“From Eagle Scout to Sex Shop Owner”; “The Bible and Homosexuality”; and “How Do You Say Love in Khmer?”
These thought-provoking and eclectic presentations are featured at a wide-ranging Valentine’s Day-theme PechaKucha Night set for Tuesday, Feb. 6 and Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Ellen Theatre at PK’s new start time of 6:40 p.m.
In his unusual take on Valentine’s Day, Billy McWilliams, proprietor of Erotique, describes his role as part pleasure enabler and part educator; Rabbi Ed Stafman offers his scholarly take on what the Bible says about homosexuality; and 23-year-old Tana Pena describes how she discovered love in Cambodia after being thrown into a totally foreign and overwhelming new world.
Other fascinating presentations include Bill Keller on “Forgotten Children: Finding Love in High Places,” about his work with severely disabled children in Nepal; wildlife manager Jeff Shryer on the trade-offs he has made to live in some of the wildest places on earth; and Melanie Maganias Nashan, who has captured hundreds of romances in her work as a wedding photographer.
Additional presentations include artist June Safford on her love for downtown Bozeman; Russell Swan on showing love through organ donation and the gift of sight; Laura Demmel on her love affair with the world of wine; former rock start Sally Hope on “How to Live a Wildheart Life: Rules for Fulfillment”; and Katie Bark on nurturing a loving relationship with food.
Emcee is news anchor, auctioneer, teller of bad jokes and local personality extraordinaire Missy O’Malley.
PechaKucha (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!
Advance tickets are available online for $9 at theellentheatre.com. Student tickets are available at the door for $5.