Spooky, Scary, Stigmas

From Kimberly Berry ’15:

Branching off of last year’s discussion of Costumes and Consent. The PHAs, SART intern, SFCC (Students for Consent and Communication), and WesKink bring you a discuss on the costumes themselves.

Join in on a discussion on how the media, gender, race, and Wesleyan’s own environment effects Halloween and the costumes we wear.

Come talk with us about the costumes that you have been commenting on Facebook about. Costumes Encouraged !!

TREATS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Date: HALLOWEEN!!
Time: 2:40-3:30 PM
Place: Usdan Room 110

Fall Festival: Where Do You Call Home?

From Haenah Kwon ’17: 

Homesick? Sick of people asking where you are from? Love home? Want to
learn or share about the idea of identity and home while getting good
quality free food?
Middletown Potluck invites all of you wonderful lovlies to our first
potluck of the year – Fall Festival: Where Do You Call Home?
We will have speakers from the Middletown/St. Vincent de Paul soup
kitchen community AND a student speaker (Stacy Uchendu ’17) from
Wesleyan share about what “home” means to their identity through poems
and stories. We will have warm food and good discussions ready for
you. This will be a great chance for you to engage in the bigger
Middletown community outside of Wesleyan. See you all there!

Date: Saturday, November 1

Time: 5 PM – 8 PM

Place: Green Street Arts Center

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Halloweekend Bingo

hx0191Want something else to do as you move between costume parties and house shows? Want to remember the obscure costumes you see on your nights out? Play Halloweekend Bingo!

There’s only one available sheet, but we figured that among any group of friends, you’re not all going to be in the same places or see the same costumes. Pick your own prize for whoever wins. (We suggest grilled cheese.)

This Halloweekend bingo sheet is a creation of sophomores Liz Farrell, Wyatt Rees, Maya Stevens, Kate Suslovic, and Lydia Tonkonow.

GO FORTH, PLAY BINGO

BREAKING: Wesleyan’s Campus Is Officially Haunted

Just in time for your halloween festivities, the University has come out with a pretty hilarious and wonderful video of reported paranormal activity at Russell House. I, for one, will definitely be looking under all of the bathroom stalls when I go see Professor Lisa Cohen read at the English Majors’ open mic tonight at 6 PM.

Although the Thames Society of Paranormal Activity has already determined that there IS some sort of ghoulish haunting, my personal opinion is that it’s time to bring in the Ghost Busters. On that note, is it too late to submit a thesis film idea?

Anyway, leave a comment with potential candidates for the Ghost of Russell House. All the slaughtered animals Professor Gruen does her research on? Perhaps it’s Moaning Myrtle’s American cousin Wailing Wesley? Or who knows. Maybe I am the ghost of Russell House…

FGSS 2014 Fall Symposium: Activism in Queer Times

Cool stuff ahead! From Gwendolyn Rosen ’15:

This Friday, the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program will host the Fall 2014 Symposium “Activism in Queer Times.” The symposium will feature speakers Reina Gossett and Amber Hollibaugh from Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women (BCRW). Previous to their work with BCRW, Gossett served as membership director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Hollibaugh served as Executive Director and co-founder of Queers for Economic Justice. The symposium will be moderated by Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology Margot Weiss. Reception to immediately follow.

Date: Today, Friday, October 31st, 2014
Time: 3:30PM
Place: Usdan 108

Film Series: Evil Dead 2

1987. USA. Dir: Sam Raimi. With Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry. 84 min.

 

Poor Ash and Annie were just trying to get away for a weekend in the woods, until a few tiny passages read from the Necronomicon unleashed hell on earth. Less “sequel” than “hyperactive rework- ing,” Raimi’s utterly unhinged slapstick-horror extravaganza comes complete with haunted home furnishings, a flying demon grandma, a rainbow of blood – and don’t forget the chainsaw. Groovy.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Trick or Treating at Wes

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From Talia Baurer ’15:

Celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating in our very own woodframes and Fauver apartments! Maps of which houses are giving out candy will be distributed at Pi throughout the event, and all you have to do is throw on a costume and make your merry way around collecting candy.This event is DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS so you have plenty of time for other Halloween festivities later! All Wesleyan students are welcometo join in, and staff and faculty have also been invited to participate with their children.

Date: Today!
Time: 4:00PM
Place: Woodframes and Fauver

Exquisite Corpse Opening

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From Sophia Jennings ’16:

This weekend Method’s joint gallery show with Columbia comes to Zilkha. Stop by to check out a month’s worth of visual, audio, literary, and video work by Sophie Becker , Lauren Burke , Margaret Curtis, Brandan Eng, Angela Goldberg, Gabe Gordon, Rachel Kaly, Jimmy O’Keeffe, Sam Oriach, Marianna Illagan, Alayne Lynch, Angus Macdonald, Rick Manayan, Nick Martino, Elijah Stevens, Virgil Taylor,Cat Walsh, Saarim Zaman, Amy Zhang, Ben Zucker, Jianna Xiong plus Method photographers Ben Hicks and Ruby Lang.

Opening is Friday 5-7 pm. Show runs until November 2nd.

Date: Halloween (Today)
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Zilkha South Gallery

 

Fall Senior Thesis Dance Concert

Another message from CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield:

A collection of new works presented by senior choreographers as part of their culminating project for the dance major.

Date: Thursday, October 30 through Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: $4 Wesleyan students; $5 all others

Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work “SPILL”

CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield writes in:

Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, “SPILL,” a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She will discuss how she researched the work through interviews with Louisiana community members affected by the disaster and how she transformed that information into a theatrical work. She will also discuss her collaboration with visual artist Reeva Wortel.

Leigh Fondakowski was the Head Writer of “The Laramie Project” and has been a member of Tectonic Theatre Project since 1995. She is an Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation of “The Laramie Project” for HBO, and a co-writer of “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later.” In 2011, she was commissioned by the Center for the Arts’ Feet to the Fire Initiative to create the work “SPILL,” which tells the stories of people and communities devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She was inspired to write the work following the THEAT/ENV course she co-taught with Wesleyan’s Director of the College of the Environment Barry Chernoff. The first staged reading of “SPILL” was done in Fayerweather Beckham Hall at Wesleyan in February 2012. “SPILL” had its world premiere in March 2014 at the Reilly Theater at Louisiana State University, performed by Baton Rouge’s Swine Palace. In this talk, Ms. Fondakowski will discuss how the play developed from the first interviews she did in Louisiana with Wesleyan students, to the premiere this past spring. An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts.

Date: TONIGHT,  October 30
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall