Category Archives: Events

WeSLAM Presents: 1st Preliminary Slam (feat. Safia Elhillo)

From WeSLAM:

WeSLAM hit the ground running this year with our first ever slam showcase. (Missed it or want to re-live it? Check this awesome vid, courtesy of Reid Hildebrand ’14.) But now, it’s time for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…


12 poets. 2 rounds. Who will take the first four spots in the 1st Semester Grand Slam? Come watch these poets battle with beautiful words TOMORROW in Fayerweather 106. We’ll start things off with an open mic at 7:30pm, then the slam will go down at 7:45pm. Anyone is welcome to slam, regardless of experience (click here for details). You’re not going to want to miss this. And we don’t want you to either.

But that’s not all. For the first slam of the semester, it’s go big or go home. So to feature for y’all, we are bringing in Safia Elhillo, currently ranked 7th in the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Warning: Safia will spit hot fire. She will throw punches. Bring a friend; you’ll need hir hand to squeeze real tight. Check her out here.

Head to the Facebook event page for more info.

  • WHERE?: Fayerweather 106 (below Beckham Hall, in the Hogwarts-esque building near Usdan)
  • WHEN?: TOMORROW (Sat., 10/1); signups @ 7:15pm, open mic @ 7:30pm, slam @ 7:45pm (slam slots are first-come-first-serve, so get there as soon as you can!)
  • WHY?: Because it’s gonna be awesome.

Anything Goes Open Mic Night With WESU

WESU 88.1 FM is hosting an open mic night at The Buttonwood Tree every first Monday of the month, starting this Monday, October 3rd.

Some performers from Middletown’s favorite non-commercial radio station will bring their songs and poetry to the stage but anyone is welcome to sign up and perform.

  • Date: Monday, October 3
  • Time: Signups at 7:30 PM, performances begin at 8
  • Place: The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St.
  • Price: $3-5 donation suggested

Challah Sale!!!

Cassandra Garvin ’14 hallas:

Come to Challah for Hunger’s first sale of the semester! We will be selling plain ($5) and apple, walnut and honey(!!) ($7) — there will also be some without nuts.  For completing an act of advocacy (come by to find out more!), you will get a $1 discount! The proceeds from the sale will go to aid in Darfur and local hunger relief efforts. Come early, cause the delicious challah will sell out quickly!

(Please keep in mind: unfortunately, we can only accept cash, not points or middletown cash)

Date: Oct. 2 – Oct. 2
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Olin Foyer Benches

Gap Year Student Lunch

Nikki Dodd ’15 writes:

Took a year off before coming to Wesleyan? Have some awesome stories to share? Want to meet the other folks who took gap years? (We hide among the masses…)

Date: Oct. 2 – Oct. 2
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Place: The Nics lounge


Ava Luna looks to be one of the most promising bands emerging from Brooklyn right now. Mixing soul, rock, and even elements of electro, their songs boast impressive and unpredictable dynamics, implemented to a high degree of virtuosity and taste. Three talented female singers, Dirty Projectors style, add frosting to this aural cake.

Spanish Prisoners, with their catchy, psychedelic-pop sound, are set to open. They have a few songs to download at a flexible prices at their bandcamp. Home team Treasure Island are set to open, their first show since kickin’ ass n’ takin’ names at Wye Oak. The show is slated to start PROMPTLY at 8.

Basically, this show is shaping up to be one of the low-key best showcases on campus so far this year. Everything should be over by around 10:30, so if you got night plans, you can make ’em too.

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  • Date: Friday (today) September, 30th
  • Time: 8pm-10:30pm
  • Place: WestCo Cafe
  • Totally: Free