Category Archives: Events

Film Series: Children of Paradise

1945. France. Dir: Marcel Carné. With Arletty, Jean-Louis Barrault. 190 min.

Take a woman loved by actors, thieves, and aristocrats. Add theater, duels, intrigue, and murder. Top it off with piercing visuals, realized through majestic mise-en-scene and a cast of WWII resistance agents, and you have the definitive epic of ambition and lost love.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. Free.

WeSLAM Presents: The 12-Hour Group Slam!

As I pen this post, poet groups are slaving away on writing and practicing their group pieces. They only have six hours left before they perform. Here’s more info:

Tonight! 8 PM! WestCo Lounge! 

This is not just a regular poetry slam. In a group piece slam, two poets collaborate to create a poem, and will spit that poem together. Not only that, all poems will have been written by each team of two poets ON THAT VERY SAME DAY. Poems can take days, weeks, months, years to create…but not today. Teams were randomly assigned this morning and will have a total of twelve hours to write, edit, and then perform their poems for YOU. This is not something you want to miss. Open mic before the slam… all acts welcome!

Love, WeSLAM.

  • WHERE?: WestCo Lounge!
  • FACEBOOK?: Here.

Dylan Griffin Thesis Performance

Continuing our winning streak of music thesis performances, Dylan Griffin ’12 cordially invites you to a performance of solo piano tonight in Crowell:

Dylan Griffin ’12 is performing a recital of solo piano in Crowell Concert Hall tonight at7 PM as a capstone to the music major. The night will feature works by Franz Schubert and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday, March 31
Time: 7 pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: Free

Don’t think you’re familiar with Pictures at an Exhibition? Guess again:

Wesleyan Fencing Tournament!

Micah “Girls Gone” Wylde ’12 writes in:

En garde! W’escrime, the Wesleyan Fencing club, is hosting our first tournament this Saturday, March 31 at the Bacon Field House in Freeman. We’ll be fencing Amherst and Smith from 10:30-4pm.
Come cheer on your friends and classmates and watch some awesome swordplay!
Date: Saturday March 31
Time: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Place: Bacon Field House

Sam Long Invites You to His Thesis Performance

From Sam Long ’12:

Hi, I’m Sam. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Over the past year I’ve been working on a project that combines environmental studies and music. I have written 10 songs that celebrate and explore the Connecticut River, Middletown’s most spectacular local resource. I am performing the music with four amazing friends. They are Jess Best ’14, Mel Hsu ’13, Howe Pearson ’12 and Gemma Smith ’13. We call ourselves The Honey and the Sting. I hope that you will join us for our concert! The weather is going to be worse than I expected, but I was going to have the stage powered by bicycles that will run during the concert. As a compromise we will be performing the songs without any power at all. It should be really special!!! Here are the details. Here is a promotional video of us performing the first song.

Open Bid for Program Housing Starts Today

Still want to get into a Program House? Not too late! Open Bid for Program Housing starts TODAY!

There are still vacancies in the following houses:

  • Well-Being House, 250 Court St. – 2 spots, contact Natalie Sacks (nsacks@wes)
  • The Bayit, 157 Church St. – 8 spots, contact Gideon Levy (glevy@wes)
  • International House, 151 Church St. – 1 spot, contact Nicole Okai (nokai@wes)
  • Lighthouse, 230 Washington St. – 16 spots, 6 doubles and 4 singles, contact Kwaku Akoi (kakoi@wes)
  • Russian House, 163 High St. – 2 spots, contact Elyas Saif (esaif@wes)
  • Malcolm X House, 345 High St. – 19 spots, contact Yasmine Bennet (ybennet@wes)
  • Music House, 316 Washington St. – 1 spot, single, contact Nora Dumont (ndumont@wes)
  • Turath House, 73 Pearl St. – 3 spots, contact Carina Kurban (ckurban@wes)

Please visit the Office of Residential Life’s website to find more information about the houses if you are interested in applying during this Open Bid period.

Open Bid closes on Friday April 6!

Film Series: The Great Muppet Caper

1981. UK. Dir: Jim Henson. With Charles Grodin, Muppets. 95 min.

Yeah, that Jason Segal thing was cute and all, but come on: Muppets wreaking havoc in London. Fashion models and jewel thieves. A muppet-muppet-human love triangle. A pig on a motorbike. Sly cameos, clever parodies, and a Berkeley-esque synchronized swimming number. All hail the One True Kermit.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Chili and the Amazing Grace, this Saturday @ The Food Pantry!

Guys, I’m so tired, it took me several tries to enter my password to get on here. Actually, as long as we’re being honest with each other, I screw up my password (it’s “Francesca Moree ’14) all the time. I’m just too lazy to change it. If you also have an embarrassing and mundane story about yourself, feel free to send it to staff[mat]wesleying[mot]org to be published on Wesleying for all to see.

Uh, anyway.

Looking for a great opportunity to connect with local Middletown residents, support the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, and encourage healthy eating habits?

Well you’re in luck!

This SaturdayMarch 30 we will be hosting a cooking class at Amazing Grace from 1:15-2:15. You don’t need any experience, and even if you can’t cook, we would LOVE to have people just come by and hang out with us!

We’ll be making vegetarian chili completely from ingredients found at Amazing Grace, and at the end of the class, each Middletown resident in attendance will get to go home with a bag full of the ingredients and a copy of the recipe!

If you have any questions please email Lizzie Williams ’13 at ewilliams02&wesleyan&edu or Francesca Moree at fmoree&wesleyan&edu.

And although our chili won’t necessarily resemble this, we nonetheless request that you view this video for cooking inspiration:

Whoa. That was actually pretty damn impressive.

Date: March thirty-oneth
One fifteen to two fifteen in the afternoon
Amazing Grace Food Pantry (Click for more info and a bonus beard!)

Work Day at Long Lane Farm

Long Lane crew writes in:

Come on out to Long Lane Farm this Friday 1:00-3:00 or Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm to help out on the Farm.  The weather is going to start to get beautiful, and Long Lane workdays are going to keep happening–stop by anytime and for however long. Lots of exciting things happening, planting peas, watering peas, cleaning sheds, building fences. The farm is located on Long Lane (past the gym) and Wadsworth St.

Date: Friday March 30, Saturday March 31
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Place: Long Lane Farm