It doesn’t have to take long to present a good idea. The Pecha Kucha Night, on Monday 20 September, is living proof of this. With just twenty slides and twenty seconds of explanation per slide, Maastricht’s most creative brains will try to convince you of their latest ideas. The concept of Pecha Kucha (meaning ‘chit-chat’ in Japanese) allows architects, inventors, scientists and anyone else with a good idea to take the stage and deliver an interesting presentation. The evening will start at 20.20 at the AINSI (Lage Kanaaldijk 112).
From Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 September, the ancient city centre of Maastricht will form the backdrop for the Musica Sacra Festival 2010. With the theme ‘devotion’, the festival represents an expedition into the sacred. In addition to music performances (Gregorian, Old-Syrian and West European), there will be dance shows, exhibitions, films and lectures. For more information about the extensive programme, see www.musicasacramaastricht.nl.
Those in favour of British humour should consider checking out the International Comedy Night. On Wednesday 22 September, stand-up comedians George Egg, Dan Evan and Stuart Goldsmith will share their comedic talents with the audience at the Kumulustheater (Herbenusstraat 89). The show starts at 20.00 and tickets cost €6 for students. For reservations, please visit www.sg.unimaas.nl.