PechaKucha returns to The Heritage Museum

ST. JOSEPH — PechaKucha St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Volume 17 will showcase 10 presenters from 7-9 p.m. tonight.

Japanese for “chit chat,” PechaKucha is a concise presentation format of 20 slides for 20 seconds each, where community members share their experiences and creative projects.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature Linda Lyons (“Kitchen Printmaking ... With Cats”); Karen Joy B. (“Untitled”); Jerry Edwards (“Full Circle”); Lori Masley (“How to hide your art hoard from your significant other while staying in denial of your maladaptive coping strategy”); Andrew Curran (“One Way to Chaos”); Melanie Lynn Bizoe (“Well, that was unexpected!”); Jocelyn Geboy; Audrey S. Peeples; Andi Grabemeyer and Elizabeth Andrews (titles pending).

Locally, these events are hosted four times a year by the Whirlpool Creatives Association, Wightman, the Krasl Art Center and the Box Factory for the Arts.

Doors open at 6 p.m., at The Heritage Museum and Historical Center, 601 Main St.

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Ronny Cox plays Black River Tavern

SOUTH HAVEN — A touring singer/songwriter with a recognizable face from his long movie and TV career will make a stop in South Haven tonight.

Ronny Cox, who made his debut in the acclaimed 1972 film “Deliverance,” will perform with Radoslav Lorkovic at 7:30 p.m. downstairs at the Black River Tavern, 403 Phoenix St.

“Most people know of my acting career, but not so many know of my lifelong love and dedication to music,” Cox said in a news release. “These days, I spend less time acting and more time as a singer/songwriter performing at folk festivals, concert venues and small intimate theaters all over the U.S. Music is my first love, and allows me a really special connection to audiences – a connection that works both ways.”

Cox has recorded 10 albums, and tours with world-class musicians, like Lorkovic.

Foundry Hall will present the performance.

Tickets are available at or 800-838-3006.

‘Proof’ opens at The Beckwith

DOWAGIAC — The Beckwith Theatre Company will open its latest production, “Proof,” on Friday night at the theater, 100 New York Ave.

The drama follows the story of Catherine, a troubled young woman, who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician.

On the eve of her 25th birthday, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions, the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks her father left behind.

Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness, or genius, will she inherit?

The play is directed by Andi Creasbaum. The cast includes Andrew Glisson, Kathryn Hein, Denise Miller and Josh Dolezal.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 7, 8, 14, 15; and 2 p.m. June 9, 16.

Tickets are $15. For tickets call 782-7653.

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