PECHA KUCHA Night PDX vol. 26 - Happenstance

PECHA KUCHA Night PDX vol. 26 - Happenstance

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. 26 - Happenstance
Steve Jobs once said “You can only connect the dots looking backwards.” Whether you attribute it to serendipity (happy accident), epiphany (inspired thought), dumb luck or fate; happenstance is all around us. How has happenstance shaped your own life? What role does happenstance play in the creative process? Do we invite randomness into our work or try to avoid happenstance at all costs?

For Volume 26, we'll dive deep into the random moments —that when paired with hard work, creativity and desire— have led to some of Portland’s greatest outcomes and creative endeavors.
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