Sat., March 28, 7-10:20 p.m.
A Pecha Kucha presentation goes like this: twenty slides for twenty seconds each. That’s it. Each person gets six minutes and forty seconds to share something about his or her personal practice, whether it be creative, political, entrepreneurial, or anything else. It’s like a TED Talk — except less preachy, faster, and more fun. Pecha Kucha Nights are made up of a series of these presentations, and they take place in more than 900 cities around the world. Here in Oakland, the seasonal events are hosted by cultural workers and entrepreneurs Ashara Ekundayo, Jeff Perlstein, and Mike Nicholls. In honor of International Women’s Month, they’ll be hosting an all-female edition on Saturday at Solespace shoe gallery (1714 Telegraph Ave.). The presenters are described as “activists, architects, artists, chefs, curators, designers, dreamers, entrepreneurs, fabricators, fashionistas, historians, makers, rabble-rousers, and scientists.” They include Anyka Barber, Miranda Bergman, Melonie and Melorra Green, Navina Khanna, Ebony McKinney, Dr. Gail Myers, Kate Schatz, and Miriam Klein Stahl. On top of the talks, the event also includes music, drinks, and tamales by Tamales La Oaxaquena.