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PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17

PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana Volume 17 is just around the corner! Shake off those winter blues and come out to The Canopy Club for a wonderful evening of inspiration, laughter and art! Topics and perspectives vary widely, but the high energy and diverse creativity have undeniable appeal to all. 

Friday, March 13th, 2015
The Canopy Club
Doors open 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door

Tickets are available at Manolos, Exile, and The Canopy Club, or at:

Possible Mature Content 18+

Manolos Pizza and Empanadas will be serving hot slices throughout the night!

Let us know you’re coming by RSVPing on Facebook.


  • Anthony Benjamin: From a Hobby to a Career 
  • Sara Benson & Rummana Alam: Legal Paradies
  • Jeff Hake: How to Grow Your Own Burrito
  • Ainslie Heilich: Finding the Odd Fellows
  • Tasleem Jamila: Art is Connection
  • Hann Lindahl: Y Chromosomes and the Women Who Have Them- Intersex and Biology Beyond Binary
  • Molly M. McLay: What It Means to (FY)CARE
  • Daniella Pavlić: A Yellow Substance
  • Heidi Reible: Walking Balzac in NYC
  • Featuring Esteban Gast in his PKN C-U emceeing debut!

Thank you to our sponsors: Unisource – a Veritiv Company, Prosource, Dixon Graphics, CUDO.

Tweet to #pkncu during the night. Hope to see you there!

First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.


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