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PAST VOL 2

Leeds @ Broadcasting Place
Jan 28, 2010

PAST VOL 4

Cluj-Napoca @ Sakura Teahouse
Apr 16, 2011

PAST VOL 28

Columbus @ Strongwater Food and Spirits
Feb 13, 2014

PAST VOL 5

Curitiba @ Capela Santa Maria
Jul 10, 2015

PAST VOL 9

Dumaguete @ Byblos at Oriental Hall
Jul 23, 2015

PAST VOL 22

Sheffield @ Queens Social Club
Dec 08, 2016

PAST VOL 31

Honolulu @ Honolulu Museum of Art School
Aug 11, 2017

PAST VOL 19

Dumaguete @ Bean Connection Portal
Jul 15, 2017

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My life as a Drag Queen

BY DALVINHA BRANDÃO
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 10, 2015

Dalvinha Brandão is a transvestite and talks about the market for those professionals. (In Portuguese)
 
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz1yJ3jKdnc
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Living on the Less Dangerous Edge

BY DARUS ZAHM
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 14, 2015

Darus Zahm wants to live in a world where Phish is always playing in elevators.  When he’s not off communing with nature, you can find him trying to bring the cool back to rollerblading here in Brooklyn.

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Hustle, Sex, $$$

BY ALEXANDRA FINE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Alexandra Fine is devoted to proving that sex can be equally as pleasurable for both men and women and aiding that assertion with creative, well-designed and flawlessly-executed sexual innovations. Eva, the first of these inventions, quickly became the #1 crowdfunded sex toy — catapulting Alex and her business partner, Janet, into the spotlight for their uniquely engineered couples’ vibrator aimed at closing the pleasure gap. She is also generally into fun and happiness.

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Chase-ing a Hearts Love

BY PHILLIPE KIM
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 19, 2016

Phillipe Kim shares the intimate relationship with a friend lost too soon. Each image showing each person, a pair of images from the two reveaiing glorious and normal moments from these beautiful souls intertwined with humor, fashion, mocktails and art.

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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Drag Kings

BY LUCY LE BROCQ
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 25, 2017

"I wanted to show the explicit but romantic way drag kings transform into men and how its an art form that takes precision, time, and practice. They take their work very seriously."
 
In Drag Kings from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 26, Lucy Le Brocq takes us behind the scenes of a Drag King night. From the dressing room to the stage, this is an intimate portrayal of reinventing gender from the inside out...
 
This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 1st, 2017. 
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Healing Song

BY ZION TAUAMITI
@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Community weaver and musician, Zion Tauamiti, pays tribute to 20 important Wahine Toa (Maori for Female Leader/Queen) through his talk. They have supported him through the best and the worst of times and helped him understand the importance of listening and nurturing empathy. 

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Fashion Photography

BY MIGUEL ANGEL RODRÍGUEZ TREVIÑO
@ VOL 14 ON MAR 28, 2017

Mike Rodriguez, coahuilense, es un fotógrafo dedicado a la imágenes que comparten la belleza, la auto-consciencia y el género a través de la transgresión como herramienta. Está fuertemente influenciado por los taboos mexicanos relativos al esoterismo y la homosexualidad, y con ello construye y retrata personajes y su belleza reprimida. Mike trabaja principalmente con luces tenues y trasfondos solitarios, y se centra en tres formas de expresión fotográfica: moda, de lo crudo y las cicatrices; retratos, enfocados a la identidad del modelo, y documental, registrando las creencias religiosas de las personas.

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Threading the Queens Necklace

BY CHRIS WIGHTON
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Chris Wighton is a musician and adventurer from North Queensland Australia.  Here Chris shares his experience travelling by Kayak from Cairns in North Queensland to remote Restoration Island in Cape York, Australia.

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Diversity & Literacy: The importance of drag performers reading to children

BY KALEB ROBERTSON
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

While you may have already heard about drag queen story times, it's important to hear about the impact it has had on families. Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime is an event that focuses around literacy and diversity that celebrates the differences. Listen to Fluffy’s talk to find out what impact it’s been made to the community.

