Smart Bets: PechaKucha Night

In 2003, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of the Klein Dytham architecture firm hosted the inaugural PechaKucha Night in Tokyo. That evening, a series of creative individuals projected 20 images for 20 seconds each, accompanied by commentary to tie the presentation together. Viewed as a way for people to show and share their latest work in a relaxed way in a public space — opportunities that are notoriously difficult to find — the focused format has caught on and spread to more than 1,090 cities around the world. One of those spots is Asheville, where organizers host the 22nd local quarterly event on Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., at The Grove House. $9 advance/$10 (cash only) day of show. pechakuchaavl.org. Photo by Jay Hill

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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