A PechaKucha is made up of 20 slides, each timed to advance automatically at 20 seconds. Loosely translated as “chit chat”, PechaKucha is a format created by Klein Dytham Architecture in Japan when they realized that a bunch of architects talking for minutes at a time, slide-after-slide, wasn’t the most exciting presentation format. For some presenters, certain slides seem to rush by, while others last for what feels like an eternity. Last night’’s event ranged from the intriguing to the humorous. There were presentations on massage therapy, the psychological impact of art, stand-up comedy, play reviews, and a site where people called out to their “soul mates,” in hopes that it will eventually lead to a love connection.

If you are looking to try something new, PechaKucha Night at Berkshire Museum might be for you! You can present on a topic, or just show up and support the presenters — because let’s face it, anyone who gets up to talk about what they love deserves some lovin’. The next PechaKucha will be held on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. — if you want to present, shoot us an email with your name and presentation topic & summary (send it to Craig and Jenn — [email protected] and [email protected]). Or, if you just want to come, hang out, and support the presenters — then come on over! $5 at the door, free for members, PLUS there’s free adult beverages thanks to Wandering Star Craft Brewery.