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Reasons to Love Beaufort

According to this piece in the Charleston City Paper, there are a lot of reasons to love the town of Beaufort, but what caught our attention was of course a very kind mention of Beaufort's striving art scene, supported in part by its PechaKucha Night series. Sure, it's small enough that you can take in downtown's main drag in a matter of minutes. But Beaufort boasts a strong artistic community where PechaKucha, gallery strolls, and even a film festival fill the calendar. This artsy vibe is reflected in many of the town's establishments — you'll find big-city style all over this little place.

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The Buzz is Building

The buzz is definitely building for our next event to be held at New Town Art Gallery. Thanks to WYDaily for a super article. They really nailed the essence of PechaKucha. New Town Art Gallery is a collaboration of 12 local artists in a great location at the end of the main drag of our New Urbanist downtown. Come stroll the shops, dine out at one of the many eateries, and then catch the PK show. One of our past presenters, Lori Jakubow, will be the featured artist at the gallery when we have our event. You can see her presentation here on our city page. We've got a great mix of repeat offenders and new converts to the cult of PechaKucha in Williamsburg. It amazes me how much of a creative culture we have in this area, and the variety is almost unfathomable. One of the challenges of scheduling this event was finding a weekend that wasn't already filled with some kind amazing entertainment. And what's astounding is that much of it is locally grown and harvested. Go get out and be creative. I love living here.

Glasgow

The Buzz is Building

The buzz is definitely building for our next event to be held at New Town Art Gallery. Thanks to WYDaily for a super article. They really nailed the essence of PechaKucha. New Town Art Gallery is a collaboration of 11 local artists in a great location at the end of the main drag of our New Urbanist downtown. Come stroll the shops, dine out at one of the many eateries, and then catch the PK show. One of our past presenters, Lori Jakubow, will be the featured artist at the gallery when we have our event. You can see her presentation here on our city page. We've got a great mix of repeat offenders and new converts to the cult of PechaKucha in Williamsburg. It amazes me how much of a creative culture we have in this area, and the variety is almost unfathomable. One of the challenges of scheduling this event was finding a weekend that wasn't already filled with some kind amazing entertainment. And what's astounding is that much of it is locally grown and harvested. Go get out and be creative. I love living here.

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My Bees

Steven Stark beckons to us and says, "Let me tell you about my bees." And in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Brighton Vol. 10) he does just that. In a fascinating recounting, he tells us of brood chambers, nectar, queens, drones, workers, as well as the trials and triumphs of his journey towards jars of sweet, golden honey.  

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De-working

Most of us can say that, at one point or another, we've had to look for a job -- it's such a drag, right? Looking for inspiration is much more fulfilling, and that's exactly what Sarah Michaelson encourages us to do in her presentation from PKN Winnipeg Vol. 14. After losing her job, Sarah watched a whole lot of Golden Girls and got to thinking about how to adjust to the lack of outside forces pushing her to be productive. Hear how she recalibrated, and developed her theories on "De-working". 

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Vol. 18 presenters announced

