Category Archives: Events

Weezer, Green Day, and RHCP @ Eclectic

Hey guys, so it turns out all of that SBC drama was for nothing, Cameron just absentmindedly misplaced a few million big ones  under his bed or something, no worries, so yeah, Concert Committee got like $1.5 million and decided to book some dope bands like Weezer and Green Day, but unfortunately Scott Stapp is still recovering from last week’s LoRise Creed show, but whatever, Casey Feldman ’12 writes in:

You read it correctly, dude. ALL THE FUCKING HITS (from Pinkerton and The Blue Album). Relive your glory days before we leave this place (some for summer, some forever).

Motherfucking Green Day is supporting. What the fuck? How did both Weezer and Green Day agree to visit our humble liberal arts college? WHO KNOWS??

UPDATE: Whaaaaa???? Wes alums Red Hot Chilli Peppers just called and added themselves to the event. Anthony Kiedis ’83 had this to say: “Flip a-floop. Biddly-boop.” New hardcore band Bakshi opens up. Thrash yourself.

  • 10:30 Bakshi
  • 11:00 Red Hot Chubby Chasers
  • 11:45 Green Day
  • 12:30 Weezer

Date: Tonight, May 4
Time: 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Place: Eclectic
Facebook: “Is this for real?”

TONIGHT: Net Idol & Akujunkan – Sam Lyons’ Senior Project Showcase

From that guy ’12 and his creepy friend Neo Sora ’13:

This showcase of Sam’s capstone creative projects for East Asian Studies will start with a film screening, immediately followed by a movement performance/”living installation” at Eclectic.

NET IDOL is a short Japanese horror film co-created by Sam Lyons and Neo Sora for Professor Miri Nakamura’s Japanese Horror Fiction and Film class. It’s about a severely introverted and pathetic otaku (mega-nerds with obsessive interests, particularly in anime, manga, and video games) in love with the 2D digital representation of his net dating service ”girlfriend.”

“AKUJUNKAN: TOKYO ’96 – ‘07” is Sam’s final project for Eiko Otake (of Eiko & Koma)’s course Delicious Movement for Reflecting on Nakedness. The piece is an attempt to explore the body’s relationship with technology as well as to explore his confused identity and his experience growing up in Tokyo. It will feature both a “living installation” as well as a soundtrack of original music. ??? (‘akujunkan’) means vicious cycle.

Stick around for a few minutes after the show for a sneak preview of BEEN HAD FELT LIKE A CYBORG — the debut C¥BERGIGA EP!

Time: 8 PM
Date: Friday, May 4th
Place: Eklektik
Why: I can’t go because I have a performance tonight, but you should, these guys are like really attractive and everything maybe you’ll score if you play your cards right pretty sure going to their screening and presentation counts as playing your cards right oh i almost forgot here’s the facebook thing you should do that too
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Old Meth Season Finale Vs. Quinnipiac – EDIT: Now @2 PM

Once again, valiant rugby captain J.R. Mannetta ’13 would like you to watch “Old Meth” continue their run of bone-crushing good form:

After Amherst backed out from our scheduled season-finale, we thought we were going to be forced to end our year with last weekend’s contest against Conn. College. Luckily, Quinnipiac University agreed to travel to Middletown this Saturday at 2 PM to learn first-hand the pain of the revived Old Methodist squad.

Now that we’ve dispatched of the Conn. Coll. Camels 50-14, we’ve improved our cumulative season point total to 220 – 68 while running out to a 4-0 league record.

We hope you had a good time last weekend, and we promise a similar display of hard hitting, fast running, and disciplined Old Methodist rugby. This is our first chance in years to end the season undefeated, so we need all of the fan support we can get.

This will be the actual final 15-side game for our seniors — Peter Frank, Trevor “BD” Rhodes, David Amhrein, Tom Oddo, Max Ginsberg, and Foote. So come out on Saturday to cheer us on as we battle for the last time on the hallowed grounds of Long Ln field.

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 2 pm
Place: Long Lane Field (way up behind the Physical Plant buildings)

Final Desperate Measures Show

From Mark “Oslo” Popinchalk ’13:

Enjoy our show, please come! Desperate Measures May the Forth be with you show, 9 PM in Westco Cafe. It’s our last show of the year, and also the last show for a few of our players so come join us in sending them off with laughter!

Time: 9:00-10:00PM
Date: Friday, May 4th
Place: WestCo Cafe
Why: May the 4th be with you.
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Last Contra Dance of the Semester

Micah Wylde ’12 wants you to join him at the last contra dance of the semester:

Tonight, Friday – Beckham Hall 8pm

It’s the last contra dance of the semester! Come to Beckham hall tonight for some great music and dancing. All dances will be taught – no experience necessary. Newcomers are always welcome! Bring your friends or bring yourself! No partner needed.”

Date: Friday, May 4
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm
Place: Beckham
Why: If you’d ever gone you’d know

Funk Show Tonight Moved to Earlier!

UPDATED:

Come out to Alpha Delt TONIGHT from 9:15-11:11PM for an early, funky start to your night!

Kids on a Hill is a 10-piece funk/fusion band from Amherst, MA. The band brings a diverse cast of songwriters, instrumentalists, and singers, playing original songs and mashed up covers. Their rock-based sound is a vocal-driven blend of authentic, uncut funk and soulful R&B that is guaranteed to get people dancing, laughing, and singing along. They have recently headlined venues in Northampton and Boston and opened for B.O.B. and Pretty Lights, and now they’re ready to rock Wes. Don’t miss this groovin’ start to your weekend!

Northpaw is Wesleyan’s new yet mighty power house of big band soul. This Frosh/Soph combo band steps up the energy and brings the audience to their kneeeeze. THEY ARE TOO SEXY.

Date: Friday, May 4th
Time: 9:15 – 11:11PM (show will actually start on time!)
Place: Alpha Delt
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SMACK! THE! STACK!

From Alex Barkats ’12:
Come see Smack the Stack! An original play written and directed by your favorite Danimals, Alek Barkats ’12 and Howe Pearson ’12, about cards and families, that is at once a glimpse into the consciousness of the Jack of Hearts and a murder mystery. Somewhere between Alice In Wonderland and The Price Is Right.

IT’S ALL IN THE CARDS!

Date: Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5
Time: 8:00-9:00 pm
Place: The Career Resource Center (41 Wyllys Ave.)
Cost: None
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Kickin’ It with Let’s Get Ready Fundraising Kickball Tournament

 From Jake Schofield ’12:

Hypothetical situation: Someone rolls a plastic red ball at you from about 15 feet away. What do you do? You kick it in its stupid ball face! And let’s say, hypothetically, that this type of situation is occurring time and time again for a period of about 3 hours. What do you call that? A Kickball Tournament! And finally, let’s pretend that this type of thing is happening at Wesleyan. Then what do we do? We sign up to participate!

Let’s Get Ready–an organization that offers free SAT tutoring and college prep to local high schoolers–wants you and your most coördinated friends to sign up a team for their kickball tournament.  Your team should contain 8-10 people and the cost to play is $20. (Only $2 a person!) That’s a small price to pay to handle aggression. Think about how much therapy costs.

Instructions and bribes:

  • Register a team at Usdan this Wednesday and Thursday at lunch and dinner with a $5 deposit and team captain name. Or send an email to jschofield(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you can’t come at those times!
  • There will be Pizza at the tourney, to satisfy all the hunger pains that are generally associated with ball kicking.
  • Winners get cash money. And pride.
Date: Friday, May 4th
Time: 12:00-3:30
Place: Athletic fields behind Freeman
Check out: their Facebook page.
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