From Transportation & Wesleyan Box Office — only three more days to book yr spring break transportation!
Spring Break Shuttles are on sale now!! Get your ticket outta here for spring break between now and March 4th from the Usdan Box Office or online at www.wesleyan.edu/shuttles.
Buses to Boston and New York are $25 and depart on Fri 3/6 at 5pm and return at 3pm on Sun 3/22.
Shuttles run to the Bradley Airport for $20 on Fri 3/6 & Sat 3/7. Returning Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22.
And shuttles run to the New Haven Train Station for $15 on Thurs 3/5, Fri 3/6 & Sat 3/7. Returning Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22.
Seats are limited so book today!
Booking Deadline: Wednesday, March 4
Place: Usdan Box Office (open 10 AM – 4:30 PM)
An invitation from Charlie Martin ’16:
You are cordially invited to come audition for the new Wesleyan Film Project short film, written and directed by Charlie Martin.
Green Solutions is a dark comedy about two gardeners who discover a horrible secret in one of their clients’ backyards, leading them on a morally-shaky escapade of bad decisions.
The roles of our two protagonists are waiting to be filled. We’re looking for people who can make us smile, even in the face of terrible circumstances. So if you’ve got what it takes, then come on down and take a read!
Also, if you’re a scary looking guy, we can work around that too!!
Date: Sunday, March 1st – today!
Time: 4:01pm – 6:01pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 113
Andrew Chatfield invites you to a concert this afternoon:
“Hearing this quartet bop their way through their own brand of modern jazz is like a cleanser for the overexposed mind, as the four players manage to create an ensemble-sized sound with a wealth of nuance and compositional thoughtfulness.” —Home Grown Music Network
The Connecticut-based quartet Stanley Maxwell plays original music that blends tight arrangements with intricate group improvisations. The conservatory trained group of musicians features Andy Chatfield on drums, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano.
The group has built a grassroots name for themselves at colleges and festivals throughout the northeast since 2001, combining the virtuosic and the simple into a visceral concoction, which helped lead to their winning “Best Jazz Band” in the Hartford Advocate’s Grand Band Slam Readers’ Poll in 2007, 2009, and 2010.
The group also won “Best Jazz Song” at the 7th annual Independent Music Awards, as well as the Relix Magazine November 2007 “JamOff” contest for unsigned artists.
At Wesleyan, the band will present acoustic arrangements of original tunes from the past decade, including several world premieres.
Date: Sunday, March 1st – today!
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Place: The Russell House
Wesleyan has long been known for its experimental music, most notably through our affliation with John Cage. This Saturday, the University Orchestra, under the direction of Nadya Potemkina, continued this trend with an inter-species piece, “CATcerto.”
Since releasing his vibey single “Fake Words” last week, Henry Hall ’14, of Grand Cousin fame, has been on the move navigating the New York music scene and post-grad life. I chatted with Hall to discuss his solo career, the Wesleyan music scene, and his day job as a CIA agent. Check it out after the jump.
1925. USA. Dir: Buster Keaton. With Keaton. Approx 90 min, including shorts.
Buster can claim his inheritance if he gets married in a day, but the poor lad just can’t seem to catch a break. Either he’s being rejected by every gal he knows, or he’s being chased over streets and hillsides by a hundred ferocious would-be-brides. Live musical accompaniment by Ben Model (MoMA) and some short films round out a night of slapstick hijinks.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free
From Russell Goldman ’17:
A new play written and directed by Russell Goldman and Mitchell Stone
Inspired by the album “SMiLE” by Brian Wilson
Music Director: Jacob Feder
Stage Manager: Celina Gray Bernstein
Assistant Stage Manager: Alison Silverstein
Presented by Second Stage
Who’s hungry? SMiLETIME, a modern parable for troubling times, follows a German matriarch who creates the most successful non-chain fast food restaurant in central Ohio. The restaurant skyrockets to fame after appearing on Guy Fieri’s “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives” and plummets to
one-star Yelp reviews after Auntie Stein’s unexplained disappearance. Now, in the face of a special surprise Auntie left behind, the employees of SMiLEtime must deal with their own insecurities as they confront a greater truth.
and introducing Josh Weiner as Guy Fieri
Set Design: Phillip Heilbron
Light Design: Maia Golden
Costume Design: Sofie Rose Somoroff
Prop Design: Emily Feher
Sound Design: Griffin Deary
Choreography: Sara Feldman
Master Carpenter: Henry Lombino
Master Electrician: Nola Werlinich
Publicity: Anthony Dean
WARNING: This play contains “objectionable” content that is not recommended for viewers under 18.
Have a great day!
Date: Tonight, Saturday February 28
Time: 8 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free! Come whenever
Tonight is your last night to see this show!
You know that one time you made eye contact with that singer in that band you like and for a second you thought ze was the one? What if ze really was?
Tickets are free but get on our list ASAP because capacity is limited!
We’ll be in Usdan (NOT the box office!) from 11 AM-2 PM, Saturday 2.28
Date: Today, Saturday February 28
Time: 9 PM
Place: 92 Theater
To all our coffee-loving friends and Espwesso supporters:
WE’RE SELLING COFFEE DURING THE DAY! yep, that’s right, when you tumble out of bed on the weekends and aren’t sure how to start your day or possibly begin all that work, and pi isn’t even open yet… We have a solution. Espwesso is now open 10am-2pm every Saturday and Sunday. If you like this idea, and you want these hours to continue, please come out this weekend!! We are entirely financially self-sustaining and if we don’t have customers we can’t be open. And as always, free drip coffee if you bring your own mug!
Date: TODAY and tomorrow!
Time: RIGHT NOW (10-2 Saturdays and Sundays)
Place: Espwesso (Allbritton basement)
From the lovely Tedra James ’18:
As a part of Israeli Apartheid Week (Feb. 26th – Mar. 5th), come join Wesleyan Students For Justice in Palestine in welcoming Palestinian Filmmaker Fida Qishda.
Wesleyan Students For Justice in Palestine will be hosting a screening and post-discussion of “Where Should the Birds Fly?”, a film that documents the separate stories and shared experiences of two women who survived Israel’s Operation Cast Lead: 11-year-old Mona Al Samouni who spends the film trying to make sense of her intense experiences and Fida Qishta who began her film making as a wedding videographer before quickly moving to work with international human rights observers in Gaza.
In addition to following the lives of these two women, “Where Should the Birds Fly?” visually tells the story of the efforts of Gazans to live and work under conditions of siege, and to maintain their humanity amidst the impact of military attack.
Watch the trailer here.
Date: TONIGHT! February 27
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: PAC 001