jeret discusses a craft that has been around for over 200 years, and has had a resurgence since the prohibition laws let up. Much like a chef creating a fine dish, his ability to reproduce the perfect cocktail is a skill that has taken him years to perfect.
MARCH 04, 2014
An amazing amount of time and effort is put into the making of a batch of croissants -- makes you want to savor every bite!
To counteract the growing trend in machine-made and frozen pastries, Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell established Bakery Lorraine. In "The Audacity of the $4 Croissant" from PKN San Antonio Vol. 11 Anne and Jeremy share their passion for artisan pasteries, explain the time-consuming process that goes into creating the perfect croissant, and give us some insight into the world of mass-produced psuedo-croissants.
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
NOVEMBER 21, 2013
The cool, night air of the Southwest School of Art courtyard gave way to an intimate yet cavernous setting for PechaKucha 12 in Coates Chapel. The evening of Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, saw veteran and first-time PechaKucha attendees and presenters with practically every seat inside the dark, serene building occupied for the prescribed 20 slides for 20 seconds presentation format.
Read the full event report from Rivard Report here.
MARCH 21, 2013
Intimate interactions with puppets, live musical entertainment, and the in-depth study of a napkin all had a part to play in last night’s PechaKucha presentations. More good time than family brawl, the ninth volume of this quarterly event highlighted eight of the city’s creative couples, each shedding light on a unique aspect of San Antonio’s cultural landscape.
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
They have quite the diverse line-up for this evening; presenters include musicians, artists, cinephiles, glass-blowers, even chef entrepreneurs! It just goes to show, everything isn't just big in Texas -- it's also intriguing.
To see more great posters from PechaKucha Nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog.
AUGUST 20, 2012
Presentations Dwayne Butcher is an artist and curator, and in this presentation (from PKN Memphis Vol. 1) he talks about how he started producing art -- what inspired him to start -- and shares works that he has made and that has inspired him. In this presentation (in Japanese, from PKN Tokyo Vol. 94), Hiroshi Miyazaki (of Aquent) talks about the competition that was held for his company to produce a calendar, and goes through the art work that made the cut. Posters Since our last regular post two weeks ago, we have amassed quite a collection of posters, and we'll be gradually sharing a few each day throughout the coming week. Today, we've added the following to the Tumblr blog: PKN Vancouver Vol. 23 (pictured above), PKN San Antonio Vol. 7 (see this preview piece for more info), this past May's PKN Singapore Vol. 4, and last week's big special edition PKN in Chicago, at the Art Institute of Chicago. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNy9lko2gw0 Video PKN St. Louis organizer Jeannette Thompson sent us this link for a video report on the city's latest PKN, produced in conjunction with the local PBS affiliate. Links
- "What I Learned at PechaKucha" [Dragonfly Editorial]
- "Christchurch festival's 'writers-only' PechaKucha Night" [Scoop]
Calendar Following these last few summer week, the PechaKucha Night calendar is starting to fill up again, and although there are no PKNs planned for tonight or tomorrow, you can look to Wednesday (August 22) for PKN Cairns Vol. 5 and PKN Durban Vol. 8.
MAY 24, 2012
Presentations As we've covered multiple times on the blog, PechaKucha was in Milan last month for the Milano Salone (Milan Design Week), with a series of four PechaKucha events held at Heineken's temporary club space, designed by up-and-coming creators who were selected through a series of PechaKucha events in four cities. In this presentation (from PKN Tokyo Vol. 91), Jean Snow gives you a taste of what the events were like, and slips in a few design week-related slides as well. So you think you know about wine? Sommelier Fabien Jacob definitely knows a thing or two about the process of making wine, and in this presentation (from PKN San Antonio Vol. 5), he shows you what that process looks like. He also ends up explaining the types of grapes used, and famous winemaking regions. Posters Today we've added three beautiful posters from previous PKNs in Kosice (Vol. 15-17) to our Tumblr blog. We really love the minimalism of the Vol. 16 poster (above) -- certainly not what you tend to see from an event poster. Photos We have a few more photo galleries from the archives to share today. Above, cheers from an attendee at PKN San Juan Vol. 5, and then a relaxed audience taking in the outdoor PKN Warsaw Vol. 8.
- PKN San Juan Vol. 5 [Flickr]
- PKN Kyiv Vol. 3 [Website Gallery]
- PKN Warsaw Vol. 8 [Flickr]
- PKN Kelowna Vol. 1 [Flickr]
Calendar As you saw yesterday, it's a busy week for PKNs -- and it's been a great month, with well over 80 events on the calendar -- and we've got lots more coming tomorrow (May 24): PKN Lucerne Vol. 4, PKN Koszalin Vol. 9, PKN Coruna Vol. 6, PKN Barcelona Vol. 16, and PKN Curitiba Vol. 2. For the weekend, you can look forward to PKN Dubai Vol. 11 and PKN Cancun Vol. 3 on Saturday, and then PKN Coventry Vol. 9 and PKN Nagano Vol. 20 on Sunday.
MAY 23, 2012
Presentations João Nunes is an architect, and in this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Catania Vol. 10) he talks about the challenges involved in working with landscapes. This usually means having to balance elements such as time, conditions, and the type of terrain, along with very different materials. In "A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate" (from PKN Barnsley Vol. 4), Sharon Shepherds shares a few ideas on what could be done to make the historic Wakefield Kirkgate station look better. Posters We've got two new additions to our Tumblr blog, including the poster for PKN Manizales Vol. 3 you see pictured above, as well as the two sides of the PKN San Antonio Vol. 6 flyer. Photos We have quite a few photo galleries to share with you today, some from PKNs that happened a while ago (so not necessary from a city's latest volume). Pictured above, PKN Hanoi Vol. 1.
- PKN Manizales Vol. 2 [Flickr]
- PKN Sao Paulo Vol. 9 [Flickr]
- PKN Marseille Vol. 17 [Facebook]
- PKN Catania Vol. 6 [Flickr]
- PKN Albury-Wodonga Vol. 1 [Flickr]
- PKN Hanoi Vol. 1 [Flickr]
Sometimes inspiration travels fast. The day after PKN Gothenburg Vol. 31, presenter and sushi chef José Seruda went out in the city to find edible ingredients inspired by Klara Hansson who presented about "The edible city" the same night, and during the beer break served up a 'Kokoro salad' based on wild city plants. José's own hunt resulted in a brand new starter dish using Daisy, Garlic-mustard flower and Dandelion Leaf served as part of the omakase offering the same night at his restaurant Hoze. I'm guessing it's this kind of passion for experimentation with ingredients and flavors that might be the reason many consider Hoze one of Sweden's best sushi restaurants. Below is a video of Klara going hunting for wild plants in Gothenburg city on a previous occasion and within 30 minutes serving up a fresh mushroom salad. How has a PechaKucha presentation inspired you?
Calendar As we covered yesterday, tonight's (Wednesday, May 23) calendar includes PKN Prague Vol. 29, PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 3, PKN Leksand Vol. 4, and PKN Copenhagen Vol. 20. Tomorrow is a big Thursday (May 24), with the following events on tap: PKN Istanbul Vol. 14, PKN Seattle Vol. 35, PKN Helsinki Vol. 21, PKN London Vol. 6, PKN Kosice Vol. 18, and PKN Yerevan Vol. 16.