Pecha Kucha is a controlled creative convergence where architects, artists, musician, performers, idea activists and designers meet to showcase their work in a unique, high-energy format. Japanese for “chit-chat,” Pecha Kucha is the brainchild of Klein-Dytham Architecture of Tokyo; wired.com explains the events as a combination of “business meeting and poetry slam to transform corporate cliché into surprisingly compelling beat-the-clock performance art.” Since 2003, Pecha Kucha has spread to close to 300 cities across the world, including Austin.
The first Austin Pecha Kucha Presenters of 2011 include:
(1) Turk Pipkin- filmmaker/activist
(2) Harmoni Kelley- bass player
(3) Jody Denberg – broadcaster
(4) Virginia Fleck- visual artist
(5) Willie Graham- architecture student/musician
(6) Liz Cass- opera singer
(7) Federico Archuleta- graffiti artist/muralist
(8) Larry Speck- architect
(9)Tyson Cole- culinary artist
(10) David Kampa- graphic designer
Thursday, February 10
doors open at 7:30 pm; event starts at 8:20 pm
Austin Speed Shop 1414 S Lamar Blvd
Photo Credit: www.austinphobook.com
The capital of the Lone Star State offers a variety of breathtaking views of the vibrant Texas Hill Country, and Austin Photo Book provides a guide to some of the finest. Included in its recommendations are the Austin 360 Cliff at the foot of the Pennybacker Bridge, Lou Neff Point, Mount Bonnell Park, Doug Samh Hill, The Oasis, the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge and the Great Lawn. Connect to the book with Gowalla and take it with you as you go.
There’s no shortage of delicious sushi in Austin, but BarChi is a fantastic new place for a wonderful meal. Located in a sleek but unpretentious space in the AMLI Building at 2nd and Colorado Streets, BarChi offers a generously discounted all-day happy hour menu on Sundays, with a vast array of sushi, appetizers, beer, wine and cocktails all for under $5. The lychee martini is a local favorite, and BarChi offers very comfortable seating and a friendly staff for those who wish to dine alone at the bar just inside the front door.
Monday – Saturday 3 pm – 7 pm
all day Sunday (11:30 am – 10 pm)
The Modern Home Tour offers a unique opportunity to take a glimpse inside some of the city’s most unique and modern homes designed by local architects and designers. The annual event seeks to promote responsible urban growth in Austin by featuring environmentally conscious and architecturally progressive dwellings. The driving tour will be followed by a cocktail reception and architect panel at Bo Concept at 430 West 2nd Street. To purchase tickets, preview this year’s homes or learn more about the event, visit www.modernhometouraustin.com.
Tickets: $15 (+$2 service fee) in advance; $25 day of event
Our top goal at N Housing is to make sure our guests are having fun in our beautiful city. We send out “Explore Austin” weekly weekend newsletters which lets our guests know happenings of that weekend and introduce them to something they might want to try. We know you are super busy working on that project but have some fun too! There are plenty of fun to be had for all ages in Austin. Keep checking back to see what’s going on and see what we have been up to.