February 16, 2010
News & Opinion: PechaKucha Night: Milwaukee
One week from tonight will be the sixth PechaKucha Night in Milwaukee, and it's going to be pretty special. Tuesday, February 23 8PM Sugar Maple 441 E. Lincoln Ave in Bay View PechaKucha Night was started in Tokyo as a non-profit. For the Milwaukee franchise, we donate all the event money above costs to the foundation to help support the global websites and enable the foundation to do greater things (which can be found here). For our sixth event in Milwaukee, we're waiving the cost of admission to make it easier for more people to attend as the local economy continues to get back on its feet. We're also giving the first 20 people through the door a copy of Andy Nulman's book "Pow!" which talks about taking your idea from "who cares?" to "wow!" The 20 (image) x20 (seconds) presentations will include topics such as, the global impact of coffee, green homes, November beards, why people don't like to dance (and what to do about it), songs and sausage, the fact that humans actually have three brains, and much more. Presenters include: Mike Brenner - art snob turned beer snob (and one that cares deeply about our city) James Carlson - builder of human brains Jim Chambers - architect for a greener world Fred Gillich - designer and bringer of "too much metal" Steve Hawthorne - loves coffee so much that he travels to S. America to get it Ryan Matteson - music lover and blogger David Ravel - Milwaukee's culture czar Winston Smith - from London! Betty Blexrud-Strigens - rocks the stage and darkroom Jim Warchol - designer and beard aficionado And if that's not all, Shopkeeper Ken will be spinning records before, during the beer break, and after the event. It's going to be quite a night. Hope to see you there.