Category Archives: Events

The Wesleyan Spirits Spring Jam

The Wesleyan Spirits will be having their Spring Jam concert on Friday, May 22 at 6:00 pm in the Butterfield B Lounge. Come see our three lovely seniors Owen Bennion, Ben Roberts, and Allie Levey ’09 in their last Jam concert at Wesleyan.

Seriously, what else do you have to do?

Date: Friday, May 22nd
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Butterfield B Lounge

Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite – Senior Week Performance

What: An original play created and performed by Jo Firestone ’09 and Dylan Marron ’10. For people who liked middle school, but more for those who want to reclaim it.
When: Tuesday, May 19th. 7pm & 8:30pm
Where: ’92 Theater
This event is not ticketed, but seating is limited, so just show up a little early to get your seat.

Environmental Justice Photography Show.

Micha Feiring  ’11 Sends us this:


Stop by the Zelnick Pavilion and check out the Environmental Justice photography show.

Environmental Justice (EJ) investigates the inequitable environmental burdens borne by minorities, women, the impoverished, and residents of developing nations. Specifically, EJ explores how environmental degradation disproportionately affects the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised members of our planet.

The Photography, by Micah Feiring’11, has an entirely local focus. All pictures document areas within Middletown or the greater Middlesex area. Areas of interest include Wesleyan’s own facilities and a nearby CRRA recycling plant.

The exhibit runs through this Saturday (May 16)

All-You-Can-Eat/Karaoke at Late Night

Late night at Usdan is all-you-can eat tonight! Get anything from the Grill Station, Pizza Station, or Breakfast Bar from 10 pm to 1:30 am for $7.99 cash or points.

Karaoke in the South dining wing from 10-11, and a live performance by the irrepressible keyboardist/singer/songwriter Mike Kuhn ’09 from 11 pm to midnight.

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 10 pm – 1:30 am
Place: Usdan Marketplace

Mike Kuhn will also perform at Javapalooza on Main Street Friday, May 15, at 8 pm. More Mike Kuhn here.

Toussaint Liberator & Buru Style at the Blue Note

Blue NoteIf you’re going home to New York this weekend, or if you’re looking for a way to get off campus before Senior Week, go check out Wesleyan’s own reggae/dub/funk/soul band Buru Style.  They’ll be backing former Soulive singer Toussaint Liberator at the famous Blue Note jazz club.

Buru Style has really taken flight this year and this is just more proof: if you’re not aware of the Blue Note – well, it’s kind of a big deal.

Place: Blue Note, Greenwich Village, 131 W 3rd St. (between Macdougal and 6th)
Time: Friday, 12-2 AM
Cost: $8

No age limit!

Cromwell Record and CD Riot

Looking for rare music albums, cool DVDs and T-shirts, and other music collectibles? You’ll find over 30 record and CD dealers from the tri-state area at this weekend’s Cromwell Record and CD Riot. See for more information.

Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel (100 Berlin Road, Cromwell)
Cost: $3

New Group final concert

Fat rabbit on scaleNeed a study break? The New Group will be having their final concert in one hour.

Oh my goodness! It’s the most fantastic thing! There’ll be suggestive dancing and audience participation, all 100% free! Most of all, it’s our final concert with our beautiful seniors Liana Hernandez ’09, Jon Short ’09, Tess Smagorinsky ’09, and Marika Tabilio ’09! So come get that body ready for beach season by shakin’ those buns with the New Group! Jon will be offering free waxings! You don’t want to look like this guy, do you?

Date: Tonight, May 13
Time: 9:30 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall

Memorial service for Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10

President Roth has announced a memorial service to be held this week for Johanna Justin-Jinich ’10:

I invite you to join with Johanna’s family, friends, and teachers for a celebration of her life and learning at Wesleyan. Johanna’s friends ask that you wear bright colors if you are able to attend.

Written memories or thoughts of Johanna are being collected to be incorporated into Memory Books by Johanna’s friends for her family. If you would like to submit a thought, memory, photo or drawing, please bring it to the service or send it to Dean Marina Melendez by June 7.

The service is apparently open to members of the “Wesleyan University community” only; Wes IDs will be checked at the door. Simulcasts will be arranged should the Chapel fill to capacity.

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 7:00 PM; doors open at 6:15 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

Fusion dance show: “FunkyFresh”

Dance by "LSD Freak"Join FUSION for some hip-hop groovin’ in what’ll be the last show for the group’s senior members. Come watch them take the stage and see the debut of Charlie Krem ’12 and Jake Hunt ’12, too. Get ready for some funkyfreshness, starting at 11:00 sharp.

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 11:00 – 11:30 PM
Place: Exley lobby

[Via Nick Alt ’09.]

“Cocktail Hour” with Waiting In Line

Come take a break from studying or procrastinating and join Waiting In Line for their final concert. BYO cocktails to sip on while they serenade you with songs that will make you squeal.

But what makes this show so special is that it is their last performance of the year, and the last show with Joe Newman ’09 and Carmen Melillo ’09, two wonderful (and sexy) men. So, fix yourselves some cocktails, enjoy them while comfortably sitting in the seats, of PAC, and watch their spectacular extravaganza unfold.

Date: Wednesday, May 13
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: PAC 001

Here is last year’s trailer to get you pumped for the madness:

waiting in line trailer