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Parrish Offers Waiting List for Sold Out PechaKucha Night Hamptons

PechaKucha Night Hamptons is back! The exciting night of rapid-fire presentations from the East End’s most creative people returns to the Parrish Art Museum this Friday, March 11.

This event is already sold out, but the museum is offering an in-person waiting list starting at 5 p.m. on the night of the show. For those who missed it and don’t want to wait for a chance to get in on Friday, it’s time to get tickets for PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Volume 16, scheduled for Friday, June 10. Tickets for the June event will be available for members starting at 10 a.m. this Friday, March 11, and for the general public on Monday, May 23 at 10 a.m.

Presenters for PechaKucha Night Hamptons Vol. 16 have not yet been announced.

This week’s sold out edition of the popular PechaKucha Night Hamptons, Volume 15, features 9 presenters from diverse fields including various visual arts, music and mathematics. The list includes Stony Brook mathematics professor Moira Chas; architect Bruce Engel; KraftWorks founder and adman Neil Kraft; Hayground School teacher Mbachi Kumwenda; musician Peter Landi of alt-rock duo The Glazzies; author and Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots filmmaker Kenny Mann; Greenport artist Cindy Pease Roe; photographer Joni Sternbach; and artist Evan Desmond Yee.

Previously scheduled to appear, Legs: a big issue in a small town filmmakers Beatrice Alda and Jennifer Brooke have dropped out due to illness.

As per the established PechaKucha 20×20 format—which has become a global phenomenon since its Japanese debut in 2003—each of the 10 speakers shows 20 slides for 20 seconds apiece during a total 6-minute-and-40-second presentation.

“Audience members love PechaKucha Night Hamptons because presenters share their passions through storytelling and autobiography,” says program organizer Andrea Grover, the Parrish Art Museum’s Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects. “What is revealed is the unbelievable depth of talent and accomplishment that exists in our small but globally-connected community.”

As the official site for the PechaKucha in the Hamptons, the Parrish Art Museum joins more than 700 cities hosting these events worldwide. Named for the sound of “chit-chat” in Japanese, PechKucha offers audiences an opportunity to learn about local resources, and hear from the many creative professionals that live in the region, from artists and writers to musicians, chefs, designers and many others.

The previous 14 PechaKucha Night Hamptons events have featured a veritable who’s who of brilliant and fascinating people on the East End, and the Parrish has now embarked on a Teen PechaKucha Night Hamptons series, which debuted on February 26 as part of Family Month at the museum.

The Parrish has videos of many past presenters available online. Highlights include such names as Michael Halsband, Grant Haffner, Aubrey Roemer, Audrey Flack, Mary Woltz, James Keith Phillips, Scott Bluedorn, April Gornik and many, many others.

The sold out PechaKucha Night Hamptons Vol. 15 begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill (279 Montauk Highway). An in-person waiting list will be available starting at 5 p.m. on the night of the event, and, if you can get one, tickets (including museum admission) are $10, or free for museum members, children and students.

Call 631-283-2118 or visit parrishart.org for more info.

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