LOOSE

1554598_543326059118119_4649995914499574735_nNYC artist D’hana Perry will be performing LOOSE, an improvisational video/music piece involving dj’ing, remixing, and conversations with other gender non-conforming people of color.

This event is at 6:30 on Friday the 25th in the Daniel Family Commons (third floor of the Usdan building), free, and open to everyone. Come ready to think/dance!

http://vimeo.com/29775195
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http://www.projectloose.com/

LOOSE is an autobiographical examination of how gender expression, and racial identity affect each other when we navigate public space. Conversations with other gender non-conforming people of color are captured and turned into a live documentary performance that also blends the practices DJ remixing techniques and live video mixing. It explores a concept of remixing as: 1) a process of mental and physical image appropriation and 2) a mode of existence and survival, which turn everyday interactions into a creative act. LOOSE is designed to be improvisational. No two performances are the same.

D’hana Perry is a DJ, event creator and a recent recipient of an MFA candidate in Media Art from Emerson College. Their work explores liminal identity construction, gender/racial performance and self-expression. For more about their other work, check out chubrubproductions.com.

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 6:30-8 PM
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Interactive Writing Workshop

An invitation from Chukwuemeka Uwakaneme ’16:

Come and bask in the company of others, delicious food, beautiful writing, and prizes in the gorgeous Shapiro Writing Center! This will be the second in a series of interactive writing workshops hosted by Writing House (soon to be Writer’s Block), in which we’ll better our craft and ignite our imaginations through active writing in a safe, relaxed space. The format will be pretty open, and ideas from you are encouraged!

Date: Friday, April 25
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center

Ladies Who Laugh: A Comedy Show

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Live from Middletown, CT, it’s Anna Bisikalo ’17:

From the heavens above who brought you Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the most #blessed of mothers who birthed Mindy Kaling, Sarah Silverman,and Margaret Cho, and the genius that decided to give Chelsea Handler her own talk show comes THE event of the year…

~~A variety comedy show brought to you by the WoMeN of Wesleyan’s comedy groups!~~

Female-identified members of Lunchbox, Desperate Measures, WeSNL, Gag Reflex, Vocal Debauchery, Punchline!, and New Teen Force will titillate you with a mashup of sketches, long and short-form improv,stand-up, and more. We’re celebrating women in the comedy world, and we would love for you to join us!

Saturday, April 26th. 6:30 PM. 200 Church Lounge.

Come laugh with us.

Bring your diva cups.

Date: Saturday, April 26th
Time: 6:30 – 7:30
Place: 200 Church Lounge
Cost: Free if you laugh!

DEAD LION// All-caps LADD// Fort Lean

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Via Lizzie Noonan ’16:

FOMO is real and incurable. Spare yourself by coming thru.

Daniel Fishkin’s DEAD LION
Wes music grad student’s experimental music project. Previously described as “romantic oscilloscope music for alley scientists.”
http://dfiction.com/

All-caps LADD
Behold, the winners of Battle of the Bands take the stage of Eclectic once again. Get a teaser of their upcoming Spring Fling show.
https://www.facebook.com/allcapsladdisawesome

Fort Lean
Rock band based in Brooklyn, NY. Comprised of Wesleyan alums Keenan Mitchell ’09, Zach Fried ’08, Jake Aron ’08, Will Runge ’09, and Sam Ubl’ 08. In their own words: At Fort Lean, which is a place you can go, the weather is perfect all the time. Hot but not too sticky, and you can sleep in the park comfortably without getting hassled by the cops. Fort Lean is about getting too drunk at your own picnic. Fort Lean is about leaving the city. Fort Lean is a place where you can still see the skyline but you can’t hear any cars and you can put all your stolen wine in the stream to keep it cool and when the fire dies out you can see some stars and not too many airplanes.
https://soundcloud.com/fort-lean
http://fortlean.bandcamp.com/

Date: Thursday, April 24th
Time: 9PM to 11PM
Place: Eclectic
Facebook: Link

Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Concert

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The Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra, directed by Adjunct Professor of Music Jay Hoggard ’76, and the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jazz Ensemble Coach Noah Baerman, will perform exciting programs of classic jazz compositions at the opening event of the 13th annual Wesleyan Jazz Orchestra Weekend.

Date: Friday, April 25th
Time: 8-9pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: FREE!

Film Series: Juan de los Muertos (Juan of the Dead)

2011. Cuba/Spain. Dir: Alejandro Brugue?s. With Alexis Di?az de Villegas. 92 min.

In Cuba’s witty and referential first foray into the zombie flick, residents of Havana scream in panic as the flesh-eating undead swarm the streets. While the media portray the invasion as isolated incidents provoked by US-backed dissidents, the titular survivor resourcefully sets up a black-market zombie-killing business.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Shining the Spotlight on Take Back the Night

Correction:  TBTN 2014 is on April 24.

Correction: TBTN 2014 is on April 24.

Have you ever been to Wesleyan’s annual Take Back the Night Event? If you haven’t, you absolutely should. The event is organized by the group Students for Consent and Communication (SFCC), and this year’s event will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm on Foss Hill. I recently caught up with the Co-Presidents of SFCC, Caillin Puente ’15 and Nina Gurak ’16, to learn more about Take Back the Night. If you think that you have more important things to do at 7 pm on Thursday, hopefully this post will change your mind.

The co-presidents informed me that Take Back the Night (TBTN) is a global movement, as annual demonstrations are held in thirty countries worldwide. In fact, the event is organized by the Take Back the Night charitable foundation that was established in 1999. Puente described the organization’s mission in broad terms: “Take Back the Night is a global movement to end sexual violence. Also, it aims to stop the silence and eliminate the shame surrounding crimes of sexual assault and sexual violence. It’s been around since the 1970s.” In fact, the first Take Back the Night event was held in Philadelphia in 1975 after a female scientist was murdered while walking home alone. Puente stated that the event now occurs annually on college campuses, cities, and in other settings. “It’s about shedding some light on the subject and bringing communities together.”

Event: Mama Earth Ecofeminist Festival

Mama Earth JPEGKate “The Other Kate” Weiner ’15 writes in to tell you about some awesome food, music, earth-appreciation, and feminism happening on Saturday:

Come listen to awesome music, eat good food, enjoy the earth, and talk feminism at the Mama Earth Ecofeminist Festival this Saturday, April 26th, in WestCo Courtyard from 1 to 4.

Featuring performances from:
Jackie Soro ’14
Molly Balsam ’14 and the Kroox
Lindsay Rose
Swipe Right
Novelty Daughter
Hallelujah the Hills

Stethoscope Press Book Release and Final Reading

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Alec Harris ’14, worth all the Wescams in the world, invites you to a lovely literary experience:

Stethoscope Press will be holding a final book release this Friday at 7:30 PM at Russell House! Our five remaining writers will be reading from and giving away their finished work. Come to Russell House to hear:

  • Oliver “Big Bird” James ’14
  • Sean Winnik ’14
  • Hailey Snowden ’15
  • Ananya Menon ’15 and
  • Amy Mattox ’17

Come support these wonderful, insanely talented writers and get all of their books FOR FREE. They have worked the entire year to produce some beautiful books for everyone to read.

SO MANY FREE BOOKS = SO MUCH FUN.

We hope to see you there.

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time:
7:30 PM
Place:
Russell House