Staff pick: Pecha Kucha at Junctionview

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From the August 9, 2012 edition

The Junctionview Pecha Kucha is always my favorite installment of this gathering of do-gooders. Exchanging ideas — and PBRs — outside in front of one of Columbus’ coolest buildings is a nice reminder of why I love living in this town.

Tonight’s event, which, for the uninitiated, features presenters speaking about 20 pre-selected images for 20 seconds each, includes presentations from artists, foodies and social entrepreneurs. Among them: Matthew Barnes and Jacob Tyler of CivitasNow, Erin Corrigan of Independents’ Day (and a Columbus Alive Person to Watch!) and Amy Spears of Ohio Roller Girls.

Bring your own blanket or chair, an open mind, $2 to get in and any additional cash you wish to spend on food trucks like Blu Olive, Green Meanie and OH! Burgers or on pieces from a pop-up art show featuring work by Catherine Bell Smith and Helma Groot.

UPDATE: Due to the threat of storms, this event has been rescheduled for 7:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Junctionview.