PECHA KUCHA Night PDX vol. 27 - Happy Place

PECHA KUCHA Night PDX vol. 27 - Happy Place

DJ Rescue (Zia McCabe), Lenore

Tue Dec 12

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$5 Advance / $10 at Door

This event is 21 and over

We are excited to announce our next PechaKucha Night PDX! This volume is about Unity: Joining forces. Moving together as one. Coalescing. Taking Shape.

On December 12th, we will hear from people who are creating, exploring and questioning with Unity in mind; from a world-traveling author, to the local family who is bringing back curiosity one interview at a time, to the musician letting us experience Unity through sound. We will share ideas, connect with one another, yell Bonsaiiiii with our hands in the air (...seriously, we will) and perhaps, we might even Vogue.

PECHA KUCHA Night PDX vol. 27 - Happy Place
Volume 27 will explore the theme :: Happy Place. Whether it be a physical location, a space in one’s mind, a lifelong collection or hobby, what is it that makes you feel magical, calm, lit up and alive? What is your happy place?

Our unique blend of speakers will share what the phrase "Happy Place" means to them. From secret locations to favorite sights, odd collections and new-found passions; hear the true stories of what Portlander’s do to celebrate, escape, recharge and ponder. And to make it extra interesting, we have defined “Happy Place” a something that carries with it no monetary incentive or a future wish to make money. This is pure euphoria.

Join us on this wonderful journey down the rabbit hole and be inspired to create more moments of happiness in the world.
DJ Rescue (Zia McCabe)
Zia McCabe from the Dandy Warhols
The coming together of Joy Pearson and Rebecca Marie Miller as Portland's newest folk outfit, Lenore., is serendipitous to say the least. After individually hitting rock bottom — Pearson following her divorce and Miller after a period of destitution in LA — the pair separately turned to songwriting in the search for a still point in their turning worlds.

After several years of lending their abilities to other projects, including Saddle Creek's The Mynabirds, and Portland's own The High Water Jazz Band, they finally found themselves spinning on the same axis when a chance meeting through mutual friend, Pokey LaFarge, sparked an immediate connection. A drunken night ensued, and before they'd even scoped each other's material they had committed.

Now, less than a year since the fateful night, and Lenore. can already boast having performed at legendary Pacific Northwest venues including Mississippi Studios, Alberta Rose Theater, and Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, as well as the Sunset Tavern in Seattle, opening for the likes of Eric Bachmann and ex-collaborators, The Mynabirds. They are frequently accompanied onstage by seasoned Portland musicians Edward Cameron(guitar), Jessie Detweiler(cello), and Daniel Hunt(drums).

Lenore released a three-track Living Room Sessions EP in January and will continue to showcase their melancholic blend of vocally driven folk and Americana as they prepare their debut full-length for expected release later this year.
Venue Information:
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214