Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

PechaKucha Night talks challenge speakers to present an idea while illustrating what they have to say using 20 PowerPoint slides displayed at a rate of 20 seconds each. That equals a concise talk that lasts exactly six minutes and 40 seconds.

The Weekly Alibi is hosting its inaugural ABQ PechaKucha Night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 South Broadway Blvd. SE) on Aug. 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. One of the speakers on the stage that night is Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, introducing the inaugural “Before I Die” ABQ Festival. Tickets are only $5.

Gail will cover the highlights of the upcoming festival, to be held October 20-25, 2017 at multiple venues around Albuquerque. Events include parties and Death Cafe conversations, movies at the Guild Theater, a yoga class, an art show, panel discussions with funeral directors, medical, legal and financial experts (in separate events), tours of haunted downtown buildings and of historic Fairview cemetery, and much more!

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format. Every PechaKucha Night city is hosted by a local organizer, who has an annual Handshake Agreement with PechaKucha HQ to run their event series. This ensures that each PechaKucha Night is relevant to their city and can create a unique platform to uncover that city’s creativity.

The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe, in February, 2003. Klein Dytham architecture still organizes and supports the global PechaKucha Night network and organizes PechaKucha Night Tokyo.

Register your interest in attending through this Facebook event link.