Category Archives: Events

HOLI: The Indian Festival of Color @ Foss

Katherine Yagle ’12, critically acclaimed Executive Editor of the Argus and founding manager of Yagle’s Bagles, had a dream that there would be HOLI at Wesleyan. Tomorrow, on Foss, it gets real:

Get down. Get drunk drenched. Get dirty.

It’s HOLI, the Indian Festival of Color, and it’s time to celebrate. Put on your cleanest whites and come to Foss prepared to get rainbow-fied.

Shakti is providing the color powder and the jams. All you need to bring is yourself, your friends, and maybe a water gun.

  • $5 gets you a t-shirt and 2 bags of colored powder (for sale in Usdan the week of Holi)
  • If we run out of t-shirts wear your own white shirt to the event and get one bag free.
  • Every additional bag is $1.

Date: Friday, April 27
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Place: Hoss Fill
Cost: Free
Yagle’s Bagels: Bacefook Facebook

Brighter Dawns Benefit Concert

Eric Wilson ’15 invites you to a concert for Brighter Dawns. The Wesleyan founded non-profit aims to provide a slum of Khalishpur, Bangladesh with clean water, with the larger initiative of empowering women and improving health conditions.

Performances include Men with Bad MannersVocal Debauchery (VD), and many more!

Brought to you by the Middletown Arts: Social Justice class.

All proceeds will go to Brighter Dawns.

Time: today, 7-9 p.m. 
The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street
$5 donation

Wesleyan Story Co-op, Part III

From Sarah Corey ’15:

Come and share “something you’ve never told anyone before (but it’s kind of boring).”

Share some true and true-ish stories. As always, mood lighting and tea will be provided.

Time: Today, 8-10 p.m.
Place: WestCo lounge
Life experience

Open Mic at 200 Church

Kate Weiner ’15 invites you to share feelings artfully:

Come to an open mic to share anything and everything or nothing at all (you can just cheer on!). There might be a pretty colorful lamp, but we don’t know yet for sure. No promises. BUT there will be cookies and an opportunity to listen, share, and be inspired!

Time: Today, 8-10 p.m.
200 Church

4.48 Psychosis (presented by Second Stage)

Shelby Arnold ’12 invites you to see Second Stage’s “4.48 Psychosis”:

Clinical Depression. Suicide. Love. Loss. Medication. Isolation. (In)Dependence.

Seating is extremely limited (moreso than usual Second Stage shows) so please get your tickets early and show up early to guarantee seats. Tickets are available day of show at the Usdan Box office.

Please note: This show contains extremely sensitive material relating to depression, suicide, violence and self-harm. It is dark, disturbing, and may be graphic to some audience members.

Date(s): Tonight to Saturday, the 28th
Time: 7-8 p.m.
’92 theater
 Free, but needs a ticket (available at Box office the day of show)

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill Lecture: The State of the Hip-Hop Nation

From McKenzii Webster ’13:

Ujamaa and Invisible Men are co-sponsoring with the Nu Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., to bring you Dr. Marc Lamont Hill: Associate Professor at Columbia University, speaker, and activist, with a lecture on the State of the Hip Hop Nation!!

Time: Today, 7-8:30 p.m.
Career Resource Center Room 112

Goodnight, Texas – Earth House 10:30PM

Here’s a submission in R2 from x-well y-mann (20,13):

Like Music?  Didn’t think so.

We’re going to be serving something even better @ Earth House!

Get pumped – Thursday night will be rocking.  Headlined by Goodnight, Texas – the brainchild of WesAlum Patrick Dyer Wolf ’07 (of Chapel Hill, NC).

The band self-describes on facebook: “A transcontinental garage appalachian collaboration of San Francisco’s Avi Vinocur (formerly of The Stone Foxes) and North Carolina’s Patrick Dyer Wolf. Previously known as P. Wolf and Avi, both songwriters are old souls in modern bodies: the duo pays as much homage to 19th and early 20th century folk, and blues, as to The Tallest Man on Earth, Ryan Adams, and The Fleet Foxes. Their pre-debut LP Coattails (2010) is a stripped-down and earthen set, in turn raucous and sparse. Since the album’s release, the lads have been touring both coasts and appeared in Austin during 2011’s South by Southwest music festival. ”

Forget about those cloudy nothings and futuristic islands – GN, TX might just be the next big thing in Appalachian Garage music!! Trust us, you don’t want to miss their acoustic set.

Check ’em out, if you don’t believe it:

Date: Tonight, April 26th
Time: 9 pm
Place: Earth House
Facebook: Dad gum