Category Archives: Events

Earth Eater, Movement, The Postelles at Eclectic

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What’s better than a good old-fashioned free Saturday night rock and roll show? Come to Eclectic Saturday night for a line-up of three New York bands – Earth Eater, Movement and the Postelles. Our colleagues over at Aural Wes had some high praise:

“the Postelles play refreshingly upbeat rock and roll, all swingy hooks and feel-good riffs and sweet, heart-on-sleeve lyrics…as an opener, Movement will surely provide a nice complement to the Postelles, setting the tone for a night of catchy sweetboy jams...Earth Eater are sure to get you dancing, making them one opener you don’t want to miss — so come early, stay late, and leave sweaty and contented.”

Myspaces:

Movement
Earth Eater
The Postelles

Date: Saturday May 2
Time: 9 pm – 2 am
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free

Slavei Final Concert

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Come join Slavei for a stunning concert of Georgian and Bulgarian a cappella music!

Date: Tomorrow, Friday May 1
Time: 4 pm
Location: Nics Lounge

Mice Parade, Gregory and the Hawk, Omar Beniji at Eclectic

Josh Koenig ’09 organized tonight’s lineup at Eclectic:

Mice Parade will play its post-rock collective under drummer/song-writer Adam Pierce. First stop on the first and probably last US tour in the near future.

Gregory and the Hawk are cute girl musics of the n’th restructural cycle from the house of the square

Omar Beniji are Doylestown’s finest. Omar Beniji, spearheaded by nostalgic vocal duo Matt Keller and Steve Arnold. Come wonder at what is and was.

Date: TONIGHT, April 30
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Eclectic
FREE!!

Read full band reviews on auralwes.

Director Adele Pham’s Film Screening

2510900758_5bc1d7be08-193x3001Documentary filmmaker Adele Pham is on campus today to screen her two short films, “Parallel Adele,” (15 min) and “Fine Threads,” (10 min).

The first explores narratives of the mixed Asian experience and the second explores notions of beauty, immigrant ideals, and religion.

Free snacks will be provided!

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 8 pm
Place: Shanklin 107

Violence Against Queer People of Color: A Discussion

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A discussion at 200 Church about homophobic harassment:

There have been an unfortunate series of tragic cases of violence that have recently occurred in the QPOC community. These were instances of anti-queer bullying, name-calling, and other forms of harassment that have resulted in too many beautiful individuals losing their lives at an early age. Spectrum would like to have an open discussion about these events to coalesce as community and bring awareness to these tragic events on Wesleyan’s campus. We would also like to bring this discussion close to home by discussing experiences of violence, harassment, and safety on Wesleyan’s campus. Food will be provided.

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 7 pm
Place: 200 Church
Cost: FREE (+ free pizza)

May Day Music Festival at Eclectic

eightSmash the state and sabotage capitalism at the revolutionary May Day Music and Art Festival at Eclectic, featuring art from the Public Art Project, ‘zines for reading, and music from:

Michael Jordan
Broccoli Destroyer
Grocery Thief
Baby Squad
Ninjasonik

and
Japanther

From Aural Wes:

May Day has stood as a celebration of the struggle of people who are fed up with the exploitation, boredom, and social domination of our society to destroy existing power structures and make room for new ones…

With that in mind, the group of us involved with putting together the Emergence Infoshop and Zine Library (located at 190 High…come visit!) thought it would be cool to have a May Day celebration which embodies the fact that sabotaging capitalism and smashing the state can and indeed SHOULD be fun and exciting (unless you’re a moldy old fucking Trotskyite…isn’t there a plenary meeting you’re missing?)we’re throwing the MAY DAY MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL.

FESTIVAL? FUCK YEAH, FESTIVAL! and there will be ART: on display from the Public Art Project, as well as a miniature “nomad infoshop” where there will be sitting space and the finest selection of self-published and radical literature for your perusal and… NYC stripped-down noise punx MICHAEL JORDAN and BROCCOLI DESTROYER, and GROCERY THIEF along with Bard’s garage punx BABY SQUAD, low-budget-art-crunk from NINJASONIK and a set from electro-punk paragons JAPANTHER.

Date: Friday, May 1
Time: 8 pm
Place: Eclectic

Mountaintop Removal Workshop/Mountain Band Show in WestCo Cafe

mtrworkshopAppalachian Mountain band Here’s to the Long Haul will be doing two events at the WestCo Cafe today: a workshop about Resistance to Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia at 4:30, and a live performance at 9 pm with Alexander Burnet and Almonds and Elephants.

More info:

Here’s to the Long Haul is born of the historic and ongoing movements for justice in Appalachia and beyond. Co-founders Willie Dodson and Joe Overton make up this Appalachian string band. Their traditional arrangements celebrate the culture and life of the mountains while their original songs tell stories of everyday people standing up for what’s right. The band embodies a synthesis of artistic expression and grassroots activism maintaining involvement in campaigns and community projects at home and offering an array of skill-based workshops in addition to musical performances while on the road. Willie and Joe focus much of their work on the strategic implementation of direct action and building alliances between groups with different approaches to making change.

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: Workshop at 4:30 pm, Show at 9 pm
Place: WestCo Cafe

Decadent Desserts at Davison

Indulge your aural, visual and gustatory senses with music, art and dessert at Davison Art Center today.

Music! Art! FREE desserts from Fusion Bakery!
Join the Friends of the Davison Art Center for an evening of food, photography, and jazz.
The event is designed to promote FREE student membership to the FDAC and to give students a chance to explore the nationally recognized historic Alsop House and the current gallery exhibition after hours

Date: Today Thursday, April 30
Time: 5-7 pm
Location: Courtyard of the Davison Art Center (where that fountain is)