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NEXT EVENT VOL 27

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Volume 27 will explore the theme :: Happy Place. Whether it be a physical location, a space in one’s mind, a lifelong collection or hobby, what is it that makes you feel magical, calm, lit up and alive? What is your happy place?

Our unique blend of speakers will share what the phrase "Happy Place" means to them. From secret locations to favorite sights, odd collections and new-found passions; hear the true stories of what Portlander’s do to celebrate, escape, recharge and ponder. And to make it extra interesting, we have defined “Happy Place” a something that carries with it no monetary incentive or a future wish to make money. This is pure euphoria.

Join us on this wonderful journey down the rabbit hole and be inspired to create more moments of happiness in the world.

Pecha Kucha Night Portland :: Volume 27 :: October 2nd, 2018 :: Happy Place.  

Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7:30pm

Tickets: $5 in advance | $10 at the door (limited + credit card only)

Holocene is a 21+ Venue

What is PechaKucha Night? Find out more here https://www.pechakucha.org/faq

 

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A Brain Tumor Saved My Life

BY GLITCH (NOLASTNAME)
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Because of a brain tumor and the seizures, constant headache, etc., the one known as Glitch had to retire from working, but what he's learned has in a very real way, actually saved his life. The perspective he now has and the person he has become are exactly where he needs to be. As humans we have a tendency to walk through life complaining about the most minor things when we ought to be focusing on what really matters and not getting caught up in the bullshit. This is how he lives his life now. You should too and he'll tell you why. 

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A Chorus Walks into a Bar: How David Bowie's Death Happened to Birth a Musical Community

BY BEN LANDSVERK
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Twice a month, a Portland, ORE bar transforms into a drop-in alt/indie sing-along backed by a live band. A non-chorus chorus, the OK Chorale PDX is like drive-through group karaoke meets bar trivia night: people can come or go at any time, the band’s packed with rotating musicians from Blind Pilot to the Eels, and no one cares what you sound like. The motto: "we're just OK." Some people come to relax and socialize, others to sing without making a commitment, and some even call it their “church.” How did this happen? Why now? Why does it work? You can thank David Bowie. 

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A Chorus Walks into a Bar: How David Bowie's Death Happened to Birth a Musical Community

BY KATE SOKOLOFF
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Twice a month, a Portland, ORE bar transforms into a drop-in alt/indie sing-along backed by a live band. A non-chorus chorus, the OK Chorale PDX is like drive-through group karaoke meets bar trivia night: people can come or go at any time, the band’s packed with rotating musicians from Blind Pilot to the Eels, and no one cares what you sound like. The motto: "we're just OK." Some people come to relax and socialize, others to sing without making a commitment, and some even call it their “church.” How did this happen? Why now? Why does it work? You can thank David Bowie. 

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It’s All Coming Up Lenore.

BY LENORE .
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Some of us put stock in the concept of fate, while others think that life is nothing more than a series of coincidences. Regardless of one’s belief or lack thereof, in an invisible puppeteering outside force, what can happen if you pay attention to happenstance in your life and let it be the guide?

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How Did You Get Into That?

BY HUNTER LEA
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Portland is home to a lot of creatives and entrepreneurs with wild origin stories. This is not one of those stories. In this presentation, Hunter Lea explores how passion and happenstance guided him--rather unexpectedly--to fulfilling work as a Portland Razor Co. razorsmith.

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Bury Your Clothes in the Dirt

BY STANLEY HAINSWORTH
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

What would it take to live a life of no regrets? Where you try everything you ever wanted to try. Who says you can’t? How can you even find out what you were destined to do and how can you learn and adjust along with your life experiences to get there.

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IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild

BY HUNTER NOACK
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Hunter Noack brings a 9-foot Steinway grand piano to the middle of forests, fields, calderas and historical sites for classical music concerts. To meet the acoustical challenges of performing in the wild, music is transmitted to the concert-goers via wireless headphones. No longer confined to seats, they can explore the landscape, wander through secret glens, lie in sunny meadows, and roam old growth forests.

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Manifesting Happenstance

BY KAREN PRIDE
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Is it happenstance or manifestation?  Intention or intuition?  Maybe how we respond to happenstance can guide us to following our intuition which leads us to manifesting the life we desire.  I believe that it's all connected.  We are all connected.  We are the creators of our own realities, and through a balance of choices, determination, savviness, hard work, passion, grit and grace we can manifest anything.  But did that all start with happenstance?

 

PORTLAND OR Blog

City Focus: Portland, OR


 
Presenting their
23rd Volume at the Holocene, our wonderful friends in Portland, OR take this week's City Focus! With their stimulating presentations, they will undoubtedly capture the intellectual minds of Portland, so be sure to not miss out on PechaKucha Night Portland OR Vol. 23! Hope to see you all there and as always, Keep Portland Weird!

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