We are happy to you announce the Vol. 18 presenters! In no particular order:   Eli Miller, Art Director Eli Miller, a San Antonio native, attended Savannah College of Art Design where she earned a B.F.A. in Art Direction. After graduation, Eli returned to San Antonio where she met Chuck Kerr, the San Antonio Current'sthen Art Director. Upon receiving his business card she joked that she intended on stealing his job. Three months later she did. Eli has been working at the Current ever since.   Amanda Bianchi, Snazzy Arts Babe Amanda Bianchi works at Cinnabar art gallery in Blue Star and is a style contributor for the new LGBTQ publication, Out In SA. She has also been actively involved with the food and beverage industry in San Antonio for the past five years, working at establishments such as The Monterey and Feast that have helped to shape the current landscape we see today.   www.bianchisbits.com    Avi Avalos, Mr. Piñata SA Avi Avalosis a Mexican-American artist and San Antonio native. His art is simply a visual language used to connect to the city’s vibrant culture in the most positive light. Mr. Piñata SA was initially created as a research tool for a children's book in 2013 but evolved into an initiative to bring fine art to public places in an effort to create cultural art awareness. Mr. Piñata SA is now an ambassador of San Antonio, and his adventures have taken him across the U.S. as he promotes our City on the Rise. www.mrpinatasa.com    Lewis F. Fisher, Author and Historian Lewis F. Fisher is the author of numerous prize-winning books on San Antonio. They include American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio's River, Chili Queens, Hay Wagons and Fandangos: The Spanish Plazas in Frontier San Antonio and Saving San Antonio: The Precarious Preservation of a Heritage. His Maverick Publishing Company, which published 45 general interest nonfiction regional books by 26 authors, was recently acquired by Trinity University Press.   Corey Squire and Helena Zambrano, A Sustainable Relationship Helena Zambrano and Corey Squire both decided at a young age that they wanted to save the world, and they came to the same conclusion: that architecture is the way to do it. They both currently work as sustainability coordinators at neighboring architecture firms — Helena at Overland Partners and Corey at Lake | Flato Architects — and serve on the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) as chair and treasurer, respectively. They first met at a COTE meeting and bonded over their shared love of daylight simulation and their shared hatred of perforated metal. Corey and Helena live in Dignowity Hill where they spend their time cycling, composting, and subsisting off vegetables from their garden and eggs from their chickens.   David Martin Davies, Public Radio Journalist David Martin Davies was once arrested for playing punk rock music inside Wonderland Shopping Mall. Today, he hosts The Source on KSTX Texas Public Radio — a live daily call-in news program. He also hosts Texas Matters, which airs on Texas Public Radio stations. In his 20 years in journalism as a TV news producer, reporter and columnist, his work has been featured on NPR, Marketplace and the BBC. His many awards include the 2008 Texas Radio Journalist of the Year. www.tpr.org   Jeremy Joseph, Clinical Psychologist Jeremy Joseph is a psychologist who conducts clinical research on treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder. He is interested in how we relate to our dreams, often working with patients who struggle with nightmares. The California native went to college in Chicago, volunteered in Israel, earned a Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming and did an internship year in Albuquerque. In 2013 he began a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. If you live in Monte Vista, you’ve probably seen him and his wife walking their greyhound, Sofia. www.jjosephphd.com   Libby Wardlaw Maddin, Road Trip Enthusiast Libby Wardlaw Maddin is a musician, road trip enthusiast, and San Antonio native. She spent the vacations of her youth packed into a 1978 suburban with her five siblings and parents, who ignited her passion for exploration and in more recent years provided her with a day job flexible enough to take business calls and write emails from the middle of the desert. When she's not hitting the road, she sings in various musical projects with her husband Chris and with the San Antonio Mastersingers. She has also been a host on KRTU's Indie Overnight for 10 years.  www.sharkheart.com  

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Copper Harbor, Michigan

"I don't know if there is a word to describe a peninsula that's part of another peninsula, maybe "super-peninsula." They can use that if they want." In this hilarious, yet introspective look on a remote and serene corner on the world called Copper Harbour, Michigan, freelance writer John Donavan shares his love for its 75 quirky residents, its single drag strip, its dozen places to stay, and half as many places to eat, its few quiet souvenir shops, its art studio, its laundromat, its lonely but loved book store, and its complete lack of cell-phone reception. Surrounded by wilderness, wonder, and solitude, Donavan shares getting lost in the natural beauty, forgetting that the noise, and the hurry, and the craziness of world even exists, adding "it's kinda like my church."(From PechaKucha Des Moines Vol. 21.)

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Porn Nails

”I created Porn Nails as an interactive installation and performance using miami kitsch aesthetics and the flamboyance of the Miami chonga.” In Porn Nails from PechaKucha Night Miami’s 31st volume, speaker Rosemarie Romero presents a project near and dear to her heart. Rosemarie created Porn Nails as a unique performative art piece which embodies the Miami aesthetic, feminism, female drag, excess, and sisterhood.  She bonds with women while doing their nails at the same time listening to pop music, talking about sex and sharing dirty jokes.

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PKN People: Cathy-Ann and Angie

G'day Mates! PechaKucha is right smitten with these two brill Sheilas from Down Under who run the legendary PechaKucha Night series in Cairns. The "Queens of North Queensland," Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn are so full of Aussie charm and humor, it's no wonder their magnetic personalities attract all the tradies & their ladies. On ya lasses!

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Drag Kings

"I wanted to show the explicit but romantic way drag kings transform into men and how its an art form that takes precision, time, and practice. They take their work very seriously." In Drag Kings from PechaKucha Night Brighton Vol. 26, Lucy Le Brocq takes us behind the scenes of a Drag King night. From the dressing room to the stage, this is an intimate portrayal of reinventing gender from the inside out...