Film Series: Cotton Comes to Harlem

1970. USA. Dir: Ossie Davis. With Godfrey Cambridge. 97 min.

This trailblazing Blaxploitation movie follows a tough-cop duo’s fight to bring a swindling preacher to justice. With on-location Harlem as their backdrop, they navigate an unjust system and a lively cast of con men, unafraid to crack jokes and be generally badass along the way. Intro by CFILM Chair Scott Higgins.

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


Dear Campus:

Due to a power outage in the building of 185 High Street, the Star and Crescent will not be able to operate on a normal basis. Instead, we will be offering FREE FOOD, including leftovers from the week as well as TONIGHT’s dinner. It will be served from 5-6, BRING YOUR OWN TUPPERWARE (BYOT). This is not quite a free-for-all, there will be Star and Crescent staff members dolling out some of the food and generally supervising, but it is FREE if you bring your own tupperware.


Need to Figure Out Co-Op Shares? Use This Spreadsheet!

The deadline for filling out the Local Co-Op Survey is tomorrow at 5PM. If you’re a first-timer, co-op can be really confusing. There are at least 9 different co-ops to choose from, and the distribution method for each one can be different. Things only get more complicated if you live in a program house, a low rise apartment, or a senior house and are trying to form a group of 4 or more people, bUT yOU AlL wANt DifFFeREnt ThINgs!!!!!

It’s actually a huge problem. You may not want a full share of anything yourself but, as per co-op rules, your group must buy in whole numbers of shares. And, it’s somewhat difficult to figure out all these ratios as you are filling out the survey. Only one person can fill out the survey, and so if you don’t already know everything you want, your entire group has to be in the same room looking at the survey together.

davíd made a google sheet that addresses these issues. You and your group members can use the sheet to get a preliminary feel for how much each person wants to contribute to your weekly co-op cornucopia. More after the jump:

Annual Dance Showcase 2017

Lacey Miller ’18 writes in:

Come check out a wide variety of Wesleyan’s incredible dance groups on the most spectacular night of dance this campus has ever seen!

EXLEY PATIO outside SciLi facing Olin
10:00pm Party
10:30pm Show

Along with information about auditions and group meetings, the Annual DanceShowcase brings hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, contemporary African, Caribbean, Indian, ballroom, tap, majorette, and much more onto one stage for one exciting night.

Performers include: (ft. DJ audio.nymous)

Precision Troupe
Precision Ensemble
X-tacy Dance Collective
Fusion Dance Crew
Terp Core
Collective Motion
Wesleyan Ballroom, Latin, and Swing Team
Mahogany Sugars

The Annual Dance Showcase is hosted by Precision Dance Company and made possible with the help of graphic designer Melissa Joskow, Shelissa in SALD, the WSA, and the Sound Co-Op.

Date: Friday, September 22
Time: 10PM party; 10:30PM show
Place: Outside Exley on Church St. (facing Olin)

Film Series: Lemonade

2016. USA. Dir: Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter et al. 66 min.

A year and a half after its surprise drop on HBO, Beyoncé’s “visual album” stands a bravura work of visual storytelling, lyrical prowess, and poetic reclamation. The film synthesizes dozens of directors’, writers’, and cinematographers’ visions into one comprehensive package: an exquisite portrait of both the singer’s individual life story and the universal experiences of Black women in America.

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


Dear Campus:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Star and Crescent will be closed today.  

The Menu tomorrow will instead feature the Burrito and Curry Dishes that were supposed to be prepared and served today.
Hope to see you tomorrow!

Opening and Gallery Talk “Jiaqi Maria Ma—(BEIJING)”

From the CFA:

The painting process of Jiaqi Maria Ma ’17 is similar to the never-ending development of a city. Buildings and passages are created and erased, changed and layered, compositions and neighborhoods shift and mature. Similarly, her feelings for and memories of her hometown of Beijing have evolved as she distances herself geographically and chronologically. Her exhibition “(BEIJING)” consists of a series of five paintings based on her experiences of the the capital city of China. The opening and gallery talk celebrates the start of the 30th anniversary season of the College of East Asian Studies. There will be a gallery talk with Professor of Art Tula Telfair, and a luncheon buffet will be served. On display through Friday, December 8, 2017.

Date: Wednesday, September 20
Time: 12:30-1:30PM
Place: College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center

Three in 30—“Black Pulp!”

From the CFA:

Three in 30 gallery tour brings together three Wesleyan faculty members—Professor of History Demetrius L. Eudell, Associate Professor of English and American Studies Amy Cynthia Tang, and Assistant Professor of Sociology Courtney Patterson-Faye—into Zilkha Gallery to discuss a selected work from the “Black Pulp!” exhibition with Guest Curator William Villalongo for ten minutes each.

Date: Tuesday, September 19
Time: 4:30-5:30PM
Place: Zilkha Gallery

Apply to Be on the Spring Fling Committee

This is what we might look like on Thursday. See those trash cans? That is where Spring Fling trash belongs! Keep Foss clean!

From all of our inboxes:

Interested in planning the largest campus-wide concert of the year? Have creative ideas for improving end-of-the-year entertainment? Apply to be on the Spring Fling Committee!

Answer the following questions and submit your responses to Joanne Rafferty (jrafferty[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), Meghana Kandlur ’18 (mkandlur[at]wesleyan[dot]edu), and Jake Margolis ’19 (jsmargolis[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) by Midnight-Tuesday, September 19th with the subject Spring Fling Application followed by your last name (i.e. “Spring Fling Application Roth” for Michael Roth).

All applicants must be available for a brief, ten minute interview on Friday, September 22nd. Please indicate at the end of your application what time(s) on the given date work best for you. Late applications will not be considered.

Read past the jump for the application questions.

Deadline: TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 19th by 11:59PM

Star and Crescent Menu Week 9/18

Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:35
DINNER- 5:00- 6:45

DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin, Moroccan Spice Rubbed Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu w/ Roasted Cauliflower, Couscous & Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad  VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

LUNCH- Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello Burrito. Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Roasted Poblano & Sweet Onion, Cheddar & Chipotle Salsa
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Panang Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Coconut Cake

LUNCH- Gruyere Cheese, Caramelized Onion & Green Apple Grilled Cheese w/ or w/out Bacon
DES- Vanilla Yogurt, Fruit & Granola Parfait
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Spaghetti w/ Sautéed Italian Sausage or Veggie Sausage, Zucchini & Caramelized Shallot Ragu. Garnished w/ Parmesan & Fresh Basil.
DES- Tiramisu

LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque. Garnished w/ Toasted Almond & Fresh Thyme, Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Blondies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Channa Masala w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Ginger Spice Cake w/ Whipped Cream