Category Archives: Events

Swing Dance at Vinnie’s Jump & Jive

Jan Marie ’11 wants to get your feet a-swingin’ this Saturday night:

Are you hep to the jive? Cool as a cuke? Is the bird the word? Do you know what’s the story, morning glory?* OR HAVE YOU EVER JUST WANTED TO BE AS COOL AS THIS?

If so, you should come down to Vinnie’s Jump & Jive (corner of Wash & Main across from Laser Tag) and dance with us.

7:30-8:30 – FREE lesson for n00bs

8:30-11:30 – DJed Swing Dance

*If you don’t talk like you stepped out of Bye Bye Birdie, we’ll still love you. (But if on the other hand you *do*, well…)

Call 765-50-SWING (507-9464) for more info, and RSVP on facebook.

Date: Saturday, October 2
Time: 7:30 – 11:30 PM
Place: Vinnie’s Jump & Jive
Cost: $5

Wordsmith/Fly Machine/Bones Complex @ 200 Church

Bones Complex frontman and reasonably friendly individual Zachary B. Goldberg ’13 sends in word of an exciting happening at 200 Church this Saturday:

Ey yall,

I know there’s a lot going on Saturday night, but we got one more jam you need to check out. Wordsmith and The Concert G’s, Fly Machine, and Bones Complex are gettin’ down with some dirty, blast-out-ya-speakers funk at 200 Church. This show is gonna be like a Peanut Butter and Jesus sandwich. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the lineup:

Film Series: “George Washington”

2000. USA. Dir: David Gordon Green. With Candace Evanofski, Donald Holden. 89 min.

Drowsy and delicate, honest and tragic, director Green’s debut feature offers a strong contrast to last year’s PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. A group of close friends in North Carolina find their lives dramatically affected when one of their own dies in an abandoned amusement park, setting off a series of strange events.

DATE: Tonight, September 30
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

Weekend Quest Game

Speaking of Thursdays in the Butthole…Clay Dreslough ’93 (!) proves that there is indeed postgraduate education in LARPing:

Quest events are story-driven, live-action role-playing events with a fantasy flavor that run regularly in Connecticut, usually on the Wesleyan University campus in Middletown, CT or the 4-H campground in Pomfret, CT.

Quest has no membership fee, and you may attend as many or as few games as you like. You pay only for those events that you wish to attend — and your game fee includes food, equipment, plus a free Player Handbook at your first game!

Date: Oct. 1 – Oct. 3
Time: 8:00 PM – Noon
Place: Windham-Tolland 4H Camp (Pomfret, CT)
Cost: $60

That’s not the whole story–if you were surprised the cost section did not read $0, you may be interested in the following message from Sir Dreslough:

“This is the non-profit live-action gaming group created by Wes students in the 1980s. Still going strong. The weekend-long Fall events are the most fun, and new players get a $15 discount.

Mesa de Español

Quieres hablar en la lengua de Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, los ganadores de la copa mundial  y los profesores de Estudias Ibéricas?  Conversar con la gente hispanohablante de Wesleyan en la Mesa de Español en Usdan mañana!

(English translation: Want to speak in the language of Antionio Banderas, Penelope Cruz, the world cup winners and Iberian Studies professors? Converse with Wesleyan’s spanish speakers at the Mesa de Español at Usdan tomorrow!)

Mesa de Español – hora de conversación abierta.  Los jueves a las 12 P.M. en Usdan, segundo piso.

  • Date: Tomorrow, Sept. 30, and every Thursday until May 5th
  • Time: 12 noon – 1:00 PM
  • Place: Usdan, 2nd floor

WesGreek Dinner

From Georgios Malliaros ’12:

Come join the WesGreeks for their first dinner of this semester! Come and try delicious homemade Greek food for free and learn more about the Wesleyan Hellenic Society and its actions. We will start serving this Friday at 7pm on 48 Home Av. There will be vegetarian dishes. Bring your friends!

P.S. Of course you don’t have to be Greek to appreciate Greek food so come and check it out!!!

Date: Oct. 1
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: 48 Home Avenue

Film Series: “Fargo”

1996. USA. Dir: Joel Coen. With Frances McDormand, William H. Macy. 98 min.

Amidst the snowy landscape and funny-sounding accents, a pregnant policewoman slowly uncovers a haphazard murder plot as her bumbling suspect struggles to protect his ill-conceived crime. This blood-soaked comedy of errors – chock-full of that delightfully ominous Coens quirk – will make you never want to look at a woodchipper again.

DATE: Tonight, September 29
PLACE: CFS, Goldsmith Family Cinema

“Cheat” Auditions – Senior Thesis Film

From Ameen Beydoun ’11:

A poor high-school student resorts to illegal activity to make enough money to go to college. What did he do? How did he do it?

Omar – Male, 17-19. A highly-intelligent high school student with hope and lots of ambition. Self-conscious but still cool in a slightly nerdy way.

Jonny – Male 17-19. Street smart student. Deals drugs and always finds the easiest way of getting what he wants. Lively, urban, and basically a total G.

Max – Male 17-19. Best friends with Omar. Very nerdy but not too intelligent, despite all his studying.

Prepare a monologue and expect to do a cold reading.

Contact abeydoun(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for questions or conflicts.

Date: Oct. 3 – Oct. 3
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather 106

Come to the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s performance of Drift!

This Friday The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange will perform Drift.

Farmland becomes a strip mall. Time passes. Businesses move out and a church takes over. The corn field that yielded to a supermarket is now a church sanctuary- complete with automatic doors. By turns comic, provocative, and wistful, Drift moves forward and backward in time. What happens when land changes hands? What becomes of people and their jobs? Where does our food come from? And what are California peaches doing in Georgia? The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange returns with a new work by company member Cassie Meador. The company is known for creating groundbreaking dance works that make meaningful connections between people and art and are performed by a multi-generational company.


Date: Friday , October 01 , 2010

Time: 8 PM – 10 PM

Place: CFA Theater

Admission: $8 (Get your tickets at the Usdan Box Office)